Restaurant suggestions for Dinner along I-10 or I-75?

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  1. Chazon

    Chazon Earning My Ears

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    We're first timers, and are driving down the night before. Trying to decide where along the route to stop for dinner - anyone have any recommendations of a good restaurant between Tallahassee on I-10 and perhaps Gainesville or Ocala for a stop for good food that won't take a long time? Traveling with a 8, 10 and 15 year old.
    We usually like to try new places that we don't have at home (Mobile, AL).


    Thanks!
     
  2. CarolynFH

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    Are you looking for fast food or sit-down? On our way in from Texas we frequently overnight in Pensacola (try to time dinner for one of the seafood restaurants y’all have on the causeway-yum!) so are looking for fast food lunch around Lake City. (There’s not much between Tallahassee and Lake City, but lots of choices Lake City & southwards.) We recently tried Zaxby’s (fast food chicken) and enjoyed it; I don’t know whether y’all have them in Mobile or not. I find the billboards to be helpful!

    We’ve also enjoyed eating at the 43rd St. Deli in Gainesville, but I just realized it’s not open for dinner, just breakfast & lunch.
     
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  4. Chazon

    Chazon Earning My Ears

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    Preferably sit-down to give us a break from the road - We do have Zaxby's and love it - looking for something more along the lines of a Cracker Barrel or such.
     
  5. CarolynFH

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    Well, there are Cracker Barrels just off I-75 in Lake City, Gainesville and Ocala, if nothing else!

    We like local restaurants too but because of our travel schedule we’re rarely looking for dinner when we drive that stretch, so I hope others jump in to this thread! We did find a place in Lake City in October called Jessica’s Bistro, just east of I-75 at the Hwy 90 exit. It wasn’t very busy at all (might do most of its business at lunch time) so was relatively quick for a sit down restaurant. Had Cuban food but other options too. You can check the menu at Jessicasbistro.com to see if your family might like it.
     
  6. arminnie

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    We stop in Marianna, FL at Po' Folks. Casual, inexpensive and good food. My husband likes their fried chicken gizzards (yuck). I like the chicken and dumplings. It's about 60 West of Tallahassee.
     
  7. Chazon

    Chazon Earning My Ears

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    Found them online - looks really good! Thanks for the suggestion! Definitely going in the plans!
     

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