I know this is going to sound strange, but I recently had an amazing meal at a gas station in Scottsdale, Arizona called Tom’s Thumb.
My friend, Melissa, raved about the BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches, so we went for lunch. Upon pulling up to the gas station, I saw men dressed in all white coveralls washing customers’ cars and an outdoor seating area complete with twinkly lights. This gas station was certainly the nicest one I had ever been to. The interior had a beautiful chandelier hanging from the ceiling, and cozy country decor. There were even little nooks for guests to play chess and a group of four women playing bridge.
The items for sale range from normal gas station fare, fine wines, gifts, and in house fresh baked treats. The restaurant serves country style breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, and awesome BBQ. The BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches were so delicious I can see why the locals frequent the place and aren’t ashamed at dining at a gas station. The sandwich was served with crispy thin fries and all the fixin’s so you can dress it up just how you like and the homemade BBQ sauces are served on the side. We even got a side of the buttermilk ranch dressing to dunk our fries in and boy was it worth the extra calories.
I am completely sold on Tom’s Thumb and love everything about it. I absolutely recommend you swing by when in Scottsdale.
Tom’s Thumb is located at 9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260