Burger Beast’s Future Burger Road Food Trips

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 into an email and a Word file. The problem with the Word file is I find it challenging to keep updating it.

So I’ve created this page because, in my mind, it makes more sense to keep in my blogging world.

Downtown Amory, Mississippi
Downtown Amory, Mississippi

Plus, it would be something that I can give you access to. You can 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 constant flux, so pardon my grease while I work on it.

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
I almost missed the Alabama the Beautiful sign!
  • AthensDubs Burgers
  • Auburn – Niffer’s Place
  • Bessemer – J&J Grocery & Deli
  • BirminghamDelta Blues Hot Tamales
  • BirminghamPaul’s Hot Dogs & Grill
  • Birmingham – Sammy’s Sandwich Shop
  • DecaturC.F. Penn Hamburgers (1939)
  • Florence – Staggs Grocery
  • GuntersvilleChar Burger
  • HartselleWillie Burgers
  • Hoover – Green Valley Drugs
  • Huntsville – Big Spring Cafe
  • Huntsville – Little Diner
  • Jackson – Ed’s Drive-in
  • Jacksonville – The Rocket
  • Jefferson – Jefferson Country Store
  • Josephine – Pirate’s Cove
  • Luverne – The Corner Clock
  • LeedsRusty’s Bar-B-Q
  • Mobile – Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
  • Mobile – Dew Drop Inn
  • MoultonNesmith’s Hamburgers (1966)
  • Tuscaloosa – The Oasis Bar & Grill

Multiple Alabama Locations

Arkansas Eats

California Eats

Danny's Donuts Coffee Shop in California
Danny’s Donuts Coffee Shop in California

Colorado Eats

Florida Eats



Multiple Florida Locations

Georgia Eats

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

BrunswickWillie’s Wee-Nee Wagon
DecaturFarm Burger
DecaturWaffle House Museum
HawkinsvilleThe Grill
SavannahClary’s Cafe
ToccoaBells Drive-In Restaurant (since 1961)

Illinois Eats

ChicagoKuma’s Corner
EvansvilleGD Ritzy’s
Naperville – 2Toots Train Whistle Grill

Indiana Eats

CarmelBub’s Burgers
ColumbusZaharakos Ice Cream Parlor
Fort WayneBravas
HighlandMiner-Dunn (since 1932)
HighlandSchoop’s (since 1948)
IndianapolisThe Workingman’s Friend
WashingtonThe New White Steamer
West LafayetteTriple XXX

Iowa Eats

Des MoinesB-Bop’s (since 1988)

Kansas Eats

WichitaJimmie’s Diner (since 1987)
WichitaNuWay Burgers (since July 4th, 1930)
WichitaWalt’s Klassics

Kentucky Eats

Cadiz – Ferrell’s Snappy Service
HopkinsvilleFerrell’s Snappy Service
Madisonville – Ferrell’s Snappy Service
PikevilleDairy Cheer
Pikeville – Dorsie’s Dairy Bar

Louisiana Eats

New Orleans – Camellia Grill
New Orleans – Judice Inn
New OrleansPort of Call
New Orleans – Ted’s Frostop Diner
New Orleans – Willie Mae’s Scotch House

Maryland Eats

Glen BurnieGino’s Burgers & Chicken

Michigan Eats

Ann ArborFrita Batidos
Ann ArborKrazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger
ClareWhitehouse Restaurant
DetroitElmer’s Hamburgers
DetroitGreene’s Hamburgers
DetroitHunter House (since 1952)
DetroitLafayette Coney Island
DetroitMarcus Hamburgers (since 1929)
DetroitMike’s Famous Ham Place
DetroitSonny’s Hamburgers
DetroitThe Telway
Farmington HillsBate’s Hamburgers
Farmington HillsMarvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
FlintDort Mall
FlintKrystal Joe’s  Diner
LivoniaBates Hamburgers
Port HeronChicken in the Rough
SturgisHot N Now

Mississippi Eats

Welcome To Mississippi
Welcome To Mississippi; It’s blurry, but I got it!

BiloxiBurger Burger (since 1947)
HernandoVelvet Cream (since July 23, 1947)
JacksonBeatty Street Grocery (over 70 years old)
JacksonBig Apple Inn
JacksonBrent’s Drugs (since 1946)
Jackson – Cool Al’s
JacksonStamps Superburger (since 1986)
LearnedH.D. Gibbes & Sons
MizeMize Hamburger House
Moss Point – Lotta Burger (founded by Sam’s Super Burger original owner)
New AlbanyLatham’s Hamburger Inn
PicayuneBetty K’s
TupeloNeon Pig
WaynesboroCooley’s Hamburgers
Wards RestaurantMultiple locations

Missouri Eats

Kansas CityTown Topic Hamburgers (since 1937)

Montana Eats

PolsonRichwines Burgerville

New Mexico Eats

Green Chile CheeseburgersBlake’s Lotaburger

AbiquiuBode’s (since 1919)
Guadalupe MesillaDouble Eagle
MadridMineshaft Tavern
San AntonioBuckhorn Tavern (since 1943)
San Antonio – Owl Bar & Cafe
Sante FeSante Fe Bite

New York Eats

MamaroneckWalter’s Hot Dogs (since 1919)
Port ChesterTexas Chili

North Carolina Eats

AndrewsBurger Basket
BrevardCardinal Drive In
Chapel HillAl’s Hamburger Shack
CharlotteBar-B-Q King
Charlotte – Brooks’ Sandwich House
CharlotteSouth 21 Drive-In (since 1955)
ConcordHavana Carolina
ConcordWhat-A-Burger Drive-In
DurhamDurham Filling Station
GreenwoodDixie Drive In
Lexington – Lexington Barbecue
LumbertonDixie Drive-In
MonroeDuke’s Grill
Mount AiryDairy Center
Mount AirySnappy Lunch
MooresvilleWhat-A-Burger Drive-In
RaleighThe Roast Grill (since 1940)
ReidsvillePete’s Burgers and More (bootleg Burger Chef)
Siler CityJohnson’s Drive-In (since 1946)
TaylorsvilleBurger Basket (since 1968)
WadesboroHub Grill
Wilmington – Museum of the Bizarre
WilmingtonWinnie’s Tavern (since 1962)
WilsonBurger Boy
Wrightsville Beach – Poe’s Tavern

Ohio Eats

AkronBob’s Hamburgs
Cincinnati – Blue Ash Chili
Cincinnati – Frisch’s Big Boy Mainliner
FindlayWilson’s Sandwich Shop
Toledo – Green Lantern
Toledo – Schmucker’s
Toledo – Tony Packo’s
UrbanaCrabill’s Hamburger Shoppe

Oklahoma Eats

MiamiWaylan’s Hamburgers the KuKu

Oregon Eats

Portland – Burger Stevens
Portland – Dea’s In & Out
Portland – Mike’s Drive In
Portland – Skyline Restaurant
Portland – Stanich’s

Pennsylvania Eats

FolsomCharlies Hamburgers (since 1935)
HarrisburgJackson House
LititzRosey’s Lunch
ShamokinConey Island Lunch (since 1918)
YorkThe Haines Shoe House

South Carolina Eats

Anderson – Barnwood Grill
Bishopville – Harry & Harry Too
Charleston – Burbage’s Grocery
Columbia – Rockaway Athletic Club
GreenvilleCarolina Drive In (since 1954)
Greenville – Cheeseburger House (since 1963)
Greenville – The Clock Drive In (since 1954)
Greenville – Northgate Soda Shop (since 1947)
Greenwood – Cheeseburger House
Greenwood – The Dixie Drive In (since 1959)
Greer – Cannon’s Drive In
Hartsville – Ruth’s Drive-In
Hartsville – 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)
Bristol – Pal’s
Chattanooga – Zarzour’s Cafe
ClevelandThe Chef (bootleg Burger Chef)
Erwin – Clarence’s Drive-In (since 1969)
Nashville – Brown’s Diner
Nashville – Fat Mo’s
Nashville – Rotier’s Restaurant

Texas Eats

DallasWingfield’s Breakfast & Burger
Fort Worth – Kincaid’s Hamburgers (since 1946)
HoustonBecks Prime
Huntsville – Mr. Hamburger (since 1939)
San AntonioBurger Boy

Virginia Eats

Lynchburg – The Cavalier Store
Roanoke – Texas Tavern

Washington Eats


West Virginia Eats

Huntington – Cam’s Ham (1950s)
Huntington – Midway Drive-In (1939)
Lesage – Hillbilly Hot Dogs
Lewisburg – Jim’s Drive In (early 1950s)
Smithers – Burger Carte Foods
South CharlestonSuzi’s Hamburgers (1982, former Borden Burger BBF) (bootleg Burger Chef)

Wisconsin Eats

RacineKewpee Sandwich Shop
MarsfieldChip’s Hamburgers
MilwaukeeSolly’s Grille
Wisconsin RapidsChip’s Hamburgers
OshkoshArdy and Ed’s Drive In (since 1948, originally an A&W til 1972)

Multi-State Restaurants

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

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