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Burger Beast’s future Road Trips around the U.S.

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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 finish it.

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.

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


Alabama Eats

Welcome To Alabama
Almost missed it!

Athens

Dubs Burgers

Birmingham

Delta Blues Hot Tamales

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)

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)


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

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)

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

Waffle House Museum

Hawkinsville

The Grill

Savannah

Back in the Day Bakery

Clary’s Cafe

Toccoa

Bells Drive-In Restaurant (since 1961)


Illinois Eats

Naperville

2Toots Train Whistle Grill


Indiana Eats

Columbus

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor

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

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


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 (1937)

towntopic.com

1900 W Baltimore Ave

Town Topic Hamburgers

2021 Broadway Blvd

Town Topic Hamburgers

6018 Johnson Drive

New Mexico Eats

Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Sante Fe Bite

Bode’s

Sparky’s

Bert’s Burger Bowl

Blake’s Lotaburger

Owl Bar & Cafe

Double Eagle

Buckhorn Tavern

Mineshaft Tavern


New York Eats

Mamaroneck

Walter’s Hot Dogs (since 1919)

Port Chester

Texas Chili


North Carolina Eats

Cardinal Drive In

*Brooks’ Sandwich House

*Char-Grill

*Duke’s Grill

*Hub Grill

*Snappy Lunch

*South 21 Drive-In

*What-A-Burger Drive-In

Chapel Hill:

Al’s Hamburger Shack

Charlotte:

Bar-B-Q King

South 21 Drive-In

Durham:

Wimpy’s Grill

Fuquay-Varina:

RJ’s Place

Greensboro:

Beef Burger

1040 W Gate City Blvd

Greensboro, NC 27403

Greenwood:

Dixie Drive In

600 Montague Avenue

Greenwood, South Carolina

864-229-2312

King:

Dairi-O

Lexington:

Lexington Barbecue

Mount Airy:

Dairy Center

Snappy Lunch

Mooresville:

What-A-Burger Drive-In

Raleigh:

Char-Grill

The Roast Grill (1940)

7 S West St

Raleigh, NC 27603

Wilmington:

Museum of the Bizarre

Wilson:

Burger Boy

Ohio Eats

Cincinnati:

Blue Ash Chili

Frisch’s Big Boy Mainliner

Toledo:

Green Lantern

Schmucker’s

Tony Packo’s

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 (1954)

https://www.carolinadrivein.com

Cheeseburger House (1963)

The Clock Drive In (1954)

1844 Wade Hampton Blvd

Greenville, SC 29609

*Northgate Soda Shop (1947)

Greenwood:

Cheeseburger House

512 Ninety Six Hwy

Greenwood, SC 29646

The Dixie Drive In (1959)

600 Montague Ave

Greenwood, SC 29649

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 (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 (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

Huntville:

Mr. Hamburger (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)

239 MacCorkle Ave SW

South Charleston, WV 25303

Wisconsin Eats

Racine:

The Barn (formerly Red Barn)

Oshkosh:

Ardy and Ed’s Drive In

2413 S Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54902

Since 1948, Originally an A&W til 1972

ardyandeds.com

Canada Eats

Ontario:

Burger King (Universal Monsters) – Niagra Falls

*Hamburger America


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