Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!?

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Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!?

Hey folks,
 
Vacation started today.  Made no plans, looked at the map and thought we could make a circle.  Looking for great food and fun.  Doesnt matter the type just want something I cant cook or get where I am.  Got two briskets smokin and may not want bbq but love the standards [fried fish, chicken, shrimp, soul food, chinesse, mexican, burgers, stuff that will make me slap me and my wife! lol].   I appreciate any and everyone who will take the time to advise us on places you like..
 
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    Littleman
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/20 12:28:24 (permalink)
    You should include Memphis in your road trip.  Here's some places to stop and rest on your way from Memphis to Dallas. 
    For outstanding BBQ stop at Roadside BBQ @ Exit 271 off I 40 In W Memphis, AR. Get off I 40 at Exit 241A/B and go N to Colt, AR on Highway 1. Take a left on Highway 306 and go to Greg and Jim's for good BBQ. Get off I40 at Exit 241A/B and go S on North Washington Street in Forrest City, AR to The Ole Sawmill Cafe. It's open for breakfast, lunch or dinner and serves outstanding country food. Get off on the S side of I40 on N Washington and go about 2 blocks to Ole Sawmill Cafe on your right. Craig's BBQ in Devall's Bluff, AR is outstanding. Get off I 40 at Exit 183 at Carlisle, AR on Highway 13 and go S to Nick's BBQ in Carlisle, AR. Get off I 40 at Exit 175 at Lonoke, AR and go S on Highway 31 to E 8th Street and go to Pruett's for good BBQ.
    I would not stop in Little Rock, AR unless you just want to. If you need to stop get off I 30 at Exit 133 and go N on Geyser Springs Road to Sim's for good BBQ. At Exit 116 at Benton, AR you will find outstanding road food at Ed & Kay's Restaurant on the N side of I30 for lunch and dinner. On up the road at Arkadelphia, AR you will find good hamburger's at Hamburger Barn or good country food for breakfast or lunch at The Honeycomb Restaurant at Exit 73.
    Get off I30 at Exit 1 and go S to Arkansas Blvd. Turn left and go to Big Jakes for outstanding BBQ. If you want real family country food then get off I30 at Exit 222 in Texarkana, TX and go to Bryce's Cafeteria for the best home cooked food in America. It's just off I30 at Exit 222 and very convenient.
    One of my favorite road stops is Ramage Farms Country Store at Exit 208 for good road food. The restaurant is an old building just off the N side of I30 and has all sorts of food stuff to purchase to take home. They serve outstanding BBQ, sandwiches, combo plates and steaks. Stop by if just to rest and get a cold drink. It's worth the effort to visit the old store. Stop at Nana's Diner in New Boston, TX. Get off I30 at Exit 201 on N Center St. and get a good country meal at Nana's which is right off I30. Get Off I30 at Exit 127 on Shannon Road in Sulphur Springs, TX and go to Burton's Family Restaurant for great road food at breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a typical diner and nothing is fancy about it but the food which is not expensive. It's next to the Best Western and convenient for quick access to I30.
    Roadside BBQ @ 196 Arkansas 147, West Memphis, AR 870 - 733 - 9208.
    Greg & Jim's Grocery & BBQ @ Hwy 306, Colt, AR. 870 - 633 - 0541.
    The Ole Sawmill Cafe @ 2299 N. Washington St., Forrest City, AR 870 - 630 - 2299.
    http://olesawmillcafe.com/
    Craig's BBQ @ Rt. 70, Devalls Bluff, AR. 501 - 998 - 2616.
    Nick's Bar B Que @ Hwy. 13 N., Carlisle, AR. 870 - 552 - 3887.
    http://www.nicksbq.com/
    Pruett's Bar B Que @ 108 E. 8th St., Lonoke, AR. 501 - 676 - 2622.
    Sims BBQ @ 7601 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock, AR 501 - 562 - 8844.
    Ed and Kay's Restaurant @ 15228 Interstate 30 N., Benton, AR 501 - 315 - 3663.
    Hamburger Barn @ 2813 Pine Street, Arkadelphia, AR 870 - 246 - 5556.
    The Honeycomb Restaurant @ 710 Main Street, Arkadelphia, AR 870 - 245 - 2333.
    http://www.honeycombrestaurant.com/
    Big Jake's BBQ @ 1521 Arkansas Boulevard, Texarkana, AR 870 - 774 - 0099.
    http://www.bigjakesbbq.com/home.html
    Bryce's Cafeteria @ 2021 Mall Dr., Texarkana, TX 903 - 792 - 1611.
    http://www.brycescafeteria.com/
    Ramage Farms Country Store @ 901 Main St., Hooks, TX 903 - 547 - 6187.
    http://www.ramagefarms.com/
    Nana's Family Diner @ 1026 North Center St/, New Boston, TX 903 - 628 - 0700.
    Burton's Family Restaurant @ 1505 Shannon Rd E, Sulphur Springs, TX 903 - 885 - 5976.
    http://www.burtonsfamilyrestaurant.com/
     
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/20 13:19:21 (permalink)
    Littleman Im very impressed.  I truly thank you for taking the time to do that.  Really, I want to thank you again!  I am printing this as I type and cant wait to visit these places.  I think you read my wifes mind as she just said she mainly wants to see the mountains in AR.  I cant wait to try these places.  I was thinking of a log cabin experience at first but they were check in at 5 out at 11 and were $150-$200 a night.  I figure we can find some chep motels and make the best of it.  Really, thanks again man.  I love this site!
     
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/20 16:53:01 (permalink)
    What route you taking??
     
     
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/20 17:04:47 (permalink)
    The way things are looking straight to arkansas to get a hubcap burger along with the others littleman suggested.  I so want some pizza and  wings from big lous in san antonio but dont want to drive forever.  I have a week off and will be able to fill up anytime so Im open to all suggestions.  I just want some food that makes you come back even though you had other plans..
     
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/20 17:07:39 (permalink)
    This was all last minute so I dont have a route just yet.  Im going to load up the gps and drive to answer your question..
     
    I know this isnt the first time this trip has been made and Im sure you guys have tweaked this to perfection - including the cheapest places to stay.
     
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/21 13:53:06 (permalink)
    Do you have even a rough route with some locations? Those states are big places and (for example) there is no sense in telling you about places in the center of Kansas and Missouri If you are just looping through the corners.
     
    BTW if you ARE just looping through the corners, check out the great things along Route 66 in Kansas: http://www.kansastravel.org/route66d.htm particularly Cafe on the Route & 4 Women on the Route.
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/21 23:29:46 (permalink)
    I can give you Oklahoma places if you give us a route. So can Tiki.
     
    Sfreader that is a awesome Kansas site that I learned about from you several years ago. Working my way across Kansas a bit at a time. Just went to Cozy Inn & The Brookville Hotel.
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/22 09:43:26 (permalink)
    I was at the Cozy Inn just over a week ago. Some places never change.
     
    If you have some good Kansas places that aren't on there, I am always looking for new places.
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/22 13:40:25 (permalink)
    Everytime I go by Ed and Kays in Benton, they are closed. I usually hit Benton midafternoon, are they closed after noon on weekends?
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/23 07:57:40 (permalink)
    Sfreader made the Nuway cafe on the same trip. If I think of any Kansas joints I will let you know. It is a great website for Kansas. Wish Oklahoma had something similar.
    www.kansastravel.org
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/23 08:43:07 (permalink)
    if in kansas this weekendm there is a big jazz festival in overland park. i'll even serve a fellow roadfooder for free.
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/23 11:56:42 (permalink)
    keenyb,
     
    I will be at the Great Lenexa Barbeque Battle (Kansas State BBQ contest) a few miles away.
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/24 08:42:08 (permalink)
    ya, we do a few events in Lenexa but not the bbq cookoff. it is a very good event though. been there in years past. are you a bbq team?
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/24 09:01:54 (permalink)
    No, but we know many of the folks that are in teams.
     
    Three years ago, this was the place where I first told my now wife that I loved her.
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    Re:Trip from Dallas to Oklahoma-Kansas-Mosourri-Arkansas-and back!? 2011/06/25 00:39:03 (permalink)
    I wonder if you will be going to MISSOURI!!!!!
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