this is for the old timer's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by aztrucker11, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Ah , yes . Pharo's - The Mini-Skirt . I remember it well . It had another name recently but now has closed .
     
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  3. str8rida

    str8rida Light Load Member

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    Pollard Flats, CA on the 5 just north of Lakehead, CA. Small old diner with parkign for maybe 30 trucks. Great food and awesome people. Always made it a point to stop there. Happened to lay over there the night before Thanksgiving 5 or 6 years ago, when I was grabbing breakfast the waitress asked if I was staying for dinner. They had 16 turkeys and all the fixings for free to all the drivers and anyone who happened to be through there. If any of you are through there, stop on in.
     
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  4. old-school

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    nobles at the 144 mm on I75 in ky is closed i think that they they still have food but no fuel or shop. and crazy ed's on I75 in tenn is now tron down and they put in a hess tp.
     
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    nobles at the 144 mm on I75 in ky is closed i think that they they still have food but no fuel or shop. and crazy ed's on I75 in tenn is now torn down and they put in a hess tp.
     
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  6. volvodriver01

    volvodriver01 Road Train Member

    I have heard the old Travel Plaza at exit 34 off I-74 in Crawfordsville, In used to be a good one years ago. There is a little spot on the south side of Route 10 in between US41 and Illinios. Also Green Acres on US63 south of Cayuga, In, Good eating at all three of these spots. There was another mom and pop think called Grandma's Kitchen I-65 thinkin Remington, In. Now closed down.
     
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  7. Eaton18

    Eaton18 Road Train Member

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    Here's one I remember, not being a truck driver in the '60s and 70's. It was called Transport Inn and Cafe. It was located along US-50 on the west side of Emporia, KS. I think it closed around '78. The restaurant was a Quonset shaped building. My friend and I would go in there in the early mornings before setting out to duck hunt. Made great pancakes, and biscuits & gravy..
     
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  8. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    Babes truckstop Blue Island, Il. It was located on 127th st. between I 57 to the east and I 294 to the west, Been gone for years
     
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  9. kubotaorange76

    kubotaorange76 Light Load Member

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    how about Sparky's off hwy 501 about an hour outside myrtle beach, sc

    No fuel stop for trucks but tons of room to park and food cooked to order, great burgers! i always stop for the big burger meal....i think it is around 7$ for a huge burger fries and drink

    fresh cooked hot dogs, BBQ, ice cream, fudge as well as hundreds of "junk" snacks

    and typical roadside shopping plus alot of souvenirs and clothing

    2416 S Highway 501
    Marion, SC 29571
     
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  10. G/MAN

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    I just found out today that the old National Truck Stop in Texas on I-20 closed around July of this year. I think that it was exit 599. Apparently, they didn't pay their taxes and they were sold to a bank. All for $74,000 in taxes. At one time they had pretty good food. There is a fuel stop, of sorts, next door with a Laundromat and Sonic. They do have diesel, but no showers.
     
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  11. blackw900

    blackw900 The Grandfather of Flatbed

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    That was a great old stop in its day...
     
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