Many bars and restaurants feature great live entertainment. But few have the added benefit of great live entertainment with a spectacular location like the Airport Restaurant and Gin Mill in DeLand.

Located on the runway at the DeLand Municipal Airport, this place really does have it all. A large outdoor deck allows customers to watch planes take off and land while munching on the juiciest burgers in Volusia County.

While the Airport Restaurant and Gin Mill mainly serves traditional bar food, it’s some of the best bar food you’ll ever taste. The menu routinely receives high marks from review websites, and the burgers have been voted the best in the DeLand/Daytona Beach area by readers of several local publications.

On good weather days, you’ll likely see plenty of skydivers jumping out of planes from SkyDive DeLand, which is headquartered just down the street.

The action doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Most nights, the restaurant features live music from local acts, sometimes til 12am or later.

But maybe the best part of going to the Airport Restaurant and Gin Mill is the excellent service. This is one of those places where everyone seems to know one another and you’ll be treated like family the moment you walk in.