Top 10 Truck Stops In America



#10 Hamer, S.C.

South of the Border (Porky’s Truck Stop)

n 1949, Mr. Alan Schafer built a simple 18 x 36 foot beer stand known as South of the Border Beer Depot. As it adjoined the North Carolina counties, which were dry of alcoholic beverages, business boomed. A few years later a 10-seat grill was added and the business was re-named South of the Border Drive-In. This roadside attraction, advertised on billboards 100 miles away, is hardly a secret, but it doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit. Amid the mini-golf, wedding chapel, reptile lagoon, golf course and jogging trail, there’s also a truck stop. You can take it all in from the 200-foot-tall Sombrero Observation Tower. De Vos calls it “one of the largest collections of kitsch in the U.S.



#9  Primm, Nev.

Whiskey Pete’s

You’ll have trouble finding trucks amid the hotels, monorail, outlet mall and roller coaster at this complex in the middle of the Mojave Desert at the Nevada-California line. Most folks come here to gamble at the adjacent casinos, but there’s also an active truck stop with a business center and 24-hour restaurant.



#8 Seville, Ohio

Lodi Travel Center

The national chain TravelCenters of America has several hundred truck stops across the country and uses this location as a training center. “This is the place where you can expect and do get the best service,”

Truck Parking: 237
Truck Service Bays: 6
Showers: 10


#7 Morris, Ill.

Morris Travel Center

Come here to eat at R Place. “It’s one of the best truck stop restaurants,”  Open 24 hours a day, it’s known for its bakery, homemade pastries, and the 4-pound Ethel Burger. The trucker side of the dining room has bicycles hanging from the ceiling, and the side for RVers and car customers sports a baseball memorabilia theme. R-Place Restaurant opened in 1967 as the Chuck Wagon, with 100 seats. Coffee was 10 cents a cup and everyone ate hamburgers and fried chicken. Over the years it evolved into a destination restaurant for the travelers, truck drivers and the local community. This is one of my favorite places to eat when I’m on the road.


#6 Stony Creek, Va.

Davis Travel Center

In an industry now dominated by chains, this is a rare family-owned company (with three Virginia locations), now in its third generation. Truckers  will find all the expected travel necessities, plus free Wi-Fi, computer workstations and a starbucks coffee. This truck stop is very clean all the time.

Davis Travel Centers are proud to welcome, and are dedicated to serving drivers. We offer the respect and service you deserve. Stop in and you will see driver satisfaction is our number one priority.


#5 Carl’s Corner, Texas

Willie’s Place

Not many truck stops can claim a celebrity connection, but this one on I-35E south of Dallas is partly owned by Willie Nelson It’s where he sells his brand of bio-diesel fuel and occasionally performs at an adjacent theater and saloon. You can shop for Willie Nelson-inspired souvenirs, and if you’re lucky, you might catch the Willie’s Place satellite radio show, which sometimes broadcasts from the site.


#4 Albert Lea, Minn

Trail’s TravelCenter

The main building’s log-cabin-inspired design is your first clue that this center at the junction of Interstates 35 and 90 isn’t an ordinary truck stop. They have everything from a Pizza hut, McDonald’s, and Cold Stone Creamery. Plus a nice sit down restaurant which Truckers love.



 #3 Sidney, Neb.

Sapp Brothers

Every Trucker knows Sapp Brothers truck stops. You’ll find beautiful bathrooms with granite counter tops  But most impressive is the button: If the bathrooms are not clean, you just push it, and a light flashes behind the cash register until someone comes and takes care of the problem. At location in Peru, Ill one holiday weekend the manager had two lines for the restaurant one for locals and one for Truckers which was the express lane to get us a table.


 #2 Wells, Nv

Flying J and surrounding area!  Just off of I80 in Nevada go North, I mean go south to find it from the exit.

No explanation needed here.



 #1 Mclean , Il

Dixie Travel Plaza


This is my personal favorite Truck Stop in America.

It was established by J.P. Walters and John Geske in 1928 on old US Route 66 as a small sandwich stand in a truck mechanic’s garage.[3] By 1930, quickly growing demand had necessitated expansion into a full-size restaurant. The restaurant was expanded several times afterwards, and rebuilt once after a fire in 1965. Walters, Geske and the Dixie Trucker’s Home have been recognized by the Route 66 Association of Illinois for their contributions—from 1926 to 1977—to the character of Route 66. They were inducted into the association’s hall of fame on June 9, 1990.[4] Dixie was previously home to the Route 66 Hall of Fame[5] when it opened in 1990.[6][7] In 2003, after Dixie changed ownership, the museum was moved to a new, larger location in Pontiac, Illinois. Wikepedia



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