Fascinating Places to Eat
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!
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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!