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Mars Cheese Castle – Where Truckers Are Treated Like Royalty — Just off I-94 near Kenosha, Wisconsin

A castle just off I-94 near Kenosha, Wisconsin doesn’t hold the holy grail. You won’t find knights in shining armor riding white steeds in a joust with their opponents. Instead, legends tell of a horde of dairy piled high within its stone walls. That’s right. Cheese, cheese, and more cheese. Mars’ Cheese Castle was founded Read More…

The Pink Cadillac Diner: 1950s Décor and All-American Comfort Food @ Exit 180A off I81 Near Lexington, VA

When you think of a nostalgia-themed restaurant featuring 1950s décor and Elvis burgers, you might remember that movie scene from “Pulp Fiction,” when John Travolta’s character – Vincent Vega – takes Uma Thurman’s character – Mia Wallace – to Jackrabbit Slim’s, a restaurant where the booths that the patrons sit are made out of cut-up Read More…

Boise Stage Stop, I-84, Exit 71 – Where Truckers Are Always Served First

“When you’re sitting down in my restaurant, do you know how the food got here?” asks Kim Rau, manager of the Boise Stage Stop located 20 miles east of Boise, Idaho. “It came in on a truck. When you go to the grocery store, do you know how everything got there? It came in on Read More…

The Infamous “Garbage Plate” at Nick Tahou Hots — I 490 & W. Main St., Rochester, New York

The Garbage Plate. The name is actually trademarked. It’s been featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped” episode titled, “Funny Foods.” In 2009, John Stewart on “The Daily Show,” told the people of Rochester, New York to “Get out their Garbage Plates.” In the 2012 film, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” starring Ryan Gosling, Garbage Plates Read More…

SUMMER RECIPE! Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Trying to lose some weight while out on the road? Supermarket or traditional homemade chicken can pack more than 500 calories per serving. This recipe is similar to your favorite chicken salad, but it’s lower in fat, cholesterol and calories.  It’s great for sandwiches, scooped onto a bed or lettuce or in a wrap! Plus Read More…

Get Fresh All the Time at the Trading Post in Kit Carson, CO off HWY 287

Ask Kim “Boston” Brown, the kitchen manager at The Trading Post Restaurant in Kit Carson, Colorado, what distinguishes the food on the menu, and she’ll say the word, “fresh,” about a half a dozen times: “We do everything fresh every day. We cut our rib eyes fresh every day, we press our chicken fried steaks Read More…

M&M Old Hickory Smokehouse BBQ at Rt.75 and 44 in Wildwood, FL

When most of the items on your menu are named after truckers, you know it’s a smokehouse where, according to one trucker, “the entire exit smells like BBQ.” “That’s right,” said owner Mark Cuyler, the only Mark left of the two Marks who started M&M Old Hickory Smokehouse. “On a nice breezy day, you can Read More…

Hail the “Red, White & Roux” at Rascal’s Cajun Restaurant | Exit 92, I-10 in Duson, LA

“If you’re a truck driver, this is an all-around great place for good food and a good place to rest,” wrote trucker Dustin West in March on the Facebook page for Rascal’s Cajun Restaurant in Louisiana. “Every time I come through I stop.” Dustin is one of nearly 60 truckers who stop daily at Rascal’s Read More…

Low-Budget Food for the Road

On Reddit (4/7/19) a trucker writes [edited]: So I’m trying to budget and see what food I can actually eat without access to a fridge or freezer. Following are some of the responses [edited]: Get organic peanut butter, canned chicken and canned tuna. That will cover 100% of your protein intake from now on. MREs Read More…

Ole Rudy’s BBQ at Exit 201, I-75 in Jackson, GA

Randolph Vaughn, owner of Ole Rudy’s Bar-B-Que, attributes his 23-year success to one thing: consistency. “When we first started out,” he says,” we had a pull-behind grill, then moved to a small concession trailer and now have a permanent location with inside and outside seating. Our look may have changed, but the taste of our Read More…

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