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angelo
06-11-2009, 01:11 PM
I will be traveling to Yellowstone this summer through Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana. I will be traveling home through North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

I would like to try your indigenous cuisine.

What is not to be missed.

Thank You

Ang

chief husker
06-11-2009, 01:12 PM
Which way will you be coming through Iowa?

CoMoChief
06-11-2009, 01:12 PM
Beef jerky and lots of Monster energy drink. Nothing else.

by the time you arrive at the park you'll be tripping so bad you might run off and follow a green miniature goat that leads you right into a family of grizzly bears.

mlyonsd
06-11-2009, 01:17 PM
In South Dakota we have this chain called McDonald's. It's the bomb.

gblowfish
06-11-2009, 01:18 PM
Driving across Iowa:
Sioux City....
CORN CORN CORN CORN CORN CORN CORN CORN
Des Moines....
CORN CORN CORN CORN CORN CORN CORN CORN
Bettendorff!

JuicesFlowing
06-11-2009, 01:23 PM
Road food? I'm sure there are some skunks or opossums there on the ol' highway.

rockymtnchief
06-11-2009, 01:25 PM
In South Dakota we have this chain called McDonald's. It's the bomb.

I always liked Sanfords. I'm pretty easy to please, though.

mlyonsd
06-11-2009, 01:38 PM
I always liked Sanfords. I'm pretty easy to please, though.

Never heard of it. Where at?

Dicky McElephant
06-11-2009, 01:40 PM
Indigenous cuisine?

It's the mid-west.....not Africa. They probably have most of the same shit as you do.

rockymtnchief
06-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Never heard of it. Where at?

Spearfish and Rapid City. It's nothing incredible, but it was better than all the franchise places. Plus, I like looking at all the junk on the wall. It's kind of decorated like a junk yard...SANFORD and Son.

Skip Towne
06-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Not long ago you could stop at the local cafe in almost any small town in Oklahoma and get a great chicen fried steak. Now they are all the frozen cardboard variety.

mlyonsd
06-11-2009, 01:53 PM
Spearfish and Rapid City. It's nothing incredible, but it was better than all the franchise places. Plus, I like looking at all the junk on the wall. It's kind of decorated like a junk yard...SANFORD and Son.

Holy crap I have been at the one in Spearfish. The inside looks like a junkyard. It looked like an old converted gas station. I think it had an old bicycle hanging from the ceiling and racks of crap on the walls.

LOL, small world.

Groves
06-11-2009, 01:55 PM
Ok.

Western Nebraska, you've been staring at roads and fields for quite some time on your way west. They are breathtakingly beautiful, of course, but your hunger has ramped up.

You stop in Paxton, Nebraska, just a mile or so off the interstate, and head to Ole's Big Game Bar. Awesome food. Wickedly cool atmosphere, unless you're creeped out by wild animals. They keep all of the lemurs and toads and midgets in a separate room, BTW.

http://www.olesbiggame.com/

rockymtnchief
06-11-2009, 02:04 PM
Holy crap I have been at the one in Spearfish. The inside looks like a junkyard. It looked like an old converted gas station. I think it had an old bicycle hanging from the ceiling and racks of crap on the walls.

LOL, small world.

That would be the place! They had something on the menu (can't remember what) that always cured my hangovers.

Angelo, look up Roscoe Montana north of Red Lodge. I haven't been there in a while to eat, but everyone seems to love road trippin' to eat there. Heck, I'm sure there's something good to eat in Red Lodge also. I'm just always in a hurry to blow through town and get on the Beartooth highway.

dtebbe
06-11-2009, 02:07 PM
Wall Drug

mlyonsd
06-11-2009, 02:12 PM
Wall Drug

5 cent coffee. Free donut to servicemen.

It's hard to find though.

angelo
06-11-2009, 02:19 PM
Indigenous cuisine?

It's the mid-west.....not Africa. They probably have most of the same shit as you do.

You would be surprised at the microcosm's of food that grow everywhere.

Ang

bevischief
06-11-2009, 02:42 PM
Trucks stops.

Bwana
06-11-2009, 02:45 PM
If you give me your road route through MT, I will give you a few names in the towns you will be going through. There are some fantastic places and some to avoid at all costs.

Dicky McElephant
06-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Wall Drug

That place is so lame. Might as well go to the Corn Palace.

SNR
06-11-2009, 02:54 PM
Where in ND?

Bwana
06-11-2009, 03:01 PM
That place is so lame. Might as well go to the Corn Palace.

Very very lame.

Rooster
06-11-2009, 04:21 PM
Indigenous cuisine?

It's the mid-west.....not Africa.

LMAOLMAO

Dicky McElephant
06-11-2009, 04:22 PM
Very very lame.

I know that.....but he doesn't have to.

Stewie
06-11-2009, 04:31 PM
I've driven through western Kansas numerous times, but the one time I drove through western Nebraska made me long for the excitement of western Kansas.

Baconeater
06-11-2009, 04:41 PM
Omaha has lots of great steakhouses, a good one to stop at would be Anthony's, it's right off I-80 @ 72nd st.

mlyonsd
06-11-2009, 05:20 PM
Omaha has lots of great steakhouses, a good one to stop at would be Anthony's, it's right off I-80 @ 72nd st.

Is that the place with fried ravioli as an appetizer?

If it is I'd recommend it. We had a great meal there.

angelo
06-11-2009, 05:22 PM
If you give me your road route through MT, I will give you a few names in the towns you will be going through. There are some fantastic places and some to avoid at all costs.

Start I29 to I80
I80 to Cheyenne I25 north to I90/94 west to yellowstone.

We are taking I90 back thru South Dakota

Ang

mlyonsd
06-11-2009, 05:26 PM
If you're in the Black Hills and looking for a good burger and cold beer I'd suggest Lewie's, just outside of Lead.

If you're coming across I-90 I'd suggest Al's Oasis. You can get buffalo several different ways there.

If you're going thru Sioux City at lunch time I'd suggest Milwaukee Wiener, if you like chili dogs and good chili.

Baconeater
06-11-2009, 05:30 PM
Is that the place with fried ravioli as an appetizer?

If it is I'd recommend it. We had a great meal there.
Hmmm...not sure...did the place you went to have a giant friggin' cow over the entrance?

mlyonsd
06-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Hmmm...not sure...did the place you went to have a giant friggin' cow over the entrance?

That's the one. I'd definitely eat there again. We only ate there on the recommendation of a local Omaha'er.

Halfcan
06-11-2009, 05:47 PM
If you stop through Mo. come by Novella's in Independence. I will hook you up.

Delano
06-11-2009, 06:03 PM
There are lots of good steakhouses in the Black Hills of SD. The Alpine Inn was very good the last time I was there.

When you are in Yellowstone, you must get a pizza at the K-Bar. Several of the tables are within spitting distance of the pizza oven.

There are a couple of Minerva's in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. They are a pretty safe bet. There is a good sushi restaurant in Sioux Falls called Sushi Masa. If you want ice cream try B&G's Milky Way in Sioux Falls.

I can think of more if you list your route.

Delano
06-11-2009, 06:07 PM
Start I29 to I80
I80 to Cheyenne I25 north to I90/94 west to yellowstone.

We are taking I90 back thru South Dakota

Ang

Other options in Sioux Falls, SD include Spezia and a Touch of Europe.

Bwana
06-11-2009, 06:38 PM
Start I29 to I80
I80 to Cheyenne I25 north to I90/94 west to yellowstone.

We are taking I90 back thru South Dakota

Ang

Hmm? That's a bit of help, but do you have any idea what towns you will be going through? If you go through (Billings, Lots of great steak house's) if you go through Sheridan, Cody or Livingston stop into the Chop house. If that is part of your route, let me know and I will give you more details. If you go through Manhattan Montana on the other side of Bozeman heading west, stop into the Oasis for their prime. It was one of the places on the "Beef, it's what's for dinner" ad campain. Great food, very reasonable. Give me a few more details and I'll hook you up.

Baconeater
06-11-2009, 10:05 PM
Shit, I just had a revelation, depending on what time you're coming thru Anthony's may not be the best place. While it's a great place for dinner, they are only open for lunch from 11-2 and their lunch menu is limited. A better option for lunch is Amato's, it's been featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Dives and Drive-ins. Their specialty is their homemade italian sausage sandwiches, although I usually get the Gut Buster sandwich when I go. Be sure to say hi to Sammy and put a pin in your hometown on the US map by the front door.

It's not far from I-80 at all, it's mapped out here:

http://www.flavortownusa.com/amatos.aspx

LaChapelle
06-11-2009, 10:25 PM
Casey's pizza? :shrug:

SBK
06-11-2009, 10:31 PM
Casey's pizza? :shrug:

Do this in Iowa. Fill up with gas, get great pizza in one stop.

angelo
06-12-2009, 08:32 AM
Nebraska
Lincoln
Grand Island
Kearney

Wyoming
Cheyenne
Casper

Montana
Billings
Gardiner

South Dakota
Sturgis
Rapid City
Sioux Falls

Thanks For The Recommendations.

Ang

Bwana
06-12-2009, 09:11 AM
Montana
Billings
Gardiner
Ang

Gardiner.........good luck. I have elk hunted in the area and a burger or a so so steak is about the best you will do.

Billings on the other hand. You're in MT, eat steak.

This should help:
http://www.ribandchophouse.com/

Order the hand cut ribeye! (If you like shrimp, add 4 for $7.95, they are fantastic!)

Billings:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/jakes-billings

http://www.billings-granary.com/

angelo
06-12-2009, 09:15 AM
Gardiner.........good luck. I have elk hunted in the area and a burger or a so so steak is about the best you will do.

Billings on the other hand. You're in MT, eat steak.

This should help:
http://www.ribandchophouse.com/

Order the hand cut ribeye! (If you like shrimp, add 4 for $7.95, they are fantastic!)

Billings:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/jakes-billings

http://www.billings-granary.com/

I really appreciate your recommendations. We have rented a cabin outside of Gardiner and I will be doing all of the cooking for the group.

Is there a Costco or Sam's in Billings.

Ang

Monty
06-12-2009, 09:30 AM
There are lots of good steakhouses in the Black Hills of SD. The Alpine Inn was very good the last time I was there.

When you are in Yellowstone, you must get a pizza at the K-Bar. Several of the tables are within spitting distance of the pizza oven.

There are a couple of Minerva's in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. They are a pretty safe bet. There is a good sushi restaurant in Sioux Falls called Sushi Masa. If you want ice cream try B&G's Milky Way in Sioux Falls.

I can think of more if you list your route.

I second the Alpine Inn (http://www.alpineinnhillcity.com/dining.asp) recommendation. It's located in Hill City if you're interested. I've been eating there for years and it's still great.

In Rapid City, I'd also recommend The Firehouse Brewery (http://www.firehousebrewing.com/). The food is decent, but the beer was outstanding the last time I was there.

Make sure you have some buffalo steak at some point....there's nothing better IMO. :thumb:

rockymtnchief
06-12-2009, 09:37 AM
Gardiner.........good luck. I have elk hunted in the area and a burger or a so so steak is about the best you will do.

Billings on the other hand. You're in MT, eat steak.

This should help:
http://www.ribandchophouse.com/

Order the hand cut ribeye! (If you like shrimp, add 4 for $7.95, they are fantastic!)

Billings:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/jakes-billings

http://www.billings-granary.com/

Jakes and The Granary are two of my favorites. Is The Rex any good these days?

I second the Alpine Inn (http://www.alpineinnhillcity.com/dining.asp) recommendation. It's located in Hill City if you're interested. I've been eating there for years and it's still great.

In Rapid City, I'd also recommend The Firehouse Brewery (http://www.firehousebrewing.com/). The food is decent, but the beer was outstanding the last time I was there.

Make sure you have some buffalo steak at some point....there's nothing better IMO. :thumb:

I pretty much lived at The Firehouse. Loved their beers. The Chop House down on the lake was also very good when I lived there.

Bwana
06-12-2009, 09:57 AM
Jakes and The Granary are two of my favorites. Is The Rex any good these days?



The Rex "was" the best for a lot of years, but it's turned into a real hit and miss for a good meal and for the price, you don't want hit and miss you want great. I won't go in there unless I'm sitting at the bar drinking micros with bartender Tom.

Bwana
06-12-2009, 09:59 AM
I really appreciate your recommendations. We have rented a cabin outside of Gardiner and I will be doing all of the cooking for the group.


Is there a Costco or Sam's in Billings.

Ang

No problem........


There is a Cosco in town and a Sams is being built as I type. They are hanging the Sams right next door to the new Cabela's.

Buehler445
06-12-2009, 10:17 AM
Nebraska
Lincoln
Grand Island
Kearney

Wyoming
Cheyenne
Casper

Montana
Billings
Gardiner

South Dakota
Sturgis
Rapid City
Sioux Falls

Thanks For The Recommendations.

Ang

Ang, Kearney is about 5 or 6 hours from Cheyenne. And as GOD AWFUL as the drive is, I'd reccommend adding another stop, even if you don't eat.

I'm in Sidney. If you stop to eat here, I can give you the name/address of a fantastic Mexican joint and a shady but very good (although overpriced) steakhouse.

If you don't stop to eat, I'd reccommend stopping at Cabela's just to get out and move around some. The taxidermy in there really is amazing and if you have kids, stop at Wal-Mart and get a couple bags of bread to feed the ducks and geese at the pond. They'll eat it right out of your hand. FTR, don't stop at the Cabela's in Kearney. The store there isn't the largeb format stores that are fun to go to. It is an afterthought of the call center there.

The drive from Lincoln to Cheyenne sucks ass. Just so you know.
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rockymtnchief
06-12-2009, 10:23 AM
BTW, I don't know your exact route, but you'd be missing some great country if you took the interstate from Billings to Gardiner. Billings to Red Lodge to Cooke City (Beartooth Pass) is the way to go. You'll see the area that a few of us always talk about and love.

Bwana
06-12-2009, 10:26 AM
BTW, I don't know your exact route, but you'd be missing some great country if you took the interstate from Billings to Gardiner. Billings to Red Lodge to Cooke City (Beartooth Pass) is the way to go. You'll see the area that a few of us always talk about and love.

THIS

And if you do go through Cooke City, eat at the miners saloon and order up on of their hand made pizza's, damn tasty!

Monty
06-12-2009, 11:30 AM
I pretty much lived at The Firehouse. Loved their beers. The Chop House down on the lake was also very good when I lived there.

Lucky you....I only get to stop in every few years. My grandfather used to work at that firehouse back in the 50s, his pic is even on the wall there.

Forgot about the Chop House....will have to do that the next time I'm in Rapid.

Monty
06-12-2009, 11:35 AM
BTW, I don't know your exact route, but you'd be missing some great country if you took the interstate from Billings to Gardiner. Billings to Red Lodge to Cooke City (Beartooth Pass) is the way to go. You'll see the area that a few of us always talk about and love.

Excellent suggestion....I've always wanted to take this route on the bike.

BigOlChiefsfan
06-12-2009, 02:34 PM
http://www.roadfood.com/ shows a few I'd like to visit on your trip:

http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/458/bohemian-cafe in Omaha

http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/626/maytag-dairy-farms - I love Maytag Blue cheese

http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/3071/granary

Baconeater
06-12-2009, 02:44 PM
Nebraska
Lincoln
Grand Island
Kearney

Wyoming
Cheyenne
Casper

Montana
Billings
Gardiner

South Dakota
Sturgis
Rapid City
Sioux Falls

Thanks For The Recommendations.

Ang
Screw Lincoln, that city sucks, stop in Omaha. It's only 45 min earlier.


The drive from Lincoln to Cheyenne sucks ass. Just so you know.
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It does, but at least you can drive 75 mph here. ;)

Arsonist
06-12-2009, 02:47 PM
sunflower seeds, coke and a joint. With this you can't go wrong

rockymtnchief
06-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Excellent suggestion....I've always wanted to take this route on the bike.
I've done it 50+ times on a bike. It never gets old...but it can get cold!

rockymtnchief
06-12-2009, 03:41 PM
THIS

And if you do go through Cooke City, eat at the miners saloon and order up on of their hand made pizza's, damn tasty!

Never tried it. I'll put it on my list.:thumb:

Buehler445
06-12-2009, 09:05 PM
It does, but at least you can drive 75 mph here. ;)

Yes. Much better than the 70 in KS. However, there is a greater probability of getting smoked by a semi whose driver is sleeping.

patteeu
06-12-2009, 10:35 PM
Great idea for a thread. Enjoy your trip.