9 Fantastic Truck Stops for Getting Your Grub On
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Nothing beats a good stretch and hearty meal after a long day hauling your load. But not all truck stops are known for having 5-Star food. Here are eight truck stops that are sure to satisfy even the hungriest driver, so you can keep on truckin’.
Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant
Fuel up you and your rig at Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant in Bangor, Maine, which offers delicious comfort foods and baked goods for the road. Dysart’s isn’t lacking in the trucking amenities department either, with private showers, an automated truck wash, and more.
530 Coldbrook Rd
Bangor, ME 04401 US
Berky’s Restaurant at Lee Hi Travel Plaza
Located in Lexington, Virginia, Berky’s Restaurant is found inside the Lee Hi Travel Plaza, one of the oldest truck stops on the East Coast, and has a reputation for cooking up some of the best country cooking in the region. Don’t worry if it tastes better than your mama’s, cause what mama don’t know can’t hurt her.
2516 N Lee Hwy
Lexington, VA 24450 US
R Place Restaurant
Sure to strike fear into the stomach of even the hungriest trucker, R Place Restaurant in Morris, Illinois features the infamous Premium Ethyl burger – 4 pounds of beef, bun, and toppings. If you can eat this 4 pound monstrosity in under an hour, you get it for free, and achieve minor local fame. Or if you are looking for something less crazy, you can find something mouthwatering (and a few pounds lighter) on their massive menu.
21 Romines Dr
Morris, IL 60450 US
Tiger Truck Stop
The mom and pop Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana features savory American and seafood dishes that are well worth the stop in Cajun country, as well as a live tiger named Tony that has been entertaining guests for over 15 years.
76740 Garner Ln
Grosse Tete, LA 70740 US
Iowa 80 Truck Stop
Not only does the Iowa 80 Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa feature some of the most delectable food in the area, the “World’s Largest Truckstop” features a wonderland of amenities which include a barber shop, chiropractor, dentist, laundry facility, movie theater, private showers, gym…
3408 N Plainview Rd
Walcott, IA 52773 US
Located within the same town as the fifth entry on this list, Gramma’s Kitchen in Walcott, Iowa is home to the “Best Breaded Tenderloin in Iowa,” and attracts pork pilgrims from across the land. Not a pork fan? No worries – Gramma’s Kitchen has a mean meatloaf as well.
3408 N Plainview Rd
Walcott, IA 52773 US
With the accolade of once being one of Travel & Leisure magazine’s 10 best breakfasts on the whole planet, how could you not stop in at Johnson’s Corner in Johnstown, Colorado for one of their famous cinnamon rolls? With equally world class hospitality, you may find it harder than ever to get back on the road again.
2842 SE Frontage Rd
Johnstown, CO 80534 US
Billy Bob’s Texas Truck Stop
Imagine a truck stop with the best in Texas BBQ, country music legends, and 32 separate bars, and the best part is, it’s real. Billy Bob’s Texas Truck Stop located in Fort Worth, Texas is truly the epitome of the state’s unofficial motto, “Everything’s Bigger in Texas.” The honkytonk truck stop even holds a record for the largest round of drinks ever purchased when music legend Merle Haggard bought 5,095 rounds of whisky totaling $12,737.50 and 40 gallons of whisky for a club full of his closest friends.
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, TX 76164 US
South of the Border
Describing South of the Border as unique is an understatement. The Mexican themed attraction located in Dillon, South Carolina is flamboyant in its presentation; there are loads of brightly painted characters including Pedro, SoB’s mascot, located throughout the miniature city. Visitors have six restaurants to choose from ranging from subs and pizza to steaks and you guessed it, Mexican cuisine. The attraction also offers overnight lodging at its motel and campground, so if you stay for the night, you can enjoy a beautifully illuminated South of the Border after dark.
3346 Highway 301 North
Hamer, SC 29547
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