driving nyc to pittsburgh
I am going to operate under the assumption that you are taking I-78 to I-81 to the PA Turnpike at Harrisburg. We haven't made this trip in a few years but we used to stop at the New Stanton exit not far from Pittsburgh and eat at La Tavola. Another thing we did once was stop in Shartlesville on I-78, visit Roadside America (a large model train layout with a $5 admission charge, though it might have increased by now) and had lunch as the family-style PA Dutch meal at Haag's Hotel. This might not qualify as great food but it was a fun stop and the food was pretty good. There are plenty of threads on Harrisburg on CH. Hope this helps as there hasn't been much response from those who have made the trip more recently.
3 N Main St, Shavertown, PA 18708
400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064