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

husbandlover Apr 14, 2008 07:07 PM

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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    dtuggle Oct 13, 2008 03:09 PM

    an answer way too late, but for future hounds who are interested in goto lists in metro OKC

    steak- up scale Boulevard Steak House, Edmond OK

    mexican- Teds Escondido, 3 locations, get the giant hand rolled pulled chicken tamales, they have no equal, medium price

    Indian- Ajanta, very reasonable great Bhoti masala

    itlalian- reasonable- Papa Dios

    just off the top of my head

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      grantham Aug 17, 2008 02:16 PM

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

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        grantham Aug 15, 2008 10:21 PM

        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
          ThaGroovinGourmet Aug 16, 2008 07:11 PM

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

          1. re: ThaGroovinGourmet
            grantham Aug 17, 2008 02:15 PM

            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
              ThaGroovinGourmet Aug 18, 2008 06:45 AM

              $20 a dozen???

              You're getting tooled, dude.

              1. re: ThaGroovinGourmet
                grantham Aug 18, 2008 06:17 PM

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

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          Bullbear Aug 15, 2008 10:03 PM

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

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            AzDumpling Apr 15, 2008 10:28 AM

            Two Words.

            Waffle House

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            1. re: AzDumpling
              GroovinGourmet Apr 17, 2008 09:01 AM

              Wish I'd said that.

              Scatter, smother and cover me, baby!

            2. GroovinGourmet Apr 15, 2008 09:30 AM

              In Albuquerque you want to head for The Frontier.

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              1. re: GroovinGourmet
                tastyjon Aug 18, 2008 09:26 PM

                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

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