By Sean Bess


Welcome to Laughlin AFB located in Val Verde County, Texas. Laughlin AFB first opened in 1943 and today the base serves approximately 1,387 active-duty military, 1,032 civilians, 1,268 family members, 72 reservists, 32 foreign student pilots, and 267 contractors. Below you will find a list of popular restaurants on base and in the surrounding area of Del Rio, Texas where you can spend some time sharing a meal and getting to know some of the new people you will meet at Laughlin AFB. Maybe you already know what kind of food you’re in the mood for. If so, click any of the links below to go straight to the information. Because of coronavirus restrictions, it is best to call ahead to confirm restaurant hours before you go. (1-2) Fast Food on Laughlin AFB (3-5) Barbecue Restaurants Near Laughlin AFB (5-7) Mexican Restaurants Near Laughlin AFB (8-11) Steak and Seafood Restaurants near Laughlin AFB (12-13) Burger Restaurants near Laughlin AFB (14-16) Asian Restaurants near Laughlin AFB (17-18) Pizza near Laughlin AFB (19-20) Coffee near Laughlin AFB

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Laughlin Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Laughlin AFB Restaurants

Fast Food on Laughlin AFB

On Laughlin AFB there are a couple of quick eats.

1. Stripes

419 4th St. Laughlin AFB, TX 78843


1 (830) 298-5134 Stripes offers pizza, sandwiches, gyros, burgers, salads, and more.

2. Subway

242 Arnold Blvd. Building 540 Laughlin AFB, TX 78843


1 (830) 298-2600

Restaurants in Del Rio, Texas

Barbecue Places

3. Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q

330 Braddie Dr. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 774-0784 Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has all of your favorite barbecue dishes, including whole link sausage and spare ribs, as well as a wide variety of sides.

4. Hot Pit B-B-Q Del Rio

309 Veterans Blvd. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 212-7646 Swing by Hot Pit B-B-Q Del Rio for great service and fantastic brisket.

Del Rio Mexican Food

5. El Patio Del Rio

1206 E. Gibbs St. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 774-8080 El Patio Del Rio offers diners a wide selection of Tex-Mex dishes and authentic Mexican dishes to choose from.

6. Memo's Restaurant

804 E. Losoya St. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 774-1583 Memo's Restaurant first opened its doors in 1936 and is still committed to offering customers great Mexican food and great mariachi music in a relaxing, welcoming environment.

7. Chinto's Super Taco

400 E. 6th St. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 774-1592 Chinto's Super Taco is a local favorite, so don’t be surprised if there’s a long line of people waiting to enjoy these delicious, overstuffed tacos and burritos. Steak and Seafood

Steak and Seafood

8. Manuel's Steakhouse

1312 Veterans Blvd. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 488-6044 Manuel's Steakhouse offers a little bit of everything: ribeyes, shrimp, goat, quail, and even frog legs.

9. Sirloin Stockade

2015 Avenue F. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 774-0411 Sirloin Stockade boasts a full-stocked buffet, along with a bakery filled with a variety of delicious desserts.

10. Cripple Creek Steakhouse

5667 US-90 Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 775-0153 If you are craving some surf and turf, Cripple Creek Steakhouse offers mahi-mahi, lobster tail, lamb chops, filet mignon, and more.

11. Wright's Steakhouse

8116 US-90 #0391 Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 775-2621 Wright's SteakHouse promises diners a wide selection of steak options along with the occasional live music.

Burger Joints

12. Meme's Kleen Kitchen

401 E Gibbs St. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 775-5389 Swing by Meme's Kleen Kitchen for burgers, generous portions of french fries, corn dogs, onion rings, and more.

13. Skillet's Restaurant

2003 Veterans Blvd. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 775-6060 Skillet's Restaurant is open Monday-Thursday from 0600 until 2200 and boasts a large menu with burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast items. Asian Cuisine

Asian Cuisine

14. Jitra Thai Cuisine

904 E. Gibbs St. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 775-7553 Jitra Thai Cuisine offers patrons great Thai dishes, including udon noodle soup, Thai chicken curry, pad Thai, and more.

15. Oriental Cuisine

110 Miers St. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 778-9175 Oriental Cuisine boasts a large buffet with all of your favorite Chinese food items.

16. Del Rio Golden Dragon

504 E. 9th St. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 768-1155 Del Rio Golden Dragon has egg rolls, fried rice, sweet and sour chicken, and other Chinese restaurant staples all at affordable prices.

Pizza in Del Rio

17. Lou's Woodfire Pizza

2409 Veterans Blvd. STE 3 Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 422-2150 Lou's Woodfire Pizza boasts creative New York-style pizzas, including their Shrimp Jalapeño Popper pizza, their Al Pastor Taco pizza, and a whole lot more.

18. Mr Gatti's Pizza

103 Garner Dr. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 774-5616 Mr Gatti's Pizza offers visitors pizzas, wings, a salad bar, and a large variety of arcade-style games to enjoy. Coffee Shops Near Laughlin AFB

Coffee Shops

19. River City Doughnut & Coffee

500 Veterans Blvd. Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 775-8769 Stop by River City Doughnut & Coffee and try their fresh-made donuts while enjoying a hot or frozen coffee drink.

20. Starbucks

2209 N. Veterans Blvd Del Rio, TX 78840


1 (830) 768-4846


We hope that the restaurants listed in this guide provide you, your family, and your friends with countless great meals. Maybe a few of these restaurants will even become some of your favorite food spots, but remember that this list only represents a small selection of the many dining options located around Laughlin AFB. Make sure to do some exploring of your own and see what great, hidden food spots you can discover.




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