Announcing Bob & Ellen’s Best EATS Awards for 2016!

2016besteatsIt’s that eating time of the year again! Time to name the best places we’ve eaten — except for home, which is always better than any restaurant because Bob’s an awesome cook!

The list is getting pretty long, and we don’t always get back to the same places to try things again, so we’re focusing on the BEST EATS in 2016. Sometimes we find restaurants we’ve loved in the past aren’t around anymore (where oh where did Esther go when she left Yuma, taking that awesome carrot cake with her?!?) and sometimes we look forward to eating a particular dish again, only to find out it just isn’t the same… 😦

Let us know if you’ve been to any of these places or add your own BEST EATS to the comments so everyone can check them out!
Best Breakfast
Ham & Eggs O’Brian, Brownie’s Cafe in Yuma, AZ

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Best Homemade Donuts
Wow Diner in Milan, NM

2016best10

Best Quiche
1. Spinach, Tomato, Basil, Feta Quiche at Coffee Express in Port Clinton, OH
2. Spinach & Sausage Quiche at The Orchard House in Caldwell, ID

Best Soup and Salad Bar
Millstone Restaurant in Rapid City, SD

Best Chicken Salad
Country Kitchen in Blue Earth, MN

Best Macaroni Salad
Blossoms & Brews in Buffalo, SD

Best Coleslaw
Bob’s Cafe in Sioux Falls, SD

Best Butternut Squash Soup
Blue Water Grill in Manteo, NC

Best ChiliMac Soup
Minnie’s Montana Cafe in Thompson Falls, MT

Best Clam Chowder
Cafe on Hawk Creek in Neskowin, OR

Best Unique Soup
Chicken with Green Chili Soup at Si Italian Bistro in Las Cruces, NM

2016best8

Best Sandwich
Grilled Eggplant on Wheat at Si Italian Bistro in Las Cruces, NM

2016best9

Best Fish Sandwich
Catch of the Day at Cafe on Hawk Creek in Neskowin, OR

Best Regional Appetizer
1. Pig’s Knuckles at Porky’s in Oak Harbor, OH

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2. Corn Nuggets at Apple Barrel in Odessa, NE

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3. Razor Clam Fritters at Fish Peddler in Bay City, OR

2016best14

Best Appetizers (General)
1. Spicy Green Beans at The Orchard House in Caldwell, ID
2. Fried Ravioli at Si Italian Bistro in Las Cruces, NM

2016best3

Best Baked Beans
Bob’s Cafe in Sioux Falls, SD

Best Sweet Potato
Millstone Restaurant in Rapid City, SD

Best Hushpuppies
Captain’s Table in Buxton, NC

Best Salsa
Tacos Mi Rancho in Yuma, AZ

Best Pizza
1. Ronnie’s Pizza in Yuma, AZ
2. Moose’s in Kalispell, MT

New Pizza Discoveries Worth Mentioning (in no particular order):
Si Italian Bistro in Las Cruces, NM
PizzaRev in Sioux Falls, SD
Cafe on Hawk Creek in Neskowin, OR

2016best15

Best Pasta
Design It Yourself at Italian-to-Go/Little Italy in Nampa, ID

2016best16

Best Lasagna and Best Spaghetti
Si Italian Bistro, Las Cruces, NM

2016best4

Best Mac and Cheese
Crab Mac and Cheese at Oceana’s Bistro in Avon, NC

Best Shrimp and Grits
Blue Water Grill in Manteo, NC

Best Make-Them-Yourself Crab Cakes
Sunrise Seafood Market in Avon, NC

Best Fish Dish
Blue Fish at Captain’s Table in Buxton, NC

Best Comfort Food
Chili Mac at The Hen House in Mahomet, IL

2016best13

Best Ribs
BBQ Pork Ribs at Millstone Restaurant in Rapid City, SD

Best Vegetarian Dish
Spaghetti Squash at Riverside Grill in Garden City, ID

2016best19

Best Tacos
Cactus Flower in Pueblo, CO (homemade, crispy shells)

2016best1

Best Chocolate Dessert
Brownie (baked in wood-fired oven and topped with ice cream) at Schooner in Netarts Bay, OR

Best Flan
Cactus Flower in Pueblo, CO

2016best2

Best Pie
Razzleberry Pie at Mom’s Diner in Pahrump, NV

Best Tiramisu
Italian-to-Go/Little Italy in Nampa, ID

2016best17

Best Chocolate Cream Pie
Minnie’s Montana Cafe in Thompson Falls, MT

Best German Chocolate Cake
Si Italian Bistro in Las Cruces, NM

2016best7

Best Key Lime Cheesecake
Mamacita’s in LaGrande, OR

Best Key Lime Pie
Si Italian Bistro in Las Cruces, NM

2016best6

No wonder I gained weight this year!!

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About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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5 Responses to Announcing Bob & Ellen’s Best EATS Awards for 2016!

  1. What? Nothing from Seattle? 🙂

    • Ellen says:

      Not this year 😦 This was our first year as full-time RVers we didn’t make it to the Seattle area, so no restaurants from up that way made it into the list. And, as a general rule, we don’t stop in cities long enough to eat, anyway, preferring the lesser traveled villages and towns. Glad you stopped by! And feel free to add your favorite Seattle “Best” in the comments if you’d like!

  2. Hey Bob and Ellen. Found your rv adventure. R u home yet. This is valerie carini. Been looking for you at the hemet store . Waiting for you to surprise me. Let me know how you are doing. It’s been to.long. hope all is well

  3. Ellen says:

    Hey Val!!! We’re not back to SoCal yet…. probably another few months before we get there. Heard you’re getting some rain! We miss you!

  4. Pingback: Coastal Cuisine | Bob and Ellen's Great RV Adventure

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