No matter if you’re a hometown patron or a tourist looking for a bite to eat, finding a restaurant that caters to your taste buds as well as to your desire for culinary adventures is a rare and welcome treat.
It’s easy to settle for a large restaurant chain that serves the same foods country-wide, but if you’re looking for something unique and covert, this list will give you a few great restaurant ideas depending on your location.
Black Tap Burgers & Beer—New York, New York
Should you find yourself in the New York area, your first restaurant destination must definitely be Black Tap Burgers & Beer in New York. Advertised as a craft burger & beer restaurant, it holds more wondrous food adventures that simply burgers and beer.
Black Tap’s claim to fame is its crazy milkshakes. Loaded with not only candy, cakes, and toppings, the milkshake glass itself is usually drizzled in sugary goodness and popping with colors. One taste of these milkshakes and the whole family will be transported into a sugar-loaded paradise.
Pickleman’s Gourmet Café—Kirkwood, Missouri
For a friendly, colorful dining atmosphere, look no further than Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Kirkwood, Missouri. While their specialty is gourmet pizza using artisan recipes with high-quality ingredients, they also offer a healthy assortment of salads and soups.
If you’re looking for a meal that’s heartier than a salad but healthier than a pizza, try one of their hand-crafted sub sandwiches. Should you find your mouth watering for an item from Pickleman’s extensive menu but can’t leave your house, they’ll bring your food to you with their professional delivery service.
Jackflaps Luncheonette—Cleveland, Ohio
Gracing the lakeside city of Cleveland, Ohio is a quaint-yet-modern self-seating café combination luncheonette called Jackflaps. It contains the perfect family atmosphere for a long-time resident of Cleveland or for a visiting family longing to get a taste of Ohio dining.
Jackflaps caters to not only those who desire gourmet food but also to those who are health conscious. Their menu offers a variety of foods ranging from pancakes and waffles to burritos. Regardless of what you decide to order, everything will be labeled as delicious.
Your Pie – Atlanta, Georgia
Traveling is a fun and exciting way to bring a family together. One of the most memorable aspects of traveling is the delicious meals shared with one another. Even if you don’t visit these restaurants, be sure to visit as many under-the-radar diners and restaurants along the way to enrich your traveling experience and enjoy one another as a family.