7 Must-Visit Roadside Cafes For RV Travelers

Cookin’ From Scratch – Doolittle, MO

Cookin’ From Scratch offers mouthwatering and lip-smacking food, all cooked from scratch. They have an extensive menu that ranges from appetizers, fresh Angus burgers, sandwiches, country fried steaks and desserts. They also offer a children’s menu.

The restaurant is a neighborhood favorite in Doolittle, MO. They’ve been around more than 22 years and have won awards from the Best of Rural Missouri Awards and the Local Readers Choice Awards. Taste their signature pan fried chicken and you’re sure to come back for more.

Located at I-44 Exit 179 90 Truman Street
Doolittle/Newburg, MO
Phone: 573-762-3111  
Open Mon-Thu 10.30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 7am-3pm. Breakfast $2.99-$9.99, lunch and dinner $4.99-$13.99

Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery – Shipshewana, IN

Be sure to visit the Blue Gate Bakery after your meal. Here you will find fresh-baked goods like homemade bread, cookies & bars, pies and so much more. Order a slice of one of their famous pies or take the whole pie home!

When you visit the Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery, you will enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere, great home-style cooking, friendly service and all the baked goods your heart desires. While your table is being prepared, enjoy a peaceful moment on one of the many gliders that line our beautiful wrap-around porch. If there is a wait, feel free to shop around in any of the Riegsecker Family shops. The shops are all equipped with the same paging system, so you can hear your name paged when your table is ready, no matter where you are in the Marketplace.

195 N Van Buren St.
Shipshewana, IN 46565
260.768.4725 | 888.447.4725

Silver Pine Restaurant – Flagstaff, AZ

The Silver Pine Restaurant and Bar, a modern Flagstaff eatery embracing traditional roots.  Enjoy casual ambiance and a full menu of Little America Hotel favorites. Set in 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, Little America Flagstaff is a haven from the mundane. Inviting hospitality combined with the natural beauty and serenity of Northern Arizona will instill a passion to return to this distinctive resort.

2515 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004  
(928) 779-7900


Iowa 80 Kitchen – Walcott, IA

A place where people want to stop. On the eastern edge of Iowa, not far from the Mississippi River, adjacent to the small town of Walcott, you’ll find a place like no other in the world. The Iowa 80 Truckstop, now the World’s Largest Truckstop, established its home here in 1964 and is now in itself a home away from home to countless drivers and a destination for travelers as well. Some say Iowa 80 Truckstop is like a small city, others have likened it to a Trucker’s Disneyland, all can agree it is a place not to be missed.

755 W. Iowa 80 Rd.I-80, Exit 284
Walcott, IA 52773

Casa de Fruta Restaurant- Hollister, CA

Open 24 hours, Casa de Fruta offers a wide selection of old home favorites and regional specialty menu items,

including fruit and cream pies fresh from the bakery. Their breakfast menu is available anytime.  Whether its steak, burgers, or wine you’re sure to leave satisfied.

10021 Pacheco Pass Highway
Hollister, CA 95023

The Big Texan – Amarillo, TX

The Big Texan feeds almost half a million people each year from all over the world. It has been featured in countless TV shows, movies, magazines, and newspapers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Countless movies and sit-coms have featured or parodied the World Famous FREE 72-oz. steak dinner (if eaten in 1 hour).

7701 I-40 East

The Big Texan Steak Ranch has received many honors such as being named to MAXIM Magazine’s list of Top 10 Steak Houses in America! Our steaks are carefully aged for maximum flavor,and the aroma from the grill will have your mouth watering as soon as you enter our huge dining room.

Space Aliens Bar & Grill- Fargo, ND

1840 45th St Southwest
Fargo, ND
(701) 281-2033

The décor features a 30-foot-high domed ceiling that displays a view of outer space. A force field of alien sculptures in the dining room, bar and arcade, showcase a variety of extraterrestrial settings and distinct personalities, encouraging each earthling to relax and enjoy the moment. Earthly explorers can enjoy a menu ranging from Martian Munchies™ to Alien Burgers™. It’s more than enough food to fuel them up for their next flight.