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Passing Through Barstow

empalmer74 Aug 20, 2009 12:18 PM

I'll be driving through Barstow around dinner time... Do I dare slow down?

Any advice on something edible out there? I'm not opposed to a Mom and Pop Mexican spot, steakhouse... pretty much anything is fair game- though I wouldn't trust sushi out there.

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    mrfood16 RE: empalmer74 Aug 20, 2009 01:06 PM

    There is a large outlet mall there, so there will be a choice of many chain places. I don't remember what they have.

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      chris1621 RE: empalmer74 Aug 20, 2009 01:16 PM

      There's an In N Out right off the freeway among all the other fast food chains. The INO usually gets pretty crowded, but always a good burger! As for more sit down restaurants, can't help you there - sorry!

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        ChinoWayne RE: chris1621 Aug 21, 2009 08:48 AM

        Get a Double-Double and some fries to hold you over. The restrooms here are immaculate and huge, so don't be discouraged by a crowd in the dining room.

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        Cathy RE: empalmer74 Aug 20, 2009 01:37 PM

        Starbucks. There is a bathroom to the right.

        Carls Jr has the bathroom to the left.

        Save your calories until you get to Vegas. Only 2.5 hours.

        Or go for another 30 minutes and stop at the Mad Greek in Baker.

        1. Honeychan RE: empalmer74 Aug 20, 2009 01:45 PM

          Nope, it's a wasteland for anything BUT chain stuff. Keep driving to Vegas. If you must get something to eat, wait till Baker, and get some beef jerkey from the Alien Fresh Jerky store. Great stuff, there!

          1. honkman RE: empalmer74 Aug 20, 2009 04:57 PM

            I haven't tried it myself but heard from several people that if you try chain food in Barstow you should go to Del Taco since the chain was founded in Barstow and these locations have a different menu then anywhere else.

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              DWB RE: empalmer74 Aug 21, 2009 01:00 AM

              Have not been, but always intrigued by Idle Spurs. A extremely eclectic steakhouse I've wanted to try, but have not. The Website is extensive with menu and prices. Would love to hear your experiences there.

              Idle Spurs: http://www.idlespurssteakhouse.com/in...

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