The Spot Cafe 

If you spend much time traveling through central Minnesota, you may have passed by the next #mnbucketlist stop.

With two convenient locations, off Highway 10 in Motley and Staples, the Spot Cafe is the quinessential roadside eatery. As soon as you walk in, you’ll feel right at home, as a small town diner ought to make you feel.

As for the food, you can expect nonegotiable diner favorites like country fried steak, biscuits and gravy, patty melts, burgers, sandwiches, and best-loved breakfast staples like cinnamon rolls, omelettes, and french toast – with colossal portions.

My recommendations? Get the sour cream and onion fries (pictured) and for the daring, step up to the infamous Brunch Burger that comes complete with a quarter pound of beef, topped with an egg, hashbrowns and smothered in Hollandaise sauce (also pictured). What is your go-to rest stop restaurant?