Fascinating Places to Eat

February 20, 2018

When you travel a lot, it can be boring to frequently eat at the same fast food places. On the flip side, you may not want to risk eating at a place with bad food or service. Having traveled most of the United States myself, here is a list of ten unusual places to eat, listed alphabetically by state (Alabama to Georgia). Keep an eye out for next week's post, where we'll have ten more (Hawaii to Maryland). Be sure to let us know if you try any!

 

Tuscumbia, Alabama

Rattlesnake Saloon

A wild west theme, it's "the watering hole under the rock." Menu includes chuckwagon nachos and giddyup sticks. Sometimes includes live music. It's only available on weekends, so plan accordingly. Since it really is under an outcropping of rock, you should also consider the weather and critters.

 

Halibut Cove, Alaska

The Salty

It's twelve miles out at sea, but everything on the menu is either grown by the restaurant or caught by local fisherman. It's only open during the summer (May to September). Reservations for people are required; leashed dogs are welcome at no extra cost.

 

Chandler, Arizona

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse

If you like cheese, you need to see this place. A cheesy western restaurant in a cheesy western town. Gold panning, stunt shows, and a mechanical bull named The Widowmaker. Could it be any cheesier?

 

Jacksonville, Arkansas

Chambers Drug Store

Straight out of 1956, Chambers still has the original soda fountain and offers milkshakes and floats. Bright red and chrome seats complete the look.

 

Santa Monica, California

Opaque

Ever wonder what it's like to be blind? Opaque is a restaurant in the dark. Your food is served by blind or vision-impaired waitstaff. It is 100% pitch black, so if you're scared of the dark, you might want to skip this one. Don't worry; if you need it, your server will lead you to the restroom, which is lit.

 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Airplane Restaurant

They literally took a Boeing KC-97 military airplane from 1953 and put a restaurant inside of it. The waitstaff dresses as flight attendants and pilots. Bonus: the cockpit remains intact, and you're allowed to climb in and press all of the buttons.

 

Madison, Connecticut

Dinners on the Farm

Fine dining on a beautiful, straight-out-of-a-picture farm. It changes location, so be sure to look it up in advance and book your reservation. The menu changes daily, depending on what ingredients on the farm are ready to pick. It's pricey - $125 on the weekday and $150 on the weekend, per person -- but a portion of it goes to various charities.

 

Saint Georges, Delaware

Saint Georges Country Store

From the outside, it looks like a rundown general store. Step inside and be surprised with a blast of New Orleans! Zydeco, blues, gator sausage, muffalatta, and more. Closed on Sundays.

 

Kissimmee, Florida

Manor Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater

Think of it as Medieval Times for wrestlers. Customers dine while listening to live music and watching wrestlers fight in the center. The restaurant prides itself on being family-friendly, allowing people of all ages to enjoy this unique dining experience.

 

Atlanta, Georgia

The Varsity

The largest drive-in in the world, able to fit roughly 600 cars. The food is brought to you, rather than going through a drive thru.

 

Where's your favorite place to eat? Should something have been on this list that wasn't? Let us know!
 

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