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    Eating Locally on the Road?

    What are your favorite LOCALLY-OWNED eateries. Those of us planning spring/summer/autumn rides for 2012 would appreciate your update.

    Here are some of mine:

    http://thechurchoftheopenroad.blogsp...ith-local.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxthedog View Post
    What are your favorite LOCALLY-OWNED eateries. Those of us planning spring/summer/autumn rides for 2012 would appreciate your update.
    Look for the places that have lots of work trucks parked outside. The more ladders, the better.
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    For Huntington Beach California heres my recommendations.
    Breakfast
    Ohana Breadcrumb. Beach and Garfield. Lunch also
    Sugar shack. Main st. Breakfast and lunch
    Mexican. Las Barcas. Beach Atlanta lunch dinner
    Johns Philly grill. Beach blvd.
    Harbor House. Coast Highway open 24/7
    Cappies west Newport breakfast lunch
    All are locally owned, friendly staff and great food

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    None of these are on the open road. I seldom travel via highways.

    Blowing Rock, NC: Woodland's BBQ
    Damascus, VA: Old Mill Inn & Restaurant
    Asheville, NC: Moose Cafe at the Western NC Farmer's Market
    New Bern, NC: Capt'n Ratty's Seafood
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    Great blog! I noticed you hit Sonora... A bit south is Mariposa. a few great restaurants there. Savoury is fine dining, Charles Street Dinner House is steak, Pony Expresso is local coffee with local pastries, plus, for a sandwich to take into Yosemite, try Deli Garden Cafe at the River Rock Inn. They also do dinners some times. Just don't go to Pizza Plus for pizza... They have great breakfast & burgers, but the pizza stinks compared to Pizza Express...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Look for the places that have lots of work trucks parked outside. The more ladders, the better.
    or the EMS, LEO's and firefighters either it's real good or real cheap, sometimes both
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Look for the places that have lots of work trucks parked outside. The more ladders, the better.
    Yep, pickups out side of small greasy spoons is always a good sign. Get off of the bypass and head into small towns.
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    Joe's Giant Orange, Exit 684, Shasta Lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    or the EMS, LEO's and firefighters either it's real good or real cheap, sometimes both
    Amore Pizza, Newark, DE
    Amore Pizza, Bear, DE

    Both are very safe and well protected by the county and state PD! HUUUUUGE portions and expansive, inexpensive menu.

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    Some other favorites:

    Woodstock Station Brewery, Woodstock, New Hampshire
    Durham's Best BBQ, Elkton, MD
    Black Hog BBQ, Frederick, MD
    Hank's Place, Chadds Ford, PA

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    There are some websites dedicated to non-chain restaurants:
    http://www.roadfood.com/
    http://www.unchainedworld.com/

    I can't vouch for their choices, but it's a good place to start.
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    the concept of eating well (IE: NOT "fast food") on the road has been kicked around here and there. this is certainly a valid point for discussion at any time!

    i love small mom-&-pop joints. any number of- or type of, vehicles parked outside such a place is sure enough an indication of good eatin within. the only other sure thing is that good food will rarely be found at an exit off a freeway or interstate highway- you really do have to go into town- and it is most always worth it to do so.

    Bube's Brewery- Mt Joy PA
    10th Avenue Steaks- 10th & Oregon, South Philly PA
    Baker's Diner- US 15 Dillsburg PA
    Last edited by bmwrider88; 01-25-2012 at 03:45 PM.

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