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I know neither Louisville nor St. Louis technically belong on this board, but I am driving from one city to the next, which takes me through parts of Indiana and Illinois.

I'm looking for any must stop places to try authentic and unique local food. It looks like Evanston might be a natural stopping point. Any suggestions? Or anything else along the way? I eat everything so am open to whatever. I might even consider driving a little further out of the way if there's something I shouldn't miss. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I think you mean Evansville, not Evanston. :)

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Yes. Evansville. I stand corrected. Thank you.

      1. re: Sweeney856

        In that case:

        Just north-east of the I-64/US 41 exit, is the Log Inn - family style fried chicken with all the trimmings, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, biscuits and apple butter. The google directions are incorrect - it's EAST of US 41 so I'm linking to the wiki article:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Log_Inn

        The Hornets Nest (11845 Petersburg Road, Evansville) has the best fried fish I've ever found - after 11 years in Indy, I still haven't found anything like it. That would be a little bit of a drive south of the I-64/US 41 exit but it's one place we always go when we visit friends in Evansville.

        North of Evansville is Haubstadt, home of the Haub House - the steaks are very good and like the Log Inn, it's been there forever.

        Hope that helps!

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        Log Inn
        Warrenton, Evansville, IN 47711