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.

Showing 1 - 20 of 3167 results

Filter result Dish of "root-beer"

99 miles to philly

** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ** 99 Miles to Philly makes the best cheese steak in New York, with first-rate onion rings and waffle fries on the side.
New York, NY

Antique Sandwich Co.

This casual, quirky, family-owned restaurant in Tacoma's Port Defiance neighborhood has been serving healthy fare for over 40 years.
Tacoma, WA

Apple Pan

A Los Angeles landmark serving great burgers and pies since 1947. Apple Pan's pies are the very best, baked daily and from-scratch excellent.
Los Angeles, CA

Archie Moore’s

Archie Moore's is a New Haven tavern that introduced Buffalo wings to Connecticut. They are meaty, fried to perfection, and sauced without excess.
New Haven, CT

Beach Donuts

Beach Donuts, along a sandy section of the Boston Post Road, makes what some consider to be the best donuts in Connecticut.


Benji's is a Milwaukee deli serving hoppel poppel (an egg-salami kitchen sink meal), piled-high corned beef sandwiches, blintzes and crisp potato pancakes.


Chicago's 100+ year-old Berghoff is a German-American restaurant that has changed with the times but maintains culinary traditions all but vanished elsewhere.
Chicago, IL


Borden's of Lafayette, Louisiana, is a blast from the past ice cream shop with art deco decor and sundaes and sodas made by confectionery masters.
Lafayette, LA

Brown’s Quality Seafood

Expect impeccable seafood (fried, steamed, or broiled) in this spacious eat-in-the-rough shack between Augusta and Savannah, Georgia. It's all from scratch.
Waynesboro, GA

Carl’s Drive-In

A 16-stool diner on old Route 66 in St. Louis, Carl's Drive-In is the place to belly up for elegant-oily hamburgers and foot-long hot dogs smothered with chili.
St. Louis, MO

Carlson’s Drive-In

Carlson's of Michigan City, Indiana is a genuine, old-fashioned curb-service drive-in featuring hot dogs, burgers, and superlative root beer.

Domilise’s Po-Boys

Domilise's is a hidden gem known for what may be New Orleans' best po boy sandwiches. Shrimp, oysters, and catfish are especially good.
New Orleans, LA

Double Front Chicken

Just off the busy streets of Missoula is Double Front Chicken, home to crispy fried poultry, thick-cut fries and overflowing appetizer baskets.
Missoula, MT

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

Golden Crown Bakery

Off the beaten path in Old Town, Albuquerque's best bakery is worth a detour for crisp biscochitos and superb green chile bread.
Albuquerque, NM

Gray Brothers Cafeteria

Gray Brothers cafeteria is a Hoosier heartland sampler, including fried chicken, four-star mac 'n' cheese, cornbread stuffing and butterscotch pie.

H&W Drive-In

H&W is a working carhop drive-in in Merced, California, with house-made root beer and old-style burgers and fries.

High Note

High Note of Austin, Texas, serves health food, 3 meals a day, in a modern & airy atmosphere. Don't miss: Boozy Juice.
Austin, TX

Hilltop Pub & Grill

Mitchell's is a friendly tavern offering a wide variety of local microbrews, grilled bratwurst, fresh cheese curds, and a great Friday fish fry.

Hires Big H

A Salt Lake City tradition, Hires is a classic drive-in with menu to match: burgers of all kind, plus root beer in sizes that range from Baby to Large.
Salt Lake City, UT

Hosmer Mountain Soda

One of Connecticut's best independent soda bottlers, Hosmer Mountain offers root beer, sarsaparilla, white birch beer, and a rainbow of fruit flavors.

J.R.’s Ribshack

A humble roadside BBQ with some of the finest chicken and ribs in the Florida panhandle. JR's Brunswick stew is not to be missed.

Joe’s Real BBQ

Joe's is an Arizona BBQ serving brisket, pulled pork, hot links, pork ribs, bone-in chicken, and giant stuffed baked potatoes. Dessert: root beer cake.

Kewpee Lunch

A blast from the pop culture past, Kewpee Lunch of Racine, Wisconsin, offers good sliders and Midwest-style chili (with beans).
Racine, WI

L C’s Bar-B-Q

LC's is one of the great BBQ restaurants in Kansas City. The legendary burnt ends sandwich is immense. Fresh-cut French fries are first rate.

Luna Pizza

Luna Pizza's wood-fired oven bakes Connecticut pizza that’ll knock your socks off. Rugged local sausage is a revelation and veggie pie is a perfect balance.
West Hartford, CT


In the Wisconsin Dells, Monk's claim to fame is big, beautiful well-dressed burgers. Fried cheese curds and root beer (or regular beer) are 1st-rate companions.

Mosca’s | Vintage Roadhouse | New Orleans’ Best Italian Food

Mosca's is a vintage roadhouse restaurant outside New Orleans, Louisiana, that serves spectacular Italian fare with a south-Louisiana twist.

Mug ‘N’ Bun Drive-In

Delicious root beer, dark and full of character, comes in frosty mugs alongside burgers, hot dogs, and pork tenderloin sandwiches at Indianapolis' Mug N Bun.

Nu Way Cafe

Nu Way is a small Wichita, Kansas chain featuring Iowa loosemeat sandwiches beautifully seasoned and sided by superb onion rings. To drink: homemade root beer.

Pig Feathers BBQ

Pig Feathers makes damn good BBQ! The selection is focused: baby backs and pulled pork, supplemented by smoked prime rib on the weekends.


Magnificently juicy hamburgers, fabulous French fries and sweet potato chips make a visit to Poppy's of Beacon a Hudson Valley best bet.

Puritan’s Back Room

A popular, all-purpose New Hampshire restaurant, Puritan's has something for everyone; it boasts of being the place chicken tenders first were served.

Root Beer Stand

Root beer, chili dogs, chili buns and burgers draw loyal customers to the happy-go-lucky Root Beer Stand, a Kentucky car-hop drive-in open only in the summer.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken ’n Waffles

Roscoe’s combo of luscious fried chicken and thin golden waffles can’t be beat; its original Hollywood location is praised by celebs and chowhounds alike.
Los Angeles, CA

Ruben’s Argentinian Steakhouse

Argentine-style grilled steaks of every cut and size are Ruben's specialty. Also: chicken, sausage, and breaded beef. Herb-speckled chimichurri sauce over all!
Aiken, SC

Sears Fine Foods

Sears' Swedish pancakes are a San Francisco legend: 18 ethereal, golden griddle cakes with whipped butter and warm maple syrup and (optional) lingonberries.
San Francisco, CA

Sno Cap Drive-In | Car Hop Service in North Augusta, SC

Sno Cap is a stylish vintage drive-in with artisan standards and car hop service. Burgers, are great; root beer comes in frosty mugs.
North Augusta, SC

Steller Kitchen

Providing lunch boxes to eat here & dishes to take home, A Steller Kitchen features (but is not limited to) low-carb meals. Not to miss: crisp cheese crackers.
Aiken, SC

Stewart’s Drive-In

Root beer delivers a perfect balance of spice, vanilla, carbonation, toastiness and sweetness at Stewart's Drive-In, which features eager car-hop service.

Stockholm Pie Company

Wisconsin Pie Paradise! A dozen fruit and cream pies are available every day by the slice or whole. Pre-dessert, there are savory pies as well as sandwiches.

Sycamore Drive-In | Car Hops Burgers and Root Beer

The Sycamore of Bethel, Connecticut, is a genuine drive-in with car hops burgers and root beer. Have a Dagwood burger and a root beer float.
Bethel, CT

The Port Drive-In

Chicago style hot dogs sided by freshly brewed root beer or a classic green river make the Port Drive-In a welcome Indiana stop.

The Root Beer Stand

The Root Beer Stand brews its own, and it is fine: not too sweet, with a spearmint twist to the spice of the cream-smooth dark soda.

Tom Wahl’s

This is the original Tom Wahl's (there are several in the Rochester area), specializing in terrific burgers. To drink: handcrafted root beer.

Triple XXX Family Restaurant

Triple XXX restaurant, near Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana, grinds sirloin for burgers & makes milk shakes from scratch. Open 24/7, serving breakfast, too.

Walker Brothers Original Pancake House | A Chicagoland Best

Must eats at Walker Bros include the baked apple pancake -- a Chicagoland best. From coffee and fresh OJ to thick-cut bacon, it's all great.

White Turkey Drive-In

A mid 20th century drive-in along Lake Erie in northeast Ohio, the White Turkey is famous for overflowing turkey sandwiches and titanic root beer floats.

Discover Great Restaurants

Pequod’s Pizza | Chicago Deep Dish Caramelized Cheese Crust

Chicago, IL

Pico de Gallo | South Tucson’s Best Tacos | Street Food

Tucson, AZ

Nick Tahou Hots | Rochester Garbage Plate | Upstate New York

Rochester, NY

Carbone’s Market | Best Big Sandwiches in Connecticut

Torrington, CT

Santarpio’s Pizza

Boston, MA

Aiken Fish House & Oyster Bar

Aiken, SC

Ban Mai Thai

Grants Pass, OR

Dish | Idaho Panhandle Food-Lover’s Destination

Sagle, ID

Convention Grill | Diner Hamburger & Great Fries | Minneapolis

Edina, MN

Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market

Cannon Beach, OR

Lou’s Sandwich Shop | In Norristown a Zep is Not a Hoagie

Norristown, PA

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Los Angeles, CA

Anchor Bar | Best Burger in the Northland | Superior, Wisconsin

Superior, WI

Green Gables | Smashed Crispyburger On Illinois Route 66

Hudson, IL

South Maui Fish Company | Island’s Best Poke

Kihei, HI

Taqueria el Franc

Tijuana, BC

The Planing Mill Artisan Pizza | Visalia California’s Best Pizza

Visalia, CA

Barbara’s Fishtrap

Half Moon Bay, CA


New York, NY

Casamento’s | New Orleans Best Bet for Oysters & Oyster Loaf

New Orleans, LA

Some of our very favorites!

Authentic Local Eats, Vegas to Palm Springs | Roadfood Bests
Chicago Red Hot | Hot Dog Street Food | Roadfood Bests
The One Must-Eat Food in Each State, and Where To Get It
9 Classic Must-Visit Restaurants In New York City
9 Places to Go For Great Soft-Serve
8 Best Casual Outdoor Dining Spots in Chicago
Beachside Eating, Malibu to Los Angeles | Roadfood Bests
Best Authentic Unique Chicago Restaurants | Roadfood Bests
Best Myrtle Beach Hidden-Gem Restaurants | Roadfood Bests
Boston: Hidden Gems | Roadfood Bests
Buffalo Sweet Shops | Sponge Candy Capital | Roadfood Bests
Connecticut: Land of Great Hot Dogs | Roadfood Bests
Eats Near Yosemite National Park | Roadfood Bests
Eating Through Santa Barbara Wine Country | Roadfood Bests
Fried Clams | Whole Belly | New England Roadfood Bests
Best Mexican Food Augusta, GA | Roadfood Bests
Great Po Boys in and Around New Orleans | Roadfood Bests
Guide to Kentucky Mutton Barbecue | Roadfood Bests
Meat & Three, A Dixie Delight | Roadfood Bests
Memorable Gas Station Food in America | Roadfood Bests
Unique Casual Restaurants in Greenville | Roadfood Bests
Newark’s Italian Hot Dog | Roadfood Bests
Portland Hidden Gems & Local Hot Spots | Roadfood Bests
Restaurants of South Tucson | A World Apart | Roadfood Bests
Roadside Quebec | French Fries & Poutine | Roadfood Bests
South Carolina Barbecue | Roadfood Best of the Best BBQ
The Best Hidden Gem Restaurants of Boston | Roadfood Bests
The Best Hash on Rice in South Carolina | Roadfood Bests
The Best Eats in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee | Roadfood Bests
The Best Eats in Bend, Oregon | Roadfood Bests
Where To Eat A Real New Orleans Muffaletta | Roadfood Bests

Connect with us #Roadfood

Share to...