Ride to Eat destinations

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by stevejonesmo, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. stevejonesmo

    stevejonesmo Rookie old fart

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    Sorry if this is not the right forum to post this... couldn't really see one that fit.

    Anyway, I put together a GPS/Mapping friendly Ride-To-Eat list on a website called ridetoeat.com

    The main features are that there are hot links to google maps for each restaurant, and there are links that allow you to export the data for use in your GPS or mapping program.

    It's fairly well populated, but there are big holes. The site depends on entries from riders. It only takes a moment to add an entry.

    Some woefully under-represented states out there still. If you know of a good RTE spot in North Dakota... how about entering it at http://ridetoeat.com/rte/add ?

    Current state/entry count:

    <table border="1"><tbody><tr><td colspan="6">United States</td></tr><tr><td> Alaska (2)</td><td> Alabama (26)</td><td> Arkansas (19)</td><td> Arizona (24)</td><td> California (91)</td><td> Colorado (27)</td></tr><tr><td> Connecticut (26)</td><td> District Of Columbia (1)</td><td> Deleware (2)</td><td> Florida (51)</td><td> Georgia (42)</td><td> Hawaii (1)</td></tr><tr><td> Idaho (4)</td><td> Illinois (29)</td><td> Iowa (7)</td><td> Indiana (34)</td><td> Kansas (13)</td><td> Kentucky (13)</td></tr><tr><td> Louisiana (15)</td><td> Maine (18)</td><td> Maryland (19)</td><td> Massachusetts (28)</td><td> Michigan (8)</td><td> Minnesota (18)</td></tr><tr><td> Missouri (24)</td><td> Mississippi (19)</td><td> Montana (9)</td><td> North Carolina (39)</td><td> North Dakota(0)</td><td> Nebraska (6)</td></tr><tr><td> Nevada (4)</td><td> New Hampshire (3)</td><td> New Jersey (11)</td><td> New Mexico (21)</td><td> New York (13)</td><td> Ohio (17)</td></tr><tr><td> Oklahoma (16)</td><td> Oregon (17)</td><td> Pennsylvania (24)</td><td> Rhode Island (4)</td><td> South Carolina (27)</td><td> South Dakota (2)</td></tr><tr><td> Tennessee (49)</td><td> Texas (72)</td><td> Utah (20)</td><td> Virginia (21)</td><td> Vermont (3)</td><td> Washington (18)</td></tr><tr><td> Wisconsin (10)</td><td> West Virginia (12)</td><td> Wyoming (2)</td><td> Puerto Rico(0)</td><td> Guam(0)</td><td> US Virgin Islands(0)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="6">Canada</td></tr><tr><td> Alberta (2)</td><td> British Columbia (4)</td><td> Newfoundland/Labrador (1)</td><td> Ontario (2)</td><td> Quebec (1)</td><td> Yukon Territories (1)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="6">And beyond...</td></tr><tr><td> Great Britain (1)</td><td> Mexico (5)</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table>
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  2. FastDoc98

    FastDoc98 Adventurer

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    How about Fast Eddie's in Alton, IL?
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  3. stevejonesmo

    stevejonesmo Rookie old fart

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    It's not only already in there, it's in the Hall of Fame!
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  4. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    have to have Primanti's in Pittsburgh and Dennys Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, north east of Pittsburgh by 150 some odd miles

    Im a dumbass

    Big Jims is decent, Kelly O's is a frequent stop for me

    No Primanti's on the list?

    Dennys Beer Barrel is a must
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  5. stevejonesmo

    stevejonesmo Rookie old fart

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    Well, a few people added some... but man, still nothing for:

    Cafe Veloce in Kirkland WA?
    Zeitgeist in San Francisco?
    The Root Beer Saloon in Alto Pass IL?
    ANYPLACE in the Black Hills, Wyoming or North Dakota?

    If I don't have any of those, I know there are LOTS more great Ride to Eat destinations I am missing...

    Just suggesting them here doesn't work... you have to go to http://ridetoeat.com/rte/add and enter the information... it's as painless as I could make it!
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  6. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    I could list several nice places in Indiana, but I don't do longitude and latitude
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  7. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Moved to the Regional Forums..
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  8. stevejonesmo

    stevejonesmo Rookie old fart

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    No problem... if you include a good address it's easy for me to fill in the Lat/Lon data.
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  9. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    Cafe Veloce

    Has average Italian food, its two good points are the 10%
    discount for arriving by motorcycle and the display of single cylinder Italian race bikes .

    Tork
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  10. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    I wanted to post some good places but my computer takes forever to load the front page and then freezes if I toggle anything. ???

    Several for Idaho and MT. One in Mexico and two in Baja

    I could put them here.
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  11. twigsnapper

    twigsnapper How did I get here?

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    Walat's. At the summit on Rt 30 a few miles east of Ligonier, PA. Bring tuperware and you'll have enough ham for your omelets for the next week. Google map it with satellite view ( 241 Lincoln Hwy, Boswell, PA 15531) you'll see its somewhat of a biker bar.
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  12. oldbeatupguy

    oldbeatupguy Been here awhile

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  13. stevejonesmo

    stevejonesmo Rookie old fart

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    Hmmm.. what browser do you use? It is pretty big, but other than that I haven't heard of any problems with it lately.

    You can go straight to the add function at http://ridetoeat.com/rte/add and avoid loading the main page.

    I look forward to your entries!
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  14. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    Still very slow, but I entered 8.

    Rancheria, Yukon
    Cameron Trading Post, near Grand Canyon
    Nano Fongs, Baja Sur
    Rancho El Coyote, BC Mexico
    The Spragpole, ID
    All Seasons Cafe, BC Canada
    Woodbury Resort and Marina, BC Canada
    ME and Lou's Diner, ID

    I have a few more if these are getting thru. These are true destination eateries. Good food, good roads. By the time you reach these locations you will have ridden some good roads.
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  15. stevejonesmo

    stevejonesmo Rookie old fart

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    Yep, they got through and are now loaded on the site.

    It took me some time to find the Lat/Lon data for some of those! If you are adding more, and it's a location that doesn't have a traditional street address, the Lat/Lon data would be a great help if you have it handy.

    Thanks for the entries. I Don't know why it would be running slow for you... the main home page has a lot of data, but none of the other pages do.
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  16. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    Here are a few more. I don't do GPS, but I found one GPS listing.

    Alphonsinas, BC Mex.
    Geronimos, Springdale WA
    Silver Spoon, Darby MT
    Pickles Place, Arco ID
    Cattle Baron Steak House, Babb MT
    Luna Restaurant, Spokane WA

    I may have a couple more in my notes, but this is all I can find for now.
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  17. oldbeatupguy

    oldbeatupguy Been here awhile

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    When visiting Portland OR. Rock Creek Tavern is a great ride to eat destination. Make sure you ride Germantown Rd to get there, great twisty mountain roads. The food and service are great and atmosphere funky.


    http://http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=48
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  18. fuhgawee

    fuhgawee Thats a road?

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    RtoE :thumb
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  19. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    loco Coyote- outside Glen Rose, TX
    Hard 8 BBQ-Stephenville,TX
    Salt Lick BBQ-outside Driftwood,TX
    HillTop Cafe-outside Frederiksburg,TX
    Zur Autobahn-outside Meridian,TX
    Coopers BBQ-Llano,TX
    Kreuz Market,Lockhart,TX
    Koffee Kup Kafe-Hico,TX
    Line Camp-outside Granbury,TX(home)
    Lets Eat-Bluffdale,TX
    Starlite Theatre,Terlinqua,TX
    Reata-Alpine,TX
    Gage Hotel-Marathon,TX
    Fuentas Mexican-San Angelo,TX
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  20. PacificPT

    PacificPT Been here awhile

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    Big Sur River Inn - Big Sur CA. You can actually sit on a chair in the creek with your feet in the water during the summer and have them serve you very good food. Make sure to ride the Old Coast Road on the way.
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