Roadfood restaurants aren't only about good food. They are places with memorable personality: diners, town cafes, BBQs, street carts, even some deluxe dining rooms.

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Breakfast all day and meat-and-three lunch are fine at Auten's, one of the few places in Aiken open for Sunday lunch. **CLOSED**
Aiken, SC

Bobop’s Famous Chicken

Bobop's is a gas station / convenience store / Blimpie shop that also includes a short cafeteria with extraordinarily flavorful fried chicken & fixins.


Bogue's is a Birmingham diner featuring Southern breakfast built around hot biscuits and lunch of meat-and-three vegetable bonanzas.
Birmingham, AL

Brenda’s Diner

Deep in Louisiana Cajun country, Brenda's diner is a Roadfood gem, its crusty pork chops, zesty beans, spicy yams and garlicky sausage a primer in soul cooking.


A humble seafood restaurant where all kinds of fish are prepared with expertise. On the side: Dixie-best soul-food vegetables.

Capitol Reef Cafe

The vegetarian-friendly, priced-right Capitol Reef Inn and Café is an oasis of good food and elevated cultural consciousness in the wilds of south-central Utah.

Chef Eddie’s

Chef Eddie's is a superb soul-food destination in Orlando, serving three meals a day and great feasts for after church on Sunday.
Orlando, FL

City Billiards

Downtown Aiken's pool hall restaurant specializes in thick, juicy cheeseburgers and chili dogs. It is a friendly and civilized place to eat and to drink.
Aiken, SC


An original Route 66 cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma, Clanton's is where locals gather for chicken fried steak, catfish every Friday, and blue-ribbon pies.

Crosby’s Chicken

Crosby's is a take-out shack by the side of the road serving expertly fried chicken along with mac n cheese followed by ooey-gooey brownies or sweet potato pie.

Delectable Delight

A hospitable hole-in-the-wall on Edgefield's town square, Delectable Delight offers sandwiches & hot meals prepared with expertise . *CLOSED*
Edgefield, SC

Detroit Soul

Detroit Soul is a meat-and-3 cafe on Eight Mile Road specializing in Southern classics during the week and barbecue ribs on Saturday.

Dip’s Country Kitchen

We love to start the day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at Mama Dip's restaurant with eggs, pork chops and gravy or country ham, sided by biscuits and grits.
Chapel Hill, NC

Don’s Specialty Meats

A modern butcher shop and grocery in the heart of Cajun country, Don's serves dramatically delicious plate lunch, especially Saturday's BBQ smoked pork chop.
Scott, LA

Dutch Kitchen

A convenient diner off I-81 in Pennsylvania Coal Country, the Dutch Kitchen is a family restaurant serving hearty local fare including shoofly pie.

Filet & Vine

Montgomery, Alabama's Filet & Vine is a brisk, upscale meat-and-2 cafeteria / deli / bottle shop / butcher. Crowded, happy, and yummy.
Montgomery, AL

Florida Avenue Grill

A soul-food diner in Washington, DC, the Florida Avenue Grill serves square meals to government glitterati as well as taxi drivers and ordinary folks.

Foley Coffee Shop

An Alabama storefront restaurant favored by locals, Foley Coffee Shop serves meat-and-three lunch and breakfast biscuits with sausage or tomato gravy.

Frog Hollow Tavern

Local, seasonal, organic: Augusta's Frog Hollow Tavern does it right. Shrimp & grits is kaleidoscopic; in-season peaches are spectacular; cocktails are clever.
Augusta, GA

GoodLands BBQ Restaurant

GoodLands BBQ Restaurant is a buffet in a former gas station, serving hickory-cooked pork, fried chicken, mac 'n' cheese & all South Carolina complements.

Grandmothers Kitchen | Smoky Mountain Home Cooking

Grandmothers Kitchen is a serene oasis of true country cooking and genuine hospitality. Smoked meats are great; coconut pineapple cake is a must-eat.

Grill Reign

The Grill Reign offers succulent burgers, crazy French fries, and soul food in a unique setting that is equal parts diner, billiards parlor & function hall.

Jesse’s Embers

Jesse's Embers of Des Moines, Iowa, cooks steaks on an aromatic charcoal grill and serves them with great onion rings and expertly-made cocktails.
Des Moines, IA


The Kingsman is a Columbia restaurant with a full menu, but burgers put it on the Roadfood map, magnificent pimento cheeseburgers in particular.


For 25 years, Kip’s has served the best tacos in Pagosa Springs: like the Pilewski with barbacoa, chipotle, chile verde and jalapeños.

L & M Cafe

Whataburgers, pork chops, fried chicken, and ingenuous dessert star at L&M Cafe, a family-friendly diner with raw nostalgic charm. *CLOSED*

L&B Spumoni Gardens

Spumoni is the signature item at this Brooklyn institution, but don't ignore L&B pizza. It has a chewy crust with just the right mix of tomato sauce and cheese.

Liberty Gathering Place

Everything's homemade at Ohio's Liberty Gathering Place. The fried tenderloin sandwich is a thick pork steak, meaty and moist with only a hint of thin crust.

Little Red Hen Bakery

Prepare for the best breakfast in Salida at Little Red Hen Bakery and pair the warm whole-wheat cinnamon bun with a savory sausage spiral.

Lydia’s Supper Club

An Italian-American supper club with over 70 years of history, Lydia’s serves good meats with a constellation of side dishes from pickled beets to homemade ravioli.
Butte, MT

M & M Soul Food Cafe

M&M is a modest, downhome soul food restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada: fried chicken with highly seasoned crust, succulent pork chops and pancake-style cornbread.
Las Vegas, NV

Machine Shed

The theme of the Machine Shed restaurant is Iowa Farm Meals: local specialties from huge cinnamon rolls at breakfast to genuine Iowa pork chops and cream pies.

Manago Hotel

A plantation-worker style dining hall, the Manago Hotel hearkens back to Hawaii long ago. Specialty: pork chops cooked in large iron skillets.


Margon is a hole in the wall around the corner from Times Square in New York. The food is Cuban comfort and the espresso is sledgehammer strong.
New York, NY

Mimmo’s Italian Restaurant and Bar | Palm Desert Treasure

Masterful Italian meals make Mimmo's a Palm Desert treasure, from bruschetta to unforgettable tiramisu and mascarpone cheesecake.

Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant

A tourist-friendly restaurant off I-81 in Staunton, Mrs. Rowe's is an easy opportunity to enjoy southern comfort classics, three meals a day.

Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Cafe

Mrs. White's is a small Phoenix cafe that has become a southwestern legend for its exemplary soul food, especially fried chicken and fried pork chops.
Phoenix, AZ


A St. Louis soul food best, Niecie's is a 3-meal-a-day gathering place for regulars and visitors. Chicken & waffles is a specialty. As are pig ear sandwiches.

Off Da Chain Seafood & Mo

Fine fried seafood plus crab legs, pork chops, chicken wings, burgers and "Mo," make Off Da Chain a colorful, unique destination. ** CLOSED **
Aiken, SC

Old Rossville Store

Located in the rural community of Waukon, the Old Rossville Store is a full-menu tavern, restaurant and supper club where big, pillowy Iowa pork chops star.

Original Pantry

Open 24/7/365, the Original Pantry is a sure thing if you are looking for a square meal at a reasonable price in downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Pann’s | Doo-Wop Design Coffee Shop | Los Angeles

Pann's is a Southern California coffee shop that exemplifies 1950 doo-wop design. It serves breakfast all day and lunch counter classics.
Los Angeles, CA

Peaches ‘n’ Such

A farm-stand cafe surrounded by South Carolina orchards, Peaches 'n' Such serves breakfast, lunch and, of course, peach ice cream and peach cobbler.

Poogan’s Porch

A fried pork chop to feed a family, pimento cheese fritters with tomato jam, & ham-dusted (!) ribs are a few Lowcountry favorites at Charleston's Poogan’s Porch.
Charleston, SC

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

Puckett's is a delightful introduction to the taste of Nashville, Tennessee, offering visitors good BBQ and live country music.
Nashville, TN

Serving Spoon | Hospitality and Good Vibes Soul Food in L.A.

Estimable soul food is the specialty of the Serving Spoon, a Los Angeles restaurant that fairly rocks with hospitality and good vibes.
Inglewood, CA

Shirley Mae’s Cafe

Shirley Mae's Cafe is a Louisville institution serving fine fried chicken and side dishes in a true downhome setting.

Side Street Inn

Side Street Inn is a sports bar that serves massive portions of Hawaiian pub grub to families and off-the-clock chefs late at night.
Honolulu, HI

Silver Skillet

Downhome food created by masters in humble surroundings has made the Silver Skillet an Atlanta, Georgia, Roadfood legend. Must eat: lemon icebox pie.
Atlanta, GA

Smokehouse Steak & Seafood

"Shortest distance between farm and fork" is the motto of Smokehouse, a bountiful cafeteria restaurant located next to the Birmingham, Alabama Farmers Market.
Birmingham, AL

Southern Kitchen

Good old vintage Virginia restaurant, just off I-81 in New Market. Southern Kitchen serves fine peanut soup, country ham, and cream pies.

Taylor’s Bar-B-Que

BBQ plus a meat-and-three cafeteria make Taylor's a country-cooking destination (open at 4:30am) in the Bird Dog Capital of the World.
Waynesboro, GA

Thomas’ Promises

Homespun soul-food meat-and-two meals make Thomas' Promises a grand Sunday supper destination. Secret-recipe mac & cheese is a must.
Aiken, SC

Toki Ona Diner

In this Nevada Basque restaurant, meals are served family-style, featured entrees being lamb chops and pork chops flavored with plenty of garlic.

Triangle Restaurant

Loyal customers come to the 1961-vintage Triangle Restaurant for steaks at supper and meat-and-three cafeteria lunch. A South Carolina diamond in the rough!

Willie Mae’s Scotch House

Willie Mae's is a soul-food Mecca in New Orleans -- a favorite not only among locals but also of food pilgrims in search of the fried-chicken holy grail.
New Orleans, LA


Zarzour's of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a family-run lunch-only cafe serving the best square meals and burgers in town, plus homespun Dixie dessert.

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