So, you’re out enjoying a motorcycle ride, and hunger strikes! Here at HAULBIKES, we asked around, did some research (while getting hungry in the process), and even had the pleasure of visiting a few of these places. Hey, our drivers get to see a good share of this fine country. The result is a list of 5 restaurants you should check out while on a ride. These places are motorcycle-friendly, motorcycle-inspired, and just plain motorcycle fun!
1. The Shed Smokehouse/Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson, Maryville, TN – Stinker’s serves up delicious BBQ at The Shed, an outdoor pavilion located at the Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson. They are known for their ribs and also serve up “shack packs”, perfect for taking with you when headed back on the road. Also worth checking out, the lineup of live music concerts held at The Shed.
2. Biker Jim’s, Denver, CO – Once only hot dog stands but now also a restaurant, what makes Biker Jim’s motorcycle friendly is that, well, Jim’s a biker. Biker Jim’s is known for friendly service and extremely delicious hot dogs of various exotic meats (reindeer, yak, and elk to name a few). Standouts on their menu include a rattlesnake and pheasant dog, southwest buffalo dog, and an Alaskan reindeer dog along with sides of fried green tomatoes or perhaps fried mac n cheese.
3. Rock Store, Cornell, CA – Motorcycle destination of the stars! The location of the Rock Store draws motorcyclists because of the windy roads and beautiful landscapes. The Rock Store is perhaps one of the most famous places to stop on your bike for lunch. Celebrities such as Jay Leno and Tommy Lee are known to frequent this establishment. If you are in for interesting motorcycle gawking, celebrity sightings, and a picturesque ride into this place, then this will be the perfect destination to pick up breakfast or a BBQ lunch.
4. We saved our local favorites here in the Milwaukee area for last. Try out Motor Bar and Restaurant in the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on Thursdays for their Bike Night and then get some Friday fish fry at Stolley’s Hogg Alley in Oconomowoc.
Motor Bar and Restaurant in the Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI – What better place to catch a meal after a ride on your motorcycle than the mecca for all Harley Davidson fans, Milwaukee, WI. The restaurant at the Harley Davidson Museum, aptly called Motor, offers American cuisine and Wisconsin classics such as fish fry, sausage, and cheese. Communal tables in this restaurant are perfect for chatting it up with fellow Harley-Davidson fans.
Stolley’s Hogg Alley, Oconomowoc, WI – Hogg Alley is one of our favorites. You can ride around the lake country and then stop by for the fry. We think they have other food besides fish fry, but we’re personally focused on the “fry.” From blue gills to cod, we’ve tried it all. With the fantastic food, bar and great customer service, we have to agree with their slogan, “You don’t have to be a biker to have fun here.”
Photo by Robin Stickel on Unsplash