I'm leaving L.A. Monday morning for a week-long trip to San Francisco/Napa, and researching the boards, you guys have convinced me to try Hwy 99. I'll travel on I-5 one way and Hwy 99 the other way. I figure I'll need a rest somewhere between Bakersfield and Fresno off 99 and its equivalent off the I-5.
From the I-5, I usually stop at Harris Ranch, but would like to try something different. I've read the boards and am intrigued by Buttonwillow's pupusas at Tita's Restaurant and Willow Ranch BBQ.
Here's what I'm looking for:
Mexican, burgers/diner food, or BBQ.
No food trucks please. I'd like a place with tables inside and with clean bathrooms.
Casual, I don't care if I order at a counter or waitstaff takes my order from a table.
I'd like to spend no more than an hour, and price is not an issue.
Close to the highway--within a mile or two from the offramp.