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m2violin

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Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Sun, 08/14/11 6:40 PM (permalink)
I'm leaving Saturday for a road trip from Tulsa to Chicago's far northwest suburbs via I-44 and I-55. I'm hoping to stop at non-chain, local restaurants for meals. I'm looking for recommendations in Missouri and Illinois. They need to be cheap, NO CHAINS and no more than a 5-10 minute drive from I-44 or  I-55.
Thanks for any recommendations!
 
 
#1
    Extreme Glow

    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Sun, 08/14/11 9:45 PM (permalink)
    Just off I-44 in St. Louis, I would recommend Adriana's on The Hill.
    http://www.adrianasonthehill.com/
     
     
    #2
      HDtravlr1

      Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Sun, 08/14/11 11:18 PM (permalink)
      Got this tip from a well traveled roadfooder who knows his pie-Buffetbuster
      A slice of Pie in Rolla, MO
       
       
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        ScreamingChicken

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        • Location: Stoughton, WI
        Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Mon, 08/15/11 9:37 AM (permalink)
        I think the Cozy Dog Drive In and Dr. of BBQ in Springfield, IL would "meat" your requirements!
         
        Brad
         
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          guspas

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          • Location: Evanston, IL
          Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Mon, 08/15/11 8:10 PM (permalink)
          I-55 doesn't take u to the NW Suburbs of Chicago.  But if your close to Evanston, Drop by my place, Wiener and Still Champion
           
          #5
            HDtravlr1

            Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Mon, 08/15/11 8:52 PM (permalink)
            Had some pretty good catfish here:
            Dowd's Catfish and BBQ
            1760 West Elm Street,
            Lebanon, MO (417) 532-1777
            Got this place from a local. I went to the Catfish place last time I was in Lebanon
            Cornerstone Subs and Pizzas
            Cornerstone Subs & Pizza
            399 South Jefferson Avenue,
            Lebanon, MO (417) 588-3616
             
            Do you need ideas for Springfield Mo?
             
            #6
              HDtravlr1

              Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Sun, 08/21/11 7:39 PM (permalink)
              I have always wanted to try Joe Rogers chili in Springfield, IL and Cozy Dog.
               
              #7
                HDtravlr1

                Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Sun, 08/21/11 9:05 PM (permalink)
                It appears I need to add the Dr of BBQ to my growing Springfield IL list. It is hard for me to pass up St Louis.
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Sun, 08/21/11 10:23 PM (permalink)
                  Five and Diner in St. Robert, Missouri. The chicken fried steak is really good.
                   
                  #9
                    the grillman

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                    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Sun, 08/21/11 10:39 PM (permalink)
                    Slice of Pie in Rolla is a must.   Ted Drewes in St Louis, frozen custard.  Carl's Drive in, St Louis for hamburgers and rootbeer.  Consider Crown Candy Kitchen, BLT and a malt, also OConnell's Pub for hamburgers.    Amighetti's for sandwiches on the Hill.
                     
                    And Cozy Dog in Springfield, Ill, - corndogs,  and Darcy's Pint for a horseshoe sandwich.
                     
                     
                     
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                      ScreamingChicken

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                      Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 Mon, 08/22/11 8:14 AM (permalink)
                      Speaking of horseshoes, if the OP can't wait until Springfield the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield would be a good stop.
                       
                      Brad
                       
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