RE: Denny's Beer Barrel Pub
IMO the overriding aspect of DBB is its friendliness. For me it's comforting to find a place like that in what is pretty much the middle of nowhere, but also easily accessible from the interstate. Add in the fact that there is nothing else even modestly interesting for 150 miles in any direction, and it becomes a major attraction. I wouldn't make a pilgrimage there, but I wouldn't pass it by if I was going that way, either. I mean, where else would you stop, in that section of the country, at meal time?
And I don't need a big burger myself. I carry my eating bona fides right where they belong, around my waist and measured by my belt size.