I came across this great website and wanted to pass the link along. It's for this great website called "Roadfood.com" it's the official site (and online version?) for the book of the same name.
It's a nationwide directory and review of those great out-of-the-way restaurants such as those we talk about here.
Hope you enjoy it.
Yep, roadfood (both the book and site) is pretty cool. They are definitely geared towards the roadside hole in the wall joints, with a big emphasis on burgers and fries. There are some states with very little info, though. But most of what they cover are real gems.
roadfood.com is one of my favourite websites, particularly as I've always enjoyed the Sterns' Gourmet articles and their previous books (Eat your way across the USA, and one other whose name escapes me now). Their recommendations have never disappointed, and I enjoy their gentle good humor. They're particularly good for the NorthEast (esp. CT which is where they reside), and their MA and RI recommendations have led me to many a Chowish hole-in-the-wall. They let you post your comments too (and I have).
However, I have noticed that there are fewer listings on the website than in their book, e.g. for Maine, the book includes places like Chauncey Creek (lobster rolls were a disappointment, IMHO) and Five Islands (LOVE the place - great food and a smashing view!) which aren't on the website. Which is understandable, as they want you to buy the book.
Anyway, no one website is comprehensive, not even - dare I say it? - Chowhound. But that's the fun of being a Hound: researching varied sources in search of the best of the best.