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Apr 14, 2008 07:07 PM

Road Trip... need cheap meal recs!!!

The husband and I are taking a cross-country road trip through the following cities:
Albuquerque, NM
Oklahoma City, OK
Nashville, TN
Harrisburg, PA

Any cheap eat recs at any of the cities will be greatly appreciated!!!

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  1. In Albuquerque you want to head for The Frontier.

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    1. re: GroovinGourmet

      Agreed. And a few blocks away is El Patio, a funky New Mexican eatery in a converted old house. Great food and priced right for a University neighborhood.

      El Patio De Albuquerque
      142 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

      1. re: AzDumpling

        Wish I'd said that.

        Scatter, smother and cover me, baby!

      2. In Oklahoma CIty find a JIMMYS EGG.. better than waffle house and ihop.. and inexpensive..

        1. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, hate to repeat myself, but our favorite place -- and it is a CHAIN -- is Pappadeux Seafood Kitchen, at Jefferson and I-25. Oysters on the half shell a bargain, as well as great seafood dishes.

          Happy trails!

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          1. re: grantham

            I like Pappadeaux's quite a bit, but I would hardly classify them as cheap eats.

            1. re: ThaGroovinGourmet

              I was thinking of the fact that we have paid up to $20 per dozen or more for fresh oysters on the half shell, while Pappadeux, for over a month this spring, was selling them for $3.95 per dozen. The other offerings there aren't all necessarily cheap, but a good value. They claim to fly their fish in twice as frequently as the other (Landry's, for instance) seafood chains. After sampling the other dishes, I find these claims plausible.

              1. re: grantham

                $20 a dozen???

                You're getting tooled, dude.

                1. re: ThaGroovinGourmet

                  You can see why I think Pappadeux is a good deal.

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            1. It is confusing. I'm always happy to discuss Pappaduex, though.