Foodies Guide to the National Naval Aviation Museum
Anyone who relishes new food experiences with tons of ambiance and a dash of adventure will find the Museum more than satisfying.
Cubi Bar Café
In sync with the Museum’s collection of aircraft and artifacts that chronicle the rich history of U.S. Naval Aviation, the Cubi Bar Café is also an exhibit. Opened in 1996, the Cubi Bar Café replicates the décor and layout of the famous Cubi Point Officers’ Club in the Philippines. During its 40-year history, Cubi Point served countless Navy and Marine Corps units and was famous for its Plaque Bar, which was adorned with retired plaques donated by service members from the Vietnam era through the Gulf War. When the Officers’ Club closed in 1992, the 1000+ plaques were packed up and sent to the Museum’s Cubi Bar Café, to be placed exactly as they were in the original Cubi Point.
The Cubi Bar Café is open daily 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and serves soups, salads and deli sandwiches. Our breads are baked fresh daily on the premises.
Refreshments Counter at the Naval Aviation Memorial Theater
Whether or not you plan to take in a mind-blowing movie in our Giant Screen Theater, you can upgrade your experience at the National Naval Aviation Museum and enjoy ice-cold drinks, popcorn and other snacks from our new concessions counter located at the front entrance of the museum.
The Flight Deck Store
On your way out, stop by the gift shop and pick up a special treat for the kids. In addition to Jelly Belly camo jelly beans and Combat Aircraft gummy candy, the Museum offers a variety of super-fun Astronaut ice cream and space fruit options. Originally developed for the early Apollo missions, Astronaut foods are frozen to -40º F and then vacuum-dried and sealed in a special foil pouch. The products sold in the Flight Desk Store are manufactured by the same company that supplies freeze-dried foods to NASA for the Space Shuttle missions.