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Some staples at the Fireplace include cheeseburgers and french fries.
Posted: Wednesday August 1, 2012, 10:48 AM
By The Record

They are remnants of an earlier, pre-fast-food era, places with names like Skip's or Bud's, where Dad always parked the station wagon for the family to take a break from a long trip.

Summer is road trip season, and it's always a treat to stumble upon some iconic roadside eatery, famous with the locals for its burgers, fries, hot dogs and milkshakes – the foods that just seem to taste better ordered from a takeout window.

Despite the success of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," in which Guy Fieri travels the country spotlighting America's hidden gems, many of these beloved places remain "best-kept secrets." Read the full story here.

What are some of your favorite places to go when you're craving a burger or hot dog? Leave a comment below.

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