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Where do YOU like to eat out?

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Attention Foodies! We're having fun in the Vacations & Travel Forum putting together lists of our favorite places to eat out. Come join us! We don't need to know the exact address (although if you have it, we'll be happy to include it!) - just the name of the restaurant, the city it is in, and the State or Province if it is in the US or in Canada. If it is in a different country, list them under the first letter of your country's name. And of course, what your favorite item(s) on the menu are!

Where to Eat in: States/Provinces/Countries beginning with:

Pocahontas, TN(Zone 7b)

How clever you are!!!


Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

What does the "sticky" mean in the subject heading????

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Hi, Aimee! It just means that this thread stays at the top of the pile, even when there aren't any new posts. Like the native plants index at the top of the Texas forum.

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

Lucky! How'd you get it to do that? What a neat thread to! So nice of you to put this together for us all.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

I asked our wonderful administrators. :-) This has been fun, but since I can only edit 5 posts a day it is slow. I hope people aren't losing interest because I can't update the posts quickly enough!

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Marylyn, you can ask Admin to allow you more posts per day for those threads.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

I did. They can't. :-)

Rutland , MA(Zone 5b)

there is a place in beacon new york called the piggy bank. its a converted bank and its now a bbq place with the best pulled pork around. also have to say carnegie deli in new york city. i believe the address is 8th aven between 57 and 58 st. biggest sandwiches on earch are served there.

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

I have heard that The Tea Room in New Braunfels Texas serves great food but was told a bit pricier than your chain sit-down restaurants.

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

Well, I'm a penney pincher when it comes to eating out. I like the value menu at Wendys and the senior day buffet at KFC. At Wendys I get a Ceasar salad and baked potato. I usually eat the potato and take the salad home where I add all kinds of things from the veggie drawer in the 'fridge. Their Jr. Deluxe CB is also a great buy. Sonic has a good inexpensive CB too. Senior day buffet at KFC was $4.25 last time I ate there(about 2 months ago). Taco Bell has some good buys and I always have extra lettuce, tomatoes, & onions put on anything I get there. I like the tosada best.

Allen Park, MI(Zone 6a)

A radio station here has a promotion every Friday morning.
You can buy a $50 gift certificate for $25. A different restrauant each week.
I've bought 5-6 of them Many of them are 4-5 star restraunts.

They have to be purchased online, they sell 200 of them and they sell out within 2-3 minutes.


Katy, TX(Zone 8b)

To me, growing up without takeout food and going to a restaurant was such a chore to get all fixed up for that I still feel that I should treat myself (us) to a good meal out every week or two. It's practically the only place I go except to the grocery store, the service station, church or the second-hand book store. We don't go to movies or the theater so going out to eat is the only time I go out after dark and I want a meal I don't/can't create at home. I live to eat not the other way around. And that doesn't include fast food. Fat and grease on a stick.


Rehoboth, MA(Zone 5a)

There was never fast food for my family, take out consisted once in a while with pizza or chinese food my family enjoyed it but I don't care much for either.
Going out to eat was usually when we traveled choosing a good restaurant with recommendation of the proprietor where we stayed, though we were hardly ever disappointed I still wondered how safe it was, still feel that way, rather do my own cooking any time.

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

I love any place that cooks food I don't(yet): Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese etc. 'Normal' restaurants don't turn me on because I feel I am being overcharged!!!

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

I hope we don't leave out good restaurants because they aren't cheap! Just put expensive in the description. We can then decide if we want to try them or not.

Hey MaryLyn! Add Gio's on Sawdust in The Woodlands. Wonderful food!! Great service. Nice atmosphere. Not cheap.

Newport News, VA(Zone 11)

White Castle Hamburgers!
Sorry, I know its a fast food franchise but I love it and miss it! Usually located in the North East (New York, NJ) but they also have them in the South called something else, cant remember right now, served with mustard instead of ketchup. Both Good!

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Crystal, in the South...

Newport News, VA(Zone 11)

thanks darius! Thats it!

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

White Castle began in Columbus, Ohio. The first one is still open there. :-)

Newport News, VA(Zone 11)

Wow! Then thats where I need to be!

Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

AlohaHoya, I will never forget "Soon's Korean Barbeque" stand in Honolulu. I always ordered the Bento. Mmmm..... And Aiea Chop Suey had the best won ton soup!

Kwajalein, Marshall Islands(Zone 11)

We don't really have "fast food" here on my little rock, but we do have a very slow snack bar that sells burgers, pizza and various hot dishes like "kaluah pork". We found out about 2 months ago that next year Burger King, Subway, Baskin Robbins, some Pizza chain and one other joint that I can't remember are going to take over the snack bar. The island is divided right down the middle between those "hooray! Fast Food", and "Oh No - Fast Fat is coming!"....its kind of funny. They tell us these places will be exactly like they are in the states....but I'm waiting for the first time Subway serves a "Kaluah Pork" sand-wich!

Cochise, AZ(Zone 8b)

Our local Subway offers green chile. They have a section for "regional fovorites" so don't be surprised to see your "Kaluah Pork" sand-wich.

Kwajalein, Marshall Islands(Zone 11)

Aha! Thanks for that info Grammy! I didn't know about the Regional favorites. I will pass that along.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

One of my favorites in Houston: Backstreet Cafe! In an old house from the 30's,beautiful patio and garden!(romantic) Great crab cakes and their meatloaf is divine! Nice wine selction too! Off of Shepherd Drive. 1103 S. Shepherd. Sister restaurant is Hugo's Mexican. It is good too. Love good food!

New Smyrna Beach, FL(Zone 9b)

How about Karl's At The Riverbend in Richmond, TX?

Great food prepared by Karl himself, with just a touch of German cuisine and wild game added to the menu. Tuesday - Thursday Neighborhood Menu - several entrees served with soup or salad; full portions, reduced prices. Lovely atmosphere. Just a tad West of TX 99 S off of 1093.

Great Sunday brunch, too.

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

There's Pogo's II in Halifax MA.

Address: Pogos II
657 Monponsett Street
Halifax, Massachusetts
Phone: 781-293-3939

It was mentioned as a 'Hidden Jewel' on 'The Phantom Gourmet' show.

The food is amazing and abundant.

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

On Highway 65 North between Conway and Greenbrier, Arkansas, there is a little restaurant called
"The Green Cow". They are right on the highway on the left going North from Conway toward Greenbrier. This place is owned and operated by two sisters who specialize in "down-home" cooking. When they have time, these two ladies circulate among the tables and visit with their customers. It's the sort of place "where everybody knows your name". The food is great and very reasonably priced. Atmosphere is "homey". Try it if you are ever "in the neighborhood".
Hours are 6 a.m. till 2 p.m. Not open on Saturday or Sunday.

South Milwaukee, WI

I have a suggestions if you come to Milwaukee -- First you must visit Mitchell Park Domes-It is 3 large domes -one is full of desert plants, one is full of tropical plants, and the other is full of flowers and that one is changed for holidays and seasons--They are open year round. It is located around 27th and National Ave-(there phone # is 414 649-9800) Then go out to eat at a place called Noodle House which is on the corner of 35th and National Ave. Order a large bowl of Vietmanese soup. The bowl is huge. (they will give you fresh herbs, bean sprouts, and jalapenos to add in yourself) It is heavenly and also the Bubble tea is great.
Another thing to do, is to visit the Reiman Publishing in Greendale WI, they put out the magazines such as, -Taste of Home and Birds n Blooms and you can walk down the block--(It is nice in spring and summer because they do alot of beautiful planting), and you can eat at the Taste of Home restaurant, and walk thru the gift stores.

Payneville, KY(Zone 7a)

I had the most awesome grilled chicken salad at our local mexican restaurant, in my opinion.


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Newport News, VA(Zone 11)


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OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA(Zone 4b)

Another one for you, Marilyn.

We loved this one; great steak; freshly baked potatoe, Texas toast and a salad bar. My DH's NY steak was 3 inches thick and cooked perfectly. There is a salad bar (decent) that goes with it. We could only eat HALF of our steak . . it was SOOO big!

Des Moines, Iowa

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

Dick's Drive Inn - Best Hamburgers, Spokane, WA

If I want classy I go to Clinkerdaggers

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Thanks, everyone! I've gotten behind on these, but I'll try to catch back up this week. Keep 'em coming!

Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

Did I mention Dari-Bar in Silver Grove, KY, open late spring thru early fall? They not only have yummy ice cream, but delicious BBQ sandwiches, which I get with cole slaw, with a side of their breaded, fried mushrooms. Mmmm!

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

Going to Topeka Kansas to visit DH's folks and I find there are no listings for Kansas at all!!! Does DG not have any Kansas subscribers? I don't remember seeing any around....
If anyone runs across one, send her/him here, please.

OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA(Zone 4b)

We have driven through Topeka but don't remember even stopping; doesn't the turnpike go by there?

Missouri City, TX

Topeka was my mom's birth city - went thru there 48 years ago - the apple orchards in the area are fantastic. Don't remember stopping to eat in the city, tho.

Bought a bunch of apples, cherries, and cider from a hilltop vendor north of town. Wonderful "road-munchies" - we were on our way to Minnseota.

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

LOL! I don't think anyone stops to eat there! Yes, the turnpike goes through Topeka...

I checked Dave's subscribers from Kansas, and there are none from Topeka.

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