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pilotbraden
pilotbraden SuperDork
5/7/13 3:01 p.m.

Flint Michigan

Burgers- Torch Bar and Grill, Buckham Alley, downtown Flint

Mexican- Los Panchos, Fenton Rd south of Atherton Rd

Pizza- Sicily's, corner of Atherton Rd and Saginaw St

Chinese take out, Ten Fu, corner of Saginaw St and 12th St

Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
5/7/13 3:04 p.m.

Ridgewood Barbecue 900 Elizabethtown Highway, Bluff City, TN

Voted the best BBQ east of the Mississippi multiple times, and unlike most BBQ places in the middle of nowhere this one has been there for almost 50 years.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof UberDork
5/7/13 3:14 p.m.

Ontario, Canada

Easterbrooks in Burlington. It opened in 1930 and I'm not sure it's changed much since. The best footlongs you can find.

Burger barn on Six nations reserve. Huge everything, and it's all top notch, including the smokehouse poutine (according to my wife)

bastomatic
bastomatic SuperDork
5/7/13 4:20 p.m.

Savannah, Ga - Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi Dork
5/7/13 4:53 p.m.

Kankakee Illinois - Janekies

Kankakee Illinois - Boz(o) hot dogs

Manteno Illinois - no name Mexican joint on hwy52. Holy crap, good food.

M2Pilot
M2Pilot HalfDork
5/7/13 4:58 p.m.
bludroptop wrote: Hwy 168, Barco NC (the main road to Nags Head) Frog Island Seafood - this is primarily a fish market, with a take-out counter and some naugahyde booths. Get the fried flounder sandwich or the shrimp po-boy - thank me later.

Agreed.

Also in NC-

HWY 301, Wilson, Parker's BarBQ. Been around for 50-60 years. Really good Eastern NC style BarBQ & fried chicken.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/7/13 5:54 p.m.
16vCorey wrote: Someone should really put up a website with a map of all these finds!

I'll curate and maintain if someone's willing to code!!

This is awesome!

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UberDork
5/7/13 6:22 p.m.

Cedar Lake, IN

Sandbar Grill - It's right in the lake. They have really good food. Mainly burgers and sandwiches, but they started serving breakfast recently and we've heard that its pretty good.

Pier 74 - Across the street from The Sandbar. Probably some of the best pizza in the Chicago South Suburbs. They have other food, which I heard is good, but I've always had pizza when I've gone there. They also have a rotating craft beer menu from local breweries.

Dairy Queen - Yes Dairy Queen. Right on the lake next door to The Sandbar, I'm only saying this because its an old school, walk up, Dairy Queen. You can get a Mr. Misty float and then sit on the break wall and watch the sun go down over the lake.

Tastee Top - Another Ice Cream place. Great Ice Cream with a huge selection.

Harry-O's - Best pancakes I've ever had. Period. Other food is good there too.

La Gaviota - It's the only Mexican grocery store around. They sell pre marinated meat out of their meat case. (They butcher their own meat) which makes tacos at home just as good as restaurant tacos. They make their own tamales, guacamole, and pico de gallo. You can also order out from there too, but we enjoy making our own stuff out of the stuff we get there.

Beecher, IL

Buddy's Drive-In - Right in my home town. Another old school walk-up. It's a good ice cream place. I like their burgers. Remind me of old-school diner burgers. Their soft serve hasn't changed in over 20 years. They also have a car show the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

eastpark
eastpark Reader
5/7/13 6:31 p.m.

Ottawa, ON.

http://www.smoqueshack.com/

Great BBQ and excellent beans.

HiTempguy
HiTempguy UltraDork
5/7/13 7:59 p.m.

Portland, OR My Father's Place - Best breakfast I have ever had. Fresh squeezed OJ, over-hard eggs, bacon that was TO DIE FOR (and I'm not a bacon fan) and delectable hash browns. All for something stupid cheap like $9 w/tip. Never tasted something so good based around the basics.

The Dalles, OR http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g52093-d1105712-Reviews-Petite_Provence-The_Dalles_Oregon.html

I don't even know what to say about this place. Again, breakfast (possibly my favourite meal of the day). Again, fresh squeezed OJ. Croissant that melts in your mouth (mind blowing). Perfect overhard eggs. Shredded hashbrowns mixed with fried onions, bacon, and chicken breast. No greasiness, blew my mind. The chopped bacon was not as good as the Portland restaurant, but you will NOT be disappointed in breakfast at either of these places.

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade UltraDork
5/7/13 8:19 p.m.

This place. Burke's Bakery, Danville KY. If you're ever in Central KY, stop in. Morning is best, and the gingerbread men are to die for. Flake Rolls are another recommended item. It's an old-style bakery. My wife hails from Danville, so I've been quite a few times.

Linkster!

whenry
whenry HalfDork
5/7/13 9:11 p.m.

Savanah Ga: the Shell House for steamed or broiled seafood

Robbinsville NC: Lynn's(prime rib on Friday: ribs on Saturday)

Knoxville Tn: Litton's for burgers and red velvet cake Dead End Bar-B-Que SunSpot for alternative menu

Brunswick Ga: Pelican Point for all things seafood

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro SuperDork
5/7/13 9:36 p.m.

North Vancouver B.C.

Tomahawk BBQ.

No barbeque here strangely enough but damn good food and a very Canadian restaurant. Have the Mixed Grill breakfast.

http://www.tomahawkrestaurant.com/

Langley B.C.

Hilltop Cafe.

Great breakfast joint and great local history

https://www.facebook.com/HilltopDinerCafe

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/7/13 10:26 p.m.

"Gimme eat." Major —— de Coverley

Albany, NY

Mild Wally's- I used to run the kitchen and helped develop the recipes. The chicken wings are quite good, and the pizza isn't bad, either.

http://www.mildwallys.com/

Ted's Fish Fry: Get a fish fry. Order it the way you want, it will be good.

http://tedsfishfry.net/site/

Chapel Hill:

Philly Steak Factory: Best Philly Steaks, ever.

http://phillycheese.info/

Raleigh, NC:

The Pit: Get BBQ. Pork is your best bet, of course.

http://www.thepit-raleigh.com/

Smithfield BBQ and Chicken: found all over NC. Eastern style BBQ and dang good fried chicken. Expect most of the cops in the area to show up at some point.

http://scnbnc.com/

Stromboli's: Good hand tossed pizza and other Italian-American cuisine. Be prepared for all the cops and most of the EMS and Fire department to show up around 19:00 on any given night.

http://www.strombolisexpress.com/

fritzsch
fritzsch HalfDork
5/8/13 11:38 a.m.

Urbana, IL**

Black Dog BBQ
I go here all the time, it is fantastic. I just saw it made a top 5 list too. http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/05/08/americas-5-best-bbq-hot-spots/**

mtn
mtn UltimaDork
5/8/13 11:42 a.m.
fritzsch wrote: Urbana, IL** Black Dog BBQ I go here all the time, it is fantastic. I just saw it made a top 5 list too. http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/05/08/americas-5-best-bbq-hot-spots/**

Better than Lil' Porgy's? Never had either, just heard a lot about Lil' Porgy's and never heard of Black Dog. I'll have to try it soon.

ransom
ransom GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/8/13 11:51 a.m.

Toledo, WA (about halfway between Portland, OR and Olympia, WA)

Mrs. Beesley's Burgers, 393 Cowlitz Ridge Rd Toledo, WA 98591, next to the Shell station. A really enjoyable burger, the good kind of bad burger. Several times it's been food time at this random spot on I-5, and Mrs. Beesley's came through.

fritzsch
fritzsch HalfDork
5/8/13 12:18 p.m.
mtn wrote: Better than Lil' Porgy's? Never had either, just heard a lot about Lil' Porgy's and never heard of Black Dog. I'll have to try it soon.

Not even a comparison, Black Dog blows it out of the water. Black Dog is a smallish place and don't take reservations so always around meal times there is a wait, how long depends on how big your group is. Definitely worth it though

Wally
Wally MegaDork
5/8/13 8:35 p.m.
Brett_Murphy wrote: "Gimme eat." Major —— de Coverley Albany, NY Mild Wally's- I used to run the kitchen and helped develop the recipes. The chicken wings are quite good, and the pizza isn't bad, either. http://www.mildwallys.com/ Ted's Fish Fry: Get a fish fry. Order it the way you want, it will be good. http://tedsfishfry.net/site/

I Don't much care for wings but the must be good, my inlaws send me across from Rensellear to pick them up. Ted's is a favorite of my wife's too.

scardeal
scardeal Dork
5/9/13 6:41 a.m.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, MI

Bonehead's BBQ (only thing IN Willis) - semi-reformed biker bar, now barbecue joint, it has the best BBQ within 20 miles of Ypsilanti
Sidetracks - makes a great burger

Akron/Youngstown, OH

Swensen's - great burgers.
Handel's - ice cream

New Orleans area, LA (there's too many to list 'em all)

Short Stop Po-Boys
Come Back Inn - Mufalettas (better than Central Grocery in my opinion), Po-boys, Louisiana cuisine
Mother's - Louisiana/soul food
Phil's Grill - burger made of ground filet mignon...
R & O's - seafood
Deanies - seafood
Middendorf's - in a swamp separating Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, best seafood for miles around. Then again, it's probably the only restaurant for miles around.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
5/9/13 7:10 a.m.
scardeal wrote: New Orleans area, LA (there's too many to list 'em all) Mother's - Louisiana/soul food Middendorf's - in a swamp separating Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, best seafood for miles around. Then again, it's probably the only restaurant for miles around.

I 2nd these

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
5/9/13 7:52 a.m.
scardeal wrote: R & O's - seafood

R&O's is pretty awesome.

I also love Port of Call down there.

Flight Service
Flight Service UltimaDork
5/24/13 9:07 a.m.

Dorignac's 710 Veteran's Blvd, Metarie, Louisiana 70005

Best damn doughnuts I have ever had!!!

pilotbraden
pilotbraden SuperDork
5/24/13 9:22 a.m.

The Turkey Roost, Kawkawlin MI, just north of Bay City. Thanksgiving style turkey dinners with all of the fixings. Very tasty, prompt service, clean and affordable. Always full of hunters and anglers headed north on friday evening.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/275/1216354/restaurant/Saginaw/Turkey-Roost-Kawkawlin

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/24/13 10:12 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote:
Woody wrote: Not sure if it's still there, but I used to love Skyway Jack's, under Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Fill me out a list for Hartford. I usually am downtown - and I'm sick and tired of all the walking-distance regular stuff. Where do the locals eat?

Plan b glastonbury.

Nat Hayden's in south Windsor

Bricco in glastonbury.

Firebox in downtown hartford.

Any Luna's pizza west hartford or glastonbury.

There is a seafood place in Wethersfield that does good fresh fish n chips and has a few taps. It's just a seafood place with a fryer but awesome.

Frank pepe's pizza at the Manchester mall.

I gt a few others. Let me know the next time you are in town. I'll meet up with you.

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