While we were in Southern Illinois, we were close enough to a restaurant in Missouri that is a lot of fun to go to. I may have written about it here a couple years ago when Ev and I went there for the first time. It's called Lamberts, and it's in Sikeston, MO. They bill themselves as "the home of the throwed rolls". Yes, I know the grammar isn't exactly correct, but the hokiness of it is part of the charm.
The menu is decent and has a nice variety. Ev ordered a pork steak and Nick ordered a chef's salad in a bread bowl. I had a chicken pot pie. Here's the guy's food:
The cool part about Lambert's is that the servers walk around with big pots of 'sharables'. They come to your table and ask if you want some of whatever they have in their big ol' pot. Fried okra, black eyed peas, stewed tomatoes and macaroni, fried potatoes and onions, molasses, apple butter.... mmm mmm. Everything was just yummy.
And the throwed rolls part? If you want a hot roll, you raise your hand and the server will throw a hot roll at you from across the room! Better be a good catch! I saw the woman's eyes get real wide in the booth behind Nick when he was thrown one. He was laughing when she said "glad you are a good catch!" It was a very fun place to go. If you are ever in the area of one of their restaurants, it is really worth it to stop there.