Bethany’s Airport Diner

The locals know where to get a good breakfast or lunch all winter long —Bethany’s Diner up at the airport. Her traditional menu is ever-popular and, surrounded with airport memorabilia and the warmth and fun of the friendly staff (even at 6:30 in the morning), the whole Bethany’s experience can’t be beat.

Look for the blackboard specials, which usually include Bethany’s mom’s (Pat Campbell) prize-winning chowder. The menu offers delicious choices, but the big omelets stuffed with almost everything are a hit — and so is the chili. Bethany calls it “sweet chili” — meaning not spicy. Guests can add all the heat they want.

Bethany isn’t stopping with her winter success; she has lots of new ideas for the coming busy summer, too. Her breakfasts and lunches will continue, but for the afternoons (3 to 5 p.m.), she’ll be adding more tables for her outside dining and serving prepared foods, ice cream with all the toppings, beer and wine. Chowder by the pint will be available for take-out.

Another addition is children’s birthday parties –—5 to 7 p.m. any day of the week.

Call Bethany (466-3100) to plan a date and discuss your ideas — a theme, a special cake — and all with plenty of balloons, of course.

Come, linger and enjoy while you watch all the airport activity.

— Becky Ballard

Bethany’s is located at the Block Island Airport on Center Road.

“Order this …” is a weekly column celebrating the kind of delicious food and drinks that can be found at restaurants and pubs on Block Island. If anyone has a recommendation that you’d like to share with our readers, contact Kari at or 466-2222.

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