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Amazing gas station eateries

a fried chicken dish from Blue Pacific
Photo by Jate J – Blue Pacific at Hoover Foodmart; Birmingham, AL

With more people than ever turning to road trips these days, we asked our Community Managers across the U.S. and Canada to share highly rated gas station eats in their communities and beyond. Many of these are hidden gems, in that their business is ‘hidden’ inside of a gas station. At Yelp, we love when small businesses are able to thrive and grow in the most unique of places: food trucks, pop-ups, farmer’s market booths, secret restaurants, home-based bakeries, and– yes!– gas stations.

Not all of these businesses are ‘hidden.’ Some own the gas station and even the car wash too (The Thumb BBQ, Scottsdale, AZ), and some places are local institutions that overshadow the gas station itself (El Carajo International Tapas & Wines, Miami, FL). Have you written a review of your local gas stations and/or amazing gas station eateries yet? Don’t forget to add pictures to show everyone your ‘hidden gem!’

Community Managers are the voice of their local communities, highlighting business owners, updating Yelp listings, and organizing events for the most active Yelp reviewers, the Yelp Elite Squad. The following Yelp listings are shaped by the hands of Elites at every turn, foodies who want to share a too-good-to-be-true place to eat with all of their Yelp friends and beyond. Nominate yourself (or your road trip bestie!) for the Yelp Elite Squad and begin supporting your local community today!

O'Bop (eatery) shown behind a gas pump
Photo by Dana A – O’BOP; Bellevue, WA

168 Asian Burritos – Olney, MD

Akami Sushi Bar – Apex, NC

Aroy Thai – Barrhaven, Ontario

Billy’s Boudin and Cracklin – Krotz Springs, LA

Blue Pacific at Hoover Fodmart – Birmingham, AL

Chop Shop BBQ and Grill – Raleigh, NC

Curry Leaves Indian Cuisine – Tampa, FL

a dish from 168 Asian Burritos
Photo by Peter C – 168 Asian Burritos; Olney, MD

Daddy D’s Southern Style BBQ – Vancouver, WA

Deli Towne USA – Reno, NV

Doughdaddy’s Doughnuts – Versailles, KY

Ekko’s Greek American Deli – Houston, TX

El Carajo International Tapas & Wines – Miami, FL

El Salsas Taco Shop – Kingman, AZ

Family Kitchen  – Chevron – Sugar Land, TX

Flip Flop Sub Shop – Tequesta, FL

Food N’ Geaux – Baton Rouge, LA

Fuel City – Dallas – Dallas, TX 

Synergy gas pump and El Carajo
Photo by Martine K – El Carajo International Tapas & Wines, Miami, FL

Fusion Restaurant & Bar – McDonough, GA

Ga Breakfast BBQ 2Go & More – Augusta, GA

J and J Grocery – Bessemer, AL

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que – Kansas City, KS 

Jorge’s Kitchen – Mount Vernon, WA

Ko Cha Asian Restaurant – Charleston, SC

Lolita Fast Food – South El Monte, CA

Mega Texas Barbeque – Fresno, CA

Mr Kabob – Berkley, MI

Next Stop Brunch – Estero, FL

O’BOP – Bellevue, WA

slice of a calzone, with ricotta and spinach inside and pesto on top
Photo by Steve B – Willie’s New York Style Pizza; Juno Beach, FL

Papu’s Cafe – Kansas City, MO

Sunrise Taquito – Houston, TX

Sushi Go Go – Alameda, CA

Taco Bar El Guero – Gaithersburg, MD

Taqueria Morelia – Florida City, FL 

Taystee’s Burgers – Dearborn, MI

The Cuba Station – Houston, TX

The Thumb BBQ – Scottsdale, AZ

Willlie’s New York Style Pizza – Juno Beach, FL