I have to admit I haven't been good about chronicalling this. The only place that immediately came to mind was the Columbine Diner in Leadville (which seems to share a huge number of memorable restaurants). I can never look at Green Sauce without thinking of Colorado (I hope I have the time during the OK-2002 convention to make a repeat visit).
Other memorable restaurants at places I no longer remember the name including a family restaurant at Salisbury, PA (with its flags flying before they were popular) and Virginia Ham at some dinner at Marion (I would add Krispy Kremes which became highlights of VA/LA trips but they gave become big time nationally).
There's also the famed enomrous cinnamon rolls at L'Anse, Michigan.
I missed the legendary Whitney Portal pancakes (but am grateful for the unlimited cup of soda at the end of the trail). I swear any outdoor restuarant in Lone Pine is a spectacular finale.
While I would be interested in any state, I am particularly intested in my planned new state this year (OR); as well as the Sept. convention sites in OK/NM/KS and possibly CO.