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Hugh DeMann Mar 11, 2009 08:35 AM

My daughter and I will be driving from Little Rock to Memphis on Wednesday March 25.

Would really appreciate any recommendations for good chow-places near Route 40.

We are looking for good LOCAL cooking - NO French, Italian, Thai, Sushi etc.
We crave home cookin', b-b-q, Southern, soul food - you get the idea.

Thanks to one and all! Your advice makes road trips infinitely better!

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    blewgo RE: Hugh DeMann Mar 11, 2009 09:46 AM

    The Ole Saw Mill Restauarant in Forrest City, Arkansas, about 45 miles from Memphis, should be what you are looking for.

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      Hugh DeMann RE: blewgo Mar 11, 2009 11:23 AM

      That's right on our route.
      What kind of food?
      Thanks for the tip!

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        blewgo RE: Hugh DeMann Mar 11, 2009 12:22 PM

        It's a country buffet serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can order off the menu. It seems to be pretty popular amoung travelers and locals. I seem to remember good fried chicken.

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      tater RE: Hugh DeMann Mar 11, 2009 01:24 PM

      Craig's in Devall's Bluff AR. About 10 minutes off I-40. Excellent ribs. Written up in Road Food, but didn't change a thing due to the popularity. Lots of locals.

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        Milt RE: Hugh DeMann Mar 12, 2009 06:48 PM

        Exit 202 south will take you to Biscoe, which is on US 70. Two miles east of Biscoe - just before the river, turn right (south) on the dirt road. About 300 yards on the left (park on the right) is a place whose name I have forgotten. They serve Fried Catfish for lunch and dinner Thursday-Saturday. Very tasty and very reasonable prices served in a floating restaurant with three sides open to views of the river.

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          lhdabbs RE: Milt May 13, 2009 07:56 AM

          I heard this fish place had closed. Is it still open cuz it used to be worth the trip.

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          Ross B RE: Hugh DeMann Mar 15, 2009 07:25 AM

          While I've never eaten there, I've also heard great things about Craig's. Also, there's a place right across the street that sells homemade fried pies.

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            Ross B RE: Hugh DeMann Mar 15, 2009 07:29 AM

            There are also PLENTY of places if you wait until Memphis. I recommend Alcenia's (home cooking), Gus's fried chicken, Payne's BBQ, Central BBQ, BBQ Shop, Soul Fish (catfish) or Blues City Cafe (steaks, ribs, catfish and DELICIOUS tamales with chili).

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