Whisky River

About Whisky River

HMSHost has partnered with Dale Earnhardt Jr to open bring Dale Jr’s Whisky River to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh–Durham International Airport - bringing good times and great food to travelers. Whisky River’s signature honky-tonk hangout vibe now greets Charlotte Douglas and Raleigh–Durham travelers with the same fun and casual dining experience. 

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For years, Whisky River has been a favorite place for North Carolina fun-seekers to hang out and enjoy great food, music, and drinks. It’s a place where you might run into an old friend or maybe meet a new one, and this same vibe and down-to-earth sense of place is now something world travelers will have a chance to appreciate. 

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Good Food

In addition to good times, Whisky River has always been known for its simple, yet craveable dishes. Travelers will find the same experience in the Whisky River airport locations. While menu options differ by location, some examples include: the house made Whisky River chili; Whisky Wings; Beer Can Chicken; the Carolina Q Burger, topped with Carolina slow roasted pork, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, and dill pickles; and one of Dale Jr's favorites - the Buffalo Chop salad. 

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Entertainment and Fun

Just like the Uptown Charlotte location, entertainment and fun are part of the restaurant's personality. Each airport location offers a live music stage where local musicans entertain travelers on select days. Travelers will encounter a rustic décor complete with acowhide seating and a wall completely covered in belt buckles. At Whisky River in Raleigh–Durham International Airport, travelers can even get a photo opp with the Whisky River stationary bull location in the restaurant's patio area.

Awards

  • 2018 Airport Food & Beverage Award (FAB) - Airport Food & Beverage Offer Best Reflecting Sense of Place (Regional Winner) – Whisky River at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 2017 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards - Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Sitdown Dining for Dale Jr.’s Whisky River at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 2016 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards - Best Airport Bar for Dale Jr.’s Whisky River at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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