Caruthersville, MO area?
Hope it's not too late, but the best places (and things) to eat in Cville are at Don's Place on Ward Ave. or Womble On Inn [pepper steak sandwich and chili burgers are identical at both and equally awesome], plate lunches at the Roundhouse are decent [and have excellent hamburgers] and 4th Street Deli has good sandwiches. Don't miss the "to die for" BBQ at Chubby's in Hayti (5 miles away - get the pulled pork, slaw and beans). Dyersburg, TN is 17 mi. away and has good steaks at Tennessee Ribeye. You are also not far from all you can eat catfish and country ham at Reelfoot Lake in TN.