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Mission: Refuel! Intrepid’s restaurant options explained

Your visit to the Intrepid Museum is incomplete without a stop at one of their restaurants! Whether you're craving a classic American burger after conquering a flight simulator, or a refreshing snack between learning about legendary aircraft carriers, the Intrepid has you covered. There are three restaurants for you to choose from offering classic American delights, delicious desserts, and kid friendly options. Find out about all your dining options on this page.

Intrepid Museum restaurants

Intrepid Museum Restaurants

Aviator Grill

Aviator Grill is the perfect place to satisfy your craving for classic American food. This family-friendly restaurant offers a casual atmosphere with views of bustling Pier 86. The menu features all your favorites – juicy burgers, fresh wraps, crisp salads, and customizable pizzas. They also serve a “Co-pilots” menu that includes grilled cheese, chicken fingers, and kid’s pizza for kids under the age of 12 years. You can choose to dine-in or grab something to go, making it the perfect spot for you to stop and refuel on your visit.

Timings: Open daily from 10am to 5pm

Price range: $3 - $18

Location: Second floor of the Welcome Center

Intrepid Museum Restaurants

Intrepid Marketplace

Step back in time and experience a taste of New York on the Intrepid! Located on the ship's third deck, the Intrepid Marketplace offers a casual dining experience with a distinct New York flavor. Here, you'll find a wide range of delicious options, from flatbread pizzas and submarine sandwiches to hot dogs and fresh-baked desserts. Enjoy a quick bite or a leisurely meal, all while surrounded by the fascinating historic setting of the Intrepid.

Note: This restaurant is open to Museum guests only

Timings: Open daily from 10am to 5pm

Price range: $9 - $15

Location: Mess section on the third deck

Intrepid Museum Restaurants

Pier Side Cafe

If you prefer a casual outdoor dining experience, head to the Pier Side Cafe. It is a seasonally open grab-and-go snacking spot on the Pier 86. Imagine soaking up the summer sun (or enjoying the crisp autumn air) with the beautiful waterfront views and the mighty Intrepid in the backdrop. This Al Fresco option is a more budget friendly option compared to the other restaurants at the museum.

Note: This restaurant is only open seasonally

Price range: Usually $5 and under. Varies seasonally

Location: Pier 86, outside the museum’s entrance




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Frequently asked questions about the Intrepid Museum restaurants

Are there any restaurants or cafés at the Intrepid Museum?

Yes, the Intrepid Museum has three cafes to refuel you during your visit. Aviator Grill on the second floor of the Welcome Center, Intrepid Marketplace on the carrier's third deck, and the seasonally open Pier Side Cafe on the pier of the museum.

What kind of food is served at the Intrepid Museum restaurants?

The Intrepid Museum caters to distinct tastes. Aviator Grill serves American classics like burgers and pizzas. For New York vibes, head to the Intrepid Marketplace for their pizzas, sandwiches, and fresh-baked goods. Finally, the Pier Side Cafe (open seasonally) offers grab-and-go options for a quick bite.

Are drinks available at the Intrepid Museum restaurants?

Yes, all three restaurants offer a selection of beverages, including soft drinks, juices, and coffee.

What are the price ranges of the Intrepid Museum restaurants?

Expect moderate prices at both Aviator Grill and Intrepid Marketplace, while Pier Side Cafe (seasonal) is your budget-friendly option for a quick bite at the Intrepid Museum.

Can I bring my own food into the museum?

No, you cannot bring your own food into the Intrepid Museum. However, they do offer dining options on the premises to suit various tastes and budgets.

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