7 of the Best Truck Stops for Fast and Tasty Food!

Truck Stops

If you work as a trucker in the United States, you will find some fantastic truck stops where you can get fast and tasty food.

Here are just seven of the best truck stops. 

1. Derailed Diner

By discovering the top-rated loads, you not only get to make more money in less time as a truck driver. You also get to explore new places.

So, make sure you actively find loads that let you try new trucking routes. Once you have new routes, you can start sampling tasty food at the best truck stops across the U.S.

For instance, if you are travelling along Interstate-10 halfway between Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama, turn off exit 53 to find Derailed Diner.

The truck-themed diner is stuffed full of gas station memorabilia and the menu has a range of delicious burgers, sandwiches, and more that will satisfy your taste and your hunger after a long drive.

The smoky mountain chicken, which is accompanied by mashed potato or rice, cornbread and the vegetable of the day, is one of the highlights on the menu.

2. 301 Plaza Restaurant

As you enter Delaware, coming from Maryland, you will spot 301 Plaza Restaurant on the main road.

Many truckers hang out here to dine on favourites like prime rib, breakfasts, fried chicken and giant burgers.

So, for a traditional truck stop diner that has tasty and filling food to fuel you for the next leg of your trip, stop by 301 Plaza Restaurant.

3. Boise Stage Stop

Located in Boise, Idaho, this iconic trucker hangout was once an actual stagecoach stop in the 1800s.

Truck stop favourites like charbroiled steaks and slow-roasted prime ribs are available at Boise Stage Stop.

And you will not have to worry about portion size. The whopping sixteen-ounce sirloin steak on the menu will keep you full for the next stint of your journey.

Furthermore, Boise Stage Stop is open from early morning until midnight every day of the week.

4. Wild Horse Cafe

If you are driving along Highway 101, you will want to stop off at Wild Horse Cafe.

Located on the outskirts of King City in California, Wildhorse Cafe boasts the best chicken fried steak on the route.

Other highlights on the menu include chile verde omelettes, corned beef hash and the California Dreamin burger, which comes with avocado, bacon and mozzarella.

Once you have had your main meal, you will want to sample some of the cafe’s delightful desserts, such as its warm brownie ice cream pie.

5. Balkan Grill

When in Gary, Indiana, make sure you stop at the Balkan Grill, which is a small yellow trailer at the main truck stop on the side of Interstate-80.

Run by a former accounting student from Belgrade, you can try some of the best Serbian food in the country.

From spicy homemade sausages to succulent kebabs, everything on the menu at Balkan Grill is simply delicious.

Though, the establishment is most well-known for its stuffed burger known as a Pljeskavica, which is served on Serbian-style somun bread.

6. Johnson’s Corner

In Colorado, along Interstate-25, you will find some of the best sweet treats around.

Stop off at Johnson’s Corner, and you can sample out-of-this-world cinnamon rolls, sumptuous homemade fruit pies and other sugary delights.

You can also get plenty of savoury food, such as fried chicken and spaghetti and meatballs.

7. Tucson Truck Terminal

Known locally as Triple T, Tucson Truck Terminal on Interstate-10 was awarded second place on the Food Network’s best truck stop eateries.

So, if you want to try some award-winning food from the extensive menu, like the Belly Buster, you will want to visit Tucson Truck Terminal in Arizona.

Also, no matter how good your own apple pie recipe is, it will not be better than Triple T’s signature apple pie.

Truck Stops article and permission to publish here provided by Cristina Par. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on March 22, 2023.