I below to two groups, a local Ham Radio group and the local Harley Owners Group (HOG). Besides their focus in the club names, each group has a secondary (though we sometimes think it is the primary) goal, which is to EAT!
I am the Road Captain for the local HOG chapter and get to plan rides. The first goal is that everyone comes home safe, second is that we have a fun ride, and third is that we eat well. For my friends in the area, I have compiled a starter list of places where we can ride. These places are within about 2-3 hours of the local Harley dealership. If you have eaten at one and have a comment, let me know (good or bad).
The list is in no particular order:
- Warbirds, Courtland, AL – Been there. Great place for a quick bite. Will use this for a stop on future rides.
- Holy Smokes BBQ, Scottboro, AL
- George’s Diner, Corinth, MS
- Hagy’s, Shiloh, TN – Been there. Planning to use this as a ride stop on future rides. Catfish is fresh (hey, it is right on the river!)
- The Stop, Savannah, TN – Been there. Nice little place in my home town. Across from the skating rink. This has been a stop on past rides, and will be on future rides.
- Ted’s Restaurant, Birmingham, AL – Been there. The food is good, but not up to the hype. Prices are bit out of line with other “meat and threes”. People are nice.
- Red Barn, Demopolis, AL
- MarcyJo’s, Columbia, TN
- Barrel House, Lynchburg, TN – Been there, several times, and will be back many more! Can be addictive, their sandwich should give you a hint, “Grilled Cheese on Crack”.
- Brandin’ Iron, West Point, AL – Been there. Nice place, good food. Not 5 star, but that isn’t their goal. They give you decent steaks and sandwiches at reasonable prices.
- Tip Top Grill, Birmingham, AL
- R&T’s Burger, Booneville, MS
- Brook Shaws, Jackson, TN
- Yellow Deli, Pulaski, TN – Been there. Peculiar place. Food is great and fresh, staff is friendly. Can’t take a group here on the weekend, but will try to get some people to ride there during the week.
Comments and suggestions for additional places? For these trips, I avoid chains (unless a local chain of three or four locations at the most). If the place has a “story” to go with it, even better. BUT, good food is a requirement.