We're driving from St. Louis to Milwaukee via 55, 39 and 43 for Thanksgiving. We anticipate making this drive a lot as we just moved to STL and my husband's parents are in Milwaukee. We're planning on stopping at the Holy Land Diner in Springfield, IL tomorrow for lunch, but we'd like to know what else there is along the way.
Not just restaurants, but we do want those of course - but we're willing to leave the highway to find pie, corn dogs, great ice cream, little cheese shops, candy places, ANYTHING. We'll end up having a lot of time to explore this route. We won't stop for a fancy meal (takes too long on a 6-7 hour drive), and we will usually have a small child with us, and we eat everything except Indian food.
Suggestions would be awesome.