Seasoned road trippers know that the best food often isn’t found at Michelin star restaurants or prepared by world-renowned chefs. Sometimes, the most enjoyable dining experiences take place just after 2:00 AM in your car when you’ve been driving for nine straight hours and stopped at a little burrito joint attached to a gas station.
The best of these hole-in-the-wall eateries can leave an enduring impression on travelers because the food is hearty, affordable, and prepared by people who know what they’re doing. Once you’ve tasted Guthrie’s famous gas station fried chicken in Alabama, or pork chops from the Woah Nellie Deli at a Texas Mobile station, you’ll think twice about ever paying for those “fine dining” portions again. For some truly eye-opening, and mouth-watering, dining experiences, you need to try these delicious gas station meals from across the country.