TASTE TEST: Lynnie Ques soars at Lansing Airport

The view from Lynnie Ques at Lansing Municipal Airport.

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TASTE TEST: Lynnie Ques soars at Lansing Airport

The half slab of ribs basket at Lynnie Ques in Lansing.

Lynnie Ques has one of the best views in Lansing and some pretty darn good barbecue, too.

The restaurant overlooks the airfield at the Lansing Municipal Airport, giving diners an expansive view of planes taking off and landing.

The traditional barbecue joint, which previously had been a carry-out place in a strip mall, now occupies the former Shannon’s Landing restaurant space in the general aviation airport at the corner of Glenwood-Lansing Road and Burnham Avenue, not far across the state line.

Lynnie Ques has a full bar and a full-service dine-in restaurant adorned with aviation memorabilia, including a framed copy of an old Hammond Times about a nearby plane crash that killed four, including Professional Golfers Association Tour golfer "Champagne" Tony Lema.

You take the elevator up to the second floor, where almost every seat in the house seems to overlook the taxiway.

The barbecue is great and modestly priced. A good lunch option is the half slab of ribs basket. It’s an All-American basket with golden french fries, creamy cole slaw and barbecue sauce-slathered ribs. The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender and perfectly seasoned.

The slow-cooked ribs are fantastic, but the ambiance alone will cause your spirit to take flight.

For more information, call 708-474-7837.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.