Marlowe's Ribs & Restaurant...Marlowe's is located close to Graceland at 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd.  They offer very good Barbeque and Ribs along with a menu of other very reasonably price items.  The restaurant is adorned with a lot Elvis Presly memorabilia.  They offer free transportation in their pink Cadillacs from the area hotels and the Memphis-Graceland RV Park & Campground.  Call 901-332-4159 for a ride.

    Eureka Springs
        Grandma's Beans & Cornbread.... We fell in love with this place.  This is really good 
home style cooking.  They have a daily special that will hook you into going almost every day because it is all good.  The prices are very reasonable and the owner is very friendly.  They are located on Highway 62 East in the Pine Mountain Village just behind the Pine Mountain Jamboree.
Main Street Cafe....This is another good place for home style cooking.  We had lunch
here.  They advertise that they hand pat their hamburger meat fresh everyday.  My wife had a very good hamburger and I had the best patty melt that I have ever eaten.  I would drive back to Eureka Springs just to get a patty melt.
Myrtie Maes Restaurant.....The food here was good but nothing special.  The restaurant is in a Best Western motel.  It is very popular as we had to wait for awhile to get a table.  The menu is varied with an all you can eat salad bar.  Prices are reasonable.  They are located at 207 West Van Buren.

     Estes Park
          Penelope's World Famous Burger & Fries.....Voted Best Burgers in Town 229 West Elkhorn.
        Big Horn Restaurant......Family Meals at Family Prices .   We've heard good things about their breakfast which is served until 2 PM. We've only eaten here in the evening.
        Mama Rose's Homemade Italian....Great Italian Food! This is probably our favorite place to eat in Estes Park. Located 338 E. Elkhorn Ave in the Barlow Plaza. The Big Thompson river flows behind the restaurant. They are open for dinner at 4 PM. Some outside tables available and they take reservations.
        The Other Side Restaurant.....Good family style food. Sunday buffet. Located in National Park Village at corner of Moraine and Lake Mary's Road.
        Smoking Dave's BBQ & Taphouse...Located at 820 Moraine Ave.  This is a good Barbeque restaurant that is reasonably priced.  It is always crowded during the busy tourist season.  We usually eat here at least once per trip to Estes Park.
        El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant - For not being in Texas, this is good Mexican Food.  This is a small restaurant located on the corner of 1st street and Saint Vrain Street (also know as Colorado Highway 7).  The food is reasonably priced.
        Coopers Highland Pub & Sports Grille....Located at 358 East Elkhorn Avenue.  The back of this restaurant opens to the Big Thompson River and has outside seating. Very good food at reasonable prices.
     Grand Lake
Sloopy's Grill.....Located on the corner of Hwy 34 and Golf Course Road.  This is a great place to stop for lunch if you are in Grand Lake.  The prices are very reasonable and the burgers and fries are great.  It is a small place but there is room for seating inside or you can eat outside.  Dogs are welcome at outside seating.
          Uncle Bubba's Oyster House...Located at 104 Bryan Woods RD. Good seafood plus other food if you don't like seafood. Really good corn muffins that are served while you wait for your order. Nice outside eating area available.
          Dobbin House Tavern...Located at 89 Steinwehr Ave. Built in 1776. They offer casual and fine dinning. We had a very good luch here.
          Gettysburg Family Restaurant...Located at 1275 York Rd. Ste 5.  Very convenient to Drummer Boy Camping Resort.  Good family style food.

Big Texan Steak Ranch...Located on I-40 east of downtown.  This is the home of the free 72oz steak if you can eat the whole thing in one hour.  We have eaten here one time.  It was entertaining but we didn't think the food was any better average.
          OST Restaurant....Located on Main St. Good family food. Everything that we have eaten is good, including their Mexican Food. If you like Coconut Cream Pie, they have the best around. Other homemade pies are also very good.
          Busbee's Bar-B-Que...Located on Main St. Very good barbeque.
          Brick's River Cafe...Full service restaurant . Located at 1205 Main Street
behind River Oaks Inn on the Medina River.
Po-Po Family Restaurant...Located 6 miles north of Boerne at 829 FM 289.  Take exit 533 off of Interstate 10 and go about .5 mile.  This is a very popular restaurant offering good family style food in a country setting.  A unique feature is the over 2100 dinner plates that decorate the walls and ceilings of the restaruant.
Guenther's Biergarten-Grill....Located at Hwy 473 at 6th street behind the
Super S grocery store.  They have daily specials at lunch that are served buffet style.  You can also order off the menu at lunch.  Good food at reasonable prices.
          High's Cafe and Store...Located at 726 Hight Street in the downtown historic district.  They serve breakfast and lunch daily .  Very good soups and sandwiches.
          814 A Texas Bistro...Located at 713 High Street in the downtown historic district. They serve dinner on Wednesday thru Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm and Sunday brunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  This is a small restaurant operaterd by owner/chef Millard Kuykendall.  Reservations are a good idea.

          Collin Street Bakery...Located on I-45 in Corsicana. Good place to stop for lunch and for good bakery items. Sandwichs and soups only.
          Neal's Lodges Dinning Room...Very nice place to eat breakfast but all of their food is good.  They are closed during the winter months.
          Alamo Springs Cafe...This cafe is located 10.5 miles south of Fredericksburg but  has a Fredericksburg address.  The address is 107 Alamo Road.  They are in the middle of nowhere but it is worth the trip for the burgers.  They were voted to have one of the 3 best hamburgers by the "Texas Monthly Magazine".  Although known for their burgers, they have other good food as well as nightly dinner specials.  Check out their website for directions.  Also check my blog for other information.
          Wheeler's Restaurant.....This is a family style restaurant serving American and German food.  They are open for lunch 7 days a week and for dinner only on Friday & Saturday.  They are known for their cornbread that is served with some of their meals.  The cornbread is excellant and can be ordered as an appetizer.  Very good and very popular!  Located at 204 East Main Street.
          Andy's Steak & Seafood Grille....This is a family style restaurant located at 413 S. Washington (Hwy 87).  They have a Friday night seafood buffet.  We had the seafood buffet and it was very good.  Several locals recommended Andy's before we tried it out.  Good food!
          Shrimp N' Stuff Restaurant....This restaurant is located at 3901 Avenue O. It is
on the corner of Avenue O and 39th Street between Broadway and Seawall Blvd.  The food is mostly seafood but they have other items on the menu. The prices for seafood are very reasonable and the food is very good. You order at a window and then you pick up the food when it is ready. This is where the locals eat.

     Junction ...
          La Familia Restaurant...This is a good Mexican Food restaurant. We eat here every time we stay in Junction at the Junction KOA campgound. The lady who owns this restaurant makes the best Pecan Pralines that I have ever eaten. Located on Main Street north of I-10.
          Cooper's Bar-B-Q & Grill...This is a good Barbeque place. Not the best barbeque that I've eaten, but not bad. Located on Main Street just south of I-10.
          Mama Chole's...This is a small Mexican Food restaurant on Highway 83.  Because it is small, it gets crowded at times but it is worth the wait.  We have eaten here a number of times while staying at Parkview Riverside RV Park just down the road in Concan.  We have even driven over from the Farm Country RV Park in Medina to eat dinner there.
          Mac & Ernies Roadside Roadside Eatery.....Great little place to eat. Check out the web site for info.
Lost Maples Cafe.....This cafe is located at 384 Main Street.  Main is also known as Ranch Road 187.  This is a good place to stop to eat if you are doing a drive through Texas Hill Country.  Ranch Road 187 runs north and south from Sabinal to Utopia to Vanderpool and Lost Maples State Natural Area.  They serve a very good Chicken Fried Steak as well as Hamburgers and other good food.
     Camp Verde
Camp Verde General Store.....A great place for lunch.  They do not serve breakfast or dinner.  Check the website for additional info about Camp Verde.
          The Lakehouse ....Located on the Guadalupe River at intersection of Highway 27 and Spur 98.  Great catfish and other good food.
          Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant...Located at 215 Junction Highway( Highway 27). This is very good Mexican Food.
Charlotte Plummer's Seafare Restaurant...Located at 202 N. Fulton Beach Road. Very good seafood.  Seating on two floors with tables that overlook the bay.

Baugher's Family Restaurant .... This restaurant is part of a farmer's market.  They offer good Home Cooking.  We have eaten there several times for breakfast and dinner.
New Mexico
Casa de Ruiz Church Street Cafe... This is a very popular cafe.  It is located in a former residence in Old Town that could be the oldest residence in Albuquerque.  The food is mostly Mexican but they have some American food.
     Santa Rosa
Silver Moon Cafe.... This cafe has been operating since 1959.  It is on the historic Route 66 on the east end of town.  They serve Mexican and American cuisine Good food at very reasonable prices.
     Sante Fe
Blue Corn Cafe & Microbrewery  ..... Very good Mexican Food cafe.       
This Old Campsite
This Old Campsite

South Dakota
     Hill City
Alpine Inn...Hill City is a little north of Mt. Rushmore.  This restaurant is very popular with a limited menu.  The food was very good

Restaurants at This Old Campsite
Places where we have found good food on our travels 
    Gulf Shores
Original Oyster House....This is a great place for seafood in Gulf Shores.  Located at 701 Hwy 59 overlooking scenic "Big Lagoon".  This is a very kid friendly restaurant.
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          Fezzo's (Seafood, Steakhouse and Oyster Bar).... Fezzo's is located at 720 I-10 S Frontage Road. Scott, LA is about 7 miles west of Lafayette, LA.  We ate at Fezzo's when we stayed at the Lafayette KOA .  The food is reasonably priced a very good.
Hollier's Cajun Kitchen....Located 3 blocks north of I-10, Exit 20.  This is very good food at a  reasonable price.  They have a nightly buffet or you can order from the menu.  They specialize in Boiled Crawfish but also offer seafood and steaks, catfish (very good), oysters, frog legs and Po Boys.  They also have homemade smoked sausage & boudin.  Bus and RV parking avialable.
South Carolina
         Sticky Fingers....This is a smokehouse/barbecue restaurant located downtown at 235 Meeting Street.  We ate lunch there while visiting Historic Charleston.  Very good food at a reasonable price.
          Fleet Landing Restaurant.....Located at 186 Concord Street in a 1940s retired naval building.  It juts out over the marsh and has over sized windows that offer an unobstructed view of Charleston Harbor.  They serve contemporary Southern seafood.  The food is very good and is priced at what you would expect at any nice seafood restaurant.  This is a very popular restaruant, so be prepared for a wait.
North Carolina
Holt Lake (Bar-B-Que & Seafood)  .....  This restaurant specializes in Pork, Chicken & Seafood.  The food was good but nothing special.  I had the chicken and my wife had the pork.  It is not far from the Smithfield KOA where we we staying for the night.
Shadows Pub & Grill....This is a sports bar located in the east wing of the historic  Union Pacific Depot.  The depot was built in 1886.  There is seating out front on a patio as well as inside and on a patio on the back.  From the windows in the back, you can watch the trains go by.  Some of them stop to change crews.  The food is reasonably priced and okay.  They also brew their own beer but offer many other selections.
South Beach Fish Market.....Located just south of the Yaquina Bay bridge at 3640 South Coast Hwy.  Although this is a fish market , they have seating inside and some outside and serve food.  You order from the counter and pick it up when it is ready and then have a seat.  The food is very good but there is no atmosphere.  It is very rustic!  If you like to chatch crabs but don't want to cook your own, they will cook them for you for a charge.  Very popular place!
          Georgie's Beachside Grill....This restaurant is located at 744 SW Elizabeth St.  The menu offers a variety of food at reasonable prices.  The west side of the restuarant has large windows that provide a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.  Greaat place to eat!
          Chalet Restaurant and Bakery....This restaurant is located at 2026 N Coast Hwy.  This  is a family style restaurant with good food at very reasonable prices.  Their baked goods are very good.  We went there a few times just to get slices of pie.  My wife loves the cherry pie.
Patty's Place at 19 Mile House.....This restaurant is located at 9440 Spirit Lake Hwy (Hwy 504).  This is the road that goes up to the north side of Mt St Helens.  The restaurant is in the country on the side of a hill overlooking the Toutle River.  The food is very good but a little over priced in my opinion.  They are known for their homemade cobblers.  The cobblers we had were okay but I have had better.  Very nice place to stop and eat.
          Mel's Hard Luch Diner....This is a 1950s themed diner where the waiters and other staff sing  as you are being served and while eating your food.  The food is very good and reasonabaly priced.  It is a very popular place so be prepared to wait during their busy times.  I highly recommend this as one of your stops while visiting Branson.  They are located in The Grand Village, 2800 W State Hwy 76.
          Billy Gail's Cafe....This is a small restaurant located 1/3 mile south of Hwy 76 on Hwy 265.  This cafe is only opened for breakfast and lunch.  They do not take credit cards but will accept cash travlers checks and personal checks.  This is a popular place to eat but with a bit of a problem.  Parking is very limited because of how the cafe is located on the road.  Not much flat area to build parking spaces.  Be prepared to wait, but the wait is worth it.
          The Keeter Center at The College of the Ozarks.....The Keeter Center has a fabulous restaurant.  They are open 6 days a week for lunch and dinner and have a Sunday brunch that is wonderful.  Every time we visit Branson, we make sure that we are there over Sunday so that we can go to their brunch.  It is a little expensive but well worth the price.  If you only go one time, you will be glad that you did.  We have never been there for lunch or dinner but I'm sure that it is as good as their brunch.  Reservations are recommended.  PH: 417-690-2146