Places to eat along I-70

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2013/03/28 16:38:09 (permalink)

Places to eat along I-70

I'm driving from SW PA to Denver, CO on I-70.  What are some good road food places to stop at along the way?  I'd like them relatively close to the Interstate if it's possible. 
 
A focus on Kansas City BBQ would help as well.
 
 
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/03 10:37:15 (permalink)
    Meridy's Restaurant and Lounge in Russell, Kansas serves some of the most flavorful, thick, and nicely priced steaks I have ever ordered anywhere in this great country of ours.   They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Their buffet for lunch and dinner is a steal for all you can eat, under $8.00.
     
    And it fills your request, as it is close to I-70 with easy on and off access.
     
     
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/03 11:56:08 (permalink)
    Nice!  I'll have to check that out.
     
    This trip is going to take 2.5 days, and I have a dilemma for the first night.  I'm thinking of stopping in Columbus, OH for dinner.  Do I stop and get sliders from White Castle or do I stop at Schmidt's Sausage Haus and feast on the Autobahn buffet?
     
    What do all of you think?
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/03 12:20:52 (permalink)
    berkovw

    Nice!  I'll have to check that out.

    This trip is going to take 2.5 days, and I have a dilemma for the first night.  I'm thinking of stopping in Columbus, OH for dinner.  Do I stop and get sliders from White Castle or do I stop at Schmidt's Sausage Haus and feast on the Autobahn buffet?

    What do all of you think?

     
    I would take Schmidt's over White Castle any day of the week.
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/03 12:37:08 (permalink)
    Me too.  Schmidt's Bahama Mama "The Original" is delicious.
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/03 12:38:35 (permalink)
    berkovw

    This trip is going to take 2.5 days, and I have a dilemma for the first night.  I'm thinking of stopping in Columbus, OH for dinner.  Do I stop and get sliders from White Castle or do I stop at Schmidt's Sausage Haus and feast on the Autobahn buffet?
    Why not both?  A couple of burgers from White Castle would do nicely as an appetizer, or if you spend the night in Columbus you could visit it for breakfast.
     
    There are no White Castles close to my home so when I'm on the road I try to make at least one stop.
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/03 12:51:57 (permalink)
    Just west of Columbus, in West Jefferson,you'll find Henry's. It's on U.S. 40, which parallels I-70, and it's just a short jump from the interstate. Henry's is famous for pies -- just ask Buffetbuster.
     
    http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/544/henrys
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/03 13:27:13 (permalink)
    Is Henry's open late because I wouldn't be travelling through until around 7-8 or so.
     
    As for the decision between Schmidt's and White Castle.  I enjoy White Castle and there are none here in SW PA.   Also, eating at Schimdt's, while I love it, might make me a little sluggish and tired and I want to get to eastern Kansas by the morning.
     
    Plus, I'll want to have at least one Dunkel and that won't help the sluggishness.
     
    I do love the Bahama Mamas though.
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/03 14:04:39 (permalink)
    A few suggestions....
    In St Louis; Crown Candy Kitchen is not far off of I-70 just north of downtown.  Very good BLT sandwich and ice cream.
    Excellent barbecue can be had at Pappy's or Bogart's; both are about a 15 minute drive away from 70 near downtown St Louis.
    In Columbia, MO  very good pizza at Shakespeare's, and great burgers at Booche's.  Both are downtown, about 10 minutes off the highway.
    Kansas City, well, Arthur Bryant's is only a few minutes south of the highway just east of downtown.  
     
     
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/04 18:12:40 (permalink)
    Free State Brewery has great eats in downtown Lawrence, Kansas.  The Cozy Inn in downtown Salina, Kansas serves only small burgers - similar to White Castle, only better (since 1922).   La Fiesta is immediately south of I-70 in Abilene, Kansas with a very good Mexican buffet.  The Hitching Post in Old Abilene Town further south in Abilene has very good breakfast and lunch.
     
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/04/04 18:39:19 (permalink)
    It's been a number of years since I ate there, but I thoroughly enjoyed the Brookville Hotel in Abilene -- reviewed on this site.  Fried chicken only.  http://www.brookvillehotel.com/menu.htm
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    Re:Places to eat along I-70 2013/06/11 21:50:20 (permalink)
    I second Henry's in West Jefferson. Went there on the way home from Kansas to PA in May, based on the recommendations here, and wish I lived closer! Simple, quality food, and PIE!

    Have to suggest any Skyline Chili you can find across Ohio; Square Donuts in Terre Haute, Indiana; and Strouds (two locations in Kansas City) for fried chicken and cinnamon rolls. Outstanding!

    Have fun!
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