There are some strange places to eat out there! But sometimes that's what makes the experience the most enjoyable and creates the most memories. So we searched across the country to bring you The 9 Wackiest Restaurants in America!
Orange is the New Black fans, this one's for you! The Fife and Drum Restaurant you can get an excellent made from scratch prix fixe meal for under $4. The catch? It's in the Northeastern Correctional Center, a prison in Lexington Massachusetts and it's ran by real inmates. Once you pass security and sign in, the food is delicious say the patrons that have visited (we opted to not visit this restaurant ourselves). The state program is actually for minimum security inmates and has been run for 20 years without any (..big) problems.
This one is really strange.. try not to overthink it. Magic Restroom Cafe in the City of Industry area of Los Angeles California serves your food in toilet bowls while sitting on toilet bowls (fake ones of course). This bathroom-themed restaurant designed by owned YoYo Li was inspired by similar ones in Taiwan. The menu features various Chinese dishes and American deserts and the food is actually very good - if you can get past the psychological aspect of eating from the bowl. Hmmm I wonder what the actual bathrooms look like here...
If you ever wanted to eat a multi-course meal up in first class, here's your chance. Only thing is... the plane is stuck on the ground (and doesn't even have wings). Parachute Inn Restaurant in Walnut Ridge restaurant is an actual Southwest Boeing 737 plane. Slightly renovated on the inside, diners still sit on actual airplane seats in front of full sized tables. Parachute Inn is also known for its seafood, catfish and even in-house cut steaks and of course... free peanuts.
Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay, Wisconsin is everything that you'd imagine a Swedish restaurant to be. A small, cozy restaurant where the staff is dressed in Scandinavian attire serving delicious food. Swedish meatballs, pancakes, shortbread and everything else that you would expect. .....oh except that the roof is made of grass and there are goats grazing on it.
Our next wacky restaurant is in the dress of a 28 foot woman of route 61 in Natchez, Mississippi (I told you these are wacky!). Built in 1940 and resembles a giant Aunt Jamima character, Mammy's cupboard was originally meant to attract drivers on the highway to the gas station that was once there. Now it has been refurbished into a foodie destination featuring homemade blueberry lemonade and meringue pies.
How about a restaurant that allows food fights! Lambert's cafe in Ozark Missouri is so well known for it's staff throwing bread at their patrons that their website is www.throwedrolls.com. With three locations in Missouri and Alabama, the waiters actually toss their rolls across the restaurant to hungry customers and the crowd loves it! They are also known for their huge, delicious portions of food but who cares about that...
Built inside a cave under thousands of tons of rock is the Rattlesnake Saloon in Tuscumbia Alabama. Beer, appetizers, and full meals including the $45 'Gigantor Burger' (two pounds of ground beef on a ginormous bun with all the fixins) can be found on the Rattlesnake menu. The view is beautiful especially at night time and you'll often find live bands taking advantage of the acoustics and playing for the patrons.
Remember playing in your treehouse when you were a kid? Well Mastro's Ocean Club in Las Vegas lets you pretend all over again. Built as a masterpiece example of architecture, this treehouse (located in the middle of a Vegas high-end mall) actually has a restaurant in the middle of it a few stories in the air. The menu at Mastro's by Executive Chef - Jonathan Clary contains fine steaks, fish and sushi and a full bar. I bet your treehouse didn't have that... or room for over 100 people!
Kicking off our wacky restaurant list is the Longhorn Bar and Grill just outside of Tucson Arizona. This restaurant (and a favorite must-stop for road trippers) has a 3 story bull head that you walk through the nose cavity to enter. Built in the 1970s this iconic landmark is actually now up for sale if you're interested.. and you can always complete the experience by ordering a steak inside!