Truckers Looking for Thanksgiving Meals

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by angeleyesinfl, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. simplyred1962

    simplyred1962 Betty Boop, One Bodacious Babe!!!

    The now "flying-pee-den's" (as I like to call them) , haven't given free ANYTHING, to drivers for a long time. (except, of course, that "free" cup of coffee, only IF you bought 50 gallons or more of fuel..:biggrin_2556:)

    Back to the OP, though...
    Most any truck stop that has a sit-down restaurant will be offering SOME kind of turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Just, please, don't expect it to be ANYTHING like what you would get at home....AND, it will be fairly expensive..:biggrin_25521:

    Judi Kay
  2. TrailerTruckin

    TrailerTruckin Light Load Member

    Nov 24, 2009
    Somewhere in lower 48
    Go to a Petro if you're near one they lay out a pretty nice spread on the Buffet on Thanksgiving. If i remember right it was 14-15 bucks but was a decent spread and got a nice slice of pie after eating dinner.
  3. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    That was last years TDay's meal. I haven't had a holiday off in about 2 1/2 years. I did get home Christmas afternoon last year.

    I'm enjoying this holiday at home with family for a change. I'll be thinking about the rest of you out there. Holiday weekend freight doesn't get delivered without the hard work of dedicated truckers making sacrifices.
  4. Texas-Nana

    Texas-Nana Princess Drives-a-Lot

    Apr 23, 2008
    Nana's empty nest
    I'm going to fix our own little Thanksgiving meal here on the truck if we don't get to the house. I have it all planned.

    Of course that plan can be instantly changed if I see a place open.
    simplyred1962 Thanks this.
  5. sazook

    sazook Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Springfield, MO
    I'm actually going to be home for Thanksgiving for the first time since I started driving, kinda, I have to go home and drive my Jeep 7 hours to Pittsburgh. However, the best Thanksgiving meal I've had on the road was at the Petro in El Paso, TX. Be warned though, most places get crowded to the gills on Thanksgiving.
  6. LindaLou

    LindaLou Light Load Member

    Jul 23, 2006
    Flying J Thanksgiving buffet is kinda nasty, and expensive ($12.95). Turkey roll, lukewarm taters, stuffing and cranberry sauce. And that was at 11 am! I just wanted to have a traditional meal on the day and was sorry afterwards. PooP! Be advised that was at Ashtabula OH, not necessarily representative of other properties.
  7. angeleyesinfl

    angeleyesinfl Bobtail Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    fleming island, fl
    We will pay nothing is free. I remember when I was younger a Veterans group would set up a trailer at a rest area and for a quarter u got a cup of coffee or a hot dog. But I don't think anyone thinks about people who are driving the big rigs anymore. Thanks for all of the feedbacks everyone left.
  8. CommDriver

    CommDriver Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    I was able to make it to parents' house this year, well a day late, but good food all the same.

  9. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    I stopped at a TA the buffet was $11.99! WTF and they ran out of turkey at 3:30pm lol but that didnt lower the price any.....So I saved some money and got a Turkey Bacon Melt lol It was pretty good too.

    American Trucker
  10. shantyshaker12

    shantyshaker12 Light Load Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    I don't know about everybody else, but to me family is more important than some d@m& load. I've yet to miss a holiday with my family in 16 years of trucking! Now birthdays and my anniversary those get missed sometimes. If you have a family and can get home, you should, you can never get back the special times you miss.
    HFC Thanks this.
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