What to See and Taste at GSP International Airport

What to See and Taste at GSP International Airport

What to See and Taste at GSP International Airport

Like the two counties it’s named for, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has grown steadily over the years.

GSP is a key partner in the economic and tourism growth of Spartanburg. In 2020, GSP was named the Best Small Airport in North America and the 20th-Busiest Cargo Hub in the U.S.

With added destinations like Houston and Denver, and locally-focused offerings joining national favorites inside the airport, GSP has never been more friendly to travelers coming to and from the Upstate.

No matter when your next flight is or where you’re headed, here are some of the places you should check out while waiting for your next flight at GSP.

**Nov. 2021 note: the RJ Rockers Flight Room and the Thomas Creek Grill are temporarily closed. This page will be updated upon reopening.

Flatwood Grill

GSP International Airport was built on land that was once known as Flatwood. As a nod to this historic area, the Airport District named this restaurant Flatwood Grill, and its menu features  breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

The Flatwood Grill also serves wine, beer and soft drinks.

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

Featuring fresh ingredients, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck offers choices for every palette. Enjoy something from the small bites menu, salads, sandwiches, pizza or pasta. Other items include chicken, burgers, steaks and so much more. So the next time your travel takes you on a flight into or out of GSP, stop in and grab a bite!

Offer the chef’s signature cuisine in a fast-casual setting and at an affordable price point. Designed with efficiency for the traveler in mind, Wolfgang Puck airport restaurants and grab & go kiosks feature the chef’s interpretation of global comfort fare, using the best available, locally-sourced ingredients.

Palmetto Distillery

Palmetto Distillery has a retail location in the Grand Hall of GSP, near the TSA checkpoint across from Chick-Fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts. There you can find crafted whiskey and Palmetto Moonshine flavors like apple pie, peach, and White Lightning. Palmetto Distillery products are available for purchase and carry-on for the convenience of GSP travelers.

Escape Lounges

GSP’s Escape Lounges are a premium lounge offering food designed by the Rick Erwin Dining Group, a full bar and Wi-Fi. The lounge is aimed primarily at business travelers but all travelers can visit the Escape Lounges for a fee.

GSP Airport Museum

Unveiled in December 2021, GSP opened its Airport Museum, chronicling the airport’s 59-year history and its contributions to the Upstate and its economy.

The 350-square-foot museum offers a glimpse back in time from the founding of GSP to a peak at what the airport has planned in the future, through 2040.  The exhibits feature rarely seen photos, videos, and first-hand accounts of the airport’s growth and its introduction of many aviation innovations that are now considered common at airports across the globe.

The museum is open to all departing and arriving passengers at GSP and is open 24 hours a day.


**Reminder: the RJ Rockers Flight Room and the Thomas Creek Grill are temporarily closed.

RJ Rockers Flight Room

The relationship between Spartanburg’s first craft brewery – RJ Rockers – and GSP has been a fruitful one. RJ Rockers Flight Room opened at GSP featuring some of the brewery’s locally-made creations. The Flight Room also serves up popular burgers, sandwiches, wings, nachos and other classic American favorites.

And one of the Flight Room’s taps pours a beer brewed in collaboration between RJ Rockers and GSP specifically for airport travelers – Flight Line pale ale.

Thomas Creek Grill

Greenville’s Thomas Creek Brewery also has a locally-focused restaurant at GSP, the Thomas Creek Grill. On the menu, you’ll find Pretzel Bites with “Up the Creek” white cheddar beer sauce, “The Clucker” with Dockside Pilsner Mustard and a variety of other menu items.


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