My hometown Beaver Dam, WI was pretty awesome when I lived there. Many people probably have no idea where it's at or just don't agree with me. For me, yeah it doesn't have out of this world restaurant options, but it is between Milwaukee and Madison that do for easy short trips! For a town of 15,000 it has two McDonalds, three Chinese buffets, the original Benvenuto's, one coffee shop (Black Waters) and it used to have China Palace that had the most amazing sesame chicken but went downhill and closed after the owners handed the ownership to someone else so they could open Ha Long Bay in Madison.
It does have some hidden gems aka artery clogging food joints thou. I have a special place in my heart for place that serve breakfast all day, divvy and cheap. It has three! Walker's Restaurant which I always remember going to after grade school basketball games on friday nights and getting a bacon cheeseburger because that was the only thing I would order when little going out to eat and a sundae of some sort. Chili John's which is only open till 2pm. I would come here with my father for breakfast with mostly only men ever in the cafe. Then there is Crystal Creek Dairy House which was always a treat to go out to when I slept over at the grandparents house. Since they make their own ice cream save room for a ice cream treat.