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Old 07-12-2015, 03:45 PM   #1
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Best Locally Owned Restaurants,Cafes,Diners,Shacks

As we travel down the road I am always looking for a great and unique place for breakfasts or lunch. For me, great means locally owned, (not a national chain or franchise) and unique can mean a place with a cool history or unique menu offerings. The other requirement to make this list is friendly RV/Trailer parking.
Here are 2 spots Joe and I would recommend:

1) Shealy's BBQ, Batesburg-Leesville, SC (they had fried chicken gizzards, yum!)
2) Brown Derby II, Orangeburg, SC (don't let the outside area fool you, best fried chicken)

It would be awesome to hear about other fabulous food finds from the road.
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:36 PM   #2
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The Shed BBQ and Blues, exit 57, I10, Ocean Springs, MS. These folks are tearing up the BBQ contest circuit all over the country. Funky place built and rebuilt several times from what ever is handy. They are loosely connected to an old run down trailer park. So plenty of easy access RV parking.
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:59 PM   #3
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OK, there is a place that has delicious breakfasts in Santa Rosa FL that I visited when at the Can Opener that a local told me about but I cannot remember the name. Help me out Can Opener peeps!

FOUND IT! The Donut Hole. Very good. Very busy.

In Bonita Springs, FL near Naples, I would recommend Skillets in a shopping center right off Bonita Beach Road near the US41 intersection northwest side. I do not know if they are a chain but they have excellent wholesome breakfasts. My favorite is the French Omelet with Goat cheese.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:05 PM   #4
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Speaking of Canopener, while there check out the food court in Seaside. Several excellent little Airstream eateries located in the middle of town.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:39 AM   #5
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When in California and heading north to Oregon.... the last incorporated town along Interstate 5 is Yreka... while there here are a few great places to stop and eat (depending on what you want...) Lunch: Klander's Deli (don't let the outside appearance fool you, great sandwiches) or Linda's Soup Cafe (great homemade soup and sandwiches) at the shopping center at the south end of town.

When looking for goodies... try Bella Arts and their old fashioned ice cream parlor area, or the Shasta Chocolate Emporium just a block from Bella Arts. Both are in the National Historic District.... yum!
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:17 AM   #6
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There is a breakfast joint in Cherokee right outside the Smokies and within walking distance of the Pink Motel called Pete's. You need to have breakfast there. And show up early. It's jammed packed by 8am.

In Clearwater, you need to eat breakfast at a place called Lenny's. It's next to US-19.

I feel that franchises just water down whatever culture and local flavor is left in America. And turn everything into blandness. Places like Applebee's serve the same crap in all 50 states. So I made it a purpose that when we treat ourselves to eating out, we do so only at locally owned restaurants.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:11 AM   #7
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We've been to The Shed several times, it's probably one of the best BBQ joints along the Gulf Coast! They're chicken is good, but the pulled pork is outstanding!
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:19 AM   #8
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When in amish country look for small restrnts. w/horses and buggies parked outside. Food is home made, no junk and very good. Have never found bad one. Bill
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Good eats

3 places quickly come to mind from our recent trip. Milts' Stop and Eat in Moab Utah for great milkshakes and burgers, Twin Rocks Trading Post and Cafe in Bluff UTAH; try the Navajo burger with frybread bun and the Peaches de Chilly for dessert. And lastly in St. GEORGE UTAH there is a family business that makes wood fire pizza out of a little trailer right on the main drag through town. If you like pizza do not miss it.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:53 AM   #10
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The Food Network has a program named "Diners, Drive-in's & Dives" which features local eateries. You can get a list of them at Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives Locations List - State & City Map Guide

For those that use Basecamp for Garmin GPS units, you can find a GPX file with all the waypoints at POI Factory along with a CSV file.

Other shows may also have lists and GPX files.

Another place to visit is Roadfood.com - Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats


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Best Locally Owned Restaurants,Cafes,Diners,Shacks

If you're in Jackson Hole WY, Bend or Hood River OR, try the New York City Sub Shop. Outstanding hot off the grill subs on their own great fresh baked sub bread.

And yes, the owner IS from NYC.


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Old 07-13-2015, 12:19 PM   #12
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There is a small place hidden behind a surf shop in St. Augustine, FL called Stir It Up. They have awesome burritos, quesadillas, sandwiches, and smoothies made from local ingredients. We always eat there a few times whenever we visit the area. Stir It Up | Positive Food, In a Positive Place. St Augustine Beach, Local, Organic, Fresh.
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Cafe general store--Natchez Trace

Old Country Store and Restaurant in Lorman MS after RVing down the Natchez Trace. Great people, atmosphere, and the best fried chicken, salad bar, potato salad, and cobbler. Get there early,(by 11am) so skip breakfast if necessary!

http://www.natcheztracetravel.com/natchez-trace-youtube-videos/562-old-country-store-restaurant-lorman-ms.html
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Second the Country Store in Lorman. And the owner can belt out a beautiful Ave Maria, in Latin while serving up more variations of "greens" that I knew existed.
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