In the past I’ve posted blogs with lists of my favorite two-lane roads, favorite RV parks, favorite travel websites, and quite a few others. So today I thought I’d share some of my favorite restaurants, based on what they serve, from coast to coast. All of these and more can be found in our Favorite Restaurants guide.
Best Chinese – With so many great ones nationwide, I’d still have to say that King Wha in Elkhart, Indiana is my favorite sit down Chinese restaurant.
Best Pizza – Oh, I do love pizza and we’ve enjoyed a lot of it over the years. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but if I absolutely had to name just one, it would be the white pizza at Angelo’s Pizza Restaurant in the small town of Montross, Virginia.
Best Seafood – Hands down, my favorite seafood restaurant in the country is Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, Florida. I never miss a chance to eat there.
Best Casual Seafood – Keys Fisheries, Marathon, Florida. It’s worth a trip to the Keys just to sit outside and watch the big fish swim past as you enjoy a blackened grouper sandwich at Keys Fisheries.
Best Clam Chowder – The Sporthaven Marina Bar & Grill, located on the waterfront, in Brookings, Oregon has won the Oregon Coast Chowder Cook-Off twice, and after having a bowl, Terry said she understood why. We’d go out of our way to have it again.
Best Fish and Chips: On our last trip to the Oregon Coast, several people recommended we stop at the Crazy Norwegian in Port Orford. Their signature fish and chips are second to none.
Best Mexican – Lindo Michoacan in Henderson, Nevada is probably the best, and again, we’ve been to a lot of places, so it’s hard to choose.
Best Cuban – Café Masaryktown, Masaryktown, Florida. We’ve drive as much as 30 miles out of our way to have one of their Cuban sandwiches or a serving of their pork medallions.
Best Fast Food Burger – You just can’t beat a Culver’s Butter Burger, and I’m delighted to see them expanding out of the Midwest and into places like Arizona.
Best Fast Food – I’ve been eating at Lucky Wishbone in Tucson for over 35 years, and when I’m on the road I crave their delicious steak fingers.
Best Sandwich – No trip to Tucson is complete without a stop at Luke’s Italian Beef for one of their shaved beef sandwiches and an order of fries.
Best Barbecue – Bandana’s Barbecue, Ankeny, Iowa. They have several other locations but this is our favorite.
Best Steak – Montana is cattle country, so I guess it’s not surprising that the best steak I’ve ever had was at the Broken Arrow Steakhouse and Casino in Deer Lodge. It’s not cheap, but it’s delicious!
Best Buffet – The Shady Maple Smorgasbord in East Earl, Pennsylvania has been a Lancaster County favorite for years, serving up at least five different meats daily, fourteen vegetable dishes, a massive salad bar, and a selection of deserts to die for.
Yeah, I know, there’s not a bit of healthy food anywhere on that list, and I don’t apologize for that. I don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs, and I stopped jumping out of perfectly good airplanes a long time ago. A guy’s got to die of something, and I don’t want to be like all those health nuts I know who’ll be laying in a hospital dying of nothing someday!
So how about you? What are some of your favorite restaurants, and why?
Thought For The Day – Rumors are started by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.