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For me, both Mexican. A place in Prescott Arizona fed "the chef" (Warren) and I both for under $10. Fantastic fresh food, hot chips, perfect salsa..... can't remember the name but it appeared to be in an old Pizza Hut building...

The WORST was a Mexican place in Gallup that offered us round Tostito's chip before the meal. Other than the Subway at the Love's truck stop, I will NEVER eat in Gallup again.
 

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Best was a, I don't know what to call it, cook shack, set up in someone's yard somewhere around bayou Teche in Louisiana. I had the best fried crawfish pie and meat pie ever. The crust wasn't just a pocket for the filling. It was buttery flakey awesomeness, and stuffed to the gills.

The worst was a mom and pop "home cooking" place outside Waco, Texas. I had chicken fried steak, green beans and mashed potatoes with a glass of iced tea. I'm pretty sure the whole meal was microwaved in a black plastic tray covered in cellophane. It had all the trappings of a cheap generic microwave dinner. The tea was likely powdered.
 

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Worst was dinner and the best was breakfast.:D:D:D
 

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The best was a meal in this Top tier Hotel, where I've stayed several times when I've had business in DFW, in Texas:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...7AfKsalTxDw5O2agQ&sig2=8Z_zGOuhCXtmkttkLMe0qw

Much to my surprise, an absolutely wonderful dinner for two, with huge steaks that could actually be cut with a fork, with all of the trimmings, without any adult beverages, with tip was north of $200:biggrin:

The worst meals have always been at any fast food restaurant chain! My riding/ touring bud's just acted like Bugger King, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell or McDonalds were oh-so wonderful:(

I like the little Mom and Pop restaurants where I get 'Home style' cooking. These are the places that I stop and eat at when I'm on my weekly breakfast or lunch rides, usually 150 to 200 miles total so the bike and I need fuel:p

There's nothing like Heartland 'Gas Station' CUISINE, with their deep fried Oprah, day old French fries, fried burritos, with or without a hot dog inside, day old fried catfish and the ever present deep fried 'popcorn shrimp,' and my favorite, ham, egg and cheese on a week old biscuit:p

Sam:coffeescreen:
 

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One of the best breakfasts I had was at a TA truck stop in Oklahoma. Biscuits and gravy were perfect, but I ate way too much and suffered from being overfull for hours. You have to know your limits.
 

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While traveling we always look for the Mom and Pop places. Since they're usually the only places we go, we've had both our best and worst experiences at them. Its all part of the adventure. Last summer we followed a large group of riders into a Ma & Pa place. They walked in like they owned the joint. They started moving around tables so they could sit together, blocking aisles, draping their jackets on empty tables and chairs, while cussing like sailors with small children in the restaurant. Not surprisingly, they left without moving anything back when they were told the grill had just broken so the kitchen was closed. After they stormed out, the waitress came to get our order. When we mentioned that we thought the kitchen was closed, she winked and said "it just opened again". That would never happen at a chain restaurant. :biggrin:
 

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Mmmm! Gas station food. There was a Texaco in Opelousas, Louisiana that had a kitchen. They made all sorts of hand eat food. Amazing. So says, they made their own boudin. It was delicious.

Allsup's fried burritos are a cult classic.
 

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Worst meal many years ago at a Country Kitchen in KC, had biscuits and gravy and the sausage in the gravy must have been bad... got food poisoning. :frown:

General rule of thumb for a good place to eat is where all the pickup trucks are parked. Haven't hit a bad one yet. ;)
 

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My worst was freeze dried scrambled eggs. Ate that camping in the middle of no where Yukon.

Hard to say what the best was....There have been many great meals while traveling.
 

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Ugh. Bad camping food. Astor brand instant coffee.

Now, if you like sweets, a lot, Starburst can be toasted like marshmallows. Cherry is the best.
 

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I think the worst was a pizza place somewhere between Rochester, MN and Anamosa, IA. A buddy and I were riding to J+P cycles and made a quick lunch stop in some little town along the way. I would say that it was a frozen pizza, but I haven't actually had even cheap frozen pizza that bad. The crust was like a shingle, the sauce bitter and the rest was just super salty.

I have a tie for the best.
The chicken quesadilla at El Dorado in Ashland, WI. Huge portions, great prices, and just a little bit of chaos in the restaurant.

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The jagerwurst and spatzel at Harbor Haus in Copper Harbor, MI. I love German food anyway, and this is among the best I've had.
 

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One of my favorite road trip meals was at a church picnic. I had completed the 48 states in 10 days ride and had been eating gas station, truck stop food for 10 days.
I stopped at a church to see if someone would sign my IBA witness form and I was invited to the church picnic. Mmmm homemade food!!

 

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Breakfast in northern Canada. Elk sausage, they were out of Reindeer sausage.
Later in the trip I had Reindeer Chili.

 

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Rode 1,000 miles to have lunch in Natchitoches, LA with a group of friends. This was a Brisket sandwich that was perfect!
 

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Awww man! Now you guys are putting up pics of delicious looking chow... I'm going to gain weight just following this thread! :smiley_drinkcoffee:



One of my favorite road trip meals was at a church picnic..... I stopped at a church to see if someone would sign my IBA witness form and I was invited to the church picnic. Mmmm homemade food!!
Pretty hard to beat a church pot-luck! :thumbsup:

From perusing your pics, Rollin, I'm beginning to think half of the reason for your riding adventures has been to find unusual and delicious menu offerings! ;)
 
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