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Any Road Food Recs Along I-55

m2violin Aug 14, 2011 12:47 PM

(Note: Cross-posted on the Great Plains Board)

I'm leaving Saturday for a road trip from Tulsa to Chicago's far northwest suburbs. I'm hoping to stop at non-chain, local restaurants for meals. I'm looking for recommendations in Illinois. They need to be cheap, NO CHAINS and no more than a 5-10 minute drive from I-55.

Thanks for any recommendations!

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    shaja Aug 20, 2011 07:07 AM

    Speaking of Route 66 places, you might want to consider stopping at the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield. This is the home of the corn dog. A tasty piece of history. http://www.cozydogdrivein.com/about/

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      ddfry3 Aug 18, 2011 10:15 PM

      The Ariston Cafe is a good stop in Litchfield, about 30 min, south of Springfield. A Route 66 place.

      Ariston Cafe
      413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056

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