an inn, dance hall, tavern, nightclub, etc., located on a highway, usually beyond city limits.
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How to use roadhouse in a sentence
It’s got a roadhouse where you can get a steak and whiskey, it’s got a pizza parlor, a taco stand, plenty of churches, and it’s real sleepy.
Female applicants at the Texas roadhouse in Columbus, Ohio had to meet some very high standards.Waitressing Is One of the Worst Jobs for Sexual Harassment | Brandy Zadrozny | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first real guitar I had, Mr. Cham Fields, who owned a roadhouse, gambling house, and W. C. Handy gave it to me.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis | Stanley Booth | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We have a Texas roadhouse that has a lot of it,” Sullivan noted.Janesville, Wisconsin, Paul Ryan’s Hometown, Plagued by Grease Thieves | Michael Daly | October 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Imagine them all clustered in a roadhouse, having a beer around sunset, shaking their heads over the lost opportunity.GOP Would Have Had Better Shot in 2012 With Center-Right Pols Like Christie | John Avlon | December 2, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a roadhouse of some repute in 1820, and a famous meeting place for celebrities in the sporting world.Greenwich Village | Anna Alice Chapin
It too became a tavern, a pleasure resort, a "mead garden," a roadhouse—whatever you choose to call it.Greenwich Village | Anna Alice Chapin
No, he's going to start a roadhouse out on the almshouse drive in a few months; swell place, you know.Vandover and the Brute | Frank Norris
Watering his horse at a roadhouse, a little later on, he interested some loungers on the veranda.Bound to Succeed | Allen Chapman
I've found a new roadhouse in the country that's respectable enough to suit anybody.K | Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for roadhouse
a pub, restaurant, etc, that is situated at the side of a road, esp a country road
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