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Taking a road trip from MPLS to Chicago, through Madison not Milwaukee. I tried searching for previous threads on this - I'm sure there've been a few - but had no luck.

So, I'm in need of one good recommendation for something chowish and cheapish for lunch on the trip down. Ideas? I've always done fast food before.


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  1. if you care to venture into Madison (providing you get there by lunchtime), I would recommend TeddyWedgers at 101 State Street
    (very near the capital building). Very popular cornish pasty shop and right up there on the cheap/inexpensive scale. And very quick in and out, providing there isn't a long line

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    1. re: djohnson22

      The Cheese Factory in the Dells.


      German Haus at Camp Douglas.


    2. Made the same trek a few months ago and stopped at Monty's Blue Plate Diner. I had breakfast that day which was pretty good, but I dream of stopping back for the baked goods.

      Monty's Blue Plate Diner
      2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

      1. Five Forks Market in Rockford, IL: http://www.fiveforksmarket.com/