Wow, glad I found this site! Prior to my present job as "Imadaboss" of Chatmag, I spent 30 years over the road, primarily doing car hauling, and still drive part time for a local nursery. Driving is something I think I’ll never fully give up. [:)]
I see that you’ve listed most every place I’ve stopped, and agree they are good. I’ll add my own favorites to this list.
The Ranch Hand in Montpelier Idaho, on US 30, the shortcut between Little America Wyoming and the Northwest. They have what I believe to be the biggest breakfast in the world, consisting of literally pounds of eggs, bacon, ham, hash browns, and other cholesterol laden goodies. Also a great drive for the scenery and hot springs.
I stopped in at a new place last week just outside of Columbia South Carolina, maybe ten or twelve miles east on I-26. Maggie Mae’s I think it is. It’s a restaurant adjacent to a small fuel stop, and serves a great southern style hamburger, with all the trimmings and mayonnaise, which I find is usually standard down south.
Most of the chain truck stops are ok, but I have always found the small independently operated places in the south or west are usually the best for food.