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2 lunch stops (takeout) on road trip through S. Illinois / Missouri / Kansas

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Restaurants & Bars Great Plains Road Trip Takeout Lunch

2 lunch stops (takeout) on road trip through S. Illinois / Missouri / Kansas

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wynnemat | | May 24, 2014 06:06 AM

Hello,

My wife and I will be moving across country this summer (Philadelphia to SF), and I have a question for the segment of our trip between Nashville and Denver.

Here's the caveat: we are traveling with our 2 dogs, and can't leave them in the car in between cities. So… we are looking for unique spots that have the option to takeout - eat outside or in our car.

We will be driving through Illinois rt 24/64 then spending a night in Kansas City, then driving I-70 to Denver. We would appreciate suggestions for the following, and I greatly appreciate your time:

1) Lunch stop between Nashville and Kansas City
2) Dinner in KS - Thinking Oklahoma Joe's
3) Lunch stop between Kansas City and Denver, CO (Cozy Inn?)

We are in our 30's, fairly well traveled and love to find food/experiences in our travels that are unique to their location. I generally prefer to err on the side of healthier foods, but am entirely willing to go the complete opposite - if its worth it. I try to save my atherosclerosis inducing treats to ones that count.

Thank you all for reading this and your responses. Excited to see this side of the US for the first time.

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