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Aug 7, 2006 02:43 PM

Driving Memphis to St. Louis, seeing road food stops

Would appreciate any recommendations on the way from Memphis to St. Louis of great places to eat. Thanks.

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  1. I have done that route and will look forward to other's answers. We had to stop at Lambert's nr Seikston. Home of true chow along with "throwed rolls"; literally they toss the puffy woder-type rolls at you and pass the side dishes from table to table. My rec would be to get something saucey . I tried the grilled chicken and thought the benefit of lubricant would have helped. Go for the atmosphere and possibly the pie.
    Closer to STL the Blue Owl in Kimswick is ment to be good at home food, and maybe that is where the pie/dessert option came from.
    Enjoy the drive.

    1. Lamberts is okay for the "throwed roll" experience, but don't expect much from the food, which is plentiful but very mediocre. The stretch of road you'll be traveling is pretty thin in places worth stopping for. There are catfish farms in the boot heel, so fried catfish is a good bet in the area. Let me know if you need a name. It will require a detour off of I55. Other than that, you're probably best advised to start out with meat and three in memphis, and then pick up some bbq for the drive to stl.

      1. Dixie Pig bbq in Blytheville, AK. No tomato sauce of any kind. Dry rub and smoke with some vinegar sauce on the table.

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          1. re: Extreme Glow

            It (at least) was in Blytheville, Arkansas (sorry, not Alaska), and is a bit off the highway, but any local should be able to point you to it.

        1. Further west past Lambert's is Tami's BBQ. Of course, there's plenty of good BBQ in Memphis.

          How about My Daddy's Cheesecake in Cape Girardeau?

          111 N Main St
          Cape Girardeau, MO 63701