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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45th Stop N Shop

45th Stop N Shop is a corner convenience store that's also Seattle's favorite informal poke bar, serving inexpensive, bountiful Hawaiian-style fish salads.
Seattle, WA


Alcenia's is a warm, friendly Memphis, Tennessee, restaurant serving homey soul food meat-and-3 meals that end with glorious pies or bread pudding.
Memphis, TN

Astoria Coffee House & Bistro

Casual coffee house and aspiring bistro, Astoria CH&B offers excellent pastries and salmon hash at breakfast and a round-the-world menu for lunch and supper.
Astoria, OR


Bagelsaurus' slow-fermented bagels are great with unique spreads. Try an everything bagel with honey-rosemary cream cheese.

Bette’s Oceanview Diner

Gorgeous souffle pancakes at Bette's diner in Berkeley are a taste of heaven. A Bay area breakfast best!
Berkeley, CA

Bogey’s Bar & Grill

At family-run Bogey's Bar & Grill in Fort Gratiot, Michigan, the crisp basa fish sandwich is worth ordering every day of the week.


The Caesar Salad was invented at Caesar's, and it still serves a great one. It's also a comfortable spot for international favorites in an international city.

Café Poca Cosa

Cafe Poca Cosa's menu reflects what's fresh in the kitchen. Nothing is ordinary, all is creative. Mole is at its best in this Tucson treasure. *CLOSED*
Tucson, AZ

Calumet Fisheries

Calumet is a tiny Chicago South Side seafood shack with a great smokehouse: catfish, chubs, eel, trout, salmon, shrimp, sturgeon, trout, whitefish and more.
Chicago, IL

Chef Point Bar & Restaurant

Gas station food par excellence, not typical convenience store fare! Specialties include chicken & waffles, $40+ steaks and bread pudding with hot cognac sauce.

Company Burger

In this New Orleans urban burger bar, patties are cooked through but juicy. Company Burger drinks include thick shakes, interesting beers and exotic cocktails.
New Orleans, LA

Deep Barrel Roaster & Creamery

I cannot think of a better duo than coffee and ice cream. I adore each one on their own, but together, they create a myriad of counterbalances: sweet and bitter, hot and cold, laid-back and energetic. They are opposites in many ways, but that makes them perfect complements to each other. I stopped by Deep … Continue reading Deep Barrel Roaster & Creamery

Delaware Delicacies Smoke House

Delaware Delicacies is famous for its smoked eel, but it also offers smoked meats, shrimp, and cheese. Way off the beaten path; take-out only.

DGS Delicatessen

** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ** Washington's DGS is an ode to the old-time Jewish delicatessen, with meats smoked in house and bread that is old-world excellent. Here's the best pastrami ever.

Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market

Ecola is a no-frills seafood market & restaurant in Cannon Beach serving Oregon coast fresh fish, Dungeness crab & salmon caught by the Ecola boat.
Cannon Beach, OR

Farmer’s Daughters

In the newly renovated RSVP Hotel, Farmer’s Daughters serves such healthful comfort food as beet-cured salmon on fresh sourdough with vegan cream cheese.
Bozeman, MT

Freshy’s Seafood Market

** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ** In a former gas station on Mercer Island, Freshy's is a seafood market and picnic-style restaurant that is a brilliant taste of the Pacific Northwest.


Casual and yet sophisticated, breakfast and lunch at Idaho's Garnet are farm-to-table fresh. Eat at a leisurely pace either indoors or on a sun-dappled patio.
Coeur d'Alene, ID


Guisti's is a California farmland roadhouse serving family-style meals of steak, prime rib, fish or fried chicken accompanied by plenty of vin ordinaire.


For breakfast in Seattle's Capitol Hill, go to Glo's. Best bets: beautiful eggs Benedict, waffles topped with fresh berries, sour cream coffee cake.
Seattle, WA

Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro

A Boise breakfast best bet for meals simple or deluxe, Goldy's is inventive, stylish and always delicious. Only drawback: it's so good, it's always crowded.
Boise, ID


Elegant southern cooking makes Juniper a destination restaurant for food lovers who come for Friday shrimp and grits, Monday meat loaf, and Sunday brunch.
Ridge Spring, SC

La Cantina

Fabulous steaks cooked outdoors in an 1800-degree oven are stars of a creative, fine-food menu in this unique restaurant deep in the Carolina countryside.

Lucky Robot

Lucky Robot's eclectic decor and expertly prepared sushi (and beyond) combine to create a memorable Japanese eating experience in Austin, Texas.
Austin, TX

Marie’s Coffee Deli

Located in downtown Los Angeles, California, Marie's Coffee and Deli is small and casual, serving good breakfast bites and sandwiches.
Los Angeles, CA

Mineral Springs Seafood

Roadside smokehouse and raw fish store, Mineral Springs on Florida's Gulf coast makes fabulous smoked fish spreads. No on-premises dining. All take-out.

Moosewood Restaurant

Famous for its vegetarian cookbooks, Moosewood is a brash, free-spirited place in Ithaca, New York, that makes a delicious case for no-meat cookery.
Ithaca, NY

New Moon Cafe

Aiken's town coffee house roasts its own and offers hearty casual dishes, many vegetarian. New Moon Cafe is great for leisurely eating and web-surfing.
Aiken, SC

Nonna’s Italian Kitchen

Nonna's serves abundant portions of high-quality Italian-American food in a casual Main Street storefront restaurant in Edgefield, SC. * CLOSED *
Edgefield, SC

Northern Waters Smokehaus

Minnesota smoked fish at its best! Or have a Northern Waters sandwich of smoked bison shoulder braised in Schlitz and barbecue sauce on a bun.

Pearl’s Place | Chicago Bronzeville Soul Food Breakfast Best

Pearl's biscuits are some of the fluffiest we've had. Soul food breakfast specials combine them with eggs AND pancakes AND grits AND meat.
Chicago, IL

Purdys Farmer & the Fish

At once rustic and sophisticated, Farmer & Fish is a rollicking culinary Shangri-La that sources produce from its own backyard garden and seafood from nearby.

Rae’s Coastal Cafe

Rae's of Augusta is famous for its marinated-lettuce green salad, a classic concoction to accompany seafood both Carolina and Caribbean style.
Augusta, GA

River Café

River Cafe serves brilliant Canadian cuisine in a lovely location in Calgary's Prince's Island Park. (Motor vehicle access limited: Come by foot or bicycle.)

Rosewood Market

Columbia's original health food market includes a walk-up deli counter serving 3 virtuous meals a day, including weekend brunch & over-the-top vegan dessert.

Rural Seed

Billing its fare as "wholesome, familiar food," the Rural Seed is a 3-meal-a-day town cafe where everything is a cut above. Breakfast is noteworthy.

Saffron Salmon

The best distraction from a stunning view of Yaquina Bay is with a plate of Saffron Salmon's calamari, pan-sauteed in olive oil. Salmon here is always wild.
Newport, OR

Sardine Lake Resort

The Sierra Buttes and Sardine Lakes serve as a breathtaking backdrop for fine food in a small, quaint cabin at Sardine Lake Resort.

Shelter Cove Lodge

After a busy day of fishing or hunting, Shelter Cove Lodge is the place to go on Alaska's Prince of Wales Island for beautifully prepared dinner.

Sushi Mon

Vegas locals don’t go to casino buffets as much these days. This is the way they do all-you-can-eat: Unlimited fresh sushi rolls made to order.
Las Vegas, NV

Tangaroa Restaurant

Finally, an excellent seafood restaurant and market near Marina del Rey, California. The theme is New Zealand; fresh oysters galore and superior ceviche star.
Los Angeles, CA

Taqueria el Franc

Adaboda (Norteño lingo for Al Pastor) is everywhere in Tijuana, but few would question that the very best comes from this tire-shop taqueria.


Beautiful dishes creatively prepared with local ingredients and worldly savoir faire make Terra a food lover's gem. The setting is casual, service impeccable.
West Columbia, SC

Una Mas Taqueria

Fresh ingredients, bright flavors, and low prices make Aiken, South Carolina's quick & casual Una Mas Taqueria a Mexican restaurant to treasure.

Variety Restaurant | Old-School Cool | Seafood & Steaks

Portions are huge, service is old-style cool at the Variety, a favorite of square-meals eaters who know good steaks and fresh seafood.
Aiken, SC

Village Cafe

The Village Cafe is a casual restaurant where food is a cut above: BLTs with smoked salmon added; house-cured pastrami; sophisticated salads & espresso drinks.
Aiken, SC

West Egg Café

From roasted corn and fried chicken hash to fluffy biscuits with hot pepper jelly, excellent and large breakfast dishes abound all day at Atlanta’s West Egg Café.
Atlanta, GA

Whiskey Alley

Beyond a copious whiskey selection, this lively downtown Aiken bar & restaurant offers a dazzling repertoire of small and large plates for snacks or dinner.
Aiken, SC

Willcox Hotel | Grand Hotel | Aiken, SC

A grand hotel restaurant that's casual but pricey with stylish modern food, the Willcox hearkens back to Aiken's heyday as a swank winter colony.
Aiken, SC


Yoshino is a small "sushi deli" with limited hours and an dedication to quality & freshness that has inspired a cult following for its poke bowls.

Zen 5

Happy Hour prices that can't be beat and amazing sushi dishes are what you'll find at Zen 5 in downtown Pacific Beach, California.
San Diego, CA

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Torrington, CT

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Boston, MA

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Aiken, SC

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Grants Pass, OR

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Sagle, ID

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Edina, MN

Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market

Cannon Beach, OR

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Norristown, PA

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Los Angeles, CA

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Superior, WI

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Hudson, IL

South Maui Fish Company | Island’s Best Poke

Kihei, HI

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Tijuana, BC

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

Visalia, CA

Barbara’s Fishtrap

Half Moon Bay, CA


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New Orleans, LA

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