Okay y’all, I need your help. We’re hitting the road this fall and driving from Georgia to New Mexico/Arizona, and I need to know where we should stop to eat on our road trip along the way.
Our schedule will be fairly tight, so there won’t be much time to see the sites this time, but there will be time for lunch and dinner stops (and unless it’s the best breakfast place EVER, the most important meal of the day will most likely start at the hotel or Micky D’s so we can hit the road). Eight states, 66 hours of driving, more than 4,000 miles, a toddler, and a baby. This should be fun!
We like local, good regional food, or restaurants with a fun atmosphere. We’ll have the kiddos with us, so they need to be family friendly, too. And as much as we love Mexican food, I’m about to spend two months in my hometown, so we’d like to skip that cuisine along the way. I’ll give you bonus points if you can find us great places near the interstate.
Here’s where we’re definitely stopping/spending the night on our road trip:
(So anything around the area is game. If you know a place well, pretty please tell me your all-time favorite spots. Like, the places you’d take your family or best friend to when they visit.)
Where Should We Eat on Our Road Trip Along I-40:
– Birmingham, Alabama
– Memphis, Tennessee
– Little Rock, Arkansas
– Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
– Amarillo, Texas
Where Should We Eat on our Road Trip in Arizona:
– Yuma, Arizona
– Phoenix, Arizona
– Flagstaff, Arizona (possibly)8
Where Should We Eat on Our Road Trip Along I-10:
– San Antonio, Texas (we’re not staying near the River Walk—we’ll be closer to the airport, just fyi!)
– Houston, Texas
– Gulfport, Mississippi
– Montgomery, Alabama
If you know of an amazing, fantastic place to eat in one of these cities, please tell me about them. Thanks!