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Traveling Lincoln Highway through IN, IL, IA, NE - need recommendations

There was no sauce and it was not dry but not greasy, with onions and only a hint of other seasonings. According to Brian Butko in "Greetings from the Lincoln Highway", a special blend of spices was part of the original recipe, and Taylor's Maid Rite still grinds their own beef and uses a 75 year old cooker.

Funny thing, the only other time in my life that I had one was in the early seventies. We went to a family reunion in Albert Lea, MN and my mom insisted we stop for one even thought we had just eaten picnic food. She loved then when she was a teenager. We passed three more Maid Rites on the Lincoln Highway in Iowa, in Ames, Ceder Rapids, and Marion but it was Sunday or too early for them to be open.

Jan 11, 2007
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Traveling Lincoln Highway through IN, IL, IA, NE - need recommendations

Thanks for all the suggestions. The best food we had was in Chicago and Denver - not for this board. Other decent food included:
Three Floyds Brew Pub, Munster, IN
Taylor's Maid Rite, Marshalltown, IA
Wave Pizza, Grand Island, NE (thanks for the suggestion)

Jan 06, 2007
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Any good restaurants or diners on the Lincoln Highway?

We'll be driving on the Lincoln Highway through Chicago Heights, Joliet, Geneva, and Batavia. What are the best places to eat? It might be New Year's Day, so any 24/7 diners with decent food would be great.

Dec 20, 2006
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Traveling Lincoln Highway through IN, IL, IA, NE - need recommendations

Would appreciate recommendations on where to eat - anything except pizza and fried food, although I must try a Maid-Ride in Iowa. The Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast road in the US. Much of it is US-30 today. We drove it from NJ to Fort Wayne, IN last year and will now do the next leg. We didn't find a lot of memorable food in the eastern states, except Balyeat's Coffee Shop in Van Wert, OH.

Dec 17, 2006
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