We just completed a road trip across the US (west via I-40, east via I-10/I-20).
Van Horn, Tx --- we held over for two nights in Van Horn (about 120 miles east of El Paso on I-10) to wait out bad weather. Interesting, very small place. We ate at two different restaurants (the best in town): Chuy's Spanish Inn, and the Cattle Company, both located on Broadway, the main drag that parellels I-10. Chuy's is a sports bar featuring Mexican food, run by a very congenial hispanic gentleman. However, the food wasn't all that good. Check for two of us was $24.06. We gave it a 2.0 on our 1-5 rating sclae. The Cattle Company was a real disappointment. Here we were in the middle of cattle country, and the steaks we got were terrible. Service and ambiance were fair, and we gave it a 1.5 on our 1-5 rating scale. Cost for two, including tip, was $41.23 --- very poor value for the money.
Ft. Worth, Tx --- We ate at Keg Cityview, 5760 Southwest Loop 820, Ft. Worth. (Just off I-20 as it circles south of Ft. Worth.) Food here was very good --- real steaks you can get your appetite around (and much better than the Cattle Company in Van Horn, or Cattleman's in OK City). Service was very good, ambiance excellent, and food excellent. Tab for two, inclduing wine and 20% tip, was $66.20 --- a real good value. This rated a 4.0 on our 1-5 scale.