Quick! In need of recos for last minute road trip from Chicago to MN
I just found out I'm going on a last minute road trip from Highland Park, IL (suburb about 30 minutes north of Chicago) to Center City, Minneapolis. I thought it would be a great idea to stop along the way at any awesome little spots... We're not big fans of deep fried and hamburgers, and don't eat pork, but anything else goes! Any recommendations along the way for some small town cute places (or big town, if there's something amazing, haha)?
Thanks a lot!
Thanks guys! All helpful... we're leaving at about 5/6 AM, so unfortunately lunch is out of the question for The Cheese Factory, which I'm very dissapointed about. Breakfast is a possibility, but we're usually up for lighter breakfasts, such as great scones with coffee. Any places like that around 2/3 hours into the drive?
Here ya go for b'fast...recommended in Roadfood.com
Pine Cone Restaurant
6162 US Hwy 51
De Forest, Wisconsin 53532-2958
6162 US Hwy 51, De Forest, WI 53532-2958
Tel: (608) 249-8778
Map this restaurant: Expedia.com
Also the Roman Castle in Mauston, Wi (Exit 69 turn left at bottom of ramp...1/2 mile on left) Great b'fast and lunch...try the b'fast burrito. It's grilled and huge. Great fried eggplant too.
It's not "small town," but Wisconsin Dells, believe it or not, has some good places to eat. My two finds from a recent trip are technically in Lake Delton - take exit #92 from I-94 and go towards Lake Delton (Hwy 12?) for a mile or so.
The Cheese Factory - Perky, family-friendly, all-vegetarian restaurant. Look for the bright-blue house on the right.
David's Jamaican Cuisine - Small, family-run, non-touristy place that's a branch of a Madison staple. Keep going on Hwy 12 and turn right at Hwy 23 (downtown Lake Delton) - it's just past the gas station on the right.
More info in my post here:
David's Jamaican Cuisine
126 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Cheese Factory Restaurant
521 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965