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I-5 Blues

dordogne Dec 21, 2006 10:54 PM

We're making our annual holiday journey from the Bay Area to Los Angeles on I-5. In-N-Out Burger has been our lunch stop for many years, but are there any other fast, chow-worthy options on (or just off) that dismal stretch of highway? Can't deal with the lines at Harris Ranch.

  1. Carrie 218 Dec 21, 2006 10:58 PM

    Harris Ranch is about it - but I'm surprised at your comment about lines... I've never had to wait.

    1. toodie jane Dec 23, 2006 01:44 AM

      stop at Gustine, just south of Patterson, for some good deli sandwiches, and on weekends, BBQ's chicken and tri-tip. 70-odd handmade sausages, both fresh cured and frozen to suit any taste. Friendly folks in a friendly little town. Real traditional Portugese linguisa.

      Take the Gustine exit, travel east about 5 mintues and turn left onto the highway that runs east through town. Turn left just past the school and at the next stop sign is Wolfsen's. A real valley gem.

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        westside Dec 23, 2006 06:26 AM

        I would recommend Debbie's Place in Avenal. They have the best burgers around - better than In n Out. They are located on the main drag at Skyline Blvd and 5th Avenue in Avenal. From I-5, take Hwy 269 exit south 5 minutes over the hill into Avenal. It is about halfway between SF and LA.

        1. PolarBear Dec 23, 2006 10:35 PM

          Another option would be in Buttonwillow, a Mexican place (Tita's, iirc) gets raves, there's also an Indian place nearby. A search on this board should produce a number of threads.

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