Road trips don't have to mean eating only at gas station convenience stores, though some are pretty amazing. America is full of noteworthy roadside restaurants, places that showcase some of the most memorable and unique regional cuisines the country has to offer. No promises that the menu items are all good for you, but here are 30 places — which have received plenty of online praise from travelers and locals alike — where your road-trip pit stop will be anything but ordinary.
Note: While many restaurants are closed to dine-in service due to the pandemic, many offer outdoor seating or takeout as an option. Be sure to call ahead to confirm before visiting.