Your Complete Guide to Detroit Metro Airport

Although going to the airport isn’t exactly on everyone’s bucket list, but just like every destination, every airport is different. You can’t deny that navigating to a new airport is challenging as your mind may brim with lots of questions like should I go for Ivar’s chowder or Beecher’s mac ‘n cheese at SeaTac?

If you ponder over these types of questions, just relax. We are here with our series of guides to America’s airports that have all the answers of your airport questions. Our TripIt airport guide to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) has all the information that you need to know. 

About DTW

Located 20 miles west of downtown Detroit, and 25 miles east of Ann Arbor DTW Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport also serves Toledo and Ohio. Being the largest airport in Michigan and one of the largest air travel hubs in the country, it is considered as one of the top-20 busiest airports in the U.S.

Public transportation serves DTW while most people either use a taxi or rent a car. With a variety of on-airport parking options available at the airport, you don’t need to worry much about airport parking.


While talking about DTW, we can’t ignore McNamara, the most improved terminal with best eating options like Plum Market Wine Bar & Café. A staple Italian restaurant, Andiamo is located in Detroit that offer mouthwatering Italian food.

McNamara also has several options for less sit-down restaurants, and more fast food including Chick-fil-A, Fuddruckers, Popeye’s, and Wendy’s. Moreover, National Coney Island makes a great longtime Michigan hot dog and hamburger spot.


The hunt for the best drink at Detroit Metro Airport begins at many of the places like Gordon Biersch that offer beer they brew themselves. However, they also include a full bar stocked with spirits and wine.

Additionally, Vino Volo, a wine bar and café with numerous airport locations is one of the most popular U.S. airport bars that offer interesting option to order wine by the flight, glass, or bottle.

The basic airport bar Martini Lounge specializes in martinis. Furthermore, North Terminal also has a chain of sports bars and a couple of airport bars, including Champps.


Art exhibits such as 700-foot Light Tunnel installation and the uniquely designed Water Feature in McNamara Terminal catches the eye of the crowd.

Along with Westin Hotel, many local and designer shops, including Brooks Brothers, Brookstone, Dylan’s Candy Bar, and a PGA Tour Shop are located at McNamara.

You must not forget to stop at Be Relax even if you have as little as 10 minutes as it offer a variety of spa treatments in McNamara Terminal.

Airport Lounges

A number of Delta Sky Club lounges are located in McNamara Terminal. However, a couple of Lufthansa lounges, including the business and Senator lounges can be seen in North Terminal.