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Lake Village, AR to Shreveport ; Lake Village to Texarkana on US-82

Benjamin.L | Sep 26, 201005:51 PM     2

Dear esteemed Chowhounds:

We're going on a drive between Dallas, TX and Lake Village, Arkansas. The plan is to go in on I-30 / US-82 and back along I-20 or vice versa. (The other half of this question is on the Texas board here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/736681

Searching found many great recommendations (especially from Littleman - thanks!) but I'd like to ask two 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.

US-82 EASTBOUND FROM TEXARKANA

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

MAGNOLIA, AR
Backyard Barbeque
Chick-A-Dilly

EL DORADO, AR
Fayray's
Lipsey's Sandwich Shop

LAKE VILLAGE, AR
Lakeshore Cafe - will probably go while we're in Lake Village

GREENVILLE, MS
* Doe's Eat Place
Posecai's Restaurant

I-20 EAST FROM SHREVEPORT, THEN NORTHEAST TO LAKE VILLAGE

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

MINDEN, LA
Crawfish Hole Number Two

RUSTON, LA
* Sundown West Tavern
Rabb's Steak and Spirits

MONROE, LA
* Ray's PeGe
* Enoch's Pub and Grill
Trio's Restaurant
Magic Grill

BASTROP, LA
Granny's Family Restaurant

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Posecai's Restaurant
1443 Trailwood Dr, Greenville, MS 38701

Bella Fresca
6307 Line Ave, Shreveport, LA 71106

Sundown West
111 E Park Ave, Ruston, LA 71270

Fayrays
110 E Elm St, El Dorado, AR 71730

The Dixie Diner
3200 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, AR 71854

Crawfish Hole Number Two
12903 Highway 371, Minden, LA 71055

Lipsey's Sandwich Shop
524 S Washington Ave, El Dorado, AR 71730

Granny's Family Restaurant
1713 E Madison Ave, Bastrop, LA 71220

Strawn's Eat Shop
125 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71104

Dixie Diner
3801 E 9th St, Texarkana, AR 71854

Lakeshore Cafe
4407 E Highway 82, Lake Village, AR 71653

Ernest's Orleans Restaurant
1601 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Granny's Family Restaurant
2400 Cypress St Ste 46, West Monroe, LA 71291

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