Start the car, and bring your appetite. Here are the absolutely best places to eat along Western highways
Road Island Diner, Oakley, UT. The Sopranos meets Big Love with this New Jersey diner transplanted to the Utah mountains and brilliantly restored. But the chromey setting isn’t the only lure: Green-chile scrambled eggs and homemade cinnamon rolls will thrill families criminal, polygamous, or ordinary. $; 981 W. Weber Canyon Rd.; 435/783-3467.
Bisbee Breakfast Club, Bisbee, AZ. Bisbee gets a breakfast joint as quirky as it is. Here, in a former Rexall Drugs, catch up on gossip—the place is a locals’ favorite—while you devour huevos rancheros and blueberry-granola pancakes. $; 75A Erie St.; 520/432-5885.
Rexville Grocery, Mt. Vernon, WA. Up in the Skagit Valley, the perfect gentrified country store with just-right indulgent breakfasts: Swedish pancakes, Hangtown fry with local oysters, smoked salmon frittata. $; 19271 Best Rd.; 360/466-5522.