We’ve talked about some general top of the line truck stops in the past, but we haven’t talked about the ones with the best food specifically. Truck stops aren’t usually known to have good food; most of them take pride in their 2 for $3 hot dogs. Old hot dogs and stale nachos are not a meal fit for a truck driver who’s been on the road for hours or days and is looking for a good meal to make up for the mileage. Not all truck stops are created equal however, and we have found 3 that seem to make up for the others in terms of good food.
Johnson’s Corner-Johnstown Colorado
Johnson’s Corner in Colorado is a full-service truck stop open 24 hours a day since 1952. They offer trucking amenities such as overnight parking, TV lounge areas, full showers and restrooms, free Wi-Fi, and much more. They also offer a live video feel of road conditions in Colorado. But we’re here to talk about the food. The restaurant at Johnson’s Corner offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a Deli to go menu where you can find home cooked favorites like meatloaf, roast beef, or even hot sandwiches with mashed potatoes and smothered in gravy. What Johnson’s Corner is world famous for though, are their cinnamon rolls. Their cinnamon rolls are so good they were featured on the Food Network and are big enough to be a meal on their own. If regular delicious, cinnamon-y rolls are too plain for you (although these are everything put plain tasting) they also offer monthly flavors that will get your taste buds flowing.
Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant-Bangor, Maine
Who remembers the buttery flaky crust video with Jack and Sonya? Well if that doesn’t get you in the mood for the buttery flaky crust of the famous chicken pot pie at Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant then what will! Located in Bangor, Maine this truck stop and restaurant offers good eats, and good amenities for the on the road trucker. Stop by for a hot private shower, full service garage, lounge, Wi-Fi and more 24/7. Stay for their famous chicken pot pies, or any other number of fresh home cooked meals such as Maine fried clams, hot sandwiches, beans and franks and many more delicacies distinctive to Maine!
Clearwater Travel Plaza-Clearwater, Minnesota
Along with the usual truck stop amenities including hot showers, lounges, Wi-Fi, etc. Clear Water Travel Plaza prides themselves in being your home away from home. With Nelson Bros. Restaurant, Pub, and Bakery all the boxes are checked when it comes to chow time and rest time. Grab some world-famous fritter French toast and a Bloody Mary to wash it down with for brunch. Finish it off with donuts the size of your head or a Fritter Bread loaf available in six different flavors.
Next time you’re on the road, skip the usual 2 for $3 hot dog stops and opt for one of these trucks stops with restaurants so good they’ll have you making excuses just to drive in that direction.