What's a road trip without sampling some local fare? Here's a list of some of our favorite food finds we have experienced while traveling.

Bonanza Bar & Grill | 280 3rd Ave. | Skagway, AK
While on our Alaska cruise we made a stop in Skagway, AK, and spent the day sight seeing. Hungry for lunch (that was not on the cruise ship) we stopped in the Bonanza Bar & Grill for a delicious burger and fries. Although this place was incredibly busy with cruisers they wait staff and bartender was friendly.

Red Dog Saloon | 278 S. Franklin St. | Juneau, AK
The Red Dog Saloon in Juneau, Alaska, has been around since the heyday of Juneau's mining era. Because several cruise ships were at port in Juneau this historical saloon was crowded! Fortunately, we found two empty barstools and bellied up to the bar for a cold beer and some chips & queso. We enjoyed crowd watching and listening to the "ragtime" piano player. Watch out for the saw dust covered floor as it can be a bit slippery.

Maggie's Kitchen | 705 Main St. | Ouray, CO
While riding the Harley on the Million Dollar Highway of Colorado we developed an appetite and needed to satisfy it with a Colorado green chili cheeseburger. We found the most delicious, and reasonably priced burger at Maggie's Kitchen. The small restaurant was crowded with a tour bus but it didn't affect the level of service.

Pikes Peak Summit House
Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, is one of Colorado’s many 14ers, but the only one with a bustling visitor’s center that serves scientifically crafted, fresh donuts! The visitor’s center, called Pikes Peak Summit House, has always used a special recipe to fry donuts at 14,115-feet, where the air is thinner, and water has a lower boiling point. To get the delicious fried treats and experience breathtaking views, visitors can hike, bike, or drive up the mountain.

Sagebrush BBQ & Grill | 1101 Grand Ave. | Grand Lake, CO
Good BBQ, good folks and a good mountain time is what you'll find at the Sage Brush BBQ & Grill. We stumbled into this quaint restaurant after a hard day of hiking the Rocky Mountains and enjoyed a delicious order of chili-cheese fries (served Christmas style) and a few cold beers. It was just what we needed to refresh our body and spirits!

Savelli's | 301 Manitou Ave. | Manitou Springs, CO
We stumbled into this little mom and pop pizza joint cold and tired from touring Manitou Springs, Colorado, and were pleasantly surprised by the delicious pizza and friendly staff. The sweet waitress made a mistake on our order so she had the cooks make us a second pizza on the house and only charged us half price for the first one. We had pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next few days! We highly recommend stopping here when visiting the area.

Ska Brewery | 225 Girard St. | Durango, CO
The first time we traveled to Durango, Colorado, we fell in love with Ska Brewery's Mexican Logger so when we returned for the second time we decided that visiting the brewery was a must on our "to do" list.  The best thing about this return trip was that we had our little dog with us and Ska Brewery had a pet friendly patio.  So, on a beautiful day in Durango we enjoyed a refreshing beer, their True Blonde spinach artichoke dip and Top Shelf margherita flat bread.

5 Star Burgers |1032 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur | Taos, NM
Located in the middle of Taos, New Mexico, you'll find this delicious dining spot that serves delicious fare that is organic and locally resourced. We enjoyed their

Enchanted Circle Brewing | 20 Sage Ln. | Angel Fire, NM
Established in 2015, this small production brewery is quickly growing and distributing beers to restaurants, bars, and other breweries throughout New Mexico. While visiting Angel Fire, New Mexico, we stopped by their tasting room to sample some of their beverages and enjoy a bite of their small plate snacks.

Los Ojos Restaurant & Saloon | 17596 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025 | Jemez Springs, NM
Traveling on our Harley we stopped at Jemez Springs, NM, to view the hot springs and find a cool place for lunch and a beer. We arrived at Los Ojos Restaurant & Saloon and, although it looked a little rustic from the outside the inside was just what we were looking for! The bartender, whom we heard a patron refer to as "Mama" was friendly and welcoming. She gave us a little history lesson of the area and recommended the green chili cheese fries which were delicious!

Rancho De Chimayo | 300 Juan Medina Rd | Chimayo, NM
In 1965, Mr. & Mrs. J (Jaramillo) began Rancho de Chimayó in the restored ancestral family home using recipes perfected over generations. Located about 40 miles north of Sante Fe, the restaurant, is a little bit of a drive but so worth the experience! When you visit during good weather don't forget to ask for a patio seat.

Sundance | 401 E. High St. | Red River, NM
Our family has been visiting The Sundance Mexican Restaurant in Red River, New Mexico, for as long as we can remember. The low ceilings and intimate spaces give this restaurant its authentic charm. Served after each meal are their famous home-made sopapillas with honey and butter.

Texas Reds | 400 E. Main St. | Red River, NM
Family owned and operated, Texas Reds sits in the heart of Red River, New Mexico, has been serving mouth-watering steaks for the past 35 years! When visiting the area our family and friends always meet here for a delicious steak with all the fixings.

Hash House A Go Go | 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S | Las Vegas, NV
Hash House A Go Go is a local chain that is famous for their "twisted" farm food. While in Vegas we made our way over the the Linq for a hearty and delicious breakfast of sage fried chicken & waffles and lemon curd pancakes! The portions are ridiculous so bring a friend to share or at least your big boy pants!

Haywood Smokehouse | 403 Haywood Rd. | Dillsboro, NC
We absolutely love out of the way, long smoked, BBQ, which we found at the amazing Haywood Smokehouse while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains! At this location we dined on smoked brisket, macaroni & cheese, and their famous burned end beans!

Apizza Scholls | 4741 SE Hawthorne St. | Portland, OR
Apizza Scholls, is an authentic pizza shop opened by Bryan Spangler in 2005, and serving up some delicious za in Portland's Sunnyside neighborhood. While visiting we had an amazing pizza of black olives and Italian sausage. Apizza Scholls only serves one size of pizza so bring your appetite and a friend to share!

Bridgeside | 745 NW. Wa Na Pa St. | Cascade Locks, OR
Bridgeside is located right next to the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks, Oregon and retains the historic character and memorabilia for which the Char Burger in Cascade Locks was well known. Bridgeside is the perfect traveler's restaurant for visitors of the Pacific Crest Trail, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Multnomah Falls and other Columbia Gorge waterfalls and attractions. We also enjoy serving long-time locals, and folks just passing by. We have enjoyed breakfast at this restaurant a couple of times and have never been disappointed.

Thunder Island Brewing Company | 601 Wa Na Pa St. | Cascade Locks, OR
Thunder Island Brewing Company overlooks the beautiful Columbia River in Cascade Locks, Oregon. Try one of their crafted beers or char grilled cheese burger. They also offer a variety of healthier options. Don't forget to be a trail angel and leave a beer token for the through hikers hiking the Pacific Coast Trail and popping into Cascade Locks to see some civilization.

Taprocks Northwest Grill | 971 SE 6th St. | Grant's Pass, OR
Traveling certainly does make you hungry so when we arrived in Grant's Pass, Oregon, we decided to pick the first restaurant that looked amazing and give it a try. We were not disappointed when we arrived at Taprocks Northwest Grill. This beautiful restaurant overlooks the Rogue River and offers amazing patio dining.

Tillamook Creamery | 4165 N. Highway 101 | Tillamook, OR
This cheese-lover's mecca is located in the quaint little town of Tillamook, Oregon right on Highway 101. There creamery offers a market with free samples, history on the art of cheese making, and a restaurant featuring, what else, their delicious fare! If you do not visit and enjoy a full fat delicious scoop of Tillamook's Marion Berry Pie ice cream you'll be disappointed and we'll be disappointed with you!


Auntie Skinner's Riverboat Club and Restaurant | 107 W. Austin St. | Jefferson, TX
If you believe in ghosts or really good burgers Auntie Skinner's Riverboat Club and Restaurant is the place for you! Housed in an old cotton warehouse built way back in 1866, and like most structures in Jefferson, Texas, the staff at Skinner's claims to have a ghost that they refer to as George. Besides the possibility of scaring up some ghosts you may also scare up a really good pub(dive) burger! Stop in during the day and you may sit next to a family enjoying an antiquing trip to Jefferson or a motorcycle enthusiast that stopped in for a cold one after a hot east Texas ride.

The Auslander | 323 E. Main St. | Fredericksburg, TX
The Ausländer Restaurant and Biergarten has been one of Fredericksburg’s most popular eating establishments for over twenty years. Located in the heart of historic Fredericksburg, The Ausländer offers the finest in authentic German cuisine, specializing in dishes from the state of Bavaria, which lies in the south-eastern region of Germany.

Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ | 604 West Young St. | Llano, TX
Located in the Texas Hill Country, the BBQ capital of the world, Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is honored to be the best of the best in the barbecue business and home of the original World Famous "Big Chop. It may almost be a sin not to stop at Cooper's when traveling through Llano, Texas! You make your BBQ selections outside the restaurant at their old time pits. You then move inside to find delicious sides and all you can eat red beans. You can't go wrong with our favorites: lean sliced brisket, sausage and Cooper's jalapeno mac and cheese!

Fred's Texas Cafe | 915 Currie St. | Fort Worth, TX
In between wagon gigs and hunting excursions (where Terry packs in his kitchen and morphs into "Camp Cook"), he can be found at the famous burger joint "Fred's Café," in the Arts District of West Fort Worth, knocking back beers with the Merry Souls and Colorful Characters that frequent Fred's, frolicking on the patio with his sassy daughter Adeline, and bumping to the local live music with his lovely wife Jennifer. (TK & G-man's fav: Fred's burger with cheese and cold-ass beer!)

Joseph's Riverport BBQ | 201 N. Polk St. | Jefferson, TX
If you're craving BBQ on a hot July night you'll find it at Joseph's Riverport BBQ. This isn't your usual east Texas BBQ shack as it sits directly in the middle of Jefferson, Texas, and has been featured in Texas Monthly as one of the 50 best BBQ joints in Texas. Portions are large and prices are reasonable. The only downfall may be the lack of seating but that can be remedied - just ask nicely and someone will scoot over and share their table with you. If you're appetite is big and you're feeling adventurous order up the Swamp Fries. They come complete with smoked brisket, cheese, jalapenos and chopped onions.

Padre Island Burger Company | 11878 TX-361 | Corpus Christi, TX
This gnarly burger joint is the vision of CIA graduate Chef Jason Johnson. After a long day of sun and fun on the beaches of South Padre it is nice to stop in for a cold beer and a delicious "chronic" burger and sweet potato fries. Dude!

Pizza Planet | 2400 Paramount Blvd. | Amarillo, TX
Pizza Planet Pizza Planet is an Amarillo, Texas, institution since 1974. The serve up delicious pizza pies LOADED with so many toppings it takes two hands to hold a slice! (TK & G-man's fav: 1/2 Canadian back, 1/2 black olive)

The Plaza Restaurant | 2101 S. Soncy Rd. | Amarillo, TX
The family-owned Plaza Mexican Restaurant in Amarillo, Texas, has been serving great Mexican food since....wait....I can't tell you that or it will give away my age! Trust these Foodies when we tell you there's nothing better than a plate of enchiladas served hot and delicious from the kitchen of the Plaza Mexican Restaurant!

Texas Chili Parlor | 1409 Lavaca St. | Austin, TX
TCP is many things to many people but to all of Austin, TCP has
become a landmark, a not-to-be-missed bit of local color. A visit to TCP will do your spirit good! (TK & G-man fav: chili and the enchiladas!) The Texas Chili Parlor has been an Austin institution since 1976!

Doughbird | 125 N. Main St. | Moab, UT
We came to Doughbirds in Moab, UT, based on another YouTuber's recommendation to try their cronut donuts and fried chicken.  We didn't make it for lunch but we did stop in for breakfast and we fell in love!  Cronuts are a delicious cross between a donut and a croissant.  We chose two, of course, a salted caramel, and samoas that tasted just like the Girl Scout cookie!  


San Juan Island Brewing Co. | 410 A St. | Friday Harbor, WA
This brewery's remote location makes it a genuinely unique location for their craft beers and menu. After touring Friday Harbor via coop scoop we made our way to this brewery for a delicious beer and snack before taking the ferry back to Anacortes, Washington.

Sea J's Cafe| 2501 Washington St | Port Townsend, WA
If you're looking for the best fish and chips in Port Townsend, Washington, then look no further than Sea J's Cafe located along the Port Townsend Bay. You'll have to ignore the ambiance and you might have to wait for a table (family style at that) but you'll be pleasantly surprised by the delicious "cod" fish and chips. We heard their shakes are amazing as well.

Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom | 8032 Falls Ave SE, | Snoqualmie, WA
At the Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom they brew seven outstanding beers plus a rotating selection of seasonal beers that have signature Pacific Northwest flavors. We stopped in after visiting the Snoqualmie Falls for a brew and snack.


Garrick's Head Pub | 1140 Government St. | Victoria, BC, Canada
During our Alaskan cruise we made our way back to Seattle via Victoria BC where we had a little bit of free time to roam this amazingly beautiful city. Touring made us very hungry and thirsty so we wandered into Bastion Square and into the Garrick's Head Pub hoping to try some local poutine and sip on a delicious pint. We were so thankful that our wandering led us to this amazing pub and that our first taste of poutine was equally amazing!


Ballard, Washington

Caddo Lake State Park, Texas

Twilight Eagle Santuary, Oregon