Downtown Amory, Mississippi

My first road trip out of my home state of Florida was in February 2009. Since then, I’ve done multiple comfort food out of town drives with my wife Marcela and friends to more than ten states.

Initially, this list started as a text but grew to become an email and then a word file. The problem with the word file is I find it difficult to keep updating it. I’ve created this page because in mind it makes more sense to keep in my blogging world.

Plus, it would be something that I can give you access to also. You can leave a comment below and then I can update the page. Do you see where I’m going with this? I wanna keep it in the Burger Beast family.

We also love antique shops and roadside attractions so feel free to mention some of those too.

This page will probably be in a constant state of flux so pardon my grease while I work on it.

Future Roads Trips Table of Contents

Burger Beast Future Road Trips

The Burger Beast Bucket List, Drive-In Restaurants, and Hamburger America pages contain more restaurants that will make up subsequent trips, so it would be good to check those out too.

Alabama Eats

Welcome To Alabama
Almost missed it!

Athens

Dubs Burgers

Birmingham

Delta Blues Hot Tamales

Paul’s Hot Dogs & Grill

Sammy’s Sandwich Shop

Decatur

C.F. Penn Hamburgers (1939)

Florence

Staggs Grocery

Guntersville

Char Burger

Hartselle

Willie Burgers

Hoover

Green Valley Drugs

Huntsville

Little Diner

Luverne

The Corner Clock

Leeds

Rusty’s Bar-B-Q

Mobile

Dew Drop Inn

Moulton

Nesmith’s Hamburgers (1966)

Multiple Alabama Locations

Cardinal Drive In

Locations in Moulton, Red Bay & Winfield

Foodsackly’s Chicken Fingers

Multiple locations in Alabama & Florida

The Hamburger Heaven

Multiple locations in Alabama

Sneaky Pete’s

Multiple locations in Alabama

Arkansas Eats

Pine Bluff

Rich’s Burgers

Little Rock

Cotham’s in the City

California Eats

Jackson

Mel and Faye’s Diner

Palm Springs

The Bell Palm Springs (Taco Bell Hotel)

Colorado Eats

Denver

Cherry Cricket

Florida Eats

Alachua

Bev’s Better Burgers

Big Pine Key

No Name Pub

Bradenton

Shake Pit (since 1959, opened in 1958 as Quaker Maid)

Bronson

Shakers Drive-Thru

Brooksville

Coney Island Drive-Inn (opened July 7th, 1960, Fish Fry Fridays)

Cape Canaveral

Preacher Bar

Clearwater

Dairy Curl

Crescent City

Hallie’s Landing (Waterfront Restaurant)

Dania Beach

Tarks (since 1966)

Delray Beach

Dad’s Favorite Burgers

Doc’s All American

Gainesville

Sandwich Inn (since 1963)

Hawthorne

Burger Barn

High Springs

Bev’s Better Burgers

Holmes Beach

Skinny’s Place (since 1952)

Hollywood

Jack’s Diner (built 1953)

Indiana Shores

Mahuffer’s

Jacksonville

Jollibee

Key West

Hog’s Breath Saloon

LaBelle

Log Cabin Bar-B-Que

Lakeland

Fred’s Market Restaurant

Micanopy

Old Florida Cafe

Pearl Country Store & Barbecue

Milton

Tastee Freez (since 1966)

Naples

Larry’s Lunchbox

North Palm Beach

Brass Ring Pub

Ocala

Hungry Bear Drive-In (since 1974)

Palatka

Hall’s Superette (Bacon cheeseburger & potato wedges, there’s a grill inside the gas station)

Palm Beach

Green’s Pharmacy (since 1938)

Panama City

Tally-Ho Drive In (since 1949)

Pensacola

Jerry’s Drive-In

Perry

Graves Drive-In (since 1950)

Pinellas Park

Jollibee

Plant City

Fred’s Market Restaurant

Strawberry Hut

Riverview

Fred’s Market Restaurant

Sarasota

Alpine Steakhouse (since 1975)

Blue Rooster (Sunday Brunch)

Bob’s Train

Crager’s Family Diner (since 1976)

The Hob Nob Drive-In

The original Hot Diggity Dog (since 1970)

Webbers Hot Dogs

Yoder’s

Sebring

Sebring Soda

St. Pete Beach

Gayle’s Restaurant

Tallahassee

Barb’s Southern Style Gourmet Brittles

Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack

Bradley’s Country Store Complex

Po Boys Creole Cafe

Vertigo Burgers and Fries

Tampa

Bo’s Ice Cream (since 1954)

Dairy Joy (since 1958)

Wrights Gourmet House (since 1963)

Venice

Snook Haven (since 1948)

West Palm Beach

Howley’s Restaurant No. 2 (since April 1950)

Multiple Florida Locations

Foodsackly’s Chicken Fingers

Multiple locations in Nine Mile & West Pensacola

Huddle House

Multiple locations in Brooksville, Chiefland, Crystal River, Inverness, Lake City, Middleburg, Ocala, Palatka, Perry, Starke & Yulee

Georgia Eats

KFC Giant Chicken in Marietta, Georgia
KFC Giant Chicken in Marietta, Georgia

Brunswick

Willie’s Wee-Nee Wagon

Decatur

Farm Burger

Waffle House Museum

Hawkinsville

The Grill

Savannah

Back in the Day Bakery

Clary’s Cafe

Toccoa

Bells Drive-In Restaurant (since 1961)

Illinois Eats

Chicago

Kuma’s Corner

Naperville

2Toots Train Whistle Grill

Indiana Eats

Auburn

Penguin Point

Carmel

Bub’s Burgers

Columbus

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor

Fort Wayne

Bravas

Indianapolis

The Workingman’s Friend

Washington

The New White Steamer

West Lafayette

Triple XXX

Iowa Eats

Des Moines

B-Bop’s (since 1988)

Kansas Eats

Wichita

Jimmie’s Diner (since 1987)

NuWay Burgers (since July 4th, 1930)

Walt’s Klassics

Kentucky Eats

Pikeville

Dairy Cheer

Dorsie’s Dairy Bar

Louisiana Eats

New Orleans

*Camellia Grill

*Judice Inn

*Port of Call

*Ted’s Frostop Diner

Willie Mae’s Scotch House

Maryland Eats

Glen Burnie

Gino’s Burgers & Chicken

Massachusetts Eats

West Springfield

White Hut

Michigan Eats

Ann Arbor

Frita Batidos

Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger

Clare

Whitehouse Restaurant

Detroit

Elmer’s Hamburgers

Greene’s Hamburgers

Hunter House (since 1952)

Lafayette Coney Island

Marcus Hamburgers (since 1929)

Mike’s Famous Ham Place

Motz’s Hamburgers (since 1929)

Sonny’s Hamburgers

The Telway

Farmington Hills

Bate’s Hamburgers

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Flint

Dort Mall

Krystal Joe’s  Diner

Lansing

Horrocks

Livonia

Bates Hamburgers

Sturgis

Hot N Now

Mississippi Eats

Welcome To Mississippi
Welcome To Mississippi, blurry but I got it!

Biloxi

Burger Burger (since 1947)

Hernando

Velvet Cream (since July 23, 1947)

Jackson

Beatty Street Grocery (over 70 years old)

Big Apple Inn

Brent’s Drugs (since 1946)

Cool Al’s

Stamps Superburger (since 1986)

Learned

H.D. Gibbes & Sons

Mize

Mize Hamburger House

Moss Point

Lotta Burger (founded by Sam’s Super Burger original owner)

New Albany

Latham’s Hamburger Inn

Picayune

Betty K’s

Waynesboro

Cooley’s Hamburgers

Wards Restaurant

Multiple locations

Missouri Eats

Kansas City

Town Topic Hamburgers (since 1937)

New Mexico Eats – Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Blake’s Lotaburger

Abiquiu

Bode’s (since 1919)

Guadalupe Mesilla

Double Eagle

Hatch

Sparky’s

Madrid

Mineshaft Tavern

San Antonio

Buckhorn Tavern (since 1943)

Owl Bar & Cafe

Sante Fe

Sante Fe Bite

New York Eats

Mamaroneck

Walter’s Hot Dogs (since 1919)

Port Chester

Texas Chili

North Carolina Eats

Brevard

Cardinal Drive In

Charlotte

*Brooks’ Sandwich House

*South 21 Drive-In (since 1955)

Chapel Hill

Al’s Hamburger Shack

Charlotte:

Bar-B-Q King

Concord

Havana Carolina

What-A-Burger Drive-In

Durham

Durham Filling Station

Greenwood

Dixie Drive In

King

Dairi-O

Lexington

Lexington Barbecue

Monroe

*Duke’s Grill

Mount Airy

Dairy Center

*Snappy Lunch

Mooresville

*What-A-Burger Drive-In

Raleigh

*Char-Grill

The Roast Grill (since 1940)

Wadesboro

*Hub Grill

Wilmington

Museum of the Bizarre

Wilson

Burger Boy

Ohio Eats

Akron

Bob’s Hamburgs

Cincinnati

Blue Ash Chili

Frisch’s Big Boy Mainliner

Findlay

Wilson’s Sandwich Shop

Toledo

Green Lantern

Schmucker’s

Tony Packo’s

Urbana

Crabill’s Hamburger Shoppe

Pennsylvania Eats

*Coney Island Lunch

*Tessaro’s

Bradford:

The Barn (formerly Red Barn) – CLOSED

Folsom:

*Charlies Hamburgers

Harrisburg:

Jackson House

York:

The Haines Shoe House

197 Shoe House Rd

York, PA 17406

Oregon Eats

Portland:

Burger Stevens

Dea’s In & Out

Mike’s Drive In

Skyline Restaurant

Stanich’s

South Carolina Eats

Anderson:

Barnwood Grill

5434, 2606 Whitehall Rd

Anderson, SC 29625

Bishopville:

Harry & Harry Too

719 Sumter Hwy

Bishopville, SC 29010

Charleston:

Burbage’s Grocery

Martha Lou’s Kitchen

Columbia:

*Rockaway Athletic Club

Florence:

The Drive In

135 E Palmetto St.

Florence, SC 29505

Sunrise Drive In

3624 E Palmetto St

Florence, SC 29506

Greenville

Carolina Drive In (since 1954)

Cheeseburger House (1963)

The Clock Drive In (1954)

*Northgate Soda Shop (1947)

Greenwood

Cheeseburger House

The Dixie Drive In (1959)

Greer:

Cannon’s Drive In

409 Trade St.

Greer, SC 29651

Hartsville

Ruth’s Drive In

659 W Carolina Ave

Hartsville, SC 29550

Hemingway:

Scott’s Bar-B-Que

Lancaster:

South 200 Drive-In

1547 Great Falls Rd

Lancaster, SC 29720

Laurens

Whiteford’s Giant Burger (since 1957)

North Augusta:

Sno-Cap Drive In

618 West Ave

North Augusta, SC 29841

Pickens:

Carolina Fine Foods

405 Hampton Ave

Pickens, SC 29671

Seneca:

Time Drive In

611 E North 1st St

Seneca, SC 29678

Spartanburg

The Beacon Drive-In (since 1946)

Walterboro

Dairy-Land (1949)

438 S Jefferies Blvd

Walterboro, SC 29488

Tennessee Eats

Tennessee Welcomes You
Tennessee Welcomes You

Bristol:

Blue Circle Hamburgers (1931)

Pal’s

Chattanooga:

Zarzour’s Cafe

Nashville:

Brown’s Diner

Fat Mo’s

Rotier’s Restaurant

Texas Eats

Dallas

Wingfield’s Breakfast & Burger

Fort Worth

Kincaid’s Hamburgers (since 1946)

Houston

Becks Prime

Huntsville

Mr. Hamburger (since 1939)

San Antonio

Burger Boy

Virginia Eats

*The Cavalier Store

*Texas Tavern

Washington Eats

Burgermaster

West Virginia Eats

Huntington:

Cam’s Ham (1950s)

Midway Drive-In (1939)

445 6th Ave. W

Huntington, WV 25701

Lesage:

Hillbilly Hot Dogs

Lewisburg:

Jim’s Drive In (early 1950s)

479 W Washington St

Lewisburg, WV 24901

Smithers:

Burger Carte Foods

175 Virginia Ave

Smithers, WV 25186

South Charleston

Suzi’s Hamburgers (1982, former Borden Burger BBF)

Wisconsin Eats

Racine

Kewpee Sandwich Shop

Marsfield

Chip’s Hamburgers

Milwaukee

Solly’s Grille

Wisconsin Rapids

Chip’s Hamburgers

Oshkosh

Ardy and Ed’s Drive In (since 1948, originally an A&W til 1972)

Multi-State Restaurants

Eat’n Park

Multiple locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania & West Virginia

Ritter’s Frozen Custard

Multiple locations in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan & Texas

Schoop’s

Multiple locations in Illinois & Indiana

Shakey’s Pizza

Multiple locations in California & Washington


*Restaurant included in the book Hamburger America

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All About The Burger Book

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