Top Five Destinations of Victorville, CA
The two most common destinations for my road trips are Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. Sometimes I need to get some food along the way, or stretch my legs after finally escaping the Los Angeles traffic snarls. If I don’t stop for Chick-fil-a along the 210 as I speed to make it to the Cajon Pass before it jams, Victorville marks the first real place to stop after I escape from the greater L.A. area with any possibility of decent food.
So, in preparation for future gambling and lake excursions, I want to examine what there might be to do in Victorville and especially what might be there to eat. Driving makes me hungry and I know I need to eat so that my head doesn’t ache, my stomach doesn’t rumble and my eyelids don’t droop, so the restaurants in Victorville may become my road trip friends. Like any good American, I included an extra restaurant so I can maintain my figure.
Apparently Emma Jean’s Holland Burger Café has been mentioned on the Food Network on some show or another as I keep finding those links as I search for Victorville food. I don’t care. I care about the menu. I see a half-pound bacon cheeseburger with fries for $7.50. I see a Trucker Special Sandwich for $7.59. Both of those sandwiches sound like they could curb my appetite. On an adventurous day, I might even try whatever a Brain Burger is.
If Emma Jean’s is too busy because of all of the Guy Fieri fans, then I’ll have to go to the Apollo Restaurant. It’s another diner type place, but in addition to big burgers (there’s one called the Pizza Burger), there’s a meatloaf platter and a couple curious dishes like spinach pie and fishcakes over spaghetti.
If I get up early, I could get breakfast at the Apollo (is that a comedy show?) or I could go to Molly Brown’s Country Café. The hobo skillet has fried potatoes covered with bacon, ham, sausage, peppers, three eggs and cheese and comes with a side of pumpkin or banana bread.
For something on the lighter side, maybe I’ll hit up the Brass Pickle Deli. All sandwiches are either $4.99 or $5.99. With a name like the R.E.O. Speedwagon, you know that sandwich has got to rock. Air guitar!
The only information for Rusty’s Café seems to be on their Facebook page, and by information, I mean pictures. Fortunately in the pictures I can discern eggs, cheese and pancakes, so if I’ve tried every other place and still crave something new, this will work over a forced stop at Del Taco or a quick shop corn dog.
Lastly if the road is backed up forever as everyone and I return to L.A., I might need to get off the Interstate and stay off. I’m almost positive that a stop at the California Route 66 Museum is better than sitting in traffic. Mostly almost positive.
Any suggestions for things that I missed? Any additional recommendations for the area? Just let me know in the comments.
About Jason McClain Jason is an aspiring novelist, which means there is a lot of time to put off writing and watch baseball or go fly-fishing, hiking and traveling. By "a lot of time", Jason means "procrastination."