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 road food 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 my 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

Shipley Do-Nuts

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

OCC Roadhouse

Cocoa Beach

BurgerRobs Food Truck

Crescent City

Hallie’s Landing (Waterfront Restaurant)

Cudjoe Key

Square Grouper Bar & Grill

Dania Beach

Tarks (since 1966)

Delray Beach

Dad’s Favorite Burgers

Doc’s All American

Fernandina Beach

T-Ray’s Burger Station

Fort Myers

Heavenly Biscuit

Gainesville

Sandwich Inn (since 1963)

Hawthorne

Burger Barn

Hernando

Burger Station

High Springs

Bev’s Burger Cafe

Holmes Beach

Skinny’s Place (since 1952)

Hollywood

Jack’s Diner (built 1953)

Indiana Shores

Mahuffer’s

Jacksonville

Jollibee

Key West

Garbo’s Grill

Hog’s Breath Saloon

LaBelle

Log Cabin Bar-B-Que

Lakeland

Fred’s Market Restaurant

Melbourne

The Burger Place

Micanopy

Old Florida Cafe

Pearl Country Store & Barbecue

Milton

Tastee Freez (since 1966)

Mims

Stuckey’s

Naples

Aurelio’s Pizza

Larry’s Lunchbox

Seed To Table

USS Nemo

North Palm Beach

Brass Ring Pub

Ocala

Hungry Bear Drive-In (since 1974)

Orlando

Sobik’s Subs (since 1969)

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

The Tin Cow

Perry

Graves Drive-In (since 1950)

Pinellas Park

Jollibee

Plant City

Fred’s Market Restaurant

Strawberry Hut

Punta Gorda

Carmellos Italian Ristorante

Riverview

Fred’s Market Restaurant

Sanibel

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

Over Easy Breakfast

The Pecking Order

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)

Kookies & Kream

Munchies 420

Owen’s Fish Camp

Webbers Hot Dogs

Yoder’s

Siesta Key

Hub Baja grill

St. Augustine

Guy Harvey

Raintree Restaurant

St. Pete Beach

Gayle’s Restaurant

St. Petersburg

Engine No9

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

Bern’s Steak House

Bo’s Ice Cream (since 1954)

Brocato’s Sandwich Shop

Holy Hog Barbecue

Thee Burger Stop

Dairy Joy (since 1958)

Thee Burger Spot

Wrights Gourmet House (since 1963)

Tarpon Springs

Hellas Restaurant

Tavernier

Over Easy

Venice

Snook Haven (since 1948)

West Palm Beach

Grease Burger Bar

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

Thunderbird Inn Retro HotelRC Colas & Moon Pies

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

Highland

Miner-Dunn (since 1932)

Schoop’s (since 1948)

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

Hopkinsville

Ferrell’s Snappy Service

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

Tupelo

Neon Pig

Waynesboro

Cooley’s Hamburgers

Wards Restaurant

Multiple locations

Missouri Eats

Kansas City

Town Topic Hamburgers (since 1937)

Montana Eats

Polson

Richwines Burgerville

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

Andrews

Burger Basket

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)

Reidsville

Pete’s Burgers and More (bootleg Burger Chef)

Siler City

Johnson’s Drive-In (since 1946)

Taylorsville

Burger Basket (since 1968)

Wadesboro

*Hub Grill

Wilmington

Museum of the Bizarre

Winnie’s Tavern (since 1962)

Wilson

Burger Boy

Wrightsville Beach

Poe’s Tavern

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

Oklahoma Eats

Miami

Waylan’s Hamburgers the KuKu

Oregon Eats

Pennsylvania Eats

Folsom

*Charlies Hamburgers (since 1935)

Harrisburg

Jackson House

Lititz

Rosey’s Lunch

Pittsburgh

*Tessaro’s

Shamokin

Coney Island Lunch (since 1918)

York

The Haines Shoe House

Portland Eats

Burger Stevens

Dea’s In & Out

Mike’s Drive In

Skyline Restaurant

Stanich’s

South Carolina Eats

Anderson

Barnwood Grill

Bishopville

Harry & Harry Too

Charleston

Burbage’s Grocery

Columbia

*Rockaway Athletic Club

Florence

The Drive In

Sunrise Drive In

Greenville

Carolina Drive In (since 1954)

Cheeseburger House (since 1963)

The Clock Drive In (since 1954)

*Northgate Soda Shop (since 1947)

Greenwood

Cheeseburger House

The Dixie Drive In (since 1959)

Greer

Cannon’s Drive In

Hartsville

Ruth’s Drive-In

Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken

Hemingway

Scott’s Bar-B-Que

Lancaster

South 200 Drive-In

Laurens

Whiteford’s Giant Burger (since 1957)

North Augusta

Sno-Cap Drive In

Pickens

Carolina Fine Foods

Seneca

Time Drive-In

Spartanburg

The Beacon Drive-In (since 1946)

Walterboro

Dairy-Land (since 1949)

Tennessee Eats

Tennessee Welcomes You
Tennessee Welcomes You

Bristol

Blue Circle Hamburgers (1931)

Pal’s

Chattanooga

Zarzour’s Cafe

Cleveland

The Chef (bootleg Burger Chef)

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)

Lesage

Hillbilly Hot Dogs

Lewisburg

Jim’s Drive In (early 1950s)

Smithers

Burger Carte Foods

South Charleston

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

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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