Truckers don’t always have the time to review their stops in any given state. For this article, I point out eight noteworthy Truck Stops in Michigan located among the most traveled routes in the state. I cannot account for every truck stop but must maintain a good standard. These stops are individual stores and have their addresses pointed out. For more information on those truck stops, look at their website or call their number. The ratings are based on reviews on social media and mobile apps. Without further Ado, some of the top Truck Stops in Michigan are rated low to high.
Sawyer Michigan – TA Travel Center
- 6100 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125
- Rating 2.3
- Free Spots: 155
This is the most southwest truck stop in Michigan. Only a few miles to Illinois. This Truckstop has everything you need to wind down after being on the road. BP gas and diesel. TA Travel Center is like its own mall with multiple fast-food restaurants like Burger King, Taco Bell Express, Pizza Hut express, and Popeyes. They also have a Country Pride restaurant that does breakfast and American meals. A Verizon store and a convenience store with basically anything you can think of. Local and out-of-state produce and products. Souvenirs and trinkets are galore. They have utilities like a laundry room, showers, and a comfortable driver’s lounge: truck service, parking, and lodging. There are over 1.7K reviews on this stop, and they are mostly highly rated. If you are heading in or out of Michigan’s southwest side, make this a stop.
Ann Arbor, Michigan – Pilot Travel Center
- 195 Baker Rd, Dexter, MI 48130
- Rating 2.6
- Free Spots: 66 Paid Spots: 14
Located just west of Ann Arbor, this stop has what you need to relax and refuel. They have WIFI, overnight parking, and showers. Their convenience store has all the necessities. Hot coffee, prepackaged meals, and all other things, snacks, and products you’d find at a gas station. There is an Arby’s, Subway, and Pilot Truck Stop Cafe for their fresh hot food. Check out the Pilot Travel Center if your path goes through Ann Arbor and you need a place to relax and unwind.
Milan, Michigan – Love’s Travel Stop
- 14137 Plank Rd, Milan, MI 48160
- Rating: 3.5
- Free Spots: 93
Love’s Travel Stops are known for quality, and this stop is no different. They have all the necessities. Showers, laundry room, and wide selections of drinks, food, and other gifts. They have a lot of novelties and souvenirs of all types. All the facilities are new and well kept. The convenience selection is very large, with many different types of products. They have a Hardee’s inside and a large selection of hot foods in the store. Check out this Love’s Travel Stop if you ever pass through south Ann Arbor.
Battle Creek, Michigan – Arlene’s Truck Stop
- I-94 Ex 92 (Hwy 37), 4647 Columbia Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49015
- Rating: 3.7
- Free Spots 25
Arlene’s Truck Stop is the last of a vanishing kind of American eateries. This “Great Little Truck Stop” thing to run a restaurant in the style of a mom-and-pop shop. Serving substantial amounts of home-cooked meals at reasonable pricing. At Arlene’s, you’ll never go hungry. Breakfast is available 24 hours a day. Cornbread, Chili, Reubens, Omelets, Pancakes, Violator Breakfast, Wet burritos, Real mashed potatoes, and fresh patty steak burgers are some of their most popular items. They’ll put gravy on just about everything!
Grayling, Michigan – Charlie’s Country Corner
- 5800 Nelson A Miles Pkwy, Grayling, MI 49738
- Rating 4.3
- Free Spots: 80
Found south of Grayling and north of Higgins lake. Pretty much the only Truck Stop in the upper mitt of Michigan. Not only does it have its coffee and pizza cafe inside, but this stop is very country and has beautiful taxidermy inside the store. Perfect for fans of anything country. The rustic and natural style of the place is very interesting. They also have showers and overnight parking. In the plaza are an Arby’s and a Texas BBQ stall. So if you are ever going up to the upper peninsula or coming from there, give this stop a checkout.
St Ignace Truck Stop
- 917 US-2 W, St Ignace, MI 49781
- Rating: 4.7
- Free Spots: 20
At Ignace Truck Stop is right across the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
This truck stop is very welcoming and is full of antiques and pieces of History to absorb and appreciate. They have a local restaurant that serves American classics and breakfast. The most iconic landmark is the old locomotive outside the truck stop. The convenience store selection is good and has all the necessities. It is the best truck stop in the upper peninsula, as it’s the first glimpse of the UP for many.
Marlette, Michigan – Scotts Quick Stop
- M53 and M46, 5 N. Van Dyke Rd, Marlette, MI 48453
- Rating 4.8
- Free Spots: 10
This is a well-known fuel stop for farmers and truckers coming in and out of the Upper Thumb. It’s the last actual truck stop north of Marlette. This Deli Family-owned convenience store/truck stop. Scotts has the best BIG scoop ice cream cones! Extensive hunting and gun section and the best buck pole around. Ten truck parking spaces – 2 showers – Deli
Marshall Michigan – The 115 Truck Stop
- 14547 22 1/2 Mile Road, Marshall, MI 49068
- Rating: 4.8
- Free Spots: 60
Considered by many professional drivers the best truck stop between Chicago and Detroit. Known for great food too. CITGO or Sunoco gasoline is available at respective sites. They endeavor to give clients a positive experience. Their venues offer immaculate restrooms and helpful team members. They provide premium coffee from the “Java Peak” brand and Big Chill Zone fountain drinks.
Pilot Travel Centers in Michigan
Pilot Travel Centers offer standard gas station and truck stop services such as gasoline and diesel fuel. Still, they provide a wide variety of fresh food options, clean facilities, reservable showers, mobile fuelling, and hundreds of parking spaces for professional truck drivers, RV drivers, and car drivers.
The list below of Pilot Travel Center Truck Stops in Michigan is current as of June 2022
|Truck Stop Name||Major xStreets/Exit||Address||City or Region|
|Pilot Travel Center #1021||I-196 Exit 49||853 Interchange Dr, Holland, MI, 49423||Holland, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center #666||I-94 Exit 30 (US31)||186 East Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI, 49022||Benton Harbor, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center #17||I-94 Exit 104||15901 Eleven Mile Road, Battle Creek, MI, 49014||Battle Creek, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center #21||I-94 Exit 167||750 Baker Road, Dexter, MI, 48130||Dexter, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center #296||I-94, Exit 167||195 Baker Road, Dexter, MI 48130||Dexter, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center ??||I-96 Exit 67 (Hwy66)||7205 South State Road, Ionia, MI, 48846||Ionia, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center #24||I-75 Exit 15||1100 North Dixie Highway, Monroe, MI, 48162||Monroe, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center #284||I-75 Exit 18||1200 Nadeau Road, Monroe, MI, 48161||Monroe, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center #26||US23 Exit 5 (US223)||6158 US 223, Ottawa Lake, MI, 49267||Ottawa Lake, MI|
|Pilot Travel Center #596||I-69 Exit 196||2424 Wadhams Road, Smiths Creek, MI 48074||Smiths Creek, MI|
Flying J Travel Centers in Michigan
Pilot Travel Centers LLC (“Pilot Flying J”), North America’s largest network of travel centers, is dedicated to connecting people and places with comfort and care. The Pilot, Flying J travel center network spans 44 states and six Canadian provinces, with over 680 restaurants, 75,000 truck parking spots, 5,300 luxurious showers, and 6,200 diesel lanes, truck repair, and tire servicing.
|Truck Stop Name||Major xStreet/Exit||Address||City or Region|
|Flying J Travel Center #667||I-96 & Exit 90/I-69 & Exit 81||7800 W. Grand River Ave, Grand Ledge, MI, 48837||Grand Ledge, MI|
|Flying J Travel Center #668||I-75 Exit 151 (Hwy81)||3475 East Washington, Saginaw, MI, 48601||Saginaw, MI|
|Flying J Travel Center #853||Hwy 17||996 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0B6||Sault Ste. Marie, ON|
|Flying J Travel Center #895||I-75, Exit 32A||21055 West Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183||Woodhaven, MI|
Final Thoughts on Truck Stops in Michigan
The five listed above are not a complete list, but I hope they help answer the question of where a Truck Driver can stop for a good cup of coffee or a better meal while driving through Michigan. Please let us know in the comment section below if you have any recommendations we did not list here. We will be happy to add them to our review of the truck stops in Michigan to make them more complete and helpful to other drivers.