Road Trip Philly to Seattle
One of my friends is going on a road trip from Philly to Seattle the first week in November.
I was hoping that you could point me to good inexpensive food along I-76 from Philadelphia through Pittsburgh to Youngstown.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for any help.
In New Stanton is La Tavola, 400 S. Center Ave. Definitely worth getting off the turnpike to eat there. There are a couple of other restaurants in New Stanton that are pretty good, too. Sorry I don't remember their names. There are also a couple of places in Bedford, too, that we like -- Jean Bonnet Tavern and the Arena (at the Quality Inn). Just past Pittsburgh in Cranberry on Rt. 19 North is Hartner's.
On Rt. 80, the "e" is Emlenton -- home of the only truck stop worth stopping at. Near Emlenton is Knox, home of the Wolf's Den. It is one of our favorites along I-80. Eat in the bar next to the fireplace and enjoy a good sandwich at lunch.
i have never found anything past the chain rest stops along i-76.
having done this drive toooo many times, i would choose the northern route, i-80, in a heartbeat... it's about equidistant, no tolls, and i've had three memorable stops: one at a truck stop (town / exit name may have started with an "e," i remember a green or maybe yellow painted place with a gas station out front and the truck stop around back - someone help me out here!!) for some excellent country breakfast, one at a free coffee place at a rest stop along the way, and one at a weirdo gas station in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of quirky souveniers.
plus i think i-80 is much more scenic... more desolate, higher mountains.