I-24 to St. Louis, I-70 to Abilene, KS
I-24 to St. Louis, I-70 to Abilene, KS is how we will be traveling from metro Atlanta to central Kansas. We are planning a trip again in June, but do not know where we will be at meal times. Therefore, any suggestions for good casual places are welcome - preferably within a mile of our interstate route.
My # 1 recommendation is 17th Bar and Grill in Marion, IL. Get the ribs. You can search online for Mike Mills, the owner, who is a 3 time grand champion at Memphis in May. There's also a location in O'Fallon, IL.
Shakespear's Pizza in Columbia,MO is very well known.It is not one mile off the interstate, but also not that far.
There is a great hole in the wall chicken place called King Edwards that is a mile or two off of the Zumbehl exit in St. Charles MO just west of St. Louis.
Also. Crown Candy is a few miles off the interstate in St. Louis city. A St.Louis institution.
If you are in Columbia at meal time, don't be tempted to eat at the highway restaurants. Downtown Columbia is a mile south down Providence and there are a number of good choices. Ernies, Shakespeares, Booches, Sycamore, Main Squeeze, Bangkok Gardens, Flat Branch, Smokin' Chicks, Sub Shop.