One of the numerous perks of being a professional driver, whether you stay local or go on long OTR excursions throughout the country, is the opportunity to travel to new places and try new things, especially food! To help you find the best stops to grab some grub, we curated a list of highly rated restaurants near each of our terminals. If you try one of these places, make sure to post about it on our Facebook page!
Gochas Breakfast Bar (4 stars + 220 reviews on yelp)
An upscale breakfast cafe featuring southern-style dishes. Their specialties include Shrimp & Grits, “Krunch-tastic” French toast, Gocha’s Impossible burger, Chicken & Waffles, and “Better Than Yo Momma” biscuits. A 16 minute drive from the terminal, this dive is the perfect place to start out a long haul.
Eat Greedys (4 stars + 42 reviews on yelp)
Ever had to decipher between a savory breakfast sandwich or a sweet glazed donut for breakfast? Eat Greedys offers the best of both worlds with their famous Suge Burger - a classic breakfast sandwich with donuts as the bun. Known for their southern hospitality and simple, high-quality versions of the classics, this place is a must during your time in Atlanta and is only 5.4 miles from our terminal.
Tacos Mariachi (4.5 stars + 267 reviews on yelp)
If you’re looking to try something out of the box, get the Octopus Taco - topped with asadero cheese, sliced avocado and cilantro/pesto sauce. If you’re looking to stick to something more in your comfort zone, check out their daily taco specials. Located a quick 13 minutes from our Dallas terminal, Tacos Mariachi is a good go to while in Dallas.
Smokey Johns (4.5 stars + 358 reviews on yelp)
Traditional, hickory-smoked, home-style BBQ - like eating it right off the grill from a backyard get together. Smokey John’s is well-known for providing fast and friendly service and is never lacking in true Texan hospitality. Check out their pork ribs, hot links, fried catfish or brisket. They have all of your favorite southern BBQ staples, and it’s just 3.2 miles from our terminal.
Wards Restaurant (4.5 stars + 125 google reviews)
In Heidelberg’s unassuming little town, you’ll find a local staple known as Wards - voted best fast food restaurant in the area. If you’ve never tasted homemade root beer, this is the place to try it, and it’s always served in a frozen mug. For grub, you can choose from a selection of breakfast wraps, spicy chicken sandwiches and other American favorites. Just 3 minutes from our terminal, this is a go-to when you are in Heidelberg.
Burger Antics (4.5 stars + 548 reviews on yelp)
At Burger Antics, all the food is prepared in house, even down to the ketchup and mustard. These guys aren’t messing around when it comes to incredible food, like their maple bacon donut topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or their “The Max” burger piled high with smoked gouda, applewood smoked bacon, a fried egg and mild or hot buffalo sauce. If you have time for grub during your stop at our McCook terminal, this place is worth it and is just 2.8 miles from the terminal.
Egg Beater Cafe (4 stars + 97 reviews on yelp)
Need some morning energy before hitting the road? Check out this quaint cafe. Pillowy eggs, crisp hash browns, fluffy pancakes and juicy bacon a favorite here. Even better? It’s only a 10 minute walk from our terminal.
Cork Screw Saloon (4 stars + 113 reviews on yelp)
Looking for something a little on the swanky side for dinner? Cork Screw Saloon offers culinary deliciousness in a rustic, historic setting - a three story brick building with a charming outdoor patio. Start with duck bacon wontons and follow it up with barbecue ribs, chipotle chicken and shrimp, or sweet Georgia chicken. Everything is mouth watering and worth the 18 minute drive from the terminal.
Dan's Dogs Hot Dog Eatery & Diner (4 stars + 141 reviews on yelp)
While traveling 20 minutes for a hot dog may seem a bit excessive, it’s worth it while you are in Ohio. Choose from a plethora of various hot dog combinations, like the Slaw Dog heaped with chili and coleslaw or the Junkyard Dog piled high with fresh chopped veggies, mozzarella, sour cream and tomatoes. Want something unique? Try their Deputy Dog, slathered with peanut butter and jelly.
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New Buffalo Bills (4.5 stars + 220 reviews on yelp)
Slow cooked root beer beans, smoked salmon, 12 hour hickory roasted pork and chicken, sweet potato salad and more! This place is BBQ galore and great for a pit stop while in Michigan City. It’s only 14 minutes from our terminal.
Mucho Mas! (4.5 stars + 132 reviews on Yelp)
Craving some authentic Mexican Cuisine? This little hole in the wall is just 6 minutes from our terminal and is great for a quick bite for lunch or dinner. Taco plates, salads, burritos, combination plates and a killer churro, Mucho Mas is a popular, local stop.
Treylor Park (4.5 stars + 2,394 reviews)
Located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Savannah, Treylor Park offers an eclectic atmosphere, great service and wings with peanut butter! At this little join you’ll find traditional pub findings with a southern twist. Enjoy! A little out of the ways at a 33 minute drive, but worth it for the food and the downtown Savannah scene.
Leopolds Ice Cream (4.5 stars + 2,141 reviews on yelp)
A generational gem and legendary soda fountain business, this classic shop is known for malts, milk shakes, banana splits and all the beloved vintage treats. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place to satisfy it! Find it right around the corner from Treylor Park.
Fabrica Pizza - Tampa (4.5 stars + 264 reviews on yelp)
If you find yourself at our Tampa terminal, be sure to check out Neapolitan Style Pizzas. Native to Tampa and established in 2015 this restaurant serves contemporary Italian fast/casual, and every pie is crafted from fresh dough, cheese and sauce. Even better? It’s right around the corner from the terminal.
Uncle Nicks Bagels - Mulberry (4.5 stars + 75 reviews on yelp)
If you’re on the other side of town in Mulberry, don’t miss out on a county favorite - this authentic, New York style bagel shop was voted best sandwich shop in Polk County for 2017. Here you’ll find hot off the griddle breakfast sandwiches, clubs and burgers plus an assortment of salads, soups and classic Italian entrees. And it’s just nine minutes from our Mulberry terminal.
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