Everyone knows that Pennsylvania is home to a variety of delicious cuisine. You’re probably familiar with all the best restaurants in your area, but have you ever gone on a dedicated mission to experience more of the food our state has to offer? Check out this three day restaurant road trip through Pennsylvania. Of course, these are just guidelines; feel free to adjust as you wish, or suggest your changes in the comment section. Here’s the
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Day 1 Breakfast: Sabrina's Cafe, Philadelphia
Start your trip off right with the Philadelphia favorite, Sabrina's Cafe, for breakfast. They have numerous locations throughout the city, but the one we've directed you to is located in the Italian Market. After your meal you can browse the stands for fresh produce or snacks for the road.
Day 1 Lunch: Yocco's Hot Dog King, Allentown
Yocco's is an iconic Lehigh Valley staple and no complete culinary tour of the state would be complete without a stop here. There are a variety of sandwiches and pierogies to choose from here, but to be classic get their hot dog with onions and the famous, secret Yocco's sauce.
Day 1 Dinner: Ipanema Grille, Scranton
Yum! Succulent, slow-roasted, delicious Brazilian steak. After a day of travel, you'll be hungry and this meal will be oh-so-satisfying.
Day 2 Breakfast: JJ McNally's, Scranton
Treat yourself for breakfast. You probably won't want to have to travel far after spending the night in Scranton, so enjoy breakfast at the local JJ McNally's. They have plenty of delicious things to choose from, including the banana Nutella French toast pictured above.
Day 2 Lunch: Bube's Brewery, Mount Joy
Bube's Brewery is not only a place to get some delicious lunch, but also unique, home-brewed beer. The restaurant is located inside an historic 19th century brewery that is the only one of its kind still standing.
Day 2 Dinner: The Knickerbocker Tavern, Altoona
The Knickerbocker Tavern offers the area's largest selection of craft beers as well as a delightfully cozy atmosphere and delicious cuisine.
Day 3 Breakfast: Square Cafe, Pittsburgh
The drive from The Knickerbocker Tavern to Square Cafe in Pittsburgh is almost two hours, so we recommend doing the drive after dinner on day 2 and staying overnight in or near Pittsburgh, or at least doing most of the drive the evening prior to avoid having to drive long distances in the morning before eating. Square Cafe is worth the trip; it's amazing, unique dishes will amaze you.
Day 3 Lunch: Primanti Bros., Pittsburgh
Anyone who visits Pittsburgh has to try a Primanti's sandwich, the iconic staple of the region. Where else can you get a sandwich piled high with french fries? That's what we thought.
Day 3 Dinner: Nonni's Corner Trattoria, Grove City
End your trip with some comforting, authentic Italian food at Nonni's Corner Trattoria in Grove City. You won't regret it.
Tag whoever you’d want to bring along on this road trip, and bon appetit.