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Driving along I-80

jennbee Feb 9, 2011 06:44 PM

Hi, I'm driving cross country along I-80 passing through Iowa and Nebraska, any suggestions of places to eat along the way? thanks

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    Stan Feb 10, 2011 08:20 AM

    Iowa City, IA – Lots of good places

    Oxford, IA (a few miles west of Iowa City) Augusta

    Des Moines, IA – Plenty of good food, but I kinda prefer going about 20 minutes west to Rube’s Steak.

    Omaha, NE – Plenty of good places, but I haven’t stopped there in several years.

    Lincoln, NE – The Oven, Good Indian food and brewpub. The whole neighborhood is full of decent places.

    Kearney, NE Thunderhead Brewing

    Thunderhead Brewing
    18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847

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    1. re: Stan
      ann_l Feb 10, 2011 08:26 AM

      For fast food, you can find Runza in Omaha, Grand Island, York, Lincoln, Kearney and possibly some Iowa places.
      Valentino's is good for pizza.

      1. re: ann_l
        trza Feb 10, 2011 01:11 PM

        the tenderloin map of iowa

      2. re: Stan
        ksioux Feb 14, 2011 08:55 AM

        We were in Kearney a few weekends ago and stopped in at Thunderhead Brewing. The pizza was FANASTIC. Also had great side salads to go with it as well. We'll definitely go back the next time we are in town.

        Thunderhead Brewing
        18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847

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        mgrl Feb 11, 2011 01:12 PM

        Omaha, Nebraska has tons of great places to eat, depends on how far off the interstate you want to get and what type of food you like. The Old Market area has some great restaurants and fun shops to poke around in.

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          foodloverlori Feb 12, 2011 05:15 PM

          York NE - Chances R is a classic..it's in town...about 6 miles off 80
          Lincoln, NE - take the 9th street exit and go downtown..about 6 miles off 80...to P street and you'll be in the haymarket...buzzard billys or misty's in downtown are both great

          in Iowa.. stop in the amana colonies...and have some good german style food

          Chances R Bar
          300 Main St, Hornick, IA 51026

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          1. re: foodloverlori
            lemons Feb 14, 2011 03:26 PM

            I grew up on country cooking and found the Amana Colonies good but not great. However, if you are a rhubarb pie fancier, get thee hence. I could have eaten it 3 meals a day, and almost did.

            1. re: lemons
              aquapacata Feb 18, 2011 10:57 AM

              Which restaurant for the rhubarb pie? I agree most of what they have there is ok but not great.

              1. re: aquapacata
                lemons Feb 18, 2011 11:07 AM

                Sorry - don't recall the name. Ate several places w/ pie, all reasonably good, but suffered from refrigeration.

                1. re: lemons
                  aquapacata Feb 18, 2011 11:14 AM

                  that's ok! i don't get that way too often anyway - i live a bit east. have you ever been to the aledo rhubarb festival, if you live in this area? http://aledomainstreet.com/index.php?... it's on my radar for this spring.

            2. re: foodloverlori
              smokedchow Feb 21, 2011 04:36 PM

              Chances R isn't as good as it used to be. Lowered their quality somewhat for price. The best along I 80 in Nebraska is Uncle Ed's Steakhouse in Grand Island. They received a national award last year for their beef. somewhat pricey, but really good quality isn't cheap either!

              Chances R
              310 S Main St, Gravois Mills, MO 65037

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