Countryside Restaurant of Motley

Food & Drink

If you love breakfast as much as I do, you may already know about Countryside Restaurant of Motley. If not, let me tell you about it. Big, fluffy, plate-sized pancakes, hashbrowns servings fit for a hungry trucker, hot coffee that keeps on coming, and that’s just the tip of the morning meal figurative iceberg. Breakfast […]

September 21, 2017

The Spot Cafe 

Food & Drink

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 […]

August 11, 2017

Olde Tyme Trading Post


Yesterday I talked about the dual roadside highlight, focusing on the silo. Here is the other half of the ice cream shop / antique store, the Olde Tyme Trading Post. Same location and hours as the Silo and Judy is at that one too.  From the antique marquees, coin operated kiddie rides like the model […]

September 2, 2015

Silo Ice Cream Parlor

Food & Drink

This MNbucketList-er is a one stop, two parts kind of place. A roadside ice cream shop combined with an antique store. The Silo Ice Cream Parlor, open May through October, serves up 16 flavors of old fashioned Kemps with a featured flavor listed on the yellow freestanding sign outside every day. Built in 1938, just […]

September 1, 2015