Great Food Places

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Old School's Comment
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When I was with Western Express there was a great little "hole in the wall" joint just down the street and around the corner from the Birmingham terminal called "Jasmine's". It wasn't in the greatest part of town, but you wouldn't expect it to be anywhere else. It served up some really great Southern style "Po-folks" food like beef neck bones, Ox-tail soup, collared greens, butter beans, fried pork chops... Man I miss getting to go there for lunch. I don't get by there anymore because it was right there in the middle of town and there usually is no reason for me to be in downtown Birmingham anymore.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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I-78 exit 45 in PA, right next to the Bandit t/s. Great food, reasonable prices & plenty of food.

I have tried different meals on the menu & they have all been very good.


Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Seconding Boise Stage Stop. Awesome food, and if you walk out hungry, you did something wrong.

Gordy's Truck Stop on US97 in LA Pine, OR. The beef stew...I could eat it by the gallon.

Pinecone Restaurant at the Quick Star off I-80, exit 201 in Brooklyn, IA. $15 will get you a 16 oz ribeye steak, soup, salad, rice, vegetable, and bread.

And there was a little BBQ joint I visited once with my trainer in MO. It was on I-70 at exit 175 I think, but I can't remember the name of the place. Had room in the parking lot for 2 or 3 trucks, and the brisket sandwich was phenomenal.


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Brian M.'s Comment
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Harris ranch on I 5 between la and San Fran. A little pricey but fantastic steaks raised and processed right on the ranch. Giant truck parking next door. I had a filet and it was like cutting butter. Asparagus and twice baked tater.


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Eckoh's Comment
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Boise stage stop. I84 east of Boise. Can't recall exit# Got a perfectly cooked piece of roast beef the size of my head and all the trimmings for about $10.00. Good liver and onions too. I have to get that on the road cause Momma won't let me cook it at home😄

been there, it was decent food overall but their fried mushrooms need work.

Pat M.'s Comment
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West Riverside, MT, I-90 exit 109. There's a PIlot/Town Pump here with a casino and a whole bunch of stuff. In the parking lot is a restaurant called River City Grill.

This restaurant is so incredible. I'll get two or three dishes when I get carryout from a good local restaurant I come across so I can eat for a couple days on it. I got the meatball sub, hot turkey sandwich and spaghetti. Huge portions on all of them and all really high quality ingredients. Highly recommended.

Others may know this as the Bonner exit. No the party did not dine there.


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Max E.'s Comment
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The cottage family restaurant off exit 173 on I80 in Lamar PA. Major truck stopping exit as it has a TA, Pilot, and a Flying j.

It's family owned and operated and the grampa makes all the dessert pies homemade from scratch. Really good food at very reasonable prices.

Wow!!! I stayed there every other day for 4 months while I was working the oil fields in PA.. never went to that place. I'm disappointed.


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Heavy C's Comment
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Hey max, I stay at that exit every Wednesday night. If you're ever back there at that time hit me up we can go grab a bite at that place.

Dutch's Comment
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When running in PA, I-80 Exit# 256 there is a Pilot where I always stop anytime I can. A guy named Ricky has a small catering truck selling some very tasty Mexican food and his prices aren't outrageous.

I also make Soulman's BBQ in Texas a regular stop. They have truck parking at some of their locations, and their pecan pie is freaking awesome. Ditto on the pulled pork BBQ.

Also, if you are in the mood for an excellent steak North of Birmingham, AL, there is Momma's Roadhouse Grill right next door to Love's #381, which is I-65 Exit#322.

I also really like the Philly's Steaks and Lemonade sandwich shop next to the TA in Gary, IN. off I-80, Exit#6 Burr St. I just got a couple Gyro's there yesterday and they were really tasty. Make sure you lock the doors on your tractor and trailer before you walk over there tho.


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