Great Roadside Eats – From DC to Cape Cod
March 14, 2012 1:33 pm ET
Route 95 is arguably one of the most traveled roads in the United States. 1,919 miles of asphalt winding up the east coast from Miami to Canada plays host to millions of family road trips each year. Pit stops are a staple of any good road trip and whether it’s to see the world’s largest ball of yarn or a trip into Amish country, sometimes a road trip is only as good as the places you stop at. But, there comes a point where you can only consume so much truck stop food, that’s why this week Driving The Northeast is highlighting three great roadside eats for family road trips.
For this trip imagine you and your family are coming from the Washington, DC area. You have packed up all your gear in your Chevy Volt and are heading to Cape Cod for a week. Heading out from the city you jump on the beltway, 495, using OnStar your car routes you towards 95 north. You start the drive out early to beat rush out and somewhere between getting your family up and packing the car you forgot to eat breakfast. As your stomach grumbles you find yourself passing Baltimore. If you find yourself in a similar situation jump off at exit 41 A/B to enjoy a delicious morning breakfast at R&R Taqueria. A hidden gem in the back of a gas station, R&R Taqueria will whip up a delicious omelet to soothe your hunger pains.
7894 Washington BLVD
Elckridge, MD 21075
Now that you’ve refueled both yourself and your car you can get back on the road to Cape Cod. While the Chevy Volt get’s excellent gas mileage, your family may not, and picking the proper bathroom can be make the difference between a good road trip and a great road trip. Here’s your opportunity to be the super parent and multitask, clean bathrooms and a great lunch! Pass right by New York city and stop in Fairfield Connecticut right off exit 21 at Wilson’s BBQ! A delisious selection of real pit barbeque awaits patient passengers who can navigate to this hidden gem.
1851 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Allow both your family and your car recharge during this break. Bark your car at 1451 Post road and let it soak up some public charge. Click here to view other charging stations for your road trip.
Now it’s time for your final push to the Cape. Only 200 more miles until you get that much needed vacation. Stave off hunger during the drive and stop at Evelyn’s Drive In for a quick bite as you turn off 95 for your final leg. Gorge yourself on fresh seafood wraps and sandwiches, a delightful meal sure to get your family in the mood for the cape.
2335 Main Road
Tiverton RI 02878
By this point you’re within 40 miles of the Cape, enjoy your vacation! Click here for more great roadside eat ideas!
You can also visit the Apple App Store and download the Route 95 exit guide.
Featured image from Rhode Island Department of Transportation website.