Pea Soup Andersen’s 12411 S. Hwy. 33, exit 407, (209) 826-1685.
Designed to resemble a Swiss chalet, this restaurant is famous for its thick pea soup. The “traveler’s special” includes a bottomless bowl of soup plus housemade breads (including a dense pumpernickel) and a thick and creamy milkshake. More substantial fare is also available. Children get their own menu and a pea-green crayon to color it with. The gift shop sells the famous house soup by the can or case, fresh from the pea soup factory in Stockton.
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