Eating out on the road is a definite when traveling. Especially when there are several hours between your stops. I have never considered myself a “foodie”, I am just too picky of an eater! But as we continue to travel, I make it a point to venture away from fast food places and try the local cuisine. Now, that does not mean I will not eat at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant if given the opportunity, just saying!!
Spectacular Tubers – Denham Springs, LA
Our trip this summer really included some awesome places to eat, so I felt you really needed to stop in if you are in the area. Our first find was in Denham Springs, Louisiana at an eatery near the KOA. It is in a strip mall and is called Spectacular Tubers. We had a long day driving and it was around 7:30pm and we did not want to have to wait for a table in one of the larger restaurants we had seen nearby. Some ladies were leaving Spectacular Tubers with to go plates and we asked them if it was any good. They gave rave reviews for it, and I really like stuffed baked potatoes, so we stopped and went inside.
The gentleman behind the counter was friendly and very helpful in answering our questions about the options. My husband and I got chopped pork potatoes and my son a turkey burger. The potatoes were HUGE!! Over a pound each and stuffed with meat, cheese and butter…it was heavenly!! I had leftovers for a snack later in the week. My son said the turkey burger was the best he had eaten, it tasted like it was right off the grill.
Taquito Taco – St. Petersburg, FL
In St. Petersburg, Florida, we found an unusual Mexican food restaurant called Taquito Taco. Another restaurant in a strip mall. The queso was delicious, but just a note here…it was not real spicy (I do not like spicy food), but the salsa was. We all tried different items and it was delicious! I even tried Hibiscus tea and was surprised how good it tasted. All of us agreed, it was a place we would visit again if in the area.
Southern Breeze – Kissimmee, FL
If you ever make it to Kissimmee, Florida, make sure you make it over to Old Towne. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is karaoke at Southern Breeze. Southern Breeze has the best gator bites, chicken tenders and burgers around and friendly people! There are a lot of different places to eat and shop. It is easy to walk around the area at your leisure enjoying all of the options available which includes rides and an occasional car show. Another restaurant in this area we were able to enjoy was Flippers. Great pizza, calzones and great service. You do not want to miss out on visiting this area!
Wicked Cantina – Bradenton, FL
When we traveled across Florida to Sarasota, we were told we had to drive out to Anna Maria Island to try the food at the Wicked Cantina. I am so glad we did! I had the ½ pound shrimp plate and the others with us tried the Mexican food. I promise you, we were stuffed when we finished, the food was delicious!!
Ace’s Restaurant – Milton, FL
All good things always seem to end and we headed back home. Thankfully, the good food did not stop on the trip back. Stopping for the night at the KOA in Milton, Florida we decided to stop at Ace’s Restaurant. They have a daily all you can eat special and the night we went it was shrimp and fish with 2 sides from the buffet. My husband got that. I went with the Philly cheesesteak, which was large and delicious!! We enjoyed the food so much, we went back the next morning for breakfast.
Fezzo’s Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar – Scott, LA
As our trip wound down, we had one more stop on the road and stayed in Scott, Louisiana at the KOA there. We decided to eat at Fezzo’s Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar. I ate grilled vegetables with fettuccine noodles in alfredo sauce, without the cauliflower and added chicken. I really enjoyed it! My husband had steak and he said it was great. (pic above)
The Coffee Depot – Louisiana
The next morning before leaving we decided to try The Coffee Depot. It is housed in an old train depot and the ambiance is awesome. We had breakfast sandwiches and of course had to have some beignets since they were on the menu. I have to say, the beignets were better than the ones I had tried in New Orleans. It was really hard not to order more. The restaurant was busy, but not hectic and everyone seemed to be visiting with each other. A nice small town place to eat.