Silver Skillet Restaurant
Nestled within Sacramento Travel Plaza—a truck wash and repair center with laundry machines, WiFi, and a game room—Silver Skillet Restaurant churns out meals 24 hours a day every day of the year, fueling guests who are driving cross-country, harvesting crops, or just strolling down the streets where they live. Both the food and the decor draw inspiration from the diners of the 1950s, harking back to a time when life was simpler and math hadn’t yet been invented. That being said, modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs help members of the current generation feel at home as well. After sliding into one of the purple booths, guests peruse a menu filled with more than 150 items, including barbecued ribs, build-your-own beef burgers, open-faced sandwiches, and classic, down-home breakfasts. Root-beer floats and old-fashioned sundaes conclude meals, evoking memories of yesteryear soda shops and the three-malt business lunch.