As airports go, the latest additions to the food courts at LAX over the past couple years have improved the general quality of food in the airport by quantum leaps. But what if you're not going inside, or if you're picking up a friend for their first meal in the City of Angels? Fast food chains dot the roads leading to and from the airport, but there are better local options to be found.
So whether you're sending off a friend, buying your ride a meal or you're just in the mood for some comfort food because you're not flying off to a fancy overseas destination this summer, the area surrounding LAX is home to some very respectable food options that won't leave you in financial ruin. Without further ado, the 18 Best Places to Eat Near LAX. Note: don't forget this coming weekend is the "Century Crunch," meaning Century Blvd will be closed down.