Butter Chicken on I-80

If you’ve ever driven across Nebraska on I-80 looking for something to eat, you probably found yourself facing a choice among all the fast food standby’s that are clustered around the exits.

But if you’re looking for something different, take Exit 248 (near Overton), and head to the gas station/convenience store on the north side of the freeway called Jay Bros. There  you’ll find a fantastic Indian restaurant run by a family from Gujarat, India.


A few months back I had read about the place on the travel blog Roads and Kingdoms in a post titled Screw the Rules, Eat at the Indian Restaurant Inside the Gas Station.

Last week my sister and I took my mother on a road trip to Colorado so she could visit with friends that she has known since she was a child. We decided to check the place out. Fortunately, it did not disappoint. We had a fantastic lunch, and my mom was even able to use a bit of her Urdu with the owner.


So the next time you are driving across Nebraska and want to eat something other than a burger, head to the gas station/Indian restaurant at Exit 248 for some butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, and naan. You will NOT be disappointed!

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