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Cross-country road trip lunches!

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I am embarking on a trip this weekend in a couple stages: Minneapolis to Chicago, then Chicago to Pittsburgh. I am looking for some good lunch stops - restaurants with character!! (I didn't see much on our route on roadfood where we needed something.) I'll be on 90/94 in Wisconsin, stopping at Madison or somewhere before (restaurant suggestions may influence when we stop!) - then it looks like around Toledo might be a good stop on the way to Pittsburgh. Any suggestions? Don't want to spend too much time off the road, but want good non-fast-food!!

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  1. You'll be going right by the Norske Nook in Osseo, WI -- to be honest, I didn't think the lunch food was that special, but people swear by their pies.

    Lots of good choices in Madison, as the Madison threads can tell you, but off the top of my head I'm not sure what I'd suggest that's right off 90/94. The best Chinese place in town, China Palace, is near the airport, not too far out of your way. But you sound like you're looking for something more "roadfoody."