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Restaurants & Bars

I-30 between Dallas and Texarkana ; I-20 between Dallas and Shreveport

Benjamin.L | Sep 26, 201005:31 PM     8

Esteemed Chowhounds:

We're taking a drive between Dallas and Lake Village, Arkansas. The plan is to go out on I-30, and back on I-20 (or vice versa). So looking for suggestions. (The other half of this question, I'm posting on the Central South board here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/736684 )

I found many great suggestions on a search of the board -- especially from littleman (many thanks!) -- but I have a couple of questions:

First, which of these on our list are especially great (worthy of making a special stop for)? We'll probably only stop for one real meal each way and want to make it count.

Second, which are most typical of local specialties, especially things we can't get in Dallas or in the North? ** The asterisks seem like strong contenders at the moment.

I-30 EASTBOUND

ROCKWALL, TX (could go here anytime, but don't)
Zanata
Chiloso

LAVON, TX
Big Daddy's Roadhouse

GREENVILLE, TX
Yen Jing Chinese (it gets good reviews...)

WINFIELD, TX
* Shrimp Shack

MOUNT PLEASANT, TX
Blaylock BBQ
Bodacious BBQ

NEW BOSTON, TX
Nana's Family Diner

HOOKS, TX
Ramage Farms Country Store

TEXARKANA
* Bryce's
* Dixie Diner
Ironwood Grill
Jackie OH's
Ivan's Bistro

I-20 EASTBOUND

TERRELL, TX
Fat Catz Creole Kitchen

CANTON, TX
Rod's BBQ
Robertson's Hams

TYLER, TX (worth the detour from I-20?)
* Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ

KILGORE, TX
* Country Tavern

LONGVIEW, TX
* Dudley's Cajun Cafe
Carter's BBQ
Bodacious BBQ
Texas Roadhouse

MARSHALL, TX
P & J Lunchroom

SHREVEPORT
* Strawn's Eat Shop
* Herby-K's
Ernest's Orleans Restaurant
Fertita's
Bella Fresca

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Nana's Family Diner
1026 N Center St, New Boston, TX 75570

Dixie Diner
415 N Kings Hwy, Texarkana, TX 75501

The Ironwood Grill
4312 Morris Ln, Texarkana, TX 75503

Dudley's Cajun Cafe
301 W Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605

The Shrimp Shack
102 W 5th St, Winfield, TX 75493

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