Few foods say summer like corn on the cob, and we would suggest that any fair, festival, or farm style restaurant in Iowa is your number one bet for this delicious favorite. As you venture beyond the obvious, here are a few great places to try corn on the cob, as you Drive the Nation!
Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s, dairy farmers cultivate endless rows of field corn, for their dairy cows. But that does not mean that they forget the varieties of sweet corn on the cob that people crave. For some of the best, go to Miller’s Smorgasbord in Ronks. Their corn on the cob comes from the farm behind the restaurant. You can’t get any fresher than that.
Zellwood, Florida, is known throughout the central region of the state as its corn capital. Although they no longer hold the annual Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival, Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar BQ, in nearby Apopka, is your best bet for fabulous corn on the cob in the area all year long.
New York City’s Café Habana’s specialty is their outstanding Mexican corn on the cob made with cheese, chili powder, and lime. It looks as fabulous as it tastes. You will go for the corn on the cob and stay for the friendly atmosphere and great main dish selections.
Nick’s Farm and Crab Market, off Southwestern Boulevard in Baltimore, serves the best corn on the cob in the state of Maryland, with fabulous crabs as well. This is a market and take out place, so don’t plan to eat in. But do plan to order and enjoy it!
Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis, offers a yummy twist on the classic, in their deep fried corn on the cob. Ribs are the house specialty, dry-rubbed and slow smoked over apple and cherry wood. Look for the brick building with the bold red and white awning outside, and enjoy the vintage ambiance inside.
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In Los Angeles, it’s the Corn Man of Lincoln Heights. Timoteo is his name, and you can find him off the corner of Broadway and Workman every night, near the 99 Cent Store. This is a decadent twist on Mexican street corn, loaded up with butter, cheese and cayenne pepper. You can also request it off the cob (as pictured). See the Corn Man for corn on the cob any time from 9:30 p.m. until he runs out of corn. Did we mention it’s just $1.50?
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse on Meeting Street is Charleston South Carolina’s favorite place for corn on the cob. The pulled pork and ribs get rave reviews and rightly so. If you can, save some room for their famous peach cobbler with ice cream.
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Driving Hawaii? Head for Shark Pit Maui, an Asian-fusion food truck in Lahaina. Along with their great fish and shrimp tacos, they serve some of the best corn on the cob you have ever tasted.
At Two Steps Restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, you can have some of the best corn on the cob north of the Rio Grande. The setting is an historic farm house with great outdoor terrace. What else to order with your corn on the cob? Without a doubt, the bacon wrapped jalapeños stuffed with brisket and habaneros.
For a B&B stay or a meal in their tavern or restaurant, the Sugar Hill Inn in Franconia, New Hampshire, is a real joy. The inn looks just the way you would expect a New England inn to look, with accents and details that will make you smile. Their restaurant is extraordinary; you can be sure of delectable, one-of-a-kind meals that are as photogenic as they are tasty, including New Hampshire’s best corn on the cob.
Where have you tasted incredible corn on the cob?