Rest Easy at the Best Truck Stops in the East
Truck stops on the East Coast used to have a bad rep for being rough and dangerous. Sure, there were always some reliable truck stop owners who took care of drivers passing through; but for a while East Coast truck stops weren't a place to linger. Happily, times have changed and professional drivers can now rest easy when they need to make a pit stop while barreling down I-95 from Portland to Miami.
Here's our list of some of the best truck stops on the East Coast:
- Dysart's Truck Stop and Restaurant in Bangor, Maine is all the good things a truck stop should be. Home-cooked comfort food dominates the menu which hasn't changed much since Dysart's opened in 1967. This one is a true classic.
- Berky's Restaurant at Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Virginia is one of the oldest truck stops in the East and was featured on the Travel Channel's Truck Stop Paradise. Berky's gravy-smothered down-home country cooking still packs them in. Forget the cholesterol and savor Berky's country-fried steak. It's a taste of heaven.
- Porky's South of the Border in Dillon, South Carolina has become a destination truck stop. Free WiFi, 6 restaurants, amusement rides, and a great indoor heated pool make Porky's a stand out. Cut into a juicy steak at The Peddler Steak House or ladle on the hot sauce at The Sombrero Restaurant. Oh, you can get hitched there too and did we mention the gators?
- Florida 595 Truck Stop at the intersection of I-595, 441 and the Florida Turnpike in Davie, Florida sports a great Tiki bar where you can relax at the end of a long drive. Pet friendly, the newly remodeled truck stop now offers a medical and dental clinic, spa, game room and chrome shop.
Next time you're trucking down the East Coast, give these truck stops a try. Visit TruckerToTrucker.com for the best deals on all your truck equipment needs.