Nashville to East Lansing, MI

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gbailey
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Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Thu, 07/5/12 2:39 PM
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This is a tough one -- have to drive from Nashville to East Lansing ON A SUNDAY! Looking for any Roadfood recommendations, probably between Louisville and Indianapolis and Indianapolis and East Lansing.

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Re:Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Thu, 07/5/12 3:06 PM
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Man, that is tough.  I have lots of really good suggestions, but almost all of them are closed on a Sunday.
 
In Columbus, Indiana, try Zaharako's Ice Cream Parlor.  The place is gorgeous!

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Re:Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Thu, 07/5/12 9:01 PM
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In East Lansing, try El Azteco...legendary and should be open on Sunday. For a more gourmet experience, try Dusty's Cellar in Okemos, not that far from EL. We love them both.

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Re:Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Fri, 07/6/12 3:03 AM
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J Graham's Cafe at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.
Home of the "Hot Brown".
Open 7AM to 2 PM Daily I think they're on EDT.
Also have a Buffet
http://www.brownhotel.com/dining.htm
If you've never had a Hot Brown, nows your chance! Well worth Stopping!
http://www.brownhotel.com/dining-hot-brown.htm
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Re:Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Fri, 07/6/12 7:56 PM
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I have some suggestions near the Indiana-Michigan border:
 
Clay's Family Restaurant, 7815 North Old 27, Fremont, IN
www.claysfamilyrestaurant.com
I-69 exit 157, west on to 4-way stop, north (right) on Old 27 about 1/2 mile
closed on Mondays
 
Marshall Moonraker, 11401 17 Mile Road, Marshall, MI
www.marshallmoonraker.com
I-69 exit 32, east on F Drive South to stop, north (left) on 17 Mile Road about 2 miles
 
Schuler's Restaurant & Pub, 115 South Eagle Street, Marshall, MI
www.schulersrestaurant.com
I-69 exit 36, east on Michigan Avenue past the fountain circle to first downtown traffic light, turn right onto Eagle Street
 
Cornwell's Turkeyville, 18935 15-1/2 Mile Road, Marshall, MI
www.turkeyville.com
I-69 exit 42, west on N Drive North (Turkeyville Road) about 1/2 mile to corner of N Drive North and 15-1/2 Mile Road
You can have anything you want, as long as what you want is turkey.

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Re:Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Sat, 07/7/12 8:46 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions!

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Re:Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Sat, 07/7/12 11:13 AM
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Here are some suggestions.  Call ahead to see if they are open on Sunday. 
Get off I 65 at Exit 2 in Franklin, KY and go to Nashville Road in Franklin, KY to Jim's BBQ for outstanding KY country food. Get off I 65 at Exit 26 in Bowling Gren, KY and go W on Cemetery Road or Fairview Avenue to Chestnut. Take a left and go to Brickyard Cafe for fine Italian for lunch and dinner. Get off I 65 at Exit 65 in Munfordville, KY and go S on Main Street to Big Bubba Buck 's BBQ for good Kentucky BBQ. Get off I 65 at Exit 86 at Glendale, KY and go to The Whistle Stop or Tony York's for outstanding southern country food for lunch or dinner. Get off I 65 at Exit 94 in Elizabetown, KY and go W on Mulberry to Commerce Drive. Take a left and go to Texas Outlaw BBQ for good road food.

Jim's BBQ @ 6111 Nashville Rd., Franklin, KY. 270 - 586 - 9851.
Brickyard Cafe @ 1026 Chestnut St., Bowling Green, KY 270 - 843 - 6431.
http://www.brickyardcafe.net/
Big Bubba Bucks BBQ @ 1802 Main St., Munfordville, KY 270 - 524 - 3333.
The Whistle Stop Restaurant @ 216 East Main St., Glendale, KY 270 - 369 - 7969.
http://www.whistlestoprestaurant.net/
Tony York's @ 201 East Main Street, Glendale, KY 270 - 369 - 6000. I65/EXIT86.
Texas Outlaw BBQ @ 220 Commerce Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 270 - 234 - 8586.
Get off I 65 at Exit 94 in Elizabethtown, KY and go W on N Mulberry about half a mile to Stone Hearth Restaurant for outstanding southern food. The fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy is outstanding. Get a Kentucky tradition Hot Brown sandwich or one of their delicious po boys. Call ahead and get a box lunch to go. Get off I 65 at Exit 127 in Louisville, KY and go E on Highway 1065 to Preston Highway. Take a left a go 3 blocks to Bootleg BBQ for outstanding southern food open at 11AM for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. For good home style food with a water front view get off I 65 at Exit 0 at Court and go W to the first street. Take a left and go S to Riverside Drive to Buck Head Mountain Grill for lunch or dinner.
Stone Hearth Restaurant @ 1001 North Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY 270 - 765 - 4898.
http://www.stonehearthetown.com/
Bootleg BBQ @ 7508 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY. 502 - 239 - 2722.
http://www.bootlegbbq.net/
Buckhead Mountain Grill @ 4112 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 502 - 966 - 5555.
http://www.eatatbuckheads.com/

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Re:Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Sat, 07/7/12 2:09 PM
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Near East Lansing, in Okemos, there is an odd little establishment called the Traveler's Club International and Tuba Museum.  You'd be hard pressed to find a more literally named restaurant.  An eclectic menu with dishes from a around the world and more tubas than you've ever hoped to see in one place make up the charm of this university town diner.  A lot of the dishes are vegetarian, but it's not a vegetarian restaurant; still plenty of meat choices and standard diner fare for the carnivorous customer.  Traveler's Club is a tiny bit dingy, but it wears its dinginess more as a welcoming patina rather than plain old ordinary filth.  You know...the way a Roadfood restaurant is supposed to look.
 
Have a great trip!
Buddy
 
Traveler's Club International and Tuba Museum
2138 Hamilton Road
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 349-1701
http://www.travelerstuba.com/

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Re:Nashville to East Lansing, MI - Thu, 07/12/12 3:11 PM
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I'll second the hot brown at the Brown Hotel! I had my first experience there last month, and it was heavenly.
 
If you're looking for something a little more low-key, the Dizzy Whiz Drive-In in Louisville has pretty good thin-patty burgers, the atmosphere is nice, and the price is right.
 
My only Indianapolis dining experience was at the Mug 'n' Bun Drive-In, and I really enjoyed the breaded pork tenderloin there. The root beer wasn't bad, either.  I did try to sample the Workingman's Friend while I was in town, but when I got there, it didn't appear to be open (no cars in the parking lot), and the neighborhood seemed a little... rough. There was a not-so-friendly-looking gentleman eyeing my car from across the street, so I didn't bother getting out to check before turning around and retracing my route to the highway.