Indiana - US 30 - Breakfast & Lunch Recs
I'm taking a motorcycle trip from Chicago to Columbus, OH following US30 across Indiana and into Ohio (returning the same way a few days later).
Looking for breakfast and lunch recommendations (diner food is great!) as close to US30 as possible. I'd like to stop for breakfast east of Valparaiso (unless there's a place between Merrillville and Valparaiso that's really good).
I'll be stopping frequently for gas and the food stops are intended for some well needed rest.
If you have recommendations for Ohio, I'll be posting a similarly titled post to keep them separate.
I ate at Viking chili bowl last Sunday... I wasn't impressed. Everything seemed to be a combination of canned and frozen food, much like the rest of the greek spots in town.
I've heard that Country Kitchen and Suzie's Cafe have good fresh food, but I have been to neither. Suzie's Cafe is in a small business park on the south side of 30 by the Harley Davidson dealership. Country Kitchen is a block and a half north of 30 on Washington.
The Mexican restaurants in this area are great for breakfast. El Amigo in Schereville is on 30 just past 41. Its on the north side of the road in a strip mall.
Thanks for the recs....I love Mexican breakfasts but I'm wondering if they will be open at zero dark thirty! I hope to be through Schereville by 7:00 AM (Eastern) as I'm trying to get around traffic as early as possible.
I'll probably be hitting the Harley dealer for dip dots (not food.....oil dip stick covers; collecting these) and might try one of those two places.
I stopped at Suzie's for lunch yesterday....
They have a sign that says that they were voted the best breakfast in Valpo by one of the local papers. #1 in pizza was Pizza Hut and #1 in donuts was Dunkin' Donuts, so I knew that wasn't a good sign. I had seen some passable tomatoes lately, so I got a BLT. The tomatoes were awful and the bread was stale. The other food that I saw coming out seemed like the frozen/canned variety. Sorry... bad chow advice.
Where did you eat? I went to Country Kitchen today and was very impressed. I had the brioche dish.... two slices of brioche with an egg fried in the middle of each, bearnaise, and "home fries" (they were more like steak fries). It was excellent, but with all that butter (buttery bread fried in butter with butter sauce), I could only eat half of it. I also had a little of the corned beef hash, which was pretty good. My gf had the chocolate chip pancakes, which she loved. They have wine too, so I got a mimosa to kick my hangover. The prices were pretty reasonable for the quality... $6-7 gets you breakfast.
I work an upscale french/contemporary american restaurant and saw four of our regulars there, and the cooks at work also recommend it.