10 classic all American road trip restaurants for the foodie in all of us

10 Most Essential American Road Trips

Nothing screams adventure like a good ol' classic American road trip! From coastline views, to scenic mountain roads -- there's nothing quite like taking a nice, long drive.

But what's better a good road trip? The answer's simple -- a good road trip and some good food, of course. You always hear people talking about how great it is to try food while visiting other states -- so, why not combine the relaxation of the open road with the intrigue of restaurants you've never been to before.

From savory barbecue in Alabama, to perfectly fresh seafood in DC -- here's our list of the top 10 American road trips for the foodie in all of us.

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1) El Charro Cafe
Tuscon, AZ.

Named "one of America's most legendary restaurants," El Charro is filled with traditional Northern Mexico-Sonoran style dishes and is basically a Mexican food lover's dream.

2) Louis' Lunch
New Haven, CT.

Famously known for being the restaurant that began "hamburger sandwiches" as we know them, if you're looking for an all American burger -- you can't go wrong with lunch at Louis'.

3) Deer Park Tavern
Newark, Delaware.

A colonial vibe, intriguing bar and the most appetizing hummus plater trio -- we wouldn't mind road tripping to this gem one bit. Not to mention trivia nights every Monday!

4) Occidental Grill & Seafood
Washington, DC.

Seafood lover's, listen closely! If you're version of a perfect dinner out is a posh space and all the beyond delicious seafood you can imagine, hit the road and make sure you end up at the Occidental Grill.

5) Gene & Jude's
River Grove, IL.

A serious River Grove hot spot -- Gene and Jude's is serving up Chicago-style hot dogs and hand cut fries galore!

6) Jack Fry's
Louisville, KY.

If you want a good cocktail, delicious fried oysters for lunch and even better key lime pie for dessert -- Jack Fry's is your spot.

7) The Drover Restaurant & Lounge
Omaha, NE.

With steaks marinated in whiskey then grilled to perfection, The Drover is a steak lover's heaven on earth.

8) The Golden Lamb
Lebanon, OH.

Known as one of Ohio's oldest operated businesses, this historic spot is nothing short of appealing -- with dishes ranging from slow roasted prime rib to chilled shrimp.

9) Franks Diner
Kenosha, WI.

This charming diner may be cash only, but trust us when we say it's worth it! Featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," Frank's has breakfast, burgers and basically everything GOOD.

10) Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que
Decatur, AL.

Great barbecue and many more delicious down-home eats -- who could possibly find a flaw with Big Bob's?!

Need more delicious eats? We've got plenty! Check out the slideshow below:
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