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Good eats or farms along the I-99 (LA to Sac)?

I'm travelling the I-99 this time,
Any recommendations for good eats or farms to visit along the I-99?

This includes: modesto, stockton, merced, turlock, madera to bakersfield etc

Thanks in advance

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  1. Swedish pancakes in Kingsburg at the PalahorseCafe on their main drag if you get there before 11am. Swedish plate lunch there too and some Swedish food products. This is a charming little stop with the huge Swedish coffee pot for the water tower you see from the highway.

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    1. re: glbtrtr

      That would be the Dala Horse at 1531 Draper.

    2. What time of day are you travelling?

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      1. re: FresnoFacts

        Haven't decided yet (it sorta depends on the food options), do you have something particular in mind?

      2. FTR, "Interstate 99" is in Pennsylvania. Much to the dismay of Fresnans, State Route 99 is not a designated interstate route.

        If you find yourself in Bakersfield around dinner time, you can't beat Woolgrowers for basque food.

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        1. re: ricepad

          Never noticed any dismay, but we do tend to call it just 99 or Hwy 99, not "the" 99, likewise in these here parts it's just I-5, not "the" 5. <vbg>

          1. re: PolarBear

            "The 99" and "The 5" are so LA!
            [shudder]

          2. re: ricepad

            what are the good items to order at Woolgrower's? thanks

            1. re: StephP

              The last time I was there, it was for lunch, and IIRC they have rotating daily specials at lunch. The last dinner I had was oxtails (I think...been a while), which were good. A little fatty, but good.

          3. Sal's Mexican Restaurant at 2163 Park St in Selma - this is an institution, and is in the middle of your trip to Sac (a little over three hours to go). While n/b on 99, exit on 2nd Street, turn left, this becomes Nebraska and you make your first left turn onto Thompson, a couple of more blocks then left on Park Street. If you get lost, everyone knows where this restaurant is. I am partial to their Chile Verde plate. If the weather is cold, get some of the Cocido. Be prepared to be a little drowsy after, good Mexican food does that to me.

            1. Not exactly a farm, but definitely worth a stop if you've got a cooler and would like to buy some sausages to take home with you-
              Lockeford Meat & Sausage Services
              19775 N Cotton
              Lockeford, CA 95237
              (209) 727-5584

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              Lockeford Meat & Sausage
              19775 Cotton St, Lockeford, CA 95237

              1. In Bakersfield...Woolgrower's is good, I give a slight edge to Benji's, though, for Basque food. Los Tacos De Huicho for unbelievably good Mexican food, Sunday Brunch at the Crystal Palace will fill you up for the entire day, Dewar's for Ice Cream, and...if you have the time or inclination...a margarita at Mexicali.

                Superior Dairy in Hanford...about 20 miles west of Visalia...is also worth a stop for ice cream.

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                Superior Dairy
                325 N Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230

                Crystal Palace
                3223 Sillect Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308

                Los Tacos De Huicho
                123 E 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93305