Have you ever eaten at a restaurant or eatery of any type and said to yourself and/or friends, “that was good, I’d eat there again.”? One of the pleasures that we have in America is the joy of eating a variety of foods. We have the choice of thousands of restaurants, with an endless array of choices. Many of these restaurants are run by independent owners (Mom & Pop’s) making their living trying to please you and me. When my wife and I travel, we look for the Mom & Pop restaurants. We enjoy giving them our business and seeing new dishes or even some old familiar dishes done well.
I have written this page to share some of my good experiences: places I’ve been at, eaten at, and will be back! As a former restaurant owner, I know
what it’s like to work long hours, creating menus to please my customers and enjoying the satisfaction of a job well done. You will find their addresses listed by states, meal time I have eaten, and a note or two. Next time you travel, take the time to look them up, enjoy something different. Good people doing a great job!!
One last quick note: Remember, everyone has a bad day every once and a while, and so do restaurants. That said, I will not make any negative comments about any restaurant, deserved or not. If I visit a restaurant and have a bad experience or poor service, I’ll give them a second chance if it’s possible to return. My dissatisfaction will be to not list them. Hope to see you at a local Mom & Pops!
Calico County Restaurant 2401 South 56th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas www.calicocounty.net When you walk into this place, you just say “WOW!” Home cooking done will, very friendly atmosphere. For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Catering, Calico County is your choice for Traditional American Food served in an atmosphere full of American [...]
1405 North 7th Street, West Monroe, Louisiana Visited them on Facebook at "Burger Grind" Putting a creative twist on the classic hamburger! Open for lunch and supper 10:30am to 9:00pm They offer many house creations listed for you , sch as the "Missing Link", Blue Bomber", Breakfast Burger", A-1 Burger", [...]
1110 North 5th Street, Leesville , La 71446 “Home cooking done well” Opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The building was long and somewhat narrow, looked like it cook have been a hardware feed store before becoming a restaurant. Asked the waitress what was this place before? She said that [...]
310 North Main Street, Amory, MS 38821 Been in business since 1929 Serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Hours: 6:30am – 5:30pm Known for their freshly grilled hamburger, French fries and Onion rings. We stopped for breakfast, they have “chocolate gravy” that you can get served over biscuits. Now when I [...]
Hwy 16 East, Carthage, MS 601-267-9133 Local Family restaurant featuring an assortment of freshly breaded chicken nuggets. Don’t let the name fool you, they have a whole lot more that chicken nuggets. A daily fresh salad bar is a favorite of many of the local. They are known for their [...]
Website ostaq.com Check the out on facebook: Olvera Street Taqueria 212 W North St Kinston, NC 28501 TEL: (252)686-5040 Hours: Tues - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm If you have ever heard of Tex-Mex a blend of Mexican-American foods that started in the mid 90"s you will love this [...]
reenville NC is know for having some great BBQ restaurants, and "Moore's BBQ" can be listed with the best. Two BBQ restaurant families joined together to create this restaurant. With over 100 years experience between these families, that brought their best to the drawing board.
324 Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (828) 898-4040 bannerelkcafe.com Facebook: Banner Elk Cafe Hours: Sun - Thurs: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fri - Sat: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm They are a cafe, bakery, smoothie bar, espresso bar, and are 2 restaurant combined with outside patios. You [...]
110 Reservoir Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 828-678-3474 "Affordable Family Dining" A small seafood restaurant (about 30 + seats) serving fresh seafood for the locals in Burnsville NC. They offer flounder, perch, catfish, whitefish, deviled crab, jumbo and small shrimp and oysters. Most of the seafood is lightly breaded and fried. [...]
4235 Hwy 105 South, Banner Elk, NC 28604 website: thepedalinpig.com like them on Facebook: The pedelin' Pig 828-898-7500 We ate here on our fall "leaf looking" trip. Let me just say "WHAT A FIND". This place knows how to cook pork BBQ and all the sides to go with it. [...]
We were told about this restaurant in early 2014. The first time we walked in you felt welcome by their friendly staff. The restaurant very clean and has a great atmosphere. Of course you want to know about the food, well its as great as the cleanliness and atmosphere.
As the name says: pizza & pasta done right! Specializing in pizza--regular, thin, traditional, hand tossed and Chicago deep dish. The pasta dishes are the traditional lasagna, baked ziti, manicotti, jumbo shells, tortellini and spaghetti, DONE WELL!
We shared a 16 inch pizza and a large steak sub. My daughter said it was the best she has ever had. Prices were great, service was great and as I said earlier pizza was great. Talked with the owner, he said they has owned it for 18 years. The store is an old store front, very clean and well keep.
Locate inside the National Cowboy & Western Museum, Oklahoma City, Ok If you are visiting the museum, this is a must stop. great for and good prices, all sandwiches made fresh to order. The Museum Grill features the freshest ingredients including wraps, BBQ brisket, loaded potatoes, hamburgers, signature salads [...]
This a mega operation, must set 300 plus, but don't let the size fool ya! They make most of their meals from scratch, fresh baked goods.Established in 1973 with the goal of serving the local community with good home cooked meals. They have been doing that and have become a large operation with that small mom and pop atmosphere.
514 N Willow Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501 931-520-1111 All American restaurant with a touch of Greek! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a variety of sandwiches, entrees, salads, daily soups and homemade soups. They have just opened the Bravo Express at 612 East Spring Street, Cookeville, Tennessee This restaurant [...]
500 Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, TN 432-957-1202 Open Tues - Sat 8AM - 8PM email@example.com like the on Facebook: Smoky Mountain Bakers They are in a rustic building on the side of a hill. Limited inside dining , with tables on the deck for outside dining. They offer breakfast with [...]
128 North Main Street, West, Texas 76691 Facebook: West Station Road House Specializing in char-broiled steaks, chicken steaks, fresh pit cooked BBQ. They have a very popular burger menu, along with their stuffed potatoes entrees. The store has that retro western feel, with the wooded tables and booths, and a [...]
If you are looking for casual dining restaurant serving old fashion quality Italian food, this the place for you. There menu offers appetizers, salads, strombolis, calzones, sandwiches, subs, pasta and entrees. If you want pizza, they have two choices of crust, a thin crust and Sicilian square.