Where to eat between Chicago and Houston

This food trip itinerary gives you restaurant recommendations for places to eat over 6 days. Starting from Chicago, you can leave at 9:20 am and drive for about 40 minutes to the first stop.

28 Kansas St
Frankfort, IL
(815) 534-1640
$$
  579 reviews
Mexican restaurants
10am to 10pm
Day 1. Arrive at 10:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Enjoy the rest of the day. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 7:00 am. Then drive for about 2 hours.
201 N Broadway Ave
Urbana, IL
(217) 954-0465
$$
  859 reviews
Barbeque, American restaurants (Traditional)
9am to 9:20am
Day 2. Arrive at 9:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
60 E Green St
Champaign, IL
(217) 355-6400
$
  647 reviews
Mexican restaurants
11am to 9pm
Arrive at 11:10 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about an hour.
1810 Avenue Of Mid-america
Effingham, IL
(217) 342-2002
$$
Arrive at 2:40 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about an hour.
1660 N Broadway Ave
Salem, IL
(618) 548-4433
$
  26 reviews
Burgers, Sandwiches
11am to 7pm
Arrive at 5:30 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about an hour.
218 W Freeman St
Carbondale, IL
(618) 549-5326
$$
  271 reviews
Pizza, Salad, Sandwiches
11am to 10pm
Arrive at 9:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 9:10 am. Then drive for about an hour.
2305 E Malone Ave
Sikeston, MO
(573) 471-4261
$$
  657 reviews
American restaurants (Traditional)
10:30am to 9pm
Day 3. Arrive at 10:30 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about an hour.
505 Ward Ave
Caruthersville, MO
(573) 333-0490
$
  8 reviews
Pizza
3pm to 10pm
Arrive at 1:40 pm. Explore the area for about an hour. Double check the opening time of 3:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 6:40 am. Then drive for about an hour.
7170 US Hwy 51 N
Millington, TN
(901) 873-3150
$
  17 reviews
8am to 5pm
Day 4. Arrive at 8:00 am. Eat for about an hour. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
310 S Front St
Memphis, TN
(901) 527-4877
$$
  2904 reviews
Comfort Food, Southern food
11am to 9pm
Arrive at 9:20 am. Explore the area for about an hour. Double check the opening time of 11:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 2 hours.
Hwy 13 N
Carlisle, AR
(870) 552-3887
$$
Arrive at 3:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 50 minutes.
1500 S Main St
Little Rock, AR
(501) 414-0423
$$
  686 reviews
Breakfast & Brunch, Burgers, Cafes
8am to 8pm
Arrive at 5:50 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about an hour.
210 Central Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
(501) 318-6054
$$
  686 reviews
Cuban, Mexican restaurants
11am to 10pm
Arrive at 8:50 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 9:30 am. Then drive for about an hour.
101 S Main St
Hope, AR
(870) 777-4444
$
  151 reviews
Burgers
11am to 9pm
Day 5. Arrive at 11:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
5309 N State Line
Texarkana, AR
(903) 826-2827
$$
  443 reviews
Barbeque
10:30am to 10pm
Arrive at 1:40 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about an hour.
201 N Polk St
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-2341
$$
  143 reviews
Barbeque
11am to 5pm
Arrive at 5:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 7:20 am. Then drive for about an hour.
14812 TX-21
Douglass, TX
(936) 585-8502
  19 reviews
Bakeries, Barbeque
9am to 5pm
Day 6. Arrive at 9:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 50 minutes.
575 N Temple Dr
Diboll, TX
(936) 526-2722
Arrive at 11:50 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 2 hours.
23918 Hwy 59 N
Kingwood, TX
(832) 644-9067
$$
Arrive at 3:40 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.

Reach your destination in Houston around 6:10 pm after eating at 19 restaurants over 6 days. If you were to drive nonstop, it would take about 16 hours driving roughly 1083 miles straight to Houston. Looking for more restaurants? You can choose a category below if you want to do an entire road trip full of Mexican restaurants, Barbeque, American restaurants (Traditional), Breakfast & Brunch, Burgers, Sandwiches, or more. Enjoy the journey!

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