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Jun 14, 2008 10:26 AM

I-40 Albuquerque to Memphis

It's time for the long drive home. What are good places to try during the long drive from Albuquerque to Memphis this coming week? We are most interested in good regional or local cuisine, not too pricey...BBQ, Tex-Mex, Mexican, N. Mexican, etc., etc.


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  1. Wondering Dochoch what restaurants you ultimately stopped at--we will be traveling I-40 on our trip from Missouri to California. Any words of wisdom from you or anyone else?

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    1. re: coffeebrownies

      Every year on our trip to our winter home in So. Cal we would always end up in Amarillo at lunch. We found a place called the Country Barn Steakhouse at the west end of town on I-40. We have never been disappointed with our meal. The service was good, portions excellent and was clean inside and always busy. The restroom sinks are made of marble and shaped like the state of Texas. Now I read on another web site there is a new owner, but what can you do to lunch? Whatever you do do not stop at the Big Texas Steakhouse closer into town on I40.. This place is a ripoff and the service is slow, something you do not want when its for lunch and you have to get back on the road. I don't how much driving you plan to do each day, but we always stay in Grants, NM about an hour west of Albuquerque. There is a BW motel & meeting center with a nice full service restaurant right on the property. If I remember correctly they have a full hot breakfast for guests. We have yet to be disappointed there also. Hope this helps.