Wilder's Fine Foods: Possibly the BEST steak on RT 66 ??
A great place to eat. Located on the old city alignment of Route 66, it looks a little run down (like the rest of the neighborhood) but safe. But inside, a totally different experience. Period decor of an upscale, fine resturant. outstanding service and great steaks (typical for this part of the country). Overlooked by most of the RT66 books (a terrible oversight), make time for a dinner equal Ruth's Crisp. In my own opinion, the only 3 "must return" restaurants on RT66 are the Ariston, in Litchfield, IL, the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX and Wilder's
Favorite Dish: The Filet was as good as Ruth's Crisp in Chicago or Jeff Ruby's in Cincinnati. Morton's steakhouse in Washington, D.C. could not hold a candle to the quality of Wilder's (and Morton's was 12.00$ higher!)
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Club 609: Very urbane place!
I was pleasantly surprised by the urbane, sophisticated atmosphere of this restaurant. Here on a business trip, I was accompanied by several co-workers. Those of us who ordered steaks were well-pleased, and everything seemed to be fresh and well-prepared.
The one drawback perhaps were the cooked carrots; they seemed to have sugar added, like the flavor of candied sweet potatos.
Favorite Dish: Steak, no doubt about it. If you're a vegetarian, you'll still find good things to eat, but the meat here is stellar!
Johnny Carino's: Love Italian
Great food, reasonable prices, wonderful people pretty much describes this Italian restaurant. All the entrees are in the $9-13.00 range, which I consider to be very fair, given the excellent quality and authenticity of what Carino’s serves.
While I have never been overly thrilled with the prospect of chain-store dining, the magic at Carino’s comes from their knowledge of Italian cuisine and their ability to remain true to it. Add to that the quality of people who comprise the wait staff, and you’ve got a seriously fun evening meal, or lunch for that matter!
Favorite Dish: Hard to say which “one”. It’s a toss-up, actually. The rib eye is through the roof. Done impeccably with tons of olive oil and garlic, presented with an accompaniment of pasta and spicy marinara sauce, one just can’t help thinking of Don Corlione in The Godfather.
At the lesser end of the spectrum, the pasta, be it spaghetti to fettuccini, with any of their incredibly done sauces is hard to beat. Toss in some meat balls or Italian sausage, and you’re good to go.
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Grand Fortunia: Grand Fortunia
The restaurant itself is like many other Chinese buffet restaurants... What IS of note is their cheap, but good delivery! If you're at the motel room with twenty dollars, you can have a king sized feast delivered to your room! And the food is great! Try the pork fried rice! HUGE chunks of pork in there!
Favorite Dish: Pork Fried Rice
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