Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55

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2011/08/14 18:40:36 (permalink)

Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55

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!
 
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    Extreme Glow
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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/14 21:45:44 (permalink)
    Just off I-44 in St. Louis, I would recommend Adriana's on The Hill.
    http://www.adrianasonthehill.com/
     
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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/14 23:18:39 (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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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/15 09:37:16 (permalink)
    I think the Cozy Dog Drive In and Dr. of BBQ in Springfield, IL would "meat" your requirements!
     
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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/15 20:10:26 (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
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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/15 20:52:32 (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?
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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/21 19:39:53 (permalink)
    I have always wanted to try Joe Rogers chili in Springfield, IL and Cozy Dog.
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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/21 21:05:14 (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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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/21 22:23:15 (permalink)
    Five and Diner in St. Robert, Missouri. The chicken fried steak is really good.
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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/21 22:39:45 (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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    Re:Tulsa-Chicagoland via I-44 and I-55 2011/08/22 08:14:59 (permalink)
    Speaking of horseshoes, if the OP can't wait until Springfield the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield would be a good stop.
     
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