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Fast Eddy's Restaurant & Pizza
Mile 1313.3 Alaska Hwy
Tok, AK 99780
 907-883-4411
Sep 18, 2009
5Virtually every rider coming into Alaska, or leaving via the Alaska Hwy, will stop here going and/or coming. Very good food, good service, decent prices (for Alaska), and right on the Alcan. If you like seafood, order the deep fried halibut, it's excellent. They have the best deep fried mushrooms I've ever tasted. Their sandwiches are huge, and delicious.55444Reviewer: Alcan Rider
Today's Pizza
4608 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99517
 (907) 248-6660
Oct 8, 2009
5Great Pizza55425Reviewer: Anonymous
Barry's BBQ
85 County Rd 527
Fyffe, AL 35971
 BBQ
256-623-2102
Jul 22, 2010
5Great BBQ, no sauce on it, your choice. Great fried catfish. Open Thur-Sat. Out in country 85 Co. road 527. Save room for homemade ice cream.45545barrysbbq.com
Reviewer: Taylor pinelog, ga
Benedikt's
4125 Hwy 27
Oneonta, AL 35121
 Buffet/Cafeteria
205-274-0230
Jan 21, 2010
4Benedikt's is located on County Hwy 27 on the mountain between Springville and Oneonta. Two German sisters own the restaurant. It is buffet style fresh home cooked food. All the vegetables are fresh and not from a can. They also have a great bakery. It is all you can eat and you serve yourself. When I mean serve yourself, you get everything yourself. Cash or check only. No debit or credit cards. About $10-12 per person. The outside appearance is not that great. This is just a hole in the wall type restaurant with great atmosphere.35332benedikt.com
Big Bob Gibson's Original
1715 6th Av. SE
Decatur, AL 35601
 BBQ
256-350-6969
Nov 28, 2012
5This is the best Bar-B-Q in Northern Alabama!! Their people welcome you in with warm friendly smiles :-) I have eaten there a lot over the last 20 years. I have found no B-Q place that can stand up to them. It's really good & if you give them a try you will prefer them to any other. They have chicken, turkey, beef, pork & there Brunswick stew is out of this world!! So if are ever in the Huntsville - Decatur area & want some really good B-Q then this place is the one for you & your family :-)
[Another reviewer adds:] Order anything BBQ... Great sauces to go with your order... This place has won many BBQ awards...
[NavMode Adds:] I'd give it 5's across the board. We had 7 in our party and the bill only came to $73 and some change and no one went home hungry.

The wife and daughter raved about the peanut butter pie. You gotta try the brisket it's GREAT.
35555www.bigbobgibson.com/main.htm
Reviewer: NavMode, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bogue's
3028 Clairmont Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
 Buffet/Cafeteria
205-254-9780
Jan 22, 2010
5Bogue's is a meat and three buffet style place. They also offer breakfast. The Bogue's in the listing is the original Bogue's. There is also two more locations in the Birmingham area. One on Oxmoor Road in Homewood and one on Hwy 280 in North Shelby county in the Inverness area. Great food for very little money at all three locations35454
Bruce's Restaurant
21235 US Hwy 431
Guntersville, AL 35976
 Buffet/Cafeteria
(256) 582-8261
Jan 21, 2010
4Bruce's is a meat and three buffet style restaurant. They are only open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Bruce's is located right on US 431. It is just north of downtown Guntersville and the airport. There is some beautiful roads to ride in the area around Guntersville Lake. The lake is the most beautiful one in Alabama.35454
Buck's Pocket Steakhouse
823 County Rd 152
Section, AL 35771
 Other (See Comments)
256-228-4044
May 28, 2013
5Steak and catfish. Only serves Omaha Prime steaks and farm raised catfish. Order either and you will not be disappointed. The rustic restaurant is located about 1 mile north of Buck's Pocket Tri County State Park. It is located on property shared with a horse riding camp for handicapped children and proceeds help support the camp. The quality of food (the owner thinks) is the draw for the restaurant. Quality is number one consideration.Service is outstanding and the friendly atmosphere is unsurpassed. Real down-home folks. Excellent ride through backroads of Alabama and Buck's Pocket Park.45555facebook.com/pages/Bucks‑Pocket‑Steak‑House/456650577678373
Butlers Mill Restaurant
2353 County Rd 92
Graham, AL 36263
 Seafood
256-568-7200
Sep 5, 2009
4On the banks of the Little Tallapoosa River just over the Georgia line in Graham, Alabama, Butler Mill sits on the grounds of a former cotton mill. Great seafood and country cooking served buffet style.44434www.butlersmill.net
Reviewer: Jerry Romick
D-Docks
45 2nd Avenue
Silas, AL 36919
 Family Style
(251) 542-9002
Apr 10, 2011
4This place has great steaks, great fish and great sandwiches, at a good price too!
[ADMIN NOTE:] Map location may not be accurate but should be close
34443Reviewer: ScottieH
Dick Russell's Bar-BQ
5360 Hwy 90 W.
Mobile, AL 36619
 BBQ
251-661-6090
Feb 2, 2010
4The BBQ is pretty good, but you have to have one of the hamburgers. The burger is worth the trip.24443
Dreamland BBQ
5535 15th Ave E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
 BBQ
205-758-8135
Jan 17, 2010
4Home of the original Dreamland. Ribs to die for!
[Another reviewer adds:] Been there twice. Ribs were a bit fatty and the menu is very limited. Many other places with better ribs.
[Food and Overall ratings averaged]
34532www.dreamlandbbq.com
Reviewer: Rick Bailey
Ezell's Fish Camp
776 Ezell Rd
Butler, AL 36904
 Seafood
(205) 654-2205
May 20, 2010
4Great little Catfish house overlooking the river... Very rustic and great food.
[Another review:] Known for Catfish. Long time LD riders RTE Just past Lavaca AL north of HWY 10 where it crosses the Tombigbee River.
[Big Jim adds:] Nice little catfish house, food is about average atmosphere is quaint.
[Note:] This is the original Ezell's, on the Tombigbee river, site of occasional organized RTE events. There used to be a place of the same name in Pelham, but it moved to Trussville and changed it's name to Ezell's Catfish Cabin.
44433Reviewer: backwoodsKLR & Big Jim
Glenwood Cafe
20 W Dyer St
Glenwood, AL 36034
 Cafe
(334) 535-3322
Feb 2, 2012
3Great ride on country roads from Hwy 231 in Troy , through Goshen to the small town of Glenwood. Good home cooked food and great service.

44444facebook.com/pages/The‑Glenwood‑Cafe/229389090421020?sk=info
Reviewer: Dualsport Blr
Gulf Shores Steamer
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd, Suite 115
Orange Beach, AL 36561
 Seafood
251.948.6344
Apr 29, 2013
3Nice place if you like Crab Legs, Reds, or fish. Great Gumbo
Dan Adds: `Expensive! Lunch for two cost me 50 bucks? One drink each? Come on.
33414gulfshoressteamer.com
Reviewer: Lazarus Swann Dan
Jerusalem Cafe
5773 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
 Other (See Comments)
(251) 304-1155
Jan 22, 2010
5This restaurant has great food at very reasonable prices, with a quiet atmosphere. The food is middle eastern so if you are craving hummus and gyros this is the place. Traveling from I-10 you should ride on Newman road to airport for rolling hills and easy turns with few stops. North of Mobile try Tanner Williams to Hurley, MS for more hills and turns without stops.35544jerusalem‑cafe.com
K-Johns
103 Broad St.
Camden, AL 36726
 Cafe
(334) 682-5878
Aug 3, 2012
5Quaint location in downtown Camden across from the old Courthouse. Only open for breakfast and lunch. Menu consists of many types of sandwiches. My favorites are the shrimp quesadilla and the muffaletta. Be sure to take the ride down state highway 41 from Camden to Monroeville, you won't regret it.55445
Lambert's Cafe III
2981 S McKenzie St
Foley, AL 36535
 Family Style
(251) 943-7655
Oct 11, 2011
4Great place to get home cooking. Portions are enormous with servers moving among diners offering extra items and Rolls thrown to your table(Yes THROWN to you at your table.44454throwedrolls.com
Reviewer: Lazarus Swann
Laney's Restaurant
7601 Parkway Dr
Leeds, AL 35094
 Family Style
(205) 699-7179
Jul 6, 2013
4They are open 7 days a week (only through lunch on Sunday) and have both a buffet (that varies by the day) and menu order. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. The buffet is priced at $10 per person, the menu prices are reasonable. This place can be a downer if you hit it on the wrong day but thankfully, there aren't many of those. It is located approx 2 miles up from Barber's Motorsports Park/Museum and another few miles from AL State 25, which is a fantastic road, most inviting for a sportbike but enjoyable as all get out on anything with two wheels.

My ratings are based on my own experiences, having been there fro lunch buffet mostly but have been making breakfast runs up there since the weather turned hot. If you look at Urban Spoon, you will see some nasty reviews in amongst the gushing with praise comments but over all, they pull an 80% "favorable". For me, this place is a good "relax" spot after a tremendously good ride up from Tuscaloosa via HWY 25, approx 125 miles up the way we do it.
54444facebook.com/pages/Laneys‑Country‑Cooking/129728223763201
Reviewer: Roger, Tuscaloosa
Mike's Smokehouse Market
28396 State Hwy 181
Daphne, AL 36526
 BBQ
(251) 776-8703
Jul 21, 2010
5Best pulled pork I have ever had!! Ya'll this is a must stop for Bar-b-Que. New and QUALITY. It's just 2 miles off I-10 between Mobile and Pensacola, Malbis exit 38, south on the left side, big cooker out front, no sign yet. My wife had pulled pork dinner with greens and home made macaroni and cheese. Absolutely fantastic. I had pulled pork and brisket with beans and cole slaw...man, fantastic. All sides made there, family recipe's. Sample of ribs and again fantastic. Chicken, sausage, brunswick stew waiting for next visit. Great sauces. Never got passed North Carolina sauce and white sauce today. Damn good. Met Mike the owner and talked BBQ, great guy. Got some ideas for ABT's and brisket cooking. It was a privilege to see his cooker, he built it, damn, make you want to just sit, admire and look/smell. Really impressed with servers. When went through the line, no scales, just serve it up. Asked for some of the bark and they knew what I wanted (try that in other so called Bar-b Que restaurants). Friendly the entire time there. My prediction, he is going to outgrow this place real quick. Going to need bigger parking lot real quick. Going to have too stand in line within a month. Great rides through Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast, Lower Alabama back roads.
[Note: Map location approximate]
55555Reviewer: Bama6977, Pensacola FL
New Orleans Bar and Grill
Highway 43 North
Demopolis, AL 36732
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(334) 289-2268
Oct 20, 2009
4There are always a few bikes in the parking lot. Decent food, cozy (small) atmosphere. Overlooking Tenn-Tom waterway and Demopolis Yacht Basin.24444www.neworleansbargrill.com
Reviewer: backwoodsKLR
Niki's West
233 Finley Ave W.
Birmingham, AL 35204
 Buffet/Cafeteria
205-252-5751
Jan 17, 2010
4Down home style food, cafeteria line serving style. If you do visit, you will realize quickly this place has it going on by the length of the line. believe me though its worth the wait.25443www.nikiswest.com
Reviewer: catang5oh
Pete's Famous
1925 Second Ave. North
Birmingham, AL 35203
 Dive
205-252-2905
Apr 27, 2010
3A hole-in-the-wall downtown hot dog shop that can feel as snug as an MRI machine, Pete's Famous has been dishing out cheap eats since 1920. We first learned about it thanks to a Roadfooder who goes by the handle "The Don." The Don described Pete's hot dogs as "the absolute best in the land, perfectly grilled every time, always on a fresh steamed bun." He said that Pete's hot dogs are "so good I have to hit myself in the head with a brick to stop eating them." We can relate. Pete's hot dogs are addictive. They are modest-sized crisp-grilled weenies, loaded into soft steamed buns, and almost always served "all the way" with onions, sauerkraut, and tangy-sweet sauce, as well as a shot of mustard. Pete's "special" supplements the mix with dark, beefy chili. Cheese adds a whole other level of taste to the combo and is highly recommended. Other than hot dogs and hamburgers, there is nothing on Pete's menu, not even French fries. If you need something on the side, bags of chips are available; and the beverages of choice are Coca-Cola and a curiously tangy grape-flavored bubbly bug juice known as Grapico. For dessert, choose from a selection of candy bars that includes Goo Goo Clusters. Expect to dine standing up. No credit cards accepted.
[Note: Well, it seems we have a difference of opinion. More input on this spot appreciated:] The only reason people eat at Pete's is because they are unfortunate enough to work in downtown Birmingham which is probably worse than working in Downtown Baghdad. Thus I don't see why any sane person would ride a motorcycle to that area. This is possibly the worst location to ride a motorcycle on the face of the earth. This might belong on a "strange people work there" sort of list, but not on this list.
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Red's Little School House
1820 Gardner Rd
Grady, AL 36036
 Buffet/Cafeteria
(334) 584-7955
Mar 6, 2010
4Red's is housed in an old school house. I don't think you could get more home style fried chicken or southern food anywhere else. Red's is located on the back roads of Alabama. Not too curvy, but not boring either.45443redslittleschoolhouse.com
Reviewer: jamesgino
Smokin S Bar-B-Que
5826 US Hwy 231
Wetumpka, AL 36080
 BBQ
334-567-0605
Jan 22, 2010
5Be sure and get the Banana Pudding!!!44434
Stagecoach Buffett
52860 Alabama 59
Stockton, AL 36579
 Buffet/Cafeteria
(251) 580-0608
Jan 17, 2011
5Located three miles north of the intersection of Ala 59 and I65 in Bladwin County. Take Hwy 59 South from Uriah Al (north of Atmore & I65) you will have 45 miles of sweepers and great country views along the way. You will also pass historic Fort Mims. The Stagecoach is like eating at your grandmothers house on Sunday afternoon. The fried, yes I said fried, pork chops are the best I have ever had. They put the chops out on Satudays. The fried chicken is equally as good. They are motorcycle friendly. They are just great folks with great food 35554Reviewer: Mark Lowe
The Ark
13030 U.S. 78
Riverside , AL 35135
 Family Style
(205) 338-7420
Oct 25, 2009
4Catfish, seafood, hushpuppies, and oh did i say the catfish.34443Reviewer: catang5oh
Wintzells Oyster House
14455 US Hwy 431 S
Guntersville, AL 35976
 256.582.5600
Oct 25, 2009
4Oysters, seafood, great location on the lake. This is the newest of their 9 locations in Alabama and Mississippi44444www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com
Reviewer: catang5oh
Arkansas House Cafe
215 East Court Street
Jasper, AR 72641
 Cafe
870-446-5900
Oct 25, 2010
3The place has an organic/hippie vibe. For example, they served rosemary potatoes instead of french fries with the burger. Elk burger and razorback burger are excellent. A little pricey. Service OK. Highway 7 is a fantastic ride.54324www.thearkhouse.com
Reviewer: T.J., Huntsville, AL
Burge's Hickory Smoked Turkeys
526 Spruce St
Lewisville, AR 71845
 BBQ
800-921-4292
Oct 10, 2010
4Anonymous reviewer said: Famous for their smoked meats. Unless you really like vinegar based BBQ sauce, stick to the smoked ham or turkey.
ST-Owners.com Said: 1/2 Chicken Plate, $11.64 was there last yesterday 3/4/2009 go by about once a mnth Very good soft serve Ice cream too. Hwy 82 goes thru Lewisville east-west. The eatery is two blocks north of 82 on Ar29 as it goes zig-zag on it's way north to Hope. Enjoy...ride safe inside dining room and picnic table out in parking lot.
24424www.smokedturkeys.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Cajun Boilers
2806 Albert Pike Rd
Hot Springs, AR 71913
 501-767-5695
Mar 9, 2009
4Cajun Boilers has always been one of my favorite eating joints. Food is incredible and it a down home place. It's in a good location when traveling to or through Arkansas to ride the twisties.
Give this place a try!!! I've been eating at Cajun Boilers for many, many years....and it's ALWAYS great!
cajunboilers.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Chopping Block Steakhouse
1156 Hwy 71 S
Mena, AR 71953
 479-394-6410
Aug 24, 2009
5Steaks cut on site, hand cut onion rings, delicious BBQ brisket. Motorcyclists always there, close to scenic Queen Wilhemena State Park. Rustic log cabin building
[Editors note: I upgraded the ride rating to a 5. There are a couple of specactular roads leading to Mena.]
55535www.menachoppingblock.com
Reviewer: cager, who drives an
hour to get here
Cody's
6478 Highway 14
Fifty Six, AR 72533
 (870) 757-2270
Oct 25, 2010
5Prime Rib the first Saturday every month is worth the ride there . Best Chicken Fried Steak you ever tasted . CASH ONLY !! They don't take plastic , but the food and service is worth the inconvenience .
And the ride there is great too !
55534Reviewer: Snag
Cothams
5301 Hwy 161
Scott, AR 72142
 Burger Joint
501-961-9284
Jan 17, 2010
5Great Place to eat! Home of the Hubcap Burger. Good service, good food, unique atmosphere. This one is worth the ride. Excellent 'General Store' turned cafe. 35533www.cothams.com
Reviewer: ArTravlR
Country Smoked Meats
9373 Highway 7 S
Harrison, AR 72601
 Family Style
870-743-1638
Oct 25, 2010
4Breakfast/lunch only; open 7am-3pm. Fantastic traditional southern breakfast. Biscuits & gravy like Momma used to make. They also sell their specialty meats by the pound for takeout.54433Reviewer: T.J., Huntsville, AL
Doe's Eat Place
1023 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72201
 501-376-1195
Mar 9, 2009
4An award winning chain known for their tamales and steaks. 7 AR locations, and others in MS, KY, OK, MO, LA and KS. One each in MS and KY are original family owned, the rest are franshises.doeseatplace.com
Flamingo Grill
123 E Elm St
Prescot, AR 71857
 870-887-8214
Mar 9, 2009
4Great little internet cafe really good food and friendly folks. When my Acer wouldnt connect the waitress sent the cook out to fix it (her son high school student and puter whiz.) Ordered the Club Sandwich special. It was special.Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Fred's Fish House
44 Hwy 101 Cutoff
Mountain Home, AR 72653
 Seafood
870-492-5958
Jun 6, 2012
5The fish is always fresh & cooked when you order it!! Crab legs, calamari. shrimp & hush puppies are delicious!!! Even have steak & chicken for those that dont like seafood.
The view from the patio is of Beatiful Lake Norfork.
45545yelp.com/biz/freds‑fish‑house‑mountain‑home
Hogleg BBQ
Hwy 64 and Hwy 21 Intersection
Clarksville, AR 72830
 BBQ
479-647-6297
Apr 13, 2011
5Hogleg BBQ,
is a roadside BBQ stand. No tables, no waitresses, no frills, unless you count the food. Top notch Hickory smoked BBQ. Pulled pork, brisket, and dry rubbed ribs. It is on the NW corner of Hwy 64 and Hwy 21, on the eastern end of Clarksville Ar. Right next to a bait shop. Hwy 21 is a great ride north towards Boxley Valley, or you could turn onto hwy 16, about 30 miles North of the BBQ joint, at Fallsville, and head towards Fayetteville
45454
Leslie Cafe
408 main st.
Leslie , AR 72645
 Cafe
870-447-6101
May 14, 2010
5Rider Owned, Great Service, Excellent food55555Reviewer: Member SCRC
Mickeys BBQ
1622 Park Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
 BBQ
501-624-1247
Jan 17, 2010
5This little "Hole-in-the-Wall" place is definitely worth stopping in. Right off of scenic Hwy 7, it holds some of the best BBQ we have ever eaten! The BBQ sausage is crisp on the outside, moist on the inside. Just perfect.The sandwiches are overflowing and big portions will more than fill your tummy for the trip to the Ozarks ahead. The people there are super friendly and the locals won't hesitate to chat with you while you're there. Just the mention of this place makes our mouths water and we instantly start pining for another trip to Mickey's.45543www.mickeysbbq.net
Reviewer: Gypsyangel & Bluelghtning
Oark Country Store
10360 County Road 5440
Oark, AR 72854
 Cafe
479-292-3351
Jun 3, 2013
4Old country store with great burgers and especially their home made pies for desert.34554oarkgeneralstore.com
Reviewer: backwoodsms
Ozark Cafe
107 E Court St
Jasper, AR 72641
 Cafe
(870) 446-2976
Mar 9, 2009
5Small Town Cafe on Steroids. The atmosphere is great, the food is great and inexpensive (try the Ozark Monte Christo), the service is enthusiastic and attentive, and unless you parachute in you can't get there without experiencing some of the finest riding in the country. I'm giving this 5 stars in every category without hesitation.55555www.ozarkcafe.com
Reviewer: Steve Jones
Ray's
718 Hwy 278 W
Monticello, AR 71655
 BBQ
(870) 367-3292
Mar 9, 2009
5Ray's has excellent fried pies as well!25555Reviewer: Randy Magee
Ray's Dairy Maid
5322 Hwy. 49
Barton, AR 72312
 870-572-3060
Mar 9, 2009
4Pecan and coconut meringue pies.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Rich Mountain Country Store
1933 U.S. 270
Rich Mountain, AR 71953
 Cafe
(479)243-9400
Apr 22, 2010
5This is a very friendly, clean & reasonable, little mom and pop store/cafe 1.6 miles off Talimena Scenic Drive at the intersection of 59 & 272. They have seating for about 15 people. Both food & service are EXCELLENT! The folks that own and operate this place are very entertaining and the gentleman who cooked our food also did some magic tricks for my son. All food is cooked to order and breakfast is available all day. [Ed note: Some very fine riding nearby]55555Reviewer: Eric from Claremore OK
Rivertowne BBQ
205 S 3rd st
Ozark, AR 72719
 BBQ
479-667-1808
Jan 19, 2010
5Great food, good prices, very friendly atmosphere - easy parking for motorcycles.
[Another reviewer adds:] It is at the south end of the Pigs Trail out of Eureka Springs. That makes it even better!!
55555www.rivertownebbq.com
Reviewer: Laura Weeks
Roadhouse Restaurant
6837 Hwy 62 W
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
479-363-0001
Jan 17, 2010
5It's a Biker themed restaurant. Exhaust pipes hang and the bar and all the menu items have clever bike style names like "The Shovel Head", The Road King" and "The Biker Betty". Of course there's plenty of Motorcycle Only parking right out front. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and all of it was so good, we went back the next day to have more. Cycle Gadgets is right up the road and the biker playground of the Ozarks is right outside the door.54444theroadhouserestaurant.com
Reviewer: Gypsyangel & BlueLghtning
Scooters
Highway 7 Spur
Marble Falls, AR 72648
 870-743-4062
Oct 25, 2010
4Scooters is part of The Hub biker resort. Fantastic roads in the area. Nice place, super-friendly staff, above-average food. Prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights is OUTSTANDING. Located in a dry county, so no liquor served in the restaurant, but you can bring your own.54544www.hubinfo.com/Restaurant.html
Reviewer: T.J., Huntsville, AL
Taco Mama
1209 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
 Mexican
(501) 624-6262
Oct 11, 2009
5Best Fish Tacos ever!!!!55525www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=78707224964
Reviewer: Anonymous
Tres Amigo's
103 N Peabody Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560
 Mexican
(870) 269-4400
Oct 25, 2010
5The salsa they serve with the chips is made fresh onsite ... prices are reasonable .
Right on Court Square , outside seating in season . The only straight road in sight is Main Street.
55444Reviewer: Snag
WhattaBurger
12108 brush creek
Dardanelle, AR
 Burger Joint
479-968-1410
Dec 2, 2009
4Good big old fashion basic burgers and milkshakes. Convenienent stopping off place before heading up 27, although you can't go wrong in any direction. Good Roads, good food.54444Reviewer: Gayla OBrien
White River Cafe
859 Madison
Clarendon, AR 72029
 Cafe
870-747-5543
Sep 21, 2010
3Only had the catfish, but it was very good and the service and the staff were great. 14444Reviewer: Rogriley
Cafe Poca Cosa
110 E. Pennington St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
 Mexican
520-622-6400
Dec 24, 2009
5Cafe Poca Cosa is great for an upscale Mexican dinner in Tucson. The chicken mole is very good and the carne asada is wonderful as well. Definitely consider ordering the Plato Poca Cosa for an assortment of yummy delights. Plan on spending about $25 a person for just the main entree and you'll definitely need to make reservations. However, for my money, Little Poca Cosa is even better (151 N Stone Ave). All the really great flavors for a lot less dinero in a more intimate atmosphere. They're only open for lunch, grab a menu and seat yourself and you have to have cash to pay.5525www.cafepocacosatucson.com
Reviewer: raven
Chino Bandido
15414 N 19th Ave Suite K
Phoenix, AZ 85023
 Other (See Comments)
(602) 375-3639
Apr 24, 2010
5Absolutely a DO NOT MISS when in the valley. Family owned and operated, its nothing special to look at, in fact its in a strip mall, but the food is unparalleled. Rated 'best food in Arizona' several times by more than one professional reviewer. It's claim to fame is a blend of Chinese and Mexican. While everything is excellent, Menu items include Jade Red Chicken, similar to chinese 'sweet and sour chicken' but tossed in a spicy mexican style sauce. Two items plus refried Black beans and stir-fried spanish inspired rice round out the huge combo plate. there are also burritos and Quesadillas. Meals run under 15$ including drinks.35554www.chinobandido.com
El Charro Cafe
311 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
 Mexican
520-622-1922
Dec 24, 2009
5El Charro is one of Tucson's oldest Mexican restaurants and is definitely an institution. They have several locations but the original, downtown, is the one to go to. Carne Seca is the specialty and they have the drying cages on the roof. This is authentic and yummy. For desert, get the tres leches cake - yum! Most plates run less than $10 for dinner. The Carne Seca is just under $20 but well worth every penny.5555www.elcharocafe.com
Reviewer: raven
El Corral - Steaks
2201 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Great place for steaks. The house salad is mixed right at your table and the Sonoran Chiles Appetizer is to die for! They're known for their prime rib, perfectly done steaks and tamale pie. YUM! Raven Dec 08www.elcorraltucson.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
El Torero
231 E 26th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713
 Mexican
520-622-9534
Dec 24, 2009
5Another Tucson Mexican food gem, El Torero is easy to miss tucked just off of south 4th Ave on 26th St. It definitely looks like a dive but it's worth wandering in. The cheese crisp with roasted green chiles is a must start followed by the green corn tamales, La Bandera (enchiladas) and turkey mole. Family owned, old school Mexican goodness.5554Reviewer: raven
Gabi's
2887 W US Hwy 70
Thatcher, AZ
 (928) 428-2541
Mar 9, 2009
4Good breakfast, good service, bottomless cup'a, friendly staff and patrons. Gabi's is a great place for beginning (breakast) or ending (haven't stopped there for dinner yet, so...) Last visit: Monday, December 8, 2008 GeorgeReviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Greasewood Flat
27900 N Alma School Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
 Burger Joint
480-585-9430
Jan 6, 2010
4This spot is an old stage coach stop. Who would think that in Scottsdale that there would be something like this? It is all out doors and self serve. The have car, motorbike and horse tie ups. It is popular for tourists from near-by resorts and weekend bikers.44444www.greasewoodflat.net
Reviewer: elo3
Gus Balon's Restaurant
6027 E. 22nd St
Tucson, AZ 85711
 Diner
520-748-9731
Dec 24, 2009
5CASH ONLY - Home made breads, fabulous PIE and the home of the GIANT cinnamon roll. Their fried chicken is also divine but you have to be willing to wait for it (about 20 minutes) as it is cooked to order, not sitting under a heat lamp. Mount Lemmon (Catalina Hwy) is the nearest twisty road.5544Reviewer: raven
Heart Attack Grill
6185 W. Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226
 Burger Joint
480 205 7044
Sep 24, 2011
5Can't tell you. It's closed.35545www.heartattackgrill.com
Joe's Real BBQ
301 N Gilbert Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
 BBQ
480-503-3805
May 31, 2010
5Great BBQ, sauces and sides!15444www.joesrealbbq.com
Reviewer: CT_Gman
KOFA Cafe
42370 Vicksburg Rd
Salome, AZ 85348
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Just North of Highway 60 at Vicksburg RD, a cutoff to between I 10 and Highway 72. South eastern Arizona. When the big bodies inside a 100 mile circle get together to discuss where and when to eat, this restaurant always comes up. Great food, plenty of it, at a very good price. Not to mention the cleanest rest rooms in all of Arizona. Features a real old fashioned soda fountain and made on the premises pie. Darn near spectacular pie, and the special is safe and good. Is the only restaurant in Arizona where I will eat the Meatloaf special. It is exactly 100mi from my place to the KOFA. Perfect to sharpen my early morning apetite. Oh, the place is named for a famous area land mark. The King OF Arizona Mine, one of the richest gold mines in territorial Arizona. About 50 miles straight south. Edit: I forgot one important thing. When you buy OJ, they squeeze it right in front of you. Is no doubt fresh! And order the BIG ham breakfast only if you are a big eater! BigTomReviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Los Dos Molinos
900 East Main St
Springerville, AZ 85938
 Mexican
928-333-4846
May 15, 2010
5Great authentic Mexican food. Spicy hot salsa and pretty much everything else. Try the "kick ass" margaritas...
Take Rt 191 from Morenci or Rt 60 through Salt River Canyon for a truly spectacular ride there.
[Note: Map location approximate. Other locations in Phoenix and Mesa AZ]
54544losdosmolinosaz.com/locations.html
Reviewer: CT_Gman
R&R BAR-B-QUE
1101 N. Wilmot Suite #119
Tucson, AZ 85712
 BBQ
(520) 258-9994
Oct 10, 2010
5The pulled pork sandwich is very good, the baby back ribs are the best the meat just falls off the rib. Also the pull pork nachos is mouthwatering. The best part is the portions are big and prices low.35454www.rrbarbq.com
Reviewer: caninecop
Red Rooster Cafe
15785 Universal Ranch Rd
Arivaca, AZ 85601
 520 398-9200
Mar 9, 2009
4Great Breakfast--very good value $ Nice twisty road to Arivaca from I-19 (Amado, AZ Exit) south of Green Valley, AZ. Laid back atmosphere with friendly folks. Nothing special to look at but good country home style cooking. Cowboys, pick ups and motorcycles with an ocassional Lexus or Mercedes parked out front. Normally seats about 24. Breakfast served most of the day on week ends. If you can find it, it's worth the trip and the experience of the road. ST090 Nov 08www.universalranch.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Redneck's Southern Pit BBQ
420 E. Beale
Kingman, AZ 86401
 BBQ
928-757-8227
Oct 29, 2010
4Redneck's is Kingman's 2010 "business of the year." Only a couple years old but already a really popular place. I like the "Big Bubba" baked potato with your choice of tops including the BBQ. It's all good, tho, including the Apple Cobbler. The full menu is on their website.
Best piece of old route 66 runs thru Kingman, east to Seligman and west thru Oatman to the California line.
44534redneckssouthernpitbbq.com
Reviewer: George Catt
Silver Saddle Steak House
314 E. Benson Hwy
Tucson, AZ
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Adjacent to the Lazy 8 Motel just off I-10 (exit 261), the Silver Saddle has been serving up tasty steaks for over 40 years. Definitely worth a stop (and the Lazy 8 is a nice, clean cheap motel). Link Raven Dec 08Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Airport Coffee Shop
46244 Airport Rd
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1A5
 Diner
(604) 792-0814
Apr 11, 2010
5This place has THE most amazing pies!45544www.airportcoffeeshop.com
Reviewer: Underwood
All Season Cafe
620 Herridge Lane
Nelson, BC V1L 6A7
 250-352-0101
Oct 18, 2009
5Opens at 5 pm Very good food by reservation, The gaspacho was to die for. Nelson is very eclectic with good walk around areas. Surrounded by spectacular roads both paved and forest tracks. Toad Rock Cycle campground is great, free ferry, fun hippy attitudes in the area.55423www.allseasonscafe.com
Reviewer: a road food junkie
Billy Miner Pub
22355 River Road
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2C5
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
604-467-6002
Oct 31, 2010
5I like this place it has an great atmosphere. Their people welcome you in with warm freindly smiles and take the time to get to know you. The Engineers Spicey Beef Panini is out of this world sliced smoked beef brisket, whiskey BBQ sauce, jalepenoes and mozzerella cheese panini grilled. All there meats are smoke which you can choose from Whiskey BBQ Sauce ( made with forty creek Whiskey), Sweet Chili, Homemade Billy Sauce (spicy). Just east of the pub the ride and roads are great. Rideing along the Fraser river you can see MT. Baker, golden Ears and so much more. It is only 1hr from Sumas into Washington state.45544Reviewer: Mark From Hog Central.com
Deacons Corner
101 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2S5
 Diner
604.684.1555
Dec 27, 2010
4Great breakfasts, that's what the wife and I will drive the 50 km into the city for. Fantastic pancakes, great scrambles, big servings, fair prices, coffee that works. A mixture of cops, rats, dock workers, yuppies and "alternative lifestyle" diners make for interesting clientele.

A good place to meet and eat prior to doing the Duffy Lake loop .... Vacouver-Whistler-Pemberton-Cache Creek-Boston Bar-Hope-Mission-Vancouver, an all day 800 km trip.
55444www.deaconscorner.ca/
Reviewer: David from Langley
Fanny Bay Inn
7480 Island Hwy
Fanny Bay, BC V0R 1W0
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
250-335-2323
Dec 17, 2011
5Awesome biker friendly pub with an great buffet, we prefer prime rib night. See the website for the menu. A great outdoor beer garden. The FBI is a good riding distance from anywhere. They are also a long time supporter of the Port Alberni Toy Run every September.45554fannybayinn.com
Reviewer: Quicksilver
Memphis Blues BBQ House
1465 W Broadway Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6H 1H6
 BBQ
604-738-6806
Jan 15, 2010
3I've eaten here but it's been a few years. Sure, it's BBQ, but I haven't made a point of going back and it's only a 10 minute walk from my office. It's in the middle of Vancouver so comments on nearby roads is N/A unless you get out of the city. [3 other locations in BC]www.memphisbluesbbq.com/locations.asp
Osoyoos Pizza Factory
8115 Main St
Osoyoos, BC V0H 2H0
 Other (See Comments)
250-495-2033
Aug 8, 2011
5Went to this place for breakfast. The owner is a character of the first order. They will make you anything you want even if its not on the menu. I had a breafast pizza, it was awesome. When you get the check you also get the guestbook to fill in. Can't wait to go back & try it again, This time for dinner & then breakfast next morning.55555facebook.com/pages/Osoyoos‑Pizza‑Factory‑The‑Lounge/35406344052?sk=info
Reviewer: Quicksilver, Campbell River, BC
The Inn at Spences Bridge
3649 Hwy 8
Spences Bridge, BC V0K 2L0
 home-made vegetarian
877-354-1997
Oct 8, 2009
4Reviewer left no comment.54323www.spencesbridge.ca
Reviewer: Anonymous
Weezie's Borscht Hut
2816 Columbia Ave
Castlegar, BC V1N 2X9
 Family Style
(250) 304-2633
Sep 20, 2010
4All the roads to the area are nice and twisty.
Any direction you are coming from, it would be a great ride.

Try ordering 4 item lunch and good luck finishing it.

Classic Russian food (hearty). Classic Russian portions (HUGE).

55454Reviewer: Max
Woodbury Resort & Marina
Hwy 31
Ainsworth, BC V0G 1A0
 Bar and Grill
(250) 353-7717
Oct 18, 2009
4Order the fish and chips. Real potatoes and fish flown in weekly. Surprisingly good. Look for the tug boat as a sign. kind of a run down resort, but I felt very at home. Not worried about breaking anything. Some of the best roads in BC53333www.woodburyresort.com
Reviewer: a motorcycle tourist
Benja Thai Restaurant
516 7th Ave
Keremeos, BC V0X 1N3
 250-499-2561
Jul 25, 2011
4Thai food, Very good & somewhat unexpected for this little cow-town.
Clean & good food.
45425benjathairestaurant.com
Reviewer: Quicksilver
Acosta's tacos
4539 W Imperial Hwy
Lennox, CA 90304
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Featured on "Feasting On Asphalt". Another location a bit north in Inglewood.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Al the Wop's
13936 Main St
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
 BBQ
916 776 1800
Jan 13, 2010
5Steak with peanut butter is a specialty of the house! Restaurant is about 20 feet below river level. River is about 60 feet away.
[Another reviewer says: The steak sandwich is to die for on sourdough bread.
44534Reviewer: BigPaul & Explorer
Alice's Restaurant
17288 Skyline Blvd
Woodside, CA 94062
 D,D&D
650 249 8158
Oct 8, 2009
5Everybody has to go to Alices'.
[another reviewer adds:] Get the BMW burger and garlic fries. The have great Calamari too. And micro brew.
[rczinger adds:] They've got great breakfasts there!
54534alicesrestaurant.com
Reviewer: BigPaul & rczinger
Aptos Pizza
7945 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
 Pizza
(831) 688-4030
Nov 2, 2010
5Creative pizza that will leave you drooling for more. Buy by the slice at the counter, eat in, or use a table on the sidewalk. Although you can get pepperoni treat yourself to one of the more imaginative offerings - pesto, bbq, etc.

Aptos is a short scoot from San Jose-Soquel Rd and other twisty paths through the Santa Cruz mountains
55344Reviewer: Ogg
Auntie April's Chicken and Waffles
4618 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94124
 Other (See Comments)
415-643-4983
Nov 2, 2010
5Awesome chicken and waffles at an authentic soul food diner. Great diverse menu you can enjoy any time of day.

Just be careful about where you park. It's not the greatest neighborhood.
15453Reviewer: Mark in Hollister
B&R Old Fashion Burgers
3512 Rosecrans Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250
 (310) 679-4774
Mar 9, 2009
4royal burger (2.5 lb. - pastrami, egg, etc.)bandrburgers.com
Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Baby Blues BBQ
444 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
 BBQ
(310) 396-7675
Jan 15, 2010
4It's a little corner joint, with parking at a premium, but the food is worth it! Go for the babyback ribs. Then enjoy cruising down PCH thru Rolling Hills. 25543www.babybluesbarbq.com
Badger Mountain House
48711 Hwy 245
Badger, CA 93603
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
559-337-2321
Oct 4, 2012
5[Note:] Formerly known as Sisters Mountain House
First, I'm basing rating solely on the Sunday breakfast, as I haven't had a chance to try their other meals; cream cheese and cinnamon apple stuffed french toast, which is to die for. Second, there's a number of great roads that lead to the place; it's located on Highway 245, near both Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. (my route included Hwy 180, Dunlap Road, Hwy 245, and Boyd Rd)
[Kiwi from Fresno adds:] Great ride getting there from whatever direction you are coming from lots of twisties Snow in winter and sand on the road in Spring so be careful .. Great burgers and well priced drinks
55554sistersmountainhouse.com
Reviewer: J. from Fresno Kiwi from Fresno
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
345 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA 95448
 Other (See Comments)
(707) 433-2337
Feb 11, 2010
5It's a brew pub. Best brews in northern California. If you like an IPA you can't go wrong with the Racer V. If on it's available, go with the Racer X!
Great burgers, sandwiches, salads and main course type meals as well. I've never been disappointed. I'm not a big fry guy, but their garlic fries are to die for.
Roads - Heck, you are only 20 minutes from Skaggs Springs - the best ten miles of riding I know of in California, Oregon and Nevada. The coast is nearby as is wonderful rides through the hills of the Sonoma and Napa wine countries.
55434www.bearrepublic.com
Reviewer: K12GT Sacrider
Betty Burger
505 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
 Burger Joint
831-423-8190
Feb 1, 2012
5Truly the best burgers on the central coast. And since you are being bad, have one of their killer milkshakes too!45534bettyburgers.com
Reviewer: CRASH - Santa Cruz Mountains
Bill & Carols Sea Shanty
296 S Ocean Ave
Cayucos, CA 93430
 Seafood
(805) 995-3272
Jun 24, 2011
5We were staying overnight in Cayucos on Highway 1 and the hotel clerk recommended this place. We split a combo plate of fresh fried shrimp (huge!), fried calimari steak, fried clams and fresh fried red snapper. Served with wedge cut potatoes - hot, crisp, quick - so good we came back the next night. Oh and don't skip.dessert. I had the Maui Wowie pie - coconut crust, pineapple coconut ice cream with caramel and whipped cream. This thing was huge! My son had the Rocky Mountain High Pie - marshmallow rice krispy crust, rocky ice cream, hot fudge, peanut butter and a white chocolate whipped cream topping. Go for the food, go for dessert - go for both! The service is fast and friendly and the prices reasonable for what you get to eat.55545seashantycayucos.com
Reviewer: Dave "ZL" Acker
Black Bear Diner
174 W. Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA 94526
 Diner
(408) 946-2327
Jun 4, 2012
5Really good. Huge portions, hearty and cheap! Good service. Close to freeways 880 and 680 on hwy 237.
[Admin note:] A chain with 50 locations in 8 western states. Most are in CA.
35555www.blackbeardiner.com
Bobby D's Restaurant
1635 A Street
Antioch, CA 94509
 BBQ
925-775-4025
May 12, 2011
5This family owned restaurant's motto is: "You've had the rest, now try the BEST". That's huge to live up to! But let me tell you there's nothing as good in or near my hometown. A group of 15 of us were on a motorcycle ride out thru the Delta stopped in to Bobby D's for a late lunch. We pulled into a local strip Mall and there was a HUGE smoker outside. Looking good so far! I had the small bowl of gumbo which was BIG! It was delicious. I also had potato salad and hush puppies and 1 piece of fried Catfish. All very good! Several friends ordered hush puppies to take home. I also tried a sample from all the offering my friends were served. I loved the beef ribs! Meat falling off the bone! Just the right amount of smoke and the BBQ sauce was SO GOOD. I also tried the Hot Links...excellent! You could actually taste the sausage first and then a nice spicy hit. I'm a huge Cole Slaw fan and it's some of the best...right up there with Mom's. My wife had Pulled Pork...luckily there was enough left for me to have for dinner. Not kidding here...Some of the best I've ever had. The smoke flavor was just right and the sauce exactly like I like it. Their homemade peach cobbler...off the hook! (do people still say that) One buddy had Pork Ribs and liked them so much he took an order home for his wife. OH..don't want to forget the Collard Greens...done just right. Lets see, the only other thing we got was an Oyster "Po Boy". I didn't try it, but she loved it. No one had chicken but a guy sitting behind me says he goes there twice a week just for the fried chicken. It's all he gets! So next time I'm trying the fried chicken. Bobby D is a gracious host and he and his staff are friendly. 45544www.bobbydscustomcatering.com
Reviewer: bobzinger
Boccali's
3277 Ojai Santa Paula Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
 Drive-In
(805) 646-6116
Aug 21, 2010
5An inviting stop on the road to Ojai, this is a great place to sit outside, order some Italian food, and watch the motorcycles roll by. The pizza we ordered was delicious, and a variety of toppings are available. They use ingredients that are grown on their ranch property, depending on the season. Make sure to bring cash, because they do not accept credit cards. The road from Santa Paula to Ojai, CA-150, is a scenic, rural road with a mix of twisties and valley sections, popular among Southern California motorcyclists.55444www.boccalis.com
Brothers Tacos
Victory Blvd & Troost Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91606
 Mexican
7/3/2010
Oct 16, 2009
5Located in Parking Lot on NW corner of Victory & Troost . Open Wed - Sat 4PM thru 2 AM. There is usually a line from 10- 30 people waiting to order but it goes fast. No place to sit down so just use your MC or stand by it like I do. Great Carne Asada, Carnitas Tacos for $1 each plus Free Fried Onions, Fried Cactus, Fried Hot Peppers and Large fresh fried Tortilla chips. All this food for $2 to $3 plus $1 for a canned soda. I think it is the best Tacos in S. Calif for the $$ and they are tasty.45555Reviewer: Bigequip
Buckhorn Steak and Roadhouse
2 Main St
Winters, CA 95694
 530-795-4503
Nov 12, 2009
5Outstanding Beef and Lamb. Great riding anywhere West or Northwest45434www.buckhornsteakhouse.com
Reviewer: Anonymous
Buster's Original Southern Barbeque
1207 Foothill Blvd
Calistoga, CA 94515
 BBQ
(707) 942-5605
Feb 10, 2010
4Great location at the intersection of Hwy 29 and Hwy 128 in Calistoga and the wine country. Tons of great riding all over the area with many passes and twisties in all directions including out to the coast. The smoke and the scent of barbecue will hit you before you see it. Not the best Que I've had, but very good and priced reasonably. For some the hot sauce is far too hot so think about starting with the mild.54433www.busterssouthernbbq.com
Reviewer: A Sacramento K12GT Rider
Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery
1207 Foothill Boulevard
Calistoga, CA 94515
 BBQ
707.942.5605
Oct 31, 2010
5Literally the best BBQ I've ever eaten, the meats are great, the BBQ sauce is crazy-good. Parking for the bikes, and there's a couple of gas stations within a block, so you can fuel up both yourself and your bike. Very casual, but OMG it's good eats... 45444www.busterssouthernbbq.com
Reviewer: CD, Livermore CA
Casa De Fruita
10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy
Hollister, CA 95023
 (408) 842-7282
Oct 11, 2013
4It's a great place to stop and take a break when on Hwy 152. You can eat, shop, wine tasting, candy, or just relieve the bladder.34544casadefruta.com
Reviewer: Rich Wallace Merced, CA
Central Texan BBQ
10500 Merritt St
Castroville, CA 95012
 BBQ
(831) 633-2285
Apr 25, 2010
5Nearby many great riding roads, Central Texan BBQ is a great place to stop for lunch while out riding. Try the sausage which is made of smoked brisket and bacon, nothing else. If you have a large appetite, the Trailblazer Combo is a choice of 3 meats totalling over a pound and a half of food. I recommend the sausage, brisket, and pork shoulder.55444Reviewer: TedSki - San Francisco, CA
Cinnabar Sam's
19 Willow Way
Willow Creek, CA 95573
 Cafe
(530) 629-3437
Aug 17, 2010
3Food: reasonably good food, but a long wait for service. We guessed that the owner had been celebrating a bit early that day.
Ride: WOW! You can enter from CA96, or CA299 from either end of Willow Creek. All are great roads.
53333tinyurl.com/cinnabarsams
Reviewer: Juanito the Clumsy
Cold Springs Tavern
5995 Stagecoach Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(805) 967-0066
Feb 1, 2012
5Off of Hwy 154 in the San Marcos Pass, this place truly takes you back in time to the 1800s. It's been in operation since 1865. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a surprisingly varied menu. For lunch I usually end up with the BBQ tri-tip sandwich. If you're traveling north, take Stagecoach Rd. to get back to 154. Great views of the remote San Rafael Mtns. & wilderness. Aside from the great food - this is a special place.54454coldspringtavern.com
Reviewer: Jeff in Marina del Rey, CA
Continental Gourmet market
12921 S. Prairie Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250
 (310) 676-5444
Mar 9, 2009
4empanadascontinentalgourmetmarket.com
Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Cooks Corner
19152 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA 92676
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
949-858-0266
Mar 8, 2013
4Cooks Corner is famous, like the Rock Store, for bikers. It is family friendly, it says, but I have never seen kids there. Has a bandstand, indoor and outdoor eating. Meetup place to head out to places like Hells Kitchen, Idylwild, Julian or Old Town Temecula. Ride to it is nice curvy road from the West. Leave on Santiago Canyon road, and it a nice road through the trees, reminds me of Ichabod Cranes headless horsemans ride througth the forest, but curvy. Horse country back there.54434cookscorners.com
Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
Cool Deli
2968 Hwy 49
Cool, CA 95614
 Dive
503-823-2314
Nov 8, 2009
4Real nice owners and the food is good and decent priced54343Reviewer: johnparjr
Coyoteville Cafe
15920 State Hwy 49
Downieville, CA 95936
 Diner
(530) 289-1819
Jun 30, 2010
4Very small mom and pop decent prices not the best food but out in the middle of nowhere what else are you going to eat. [coordinates approximate. If someone gets a good fix on this please pass it along]
[Another reviewer adds:] Great Breakfasts!
[Another reviewer adds: The riding on Highway 49 is outstanding - it's a fabulous, twisty road and much of the route is in a river canyon with the narrow road perched above the water. There are plenty of great swimming holes and a couple of quaint little towns. You want to ride with some caution, because it is a LONG way to a hospital and there are unforgiving drop-offs and big, dumb deer along the way.
53341Reviewer: johnparjr
Davenport Bakery Bar and Grill
490 Hwy 1
Davenport, CA 95017
 Cafe
831 423 9803
May 20, 2010
5We make this a destination stop for breakfast on trips leaving from San Francisco and heading south on hwy 1. Have ordered the breakfast burrito and eggs and bacon at different times. Bakery goods available and the coffee is great. Restaurant is located on hwy 1 so the ride to get there is a treat.55433Reviewer: Ang Vancouver
Deer Lodge Restaurant
2261 Maricopa Highway
Ojai, CA 93023
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
805-646-4256
Mar 8, 2013
4This is a Ride destination, especially from the North East through the mountains. Deer horns everywhere. Great Restaurant.54435ojaideerlodge.net
Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
Diggers' Diner
1895 Farm Bureau Rd
Concord, CA 94519
 D,D&D
925 825 8958
Mar 9, 2009
5Yea, Digger runs a mortuary. Burgers are to die for. Garlic fries will take the enamel off of your teeth and burn holes in your shorts. Has a '49 Merc Lead Slead and several bikes. Not open Sunday. 55544Reviewer: BigPaul
Dino's Hamburgers
13128 Inglewood Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250
 (310) 219-4098
Mar 9, 2009
4pastrami hot dogReviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Duarte's Tavern
202 Stage Rd.
Pescadero, CA
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(650) 879-0464
Jan 13, 2010
5You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, it all ROCK'S55535www.duartestavern.com
Eddie Rickenbacker's
133 Second St
San Francisco, CA 94105
 Bar & Grill
415 543 3498
Mar 9, 2009
5Decorated with awesome original old motorcycles. Not for sale. Parking is a PITA - It's San Francisco.44424Reviewer: BigPaul
Eel River Brewing Company
1777 Alamar Way
Fortuna, CA 95540
 Other (See Comments)
(707) 725-2739
Mar 30, 2010
5Brew Pub! Great location off of Highway 101 near the western terminus of Highway 36. Superb organic beer, wonderful food with traditional brew pub styles and some fancier choices too. On a nice day, eat and drink in their courtyard and play some horseshoes. It is located in heaven for riding with 36, 299, 96, 101, 1 and other roads all nearby.54544www.eelriverbrewing.com
Reviewer: Sacrider
El Indio
3695 India St
San Diego, CA 92103
 Mexican
(619) 299-0333
Oct 14, 2010
4food is good and plentiful. not much parking and a little difficult to get to. Good thing we're on bikes. If you're in San Diego its worth the effort24444www.el‑indio.com
Reviewer: Tony S
Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe
17143 N D St
Victorville, CA 92394
 Burger Joint
760-243-9938
Nov 2, 2011
5This restaurant has been on the TV show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on Food Network. It is a very small place not alot of seating inside but the food is great and the service is even better, very friendly staff that comes over and will talk with you. can easily be missed if riding through the area because it is up and out of the way from the main roads.45544Reviewer: BioniK
Evergreen Lodge Tavern
33160 Evergreen Rd
Groveland, CA 95321
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(800) 935-6343
Nov 6, 2009
4Located a half mile from the entrance of Yosemite National Park off 120 (directions at link). If you haven't ridden CA120, it's a top ten riding roads in the nation. The lodge is also surrounded by many offroad trails, if that is your thing. The food is Americana and well cooked. The Tavern is host to many events. The Hetch-Hetchy Dam is a very short hop from the Tavern. The Black&Blue Cheeseburger is my personal favorite. The prices are very reasonable. Note: If you are east of the park, the Tioga Pass is usually closed Nov-May and you'll have to go around. The Tioga Pass closure does not effect those coming from the west.54454evergreenlodge.com/tavern.html
Falafel's DriveIn
2301 Steven's Creek Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
 Drive-In
(408) 294-7886
Feb 2, 2010
4I've been a here a few times and the falafel is amazing. Definitely get the hot sauce, it isn't hot, but it sure tastes good. My wife is also a huge fan of their shakes, the banana is very popular.24344www.falafelsdrivein.com
Reviewer: GMG
Far Western Tavern
899 Guadalupe St
Guadalupe, CA 93434
 Old cowboy tavern
805 343 2211
Mar 9, 2009
5Old western tavern with neat old interior. Great food. Good Coffee. Parking alongside building.55534farwesterntavern.com
Reviewer: BigPaul
Foster's Bighorn
Rio Vista, CA 94553
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(707) 374-2511
Jan 18, 2010
4Food is good, but the real attraction is the collection of stuffed animals from all over the world. A classic and historic place to stop for an excellent meal, cold beer, and a glimpse into the world of big game hunting in the 1930's. With a private collection of over 250 specimens from Africa and North America, Foster's is a showplace with a 65 ft. bar, eight cold beers on draft and two dining rooms. The collection is incredible. Includes everytime of animal you can think of, including an elephant and a giraffe.33444www.fostersbighorn.com
Reviewer: John Langan
Fosters Freeze
11969 Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
 (310) 644-9653
Mar 9, 2009
4soft serve ice cream. Supposed site of inspiration for the Beach Boys song Fun, Fun, Fun; ice cream; pepper balls
Note: A California chain with dozens of locations around the state.
fostersfreeze.com
Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Frontier Cafe
64118 2nd Ave
Happy Camp, CA 96039
 Cafe
(530) 493-2644
Jun 23, 2010
4The food is very edible, at least for breakfast and lunch. My favorite is corned beef hash for breakfast, and that's hard to find. For lunch a chili size with homemade chili. MMMMM!
The ride to Happy Camp is unbeatable, no matter which way you get there: via Indian Creek Road from O'Brien/Cave Junction (OR), via CA96 from Arcata/Eureka, or via CA96 from I5/Yreka. Each way in is very curvy, very scenic, with very low traffic. We camp down the road from Happy Camp every year and never miss a meal at the Frontier Cafe.
54443Reviewer: Juanito the Clumsy
Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop
15707 S Vermont Ave
Gardena, CA 90247
 Cafe
310-532-0820
Oct 22, 2010
4Located in a bowling alley with wonderful Hawaiian food. Loco Moco's, lots of teriyaki stuff, rice, etc. Known for their Portegese sausage! I enjoyed it.14333gardenabowl.com
Gizdich Ranch
55 Peckham Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
 Other (See Comments)
(831) 722-1056
Nov 2, 2010
5Pie!

Gizdich Ranch is an orchard/farm with an onsite bakery selling fresh fruit and berry pies whole or by the slice. There's a beautiful picnic area where you can rest and enjoy your snack.

Great selection of roads to get you there - Hecker Pass (CA-152) for a mild challenge or Mt Madonna to Hazel Dell if you want to work up an appetite. Afterward, head off to CA-1 or find your way to Corralitos and give Eureka Canyon a whirl.

Do NOT miss the apple dumpling a la mode.
55453gizdich‑ranch.com
Reviewer: Ogg
Grizzly Cafe
1455 State Hwy 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
760.249.6733
Mar 8, 2013
4This is a ride destination from the Angeles Crest Highway (route 2) that starts (or ends) in La Canada Flintridge passes Newcombs Tavern as it goes across the top of the Angeles Mountains and drops off the back side into Wrightwood. Only a couple of streets connect with it and it is about a 50 mile ride arcoss the mountains. You can turn off to Mount Wilson, where all the antennas and observatory is, and see the Los Angeles valley on a clear day. Any restaurant is fine in Wrightwood. Just picked this one because I found the address. You either eat in La Canada Flintridge or Wrightwood. [ADMIN NOTE: I changed the restaurant because it looked like the other one was out of business]5grizzlycafe.com
Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
Grubstake Diner
1525 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94109
 Diner
(415) 673-8268
Oct 31, 2010
3The Gubstake is one of the best late night eateries in SF staying open until 4am everynight. Not exactly a place I would visit in the day time nor would I make a special trip to SF just to eat here. However if you're in town, and been taking advantage of the SF night life and want something to eat late at night you aren't going to find any better. It's the only place I know of to offer "Portuguese" cuisine, and wine. I've always found the food to be great, although at 2:30am there can be a bit of a wait. 14354www.sfgrubstake.com
Reviewer: Mickey
Guidos Pizzeria
5440 Live Oak Drive
Kelseyville, CA
 Other (See Comments)
(707)279-1568
Jan 27, 2010
5Located on the corner of Main and Live Oak in Kelseyville, CA. By Clear Lake and close to Sears Point Raceway. Beautiful scenic ride to get there. Pizza, Subs and the usual Italian fare. Home made food. Very clean and well managed. 55555Reviewer: Spiderman
Hank's Creekside Restaurant
2800 4th St
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
 Diner
(707) 575-8839
Oct 30, 2010
5Hanks has great food! Friendly staff. The place is a little small and they do get a lot of traffic, but it is still well worth it. Nice place to get breakfast before heading out north or east of Santa Rosa. 45533www.sterba.com/sro/creekside
Reviewer: North bay local
Happy Burger Diner
Hwy 140 & 12th St.
Mariposa, CA 95338
 Diner, Drive-in or Dive
209-966-2719
Mar 9, 2009
4The best part are the rides nearby! 1/2 hour from Yosemite Nat. Park. Also Hwy 49 (if you've never ridden Coutlerville to Mariposa - you need to try it). Tons of great local sweeps and twists. A busy, but fast and friendly little diner. They have the 'Largest Menu in the Sierras' - There are just tons of selections - something for everybody.54343www.happyburgerdiner.com
Reviewer: PokeyV65
Hell's Kitchen
32685 Ortega Highway
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
 Burger Joint
951-609-3390
Mar 8, 2013
4It is a Biker Bar Family type place. Patio out back and in front. Hwy 74 aka Ortega Highway, has always been a favorite ride for bikers, curvy roads through the mountains and this place is on top. Has (indoor and) outdoor toilets for riders just passing by. The have a menu but the hamburgers are huge, and there is a coffin in the dining room where customers can press a lever and watch it open. Inside is all the refrigerated condiments for their burgers. They have a pool table room also. It is a friendly place and should not be missed. Leaving this off your list is like leaving off the Rock Store on Mulholland Drive. And did I see the Iron Door, oldest bar in California, in Groveland on this list??54444hellskitchen‑ca.com
Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
Hoover's Beef Palace
401 N Main St
Templeton, CA 93465
 D,D&D
(805) 434-2114
Mar 9, 2009
5This is a great place! We ride down a few times a year just for the huge breakfast, almost 350 miles RT for some bisquits and gravy55555Reviewer: Rdroady
Howards Cafe
3611 Bohemian Hwy
Occidental, CA 95465
 Cafe
(707) 874-2838
Nov 7, 2010
5Ang Vancouver says: You will not find a better place than this for breakfast. Everything is good,we had the hot oatmeal with fruit, but next time we will have waffles. The coffee is very good. Take any road in any direction and you can't go wrong.
Lofoss adds: I have ridden for a lot of years but I have to say that if you take Colemen Road from Bodega Bay to the Town of Occidental you will be amazed at how beautiful that area really is.
It's mainly a one lane road from the beach till you get close to the town and the view is to die for looking from the hill down onto the beach.
Then it goes from scrub land to some of the really amazing stands of redwood trees and into some forest canopies that are kodak worthy.
When you get into town and go into this cafe,the smell of baked goods hits you right in the face.
I recommend the breakfast there with anything off the griddle and the sausage is all made fresh right there in town.
There is nothing done half ass on that menu, from fresh squeezed OJ, fresh ground coffee to sammiches it's all top notch.
55544Reviewer: Ang Vancouver lofoss
Hyde Away Blues BBQ Cafe
457 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
 BBQ
415-931-4933
Sep 16, 2011
5This place is The Real Deal. U just have to get there befor Sold Out! From the Award Winning Ribs with Dozens of 1rst place Rib Trophys lining the walls. The Apple Smoked Pulled Pork is to DIE for. They change the menu daily & post it on face book under Big Mays BBQ. Omg the sweet tee! 457 hyde St /o'farrell. Lil May is adorable. 55555www.twitter.com/bigmaysbarbeque
Reviewer: Mayor of Hyde Street
Iron Door Saloon
18761 Main Street
Groveland, CA 95321
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
209-962-8904
Mar 8, 2013
3I just stopped for a peek on a 12 mountain pass ride, but it is an old place, and has a gift shop across the street. But being the oldest bar in California, I think it worthy of a visit if you are around Yosemite National Park sometime. I should not have clicked the ratings as I did not eat there, my first thought was to neither praise or condemn them, before I realized I could have left the ratings blank.3iron‑door‑saloon.com
Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
Jack's Grill
1743 California Street
Redding, CA 96001
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(530) 241-9705
Jan 12, 2013
5This is a steak place with a bar. It is small and, when you first enter, dark, so the hostess station can be hard to find. The salad is served in a bowl, family style. And the steaks are simply great. My buddy and I eat filet and New York strip. They are tasty and juicy. We stop and eat there on any trip that affords us the opportunity. Sometimes we plan our trip just so that we can do just that. [ADMIN NOTE:] Sorry, I had to increase your road rating from a 4 to a 5. No place this close to CA-36 is permitted anything less than a 5 :)55444jacksgrillredding.com
Reviewer: 1200GSceej
Jay Bee's BBQ
15911 S Avalon Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247
 BBQ
(310) 532-1064
Nov 7, 2010
5Great BBQ sandwiches, and rib plate lunches, with choice of mild, medium, or HOT sauces! If you enjoy Southern BBQ, go there!!
Another reviewer adds: He's not kidding about the hot sauce, that stuff will blow the back of your head off.
It's not for the faint of heart.
25454jaybeesbbq.com
Jimtown Store
6706 California 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
 Drive-In
(707) 433-1212
Jun 16, 2011
5Just outside of Healdsburg on State Highway 128, Jimtown Store is a country store and cafe with a wider worldview, a Sonoma County landmark nestled in the vineyards of the Alexander Valley, one of Northern California's premium wine appellations. Bordered by the Mayacamas Mountains and the Russian River, continuing East on Hwy 128 will take you up and over Knights Valley into the lovely town of Calistoga, CA. Heading West will have you heading through Geyeserville, CA and onwards through Boontville towards Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean. The renowned Skaggs Springs Road is also just a 20 minute jaunt via Dry Creek Road. Great riding, delicious food…a destination indeed.55544jimtown.com
Reviewer: Dan de Serpa
Jo'An's
25875 Village Center Dr.
Idyllwild, CA 92549
 (951) 659-0295
Mar 9, 2009
4One of those nice eateries that the locals chose to go to.45433Reviewer: SoloTotoCoyote
Jocko's Steak House
125 N Thompson Ave
Nipomo, CA 93444
 Steak House
805-929-3565
Sep 1, 2010
51 Star Atmosphere, 5 Star Steaks. All steaks and chops are cooked outside over Red Oak. The steaks look more like roasts than steaks and will be several inches thick after cooking. This place is worth every penny and every mile you drove to get here.
Rick adds: Most likely the best pork chops I've ever had, service great, prices reasonable
55353www.jockosmix.com
Reviewer: Russ - Running Springs, CA Rick
Joe's Cable Car
4320 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112
 Burger Joint
(415) 334-6699
Oct 30, 2010
3if you have to have a burger and nothing but fast food is around this is okay. burgers are meh at best and overpriced. service isnt the best nor is it the worst. parking is good and plentiful for bikes there arent any decent roads near by since its pretty much at mission and silver in the city. there are better burger places in town to go to.13413www.joescablecar.com
Joey's Bar-B-Que
3699 riverside Dr.
Chino, CA 91710
 BBQ

Mar 12, 2009
5A bit pricey for BBQ but a long time tradition in Chino area for good BBQ34524Reviewer: Road STar Rich
Juanita's Mexican Food
1735 Indian Hill Blvd
Pomona, CA 91767
 Fast Food
909-624-1272
Nov 12, 2009
5The greatest burritos in the world for 40 years. Nondescript walk up. Near Brown Motor Works (BMW shop), Angeles Crest Hwy, and Glendora Moutain Road.35353Reviewer: Anonymous
Julian Pie Co
21976 Hwy. 79
Santa Ysabel, CA 92109
 Bakery
760-765-2400
Jan 18, 2010
4If you don't want to ride into Julian but you still want one of those tasty pies, this is the place to stop. Get a slice of warm apple pie and a scoop of ice cream!55334www.julianpie.com
Reviewer: Bill Murphy
Katrina's
456 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA 95603
 Cafe
(530) 888-1166
Oct 30, 2010
5Home made corned beef hash, lemon yogurt pancakes, and the Tuscan Scramble are my favorites, although I doubt anything is bad. They are very popular so expect a 20 minute wait after 8:30 AM. They do NOT take credit cards or checks, so bring cash. Closed Mon and Tues.
Nearby roads to try: Wentworth Springs road, out of Georgetown (excellent pavement)
Mosquito Ridge Road out of Foresthill. (Which connects up to Wentworth, lumpy in places)
Hwy49 in either direction to Placerville, or to Sierra City and beyond. (Pretty wet in the winter months)
45545katrinascafe.com
Reviewer: Stomdragon Cool, CA
Kirkwood Inn & Saloon
Hwy 88 at Carson Pass
Kirkwood, CA 95646
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
209-2587304
Aug 13, 2010
4This is a great ride from Sacramento. I took Hwy. 50 to Pollock Pines and went up Mormon-Immigrant Trail to Hwy. 88 and then up to Kirkwood. Keep going and it's Markleeville or Tahoe, go down to Jackson or Placerville (Hwy. 49). I took off and turned this into a 250 mile ride, by taking Shake Ridge Road on Hwy. 88 and popped out at Fiddletown and took Hwy. 49 to Auburn and Hwy. 80 home. It was a really good ride, the destination is awesome, High Sierra and mountain lakes. Good food, definitely a rider destination. That is how I got the tip to take Shake Ridge Road home.554Reviewer: Sas, Roseville
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Kopper Kettle
243 Main St
Chester, CA 96020
 (530) 258-2698
Jun 30, 2010
5Breakfasts fit for a choker-setter, appropriate in this little logging town. Corned beef hash and eggs is terrific; you can get biscuits and gravy instead of toast and not have to eat again for the rest of the day. Good riding abounds - the loop through Lassen Volcanic National Park, Highway 36 towards Red Bluff, State Route 89 to Quincy and Truckee. Pretty country, great food, great riding!45445
La Esperanza
12786 Railroad Dr
Cutler, CA 93615
 Mexican
559-528-2414
Aug 26, 2010
5Nestled in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, this little brick house has some of the BEST chile verde around...and that says a lot in a land full of good chile verdes. When I am in the states and heading back family roots in the central valley of California this is a must stop. My family has been fans of this place for at least 20 years and it continues to please.35544Reviewer: AzDesertTroll
Latitudes
130 Maple St.
Auburn, CA 95603
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(530) 885-9535
Oct 30, 2010
5This is both a bar and grill, AND a finer dining establishment. The bar is downstairs, is casual, and somewhat intimate. The upstairs is somewhat more formal, and definitely brighter. The bar often has live music on the weekends, but isn't too loud.
Half of the menu stays the same all year long, and half changes to a different region of the world every month. This can make some months somewhat unexciting, depending on your tastes, and will also leave you waiting 11 months for your favorite dishes. However, the food is always well prepared, and is organic and locally grown whenever possible. There is a bistro menu in the bar, in addition to the full menu. The blue cheese smothered steak is a nice value if you don't want to go for a $20~$25 dinner. They also have the absolute best fries around.
Local roads:
Wentworth Springs Road, out of Georgetown. To Icehouse, to Hwy50, to Placerville, and back on Hwy49 is a nice loop. (closed during winter)
Mosquito Ridge Rd, (lumpy and bumpy in places) out of Foresthill links up to Wentworth which allows you to return via Georgetown and 193, or to do the Icehouse to Placerville loop.
Hwy49 up to Sierra City or beyond is an enjoyable road during the drier months. Pretty dark and wet in the winter.
45545latitudesrestaurant.com
Reviewer: Stormdragon Cool, CA
Los Rios Rancho
39611 Oak Glen Rd
Oak Glen, CA 92399
 BBQ
(909) 797-1005
Oct 1, 2011
4Apples! This is a great place to go all year, but during apple season it get fun.
The Ranch has a huge BBQ cooker powered by apple wood. The tri-tip is the best,
even though it is not cooked with any sauce. You have to put your own sauce on. Fresh cider and fresh baked apple goods are still warm out of the oven.
It is a park like setting with lots of trees and grass with several benches to eat on.
It is next to a nature reserve if you want to take a short hike and sit next to a couple of ponds.

Very popular on the weekends with thousands of visitors including bikers. Mostly cruisers, but a few of us touring bikers also.
The road up from Yucaipa is nice and twisty. The cruisers tend to take it very slow. You can go up and down the same side or go over the tip and down into Banning and catch the I-10. Also a few side roads if you know the area.
Good food, Fall colors, Nice ride... What more do you want for a day ride?
33433losriosrancho.com
Reviewer: bwphoto - San Bernardino
Mad Greek's Diner
72112 Baker Blvd
Baker, CA 92309
 Diner
(760) 733-4354
Mar 9, 2009
3To be honest, this isn't really a Ride To Eat destination. Nobody gets up in the morning and says "Oooh… let's ride to the Mad Greek today." Unless they live down the street. But lots of bikes pass Baker on the way to or from some great riding, and the Mad Greek will take a little of the sting out of paying those I-15 dues. It's a great people-watching place - with Vegas types full of anticipation or the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. The menu is too huge and varied to actually rate the food. You should be able to find something you like. But no promises except to say that no matter what you get, you will not forget the Mad Greek.23343www.erench.com/RESTAUR/CALIF/BAKER/GREEK
Reviewer: Your humble servant
Mad River Burger Bar
2515 State Hwy 36
Mad River, CA 95552
 Other (See Comments)
(707) 574-6646
Nov 7, 2010
5On one of the best riding roads, Highway 36, and next to the Post Office, is a little 15 foot trailer that serves up the most awesome burgers and other great eats. Not many places to eat on 36 but this is well worth the stop. Great shakes as well as too darn many other choices of food. The place is always busy. The locals call in their orders to avoid waiting. No inside seating you just find a spot on the couple of picnic tables parked under the trees. Rest room is a porta potty. One of these times I will have to try something other then the burgers, but I haven't tried all of the kinds they have to offer (yet! working on it!)
Admin Note: Map coordinates approximate. Updates appreciated.
5555
Mel & Faye's Diner
31 California 49
Jackson, CA 95642
 Family Style
209.223.0853
May 28, 2011
4I've been going there since the middle 70's and the food quality has gone down considerably. The malts are still great, the food so-so. Nice place to cool off in the summer with a great chocolate malt !!
Don in Lodi Says: I'm still working down the Burger Menu. I keep going back for the Miner Special. They're right in the heart of the 49'r Gold Country. Cross street Hwys 88 and 49.
53433www.melandfayesdiner.com
Reviewer: Don in Lodi
Mia's
30040 State Hwy 108
Cold Springs, CA 95335
 (209) 965-4591
Oct 11, 2013
5On the West side of Sonora Pass, it's a great place to stop and get something to eat. The Pizza is cooked in a brick oven, and tastes delicious.55545mias.com
Reviewer: Rich Wallace Merced, CA
Mountain Creek Restaurant & Buckhorn Tavern
225 Main St
Sierra City, CA 96125
 530-862-1171
Feb 17, 2010
4Sierra City is on Hwy 49 at about the 4100 foot elevation. Great little town with wonderful folks. I've only had breakfast there, but would be great for all meals as the main restaurant area is in The Garden. A creek running thru it, clean air and good food. The ride is, of course to die for. 49 will take you to Hwy 80 and Auburn or over to 395 and Nevada. If you have the time, and love big sweepers leading to even better roads, head east from Sierra to Gold Lake Hwy North to 89/70, then take 70 to Quincy. You can stay on 70 down to the valley or, for more fun, take the Oroville Quincy Hwy down to Oroville. Much of this road was recently repaved and the twisties are in wonderful condition.54544www.mountaincreekrestaurant.com
Reviewer: Sacrider K12GT
Negri's Original Italian
3700 Bohemian Hwy
Occidental, CA 95465
 (707) 823-5301
Mar 9, 2009
5heaping gobs of great italian food in some fantastic riding territory55444www.negrisrestaurant.com
Reviewer: Just a guy
Nepenthe
48510 Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
 (831) 667-2345
Mar 9, 2009
5A great place to take a break along the magnificent Pacific Coast Highway. There will be many tourists there, but don't let that put you off - you're in the wrong part of the world if you want to dodge tourists. When the weather is nice it's a real treat to eat outside, especially if you can get a seat on the rail on the south and west side of the patio area. Spectacular views. The bartenders are real pros, in case your passenger wishes to imbibe - I hear the Mai Tai's and Bloody Mary's are memorable. Pricey, but the food is good and the location is amazing. Watch out for the bluejays, they'll steal your fries if you give them half a chance.54525www.nepenthebigsur.com
Reviewer: Your humble servant
Neptune Net
42505 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
 Seafood
(310) 457-3095
Nov 6, 2010
4This place is on Pacific Coast Highway and a good place to stop and order some clam chowder or some fish and chips.
Lots of bikes there from Harleys to metrics with parking right up front for your bike.
On weekends it gets so crowded that they have a couple of security guard to try make enough room for all that ride in,
Your right across the highway from the beach and Ive seen Grey whales playing 100 yards from the shore in the winter months.
You can pick up Mulholland drive right near there and get into some great riding twisties all the way to the Rockstore and on into L.A.
Check the websites game about crossing P.C.H., its pretty close to the truth.
54343neptunesnet.com
Reviewer: lofoss
New York Pizza Department
2279 Eagle Glen Pkwy #105
Corona, CA 92883
 Family Style
951-493-6789
Oct 3, 2010
5Where do I start? The pizza is authentic NY style thin crust. Lasagna is 2nd only to my own! Chicken parmisan sandwich is fantastic. Tomato soup is the best ever but only available a couple days a week. Italian combo actually has capicolla! Apple pizza with cinnamon ice cream is great. Cheesecake is outta sight! The ride is fun from OC over Ortega Hwy.45535www.nypdcorona.com
Reviewer: GGG
Newcomb's Ranch
Angeles Crest Hwy 2
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
626.440.1001
Oct 28, 2010
4Everyone that rides Angeles Crest Highway knows Newcomb's Ranch it "the" destination. Food is good, but that's not why you stop at Newcomb's Ranch, it's where motorcyclist meet to tell tall tales and share the love for all things motorcycle.
Admin Note: Location approximate. If you get an accurate GPS marker for the place, please pass it along.
54524www.newcombsranch.com
Reviewer: TINK - photosbytink.com
Nickel Diner
524 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA
 
Mar 9, 2009
4This is THE PLACE to get your BACON DOUGHNUTS!!!! Yummy fresh made comfort food prepared daily that's reasonably priced and worth the ride into downtown. Besides a mouth-watering array of home-made pastries, they've also an extensive regular menu for breakfast and lunch so you don't have to worry about completely blowing your diet. Raven November 08Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
North Coast Brewing Co
455 N Main St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
 microbrew/food
(707) 964-3400
Oct 8, 2009
4Good bike access;good food;great local brew.
[another reviewer adds:] They brew several styles of Ales and Porters and serve them at the bar up front. All are good. The after-work regulars are mostly blue collar. Really, really blue collar which might put off some who expect a more touristy crowd but fear not as everyone is very friendly, especially the staff. They do a lot of seafood but I can only bear fish'n'chips and the Brewery's were very good. But the best part about the place is the ride there.
[reviewer David Morrow adds: I would not describe the North Coast Brewing crowd in Fort Bragg as "really, really blue collar". It has a very nice pub and an even nicer restaurant.]

[editor: I'd add that the nearby stretch of Hwy 1 between Leggett and the coast is the jewel in the crown of the PCH]
54434www.northcoastbrewing.com
Reviewer: HippieDave and Jeff N
North Shore Cafe
39226 North Shore Dr
Fawnskin, CA 92333
 Cafe
(909) 866-5879
Jul 17, 2011
5Richard the owner is a *real* chef, not some teenager with a summer job. The food that comes out of that tiny kitchen never fails. BEST Reuben sandwich on the planet. Killer burgers and the usual small diner fare.
They close early MTW.
45444northshorecafe.com
Reviewer: datsaxman
Olive Pit
2156 Solano St
Corning, CA 96021
 Other (See Comments)
(530) 824-4667
Jun 25, 2010
3FOOD: Yes, they have food, but the reason to go is the olives. They have about thirty different kinds (or maybe more), from mild to wild, hot to not. RIDE: For those of you on your two-ton cruisers, getting to Corning is a dream. It's hot, straight, hot, flat, hot, interstate, and hot. None of those pesky turns. Nonetheless, it's one of my favorite stretches of I5.35444www.olivepit.com
Reviewer: Juanito the Clumsy
Original Cottage
26545 California 18
Rimforest, CA 92378
 Diner
909 337 1212
Jul 17, 2011
5The Original, eh? Very reasonable prices, small town atmosphere. Italian specialties along with the biggest breakfast in SoCal since the demise of Belisle's down the street from Disneyland...you think you can, but you can't finish the Farmer Boy combo. It has been done, but you really can't. Sometimes I can. Well, you and a couple of friends *might*. The thing is that the huge portions aren't a gimmick like those places with the twelve pound steak that give it to you if you can eat it all in one week or whatever. It's just how much they can get on the plate and the girls can still barely lift it. Everything is dee-rish-us. I knew the phone number without looking it up, ok? What does that tell you?45553http://theoriginalcottage.blogspot.com/
Reviewer: datsaxman
Panamint Springs Resort
Hwy 190
Death Valley, CA 93556
 775-482-7680
May 12, 2010
4Aside from being the only place for a disturbingly measurable number of miles, the motel and restaurant strives to be more than just an "any port in the storm" location in the desert. The food in the restaurant is good and plentiful, served from a blending of traditional American and Southwestern fare. The bar is well stocked for tired and bunking-in travelers and the breakfasts are served fresh, hot, fast and piled on. It's a great place to pack in for the night and freshen up for the morning's traveling.54434www.deathvalley.com/psr
Reviewer: chornbe
Paradise Valley Cafe
61721 State Hwy 74
Mountain Center, CA 92561
 Cafe
(951) 659-3663
Mar 17, 2013
4GREAT BREAKFAST'S HWY 74 FROM HEMET AND IDYLWILD OR 371 FROM TEMECULA ARE BOTH GOOD ROADS TO REACH THIS PLACE. POPULAR WITH BOTH BIKERS AND LOCALS FROM THE AREA44444theparadisevalleycafe.com
Reviewer: TONYVALK
Peggy Sues 50s Diner
35654 Yermo Road
Yermo, CA 92398
 Diner
(760) 254-3370
Mar 8, 2013
5This is a ride destination, there is no good riding going or coming, but it is a Landmark. Situated near the Beginning of Interstate 40 in Barstow. It is not to be missed if you are in the area. BeeBop music, burgers and pizza, waitresses dressin in period garb. Also has gift shop. Near there is Calico Ghost Town on the other side of the interstate, worth a visit if you are near there.24444peggysuesdiner.com
Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
Phils BBQ
3750 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
 BBQ
(619) 226-63333
Mar 23, 2010
4Phil's is by far the best BBQ joint in San Diego. Tangy sauce and great meat. The sides are pretty darn good too!
[aventari adds:] It's decent food, but very busy a lot of the time so be prepared to wait for a table.
14525www.philsbbq.net
Reviewer: Bill M. and aventari
Phil's Fish Market
7600 Sandholdt Rd
Moss Landing, CA 95039
 Seafood
(831) 633-2152
Mar 9, 2009
5I miss Phil's Cioppino (Italian seafood stew) so much I order it shipped frozen to Missouri every once in a while (they have an online shop too). Almost as good as being there. And the calamari filets - oh - oh - don't get me started. This is as good as seafood gets. The roads REAL close aren't great, but it is just off the Pacifc Coast Highway, and half an hour north or south will get you into some world class riding. If you're riding in Monterey and looking for great seafood, head a few minutes north to Moss Landing and try Phil's. It will be a memorable meal.55354www.philsfishmarket.com
Reviewer: Your humble servant
Pink's
709 N La Brea
West Hollywood, CA 90038
 Hot Dog & Sandwich Stand
323-931-4223
Mar 16, 2011
4The classic LA hot dog stand. Good food, good price, long lines, and you can say you ate at Pink's!
Another reviewer adds: Not really a review since I've never made it to the original Pinks, but I recently ate hot dogs at both Pinks and Nathans in Las Vegas, and Pinks wins hands-down, no contest.
[Note:] Home to the annual "Bite The Weenie" RTE. Here's the 2010 Info.
54433
Porter St. Barbeque
967 W Henderson
Porterville, CA 93257
 BBQ
559-783-8703
Aug 19, 2010
4Nice little outdoor spot near SR 65 with easy on and off access. It is a one man show who takes pride in his product, but charges a fair price. When I worked in the area it was a regular lunch spot.14451Reviewer: Jake T #P-135
Priest Station Cafe
16756 Old Priest Grade
Groveland, CA 95305
 Burger Joint
209-962-1888
Nov 5, 2010
5A nice place to stop on the way to/from Yosemite along 120. Also near hwy 49. Great burgers. Grass-fed beef--which seems to be better for you than grain-fed. Nice views from the patio. Popular with motorcycle riders. Climbers too.
55545facebook.com/pages/Priest‑Station‑Cafe‑Store/133994173158
Reviewer: david, east bay
Putah Creek Cafe
1 Main St
Winters, CA 95694
 Cafe
530-795-2682
Oct 31, 2010
5This little gem makes some darned good food. The front counter will tempt you with its assortment of freshly baked desserts including carrot cake, marion berry pie, tri-nut pie, oatmeal cranberry cookies, lemon bars, and much more. For breakfast after a nice motorcycle ride, you can choose from omelettes, flapjacks, French Toast with fresh seasonal berries, or one of their scrambles. Their bacon is applewood smoked.
They sell Buckhorn smoked tri-tip sandwiches (and sometimes sell entire tri-tips at the front counter to take home), sizeable salads, sandwiches and burgers. In the evenings, and on weekends (at least when we were there), they bring in a wood-fired brick oven on wheels, and you can order wood-fired artisan pizzas, if you aren't in the mood for pork chops, cioppino, paella, salmon or filet mignon.
Prices are reasonable for what you get, the servers are pleasant and professional,and the restaurant itself has lots of natural light and a very welcoming atmosphere. This is our favorite place to stop and have breakfast or lunch when we ride out to this neck of the woods.
445putahcreekcafe.com
Reviewer: Janna
Rancho Nipomo Deli and BBQ
108 Cuyama Lane
Nipomo, CA 93444
 BBQ
805 925 3500
May 20, 2010
5Best pulled pork sandwich in the business! Friendly and casual service. Riding down from hwy 166 to the coast, you have to stop in.45544Reviewer: Ang Vancouver
Rickshaw Corner
10428 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA
 (858) 541-1998
Mar 9, 2009
4I ate there last about 3 weeks ago. First thing I'd like to say is this is a family owned family run business. It has all the benefits and pitfalls associated with a business of this nature. I first started eating there in 1994 when I was active duty in the Navy and living in nearby Murphy Canyon. I was impressed with the food then. I've since moved 2000 miles away and back again returning in 2004. Was I surprised to see this little gem still in business. They have the best Mongolian Beef you will find in the San Diego County, I don't care at what cost. No one makes it like the chef in the back of this restaurant! Their vegetables are as fresh as they get, always cooked to perfection. I introduced a friend to this place and he and I eat there now about once a week. He totally fell in love with their Shrimp Tempura, he also loves their Rickshaw Roll, it's a combination of Tempura Shrimp, Avocado, Crab, Cream Cheese and Cucumber. I've found their Garlic Chicken to be especially tasty as well as their Lemon and Orange Chicken. As you can tell I'm a pretty big fan of a lot of their menu. The only thing that keeps this place from getting 5 stars is the simple fact that it doesn't provide atmosphere, it's small, the service is slow sometimes as the staff is pretty limited but once they get to know you, well the servers just light up when you walk in. Another issue is that the bathroom is out and around back of the place. Maybe not everyone's kind of place, but it sure is my kind of place. After all, it's all about the food! DanaReviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Rock Inn
17539 W. Elizabeth Lake Rd
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
 BBQ
661.724.1855
Nov 27, 2009
5This is a bike stop, on the weekends the bike are lined up out front and the live music is loud. Daily specials that can be more on the fancy side.
[Another reviewer says: ] If you have never been to The Rock you have to try the Smoked Tri Tip Sandwich. Great stuff! The 1/2 lb Bacon Cheeseburger or the Philly Cheesesteak, all good choices. Lake Hughes Road, San Francisquito Canyon, and Bouquet Canyon all lead to The Rock Inn.
55553www.historicrockinn.com
Rock n Roll Diner
1300 Railroad St
Oceano, CA 93445
 (805) 473-2040
Mar 9, 2009
4Wow!!! Just some time spending on our new trip in March/April 2010 when I found this topic. I wanted to add a review of a great, funny restaurant we visited in CA. Their website is gone, so I do not know if it still is in business. [Note: Yes, they are still in business, as of Jan-2010 anyway.]Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Rock Store
0354 Mulholland Hwy
Cornell, CA 91301
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(818) 889-1311
Oct 30, 2010
2The place is one of the best bike hangouts in California.
The amount and types of motorcycles are just amazing, its too bad that the food is at best mediocre.
Breakfast is probably the worst, lunch is ok and the BBQ is ok at best.
I know the owners are getting along in years and maybe they will sell it and get an owner that will come up with a better menu.
51332www.rock‑store.com
Rongbranch Cafe
2722 Washington Street
Julian, CA 92036
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
760-765-2265
Mar 8, 2013
4Julian is an old mining town with apple orchards around it now. It is famous for Apple Pie and is a destination for bikers on the weekends. I put a local bar I have eaten at for reference, but the town is the destination, pick your apple pie place, and you won't be dissapointed. In a mountain setting. Lots of places to ride to from here.54444rongbranchrestaurant.com
Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
Rossi's Steak & Spaghetti
100 N Main
Big Pine, CA 93513
 Family Style
(760) 938-2254
Dec 14, 2011
5Rossi's is *almost* the only place to eat in BP. But we have actually ridden the 470 mile round trip just to have dinner there. TRATTORIA is the correct term for a traditional Italian dinner house like Rossi's, and a trattoria is also a neighborhood kind of place where they remember you and treat you like you wish everybody would. You know, a crummy little building where they do a little magic. Live piano player on weekends that seems to know everything. And I am a pro musician...I DO know everything, but he knows even more.
All-you-can-eat salad and bread with your entree. When was the last time the salad and bread was AWESOME? The blue cheese dressing is so good they are bottling the stuff now. Put it on your pizza!
Take somebody special there and they will talk about it for a long time.
55543Reviewer: datsaxman
Royal Scandanavia Restaurant
400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
 Other (See Comments)
805-688-8000
Mar 8, 2013
3This is a Scandanavian town full of those type of restaurants. It has the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum 805-686-9722, and Hans Christian Anderson Museum 805-688-2052. The motorcycle museum has a bunch of running older turn of the century type bikes. It is a motorcycle destination. I have been there a number of times but no individual restaurant comes to mind, so I won't rate this one. 43Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
Sal's Mexican Restaurant
2163 Park St
Selma, CA 93662
 559-896-0412
Nov 12, 2009
4No, you aren't lost. It is in a residential neighborhood. Authentic Mexican food in a friendly local Chicano atmosphere.34444Reviewer: Anonymous
Samoa Cookhouse
Cookhouse Rd
Samoa, CA 95564
 Other (See Comments)
707.442.1659
Aug 17, 2010
5I call this Basque style dining. They bring platters out and everybody digs in. It's the last lumber cookhouse left in the West, except maybe Camp 18 up in Oregon (not really a cookhouse though). Just over the bridge west of Eureka. Riding? It's the north coast...55544www.samoacookhouse.net
Reviewer: Don in Lodi
San Diego Chicken Pie Shop
2633 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Where else can you get chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, cole slaw, pie and a drink for $8? The photo may look bland but the chicken pie is so much tastier than the frozen ones you've had in the past. The cole slaw is mighty fine, too. To finish the meal I opted for the chocolate pie and it was the old fashioned cooked pudding type that was bursting with plenty of chocolate flavor. Definitely worth a detour to San Diego when you're in SoCal. Raven November 08Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Squeeze Inn
7916 Fruitridge Ave
Sacramento, CA 95824
 Dive
916-386-8599
Nov 4, 2009
5The Squeeze Inn is a Sacraemento landmark. They have been reviewed on the food channel and in numerous national magazines. Their calling card is the "Squeeze With Cheese" which is a 1/3 pound burger with a huge handful of cheeze thrown on top. There is so much cheese that it flows down onto the griddle, forming a skirt, which is then served up on a fresh made bun. Glorious! [Also a location in Galt. The Sacto location will be moving to a new nearby location, but the original location remains open until then. See the website]15533www.thesqueezeinn.com
Reviewer: Carl O.
Studio Diner
4701 Ruffin Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
 Diner
(858) 715-6400
Jan 14, 2010
4This is a great traditional diner. Good burgers, great sandwiches, good milkshakes. Try the Monte Cristo, the steak sandwich, or the B.L.T.24534www.studiodiner.com
Stumptown Brewery
15045 River Rd
Guerneville, CA 95446
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(707) 869-0705
Oct 30, 2010
4Awesome pub-grub at reasonable prices and good selection of beer. They have a beach on the Russian River as well as deck eating area overlooking the river. Sometimes they have bands playing. 24433www.stumptown.com
Summerland Cafe
2294 Lillie Ave
Summerland, CA 93067
 (805) 969-1019
Oct 30, 2010
5This place has fantastic food breakfast being best.
They are right near the beach heading north to Santa Barbara next to highway 101.
Good omelets are the order of the day with fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh coffee.
On a nice day I recommend outside seating.
[Admin note:] This place sounds great, but I think they should update this page: to indicate whether one removes one's assless chaps before dining :)
45434www.summerlandbeachcafe.com
Reviewer: lofoss
Taylor's Automatic Refresher
933 Main St
St. Helena, CA 94574
 Burger Joint
(707) 963-3486
Oct 31, 2010
5The best hamburger in the Napa, Sonoma, and wine country area. Whenever I find myself either riding or working anywhere near St Helena I have to stop at Taylors for a burger. The place is old school road side diner but featuring contemporary concepts of local, organic, fresh ingredients. The roads into, and out of Napa are great riding so you can't go wrong with a trip to Taylor's
Admin Note: 2 other locations. 1 in Napa, 1 in San Francisco. A.K.A. Gott's Roadside
55443www.taylorsrefresher.com
Reviewer: Mickey
The Hideout Saloon
27413 Hwy 76
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
 Bar & Grill/Tavern

Mar 8, 2013
4Biker Bar, Good to eat at after climbing up Palomar Mountain, (rivals Deals Gap) on the S6 or S7. There is a Vegetarian Restaurant at the top of Palomar Mountain, that is ok, but if you want meat and potatoes, its The Hideout. Street address may be wrong, but other one listed on the web does not find the right place, use lat/lon or this address, it will get you in sight of it.54444thehideoutsaloon.com
Reviewer: Richard, from Tennessee
The Junction
47300 Mines Rd
Livermore, CA 94550
 Diner
(408) 897-3148
Nov 8, 2009
5At the junction of Mines, Mt Hamilton, and Del Puerto Canyon Roads there's a hole in the wall serving good food, cold beverages (including decent beer on tap if you're of a mind for one) and great company. It doesn't hurt that these are three of the absolute best roads in the East Bay for an afternoon of twisties. Paraphrasing a quote from Yelp - it's like Alice's, just without the crowds.54443thejunctionbarandgrill.com
Reviewer: Ogglodyte
The Tiger Bar
2620 California 158
June Lake, CA 93529
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(760) 648-7551
Sep 6, 2010
5Either on the bike or in the motorhome, anytime I'm in or around June Lake I make it over to the Tiger Bar. They have great meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My personal favorite is the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy. Yum! 55545thetigerbarcafe.com
Reviewer: Dustball
Tina's Diner
346 California St
Maricopa, CA 93252
 Diner
(661) 769-9495
Mar 17, 2012
5Great little place in a small and dying central California oil field town. The owner Tina is very friendly, and serves up good size portions of good food. Maricopa sits approx. 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Not a very exciting ride to get there, but, you can head over to Lake Isabella after breakfast. All in all worth the trip.35554Reviewer: Tony
Tom Ham's Lighthouse
San Diego, CA
 (619) 291-9110
Mar 9, 2009
4OK, this place really rocks! They have a special going on right now on Tuesday nights, all you can eat Alaskan King Crab for $24.95! I really dont know what else I can say about this place other than the view of the San Diego Bay and the Coronado Bridge is perfect. The dress is business casual. I've eaten the fillet minion and it was melt in your mouth good. The last time I visited was on February 17th, but I'm headed back tonight, the Alaskan King Crab is calling my name! Check it out and you'll see that I'm not pulling your leg on this one! Last one to visit this great place is a rotten egg!www.tomhamslighthouse.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Tomales Deli & Cafe
27000 Shoreline Hwy
Tomales, CA 94971
 Diner
707-878-2732
Oct 30, 2010
4The burgers and sandwich's are good and not very expensive for Marin. The drinks are overpriced.54434tomalesdeli.com
Tommy's Joynt
1101 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94109
 Other (See Comments)
415-775-4216
Jun 23, 2010
4I've been eating there since I was a little tyke. Very eclectic and funky decor, very well-stocked bar, especially in the import beer section. But the real reason to go is the fantastic selection of roasted meats. The guys carving look like they've been there for decades, and there's a good reason for that; it's a famous SF watering hole. Don't miss the buffalo stew!
Getting there is fun until you hit the city. You can come up CA 1/Coast Highway along the Pacific, CA 35/Skyline Blvd up the spine of the Santa Cruz Mountains, or over the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin. San Francisco is no more or less fun than any big city, with lots of potential risks.
45444www.tommysjoynt.com
Reviewer: Juanito the Clumsy
Tony's
18863 Hwy 1
Marshall, CA 94940
 Other
(415) 663-1107
Nov 8, 2009
5The food is so-so. They ONLY take cash, and they are only open weekends. That's the bad news. Good news=Awesome location. On a pier over Tomales bay. Fresh bbq & raw oysters. The ride out there. Arguably some of the best moto twisties on the planet! [Coordinates approximate. If anyone gets a precise fix on the place, please pass it along.]53332Reviewer: gixxerjeff
Tortilla Flats
564 Main St
Placerville, CA 95762
 Family Style
(530) 626-0101
Nov 8, 2009
4Just my opinion But I think it's the best Mexican food around and after a long day riding in the Sierra foothills around Placerville it's the best way to end the day.55434Reviewer: Mike C.
Troy's Mint Club
7000 Maze Ave (Maze and Hart Rd.)
Modesto, CA 95358
 Dive
209-529-7007
Nov 18, 2010
4This place is a little hole in the wall. They are a great old greasy spoon, though the place keeps changing hands. I grew up about 3 miles from it and the whole nearby community eats there, and some work there.
Great burgers and portuguese beans. Fridays are clam chowder days. Get there by 11 or it might all be gone. I like the blue cheese burger. They have beer fries that are pretty good, and hand made onion rings.
I'd get the bottomless clam chowder and their texas toast. Or try a blue cheese and bacon burger with mushrooms. Play a game of pool before you leave.
Be careful of the traffic, they call this highway Blood Alley. 90 deaths since just a few years ago.
If you're heading back towards the 580/bay area, take the old patterson pass rd. exit and turn left at the offramp. Drive past the shell and power stations, then be prepared for a good ride. Avoid the road between 4 and 7pm, due to reckless commuters. There's a great view about 2/3 of the way through. I swear you can see for 20 miles. Once you get to the end of the highway and reach a stop sign, take a right and follow the road to the freeway.
24442Reviewer: Big Willie
Valley Truck Stop
721 Vertin Ave
Salinas, CA 93901
 Fast Food
831 754 1303
Mar 9, 2009
5Awesome burritos you need 2hands to hold it and at lunch there's Pit Cooked BBQ out front everything is fresh made that day. GET THERE B4 5PM CAUSE THEY SOMETIME SELL OUT its a little deli inside.34454www.valleytruckstop.com
Reviewer: NomadicBear
Walker Burger
107008 U.S. 395
Walker, CA 96107
 Burger Joint
(530) 495-2219
Feb 3, 2010
5In the middle of this desolate stretch of California high desert highway, you will find this oasis of red meat and grassy picnic wonderfulness. One of THE best burger joints you will ever find in the entire world. Cooked to order so there is a bit of a wait. While waiting you can relax in the covered patio area or in the grassy expanse. Or heck, clean your windshield with the water and squeegee left out front for that purpose. Some of the best Pass riding in California. Hwy 89/Monitor Pass leading over to Hwy 4/Ebbetts Pass is just to the North. A short jaunt south and you have Hwy 108/Sonora Pass. 30 miles or so south of Sonora Pass is Hwy 120/Tioga Pass into Yosemite. An embarrassment of riches. Living in Sacramento, I will often ride over for lunch...a great day trip. Rated Value as a 3 since the food is very good, but it is not cheap - transport costs and all to the isolated area. FYI, only open from May or so thru mid-September.55433Reviewer: Robert - currently A K12GT rider
Whoa Nelli Deli
22 Vista Point Rd
Lee Vining, CA 93541
 Deli
760-647-1088
Mar 9, 2009
5A great chef opened a restaraunt in a Mobil Station - and the food is fabulous. They offer items like Buffalo Meatloaf, Lobster Taquitos, St. Louis Ribs, Ragin Cajun chicken Jambalaya PLUS burgers, sandwiches and pizza (and it's a convenience store). It's 30 minutes from the Tioga Pass (the eastern entrance to Yosemite Nat. Park) All the employees in Yosemite recommend it highly and send park vistors there all the time. Well worth a visit. (It's 100 yards of Hwy 395 on Hwy 120) The food is very reasonable. [a.k.a. Tioga Toomey's]45334www.whoanelliedeli.com
Reviewer: PokeyV65
Wool Grower's Restaurant
609 H St
Los Banos, CA 93635
 Basque Cowboy Tavern
209 826 4593
Mar 9, 2009
5Family style seating. You can't eat all they will bring you! Great old bar.54534Reviewer: BigPaul
Arapahoe Cafe and Pub
626 Lake Dillon Dr
Dillon, CO
 (970) 468-0873
Mar 9, 2009
4I've eaten breakfast there several times and had good food every time--the attendees of our recent RTE also gave it thumbs uparapahoecafe.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Backcountry Pizza
20 E Lake View Dr # 212
Nederland, CO
 (303) 258-0176
Mar 9, 2009
4This is a frequent stop for me, to the point where I haven't even visited the Black Forest Inn restaurant which is a favorite among Colorado STers. Pros: * The pizza is AWESOME. And I don't even eat pizza that often * Excellent rotating selection of local brews on tap * Service is friendly and quick if not too packed * Local hangout, be sure to eavesdrop and you'll hear some awesome stories * Very open minded - I've been there in full leathers back when I had a cruiser, hippy shorts, stanking to high heaven after a multi day camping trip, or my high viz riding gear. Not a single funny look. * Prices are excellent, you will not overpay here * Easy to find * Plenty of free parking * Nice view of Nederland off the porch Cons: * If they get busy plan on waiting, this is a small place!www.backcountrypizza.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Brown Bear Cafe
1129 Greene St.
Silverton, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4One place we never miss when we are in the Durango/Silverton area.. Great food, fair prices, and fantastic scenery Putt July 08Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Brown Burro Cafe
706 Main
Fairplay, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Great breakfast. Eat there whenever I pass thru. The stuffed breakfast burrito is awesome. They also make and sell their own salsa. They're frequently busy and they close at 2. JimSReviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Copper Kitchen Cafe
La Junta, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Featured on "Feasting On Asphalt"Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Durango Diner
957 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301
 Diner
970-247-9889
Jan 18, 2010
5The Durango Diner is a great place to start the day, and when I say start the day I mean have breakfast after leaving Colorado Springs!! That was a really expensive breakfast. In all seriousness this place has great food, lots of it, and a great atmosphere. I've been eating at the Double D since the mid-90's and have always had great service and an awesome meal. It's a very small place with one or two booths up front and a row of stools along the bar. It's always packed so be curtious and move along after finishing your meal. If you're into the mountain bike scene you may even get lucky and eat with a national or world champion.55555www.durangodiner.com
Reviewer: Dances_With_Trees
El Taco Loco
644 S Main St.
Brighton, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4What a great dump Great Texmex... has your traditional Mexican too. Cheap cheap cheap... lotsafood... great service We probably eat there 2-3 times a month now SherobReviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
George's Drive Inn
564 US highway 85-87
Walsenburg, CO 81089
 719-738-3030
Nov 28, 2010
5Great food and service. Great green chile burgers and regular burgers but they have a pretty complete menu. Easy to get to right off I-25 exit 52, good parking lot, right at the beginning of Colorado highway 69 that is a very scenic ride to Texas Creek on US highway 50. Also state highway 10 runs east out of Walsenburg to LaJunta, another good ride.Not far west out of Walsenburg is state highway 12 that is the scenic Highway of Legends. (see suggested roads.)
55555Reviewer: Trander, Pueblo, Colorado
Hard Rock Cafe
18 E Park Ave
Empire, CO 80438
 (303) 569-2618
Mar 9, 2009
4No, not that Hard Rock Cafe, this one doesn't have a single guitar bolted to the wall. One of my favorite breakfast locations in COlorado - huuuuuge breakfast burritos piled high with cheese and homemade green chile - stuffed with three eggs, sausage and lots of other stuff I can't identify...but love. Located on the main drag through town - Highway 40 - it's on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance. Many of you have ridden right past it. In the evenings, they have bar service with a decent selection of imported beers.facebook.com/pages/The‑Hard‑Rock‑Cafe‑of‑Empire/205100819535400?sk=info
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews Earache
Hog Heaven Pit Bar-B-Que
63658 Hwy 285
Bailey, CO 80421
 BBQ
303-838-8814
Nov 26, 2010
5Favorites are pulled pork, sweet potato fries, BBQ beans. 55544www.hogheavenbar‑b‑que.com
J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co.
1301 Florida Road
Durango, CO 87301
 Other (See Comments)
(970) 259-0010
Oct 1, 2012
5Love, love, love their plain pepperoni pizza. There is a tavern next door; you can have a cold one while you wait...order your pizza at a window and they'll take it to you in the bar. Good juke box too... This place is surrounded by amazing rides Spring/Summer/Fall - in any direction! Parking for bikes in front. They also serve ribs and chicken if you don't want pizza. Very casual place with college kids working the order counter.54443jbospizzarib.com
Reviewer: JoniTsosie
Jerusalem
1890 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210
 Middle Eastern

Mar 9, 2009
4Very GOOD Food, The building isnt anything to look at but its clean and family owned 24443Reviewer: NomadicBear
King's Chef Diner
110 E. Costilla St.
Colorado Springs, CO
 Diner
719-634-9135
Jan 18, 2010
5With dish names like the Thing and the Grump how can a rider go wrong!! The King's Chef is also famous for their green chili and other spicy culinary delights. If you're real good you can become a member of the "Clean Plate Club" however, become too picky and you will be dubbed a princess and have to wear the tierra! Also remember, no matter how tempting, dudes don't eat lollipops!! The King's Chef actually has two locations in downtown COS however, the Castillo location is the original "King's Chef is a 13 seat custom Valentine Diner built in 1956. King's Chef is small and cozy with a vibrant energy. If the diner inside is full, King's Chef also has additional seating (weather permitting) on one of our two great patios for your dining enjoyment." As for riding what can I say other than Colorado Springs is the gateway to the Rockies. Hwy 24 west takes you to some great twisties north and south on Hwy 67. Hwy 115 southwest out of town takes you to US Hwy 50 and points west. If you're into the dirt scene it doesn't get much better than Colorado Springs as there's singletrack and gravel roads departing directly from town.55555www.kingschefdiner.com
Reviewer: Dances_With_Trees
Mother Clucker's
116 E. 12th St
Silverton, CO 81433
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
970 387 5585
Jul 8, 2011
5Silverton is on the San Juan Skyway so good roads are a given. Beautiful scenery, high altitude and motorcycling make fort a healthy appetite so when we walked in as they opened we were ready to eat. They seem to be known for wings and burgers but the very nice young lady bar-tending recommended the Chicken Philly and she did not steer us wrong. The sandwich was big, the chicken extremely flavorful and the onions, peppers and cheese loaded. Price was good, service quick and friendly and you can't beat the locale.55545Reviewer: Dave "ZL" Acker, Jacksonville, IL
Obie’s Fillin’ Station
8900 I-25 S.
Colorado City, CO 81019
 BBQ
(719) 676-4227
Feb 17, 2013
4Located off exit 74 & I-25. Obie's is a biker friendly restaurant & saloon. Half of Obies is a 50's style diner, serving pretty good Texas Style BBQ, the other half is a full service saloon. All decked out in old Texico and Harley dacor. Well worth stopping in when your in the area.

Near by ride; west up highway 165 through San Isabel, past Bishops Castle ( you have to stop and check that out!! ) to highway 96, then choose either West to Westcliffe or East into Pueblo and back to I-25. Can't go wrong with which ever direction you choose.
55455obiesbbq.com
Reviewer: R & D, Rye, Colordo
Quincy's Steak and Spirits
416 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4We stop here whenever we pass thru Leadville.. The menu is complicated as heck, you can order a Fillet on Sunday thru Thursday, or Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday... Thats it!!! We have always had great food and great service.. Putt 2008Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Rita's Place Cafe Deli
611 Canon St.
Guffey, CO 80820
 Cafe
719-689-2501
Jul 29, 2012
5When riding the Southern Colorado mountains skip the tourist traps in Cripple Creek and meander East to the 19th century mining town of Guffey and Rita's Place. You'll find amazing home cooked food served in a cool little place.
. Steve Farson in his book "Motorcycling Colorado" describes the road as "A twisting, sweeping 30 mile back country ride". Well worth the time and effort..
55555ritasplaceinguffey.com
Reviewer: Mike
River Rock Cafe
460 Main St
Walden, CO 80480
 BBQ
970-723-4670
Nov 26, 2010
4Ping Jockey Says: Ride Poudre Canyon east of Walden both directions. Breakfast is spectacular. Try the ham hocks and eggs - yummers. These folks are very biker friendly. We showed up on 15 bikes and they opened the second dining room just for us. Welcomed us with a smile.
Putt Adds: Anything.. Food is great, good prices, An excellent lunch stop after a ride up the Cache la Poudre Canyon...
55535waldenriverrock.com/home.aspx
Reviewer: PingJockey ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Sagebrush BBQ and Grill
1101 Grand Ave
Grand Lake, CO 80447
 (970) 627-1404
Mar 9, 2009
4Took some out of town friends for a tour of Peak to Peak and RMNP last weekend, at Sherob's recommendation we stopped at the Sagebrush BBQ and Grill in Grand Lake. It was DELICIOUS! Among our group we had the pulled pork platter, the pulled pork sandwich, a chicken sandwich, brisket platter, and the ribeye sandwich. There wasn't a single complaint, everything melted in your mouth (we passed everything around). Pros: * Food melted in your mouth * Portions were huge (you can split the platters between two people) * Atmosphere was fun! Throw your peanut shells on the floor * Right on the main street in Grand Lake * Easy to get to * Plenty of free parking * Did not have to wait for a table on Sunday at 5pm * Drinks are big, free refills (this is nice if you want to rehydrate or like soda/ice tea) Cons: * Service was miserable, obviously just some local kids trying to make a few bucks. I got up 3 times during the meal to get our waitress. * It's a bit pricey imo, but then again I'm a cheapskate. We will split platters next time we go to cut down on cost. Overall, I recommend you check it out!Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Silver Grill Cafe
218 Walnut St
Ft. Collins, CO 80524
 
Jun 9, 2009
5Only been there once, for breakfast. My daughter turned me on to this place. The Cinnamon Roll French Toast is amazing. All the breakfasts I saw looked great. It's at the top of my list for breakfast out. 35444
Spice Island Grill
10 N Sierra Madre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
 Other (See Comments)
(719) 473-8280
Feb 17, 2013
5At Spice Island Grill you will enjoy traditional authentic Jamaican dishes from this exclusive tropical hideaway. Spice Island Grill is the only casual dining Jamaican restaurant in Colorado Springs, tucked in the historic Downtown Depot district.

Oh so conveniently located, just off I-25 & Bijou St., east to 1st right and you're there.

There are to many great rides near Colorado Springs to mention, but here are a couple; Garden of the Gods and the Pikes Peak highway are two not to be missed!!
55445spiceislandgrill.com
Reviewer: R & D, Rye, Colorado
Sweet Basilico's
430 Prospect Village Dr.
Estes Park, CO 80517
 970-586-3899
Oct 16, 2009
5Great Italian food for lunch or dinner after your ride up the scenic Big Thompson Canyon, Highway 34, from Loveland, CO.55434www.sweetbasilico.com
Reviewer: munchmeister
Ted's Tacos
Mancos, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Daily 6am-9pm. I had the Large Navajo Taco... this was a large fry bread with some great chili on it, cheese, lettuce, tomato's, onions, sour cream... threw on some of their hot sauce... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it Everything coming out of the kitchen look awesome... I watched people drive up and pickup orders... amazing food! [Location approximate]Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
The Buck Snort Saloon
15921 Elk Creek Rd.
Pine, CO 80470
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(303) 838-0284
Jul 9, 2011
5Talk about a hole-in-the-wall. This place was a mountain/mining town general store back in the 1890's as I recall from the plaque on the wall. They used to let you carve and write on the tables but frown on that now for some reason, not that there is any room left anyway. The bar stools are tree stumps but the tables have "padded" chairs, likely left over from the 70's. The food is decent, the drinks are cold but the major pull of this place is the ride there which is amazing. I try to visit once a year just because it is such a cool and unique place. P.S. Don't plan on having cell service.54443www.thebucksnort.com
The Chivalrous Shark
2151 Eagle Dr.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
 Diner
(970) 731-3474
Sep 15, 2013
5My kid lives in PS so I go up there quite a bit. This place is a true sleeper. The odd name so very far from shark country says nothing about the cuisine. I had seafood gumbo that was easily the equal of any I've had in Nawlin's. My son had a brisket po'boy that was huge and very tasty, my daughter in law the sweet basil Thai shrimp, also killer good. Keylime pie kicks ass. Owners are witty and helpful, putting up with my line of BS in grand form. Go do it.55534achivalrousshark.com
Reviewer: freep
The Golden Burro
710 Harrison Ave
Leadville, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4I have eaten at this here 3 times when riding in CO and it has some excellent breakfast food swilliams1005Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
The Happy Cooker
412 Sixth Street
Georgetown, CO 80444
 Family Style
303-569-3166
Jul 10, 2010
5Right off of I-70 about 45 minutes west of Denver. They have great food as well as drinks for those who are interested. In the summer time, sit on the patio and look up at the Rocky Mountains. A good stop for breakfast before heading into the mountains from Denver.55434www.georgetowncolorado.com/happycooker.htm
Reviewer: pingjockey
The Red Barn Restaurant and Lounge
1413 E. Main
Montrose, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4My wife and I have eaten there several times over the years and have always had great food and good service.. I see, however, that some of the reviews have not been good, so you take your chances... Me, I would have no problem going there.. Putt...Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Tortugas
218 Coffman St
Longmont, CO 80501
 Other (See Comments)
303 772-6954
Aug 27, 2011
5We are RVers fulltime and travel continuously all over North America including Canada and Mexico. We have lived in the Caribbean and NYC. Over the past 16 years our favorite restaurant has been and continues to be Tortugas. They do Cajun and Caribbean seafood but there are non-sea items too. Read a recent review in the Denver Post.
http://www.denverpost.com/food/ci_18218281
45554tortugaslongmont.com
Reviewer: Brian & Sue
Turley's
2805 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80301
 303.442.2800
Nov 6, 2009
5Turley's is a great place to eat - doubly so if you're "not from around here" and are tired of eating fast (buck) food commonly found just off the interstate. They use fresh ingredients, and organic ingredients wherever they can get them, without being overly "hippy" about it. Their website says: "The concept 'better for you naturally' providing healthier style eating, serving foods you're familiar with. We do this by offering a widely varied selection from vegan to meat and potatoes, breakfast all day, a Mexican menu and an ever expanding gluten-free selection. Turley's takes pride in presenting moderately priced food in an inviting atmosphere, with a focus on customer service and attention to detail." That's the thing that makes Turley's really stand out - they have great food - and if they didn't tell you (on the menu) that everything in the restaurant is "all natural", you'd never know how good-FOR-you you're eating.15535www.turleysboulder.com
Two Candles
Norwood, CO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Great breakfast in a quaint shop yesterday, Norwood, Colorado (on CO-145 between Naturita and Placerville.) Just a convenient stop on our way to Cortez. Turned into a pleasant surprise with the mushroom and spinach Eggs Benedict. Cook Sara was delighted with the compliments. Inside is full of eclectic furniture, no two pieces matched; walls full of original art by the husband of the owner (also pictured, didn't get her name.) Sara is to the right, big smiles and jolly. Building looks like an old industrial complex but the inside is all 60s/70s hippy decor. Delightful place.Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Two Dog Diner
645 Tenacity
Longmont, CO 80504
 Diner
303-772-2DOG
Oct 30, 2012
5A meal at the Two Dog is a wonderful blend of upscale and traditional. The menu features typical diner items along with exceptional daily ""blue plate"" specials such as Chicken Picatta served with white wine caper sauce. Breakfasts are incredible and feature my favorite chicken fried steak and eggs along with an amazing selection of omelets. I highly encourage anyone riding North from Denver to use Hwy 287 and stop here on the way to Lyons and points further West. It's located just off 287 a few miles South of Longmont.25525twodogdiner.com
Reviewer: Mike
Wondervu Cafe
Golden, CO
 303.642.7197
Mar 9, 2009
4This is a fun little place I ride past all the time, Karla and I finally decided to stop there last night for dinner and a beverage. It's right on a loop I do from my house, so it's a sweet little place to stop!
Pros:Atmosphere was great, this place * has been in continuous service for 35 years! * Definitely a local hangout, we listened in to some interesting conversations * Food was very tasty, more New Mexican than Mexican, reminded me of Albuquerque * Awesome menu, lots of authentic dishes. They use sopapillas in almost all their desserts. yum. * They make their own salsa, which is AWESOME * Portions are really big, we could've split our order and will in the future to save $ * The margs were tasty. If you have more than one person order the 1/2 liter. It's twice the cost of one marg and will result in just over 4 glasses full. * Nice beer selection, XX Amber on tap which is a winner for me * Service was fantastic and quick * Outdoor patio is really nice * Our server told us everything was made from scratch, and I believe her! * Easy to find (right on 72) and there is enough parking * View of the sunset was AWESOME
Cons: * A bit pricey (I'm a cheapskate), you pay for the location, atmosphere and service for sure. Split a meal and it gets easier on the wallet * I WANT TO GO BACK ALL THE TIME
wondervucafe.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Abbott's
West Mystic, CT
 Seafood
860-536-7719
Dec 17, 2009
5A must stop in for the freshest lobster around. The baots tie up right at their dock and unload. Bring your own "beverages" if you imbibe and sit back and crack open a succulent steamed lobster or delight in a lobster role or pail of steamers. I hit Abbots when ever I get to that neck of the woods. And I'm from Detroit!45544Reviewer: Carter
Carminuccio's
Newtown, CT
 Other (See Comments)
203-364-1133
Jan 18, 2010
5Great pizza. It's a thin crusted pie thats usually well done on the bottom with a great flavor. They also have great stuffed breads. Roads to the north and west are very good. Lots of nice scenery and some very nice twisties if you know where to look.45544
Harry's Place
104 Broadway St
Colchester, CT 06415
 Drive-In
860-537-2410
Jan 29, 2010
545424www.harrysplace.biz
Last Drop Coffee Shop
435 Main St
Monroe, CT 6468
 Cafe
203-445-9797
Jan 23, 2011
5It's got a selection of several coffees, plus the espresso coffees, REAL good pastries, and they make a nice sandwich too!

If you stop by on a sunny afternoon, it would be unusual if there wasn't a motorcycle or three there. Regulars park their bikes right in front (in the fire lane) as long as they're sitting outside by them. If you're cool about it, the local PD won't bother you about it. I think they like to check out the bikes...

They have outside speakers, so as long as there's a good station on the radio, there's some nice background music playing.

Although it's in a strip mall, the view from there is toward a small, New England village green, with the white churches and all that.
44444Reviewer: Chief Waldo
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
1301 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT 6443
 Seafood
203.245.7289
Jan 24, 2010
5Great seafood and chowder and hamburgers and hotdogs. [This is their "drive-in" restaurant in Madison. They also have a sit-down restaurant with a fuller menu a few miles west on the same road, in Westbrook.]45444ljfishtale.com
Reviewer: adags
Lenny's Indian Head Inn
205 S Montowese St
Branford, CT 6405
 BBQ
203-488-1500
Jan 23, 2010
4Excellent seafood eatery. Locals love this place. From Lobster to Linguini, it's all good! Bass on tap for you beer lovers.lennysnow.com
Louis' Lunch
263 Crown St
Hamden, CT 6511
 BBQ
203-562-5507
Jan 23, 2010
3Credited with INVENTING the hamburger. They steam their burgers in the traditional, time honared tradition of times past. Truly delicious! A local landmark. You will truly amaze your local friends if you say you have eaten here. A must for the hamburger aficionado.25353louislunch.com
O'Rourke's Diner
728 Main St
Middletown, CT 6457
 Dive
(860) 346-6101
Jan 19, 2010
3Really small greasy spoon diner. Popular with the local college kids. Why? I don't really know. Nothing special to me. Decent lunch, or greasy breakfast. Look to the east for decent roads. Lots of big sweepers. Cross the river and head south for some nice parks and good scenery.3442
Pepe
Wooster St
New Haven, CT 6511
 Family Style
203-865-5762
Mar 9, 2009
4One of the first Pizza Places in the country. Even listed on the Food Channel [Note: A.K.A. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana. Other CT locations in Farifield, Manchester and Uncasville.]24333www.pepespizzeria.com
Roseland
350 Hawthorne Ave
Derby, CT 6418
 Family Style
203-735-0494
Apr 24, 2010
4Old style Italian restaurant. This place has been around just about forever. Tight seating but well worth the trip. The pizza is outstanding. It is not New Haven style cracker crust. More like New York style. Not just pizza either. Excellent Italian fare. 35534Reviewer: John M. Wallingford CT.
Somewhere in Time Cafe
3175 Gold Star Hwy
Mystic, CT 6339
 Cafe
860-536-1985
Nov 4, 2012
5This place is truly a gem. The breakfasts are excellent, all items are cooked to order. The staff is great, and aim to please. Coffee is always fresh and a bottomless cup. Weekends you will have to wait, but it's worth it. Easy to find on Rte 184 in Mystic CT, close to the SEAPORT and Casinos.

Some great riding in the area, Rte 49 is my favorite, farm country, lots of great views, especially during foliage season.
55433somewhereintimecafe.com
Reviewer: Kcid
Super Duper Weenie
306 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 6825
 Fast Food
203-334-3647
Aug 23, 2010
5Super Duper Weenie started off as a hot dog truck on a traffic circle off I-95 back in 1976. A few years later they moved to their current location just off the circle. Only problem there are what seems like 43 roads that, in true New England style, flow into the circle. Few things in life are worth negotiating a New England traffic circle. Super Duper Weenies is one of them.
If your riding the Connecticut coast..and your a doglover..this is a must-do destination.
Many fantastic hot dog combinations and hand cut fries. What could be better!
35444www.superduperweenie.com
Reviewer: VikingRider
Ted's
1046 Broad St.
Meriden, CT 6451
 Burger Joint
203-237-6660
Apr 24, 2010
5The one and only. Best steamed cheeseburgers going. These guys may have invented them. The building is tiny, so, to go is the best way. BTW, steamed is the only way they make em. 25433www.tedsrestaurant.com
Reviewer: John M. Wallingford CT
Toymakers Cafe
85 Main St.
Falls Village, CT 6031
 Cafe
(860) 824-8168
Aug 21, 2010
5The best breakfast ever, so far, in my riding career was the bangers (sausage) with eggs and sauted tomatoes and mushrooms. Next on the list is the sweet cinnamon coated waffle. The coffee is good too, friendly folks run it - order and pay at the counter, it will be dropped off at your table when its ready. The owner is a Brittish Cafe Rider from way back so it's a very popular bike breakfast destination as well as a popular local spot3554Reviewer: 2weelsoverred Bennington Vt.
Vanilla Bean Cafe
450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret, CT 6259
 Cafe
860-928-1562
May 15, 2010
5Great quality food, great staff and always a bunch of motorcycles to gawk at. Located in the "quiet corner" of CT and surrounded by low traffic twisty roads. Their upscale sister restaurant is "85 Main" in downtown Putnam, CT just a few miles away.
[Another reviewer adds:]The ride to get here from certain parts of the state is absolutely gorgeous. I recommend taking rte 169 much of which is scenic. The other really neat thing about this place is (on Sundays especially) the parking lot is usually filled with various types of motorcycles usually between 50 and 120 bikes are in the lot.
55434thevanillabeancafe.com
Reviewer: CT_Gman
Crabby Dick's
30 Clinton St
Delaware City, DE 19706
 High and Low end
(302) 832-5100
Mar 9, 2009
4Split personality, has a high end side and a drive -in/dive bar side - use the bar side. Have only stopped there ona day ride. Had the Crab soft pretzel (BIG soft pretz with crab dip topping) and it was very good. 35433www.crabby‑dicks.com
Reviewer: 02TAC
Deer Park Tavern
108 W Main St
Newark, DE 19711
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
302-369-9414
May 12, 2010
4Good casual food. They're a little pricey but the specials are a good deal. Pop in on Tuesday for half price burgers.
They have plenty of parking on site and out door seating on both floors. Both are rare on Main St.
There are some twisties near by but it's a pretty short loop.
44434www.deerparktavern.com
Reviewer: James from thepacepodcast.com
Helen's Sausage House
4866 North Du Pont Hwy
Smyrna, DE 19977
 Drive-In
302-653-4200
Apr 12, 2011
5The sausage and egg sandwich will fill ya for the day. There's 2 sausages and we aren't talking those little things either. These are bigger than a hot dog in size. One of the great sausage sandwiches anywhere. Helen's is a sandwich shop with a few tables inside and while it might not look llike much of a place, don't let that stop you from going inside. This is roadfood at its best. Do note that Helen's opens early and closes shortly after lunch, 2'ish.

From Helen's just head a bit east and ride Rt 9. Very nice.
45553
Johnnie's Dog House
3401 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
 Other (See Comments)
302-369-9414
May 24, 2010
5Simply put - best hotdogs in DE. Bacon Hotdogs - need I say more ?? Close by to Rt. 82 and Rt 100.35444www.johnniesdoghouse.com
Reviewer: SteveH
Where Pigs Fly
617 E. Loockerman St
Dover, DE 19901
 BBQ
(302) 678-0586
Jan 17, 2010
5Between 20-30 riders from the MTF (Motorcycle Tourers Forum) congregated there early in 2009 for some great food and camraderie.35545wherepigsflyrestaurant.com
Reviewer: Dan R
Lars's Pølsevogn
Rosensgade 2
Odder, DM 8300
 Burger Joint
86 54 45 99
Apr 2, 2012
4This is a classic danish hotdog / burger place, but with much better quality than other places!
A good ride on the smmal twisty road around the city will build your appetite and in the summer the beach is only a few miles away!
34445larspoelsemand.dk
Reviewer: Esben Boll
Adam's Rib Company
2111 NW 13th St (US 441)
Gainesville, FL 32609
 BBQ
(352) 373-8882
Jul 15, 2011
5From the street this does not look like a typical BBQ joint. It looks more like a diner or restaurant built in the '70s or '80s -- lots of glass, a counter, some tables -- but the aroma will tell you this is the place. Great BBQ--huge, meaty ribs. Everyone in our party had ribs, so I cannot comment on any other menu items except to say that the sides were fresh and very good. Good riding roads in the area.45554adamsribco.com
Reviewer: SkyKing96W, Jacksonville
Alabama Jack's
58000 Card Sound Rd
Key Largo, FL 33037
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(305) 248-8741
Jan 21, 2010
5This is a great stopping point for a drink or something to eat before heading more into the Keys. Great place to get your Mojo adjusted for the trip. Also the official gateway to the Keys is just about 100 feet past Alabama Jacks. They have the Best Conch Fritters in the Keys. Atmosphere is great and very biker friendly.
[Note:] I've never been there so I'll let it slide... but rating anywhere in the keys as a "4" ride is a bit of a stretch :)
45454www.alabamajacks.com
Angel's Dining Car
209 Reid St
Palatka, FL 32177
 Diner
386-325-3927
Feb 7, 2011
5This is Florida's oldest diner, in business since 1932. Great burgers, milk shakes, sandwiches, breakfasts, and reasonable prices. Open 24/7. I really like the burgers, shakes, and onion rings, and that's what I usually have. They have a couple of specialty items, a drink and a sandwich, that I tried once, but they did not appeal to me. The drink is called a "Pusalow," and I read somewhere that it is chocolate milk with vanilla syrup and crushed ice. The sandwich is sort of like a hamburger omelet, but I don't remember the name. There are some good riding roads in the area, particularly to the west and southwest, and in the Ocala National Forest.45555Reviewer: Ray King
Archie's Seabreeze
401 South Ocean Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34949
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(772) 460-3888
May 21, 2012
3Another authentic Florida experience! Great atmosphere,live music! Definitely a blend of locals, bikers, and vacationers.

An unpretentious crowd where everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

We ordered the nachos...layered w/chilli and cheese paired with cold beer! Can't beat it!
42332archiesseabreeze.com
Reviewer: Big Gator
Arlene William's Barbeque
3420 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32505
 BBQ
850-434-7525
Dec 30, 2010
5Some of the greatest BBQ that I have found here in NW Florida. Nice flavor and extremely great sauce. They server pulled pork, chicken, and beef brisket. They will serve you a sandwich or a platter and the meat is smoked on the premises..35454Reviewer: Lazarus Swann
Aunt Catfish's On the River
4009 Halifax Drive
Port Orange, FL 32127
 Seafood
386-767-4768
Sep 15, 2010
5This place is right on the intercoastal waterway in the Port Orange/Daytona area. The atmosphere is good and the food is great! Their little known secret is the best tasting (and hot) cinammon buns you'll ever put in your mouth- that come with every meal. You will want to leave with some to take home for sure! This is a locals favorite which means it can be VERY busy at times, so plan accordingly. If coming from the north, do take the scenic ride through the Tomoka State Park in Daytona (hence the higher rating on the roads). You'll still have to finish coming down either US 1 or on Halifax Street along the waterway; but there are a lot of stop signs/lights either way. This is definitely worth planning a ride to and bringing your riding friends along; even if the ride there is 2-3 hrs long.
Patiodadio adds: This is our Favorite place to eat in FL !
45544www.auntcatfishontheriver.com
Reviewer: Durf Patiodadio
Betty's A1A Cafe
1900 Ocean Shore Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
 Cafe
(386) 441-8131
Sep 10, 2013
5My favorite and must stop place during Bike Week and Biketoberfest or any time in the area. Great food and biker friendly - ocean view and a great crew!!55545bettysa1acafe.com
Reviewer: DEV8-)
Blackwater Inn
55716 Front St
Astor, FL 32102
 (352) 759-2802
Feb 1, 2012
4Excellent food and a good selection of seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and burgers. There is also an outdoor deck upstairs with a limited lunch-type menu. Very popular with Florida riders; a very good RTE location. Some of the best riding roads in the State are to the west in and around the Ocala National Forest.45435blackwaterinn.com
Reviewer: Skyking96w
Blue Highway, a Pizzeria
204 NE Highway 441
Micanopy, FL 32667
 Pizza
(352) 466-0062
Dec 26, 2010
4The food, especially the pizza here is the best around. The service was good and the waitress was very friendly. We stopped by there with a group of about 10 riders and they accommodated us no problem outside on the patio. The place is small so call in if you can. This is a great place to stop if you are riding the Ocala national forest. Just up from Ocala almost to Gainsville on 441. It is worth riding there just to try out the pizza.
[Note:] There is another location in Newberry FL.
4544bluehighwaypizza.com
Reviewer: FL Crew 1of2
Bogey's Bar & Restaurant
400 E Nelson Ave
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(850) 892-4383
Apr 27, 2010
5Bogey's is located in the historic Hotel Defuniak. You'd never guess a place of this quality could be found in a small town like Defuniak Springs and as a bonus, this area has some of the best motorcycle roads Florida has to offer. (Don't laugh - you'll be pleasantly surprised). The Grouper wrap is yuuuummmy!55555www.BogeysRestaurant.net
Reviewer: rixridin
BO's Fish Wagon
801 Caroline St
Key West, FL 33040
 Seafood
(305) 294-9272
Mar 19, 2011
5Without a doubt or any hesitation whatsoever this place serves the best fish sandwiches you'll ever have. Ever! Caught each morning and served from lunch till dinner. There is also so much ambiance here as there are virtually no walls and barely a ceiling. This joint looks like a total dive but don't dare be deceived by the appearance. When in Key West this is a MUST.55554bosfishwagon.com
Reviewer: Big D
Boss Oyster
125 Water Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
 Seafood
(850) 653-9364
May 21, 2012
4Not sure why, but Apalachicola is part of the "Forgotten Coast" of Florida.
Come take a ride on the ”Wild Side” along Florida’s Big Bend Scenic Byway where theme parks and bright lights give way to horizons of towering pines and blue-green Gulf waters. The “Bend” is where Florida’s Gulf Coast curves westward, sheltering vast seagrass beds, marshes, winding rivers, sugar-sand beaches, deep forests, and crystal-clear springs.

We've been on this ride several times and I it hasn't diminished at all, basically because of the oysters and Boss Oyster is one of the better of the many oyster houses. Boss has a little bit more pizzazz to the preparation and offering which are accompanied by a wider range of condiments than do the others. Though Boss as well as most restaurants in Apalachicola is all about oysters, Boss also has other seafood servings along with a regular rib eye. The part I like is the atmosphere, sitting there dining right next to the boat that caught your meal.
54444apalachicolariverinn.com/boss.html
Reviewer: Big Gator
Bradley's Country Store
10655 Centerville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
 Other (See Comments)
(850) 893-1647
Aug 17, 2010
5Bradley's Country Store is a unique old store with sights to see and a front porch with rocking chairs for you to set and enjoy lunch. At the rear of the store near the meat counter you find their own sausage sandwiches available hot and fresh at lunch time, priced reasonalbe and worth the ride to have, you will find a steady stream of people from all over coming in to have their Bradley's fix at lunch time.
Come and set for a sausage sandwich and you just might find some of us from the Long Riders there enjoying it with you.
55444www.bradleyscountrystore.com
Reviewer: Big Jim - Floral City, Fl
Breakers
518 Flagler Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(386) 428-2019
Jul 25, 2013
5Exceptional burgers!!! Great chicken sandwiches... and it's located on the beach!
V-MAN adds: AWESOME burgers! I always visit the Breakers when in FL ... it's a must do. I've taken a lot of my friends and buddies many of which are from overseas (either Germany, England) during bike rallies here and they all enjoy as much as I do! It's a great place ...
45444Reviewer: Swantho V-MAN
Bubble Room
Captiva, FL
 239-472-5558
Jan 17, 2010
4It's been a few years but this place is really good food. At bit expensive but hay, you're on Captiva, eh?44444
Burke's BBQ
311 Hwy 466A
Fruitland Park, Fl 34731
 BBQ
352-787-4227
Dec 3, 2013
5This is a new place, clean and well decorated with antiques. They have the regular BBQ faire and a large selection of Southern style sides. I had the BBQ special which was a generous portion of pulled pork, two sides, drink and desert for $8.99 All the food was hot, fresh and very tasty. What more do you want? It is a counter serve, so you don't even have to pay a tip45445burkespitbbq.com
Reviewer: Danny from Orlando
Butler Seafood House & Grill
315 North Lake Ave
Lake Butler, FL 32054
 Seafood
386-496-3700
Feb 16, 2011
5Very good food at reasonable prices, and not just seafood. They have a great variety of burgers, sandwiches, seafood platters, and even BBQ! The last time I was there, on a Sunday, there was a lunch buffet.45555butlerseafoodhouse.com
Reviewer: Ray King
Capt Hiram's Restaurant & SandBar
1606 Indian River Dr
Sebastian, FL 32958
 Seafood
772-589-4345
Mar 1, 2011
4Great atmosphere; lots of "outdoor" but covered dining areas overlooking the Indian River. The food is good if just a tad pricey, but not pricey enough to scare you away. Good place for a large group, and they take reservations. We were there recently with a very large party of riders, no reservation, and they found seating for us even though it was a weekend in the busy season.35434hirams.com
Reviewer: skyking96w
Caribbean Jack's
721 Ballough Rd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
 Seafood and steaks
386-523-3000
Apr 24, 2010
3On the water; outdoor deck; biker friendly with bike-only parking during Bike Week and Biketoberfest.
[Another reviewer adds:] It was a nice place. Not a place I would say I have to come back to.
23324www.caribbeanjacks.com
Reviewer: Ray King
Carter's Fried Chicken
225 W Main St
Lake Butler, FL 32054
 Fast Food
386-496-0079
Feb 21, 2011
5I categorized this place as "Fast Food" because you go to a counter to place your order and then carry your food to your table, but Carter's is a cut above KFC and the burger places. This is really good fried chicken! It has an "herbs & spices" type of batter. There were nine of us, all of us had chicken, and everyone loved it. Their sides, such as vegetables and potatoes, are prepared fresh, not out of a can. And they have great fried pickles! They also have burgers and BBQ, but I cannot comment on those. Carter's is a chain in Georgia, mostly in small towns, but this is their first in Florida. 45455Reviewer: Ray King
Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood
3100 Canal Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33898
 Dive
(863) 439-2031
Feb 2, 2012
5This place is a bit hard to find, but it is worth it! Your GPS might try to take you down a dirt road, but ignore it and take Lake Mabel Loop to Canal Rd. There is a large menu with many seafood, steak, and sandwich items, and very reasonable prices. I have mostly been there for lunch and had a burger or "grooper" sandwich, but my riding buddies have had other selections, and we keep coming back. The riding roads in the area are so-so.35544cherrypocket.com
Reviewer: Skyking96w
City Seafood
702 Begonia St
Everglades City, FL 34141
 Seafood
239-695-4700
Jan 30, 2011
4Outside picnic table dining on the dock. Nothing fancy. Great stone crab & seafood itemsw! Good chance to see Manatee & always airboats. The freshest seafood. Also a seafood market. Non-seafood items. Interesting riding in the Everglades along the Tamiami Trail.45443cityseafood1.com
Reviewer: Don Kime - Okeechobee
Conestoga's Restaurant
14920 Main St
Alachua, FL 32615
 386-462-1294
Jan 27, 2011
5Great burgers...huge burgers. The double- and triple-deckers are gut-busters; don't order the big ones unless you plan to share! From comments in our group, the other menu items are good, too. Biker friendly. Good riding roads in the area.45544Reviewer: Ray King
Coyote RoJo
214 W Broad
Groveland, FL 34736
 Mexican
(352) 557-8999
Feb 24, 2013
5New in mid-2012... EXCELLENT food/prices/service...55555Reviewer: ...Dude
Cracked Conch
4999 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050
 Seafood
305-743-2233
Aug 17, 2010
3The "ride" is straight and flat, but the views of the ocean and Florida Bay are nice. The food at the Cracked Conch is good, but it is not a "destination" restaurant. A good place to stop if you are passing by and need a lunch or dinner break. Not to be confused with the Crack'd Conch that was on Key Largo, and is no more.
[Note: Mile Marker 49.5]
23433www.conchcafe.com
Reviewer: Ray King
Cypress Restaurant
4755 N Kenansville Rd
St Cloud, FL 34773
 Cafe
866-854-3837
Feb 3, 2012
4This is a bit off the beaten path, but, if you find yourself on that lonely stretch of US 441 between Holopaw and Yeehaw Junction, you will be pleasantly surprised to find a good place to eat. It's way off the road in an eco-safari resort called Forever Florida, which has a small sign out on the highway. The food, mostly burgers and sandwiches, is very good, and the prices are very reasonable. Open for lunch only, 11AM to 3PM, 'til 4PM on weekends.34455foreverflorida.com/CypressResturant
Reviewer: Skyking96w
Darrell's Dog Gone Good Diner
3375 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470
 Diner
352-351-5632
Feb 7, 2011
5This is a relatively new place in a small strip center, but it's laid out like a traditional diner inside -- a long counter and half a dozen tables. The food is very good. I had a great-tasting burger, my companions had a chicken salad sandwich, an enormous hot dog, and shepherd's pie, and they all said their meal was great. Open for breakfast and lunch only. Some of the best riding roads in the State are to the east in the area of the Ocala National Forest.55554Reviewer: Ray King
Deal's Famous Oyster House
2531 W US 98
Perry, FL 32347
 Seafood
(850) 838-3325
Feb 8, 2012
5As the name implies, this place has really good oysters! They also have other great seafood, too, and the prices are very reasonable. We had a large group of riders, and everyone said their meal was great. Deal's has been here a long time. Not fancy, but the atmosphere is great as is the service. There are some good riding roads in the area, mostly to the north.45555facebook.com/pages/Deals‑Famous‑Oyster‑House/372763890599?sk=info
Reviewer: Skyking96w
Dianne's Old Time BBQ
6707 SE US Hwy 301
Hawthorne, FL 32640
 BBQ
(352) 481-3305
Nov 17, 2010
5Very good BBQ; very popular with the locals. A popular place for breakfast, too! I had the sliced pork plate with a couple of sides, and it was very good.4554Reviewer: Ray King
Dillon's Pub and Grill
91200 Overseas Hwy
Tavernier, FL
 (305) 852-6929
Jun 27, 2010
4Grouper sandwich with slaw or ribs with slaw and baked beans. The BEST!!!! This little place is tucked in a back corner of a shopping plaza and hard to find. Look for liquor store connected to it. It is next to the main hospital in the area, which we visited for a week. Locals told us the best "locals" places to go, and this is one we went back to 4 times. Now it's a favorite stop anytime we are within 30 miles of the place.Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Dixie Crossroads
1475 Garden st
Titusville, FL 32796
 Seafood
321-268-5000
Feb 20, 2012
5Whenever I'm headed to Daytona (Bike week, etc) I make it a point to eat here. Weekends are crowded so expect a wait. They have a full seafood menu from cheap to arm&leg. but I always get a combo platter. I just made myself hungry writing about it! Service can be slow, it depends on the crowd35445Reviewer: montesakid
El Pirata (The Pirate)
1999 SE Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
 Mexican
863-993-2203
Sep 19, 2010
5Florida is kinda like the "Dragon." The Dragon has 318 curves in 11 miles. Riding in Florida is like 318 miles with 11 curves.

Arcadia is a really neat town, the WWII Airfields, British Aviators buried in the cemetery, lots of history in Arcadia. IMMHO the best Mexican food I have found in Florida too. I have never had a bad meal in many years of eating at the restaurant. In fact I have never brought anyone to the restaurant that didn't think the food and service was outstanding.
25555Reviewer: Hawk @ Riverview, FL
Essex Seafood Two
1355 State Rd 40 W
Astor, FL 32180
 Seafood
(386) 749-1557
Nov 22, 2010
5Very good seafood; generous portions at reasonable prices. Family-owned and operated. I had the grouper platter and had to give some of the huge serving of grouper to my friends. Great onion rings. My companions had catfish and scallops and said they were very good. Why "Essex Seafood Two?" The original Essex Seafood was in Essex, MA. When the family sold it and moved to Florida, they opened "Two." To the west of Astor are some of the best riding roads in the State, in the area of the Ocala National Forest.55544Reviewer: Ray King
Fernan Deli
17 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
 Cafe
904-261-0008
Jul 15, 2011
5This is a great, funky little sandwich shop in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach. The sandwiches are piled high and remind me of deli sandwiches in New York City -- except the prices are much more reasonable. They also have subs and burgers and wraps and hot dogs. And something called the Superman Challenge where you can get your meal free and a T-shirt and your name on the wall. Not many names on the wall. If you take Hecksher Drive and/or A1A from north of Jacksonville, or take the ferry from Mayport and then A1A, you will be treated to a nice scenic two-lane drive along the Atlantic Ocean for part of the way.35554fernandeli.com
Reviewer: SkyKing96W, Jacksonville
Flagler Fish Co
180 S Daytona Ave
Flagler Beach, FL
 (386) 439-0000
Mar 9, 2009
4Killer Shrimp and Grits, fresh fish cooked any way you like it. Super wait staff, clean and some great food.Smoked fish dip and homemade potato chips are the bomb.If you like seafood try it out.two brothersJune 09flaglerfishcompany.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Freds Market Restaurant
1401 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
Plant City, FL 33563
 Southern Home Cooking
813-752-7763
Sep 17, 2009
5Absolutely the finest home cookin meal I ever ate, you will swear your grandmother is the cook! Also locations in Winter Haven, Bartow and Lakeland.45555www.fredsmarket.com
Reviewer: Big Jim Davis
Friendly Toast Cafe
300 Ocean Ave # 11
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
 Cafe
(321) 733-5590
May 21, 2012
4We enjoy riding up A1A in the early morning hours to have breakfast and plan on making this ride often. Service is great, atmosphere is laid back, and the food can't be beat. We've had pancakes and gravy biscuits; my favorite is their omelets. These were top notch. The omelet selection is quite varied, and I will enjoy eating my way through the list. Highly recommended though it is a very small place show up in small 3-4 groups.55444Reviewer: Big Gator
Gator Joe's
12431 SE 135th St
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
 (352) 288-3100
May 3, 2010
4Seafood and burgers; on Lake Weir with an outdoor covered deck over the water. Very biker-friendly.
[Note: Durf adds:] This is a great little place on the water! Lake Ocklawaha is bustling with activity in the summer time and the place fills up with locals, bikers, and boaters alike! There is also a sandy beach front that many enjoy spending the day at. The food is a mixture of BBQ to seafood. The service is average: not great, but not bad. Depending on which way you're coming from, the roads to here can be either great country views or great curvy roads coming in. There is also inside/outside seating. Overall, what's not to like about good food and great (bikini) views?
44433www.gatorjoesocala.com
Reviewer: Ray King, Durf
GATORS RIVERSIDE GRILLE
4255 Peninsula Pt
Sanford, FL 32771
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
407-688-9700
May 24, 2012
4NOT to be confused with the Gators Dockside chain, this place is much better. The atmosphere is great. It has a small inside dining area but I have never seen anyone use it. I have been here many times and always ate out back on the deck overlooking the river. The food is a pretty good. What you would usually expect from a small riverside restaurant. Very biker friendly and have lots of bikes there on the weekends. Funny thing though. I don't think anyone I have shown it to has ever been there before. It might be one of those best kept local secrets. Nice riding coming from either end of the lake (monroe). The ride along the north side of the lake is nice canopy oak trees. if your riding out near that area it is a great place for lunch.
[GatorVTX adds:] I just wanted to add that I have been to this location a few times and each time I have been there the service has been a bit lacking. I'm sure that is why the "Service" is rated a 3 on this review. Food was alright. Scenery was very nice along the river. Live Music. Nice hang out.
43344www.gatorsriversidegrille.com/
Reviewer: FL Crew 1of2 GatorVTX
Harry and the Natives
11910 SE Federal Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
 (772) 546-3061
Mar 9, 2009
4Smilin' Jack Omelette is great, but everything is great. Bike friendly restaurant that is usually packed with the locals. It's worth the 30-45 minute wait on the weekends for breakfast. It is a must "see" and eat place. An example of what to expect is this taken from their website: Acceptable payments: Cash, Dishwashing, Honeydipping, Oceanfront Homes, Table Dancing, Our Gift Certificates, Visa, and Mastercard.harryandthenatives.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
46 Avenida Menendez
St Augustine, FL
 (904) 824-7765
Mar 9, 2009
4Great She Crab soup, very nice wait staff, nice outdoor sitting area. Highly recommended. Two Brothers6-09www.hookedonharrys.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Horseshoe Cafe
534 Main St
Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648
 Cafe
352-498-7061
Jan 27, 2011
5Great food, generous portions, and some awesome soups! Prices are reasonable, and the place is very biker-friendly. The owner is a former Suzuki factory team racer.35555Reviewer: Ray King
Hot Rods BBQ & Grill
18430 Livingston Ave.
Lutz, FL 33549
 BBQ
813-948-7988
Jan 14, 2010
3They are known for their BBQed bat. Yes that's right. The little furry creature that hangs upside down.www.hotrodsbbqgrill.com
Hungry Harrys Famous BBQ
3116 Land O Lakes Blvd
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
 BBQ
813-949-2025
Jan 18, 2010
4Been here one time and I would say the food is good, the prices are about average for the this type of place, the location is in the north edge of Tampa on US 41 so if you are riding in from any of the northerly directions there are some nice roads leading here. From the south and the east it is getting pretty congested but this place is only about 10 miles from I75 at the SR54 exit so it is not too bad. [Another location in Seffner]44434www.hungryharrysfamousbbq.com
Reviewer: Big Jim Davis, Floral City, Fl
Island Outpost
14231 W Ozello Trail
Ozello, FL 34429
 Cafe
352-795-1880
Oct 11, 2009
5Basically a convenience store/gas station with seating and a grill. The BBQ sandwich is amazing. Their other food is ok. Keep riding after you stop to eat to go out to the end of Ozello trail or eat on your way back. Locally, family owned by great people. 35544www.ozello.net/outpost.htm
Reviewer: stefrrr
Jerry's Drive in
Pensacola, FL
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
850-433-9910
Jan 17, 2010
5Nice joint for good food at good prices45443Reviewer: local rider
Jersey's Creamery
22050 N. Hwy 441
McIntosh, FL 32667
 Other (See Comments)
352-317-8060
Jul 15, 2011
5Jersey's Creamery was called, by USA Today, the best ice cream parlor in Florida. My riding buddies and I totally agree. Karen, the proprietress, has her own miniature Jersey cows and makes the ice cream from the milk from those cows. She adds fresh fruits in season to make the different flavors, which change regularly. She also makes flavors involving nuts and chocolate and peanut butter and other tasty concoctions. Milk shakes, too, and cookies.45545jerseyscreamery.com
Reviewer: SkyKing96W, Jacksonville
Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe
39395 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141
 Diner
239-695-2682
May 21, 2012
4Great swamp food! Try the gator with fry bread- yummy. The gator isn't your run-of-the-mill fried unidentifiable meat nugget! Also try the fried green tomatoes, delicious! Great atmosphere! Guy strumming his guitar and singing classic Americana. The place is clean and service is friendly.

Save your beer caps. A really cool feature: grab your own beer from coolers or fridge- it makes you feel even more at home at this down home place!

Nude photos hanging in the restrooms. Motorcycle parking right out front.
44344joaniesbluecrabcafe.com
Reviewer: Big Gator
Junkanoo's On The Beach
3040 Estero Blvd
Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
 Seafood
1-239-463-6130
May 23, 2012
5This is RIGHT on the beach. Great for a meal or a drink. Or just watching the sun bathers. The food is good, and the price is reasonable. Plus it's on the "Beach Road" between Ft Myers and Bonita Beach. One of the few roads in Florida where you can still see the water from the road. 55544Reviewer: ACRanger
Keys Fisheries
3390 Gulfview Avenue
Marathon, FL 33050
 Seafood
866-743-4353
Dec 9, 2011
5The best fresh fish food in the middle Keys. Period. The ride is flat but the views are to die for. If you love the ocean you'll love the Keys ride and the food. Located at the end of 35th on the Gulf side.45454keysfisheries.com/restaurant.html
Reviewer: Big D
La Teresita
Tampa, FL
 Other (See Comments)
813-879-4909
Jan 19, 2010
3Authentic Cuban/Spanish Food
Little Moir's Food Shack
103 South US 1
Jupiter, FL 33477
 561-741-3626
Nov 17, 2010
5This is a perfect little hole-in-the-wall restaurant like you would find in New York or Boston. Excellent food, varied menu, with lots of daily specials. It's in the Jupiter Square shopping center at E. Indiantown Rd (SR 706) and US 1.25534www.littlemoirsfoodshack.com
Reviewer: Ray King
Log Cabin BBQ
480 W Hickpochee Ave
Labelle, FL 33935
 BBQ
863-675-3418
Apr 27, 2013
4There's very few choices for chow in this sleepy lil burg. I had a 1/2 rack of baby backs with tater, slaw & thick toast, all quite good for $12.95. The nice waitress also gave me soup & a scoop of ice cream for free. That's my kinda deal! A bit of shady parking on the N side.

SR78 to the W is a decent ride, find it nearby across the Caloosahatchee River.
34544logcabinlabelle.com
Reviewer: Paulie
Lone Cabbage Fish Camp
8199 Route 520
Cocoa, FL 32926
 Dive
321 632 4199
May 21, 2012
4This is Old Florida at it's funkiest! A ramshackle wooden structure overlooking the St John's River teeming with air boats & their rough & tumble guides. It is a great fun place To look at local fauna - a good stop along the way. Try some of their famous foods, like Gator Tail, Frog Legs, Turtle or Catfish. There is motorcycle parking toward the back under the trees. Inside and outside dining. 34433twisterairboatrides.com/cabbage.htm
Reviewer: Big Gator
Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar
81924 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
 Seafood
305-664-2692
Jul 31, 2012
5Seriously good seafood at a real informal & fun place. And not that expensive! It's all outside, some right on the beach and some on the deck, just next to a goofy lil marina.

It's bayside on US1, prolly 1/2 way from Mijami to Key West. There's some places to park yer skoot in the shade, which I usually go for.
25532loreleicabanabar.com
Reviewer: Paulie
Louie's Backyard
700 Waddell Ave
Key West, FL 33040
 Fancy
(305) 294-1061
Aug 17, 2010
5The best restaurant in Key West. Pricey, but definitely a destination and a "must" place to eat if you are on vacation and have the time. A variety of seafood and caribbean specialties. 25545www.louiesbackyard.com
Reviewer: Ray King
Malabar Mo's Bar & Grill
2805 Malabar Rd
Malabar, FL 32950
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
321-725-8374
Dec 26, 2010
4I have been searching for over 4 years for the best Buffalo wings in Florida. So far Mo's is the best I have found hands down. Some of the guys I ride with don't eat wings and agree that their food is awesome. It is an old house made into a restaurant so it is small. They are biker friendly and have a large patio area out back that we use for our group meets. The staff is friendly and they even have squirrels that will come eat out of your hand. It is real easy to find. On the corner of US1 and Malabar road (SR514) in Malabar. If you are looking for a huge place and atmosphere go to Earls in Melbourne but if you want lunch and a nice little place to eat it go to Mo's you won't be disappointed. They also usually have live music on the weekends45333www.malabarmos.com
Reviewer: FL Crew 1of2
Manny's Chophouse
35496 Hwy. 27 .N
Haines City, FL 33844
 BBQ
863-422-3910
Dec 6, 2012
4We had din at their Haines City location, twas so good we hit the 1 in Lake Wales the next nite. Packed inside with a huge amount of entertaining roadside kitch, decorations, & doodads. The place can get busy, but they're good at getting ya seated.
Not much good riding around, but it's real good if yer in the hood.
[NOTE: Other locations in Lake Wales and Winter Haven.]
14444mannyschophouse.com
Reviewer: Paulie
Marsh Landing Restaurant
44 North Broadway St
Fellsmere, FL 32948
 Family Style
772-571-8622
Jan 13, 2013
5I love this place....
Frog legs, catfish and gator tail, fried green tomatoes and swamp cabbage are a few of the local specialties you can find at Marsh Landing. They also have hand-cut Angus steaks, ribs, fresh seafood dishes and homemade desserts. There is something for everyone at Marsh Landing. Don't forget breakfast. They open at 7am daily serving eggs, sweet potato pancakes and biscuits & gravy. They offer generous portions of all of our items cooked to order!

Great food and southern hospitality makes Marsh Landing worth the drive from anywhere.
45555marshlandingrestaurant.com/
Reviewer: Xzebra Sebastian Fl
Martins Restaurant and Lounge
2000 S Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
 Seafood
(386) 439-5830
Sep 8, 2010
5This is a really good seafood restaurant on A1A overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The prices are very reasonable and portions are generous. The daily lunch or dinner special is always a good bet.35554Reviewer: Ray King
Mojos
1853 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(863) 583-9119
May 14, 2011
5Great destination for fun and food.. In the same parking lot as the Fun Bike Center. bike nights, great food, fun atmosphere. With some good guiding, there are some pretty nice routes in the area for sport and sport touring riders.45545getmojod.com
Reviewer: Boobano
Newberry's Backyard BBQ
25405 W. Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32669
 BBQ
352-472-7260
Aug 20, 2010
4Great Lunch Ride. Nice Little Town. Make their own BBQ. Been there several times never disappointed.
[Note: ] The website appears broken
44444www.newberrybbq.com
Outback Crab Shack
8155 County Rd 13 N
St Augustine, FL 32092
 (904) 522-0500
Dec 26, 2010
3Biker friendly; lots of outdoor seating; on Six Mile Creek
[Note: Durf adds:] This place caters to bikers and boaters alike. They've got a HUGE boat dock that the annual cigarette boat racers come to after their race/poker run (something like 100+ boats parked at one time). There is inside/outside seating and often live music outside. The food is primarily seafood and is okay overall- can be a bit greasy at times. The prices are marginal and so is the service. Recommended to drop in during a planned ride, but not planning your ride to drop in. The biggest bonus is the road traveled to/from because it's along the famous Bartram Trail. The road south of the eatery makes for some beautiful river front riding.
Another reviewer adds: I just wanted to add that the original review is dead on. The ride coming up from the back way to St Augustine is awesome and makes it worth the trip to the Crab Shack but don't make a special trip just for the average food.
53333www.outbackcrabshack.com
Reviewer: Ray King, Durf
Peace River Produce and Seafood
5337 Duncan Rd (US 17)
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
 Seafood
(941) 505-8440
Nov 22, 2010
5Mostly seafood. The menu is small, but they have lots of specials. I had the Gator Gumbo and it was great -- gator meat, crab meat, shrimp, and sausage with saffron rice in a Cajun-style sauce. My companions had burgers, mahi-mahi salad and other selections that they all pronounced as excellent. Located in a renovated old cracker house with a large porch for outdoor dining. Indoor tables, too. The roads in the area are two-lane country roads through farm and ranch country, but are mostly straight and flat.35534Reviewer: Ray King
Peck's Old Port Cove
139 N Ozello Trail
Crystal River, FL 34429
 Seafood
(352) 795-2806
Dec 8, 2010
5Road Runner Says: Best seafood in the area. Great almond crusted grouper. Great shrip and crab cakes. Great road - the Ozello Trail - twisties but flat - almost at sea level.
Another reviewer adds: The almond crusted grouper is worth the ride from anywhere. Nice twisties on the way out the scenic Ozello Trail.
45444Reviewer: Road Runner
Peebles BBQ
503 Dixie Hwy
Auburndale, FL 33823
 BBQ
(863) 967-3085
Feb 24, 2013
5Family-style BBQ done right at a reasonable price...45554Reviewer: ...Dude
Pickled Pelican
360 Dock Street
Cedar Key, FL 32625
 Seafood
(352) 543-5654
Feb 1, 2012
5Excellent seafood, including the best fried oysters in Cedar Key. Also good burgers and sandwiches. Great view sitting outside on the deck.35545pickledpelicanonline.com
Reviewer: Skyking96w
Popi's Place IV
3911 US Hwy 301 N
Ellenton, FL
 941-722-1205
Jan 7, 2013
5Great food, reasonably priced, and very popular with the locals. It's a small chain in Manatee County. Very busy on the weekends in season, but they found seating for our party of 19 with no problem. I had an excellent cheese steak sandwich, another rider had a fried grouper sandwich, another had a burger, and they were all good. The onion rings were good, too!
Another reviewer adds: I like Popi's too. The one in Palmetto is my favorite. Breakfast, lunch, soups, pies, its all good.
25555popisplace.com
Reviewer: skyking96w
Riverside Restaurant & Bar
29250 Lake Lindsey Rd
Nobleton, FL 34661
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(352) 796-9669
Feb 1, 2012
5Good burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and other lunch and dinner items. Lots of parking, country atmosphere, and biker friendly. Very popular with the locals.
Hrley Rider adds: Great place to eat, breakfast is awesome, this is a great stop with great backroads to ride before and after the ride
54454Reviewer: skyking96w Hrley rider
Roland Martins Marina Tiki Bar
920 E Del Monte Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(800) 473-6766
May 21, 2012
4Whenever we ride around Lake Okeechobee in South Florida we make a point to stop by the Tiki Bar at the Roland Martin Marina. Delicious fish tacos are tasty and good beer prices. Located on the marina it is a must stop in if you passing through Clewiston Florida43444Reviewer: Big Gator
Savannah's Country Buffet
968 Woodville Hwy
Crawfordville, FL 32327
 Buffet/Cafeteria
(850) 681-3663
Jun 6, 2010
4Good country cooking and a reasonably-priced lunch buffet. The day I was there for lunch, the main course was very tasty fried chicken. They also had fried chicken livers and gizzards! Lots of vegetables, desserts, and salad fixin's.44544Reviewer: Ray King
Scully's Tavern
9809 SW 72nd St.
Kendall, FL 33173
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(305) 271-7404
Jan 18, 2010
5I went here because I saw it on DDD, and it didn't dissapoint. The food and service was excellent with large portions. The prices were not too bad either. It's located in a small strip mall with a wood interior and a large bar area. I'll go back again. 45534www.scullystavern.net
Sebring Diner
4040 US 27 South
Sebring, FL 33870
 Diner
863 385-3434
May 23, 2012
4The ride here offers many great roads through Florida's citrus country as well as vast open pasture lands.

One of the best places to eat in Sebring Florida. Very charming diner serving classic diner fare; all done right. The lines can be long but plenty of indoor and outdoor seating so it moves fast. Never been a disappointment with great friendly staff and comfort diner grub!
44444sebringdiner.com
Reviewer: Big Gator
Shamrock Inn
8337 E Orange Ave
Floral City, FL 34436
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(352) 726-6414
Feb 25, 2013
5As the name implies it seems to be somewhat Irish... Floral City is a GREAT ride/area... This is a VERY popular biker lunch destination from any direction...54544shamrockinn‑floralcity.com
Reviewer: ...Dude
Sharky's On The Pier
1600 Harbor Dr. S
Venice, FL 34285
 Seafood
1-941-488-1456
May 23, 2012
5Beautiful location on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Great food, and good "scenery". While there, look for Shark Teeth in the sand.
35554sharkysonthepier.com
Reviewer: ACRanger
Shrimp R Us
765 County Road 309
Welaka, FL 32193
 Seafood
(386) 467-7111
Feb 2, 2012
5Good seafood, huge portions, and very reasonable prices. Good country-style fresh vegetables, too. Good RTE destination as they have lots of indoor and outdoor seating. Nice riding roads in the area.35555Reviewer: Skyking96w
Skipper's SmokeHouse
910 Skipper Road
N. Tampa, FL 33613
 Other (See Comments)
(813) 971-0666
Feb 24, 2013
4Mostly seafood but EXCELLENT live music venue... MUST visit if you like live rock/blues/fusion/folk music (and dancing)...44444skipperssmokehouse.com
Reviewer: ...Dude
Sleepy Hollow
10333 E. Gobbler Dr.
Floral City, FL 34436
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
352-726-3242
Mar 10, 2013
4WAY COOL riding destination, prolly one of the best kept secrets in Central Florida... Live music, good food/libation, laid-back/'don't be harshing on my mellow' atmosphere, out in the boonies, excellent ride, what more do you want/need...
[Larry, Citrus County, FL adds:] Food was very good, pretty cheap, and great atmosphere. It is in an out of the way location, on a twisty road. Other nice roads for a bike are close by. On weekends it is loaded with bikers.
Another reviewer adds: EXCELLENT ride, food/cleanliness is only OK... Still, worth the ride/visit...
53453wallowatthehollow.com
Reviewer: ...Dude Larry, Citrus County FL
Smokin Oyster Brewery
340 Old San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
239-463-3474
Jan 28, 2010
4The SOB is a great place to go for a good time, day or night. The food is good with decent prices. You get quite a mix of people there as it's on Fort Myers Beach and is a vacation destination for many. There's always bikers there, but the crowd in more vacationers depending what time of year you're there. The building has open sides so it is very airy and you get a good opportunity for psople watching. The ride in is nice because you get to go over the bridge that takes you to the island...great view from the top. It's the best view of the Gulf of Mexico in all of Lee county. During season it will take you some time to get onto the island.44444www.smokinoyster.com
Reviewer: Pete Salls
Sterling's Fine Foods
23525 Highway 40
Astor, FL 32102
 352-759-3833
Feb 16, 2011
5This place is a favorite with my riding buddies and me. Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Recently I have had meat loaf, fried chicken, and a very good breakfast. They close early--2 PM--on Sunday, but the adjacent ice cream shop stays open later! Some of the best riding roads in the State are to the west in the Ocala National Forest.55555sterlingsfinefoods.com
Reviewer: Ray King
Stumpknockers
110 West Main St
Inverness, FL 34450
 Seafood
352-726-2212
Feb 21, 2011
5Ray King Said: I have had fried grouper, grilled mahi-mahi, and hamburgers here, and every meal was very good. I am usually with a large group of riders, and I have never heard a complaint, except maybe the sweet tea is a little too sweet. The roads in the area make it a good ride to eat. They have another location near Dunnellon, but I have never been there.
Danny Watson added: Stumpknockers has a cool decor, everything from mounted fish to an old telephone booth, complete with a superman suit. The dining is what you order. The hamburgers are the best around. I had the fish and chips and the fish was excellent. The chips were American potato chips, not the potato wedges associated with English fish and chips. (They replaced them with french fries at my request) I would recommend going there just for the ride and the Americana in the restaurant and the surrounding town square.
If you explore the county roads around Inverness: E Gospel Island Rd, CR 247, CR 251 and others, you will enjoy gently winding roads and unspoiled Florida scenery. . All these are East of Inverness off SR 44.
45545stumpknockers.net
Reviewer: Ray King Danny Watson
Sugar Mill
601 Ponce Deleon Blvd
De Leon Springs, FL 32130
 Other (See Comments)
386-985-5644
Feb 4, 2010
5I've been to the Mill quite a few times, during Bike Week or soon after. It really is an old mill which I believe still functions. Beautiful setting, surrounded by woods and the De Leon Springs where you can swimm too, if that takes your fancy? Outstanding Brekky! Each table is built around a griddle and you do your own pancake/egg/ meat thing. A couple of different pancake batters, whatever fruits you decide you want to add and REAL Maple Syrup can be had! Wouldn't visit the area without stopping in. Ride ain't outstanding but after an Ontario Winter just about anything is stellar...Take your Dual Sport bike and go ride in the Ocala Forest afterward...just to burn off the high octane hit you've just taken...254Reviewer: SteverinoB
Susy Q's II
36251 State Road 70 E
Myyaka City, FL 34251
 (941) 322-9722
Jan 6, 2011
4I was following some curvy country roads(rare indeed in Fla.) and came upon Suzy Qs. It doesn't look like much from Hy 70 but is nicely decorated inside and the food was very good. It has a large menu, I had the meatloaf with mashed tatoes. There are some excellent riding roads between Suzy Qs and Myyaka State park.45554Reviewer: gibinmich
Swamp House River Front Grill
488 W Highbanks Rd
Debary, FL 32713
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(386) 668-8891
Mar 18, 2012
4I was introduced to this Restaurant and Tiki Bar on a RTE with a local
Riding Club. Close to Lake Monroe provides scenic routes to and from the SwampHouse. Located overlooking the St. Johns river the views are as good as the food. Great folks provide great service. Not an Eat and dash, as food is cooked to order. Bring your appetite, big servings! Eat on the deck overlooking the river. Motorcycle parking area.
44544swamphousegrill.com
Reviewer: Marty
T C's BBQ
1269 Edgewood Ave W
Jacksonville, FL 32208
 BBQ
(904) 765-9945
Dec 20, 2010
5Great ribs! Couple miles west of I-95 at the corner of Edgewood and Lem Turner. (NW Jax) Few tables, order at the counter to go. I usually stop at one of the river side parks father south either before or after crossing the St. John's River.15333Reviewer: _anatic
That Deli
3801 W Lake Mary Blvd Suite 131
Lake Mary, FL 32746
 Other (See Comments)
321.363.1394
Dec 6, 2009
5This place has the best sandwiches. The owner is always there behind the counter making food from scratch. You wont be disappointed. [Orlando area]15535www.thatdelifl.com
Reviewer: Anonymous
The BeachHouse Restaurant
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
 (941) 779-2222
Mar 9, 2009
4Had a terrific ride today doing back roads east of Tampa Bay down to Bradenton Beach and then running up through St. Pete and back to Tampa. Low 70's, overcast (no glare) light traffic,...great, great ride, about 150 miles total. Had one of the best lunches ever at The Beach House on Bradenton Beach...and learned a wonderful secret. I ordered the Mahi, 'cause I love Mahi, and the waiter advised that if it's the flavor of the fish I wanted rather than the sauce or crust treatments with the fish, to order it grilled. Most tourists order their fish blackened, encrusted in pepper. If you order it grilled, there are small amounts of the pepper and spice on the grill left behind from the tourist's blackened fish, that REALLY enhance the flavor of your fish without overwhelming it in spices. Absolutely, totally, one of the BEST knock your socks off fish entrees I've ever had.www.beachhouse‑restaurant.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
The Cove Pub Restaurant & Campground
1242 S Camp Cove Point
Inverness, FL 34450
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
352-344-5894
Feb 7, 2011
5This is a big metal barn of a place, a bar/grill/family restaurant with great food. Wings and "big-ass burgers" and lots of other selections. There were eight of us, everyone ordered something different, and everyone pronounced it excellent. Mapping programs show that it is just off SR 44, but it's further back from the highway, about a quarter mile, on S Camp Cove Point. No sign on the highway. Molly McGee's Deli & Mini Mart is at the intersection. Weekend hours are 11AM - 9PM; 11-8 other days.45554Reviewer: Ray King
The Fish House Restaurant and Seafood Market
102401 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037
 Seafood
(305) 451-4665
Aug 17, 2010
5The Fish House is the best seafood restaurant in the Keys, and my favorite restaurant, period. It is located in the Upper Keys, about MM 101.5, which makes it an easy ride from anywhere in South Florida. When I lived near Ft Lauderdale, I ate there often. Order the broiled Yellowtail! They have a new place nearby called the Fish House Encore, where they serve Sushi and stuff. Have not eaten there.25544www.fishhouse.com
Reviewer: Ray King
The Linger Lodge Restaurant
7204 85th Street Court East
Bradenton, FL 34201
 Seafood
(941) 755-2756
Feb 1, 2012
3gibinmich said: The Linger Lodge use to be one of my favorite food joints but when they got new ownership the service went down the tubes. The place still has good food and a great atmosphere, just don't be in a hurry. Its a good place to escape the Florida rat race.
Ray King said: A funky old Florida restaurant that Al Roker called "one of the 5 weirdest restaurants in America," and they are proud of it. Good food, reasonable prices, and very biker friendly. This is a popular group RTE destination. Caution: If you are using a GPS to find this place, even the latest version of Mapsource has the location very wrong--it is to the east of I-75, not the west. [Note: The location on our map is accurate]
Hrley rider adds: Great destination, with ok food. Place is cool as there are cool relics hanging about in the restaurant
44333www.thelingerlodge.com
Reviewer: gibinmich Ray King Hrley rider
The Loop Pizza Grill
4000 St Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
 Cafe
904-384-7301
Feb 16, 2011
5Burgers and pizza and great milk shakes. It has been called the best burger in Jacksonville. I have not eaten every burger in town, but I have not had a better one. They have good pizza, salads, and other sandwiches, too. The fact that it is in my neighborhood makes it a personal favorite. It is actually a small chain, with a vew locations in the Jacksonville area, one in Georgia, and a few in North Carolina. If you are just passing through the area and want a location close to the Interstate, the Orange Park location is easily accessible from the Interstate (295).35555looppizzagrill.com/avondale.html
Reviewer: Ray King
The Speckled Butterbean
522 N. Market Blvd
Webster, FL 33597
 (352) 569-5333
Jul 15, 2011
5Southern Country Style buffet; great country cooking. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fried chicken, roast beef, fresh vegetables. Located in the Farmer's Market in Webster, FL. There is also a location in Wildwood, FL, but I have not been there. Closed on Sunday.35555speckledbutterbean.com
Reviewer: skyking96w
The Telford Hotel
16521 River Street
White Springs, FL 32096
 Other (See Comments)
(386) 397-2000
Feb 2, 2012
5This is a 100-year-old hotel that has been converted to a Bed and Breakfast with a dining room that is open to the public. It is a country-cooking buffet, and is open for lunch seven days a week and for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Great fried chicken, meats, fish, country-style fresh vegetables, and desserts. An incredibly low price for all that, too! Good riding roads in the area.45555telfordhotel.net/Restaurant.htm
Reviewer: Skyking96w
Tiki Bar Grill
508 S Main Ave
Minneola, FL 34755
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(352) 394-2232
Mar 9, 2009
5I have been to the Tiki Bar many times as it is close to some of the best riding areas in Central Florida. The food has always been top notch, serving burgers, chicken, wings and grouper. The place is part of Lk Minneola Inn but is a seperate building right on the edge of the lake for some great atmosphere. During the summer it's not uncommon for a seaplane to pull up to the dock. It is usually fairly packed and has no inside seating so take that into consideration when planning a visit.45444www.lakeminneola.com/tiki.htm
Reviewer: WIKD
T-Ray's Burger Station
202 South 8th St
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
 Burger Joint
(904) 261-6310
Sep 25, 2010
5The burgers are great! But calling it just a burger joint is a little misleading, because the shrimp and other seafood look good, too. It is located in an old Exxon gas station, and that is important to know because there is no sign outside telling you it's a restaurant. The owner operated it as a gas station for over 25 years. About 9 years ago (2001, maybe) they added the restaurant in the old service bays instead of doing a convenience store. In 2009, when yet another underground tank law came along, they stopped selling gas and removed the relatively new fiberglass fuel tanks. The motorist's loss is the burger lover's gain!! Note: they close at 1:00 PM on Saturday.35544Reviewer: Ray King
Whitey's Fish Camp
2032 CR 220
Orange Park, FL 32003
 Seafood
904-269-4198
Feb 1, 2012
5Whitey's Fish Camp has been at this location for nearly 50 years, and they have had a dining room for about 40. Always great seafood and burgers, and very popular with the locals, including me.35545whiteysfishcamp.com
Reviewer: Skyking96w
Woodlands Indian Cusine
6040 S Orange Blossom
East Orlando, FL
 Other (See Comments)

Feb 25, 2013
5Fresh vegetarian India family-style... Absolutely fabulous and great prices... Exceptionally nice place to sample this tastey/healthy and some spicy ethnic food... During the week they prepare a buffet of everything on their regular menu for you to try... If you ride to E Orlando via the back-roads it can be quite enjoyable, for the most part, except for only a few busy blocks (but it is worth it)... I like to approach from the West via Windemere... If/when you get a hankering for food from India and need a fix, THIS is the place and it won't cost an arm/leg...35555woodlandsusa.com
Reviewer: ...Dude
Yellow Dog Eats
1236 Hempel Ave
Windermere, FL 34786
 Cafe
407-296-0609
Feb 16, 2011
5A truly unique place with great food. Unusual menu selections with a good mix of sandwiches, salads, and soups. On my last visit I had a steak & cheese sub, which was delicious. 45555yellowdogeats.com
Reviewer: Ray King
Bar-B-Que Shack
4568 Hwy 17
Toccoa, GA 30538
 BBQ
(706) 886-7440
Jan 23, 2010
5If you like Barbeque be sure to stop in. If the first plate don't fill ya up. They will give ya another. [Map location approximate]35554fatzcafe.com
Benton Lee's Steakhouse
138 Benton Powell Rd
Uvalda, GA 30473
 Other (See Comments)
912-594-6931
Jan 25, 2011
4In the middle of nowhere on the banks of a river. It's a steakhouse that will remind you of Texas. A few miles outside of the quait little town. Pretty much steaks with frog legs and some other river-type foods and sides.
The small one is a pound and the big ones are 2 lbs. Sirloins and T-Bones are their specialty.
These steaks are huge. People are friendly.
34434bentonleessteakhouse.com
Reviewer: trialsman - woodstock, ga.
Bigun's Barbeque
362 Carns Mill Road
Talking Rock, GA 30175
 BBQ
(706) 253-7675
Jan 28, 2013
5N. Ga. has some great roads and vistas. It's about 8 miles S. of Ellijay, Ga. on the way to Jasper. On the E. side of 515 next to a Chevron. Called "Biguns" Everything is great and the ribs are out of this world. They only make so many a day, so get there early for the ribs. Order them dry, then add one of the five sauces to taste. Beans have onions and meat. Good prices, larger servings and great Q. 35444bigunsbbq.com
Reviewer: trialsman1@comcast.net
Blackbeard Bar-B-Que
2209 N Slappey Blvd
Albany, GA 31701
 BBQ
(229) 878-6369
Mar 6, 2010
4Great selection of BBQ and seafood items. Awesome southern style food!15434Reviewer: jamesgino
Blue Willow
Social Circle, GA
 Buffet/Cafeteria
770-464-2131
Jan 18, 2010
4Food is good and being a buffet you can get your fill. Cost is more than I like to pay. If you can eat a lot of food it would be well worth it.24434Reviewer: Papa44
Bones Biscuit-bar & Grill
Washington, GA
 (706) 678-5193
Mar 9, 2009
4Featured on "Feasting On Asphalt"Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Colonel Poole's BBQ
164 Craig St
East Elijay, GA 30540
 BBQ
(706) 635-4100
Mar 9, 2009
5Colonel Poole's is famous for the hundreds (thousands?) of cut-out pigs that adorn the hillside, and the Colonel himself is something of a local celebrity. East Elijay is conveniently located to dozens of great North Georgia roads. On all counts, a RTE to Colonel Poole's has a lot to commend it.44343www.poolesbarbq.com
Reviewer: MTF: SkipRD
Crab Shack
Tybee Island, GA
 Seafood
912-786-9857
Jan 16, 2010
5Very informal, outdoor under tree canopy seating on the water with great seafood. It's located between Savannah and Tybee Island. Plenty of seating. The parking lot is dirt/gravel but flat. Just pay attention when riding in it. For entertainment you can feed the gators in the pond out front.25444Reviewer: Grizz
Davis bar bq
3958 Refuge Road
Jasper, GA 30143
 BBQ
706 692-3717
Jun 10, 2012
5 Located in Jasper Ga. at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Great roads in each directions!! The barbq is great but the cornbread is worth the trip itself! Made like pancakes its the best!! The ribs are really good fall off the bone!!!!55545Reviewer: Magnaruss
Deer Lodge Dining Room
7466 Highway 17
Hiawassee, GA 30546
 Other (See Comments)
(706) 896-2726
Sep 14, 2010
5This is a cabin located just outside of Helen Ga in the Chattahoochee national forest. It serves huge portions of Seafood or Steak for $15.99 that is worth every penny. Get here early because their only open a few hours after 5pm and the line starts around an hour before opening.
[Note: Map location approximate]
55555
Dillard House
768 Franklin St
Dillard, GA 30537
 Family Style
706-746-5348
Jan 18, 2010
5Family style restaurant where they sit you at a big table and just start bringing out dishes of food. You get to pass the dishes around the table and feel free take a healthy portion, they'll bring more. It feels more like you're sitting at Thanksgiving dinner than at a restaurant. Great "Southern" style family food usually with atleast 3 different meat dishes and some of the largest, most delicious Lima beans I've ever had. The best part - you get to take home the left - overs.Deffinately stop by next time you're on your way to or from riding in nearby Highlands, N.C.
[Big Jim Davis, Floral City, Fl adds:] The food here is to die for! I have visited here several times and stayed in the accommodations here, the rooms are clean, spacious and reasonably priced, they also have some cabins and if you have a group there is a house that will sleep 10 people for very reasonable prices. The country home style food is served family style and they just keep bringing more of anything you want including fabulous deserts. This is not a place for dieters but if you are in the mood for a big family meal there is none better! Being in NE Ga the roads and the scenery surrounding Dillard is great, a group of us spent a week here in the lodgings and rode a different direction each day, it was a great week and I would go back again cause we did not in any way see all the scenery.
45425www.dillardhouse.com
Reviewer: Gypsyangel & BlueLghtning
Big Jim Davis, Floral City, Fl
Edna's
Chatsworth, GA
 706-695-4951
Dec 18, 2009
544444
Food For the Soul
1965 W Broad St
Athens, GA
 (706) 546-0052
Mar 9, 2009
4If you are ever in the NE Georgia and can stop in Monday thru Friday for lunch, Food for the Soul is the place to be if you want what southerners have been eating for years. I have taken 5 friends to this little hole in the wall restaurant and all have come out saying that has to be the best fried chicken or pork chop they have ever had. Fridays are seafood day with fried catfish, flounder, coconut shrimp, and of course fried chicken. Also the fixin's that go on the side are out of this world. Green Beans, Cream Corn, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Black Eyed Peas, Lima Beans, Fried Okra, Squash Casserole, Corn Bread, Yeast Roles, and Cobbler or Chocolate Cake. I may have missed a few things but you get the point. If you are watchin your weight or cholesterol then maybe this isn't for you but for me it's a once a month Splurge from the everyday diet.... Come all, come early cause they have been known to run out of some stuff by 1:00.....Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Fresh Air Barbecue
1164 Hwy 42 S
Jackson, GA 30216
 BBQ
770.775.3182
Jan 24, 2010
5This is an "Authentic" BBQ place, in business since 1929. family owned. Just south of downtown Jackson on GA highway 42. some would say that the BBQ is similar to North Carolina style, the sauce they make is Vinegar based. They serve chipped BBQ pork only. No hotdogs, burgers, Chicken, fries, ETC. they DO serve Stew and Slaw and pickles. you get good ole white bread to go with the plates. only drawbacks are: Gravel parking lot, and they serve that semi-awful fountain drink style Tea. Most BBQ places serve great iced Tea, but I can overlook these two items. VERY motorcycle friendly establishment, Bikers have been welcome here for years. go on Sunday and you will rub elbows with most all aspects of society: Poor, Rich, Black, White, Buisnessmen, Farmers, ETC.35443freshairbarbecue.com
Reviewer: Potlikker, Covington, GA
Gustavo's
16 Public Square South
Dahlonega, GA
 (706) 864-2366
Mar 9, 2009
4Local pizza, calzone, stromboli place on the square that is going to be a favorite for all. Wife got the $6.50 Calzone with meatballs and it could have served 2 if not 3 people. The big plus is that this place is locally owned by a fellow ST rider so when you are in the area show him some support. When you are coming into the square it is in the first building on the right. There is a gift shop on the corner and his place is in the front of their shop.Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Harold's BBQ
171 McDonough Blvd, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
 BBQ
404-627-9268
Jan 23, 2010
5I have been eating at Harold's since 1965 when I was a rooke police officer in DeKalb County. The meat is carefully sliced off the butts in front of you and the bread for your sandwich is toasted on an iron grate over a bed of very hot coals. Be sure to try Harold's cracklin' corn bread. It is to die for! Harold's is located at 171 McDonough Blvd, SE in Atlanta, right around the corner from the Federal Penitentary. 15534Reviewer: Frank Huggins
Hawg Wild BBQ
515 Grant St
Clarkesville, GA 30523
 BBQ
(706) 754-4323
May 9, 2010
5We stumbled on this restaurant on one of our Sunday rides. Their pulled pork is as good or better than any I've eaten in Georgia. They also have catfish on the menu and it is excellent, too. Even if you eat bbq during your visit, be sure and try their delicious hushpuppies. Prices are very reasonable, too.55544www.hawgwildbbq.com
Reviewer: Frank Huggins
Hog N Bones
1809 Old Reynolds Street
Waycross, GA 31501
 BBQ
(912) 285-3657
Nov 18, 2010
5A very good place for BBQ. I usually get the sampler which has BBQ pork, chicken, and ribs with fries. Prices are wallet friendly.

Going south about 7 miles on US 1 you can turn left onto Laura Walker State Park rd which takes you right through the park. It runs from US 1 to US 84 for about 6.5 miles. I have run this route often just for the curves in the road. Be careful though, most of the curves are sharp.

When you are heading out US 1, if you turn to the right instead of the left you will be going to the Okefenokee Swamp Park.
34445Reviewer: LowRider--Blackshear
Hole in the Wall Restaurant
12 Town Square
Blairsville, GA 30512
 Diner
706-745-5888
Jan 30, 2010
5Like a trip back in time, great food and service. Try the omelettes, huge and delicious. Sometimes they have a Prime Rib lunch special, but everythings good. Low prices too. The ride from any direction is awesome. Open 7 days a week, but check their hours. Enjoy.55545www.holeinthewallga.com
Reviewer: BusaRider
Le Petit Café
259 Church St.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
 Cafe
706-867-0000
Sep 13, 2012
5Just off the main road near the town square. Very small, only outside seating, tables with umbrellas. Click on "ABOUT" on their webpage for a picture. Beautiful location in old Dahlonega. Owner is very motorcycle friendly, and takes great pride in her food & service. Great breakfast! In the heart of motorcycle heaven, every road to & from Dahlonega is awesome. You can even have a smoke at your table!55545lepetitcafedahlonega.com
Reviewer: BusaRider
Mad Dogs Sports Bar and Grill
421 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA 31501
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
912-285-4502
May 17, 2010
4Great food and a good staff. Massive TV's everywhere. Even have a bike night set for us on Thursday nights.45555www.maddogssportsbarandgrill.com
Reviewer: The Guardian/HDForums
Marietta Diner
306 Cobb Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
 Diner
(770) 423-9390
Jan 18, 2010
4Close to The Big Chicken, a Marietta landmark in itself. Diner has wide variety of meals, Greek Desserts,cakes, pies. Staff easy on eyes. NOT suitable for huge groups. 6 about limit for conversation.34445www.mariettadiner.net
Reviewer: Charles960
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
2825 Nottingham Way
Albany, GA 31707
 Pizza
229-888-4646
Nov 4, 2010
5Best pizza on the planet! Great atmosphere and great tunes. They have 2 full bars, one is out on the patio with live music at night. The House Special pizza is off the chain.They also have Calzones, Salads, Hoagies,Wings, appertizers etc.The hummus with pita chips was the best I ever had. They have 20 to 30 beers on tap. We had an overall great time with a very friendly servers. Highly recommend if you like great pizza.
[Admin note:] This is a chain with locations in 16 states, including 41 locations in Georgia.
35555www.mellowmushroom.com/albany
Reviewer: Burdel
Merles Bar B Q
3393 Villa Rica Hwy
Dallas, GA 30157
 BBQ
(770) 443-0108
Jun 13, 2009
4The bar-b-q is delicious. Their burgers are huge, they have hickory taters, and fresh salads. They serve fried pickles and fried green tomatoes24444Reviewer: Mike 'GLREDNECK' Johnson
Mudcat Charlies
250 Ricefield Way
Brunswick, GA 31525
 Seafood
912 265 0410
Jul 6, 2011
5At the marina, classic knotty pine buildimg, service good but can get slow, seafood is very good. Usually go here for lunch, grouper sandwich is great,Onion rings good, beer is cold. Very good use of spices
South of Darien,Ga about 4 miles by the bridge
[note] Also spelled Mud Cat Charlie's. Located at the "Two Way Fish Camp".
34444Reviewer: KatoBird
North Georgia Barbeque Co
663 Edelweiss Strasse
Helen, GA 30545
 BBQ

Jan 17, 2010
5Order inside - eat at picnic tables outside. Great tasting BBQ. Beautiful location... friendly people... plenty of room for your bikes!54443Reviewer: Swantho
Nu-Way Weiners
Macon, GA 30044
 Other (See Comments)
478-743-1368
Jan 31, 2010
5BEST HOTDOGS in Georgia. Born and raised on them. Been eat'n there for over 45 plus years. The Chili Dogs are what ya need to order. I always get four dogs all the way with extra mustard. Their SLAWDOGS rock too. The breakfast is very good too. Their sweet tea is home made and the best. Many people who have had the Varsity like the Nu-Way much more. I eat there every time I am in the Macon area and always buy a dozen to bring home, before I leave.55544Reviewer: Krispy Kreme SCRC 221
Peach Pit
2505 Plant Ave
Waycross, GA 31516
 Family Style
(912) 284-0669
Nov 18, 2010
5A good family friendly place to eat. A variety of selections with decent prices. They have 12oz steak that is good. 15555Reviewer: LowRider--Blackshear
Reba's Buffet & Grill
4412 Hollywood Hwy
Clarkesville, GA 30523
 Great Home Cooked Food!
(706) 754-6227
Mar 9, 2009
5This place is ran by some good down home people and is a great value!55555Reviewer: Zoom
Redneck Gourmet
11 N Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
 Diner
770-251-0092
Jan 17, 2010
5Best burgers and cokes in town! Famous for their Brunswick Stew. Always friendly service. Small town dining at it's best.Basically, if you're in or around Newnan, Ga, this is THE best place to eat. Right on the square, if it's nice, sit outside and watch the locals.25533www.redneckgourmet.com
Reviewer: Gypsyangel & BlueLghtning
Rocco's Pub
1477 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
770-971-8806
Aug 23, 2010
5Rocco's hosts our once a month Concours Owner's Group dinner on the third Thursday. Feel free to join us. They have won several Best in Awards for their chili over the years and the waitstaff are very courteous.24544www.roccoschili.com
Reviewer: Jack Ferguson aka Magnum1b
Senoia Coffee Company
1 Main St
Senoia, GA 30276
 Cafe & Roastery
770-599-8000
Nov 19, 2010
5They roast their own coffee beans on the premises at Senoia Coffee Company, so the aroma is heavenly. Prices are better than Starbucks and so is the Joe. Great cheese cake, sandwiches, pastry and ice cream too. Service is friendly and laid back, just as you'd expect from a small Georgia town (about 40 miles south of Atlanta).44544senoiacoffeecompany.com
Reviewer: Jerry Romick
Smokin Gold BBQ
59 East Main St
Dahlonega, GA 30533
 BBQ
706-864-7427
Feb 17, 2012
4On Fridays only they have "Burnt Ends". The fatty part of brisket smoked and rubbed twice. I call it "meat candy". It is to die for.

Their ribs are also very good with a unique ribs-only sauce they serve. If you let them know you're coming, he'll do a fresh rack overnight just for you.

Note: Recently moved to new Dahlonega address
54444smokingoldbbq.com
Reviewer: Trialsman
Troll Tavern
8590 N Main St # B
Helen, GA 30545
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
706-878-3117
Jan 17, 2010
5Authentic German Food and great American Favorites as well. Definitely the best buffalo wings around. You won't leave disappointed. Free bike parking around back very handily by Helen's best bike shop, Chattahoochee Biker Gear. Plenty of River side seating so you can watch the people tubing down the river. Plus plenty of shade, so it makes a cool retreat after biking all day in the summer heat.55533www.trolltavern.com
Reviewer: Gypsyangel & BlueLghtning
Two Brothers BBQ
1695 Old Canton Rd
Ball Ground, GA 30180
 BBQ
(770) 735-2900
Jan 25, 2010
5They're located at 1695 Old Canton Road in Ball Ground, Georgia. Good BBQ mentioned on Georgia Traveler45544www.gpb.org/georgiatraveler/210‑barbeque
Reviewer: Stan
Two Wheels Only
3580 State Hwy 60
Suches, GA 30572
 BBQ
706-747-5151
Aug 16, 2013
4Their main business is as a motorcyle lodge/campground. They serve lunch and dinner on the weekends (no service in winter). Good food, GREAT family atmosphere and friendly folks. In and out for about $10. This is a motorcycle ONLY location, exceptions for vehicles towing motorcycles. TWO is right in the heart of the North Georgia mountains in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Nearby roads of note: GA-60, GA-180, GA-348, GA-75/17, and the wonderful GA-129. All are excellent rides (GA-129 is my personal favorite).
Another reviewer adds: Just wanted to let everyone know TWO, HAS BEEN REOPENED, all new and improved.
44www.twowheelsonly.com
Reviewer: kb4less
Varsity Drive-In
Atlanta, GA
 Drive-In
404-881-1706
Dec 27, 2009
4In Downtown Atlanta. Old drive-in. Burgers and dogs. I like the chili dogs and onion rings. Extremely popular with large groups of teens(bus loads).
[Another reviewer says:] The "things to get" when your @ the varsity.... Onion rings (the real kind) a "frosty orange" like a orange cream frosty thing and a dog or burger any way you can think it. WARNING you will get a weeks limit on greasy food but oh is it so worth it. I try to hit it at least 4 times a year. Its right off I-75/85 in down town ATL. across the interstate from Georgia Techs Campus.
24444www.thevarsity.com
Wes Mans Restaurant
3167 Hwy 411 NE
White, GA 30184
 Country
(770) 386-9933
Jun 13, 2009
5Breakfast is great; best biscuits around. Lunch is good too. 3544Reviewer: Mike 'GLREDNECK' Johnson
Whistle Stop Cafe
443 McCrakin St
Juliette, GA 31046
 478-992-8886
Sep 5, 2009
4Home of world famous fried green tomatoes and site of the movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes'. Down home good food and atmosphere that takes you back to the 1930's. The town of Juliette is charming with lots of little shops and a motorcycle museum.54444www.thewhistlestopcafe.com
Reviewer: Jerry Romick
Zuffy's Place
1860 Corporate Blvd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
404 343 1171
Aug 23, 2010
5Zuffy's was opened in this former Denny's after "Fuzzy's" was closed over on North Druid Hills. Several of the staff trace their history to Fuzzy's which was famous for their Cajun dishes developed over the years by Chef Joe Dale. They host an ADV group on Wednesday nights, a Euro Bike Group on alternate Thursdays, and a British Bike Group once a month on Wednesdays. The food is excellent, the waitstaff and kitchen staff great. Ask for "Lisa" as she waits on us. BIke nights they set aside a special parking area right out front.35554www.zuffys.com
Reviewer: Jack Ferguson aka Magnum1b
Ace Cafe
Ace Corner N Circular Rd Stonebridge
London, GB NW10 7UD
 Cafe
020 8961 1000
Mar 9, 2009
5Hey, I've never been there. But a guy can dream, can't he?www.ace‑cafe‑london.com/default.aspx
Reviewer: Your Host
Molly's Smokehouse
23 S Kamehameha Hwy
Wahiawa, HI 96786
 Texas style smokehouse
808-621-4858
Aug 22, 2009
5Absolutely the *BEST* smoked baby back ribs ever. I've travelled far and wide trying to find better and have failed horribly. 55545Reviewer: Stephen!
Breitbach's Restaurant
563 Balltown Rd
Balltown, IA 52073
 Family Style
(563) 552-2220
Dec 12, 2009
5Iowa's oldest bar. Winner of the prestigious 'America's Classics Award' from the James Beard Foundation. Lots of pies including rhubarb custard. Burned to the ground in 2007, rebuilt and reopened in 2008. Burned to the ground a few months later in 2008, rebuilt and reopened August 2009. You might want to sit near an exit :)
[Another reviewer says:] This is a great place to ride to, especially coming from the north along the Mississippi River. Just follow the green Great River Road signs. The river road on both sides of the Mississippi is a ride you have to do. Especially between say Redwing,MN and Dubuque,IA. Breitbach's has an awesome lunch buffet and the pies are to die for. Lots of bikes stop here, and there is a scenic bluff overlook walking distance away.
55545www.breitbachscountrydining.com
Reviewer: Pete Belot
City Limits Family Restaurant
Maquoketa, IA
 (563) 652-9709
Mar 9, 2009
4We were greeted outside by a large chef. He had on the right 'chef' pants, a bushy mustache, a gold tooth and a foreign accent. This guy was as warm and hospitable as they come. He indicated that he had been a chef in Chicago for some years previously. We discovered later that his family inside the restaurant was equally fun. They were all attentive to us, and provided great service. They asked about our ride and about the STs. They simply enjoyed having us as guests. The building and the interior are neat, but not impressive. It's low key, but comfortable. The food, though, was outstanding. We paid less than $10 for each of our entrees. Daggy and I ordered BBQ ribs, while Rich ordered a chicken meal. The portions were huge. No understatement. Not to mention the ribs were so well done, that I could've pulled 'em off the bone through a straw. The sauce was subtle - not tangy or spicy, but just right. The chef/owner informed us that they set up a Saturday night buffet, and that he could house lots of people for an RTE.... Please stop by this place if you're starving. It was a great, but simple, dining adventure. Once you're full, head north towards Minnesota on SR52. You won't be disappointed with the ride... or the food.Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
County Seat Cafe
271 N Main St
Allison, IA 50602
 Family Style
(319) 267-2595
Jul 9, 2011
5Whether you find it by accident like we did, just out on a Day Trip, or you know where to eat in Allison, the County Seat Cafe is a must stop.
Great little cafe with a very friendly staff and some good "Old Fashion Home Cookin." We had the "All You Can Eat fried Walleye and walked away stuffed. Too much too eat and at $6.95 we got our money's worth. Full family style menu with great choices, from steak to chops with all the trimmings.
Home of the Butler County Fair and Hwy 3 Raceway, Allison is a great Little Iowa town, with two lane roads to get you there. Sitting in Iowa farm country the roads aren't spectacular but it's a pretty ride.
35554Reviewer: NavMode, Cedar Rapids, IA
Hickory Park
1404 S. Duff
Ames, IA 50010
 BBQ
515-232-8940
May 18, 2011
4A central Iowa MUST VISIT!!! The best value and taste for BBQ in the midwest. This place is a legacy! The ice cream menu is impossible to beat Flavored sodas, ribs, pork, turkey, chicken, beef...they BBQ it all! You will have to roll out the door. My family's favorite.
Another reviewer adds: Great food
15354www.hickorypark‑bbq.com
Reviewer: kevin
Kalmes Store
100 N Main St
Saint Donatus, IA 52071
 (319) 872-3378
Mar 9, 2009
4Fried chicken livers with seafood cocktail sauce and pork tenderloin sandwiches with Luxembourg noodles. And the special machine to make the noodles.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Milwaukee Wiener House
309 Pearl St
Sioux City, IA 51101
 Diners
(712) 277-3449
Mar 9, 2009
4Over 4,000,000 dogs served can't be all wrong. Open for 3 generations and more years then most can count.24354Reviewer: An IBA guy
Tasteful Dinners
Ankeny, IA
 (515) 965-3324
Mar 9, 2009
4my favorite item is the tenderloin it is homemade hand pounded and breaded with a homemade breading. Almost everything is homemade from scratch anytime your in the area I would recomend stopping in i'm there quite often.........well I work there so it explains why i'm there so much.www.tastefuldinners.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
The Clam Shell
101 E Mississippi Dr
Muscatine, IA 52761
 (563) 263-7576
Mar 9, 2009
4Valentine Diner number 2111. Also where pearl buttons come from river mollusc shells.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
The Irish Shanti
17455 Gunder Rd
Gunder, IA 52162
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(563) 864-9289
Jan 10, 2011
5The Shanti is the home of the Gunderburger.... the amazing glorious pound of rich Iowa beef on a bun! The famous Gunderburger was started in the late 1970's as a
means of putting Gunder on the map. It's at the corner of Agate and Gunder roads all paved which make it a great ride for motorcycles.
45554thegunderburger.com
Reviewer: NavMode, Cedar Rapids, IA
Thoma Dairy Bar Cafe
103 N Main St
Garnavillo, IA 52049
 Cafe
563-964-2212
Oct 14, 2010
5True home cookin' at its best! All portions are definitely on the LARGE size. For example, if pancakes sound good then don't order more than two.
And C9Y is close by!
45454Reviewer: knolltop314, nw chgo 'burbs
Any Time Tavern
1350 Main Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
 Dive
208-746-6230
Aug 21, 2010
5The Double Time Burger with fries is a great meal for four big eaters. With 2 lb of burger, ham, bacon,3 cheeses,lettuce, tomatoes, etc on a 9 inch bun. Excellent prices, open 24/7 365
Riding...
Two miles away is the Spiral Hwy with 11 miles and 2000 vertical ft of fun.
Twenty five miles away is the Rattlesnake grade and several more within fifty miles. Lolo pass starts here on Hwy 12 to Missoula.
55452Reviewer: Idarider
Caba's Restaurant & Lounge
2 E Main St.
Marsing, ID 83639
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
208-896-4182
Jun 7, 2011
5Clean and friendly! Right next to the Snake River, Hwys. 78, 55, 95 lead you to wherever you're heading. 45 minutes from Boise, with beautiful scenic rides, Owyhee Mntns., Boise Mntns., Oregon is only down the road a piece! There is always something going on here....crawdad feeds, music on the weekends, darts, pool, shuffleboard, plenty of beers and full liquor bar! A great place to stop andrefresh yourself before continuing on your journey to wherever!!!45545facebook.com/group.php?gid=111270155563798
Reviewer: Bobo- Marsing
El Sombrero
2214 Main St
Lewiston, ID 83501
 Mexican
(208) 746-1205
Jul 12, 2011
5The absolute BEST Burrito's I have ever eaten. My wife had a chicken fajita salad, it was huge, delicious. The chicken was barbecued & had a little (just right) amount of charcoal burn to it. (I know cuz I had to finish it for her and only touched the remains) We left this restaurant stuffed & very happy. Felt is was pretty good value also.22445Reviewer: Quicksilver, Campbell River, BC
Macullen's Steak & Seafood
1516 Main St
Lewiston, ID 83501
 Other (See Comments)
(208) 746-3438
Jul 12, 2011
5The Queen would be comfortable here and yet we were in shorts & tee shirts & made to feel very welcome. From the front the wait staff all look super upscale, but when they walk away you see they are wearing blue jeans.
Great food, reasonable prices, good wine & beer list, great staff. Wife & I highly recomend this restaurant.
Our second trip to Lewiston but first time to recommend an eating place in this town.
55545www.macullens.com
Reviewer: Quicksilver, Campbell River, BC
ME and Lou's Diner
75 S 300 E
Malad City, ID 83252
 (208) 766-2919
Oct 18, 2009
4Great pork chops and came with fresh warm corn bread which was a house specialty. Nice rural farmlands for riding.34333Reviewer: a fan of food
Palenque Mexican
711 W Main St
Grangeville, ID 83530
 Mexican
(208) 983-1335
Jul 11, 2011
4Great roads in and out of Grangeville, and the food here is pretty good. Huge portions. I highly recommend the chicken fajitas. 54443Reviewer: Brewtality
Pickles Place
440 W Arco Ave.
Arco, ID 83213
 Dive
(208) 527-9944
Oct 21, 2009
3Not a great restaurant but a good greasy spoon. A comfortable place to hang out and flirt with the waitress. On the edge of Craters of the Moon in the middle of a lot of empty. Lots of history here.33242Reviewer: thetourist
The Spragpole
6353 Prichard Cr Rd.
Murrray, ID 83874
 Cafe
(866) 841-7579
Oct 18, 2009
4Great greasy burger, fresh potato fries, real ice cream shakes. A cool old mining town. A fun Museum attached to the restaurant. A bar down the street had a mine shaft in a back room. My favorite road is from historical downtown Wallace (on 1-90) north to Murray. .A twisty lane and a half paved road over the mountains.44433www.spragpole.com
Reviewer: an Idaho rider
The White House Grill
712 N Spokane St
Post Falls, ID 83854
 208-777-9672
Jul 25, 2011
5If you like garlic, this is the place for you. Mediteranean food, very well prepared, & tasty. We are so glad to have stumbled onto this restaurant. You can smell the garlic across the parking lot. Definately will be back.
There is also one in Spokane according to website.
45545whitehousegrill.com
Reviewer: Quicksilver
Trudy's Kitchen
3876 Hwy 21
Idaho City, ID 83631
 Cafe
(208) 392-4151
Jan 15, 2012
5If riding ID 21 from Stanley through Lowman to Boise is not enough to make you think you've died & gone to motorcycle heaven, then a stop at Trudy's will put you over the top. The food is very good and the service cordial & friendly.

It is a small cafe and in the summer can be crowded and busy. But the desserts -- huckleberry cheesecake is a speciality are worth the wait. The rest of the menu is pretty standard cafe fare,

On a nice day sitting outside with a burger & shake is a great finish to a spectacular ride. Or, if you're going the other way, start with breakfast or lunch to begin a beautiful ride over to the Sawtooths and Stanley.
54455http://www.facebook.com/trudyskitchen?sk=info
Reviewer: Splinter
Wolf Lodge Inn
11741 E Frontage Rd
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
 208-664-6665
May 4, 2010
5This is a genuine steakhouse. A local favorite so you can't always get in right at dinner time without a reservation. No one goes away hungry. Right off of I-90 east of Coeur d' Alene. 8 miles further east is the Kingston off-ramp to the river road a great ride that leads over the twisty Thompson pass and thence to Thompson Falls MT. On the way too or from Glacier Park.55424Reviewer: mtnryder
17th St. Barbecue
32 N. 17th St
Murphysboro, IL 62966
 BBQ
618-684-3722
Mar 9, 2009
4Great Q, not the very best but much better than most, not in a great riding area but not too far from some. 3 other locations in IL: Marion, O'Fallon and Sparta.14445www.17thstreetbarbecue.com
Reviewer: Steve Jones
Baxter's Vineyard
2010 E. Parley St
Nauvoo, IL 62354
 Other (See Comments)
(217) 453-2528
Dec 8, 2009
5Where Mike the sound guy gets to taste midwestern wine. Alton also tries rhubarb pie with concord grape juice.www.nauvoowinery.com
Charlie Parker's
700 N St.
Springfield, IL 62704
 Diner
(217) 241-2104
Jan 24, 2010
5Charlie Parker's, want a belly busting breakfast try the "breakfast Shoe" GREAT!!!!
[kruisin66 adds:] 16 inch pancakes, breakfast shoes (eggs, meat, potatoes, gravy, cheese on toast in a big pile)
25555www.charlieparkersdiner.net
Reviewer: Douglas Smith
kruisin66
Christophers Off The Bone BBQ Char House
7201 N. Caldwell
Niles, IL 60714
 BBQ
847-647-7722
Aug 28, 2012
5Finally, a BBQ place in Chicago area with a HUGE smoker outside - the real deal. Place is big, service is excellent - highly recommend the smoked brisket (2nd to none). Smoked chicken 1/2 or whole is also very juicy, tender, tasty. Just returned from BBQ run thru Blue Ridge, and this place is at the top of the list! This is a suburb of Chicago, so not a lot of scenic rides - access from I-94 exit on Touhy West the go about a mile or so until you smell the smoker at Caldwell (just past the Leaning Tower of Pisa - really!) If you're in the mood for visiting landmarks - the Bahai temple is not far.35545
Chucks Southern Comforts Cafe
5557 W 79th St.
Burbank, IL 60459
 Other (See Comments)
708-229-8700
Jul 17, 2011
5Every thing is good it is cajun, BBQ, They have breakfast New Orleans style it is awesome!!15435www.chuckscafe.com
Reviewer: TINK
Darcy's Pint
661 W Stanford Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
 Cafe
(217) 492-8800
Jan 23, 2010
5Darcy's Pint is a great place to eat. Irish menu and a local favorite the "horse shoe", the horse shoes are the best anywhere. And the top seller is the buffalo horse shoe. You can find a few good rides in the area but the main draw is the Springfield mile, the fastest 1 mile flat track in the country. They have two major races a year, one Memorial Day weekend and the other Labor Day weekend and both draw in thousands of bikers for the races. 35545www.darcyspintonline.com
Reviewer: Douglas Smith
Fast Eddies Bon Aire
1530 E 4th St
Alton, IL 62002
 Bar & Grill
(618) 462-5532
Mar 9, 2009
5Some nice roads nearby. Encourages the 2-wheel trade with special bike parking lot. Mostly filled with v-twins, 'f ya knowatimean, but the crowd is fun and lively, not rowdy. GREAT food... CHEAP! Can be crowded when the weather is nice, and the food line can be ridiculously long. Still worth a visit.45353fasteddiesbonair.com
Reviewer: Steve Jones
Fin Inn
1000 W Main St
Grafton, IL 62037
 Family Style
(618) 786-2030
Jun 21, 2011
4Fun place to eat right on the river. Seafood of all kinds and aquariums at every table. Fair price for good food, very clean.44445fininn.com
Reviewer: MNKid
Four Corners Restaurant
29967 N 500 East Rd
Streator, IL 61364
 Family Style
815.672.2139
Apr 11, 2011
5At the crossroads of IL-17 and IL-23 sits the best kept secret of the Streator eateries. Four miles from town and in the middle of nowhere sits Four Corners
Restaurant. Isolated yes, but Tina and her staff have done it right. Great Service, GREAT FOOD and prices that will make you want to come back again and again.
What makes it unique is the old style cafe "Come on in sit where you like feel."

Junior is the Chef in the back that prepares from scratch, whether it's the daily soup or the mouth watering pies.
His signature sandwich is the "Four Corners Melt" on sourdough. It's thick, it's juicy, and it's REAL GOOD.

There are Daily Specials or order from the menu, you can't go wrong.

Local favorites are the Meatloaf dinner, Pan Fried Chicken, and Friday Night all you can eat fried Walleye.

Streator itself has some Roadside America sights including the;
Statue of the Coffee Pot Lady
Hometown of Pluto Discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh
(I don't care what they say Pluto will always be a planet to millions.)

It may be off the beaten path but well worth the ride. Make Four Corners a place to stop and eat.
15554Reviewer: NavMode (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Full Moon
1300 Skokie Hwy
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
 Diner
(847) 689-0733
Jan 2, 2012
4[Eric said:] Biker hangout on Sun morning. 30-60 bikes on most nice Sundays. Great spot to hook up with other riders heading N to Wi or W to tour IL. Sportbikes, Harleys and everything in between. Clears out by noon as everyone is out riding after that. on Route 41, about 40 miles from Downtown Chicago
[Scout added:] It is a good meeting place since the Highland House closed, but the service is not very good, the food is fair. If you are looking for a good place to eat this isn't it. If you are looking to kick some tires and meet other riders, Sunday breakfast time is good for that.
33344www.fullmoonopen24hours.com
Reviewer: Eric Scout
Illinois Riverdock Restaurant
310 S Park St
Hardin, IL 62047
 Family Style
(618) 576-2362
Jun 2, 2011
5The Illinois River Dock restaurant is a favorite among bikers, custom car folks and even the occasional helicopter fly-in (saw about a dozen helicopters there last summer). Overlooking the Illinois River - great food, especially the smoked meats (done on site!), friendly service and AWESOME pie (if you love chocolate the Rockslide pie will knock your socks off!) . This is great day trip ride from any where with in a 75-100 mile or so radius. Hardin is in Calhoun county with beautiful scenic roads along the Illinois River bluffs. Also, from Harding go south to Brussels, take the Brussels ferry over to the Great River road, go down through Grafton (lots of police enforcement so watch yourself) and on down to Alton. Wonderful ride - we do it 3 or 4 times a summer.
[Another reviewer adds:] This restaurant caters in smoke meats and fish. The meats will melt in your mouth and the Home made pies are to die for. You can take a nice ride up the Great Mississippi River Road or take a ferry ride in to Calhoun County.
Rick from O'Fallon adds: Mel's beef brisket is the best in the known universe. Slow cooked with just the right blend of - I don't know what. But it is outstanding. Ask them and they'll bring you a bite. Anything you get at Mel's is good. This place is top notch.
[Note: A.K.A. "Mel's Loading Dock" or "Mel's Illinois Loading Dock". Don't confuse this with the "Loading Dock" in nearby Grafton, another popular destination. Great scenic riding area for the MidWest. Even some twisties if you look hard.]
45544Reviewer: Dave Acker Rick from O'Fallon
Kampsville Inn
2nd & Joliet St
Kampsville, IL 62053
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(618) 653-4413
Jun 23, 2011
3The Kampsville Inn is kind of a roadhouse with good fried fish, burgers, etc. Watch the traffic on the river while eating. Bike friendly, can also arrive by boat!
[ADMIN NOTE:] Adjacent to the Kampsville Ferry which provides free 24x7 service across the Illinois river.
44344Reviewer: MNKid
Kelly's Tavern
2902 Broadway St
Quincy, IL 62301
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(217) 222-5579
Jul 7, 2010
5Several good rides in the area of Quincy, on the Mississippi River. Kelly's is a must stop place when we going through Quincy. Kelly's supports the local ABATE and bikers are welcome. The food is great with daily specials and a soup and salad bar. The soup salad bar has the best beer cheese soup, chicken wings and the biggest cinnamon rolls any where. Local Harley shop just the road.55545www.kellysquincy.com
Reviewer: Douglas Smith
Krekel's
2121 N Grand Ave East
Springfield, IL 62702
 Diner
217-525-4952
Mar 10, 2009
5I go here for two things when I am in the area. Burgers and lemon custard. The burgers are smashed very flat, the onions are tasty. Perfect Illinois burgers. The lemon custard (soft serve, think DQ but lemon) is perfect for a 100 degree day after the Springfield Mile! The old Caddy with the chicken on top is always a good photo op.35444Reviewer: FlatTrackFan
Kutters Bar & Grill
236 N Front St
Quincy, IL 62301
 Bar & Grill
217-223-5888
Jun 16, 2009
5My make it or break it meal is a burger with or without cheese and bacon. Order the Kutter burger, it bumped the burger from O'Connells in St. Louis out of first place. They make their own homemade potato chips, get these also.35534kutters.net
Reviewer: Andy
Lonzorotti's
600 E State
Jacksonville, IL 62650
 Italian
217-243-7151
Mar 10, 2009
5Another place we eat when going to the Springfield Mile. It is in the old GM&O RR Station, and the food rivals Italian in Chicago. A little more expensive, but very classy yet friendly place to chowdown on some good Italian fare. The ride from Springfield to Jacksonville on the Old State Road (called Jacksonville Road in Springfield) is one of the nicest in Central Illinois. No Dragon, but there are curves and elevation changes!45534www.lonzerottis.biz
Reviewer: FlatTrackFan
Ludy's Kickapoo Creek Saloon
9828 U.S. 150
Edwards/Kickapoo, IL 61528
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(309) 692-6446
Jul 11, 2010
5Great Burgers and Tenderloins. Lots of bikes on weekends. Indoor/outdoor seating, Small town bar and grill on US 150 about 6 miles west of Peoria in Kickapoo on right just across from city ball park. Get to the stop sign you went 1 block too far. Or 1 mile north of I-74 at the Kickapoo/Edwards exit 82. After the 1 mile you come to 4 way stop. Turn right. One block on the left. 34545
Maid Rite
507 N 12th St
Quincy, IL
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Home of the Maid Rite Sloppy Joe.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Moonshine Store
6017 E 300th RD
Martinsville, IL 62442
 Other (See Comments)
(618) 569-9200
Jan 2, 2012
5[Terry Hammond, "Father" of the Moonshine Run, Said:] Famous for Moonburgers but,,, impossible to tell ya why you have to come here - until you actually go... How can 500 bikers from 39 States and Canada who show up here in early April in bad weather be wrong!!! You come to Moonshine for a Moonburger- but you take home so much more!!!
[John Archer added:] No trip to Illinois would be complete without one of those famous Moon Burgers. Out in the middle of no-where, just follow the bikers. Most everyone I met that lives down there is real friendly and I am sure they would be happy to show you the way should you become lost. I have seen cutoffs t's & flipflops, 3 piece suits, as well as full leather dressed enter the store. Go to the back, place your order and wander around inside while you wait for your food. Every time I have been there it was Standing Room Only inside. While the Moon Burgers are second to none, I am a pork fan and end up with a Pork Burger. Pik-Nik tables outside-NO ALCOHOL-and closed Sunday.
[Charles960 added:] Oil wood floors. Get your own drink and chips. Old time general grocery store w/ small grill in back. You'll never forget it. Must be there before 1pm to get food.
[Weasel adds:] In the middle of nowhere, best burger I can remember and the destination of the Moonshine Run.
[Scout adds:] A few updates/corrections. In 2011 over 1000 motorcyclist showed up in April for the Moonshine Lunch Run. If you want a burger be there BEFORE 12:30. Helen stops the grill at 12:30 and that is by the clock in the store. It is one of those rare novelty places. Come for the lunch run.
[Note: see http://moonshine-run.com for info on the annual April Moonshine Lunch Run]
35553www.themoonshinestore.com
Reviewer: Terry Hammond - aka Austin city limits
John Archer
Charles960
Weasel
Scout
Petes Famous Hot Dogs
44W361 Hwy 64
Maple Park, IL 60151
 Hot Dog & Sandwich Stand
(630) 365-5650
Sep 21, 2009
4I have been riding to Pete's Dog since I was riding a Bicycle... It is a GREAT hot dog stand, that also serves very good Italian Beef, Sausage, Burgers and Greasy Foods. It is a great Stopping point for many trips, as it is on the corners of Route 47 and Route 64 Between Sycamore and St. Charles. Stop in and grab a bite.35443Reviewer: Steve- North Aurora, IL
Poopys
1030 Viaduct Dr
Savanna, IL 61074
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
815-273-2363
Sep 20, 2010
4Great to ride to they have a ride called Poopys triangle that is lots of fun and ends at poopys. They have Parts Tats Live Music Free Camping and all kinds of riding gear.35534www.poopys.com
Ron's Cajun Connection
897 East U.S. Highway 6
Utica, IL 61373
 Cajun
1-815-667-9855
Apr 6, 2011
5Founded in 1995 by Chef Ron McFarlain. Ron was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana in the heart of Cajun Country. All of the Cajun dishes on the menu are comprised from his own recipes. Specialties consist of fresh battered Louisiana alligator, gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee', jumbo shrimp, boudin made weekly, and roasted pecan pie. Prices range from $2 to $20. Features a crawfish boil after Ron makes a trip to Louisiana for supplies. Keep checking back for the next crawfish boil or event.

Small but GREAT food, Gator was lite and great taste- kids really thought it was chicken. You have to save room for the pie. Great Ride to Starved Rock area then great food.
55555ronscajunconnection.com
Reviewer: Dianna (Hudson, IL)
Saputo Twins
801 E Monroe
Springfield, IL 62701
 Italian
217-522-0105
Mar 10, 2009
4It took awhile to find a good sit-down restaurant in Springfield. Everybody that rides with us to the Springfield Mile seems to enjoy this old skool Italian place. I am partial to the Lasagna. The house salad is fresh, and the bread is warm and above average.34434www.saputos.com/welcome.html
Reviewer: FlatTrackFan
SuperDawgs
6363 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
 Drive-In
(773) 763-0660
Sep 6, 2010
5These dogs are the real deal...My family has been going here for 50+ years (that's how old my bro is, and it's the OLNY hot dog he will eat.) The dogs are a special recipe that only the owners Maury and Flaury know, the relish is a colour green that just isn't found in nature, and the fries are still done in lard. All this is stuffed into a box. I wash mine down with coke (real, none of that diet cr*p,) because their malts and shakes are way too thick to deal with during dinner. Now, being that I grew up in this area, the traffic doesn't bother me, but it might have the less hearty types shakin' on their pegs. It's the northwest side of Chicagah, whaddya expect?? But Milwaukee Ave/Devon rolls thru some old school neighbourhoods that have lots of sights and sounds to offer. 35553superdawg.com
Reviewer: BMWGRRL
Texan BBQ
101 N Main St
Algonquin, IL 60102
 BBQ
(847) 658-2130
Jan 18, 2010
5It's been a while since I've been in Algonquin, but the Texan BBQ is the BEST! Their baby back ribs are outstanding - the type where you pull on the bone and the meat falls off. The Cowboy Beef sandwich is my favorite if not in the mood for ribs.[Note: Their website only mentions the Algonquin location, but it has a photo of and directions to another restaurant of the same name in Lombard. Not sure what's up with that, but I'd call first.]25texanbbq.com
Reviewer: Jeff Cook
Twisted Spoke
501 N Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(312) 666-1500
Jan 26, 2010
5Helmets, license plates and photos of locals and their bikes adorn the walls. The crowd is a friendly mix of tattooed punks,bikers and River West yuppies. The menu includes barbecue, meat loaf, jalapeno poppers and the 1/2-pound Fatboy. For Saturday and Sunday brunch, there's French toast, banana-buckwheat pancakes, corned beef hash and the Road Rash Mary--a hot, spicy bloody mary accompanied by a beer chaser. Cant miss it, skeleton riding a gutted Indian spinning from a pole and 5 or 6 import bikes "planted" in front of the bld. full bar with lots of micro beers25334www.twistedspoke.com
Reviewer: Eric
100 Mile Rib and Chop House
507 S Grant Ave
Fowler, IN 47944
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(765) 884-1906
Mar 21, 2011
5Best Ribs Ever! I know that sounds lame, but it's true. Don't get the 'house' potato ball but everything else was great. Great service. On the way from Chicago to Lafayette.35544Reviewer: riding2up
Beef House
16501 N State Road 63
Covington, IN 47932
 Fancy
(765) 793-3947
Jun 21, 2011
5The food and service are tremendous. The appetizer rolls are the best I've ever tasted, don't eat too many before your steak comes! It's a little pricey but the food is great.35545beefhouserolls.com
Reviewer: MNKid
Boathouse Restaurant
700 Park Ave
Winona Lake, IN 46590
 (574) 268-2179
Mar 10, 2009
5Good food and a fantastic view of Winona Lake from anywhere in the restaurant.55535www.villageatwinona.com/boathouse‑restaurant.asp
Reviewer: Brycie Slabaugh
Cedar Grove Tavern
Cedar Crove, IN 47022
 Bar & Grill/Tavern

Jan 25, 2010
5Best deep fied chicken you'll ever eat with lot off pepper. Located on US52 between West Harrison IN and Brookville IN [I can't find this place in google, so no phone or address data. Author gave me no other data. So the map location is just a guess. Good luck]55554Reviewer: DMC
Coney Island Wiener
131 W Main St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
 Dive
219-424-2997
Mar 30, 2010
3It's been a while since i've been there but the food was good and very reasonable.14354Reviewer: Thane Rider
Country Cafe
4254 State Rd 26 E
Lafayette, IN 46394
 (765) 448-1557
Mar 10, 2009
5Fantastic meals and low priced.55544Reviewer: Brycie Slabaugh
Hilltop Inn
1100 Harmony Way
Evansville, IN 47720
 812.422.1757
Mar 9, 2009
4Brain Sandwich, Squirrel BurgooReviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Hollyhock Hill Restaurant
8110 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46240
 Family Style
317-251-2294
Mar 9, 2009
5Superior "country-style" cuisine, friendly service and unique ambiance! Best Fried Chicken ever!!!
Admin: Sounds spammy... A 4 ride in town? Updated review appreciated.
45555www.hollyhockhill.com
Ivanhoe's
979 S. Main St.
Upland, IN 46989
 Other (See Comments)
765.998.7261
Oct 8, 2012
5100 different shakes, 100 different sundaes. Also, good food. This has been a "destination" ride for many for years! Eat all flavors of shakes and sundaes(not all at once) and get your name on a plaque!35554ivanhoes.info
Reviewer: Deputydawg
Kate O'Connor's Irish Pub
415 E Michigan St
New Carlisle, IN 46552
 Pub
(574) 654-8114
Mar 23, 2009
5Fantastic staff and atmosphere with good food.54545www.kateoconnors.com
Reviewer: Brycie Slabaugh
Magdalena's
103 E Chestnut St
Corydon, IN 47112
 Other (See Comments)
812-738-8075
Sep 21, 2010
4Tea and Crumpets kind of place. A place the wife/gf will love, but the food is varied and good, so the guys will like it too. Lunch and dinner only.34444magdalenas.com
Reviewer: Rogriley
McGinnis Pub
227 W 7th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(219)872-8200
Sep 6, 2010
5Amazing food! This restaurant is in a house that was built in 1887 and fully restored. It has a large room upstairs as well as a great patio for outdoor seating. The inside is a bit small but still plenty of room for a RTE! It is about two blocks from the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall, which is one of the largest outlet malls in the area (something for the ladies). It is also about 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes. Lots of hotels in the area and some great riding.55555www.mcginnispub.com
Reviewer: postalrider
Mogger's Restaurant & Pub
901 Poplar St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(812) 234-9202
Apr 14, 2013
5Mogger's is in a very old building that was once a brewery, an auto repair shop, and probably some other things. Parking is in the back.
Great, relaxed atmosphere and good food.
Postal_rider adds: This pub is owned by the same people who own Richards Farm Restaurant in Casey, IL (of Moonshine Lunch Run fame). They've recently bought the recipe for Champaign Velvet beer brewed now by the Upland Brewing Company. Great food and on our way to Moonshine every year!
45545moggers‑restaurant.com
Reviewer: MNKid Postal_rider
Mr. Eds
112 North Main St
Topeka, IN 46571
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(260) 593-3127
Sep 2, 2010
5best ribs youve ever ate and giant prime rib.
[Admin note:] Really? You gave this place a "4" for the ride? Um… I looked at the map and… well… :)
45555Reviewer: lblax
Mug'n Bun Drive In
5211 W 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
 Drive In
317-244-5669
Oct 31, 2009
4www.mug‑n‑bun.com
Reviewer: Anonymous
Nine Mile Restaurant
13398 US Hwy 27 S
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
 Bar & Grill
260-639-8112
Mar 9, 2009
5Gotta have the fish! Family friendly!35535Reviewer: postal_rider
Osgood Grub Company
406 N Buckeye St
Osgood, IN 47037
 Buffet/Cafeteria
(812) 689-4362
Jan 9, 2010
4The buffet is good. Plenty of food there! We usually ride twisties in SE Indiana roads - Route IN 262 from Rising Sun to IN 62 to Friendship to US 421 to Versailles to Osgood! They have rood for large groups!54433Reviewer: Road Runner
Quaker Steak & Lube
407 W. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(260) 484-4688
Aug 16, 2011
4They just opened a week ago this past Wed. so they have some kinks to work out but the others I've been to have been great.
[Note:] This is a multi-state chain with locations in many states. There are 3 in Indiana.
35544http://www.quakersteakandlube.com/Fort_Wayne_IN/
Quaker Steak and Lube
6425 Ameriplex Dr.
Portage, IN 46368
 Other (See Comments)
219-764-9464
Jan 25, 2010
5Quaker Steak is located at mile maker 19 north on 249. The summer time bike nites are slamin' live music, venders, 100's of bikes (anywhere between 200-500) and occasional naked chicks. Oh yeah the food is good too.
[Note:] This is a multi-state chain with locations in many states. There are 3 in Indiana.
34444www.quakersteakandlube.com
Reviewer: DreDawg
Spyro's Pancake House
4410 Bluffton Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
 260-478-4976
Mar 9, 2009
5Great breakfast food. Large portions and small prices. Also has lunch menu. No dinner hours.35535Reviewer: postal_rider
Tasty House
507 S. Main St.
Salem, IN 47167
 Family Style
812-896-0900
Feb 12, 2010
5Very good food at reasonable prices. Homemade pies are great. Very Friendly.55554Reviewer: INBlue
Teibel's
U.S. 30 & Hwy. 41
Schererville, IN 46375
 Family Style
219-865-2000
Mar 9, 2009
3On the Lincoln Highway. Known for their chicken. Frogs legs, perch, and wam apple dumpling.14433www.teibels.com
Thirty-Six Saloon
108 E Ohio St
Rockville, IN 47872
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
765-569-9441
Jun 11, 2011
5Good Grub and a very fair price. Full bar area and family dining. Very nice inside. Wood everything. Lots of aminals on the walls. Shelled peanuts in barrells for the takes. Roads are a little flat, but heading south from there you can get into hills and curves. Usually will see bikes parked out front anytime you stop by. I usually head there with a group of friends at least once a month. It's about a 1 1/2 hour ride for me. Worth the trip!45554Reviewer: Cellexjohn Lafayette, IN
Triple X Restaurant
2 N Salisbury St
West Lafayette, IN 47906
 Diner
(765) 743-5373
Mar 21, 2011
4Breakfast was fantastic! Old fashioned diner with Purdue memorabilia. Great service. Known for their root beer.34544triplexxxfamilyrestaurant.com
Reviewer: riding2up
Wagners Village Inn
22171 Main St
Oldenburg, IN 47036
 Family Style
(812) 934-3854
Jun 24, 2012
5Solarwing says: Best pan fried chicken in southern Indiana.
Curt Jackson adds: Absolute BEST Fried Chicken in the world! Pan Fried! And the people and prices were very friendly!!!! I mean $11.95 for a half a chicken and all the fixins you can eat to go with it..........WOW!!!!! AMAZING!!!!! And the ride along St.Rd. 52 and 229.........Very Nice!
45455Reviewer: Solarwing, Curt Jackson
Ziffles Rib Bar
6340 E State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 BBQ
260-493-1222
Mar 9, 2009
535545Reviewer: postal_rider
Zorba's
3309 45th St
Highland, IN 46322
 Breakfast & Lunch
(219) 924-7208
May 17, 2009
5Fantastic breakfasts and lunches with very friendly and courteous owners and staff.35545Reviewer: Brycie Slabaugh
Arthur Bryant's BBQ-Legends
1702 Village W Pkwy
Kansas.City, KS
 BBQ
913-788-7500
Apr 24, 2010
5Aurthur Bryant's has been around a long time. for good reason. My favorite place for KC BBQ. Reasonable prices, awesome history. [Note: Also 2 locations (including the original) in MO]25533www.arthurbryantsbbq.com
Cozy Inn
Salina, KS
 Burger Joint
785-825-9407
Dec 15, 2009
5This story is literally moldy. I started working at Cozy Inn when I was 14. I had a Journal paper route and carried Bob Kinkels paper. He put me to work peeling and grinding onions and slicking pickles before I went to school. Got paid 45¢ an hour. Be there at 6 am. Took couple of hours and always a handful of bubble gum. Mr. Kinkel got me a permit from the City to walk in a place that sold beer after I was 16. I joined the Marines in 1943. Was sent overseas just before Christmas and I received a Christmas package while on Guadalcanal in February 1944. It had a very unique smell. It was a Cozy hamburgers with onions, pickles, catsup, mustard, some bubble gum and covered in mold. I kept it in my tent for a week or so just to look at and admire. Soon my Sergeant made me bury it out in the jungle. With the help of some Marine buddies we gave it a proper burial. Was like loosing a good friend and a little bit of Salina. That being said, it's a damn good slider, and one of the originals. Order a half dozen for a good snack. Jim - Salina KS45544cozyburger.com
Reviewer: Ride Leader - South Austin Area Motorcycle Enthusiasts
Gellas Diner
117 E 11th St
Hays, KS 67601
 (785) 621-2739
Oct 29, 2010
5A different spin on many comfort foods with an award winning brewery that can't be beat!15535Reviewer: Steve from Hays
Guy and Maes tavern
119 W William St
Williamsburg, KS 66095
 BBQ
(785) 746-8830
Feb 24, 2010
5They have the best ribs to be had.35555Reviewer: Soloagn
Harvey house
221 Marion St
Florence, KS
 (316) 878-4296
Mar 9, 2009
4Historic relic of the Harvey House Chain. Restaurant and museum. Groups only, and only by appointment. Really.skyways.lib.ks.us/museums/harveyhouse
Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Heavy's BBQ
103 w 7th
Concordia , KS 66901
 BBQ
785-262-4132
Jan 21, 2010
5Great food for a good price, Lots of nice roads around the area to ride.45545www.heavysbbqnck.com
Reviewer: Calif Phil
Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ
1624 10th St
Great Bend, KS 67530
 BBQ
620.792.4700
Apr 30, 2013
5Johnsons BBQ joint in Great Bend, KS is right along the Santa Fe Trail, which is also highway US-#56 & K-#96 and the roads are good for riding. They are 3-blocks East of US#281 on 10th Street. Easy to find and plenty of good parking in the rear and they allow motorcycles to park in front on their sidewalk.

They slow cook their meats on a real hickory wood fire. Their Ribs are outstanding and so were their pulled pork and beef brisket. My friend got their hickory smoked turkey breast and it was tender, juicy and full of flavor. The side orders were all homemade and outstanding. We had their pecan and sweet potato pies and they were fantastic. The portions are generous and the prices are just right. I make a point to ride through Great Bend just to eat at Johnsons Smokehouse.
45554johnsonssmokehousebbq.com
Reviewer: Bubba
Nu Grille
24 North National Ave
Fort Scott, KS 66701
 Diner
(620) 223-9949
Aug 27, 2010
4It is a 50's style dinner. Started in 1946, and looks to still be going strong. I got a bacon cheese burger and onion rings. Good burger and i watcher the cook and fry cook make it. The small restaurant was packed at lunch on a Friday. 44354Reviewer: Larry Stehr
Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue
3002 W 47th Av.
Kansas City, KS
 BBQ
913-722-3366
Jan 13, 2010
5This is absolutely the best BBQ I have ever had and I have had a lot. The atmosphere is unique and fun. If you wait in line less than 30 min no matter what time of day consider yourself lucky. It is worth waiting twice that, and you just may have to do so. Another location in Olathe35454www.oklahomajoesbbq.com
Reviewer: brockep
Santa Fe Cafe
108 E Santa Fe
Burlingame, KS 66413
 BBQ
785-654-3555
Mar 20, 2011
4Good food, good ride from the KC area. Albeit very flat and straight. On Sundays they have a biker breakfast and then a buffet BBQ after.44444santafecafeks.com
Reviewer: Big D
The Hitchin Post
201 S Reed St
Matfield Green, KS 66862
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(620) 753-3471
Feb 24, 2012
5Located along a particularly winding section of K-177 highway along Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, complete with scenic views, and open highway. A fun ride, and a nice place to stop. Also, works as a nice getaway from the crowds at the Cassoday Bike Run on the first Sunday of each month.55454Reviewer: CR from Kansas City
Biancke's
102 S main St
cynthiana, KY 41031
 (859) 234-3443
Sep 23, 2009
5in business since the late 1800's lots of great pictures on the walls. Lots of great riding all around the area. Try the Kentucky Hot Brown!45535www.bianckes.com
Catfish Kitchen
136 Teal Rd
Benton, KY 42025
 (270) 362-7306
Mar 9, 2009
5Great catfish filets, homemade slaw,hushpuppies, can feed the fish in the pond45535
Miguels Pizza & Rock Climbing Shop
1890 Natural Bridge Rd.
Slade, KY 40376
 click to choose ->
606 663 1975
Sep 21, 2010
5We love Miguels pizza and salads. They use fresh , local ingredients. The place is just outside of Natural Bridge State Park and the roads in the area are fantistic motorcycle roads. Check out the Nada tunnel on 77. If you are camping, I think its only a couple of bucks a night to camp behind Miguels. Be sure to get an Ale-8-One to drink, its a local soft drink that folks in Eastern KY are hooked on.55443Reviewer: Patiodadio
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn
2840 W Parish Av.
Owensboro, KY 42301
 BBQ
270-684-8143
Jan 18, 2010
4Get the mutton. [Charles980 Adds:] OMG! More than All U Can Eat. Variety of BBQ veggies & Desserts. Large Round tables ideal for RTEs. Roads gentle rolling farm land - careful of that combine over the hill, Eugene. [ratings averaged]44444www.moonlite.com
Reviewer: Charles960
Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q
338 Washington Ave
Owensboro, KY 42301
 BBQ
270-926-9000
Mar 9, 2009
4One of oldest BBQ restaurants in W. Ky. Menu includes, beef, pork, chicken and mutton. Meats are BBQ'ed over hickory wood smoke. Portions are excellent with two sides & a drink.35444Reviewer: Ghost,
an MTF touring rider.
Patti's 1800 Settlement
1759 J H O'Bryan Ave
Grand Rivers , KY 42045
 270-362-8844
Aug 15, 2013
5The 2" porkchop is the thing to have!!
This is a beautiful part of KY. The Land Between the Lakes Recreation area is nearby and the smoothly rolling roads abound.
[ACRanger adds:]This is a very large restaurant, but still expect an hour wait. BUT, there is a lot to see and do ON the grounds. Needless to say, the food is worth the wait. Note that this restaurant is on the north end of the Land Between The Lakes "Trace", so the ride there or back is outstanding. Eat and ride the trace, or vice versa, and plan for the day.
JacktheBagger adds: well worth the trip , we ride up at least once a year , 800 miles round trip ..
I recommend reservations , but you can still get in reasonably fast without them
nice riding around the area
55445pattis‑settlement.com
Reviewer: ACRanger JacktheBagger
Pop's Southern Style Barbeque
11435 E. Hwy 60
Salt Lick, KY 40371
 BBQ
606 683 2221
Sep 14, 2010
5We like the Friday night all you can eat catfish. They have great BBQ , burgers, etc. Great family place too. Be sure to get a fried pie for dessert. Its located on US 60 near Cave Run Lake in Eastern KY. Lots of great riding all around.
[Note: Map Location approximate]
45554Reviewer: Patiodadio
Sanders Cafe
688 U.S. Hwy 25 W
Corbin, KY
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Original Colonel Sanderswww.corbinkentucky.us/sanderscafe.htm
Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Smokey Pig BBQ
2520 Louisville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101
 (270) 781-1712
Mar 9, 2009
4Featured on "Feasting On Asphalt"Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
The Light House
1500 Sulphur Well Knob Lick Rd
Sulphur Well, KY 42129
 Other (See Comments)
(270) 565-3095
Jan 25, 2010
5The Light House features all you can eat Fried Chicken, Catfish and Country Ham...The Cole slaw is to die for. I could eat a 55 Gallon drum of it. Country veggies served family style...if you leave there hungry something is wrong....great food, great service...and the pies are great too....35534Reviewer: Frank
Angelo Brocato
214 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
 Bakery
504-486-0078
Dec 7, 2010
5Established in 1905 in the French Quarter. Now located in Mid-City at 214 N. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, La. 70119. Run by grandson Anthony Brocato. Fresh Cannoli(leave the gun), Italian Biscotti, Tira Mi Su Cake, Sicilian Cassata Cake, Spumoni! Don't forget the Italian Sodas.(Almond is my favorite).
They lost their original ovens that date back to the early 1900's in the Katrina Flood of the city. They are back big time. Old world charm when you walk in the door. Closed on Monday and I would not go there at night in the Chocolate City.
15525angelobrocatoicecream.com
Reviewer: Jamboa Central Arkansas
B and C Seafood
Vacherie, LA
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Red beans and rice, alligator, gumbo, boudin balls, sausage, potato salad.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Bailey's Andouille
513 W Airline Hwy
La Place, LA
 985-652-9090
Mar 9, 2009
4Andouille, tasso, hog head cheese.www.baileysandouille.com
Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Big Fisherman
3301 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Boiled crawfish, crawfish pies, sausage, stuffed artichoke.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Hymel's Seafood
8740 Louisiana 44
Convent, LA 70723
 Seafood
225-562-9910
Aug 8, 2011
5Great food, you will not be sorry. The restaurant is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River along River Road (LA-44). So if your riding the river road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La. you will pass it as this is the half way mark between the two cities.55554hymels.com
Reviewer: K. Melancon, Grand Point, La.
JD's BBQ and Seafood
10413 Plank Rd
Clinton, LA 70722
 BBQ
(225) 683-4004
Jun 2, 2013
5I found J D's by accident. There aren't many places to eat on Hwy. 10. It isn't hard to find unless you blink your eyes while passing through Clinton, LA. I pulled in a little after lunch. The lunch crowd had already came and went. I sat at the bar and ordered a burger from Mr. J D himself. He told me it would take a few minutes, it takes a little time to make a good burger. Boy was it worth the wait, one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. Good food, good conversation with local patrons and pull in pull, out parking puts J D's at the top of my list of places to eat. I will be back. Louisiana Hwy. 10 is a pretty good ride, smooth slight rolling hills.45554Reviewer: Wooden, Ponchatoula, LA
Luigi's Italian American
1876 N Railroad Ave
Arcadia, LA 71001
 Family Style
318-263-2248
Jun 6, 2010
5The best steak and fried catfish you'll ever stuff in yer piehole. The Italian food is good too, but I keep going back for the beef and the fish. There is a problem, though: deciding which to have! Not much of a ride, but LA 9 south of the town has its moments, as does US 80 (used to be called "Killer 80") leaving the town EB. I don't go for the ride, but I can't keep myself away, because of the food.25444
M&S Grocery
2720 Louisiana Ave
Lafayette, LA 70501
 Other (See Comments)
337-235-3941
Mar 30, 2011
5This is off I-10, MM51 (Louisiana Ave.) A small grocery store with 6 tables and a processing plant. A small family of mom, dad and son run this place and make awesome cajun boudin ("bow-day") from an old family recipe. The "white" boudin is strictly pork shoulder, no organ or mystery meats. The seafood boudin contains local-caught crab and shrimp. They also have alligator boudin and boudin balls (no casing, deep-fried). All the boudin has a nice slow-burn heat to the spices. And they sell a lot of fresh-made cracklins, deep-fried pork skin.

Lafayette is known for it's competitive cajun food and M&S Grocery has the awards to vouch for it. Bring your Tums, though. :-)

Very friendly family that will talk about area history, cajun food and southern opinions, if you wish to hear it.
35544Reviewer: Steve Brooks, Pittsburg, CA
Mama D's
22054 Hwy 59
Abita Springs, LA 70420
 Family Style
985-809-0308
Nov 13, 2011
4Great pizza, Muffelatta and friendly folks. Interesting little town.
[Admin note:] Sorry Spyder Rider, the rest of your review got cut off. If you had more to say just drop me a note.
45554mamadspizza.com
Reviewer: Spyder Rider
Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant
30160 Hwy 51
Manchac, LA 70454
 Seafood
985-386-6666
Jan 28, 2010
4Best thin fried catfish ever. Sit out on the deck and enjoy the LA marsh/wetlands for your view. Only 1 road to it, but it's never boring since you have to watch for gators and such along the road!34444middendorfsrestaurant.com
Reviewer: C-Dude
Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
 Cafe
(504) 885-4068
Sep 23, 2010
5Best beignents & Cafe Au Lait available. When the news media talks about New Orleans beignents & Cafe Au Lait they usually mention the other place because of it's location in the French Quarter. Morning Call has it's roots in the French Quarter. It opened in 1870. They decided to move to Metairie in the 1970's because of a lack of parking and it's location was not as prime as the other place. The reason I think the Morning Call has the best beignets is because they cut them up and add them to fry one at a time overseeing them frying and taking them out as they are fryed to perfection.. The other place has a large tray that the set up several dozen beignets the size of charcoal briquetts that are dropped in the oil and raised out at the same time. Morning Call is also owned by an avid motorcyclist. Ask for Bob if you want to talk bikes.15554www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Reviewer: Jamboa Central Arkansas
Mulate's
New Orleans, LA
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Gumbo, grilled alligator, frog legs, bread pudding.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Myran's Maison De Manger
1023 Neblett St
Arnaudville, LA 70512
 Other (See Comments)
1-337-754-5064
Sep 9, 2010
5Great Cajun Restarauant45554Reviewer: Mark B
Pete's On Johnston
3903 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA 70503
 Family Style
337-981-4670
Sep 12, 2010
5Awesome! Best burgers & onion rings in town.
Another reviewer adds: Plenty of paved parking. Great burgers and possibly the best onion rings around. Abundance of nostalgic sports memorabilia. Can accommodate large groups. Unique blend of grill / tavern / family restaurant. Not likely to disappoint.
35444www.petesonjohnston.com
Reviewer: Tom Mc
Prejean's
3480 NE Evangeline Trwy
Lafayette, LA 70507
 (337) 896-3247
Jan 1, 2011
5the ride was all interstate 10 to 49 very scenic but boring
the food at prejean's was great, we started withsome of the best homemade rolls and sweet tea, had the crawfish enchilada for an appetizer( sounds gross but worth every penny) then i had the gumbo( 3 yr award winning gumbo) chicken and sausage, best ive ever had. the bread pudding was good too
35554www.prejeans.com
Reviewer: Donal austin tx
Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Rd
Jefferson, LA 70121
 
Mar 9, 2009
4they have the usual array of poboys, bar food and seafood. and it's all pretty tasty. the real treat is the mon-fri lunch specials. mondays are red beans and rice. it's my favorite place for red beans and rice. tue-fri there is not a set special. it depends on what the chef want to make. but it's all good. never had a special that i didnt like. so drop in, have a brew and check out the lunch special. if your on the bike the area around the shack is course gravel. in the pic you can see a small area of concrete on the right. if it's open thats where i park the bike. to the right of that, not pictured, there are bushes and houses. so if youre coming from the east it's easy to pass the shack or come up on it with out really seeing it until the last sec. the dixie beer sign is the only sign out front. and the intersection right next to the shack, on the left of photo, usu has some gravel from the lot. so be safe. Rivershack Tavern innominateReviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
 Cafe
504)282-9999
Jan 28, 2010
5Only open for Breakfast & Brunch, this place rocks your world with twists on the usual breakfast fare! More than you can eat for the Money!!! Be sure to get one of my personal fav's - Big Al's Bloody Mary! OMG that man can mix a drink!!! Menu is full of choices - so you keep wanting to go back and try something different!25554russellsmarinagrill.com
Reviewer: C-Dude
Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 Saint Ann St
New Orleans, LA
 
Mar 9, 2009
4it's not in the greatest area. streets are beat up. pot hole everywhere. but i'm from La so i'm just use to it. i dont think i'd hang around there late at night either. but i dont think they're open for dinner anyway. it's family owned and operated. they're fried chicken is fantastic. they have fried pork chops but go for the chicken. it's a pretty limited menu. white beans or red beans as sides. i'm sure there are a couple more side dishes but i always get the white beans so im not sure what they are. if you're in a hurry dont go there. they open at 11 and there are only about 10 tables. and they fry the chicken to order. so you will wait at least 30 min. i've waited an hour before. usu just 1 person is cookin and a couple other helpin to serve. so just chill with your sweet tea and wait for your chicken. if you like fried chicken i highly recommend you give it a try if you find yourself in nola innominateReviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Rick's Cafe
248, Bd Sour Jdid.
Casablanca, MA
 +212 522 27 42 07
Feb 14, 2011
5Never been there, but had to give it a 5 just for the novelty. Would be thrilled if someone actually updated this entry with a real review.rickscafe.ma
Reviewer: Your humble servant
Bub's BBQ
676 Amherst Rd
Sunderland, MA 1375
 BBQ
413-548-9630
Jun 17, 2010
4Bub's is a great ride destination with casual indoor or outdoor dining. The baby back ribs are great and they offer unlimited side dishes.

For some great riding roads follow rt 116 north to rt 112 north, then rt. 2 west (Mohawk Trail).
54443www.bubsbbq.com
Charlie's Diner
32 W Main St.
Spencer, MA 1562
 Diner
(508) 885-4033
Aug 22, 2010
3Willie says: Charlie's used to be located in Worcester. I know I chased it and never found it. Moved to Spencer. Had breakfast there, which consisted of eggs and hash. Not bad, not outstanding.
Another reviewer adds: They just expanded into a new dining room bar addition. The chef is colorful, and the food is fresh.
33354Reviewer: Willie
Golden Eagle
1935 Mohawk Trail
Clarksburg, MA 1247
 (413) 663-9834
May 21, 2010
4Nice place with a spectacular view and located on the best part of MA Rt 2. Once you are done eating, head East on Rt 2 for a ride through the hills and forest or head North to VT Rt 100 for more twisties.53434www.thegoldeneaglerestaurant.com
Reviewer: CT_Gman
Horseshoe Grille
226 Main St.
North Reading, MA 1864
 888-499-RIBS
May 19, 2010
4Good food, but on the pricey side. Regular restaurant, not a BBQ "joint."14444www.horseshoegrille.com
JT Farnham's Seafood and Grill
88 Eastern Ave.
South Essex, MA 1929
 Seafood
(978) 768-6643
Aug 17, 2010
4perfectly fried clams, onion rings are awesome! Can have long lines at certain times but worth the wait!35323Reviewer: OSJ
Kelly's Roast Beef
410 Revere Beach Blvd
Revere, MA 2151
 Seafood
781-284-9129
Aug 17, 2010
4Great Roast Beef sandwiches and fried seafood. Generous lobster rolls. Order at counter, walk across the street and eat on the wall. Watch out for the seagulls!15433www.kellysroastbeef.com
Little Red Smokehouse
145 S. Main St., Rt 58
South Carver, MA 02330
 BBQ
(508) 465-0018
Aug 29, 2012
5Outstanding service, great food, full bar, and reasonable prices - what more could you ask for?

Our party of twelve ordered different menu items from sandwiches to rib dinners and no one was disappointed in what they selected.

Award winning recipes and features in local press are attracting more and more diners to this restaurant so expect to wait during peak dining times.

Lots of great riding all around the area so whatever route you take will most likely be great too.

The Little Red Smokehouse is well worth a visit.
55555littleredsmokehouse.com
Reviewer: Mr. Biker, SSHOG member
Miss Mendon Diner
16 Uxbridge Rd
Mendon, MA 1756
 Diner
(508) 634-3000
May 21, 2010
4Brand new just opened, great breakfast open until midnight on weekends. This diner is on route 16 in Mendon, Ma next to Imperial ford and imperial chev and imperial dodge. Check out the dealerships when your through the decor is out of this world.
[Willie adds:] Nothing special about the food, and even priced on the high side. I was there within 2 weeks of it opening, maybe sooner. I sat patiently for almost 20 minutes before anyone realized we were there. Maybe opening working the bugs out.
34335www.missmendondiner.com
Reviewer: Willie
Redbones Barbecue
55 Chester St.
Somerville, MA 2144
 BBQ
617-628-2200
Apr 29, 2011
5Outstanding! Excellent food and a wide selection of craft beer. Somerville is massively urban so parking is an issue, but if you're in the neighborhood, go there! The Somerville Theater, 100 yards up the street, frequently has good music, local and international.15444www.redbones.com
Reviewer: Steve Munden
The Mill Restaurant & Lounge
185 W Boylston St
West Boylston, MA 1583
 (774) 922-0898
May 31, 2011
4The Mill has surprisingly good food at competitive prices, especially for a restaurant that just opened (May 2011). Seating choices include indoor bar seating, restaurant seating away from bar, and outdoor patio seating.

No website yet but they have a facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-mill-at-185/192214044153421)

Excellent roads are nearby to the west, north, and east but avoid Worcester unless you like city riding.
45545facebook.com/pages/The‑mill‑at‑185/192214044153421?sk=info
Reviewer: Mr. Biker, SSHOG member
White Hut
280 Memorial Avenue
Agawam, MA 1089
 Burger Joint
413-736-9390
Aug 17, 2010
4great hot dogs! Burgers & Fries are very good as well. Thats all you get here, Very few seats and a couple standing tables inside as well. One of the worst areas to ride you motorcycle in, but for a good dog its worth the trip.15whitehut.com
Andy Nelson's Barbecue
11007 York Rd.
Cockyeysville, MD 21030
 BBQ
410-527-1226
Jun 2, 2010
5The ADV Maryland Tag-O-Rama group had a RTE there. Everyone seemed to agree the food was excellent. Although known for their pork, I opted for the brisket. Very nicely done. Had a side of collard greens that was awesome. My son had the pork and was supposed to give me a bite so I could try it. He claims he "forgot." As soon as we got home, we started talking about plans for a return trip.
Some claim Andy Nelson's has the best BBQ in Maryland.

45533www.andynelsonsbbq.com
Reviewer: pbharvey
Banning's Tavern
42 E. Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
410-822-1733
Jul 17, 2011
5A casual, colonial-style old tavern in a historic theater building. Owned and operated by noted chef Stephen Mangasarian, and just opened in 2011. A little pricey, but once you've tasted Stephen's food, you'll know it's worth every penny and more. Menu and prices on the website. I strongly recommend the fish & chips or rack of lamb, but whatever you do, don't miss the onion rings! Stephen has his own secret recipe and I think they are the best in the country. Great riding nearby to Tilghman Island and the historic village of St. Michaels, the "town that fooled the British Navy."
Tell Stephen that Fred Rau sent you!
45545banningstavern.com
Reviewer: Fred Rau, author of the "Motorcycle Touring Bible," and owner of Fred Rau Adventure Tours. Former editor of Motorcycle Consumer News.
Barbara Fritche
1513 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Favorite menu item Country ham and eggs. Coconut cream pie.Cheapest gas in the area across the road or just east toward Frederick.Big parking lot for meeting folks and near to Catoctin and South Mountains' motorcycling roads.Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Brewsters Saloon
303 W Furnace Branch Rd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(410) 760-5239
Jan 26, 2010
5Best Crab Cake sandwich in the area. Lots of cold beer and a outdoor bar during the warmer months 15543
Bucks
33594 Dublin Rd
Princess Anne, MD 21853
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
410) 957-6518
Aug 20, 2010
4Biker Bar for sure...good food and prices. Great ride there if you take all the back roads. Almost on the Dive side as far as bars & grills go...but we keep going back.d43551Reviewer: Ocean City Beach Rider
Chubby's BBQ
16430 Old Frederick Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
 BBQ
301-447-3322
Sep 24, 2012
3[NOTE:] We have conflicting reviews for this place, one rated it a 5 and the other a 1. We need another review.

Chubby's has real smoked BBQ pork, beef, chicken, and all kinds of wonderful daily specials. The sides are great too... fried potatoes with sausage, sauerkraut and pork, collard greens with chunks of meat, it's all good, Portions are generous and the place is easy to find on US 15. "Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy."
It's about a half hour south of Gettysburg, PA. There are plenty of nice roads nearby. MD 140/PA 16 winds up over South Mountain, and Frederick County, MD has several covered bridges tucked away off the beaten path.

[Morris Miller adds:] I had heard that this place was legendary and that celebrities frequently went there. It's a hole-in-the-wall for sure, but those are usually the best places. Upon pulling up some employees were outside smoking, not very professional, but oh well. We entered the building and saw the walls were plastered with sarcastic customer signs, such as, "If you have a complaint go to Helen Wait", and the usual Dick's Last Resort type. There were also photos of famous people with their autographs and comments that they loved the food, great sign we thought! Though none of them appeared current. Anyways, the menu screamed "World's Best Chili", ok, you got me there being that I'm a chili addict. I got the chili and it was absolutely disgusting. There was a pool of grease floating on top of it. I stirred it up, but it tasted like it was freezer burned and old, as if it had been fermenting in a pot for a few weeks. Ok, so maybe I have high standards when it comes to chili, on to the main course! Let me say that this place served the food in styrofoam cups, paper plates and with cheap plastic utensils all the while you're paying a premium price and it just didn't seem right. I got ribs and pulled pork. It was terrible, honest to God. The first time in my entire life that I did not finish my meal consisting of ribs and pulled pork or any BBQ for that matter. My wife and I actually felt nauseated from the chili and took the leftovers with us, at least half of our meals, which we tried to pawn off to other family members who will eat literally anything, but after taking a few bites threw the food away. Now, as I mentioned, the chili was disgusting and then main entree was terrible as well. Our bill was about $60. It was some of the worst food I'd ever eaten. It was so bad that I actually sat down and typed up a letter to the owner telling him/her how bad it was and that we would never, ever, everrrrr be back. I'm not a letter writer and can only remember writing one other letter to a business about their service so I'm not being dramatic. Eat at your own risk. I think this placed used to be amazing back in the day, but those days are long gone. The bathroom was totally gross and did not have any paper towels to dry your hands. I even asked the person working behind the counter and they said they'd put some in, but of course it never happened.
33322chubbysbbq.net
Reviewer: Ken, Hagerstown, MD Morris Miller
Cozy Inn
103 Frederick Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
 (301) 271-7373
Mar 9, 2009
4Homestyle comfort food. I favor the buffets and, of course, the PIE! And as Gene says, 'all roads lead to Thurmont!'55444www.cozyvillage.com
Reviewer: Blrfl
Famous Daves BBQ
181 Jennifer Rd
Annapolis, MD 21108
 BBQ
410-224-2207
Nov 28, 2009
5Lynn: Get the 'Sampler.' It comes to the table on a garbage can lid!. Jim Z: Great food, and generally good service too. Food seems slightly better Monday-Thursday vice Friday-Sunday (same with the service, which is usually a solid 4/5 but with a rare 3). Ultimate BBQ Burger is excellent!! Try out Rt 450/Defense Highway (2 blocks away) which runs from Annapolis to Crofton, it is a pleasant curvy road. [Dave's is a national chain with 8 additional Maryland locations including Columbia, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Laurel, Owings Mills, Salisbury and Waldorf.]35445www.famousdaves.com/locations
Reviewer: Jim Z, Lynn
Jumbo Jimmy's Crab Shack
1065 Bainbridge Road
Port Deposit, MD 21904
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(410) 378-0045
Nov 21, 2010
4Not much from the outside but they have a tikki bar around back during the riding season. Catered for the bikers. Good food and crabs. 44444Reviewer: amf4399
Lu and Joes
1024 Ridge Rd
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
 Dive
(301) 831-5577
Jan 25, 2010
5Specialize in Chinese food but have good bar food as well. A local biker bar known far and wide.
An anonymous user adds: Less than 10 mins from my house. My wife often sends me there to get food when neither of us want to cook. Everything is good here but we especially like the Thai food. They even put the food into containers that fit into my motorcycle
45554luandjoes.com
My Thai
Frederick, MD
 Other (See Comments)
301-846-9999
Jan 18, 2010
4Awesome Thai Curry, Fried Spring Rolls, Pho (Vietnamese noodle soups) Tom Yum (Spicy Thai Soup). Nice roads just outside of Frederick to the north and west. Plenty of twisties and parks including some nice dual sport riding up in the watershed area within 10 minutes.www.mythaifrederick.com
Papermoon Diner
Baltimore, MD
 Cafe
(410) 889-4444
Jan 18, 2010
5Best place to grab a burger if you like naked Barbies. Their is a manaquin chained to a bthtub at the entrance. Typical Baltimore decorating. Oh, and the burgers and omlets are great too!34434papermoondiner24.com
Station 7 Restaurant
7456 Gumboro Rd
Pittsville, MD 21850
 (410) 835-3577
Aug 20, 2010
5Old Fire house converted into a restaurant, Good Food ....normal prices..fun place and popular with the motorcycle crowd.35444www.station7restaurant.com
Reviewer: Ocean City Beach Rider
Stoney Creek Inn
8238 Ft Smallwood Rd
Pasadena, MD 21226
 Seafood
(410) 439-3123
Jan 17, 2010
5Stoney Creek Inn! (Maryland) I saw this on 'D-D-D' and had to head there. 1200 miles from northeast Ohio round trip and worth EVERY mile of it! Service was slow, and it was Labor Day weekend, butt I'm planning to return from their famous Crab Cake Dinner in summer 2010!
[Another reviewer adds:] Had lunch there one day as it is near my daughter's house, stay away from the Cream of Crab soup unless you really like Old Bay. It also was very thick, Had the steamed crabs and they were very good. Since it was summer I opted to eat outside on the covered deck, this is a small and cozy place situated on Stoney Creek.
14434www.stoneycreekinnrestaurant.com
Reviewer: Dale Ty
The Ott House Pub
5 W Main St
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
301-447-2625
Mar 14, 2012
4Friendly bikers welcome ...no rowdies this is a family restaurant also..family business since 1970 in an old building that used to be a hardware goods store back in the 1800s. Check out the doors upstairs on the side of the building lol ..at one time had steps to street.{emmitsburg is home for the national firefighters memorial}..great food great service and reasonable,,,my favorite is the steamed shrimp , chili, and their wings are worth the trip! any questions while in town ask for bobby ott (owner) nice guy. friday and saturday nights live bands. you can walk to and from nearby motel only a few blocks away . if you are coming from the north on route 15 ...pass the gettysburg exits the last one is steinmeyer ave.(if you take a right here its a nice ride to gettysburg national cemetary...boyds bears building on left) after you pass this exit you will cross the mason dixon line.take the Emmitsburg main street exit on right..(.once you take the exit you will see a motel on your right if you want to spend the night)........continue on main to traffic light ...ott's is on your left. park out front. this area has great back roads ...if you take rt 15 and proceed south 8 miles later you will come to a town called thurmont if you take a right on rt 77 you will take a scenic ride up a curvey mountain road (cunningham state park} .....ofcourse.its just a hill compared to the rockies ...when in gettysburg check out battlefield harley d...take rt 30 east off rt 15....a few miles on right (30 west takes you to the cemetary.....nice retaurants there as well one is called the plaza at the square good food and reasonable also nearby is the lincoln diner again great food at reasonable price....tommys pizza has great pizza and subs and the gingerbread man is a good bar restaurant to check out.......and lastly if you visit the harley d dealer...take rt 30 into york(check a map for directions) and check out the harley d plant.....they have tours.......enjoy your ride be safe and say hi to bobby for me,.(p.s. they also have pool tables and keno and the beer is only like $7 a pitcher!)54444facebook.com/pages/The‑Ott‑House‑Pub/174431944281
Reviewer: mike ( formerly from emmitsburg)
Union Hotel
1282 Susquehanna River Rd
Port Deposit, MD 21904
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
410-378-3503
Nov 21, 2010
5Geared for Bikers. Mostley outdoors with a small indoor bar. Also has an outdoor bar. Really open on the weekends and sundays being the best. Bands are usually just sundays. A resturant is also located right next door. 44544www.unionhotel‑restaurant.com
Reviewer: Amf4399
Urban Bar-B-Que
2007 Chapman Ave
Rockville, MD 20852
 BBQ
240-290-4827
Jan 18, 2010
5Excellent BBQ and a BLT to die for. Quick friendly service as well. Another location in Silver Spring15535www.urbanbbqco.com
Reviewer: Bigbeavk
Village Inn
32263 Old Ocean City Rd
Parsonsburg, MD 21849
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(410) 742-2935
Aug 20, 2010
4The Village Inn is one of our favorite Dinner Rides...food is good, prices are right and they treat ya like they know ya !
[Note: ] It appears this place is privately owned, not afilliated with the "Village Inn" national chain. At least it doesn't show up in their restaurant locator.
34553Reviewer: Ocean City Beach Rider
WoodStock Inn
1415 Woodstock Rd
Woodstock, MD 21163
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
410.750.3673
May 20, 2012
4Your typical Biker bar. Good food. Biker events. Located in the country. Nice area to ride. 44444woodstockinn.net
Reviewer: Amf4399
Bentley's Saloon
1601 Portland Rd
Arundle, ME 04046
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(207) 985-8966
Jan 26, 2010
5Good food cold beer Live music 4533www.bentleyssaloon.com
Reviewer: Spanky
ColeFarms
64 Lewiston Rd
Gray, ME 4039
 Family Style
207-657-4714
May 24, 2010
4This is a very good example of the old time roadside diner/restaurant. The food is good, service fast and servers treat you like family, Many of the same patrons from the early days still come here, including me when I'm in the neighborhood. the selections run toward comfort food and fried seafood with some healthy selections thrown in for those who want them. Don't forget to save room for the pie. 34524colefarms.com
Reviewer: Mainah
Flo's Steamed Hot Dogs
1359 Route 1
Cape Neddick, ME 3902
 Other (See Comments)
(800) 255-8401
Feb 24, 2013
5VERY FAMOUS roadside hotdog stand with unique sauce... I remember Flo (passed away but her grand/daughter run the place now), she used to ask our group "how many do you want", and we would proceed to tell her how many of each kind and she would bark, "I asked how many not what you wanted on them"... ;+)55555floshotdogs.com
Reviewer: ...Dude
Harraseeket Inn
162 Main St
Freeport, ME 4032
 Fancy
(800) 342-6423
Aug 18, 2010
5This is probably the fine dining hub in Freeport. The Inn has two dining rooms, each with it's own atmosphere. The main room is very upscale and much more formal than the Broad Arrow Tavern which is where most motorcycle riders will be more comfortable. Having said that, if you arrive on Sunday the brunch in the main room is not to be missed, just pack some casual clothes (chinos and a polo will do). The food and service are outstanding and are priced accordingly. Not overpriced, just fair for what you get. Highly recommended for a special dinner or Sunday brunch with chilled lobster. Riding in this area varies from coastal to farmland inland, many good roads to explore.45525www.harraseeketinn.com
Reviewer: Mainah
Hunters Breakfast
560 Gardiner Rd
Wiscasset, ME 4578
 Family Style
207-882-4111
May 13, 2011
5Route 27 Wiscasset Maine. Good food, good portions for your money, clean, good friendly service, Varied menu from sandwiche's to complete meals, seafood to prime rib. Free refills on your drinks (except juice and milk). They also have a kids menu. Very popular spot for breakfasts their specialty hence the name. The only downside is occasionally there is a wait in the morning because of seating but usually not long. Within twenty minutes of Boothbay Harbor a very popular tourist destination in Maine. Road conditions in the area are very good. May encounter heavy traffic on Route 1 on occasion. However there are ways around it if you consult a map or pm me @ NewEngland Riders or email me at oxhorn at roadrunner.com45545Reviewer: lonrngr
Jordan's Restaurant
80 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 46090
 (207)288-3586
Mar 9, 2009
5Blueberry pancakes. Not pancakes with blueberry syrup. They throw a double handful of Maine blueberries into each pancake as it is cooking. Everything else is regular good breakfast food. This is one of three places I always stop when in Maine. Long wait on weekends. Calmer during the week. Riding through Acadia NP is the bonus.55534Reviewer: FlatTrackFan
Maine Diner
Wells, ME
 Diner
207-646-4441
Jan 18, 2010
5I've eaten here a few times as I've passed through the Ogunquit/Wells area. I find the place to be down home comfy and clean with friendly waitstaff. Food is good. I highly recommend the seafood here, it's always fresh. Meals are decent portions and prices are fair. Not sure if the atmosphere here lends itself to a big gathering of bikers, lots of families and kids - but a few sport tourers would blend right in. For those with female pillion passengers that like shopping, the diner has a gift shop next door in case you'd like to have an authentic Maine Diner T-shirt or lighthouse mug. A bit further south on rte 1 treats you to nice views of the ocean and the Cape Neddick Lighthouse (The Nubble) is not far.454
Moody's Diner
1885 Atlantic Hwy
Waldoboro, ME 4572
 Diner
207-832-7785
Nov 7, 2010
4Everything looked GOOD!!! scootac Sept. '06
Another reviewer adds: Everyone should eat at Moody's just once in a lifetime. It's almost a perfect diner. Great food, great decor. We would beg my dad to bring us when we were on a camping vacation. What a diner should be.
www.moodysdiner.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Red's Eats
41 Water St
Wiscasset, ME 4578
 Seafood
207-882-6128
Aug 18, 2010
5LOBSTER ROLL! That's all that you need to know. Red's has been a Maine institution for as long as I can remember. Just a small shack with picnic tables and a looooong line to get served. With good reason, many tourists and locals as well make Red's a must stop on their way up Rt 1. If you are in a hurry be advised you will wait, but the line moves fairly quickly and the wait is totally worth it. There are lots of roads to explore and the ride to Boothbay Harbor is a favorite of mine.
[Note:] Warning, on summer weekends the bridge traffic has epic backups, budget an hour to cross.
45424Reviewer: Mainah Recommended route
The Swamp Buck
250 W Main St
Fort Kent, ME 4743
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(207) 834-3055
Feb 11, 2010
3Good food and pretty good prices. try the gravy fries.4444Reviewer: Katrider
Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound
1237 Bar Harbor Rd
Trenton, ME 46050
 Diner, Drive-in or Dive
207-667-2977
Mar 9, 2009
5I first tried this place about 30 years ago. The lobster is consistantly good, and so are the prices. I stop there every time I am in Maine, sometimes for 2 meals a day. The parking lot is gravel, but usually hard packed. It is nothing fancy. You order your lobster(s), get a number, then sit at picnic tables to eat out of metal trays. It is just across the causeway from Mt. Desert Island (Acadia NP). If coming from the mainland it is on the right, just before the causeway. 55444www.trentonbridgelobster.com
Reviewer: FlatTrackFan
Antlers Restaurant & Bakery
804 E. Portage Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
 Family Style
(906) 253-1728
Jun 10, 2012
5Antlers is a legendary landmark across from the south-end of the Soo Locks, serving Northern Cuisine with a great family atmosphere. The restaurant is open from 9am to 9pm Sun – Thurs. Friday & Sat open till 10pm. See their website.

You have got to go "Way North" for most of us to get to Antlers, but it is well worth it. You can eat and look at Canada across the Soo Locks.

Kerri, Peggy, and the rest of the staff will treat you like family and serve you some fantastic food and drink.

The menu has enough selections to make everyone happy. If you're hungry for a burger try an Antler’s specialty "Paul Bunyan" 1lb (2 1/2 lb patties), hand-patted Certified Angus Beef on freshly baked bun and served with pickles and hand -cut French fries. Hurt yourself in a GOOD WAY.

Want to try something different? How about "Venison Pie" (an Antler’s specialty). Homemade venison stew baked with duchess potatoes and cheddar cheese.

While you eating, ask about their "bells & whistles", and be prepared for some great entertainment. Don't forget to bring your camera and take pics of some of the most fantastic trophy heads you are likely to see in one place.

For a more scenic ride come in off of Hwy 134 and meander in from the South and East.

I'd ride 500 mi for a meal at "Antlers." Hey wait a minute, I did and it was worth it.

45555saultantlers.com
Reviewer: NavMode, Cedar Rapids, IA
Arts Tavern
6487 Western Ave
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
231-334-3754
Jun 28, 2010
5Arts has been the local hangout for decades, the tourist rule now. I usually get the surf and turf with tater tots. The wife loves the whitefish burger. The chili is very good. M 22 is the best riding maybe in all of Michigan. Curvy but not too tight, hilly, cool towns and over 100 miles long. Being close to Lake Michigan its always cooler than inland a few miles. Seeing a car with a gum drop on top is very very rare.55434www.artsglenarbor.com
Reviewer: GibinMich
Bortell's Fisheries
5528 S Lakeshore Dr.
Ludington, MI 49431
 Seafood
(231) 843-3337
Jun 29, 2010
4This place sits out in the country between Ludington and Pentwater on S. Lakeshore Dr. Most tourist have no idea its there. Same family owned for over 100 years. They deep fry whitefish, talapia, perch, walleye, smelt and a couple other types of fishes, and all of it is excellent. They also have a good selection of smoked fish. They are only open in the summer months and because they have alot of repeat business, they sell out most days of the week by mid-day. They only have seating outside on picnic tables or you can go across the street to one of the least known and best parks on Lake Michigan. Bring a swim suit. Be careful on the road south to Pentwater, its twisty and there is sand in some of the corners.45545Reviewer: GibinMich
Brown Bear
278 S. Hancock St.
Pentwater, MI 49449
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(231) 869-5444
Jun 29, 2010
5The Brown Bear has the biggest and best burgers I've ever had. Its smack dab in the middle of scenic downtown Pentwater, across from the harbor. There's seating on the upstairs deck with a great view of the harbor. Lots of other good restaurants and shops nearby too. The lakeshore roads in this area are great for cruising and rubbernecking. The public beach is one of the best on Lake Michigan and being near the big lake means its cooler than inland.45445
Chase Creek Smokehouse
7143 S Depot St
Chase, MI 49623
 BBQ
(231) 832-8303
Jun 14, 2010
4A great place for BBQ and other food, too in an interesting building ( log style ). A popular destination but this place is easy to miss driving through Chase - no signage. It's one block south off US-10.34434Reviewer: Jim Van, Newaygo, MI
Clifford Lake Inn
561 Clifford Lake Dr
Stanton, MI 48888
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(989) 831-5151
Jan 26, 2013
5 A nice lake side dining surprise out in the country!25544cliffordlakeinn.net
Reviewer: DeansZG
Dam Site Inn
4095 Patterson Lake Road
Hell, MI 48169
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
734-878-9300
Feb 17, 2011
5Good service, burgers and bar food, But the ride through this Southeastern MI area makes this trip worth while. Hell MI didn't show up on my GPS but getting lost in the Pinckney Recreation Area is what you want to do. This is a Biker Bar but a tourist attraction as well. Check out Screams Ice Cream next door for ice cream and a tee shirt that says you have been to Hell and Back!43443Reviewer: eel
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
511 S. Kalamazoo Ave
Marshall, MI 49068
 Brew Pub
269-781-9940
Sep 17, 2009
5Very motorcycle friendly, always have reserved parking for bikes even during special events. Great food and drinks, V-twin tap, one of a kind place. Located a couple of miles away from I-94 and I-69 intersection.34444darkhorsebrewery.com
Reviewer: Shawn
Doherty Hotel
604 N McEwan
Clare, MI 48617
 Other (See Comments)
(989) 386-3441
Jun 14, 2010
4This is a hotel / dining establishment that has been run by the same family for 4 generations. At the Doherty they have both a dining room and a lounge / bar areas. Jay's Sporting good is just a few miles north ( a huge store ).34434www.dohertyhotel.com
Reviewer: Jim Van, Newaygo, MI
Dukes Cajun Grill
104 W. Grand River Ave
Portland, MI 48875
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(517) 647-4400
Jul 2, 2010
5Portland is just a just a gas stop for most folks as they wizz by on their way to northern Michigan, but just down Grand River Avenue a little bit is one of the few places in the state that has a Cajun restaurant, a great Cajun restaurant. It sets right where the Grand River and Looking Glass River meet. They have a outdoor deck right on the edge of the river. After kayaking with the buddies today we stopped for lunch and I had a bowl of their Gumbo with a small basket of spicy grilled catfish with hush puppies. I've had their black and blue burger before and its most excellent. They brought around a basket of very good french bread which worked well with the gumbo. They have a full Cajun menu including sweet potato fries. The service is a little slow so just relax and enjoy the view. I've only ridden my bike on the back roads around Portland a little bit but with the rivers nearby they tend to be a little curvy with the occasional passing farm. Besides Dukes there is a good coffee shop on the rivers edge and a excellent ice cream shop too. Too burn off all those calories there are bikes paths that follow the rivers for a few miles. So the next time you get off the interstate at Portland for gas, go down to the river and dive into a bowl of Jambalia. 35344dukescajungrill.com
Reviewer: GibinMich
Hickory Timber Inn
14576 S Kellogg School Rd
Hickory Corners, MI
 (269) 671-4996
Mar 15, 2011
5Good, hearty meals, large portions, and desserts to die for.
Pleasant atmosphere, and close to the Gilmore car/motorcyle museums.
Occasional music on weekends.
45445Reviewer: rich butler galesburg
Joe's Gizzard City
120 W. Main St.
Potterville, MI 48876
 Dive
(517) 645-2120
Jan 17, 2010
4The deep fried cheesecake was good. The gizzards were greasy.43535
Kate's Kitchen
26558 W Huron River Dr
Flat Rock, MI 48134
 (734) 782-3909
Jan 26, 2013
5Kate's has been here for ages! Seating is limited & you'll probably have to wait.....don't worry, it's worth it! Only open 6am-2pm15444Reviewer: DeansZG
Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger
551 S. Division St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
 Fast Food
(734) 663-4590
May 19, 2010
4Blimpy Burger is unique. You can have anykind og burger, as long as it's fried.You can get deep fried, breaded veggies, and a veggie burger if you must. Be sure to read through the instructions on how to order, so you don't hold up the line! This isn't haute cuisine, but it's good and it's fun.44455www.blimpyburger.com
Legs Inn
4147 21st St
Cross Village, MI 49323
 231-526-2281
Oct 13, 2009
5It's a very nice place that serves old fashioned polish cuisine. It's situated right on the shore of Lake Michigan with a nice courtyard. Also the rustic decor is outstanding. They are very biker friendly. The only drawback is the place closes in the winter months. And expect a short wait to be seated, but they have a bar to help you pass the time.55525www.legsinn.com
Reviewer: Albert (Butch) Kunard
Lisa's Restaurant
112 Church St
Tustin, MI 49688
 Cafe
(231) 829-3000
Aug 26, 2010
5Lisa's is in Tustin which is smack dab in the middle of nowhere. Its just off of US 131 between Cadillac and Reed City which is the route most riders take when heading to Northern Michigan. It has the best soup that I have ever eaten. It's served in a big bowl with home made bread. They have great sandwichs too, but after soup I don't have the room for anything else. Their breakfast is good too. Right next to Lisa's is a excellent walking and bicycle trail for burning off all those calories.25453Reviewer: GibinMich
Middleton Diner
125 N. Newton
Middleton, MI 48856
 Diner
989-236-7794
Aug 8, 2010
4Just 1/2 mile north of M-57 and 7 1/4 mile west of US-127. You won't miss the sign om M-57. Not the most interesting area in Michigan for riding, but if you are passing through, this place has great homemade food at ridiculously low prices. We had the Thursday lunch buffet : broasted chicken, shrimp, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and homemade bread pudding w/ soup & salad bar for $6.95. Homemade pies are $2.40 .
M-Sat 6am-8pm. Sun 7am-4pm.
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Reviewer: Jim VanDenBerghe
Nacho's Taco House
100 N Main St
Imlay City, MI 48444
 Mexican
(810) 724-0700
Sep 15, 2010
5Multi-generation, family owned business. Come hungry, Roads nothing to write about.15444Reviewer: Max Wedge
Rock Island Restaurant
1816 Michigan 40
Holland, MI 49423
 (616) 392-1515
Jul 7, 2011
5This is presently my favorite ride to eat in Michigan. What ever I get to eat here is excellent. They have the best ham and eggs. They give you a big hunk of ham off of a roast, not that sliced stuff like everyone else. The chili could be one of the best. Its a huge bowl, not too spicy with the right amount of beans, meat, tomatoes and spices. They have a good selection of fresh home made pies, coconut and peanut butter cream being my favorites. Excellent service too.........The riding is good in the area with Lake Michigan being just a few miles away and the Allegan state forest just down the road for the dual sporters.
Note: Map location approximate.
45555Reviewer: Gibb
Tony's I-75 Restaurant
8781 Main St
Birch Run, MI 48415
 Diner
(989) 624-5860
May 27, 2010
5Sweet mother of God is that for one person???
I have been coming here all my life on our way up to the lake, or home again. I do love Tony's, the BLT is where it's at! The bacon is a spectacle of the BLT that has won it's fame. They have much other stuff on the menu, all of it in completely ridiculous (in a good way) portions.
My hands down favorite is the BBQ beef sandwich on Italian bread. The beef is slow cooked and fabulous, the bread is thick and good - most of a loaf I would imagine, and meant to be eaten open faced - I have no idea how you would bite into it! Friends have tried their Mexican fare and loved it, my dad loves their beef stew, full of veggies and huge chunks of beef in a mixing bowl. Everyone leaves with some good stuff for later.
I highly recommend sitting at the bar across from the kitchen if you have the chance. You'll see just how much bacon comes and goes from Tony's. Prepare to be amazed and prepare to wait for a table.
I hear ambulances are waiting nearby for cardiac arrest. Okay, not really, but you'll think that it's possible once you've visited Tony's.
45423Reviewer: orj4x4, Ferndale MI
Turkeyville, USA
18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd
Marshall, MI 49068
 Other (See Comments)
(269) 781-4293
Jun 14, 2010
4This place is a unique family business - Resaurant, gift shop and dinner theatre. The turkey dinner & sandwiches are the best I have ever tasted. Wednesday night is bike night - check website. Well worth the ride - bring the woman with you. Located about 7 miles north of Marshall just west of I-69 exit 4235434www.turkeyville.com
Reviewer: Jim Van Newaygo, MI
Whitehouse Rest.
613 S McEwan St
Clare, MI 48617
 Diner
(989) 386-9551
Jun 14, 2010
4This place is a tradition in Clare and looks like a dive from the outside , but the food ( burgers, soup, and breakfast including your choice of about 18 omllettes ) is excellent AND it is open 24/7 . A great place to stop and rest and get a bite anytime !!!24454Reviewer: Jim Van, Newaygo, MI
Betty's Pies
1633 Hwy 61
Two Harbors, MN 55616
 Diner, Drive-in or Dive
218-834-3367
Apr 24, 2010
5Why should you go there? PIE. Oh the wonderful pie. And it's worth riding to because it's right on Lake Superior. Absolutely beautiful area.
[Another reviewer adds:] Good food, excellent pie.
45434www.bettyspies.com
Reviewer: Jeff
Billy's Corner bar and Grill
158 E Main St
Vergas, MN 56587
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(218) 342-2451
May 1, 2010
5Ah the twisty roads of the land of 10,000 lakes and the roads to get around them all. There simply isn't a bad road for scenery, curves, hills, lakes, trees and beautiful country side scenery within 50 mile radius of Billy's Bar. Tom Cruise has been spotted there a few times enjoying their homemade hand patty fresh hamburgers that are dripping in flavor, along with their outstanding onion rings and cheese curds, and off course that ice cold beer. Folks from eastern Dakota's and west central Minnesota find Billy's to be a perfect destination for good food and beverage. Place gets a tad busy and backed up during peak fall colors in Minnesota, but the rest of riding season should be no problem getting served in a timely manner.55544billysbarandgrill.net
Reviewer: UltraRider Fargo ND
Bob's Java Hut
2651 LYNDALE AVE. S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
 612.871.4485
Mar 9, 2009
4Alton gets a tattoo in the shop upstairs.www.bobsjavahut.com
Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery and Grille
600 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
 Brewery & Restaurant
218-279-2739
Apr 2, 2009
5Excellent microbrews & good pub food. Try the chocolate cake for desert.25334www.brewhouse.net
Great Northern Cafe
218 1st St E
Park Rapids, MN 56470
 Cafe
218-732-9565
Jul 7, 2010
5The Great Northern Cafe has the best Biscuits and Gravy I have ever eaten, and I have eaten them everywhere. The pancakes are fantastic as well, just know that they are the size of the plate. If you order the large stack you better mean it!45454
John Hardy's BBQ
Rochester, MN
 BBQ

Mar 12, 2009
5Get the pork plate - hot, with baked beans and Jo Jo's. 2 locations in Rochester.35533www.johnhardysbbq.com
Maple Beach Resort
23532 St Hwy 108
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
 Other (See Comments)
(218) 863-5248
May 1, 2010
5This is a tiny little burger joint east of a town called Pelican Rapids MN just outside of Maplewood State Park in western Minnesota on highway 108. It is a resort that has served the area for 75 years or longer. They haven't done much modern day improvements to the buildings or the tiny burger joint. Burgers are hand patty fresh ground and fried on an open old fashioned grill. You will be served a basket like the 50's style drive-in that you will either eat in their 3 booth or 6 seat bar inside, or outside on their pick nick tables overlooking beautiful Lake Lida. This is the best kept secret in Minnesota. The property it is located on is worth a fortune, so we don't know how much longer they will be around. We do know they will be open again Memorial day thru Labor day 2010, but hurry, might be the last season. This is truely a great hidden treasure. I have taken dozens and dozens of folks for a ride there, and no body has ever been disappointed in the ride, scenery, roads and the food. Very unique and well worth the ride. Don't miss this one!! [Note: Map location approximate]55554Reviewer: UltraRider Fargo ND
Mickey's Dining Car
St. Paul, MN
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Authentic diner food.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Piroshki Russian Hamburgers
St. Paul, MN
 
Mar 9, 2009
4A Russian Tea House once visited by U2.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Psycho Suzie's Motor Lounge
2519 Marshall St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
 Dive
(612) 788-9069
Apr 25, 2010
4Wife loved the fancy pizza inside this old drive in turned dive bar burger joint. Lots of inked up people inside from bikers to the artsy type. Tator tots and pickle wraps were awesome, cheese burger was great. A little expensive for a dive, really cool interior decor. Order your drink in one of many tiki glasses to keep. No special bike parking, but it was winter.15434www.psychosuzis.com
Reviewer: Josh in Iowa
The Nordic Inn
Crosby, MN
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Nordic theme restaurant built in a converted Methodist ChurchReviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Whistle Stop Cafe
234 N Hwy 61
Frontenac, MN 55026
 651-345-5800
Mar 9, 2009
4A good example of a great 'Road Joint.'Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Arthur Bryant's BBQ
1727 Brooklyn Ave
Kansas.City, MO
 BBQ
816-231-1123
Mar 9, 2009
3The famous AB's didn't impress me. Neither the meat nor the sauce seemed worthy of note. They got famouse somehow, so I wonder if they are just coasting on a name and past accomplishments. Two other nearby locations at Ameristar Casino, and Kansas City Kansas. It has been a long while since I've been there - maybe a more recent review is in order, but I no longer live in the area. Volunteers?134arthurbryantsbbq.com
Reviewer: Steve Jones
Baylee Jo's BBQ
1315 N. Hwy. 21
Ironton, MO 63650
 BBQ
573-546-2100
Oct 17, 2010
4We had a group of about 40 on bikes coming in staggered. They had no problem taking care of all of us. They have an outside patio for large or noisy groups with bands scheduled. Wide range of meals from BBQ to Seafood & Cajun dishes. The service was excellent. The prices even better. 2 of us ate for $20 w/ appetizer. This is in the heart of some of Missouri's best riding country. I really don't know what else you need.55554Reviewer: Touring for Food
Bella Italia
20 N Spanish St
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
 Italian
(573) 332-7800
Sep 21, 2010
4Italian food that will hold it own with any place on The Hill in St Louis. Try the Stuffed Shells.35444bellaitaliacape.com
Reviewer: Rogriley
Belle Rose
112 N Cedar St
Nevada, MO
 (417) 667-4949
Mar 9, 2009
4While looking for a place to eat we spotted a lady with a tray of chocolate cake slices walking along the sidewalk. When I tried to negotiate for the purchase of a slice she sent us to The Belle' Rose Floral, Catering, Bistro. It is a small sandwich shop in the flower shop and if you don't have too many allergies they make good sandwiches. The cake is good too.Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Bixby Country Store
Jtn. State Hwy 32 and Route 49
Bixby, MO 65439
 (573) 626-4868
Mar 9, 2009
5A true destination in the heart of one of Missouri's best riding areas for street bikes and dirt bike due to abundant trails and gravel roads in the Mark Twain National Forest. The Food is a notch above what I expect when I dine in Mid America. The hostess Bridget has created a destination that is open from 4:00 am week days for breakfast for truckers, motorcyclist for lunch. Opens noon Sundays for hungry riders.55555Reviewer: Neville McNaughton
Broussard's Cajun Cuisine
120 N Main St
Cape Girardeau, MO 63755
 Cajun
573-334-7309
Sep 3, 2009
5It is a good RTE from the St Louis and surrounding areas....US 61 and Highway C run parallel to the Mississippi River...........take Missouri 177 from Fruitland/Hwy 61 into Cape Giradeau, and Broussards is at120 Main St in old town Cape Gireadeau. In addition, Grassroots BMW is two blocks southeast. Great food at a good price. They run daily specials and I have never had a bad meal there. And after you have eaten, you can ride all of the great roads west of I-55 in Southern Missouri. 45544www.broussardscajuncuisine.com
Reviewer: whisperquiet
City Diner
3139 S Grand
St. Louis, MO 63118
 Diner
314-772-6100
Jul 7, 2010
4This is a classic American diner. Rated best diner in St. Louis by readers of the Riverfront Times, any traditional diner food is your correct choice. I have a tough time choosing between the Meatloaf, the Turkey Club, or the best Chicken Fried Steak in St. Louis. Breakfast is served all day. The Biscuits and Gravy are an 8 out of 10.25444
Donut Drive-In
6525 Chippewa St
Saint Louis, MO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Best donuts Alton has ever consumedReviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Dowd's Catfish and BBQ
1760 W Elm St
Lebanon, MO 65536
 (417) 532-1777
Nov 5, 2010
4I was cruising down I-44 and saw the sign for Catfish and BBQ and just had to stop. Very good catfish, ribs, and chopped beef. The sides were all good too. Nice clean family restaurant with good service. This is just off the interstate on old Rt.66. Motorcycle roads are in abundance in all directions.45444www.dowdscatfishandbbq.com
Reviewer: GibinMich
Hawthorne Inn
111 Front St
Labadie, MO 63055
 636-451-0004
Mar 9, 2009
5Great place for riders to cool their heels while riding the nice twisties outside St. Louis. Try the Beef Allison - truly unique. Also love the Salmon, and the Shrimp Linguini. Even the salads are excellent. Their sauces are amazing! On the weekends a reservation can save you a long wait for a table. Just off Hwy T, one of the great riding roads along the Missouri River valley.45435
Hays Hamburgers & Chili
2502 NE Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118
 Diner
(816) 453-5575
Oct 29, 2011
4Nothing but a Diner or Dive however you want to call it but some of the best Hamburgers in Kansas City. Been open somewhere near 50 years 365 days a year non stop. They also serve breakfast 24/7 too. Great great place to stop for a bite.
[Note: Also a location in Lawrence KS]
24323hayeshamburger.com
Reviewer: Big D
Hickory House
2259 E Jackson Blvd
Jackson, MO 63755
 (573) 204-3590
Jun 6, 2011
4Sandwiches, chicken, BBQ, steaks and catfish. Great home made desserts. Try the lemon brownies!!44434Reviewer: Rogriley, Jackson MO
Hop's Hideaway
1106 Pershing Rd
Morrison, MO 65061
 Bar & Grill
573.294.7260
Mar 14, 2009
4Not on the way to anywhere unless you're a local. Known for their steak and their fried bread. Great roads all around... but most fun way is to cross the Gasconade river using the Fredericksburg Ferry, and head south from there. There are about 200 yards of semi-steep gravel between the ferry and the blacktop on the west bank, no real problem but might freak some out if surprised. Be warned... the ferry schedule is erratic.44343www.welcometoosagecounty.info/ADS/hopssb.html
Reviewer: Your Host
Iron Barley
5510 Virginia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
314) 351-4500
Jul 7, 2010
3Excellent steaks, interesting beers. Fred Friction does a great job getting really good bands.14423www.ironbarley.com
Jay's BBQ
105 Conrad St
Marble Hill, MO 63764
 BBQ
573-238-1199
Nov 26, 2009
5Huge servings. Best porks steaks around. Cheap, less than $6 and hard to eat it all. Friendly folks and tons of great riding in the area. Beats the socks off lots of "famous" BBQ places.55555
Lambert's Cafe
2305 E Malone Ave
Sikeston, MO 63801
 Cafe
(573) 471-4261
Jan 26, 2011
5As for Lamberts... The ribs are a must do!!!!!!!!!! Go extremely hungry. They have pass-arounds abounding and watch out for the throwed rolls!!! That's what the restaurant is famous for. Slather that thang up in sorghum molasses and let your taste buds tingle...
You have to go north or west to find some pretty roads near Sikeston. The Mark Twain Forrest is north west of there and is a beautiful area to ride. Over on the Illinois side, the Shawnee National Forrest is beautiful as well. During the right time of year (early spring), nearby Charleston, MO has an dogwood and azelea fest. When everything is in bloom the town is on fire with beautiful colors from pink and white dogwoods to every color imaginable of azeleas.

GibinMich Adds: Not only does Lamberts have great food, service and ambiance, if your coming from the Northeast to ride the Ozarks, this is where the roads begin to turn twisty and hilly. The bad thing about Lamberts? Way too much food! Not only is the main entree huge but then they bring around tatoes and black eyed peas, okra and rolls and whatever else they can find in the kitchen. Lamberts is huge inside with license plates decorating all the walls. I'm always miserable when I leave so I find a room and head for the hills in the morning. Enjoy!
[Other locations in Ozark MO and Foley AR]
45544throwedrolls.com
Lambert's Cafe
1800 W. State Hwy J
Ozark, MO 65721
 (417) 581-7655
Mar 9, 2009
5Home of the throwed rolls. Just off Highway 65 south of Springfield, MO on the way to Branson. There are only 3 Lamberts in the country and they are all amazing. The Food Channel ranked Lambert's the #1 place to pig out in the United States. Most meals are from $9-$14. I especially like the Chicken Fried Steak. There are attendants who are continually bringing around free side orders like: fried potatoes with onion; fried zuccini; blackeyed peas;etc. The place is famous for the hot "throwed rolls" that the waiters bring out about every 5 minutes. If you want one, just wave and the waiter will throw it to you from across the room. It's a hoot. Oh, and did I mention that every order is all you can eat. If you want 5 pork chops, they will bring you 5 and ask if you want another when you are done. I usually fast and hit the gym the day before I go, just to get ready. I go about 2-3 times a year. The up side is great riding in the Ozarks. The down side is, you usually have to wait up to an hour to get into the place.
[Other locations in Sikeston MO and Foley AR]
55544www.throwedrolls.com
Reviewer: ST-Owners.com Restaurant Reviews
Lewis Cafe
145 S Main St
St. Clair, MO 63077
 Diner
(636) 629-9975
Apr 20, 2011
5Lewis Cafe is a landmark in the Midwest. They have been in business for 70+ years. The beef they serve is all locally raised. Portions are large and while we didn't have room for the freshly made homemade pies we were told by many that they can't be beat. They can accommodate large groups and have a friendly down home staff. Parking across the street is adequate for a lot of bikes. If your in the area make sure you stop in and grab one of the daily specials. You won't be disappointed. [Note:] St. Clair is situated near the northern tip of the Ozark region, where some great riding can be found. Head south from here to places like Potosi, Bixby, and Viburnum, and you will have fun. Here's a nice local loop from the Lewis Cafe: http://goo.gl/maps/0gMk55554Reviewer: Touring for Food
Little Whiskers Bar & Grill
1306 N. Hwy 21
Ironton, MO 63650
 Restaurant/Bar
573 546-2005
Mar 10, 2009
4You gotta try the Jalapeno Bottle Caps! Friday Night 4/10's special was deep fried frog legs....mmmmm - great steak sands and burgers too - Pitchers of Killian Red for $7.50!!! Perfect to hit after making it through Blood Alley! or when heading home from a canoe trip on the Black River...tell them Di sent ya!45544Reviewer: Di Girl
Pappy's Smoke House
3106 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63103
 BBQ
314-535-4340
Mar 9, 2009
5This is BBQ the quality that competition judges get. Best I've ever had. Ribs, Pulled Pork and Brisket are fantastic. The meat is rubbed and slow cooked, a selection of sauces on the table. Frito chili pie is strangely addictive. Deep-fried corn on the cob has a religious following, but I'd call it an acquired taste. Dining area basic but clean and comfortable. Sadly, no beer. I rated the service in the context of this type of restaurant - you order at a counter and they bring it to you at your table. Once you order it is FAST. The wait in line is often quite long for lunch on a business day. If coming in the evening, call first to make sure they still have what you want ... they close when they run out of food, which sometimes happens in the early evening. They never ever save meat overnight and reheat... it's all cooked that day - one of the big secrets to great 'Q and a VERY rare practice at restaurants.
While you're there why not visit the Moto Museum a few blocks away? It's free and way cool.
15555www.pappyssmokehouse.com
Reviewer: Steve Jones
Perron's Family Restaurant
100 NW Depot St
Centerview, MO 64019-9283
 Family Style
(660) 656-3679
Apr 7, 2011
5This place is great. Not fancy, not expensive but the best Tenderloin sandwiches and home cooked meals you'll have in these parts. There is literally nothing to the town as the population cant be 100 people so the old saying goes that if you blink you'll miss it.
[ADMIN NOTE:] I think the address is wrong - the map says it's on S Depot St. E. But the coordinates are precise and correct. Also known as "Perron's Everything & Moore".
45554Reviewer: Big D
Pilot House
3532 Perryville Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
 BBQ
573 334 7106
May 19, 2010
4good food with stag on tap. small and smoky but a great place to grab a bite.35444Reviewer: Good Time Gang
Porkys Blazin BBQ
9515 S Buckner Tarsney Rd
Grain Valley, MO 64029
 BBQ
(816) 566-0203
Mar 15, 2011
4Good BBQ worth the ride and on a nice route from KC.44444Reviewer: Big D
Red Shanty Cafe
2201 Highway 13
Higginsville, MO 63037
 BBQ
660-584-2204
Mar 15, 2011
4Great home style BBQ. Nice ride from the KC area. Only open on Sundays by chance so call ahead if possible.34333www.redshantycafe.com
Reviewer: Big D
Richard's Hawgwild BBQ
22 E Olive St
Aurora, MO 65605
 BBQ
417-678-4294
Jul 15, 2009
5Great BBQ (Memphis style), stuffed studs and atmosphere (old DX gas station) with a lot of interesting stuff on the wall. Good service, big cold glasses of sweet tea. Avoid Friday night when it is a local football game. Hard to get a seat. If you can come in via Hwy 39 from either Table Rock Lake or Stockton Lake. Great sweeping curves, few twists and a couple of great straights.35434www.richardshawgwildbbq.com
Reviewer: Larry Stehr
Rivers Edge
1720 Ferry Rd
Fredericksburg, MO 65061
 Cajun Restaurant
(573) 294-7207
Sep 4, 2011
5Located on the west bank of the Gasconade river in an old three-story 19th century flour mill. The menu features some Cajun and Creole goodies, along with more generic offerings. Full bar. The food is good and worth a trip, but the great nearby roads push this well into the "Ride To Eat" category. Contrary to many maps, there is not a bridge there. The crossing is served by the Fredericksburg ferry. Best to call first though - depending on the time of year the ferry may only run on the weekends, and is closed all winter.
An anonymous user adds: Just wanted to drop you an update. The ferry that crosses the river next to this restaurant has been temporarily closed. The ferry property & home are for sale after vandalism last fall.
55444Reviewer: Your humble servant
Saint Louis Hills Donut Shop
6917 Hampton
Saint Louis, MO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Where Alton teaches a kid how to drink coffee and does a taste test with cold milk.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
6726 Chippewa
St. Louis, MO 63109
 Just Desserts
(314) 481-2652
Mar 9, 2009
4No good rides real close, but a popular RTE destination nonetheless. It is on Chippewa, part of the original Route 66. It's a famous St. Louis institution. I recommend a Heath Bar and Marshmallow concrete. It's WAY better than it sounds. Or try the Cardinal Sin. Closed in January. There is another location on Grand in the city, open only in the Summer. Featured in an episode of 'Feasting on Asphalt'.15525www.teddrewes.com
Reviewer: Steve Jones
The 18 Wheeler Restaurant
Taylor, MO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4The truck stop with the country's biggest breakfast.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
The Bayou
6611 County Rd 532
Pocahontas, MO 63779
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
573 833 9999
May 19, 2010
5nice little place that serves up the standard fare and some delicious cajun treats.55554www.wix.com/TheBayou/Main/Home
Reviewer: Good Time Gang
The Blue Owl Restuarant
6116 2nd St
Kimmswick, MO 63052
 Bakery
(636) 464-3128
Sep 26, 2010
5While they are known for their bakery style desserts I have yet to try any of their meals that were not top notch. From their Cobb Salads to their daily specials everything is good. Remember to save enough room for the "Mile High Caramel Apple Pie". You won't be disappointed. As with any good eating place waiting in line is normal.35545www.theblueowl.com
Reviewer: Touring for Food
Tractors
15 W Saint Joseph St
Perryville, MO 63775
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
(573) 547-1868
Jun 19, 2010
4Standard American Fare with wings, burgers, and various sandwiches. I had the french dip, and the wife had a catfish po'boy. Large bar area with a tractor theme. We rode up from Sikeston through Advance, Marble Hill and Patton. Nice ride ranging from flat straight highways to twisting hilly curves. There is also a Tractors Restaurant in Jackson, MO. Missouri Route 61 is just a few blocks for those traveling north or south through the east side of Missouri.54445Reviewer: Good Time Gang
Triumph Grill
3419 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63103
 314.446.1801
Mar 27, 2011
5You've never seen anything like this unique St. Louis eatery, themed on exotic and historic racing memorabilia. But the uniqueness doesn't end with the decor, the menu is extremely varied with everything from locally touted burgers to imaginitive upscale offerings at very reasonable prices. Everything from the food to the ambiance to the service is top notch, and shows it is run by folks with a real passion for the place.
It's all tied together under one city-block roof with The Moto Museum and Moto Europa, a Ducati/Triumph/KTM dealership. The museum is something quite special. I don't think most of the clientele gets the references, but with menu items like the Velocette Cheesesteak, the Unadilla Reuben, Valentino's Wild Mushroom Pasta with grilled chicken breast - from an old hen maybe? (inside joke for Valentio fans), and Hailwood Blackened Grouper, you may have discovered a new place to feel at home.
I rated the ride a 3 even though in the immediate area it deserves a 1. But there are solid "4" roads within an hours ride, south to the Ozarks or north to river country.
35545triumphgrill.com
Reviewer: Your humble servant
Undercliff Grill & Bar
6385 Old Hwy 71
Tipton Ford, MO 64804
 Bar & Grill/Tavern
417-623-8382
Nov 4, 2011
4Great old historic place. Literally built under a Cliff Overhang. Really cool and as good a food.44444undercliff.net
Reviewer: Big D
Wabash BBQ
646 South Kansas City Ave
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
 BBQ
816-630-7700
Aug 17, 2010
5The alphabet highways (county highways) around Excelsior make for great rides from anywhere in the Metro Kansas City area. Wabash is located a stone's throw from the historic Elms Resort and has some of the best BBQ in KC bar none. The food is BBQ and fried sides. The burnt ends are excellent with some fried pickles or sweet potato fries washed down with a sweet tea.

I have not ever stopped in when there weren't at least 5 bikes in the lot. The place has charm, good eats, and great rides!
44543www.wabashbbq.com
Reviewer: Crashin (Indep, MO)
Wobbly Boots BBQ
4705 Hwy 54
Osage Beach, MO 65065
 BBQ
(573) 348-2277
Mar 18, 2011
4Great award winning BBQ. Very much worth the ride and the ride it's self is top notch.44444wobblybootsbbq.com
Reviewer: Big D
Worlds Fair Donuts
1904 S Vandeventer
Saint Louis, MO
 
Mar 9, 2009
4Peggy the fastest change maker doesn't have much time for Alton after the camera man gets in her way. Old school donuts.Reviewer: Feasting On Asphalt
Blow Fly Inn
1201 Washington Av
Gulfport, MS 39507
 Seafood
(228) 896-9812
Jan 23, 2012
4I live close by. This is a day trip for us and we go here often with our riding group. The seafood is fantastic and they do offer other dishes as well. It is very good New Orleans type food, creole, etouffe, gumbo, jambalaya, etc. Would not hesitate to take friends there. You have to try the fried green tomatoes with crabmeat topping and remoulade sauce appetizer. Yum! Average price for a meal is between $12 to $18 per person. We take the ride along the coast on Hwy. 90. The area is cleaned up and the only signs of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath are the empty lots that once had beautiful old homes on them. Hwy 90 has the Gulf of Mexico on one side and beautiful old oak trees lining the other side. There are pull-offs all along the way, where you can stop and go for a swim or just baske in the warm southern sun. It's a nice easy ride.
[Jeff adds:] Wife and I took the family out to dinner here in 2011. Very crowded - go early. Dinner was good - not great. Nice place to grab a drink after crusing the coast all day.
44434Reviewer: BeemerBunny Jeff
Blue & White Cafe
1355 U.S. 61
Tuncia, MS 38632
 Diner
(662) 363-1371
Dec 13, 2009
5If you want good southern cooking this is the place. Don't pass this up.35544Reviewer: Mike M.
Bonnie Blairs Irish Pub
1149 Old Fannin Road
Brandon, MS 39047
 Pub
(769) 251-0692
Oct 8, 2010
5Great food, brews, and atmosphere! Wonderful friendly place, now expanded and with live music at times!! Try the Buda Gouda Burger!!34555www.bonnyblairs.net
Reviewer: BackwoodsKLR
Boyette's Fish Camp
13221 Highway 80 W
Chunky, MS 39323
 Seafood
(601) 655-8311
Oct 8, 2010
4Great local seafood place on the scenic banks of the Chunky River. All you can eat catfish is their specialty. Many choices Red basket = jalapeno hush puppies, yellow basket = regular hush puppies. :-) 44545Reviewer: backwoodsKLR
Club 601
412 N Dr ML King Jr St
Natchez, MS 39120