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We will be traveling from Atlanta to Maplewood, NJ (just south of Newark) in early April and would appreciate any recommendations that are convenient to the interstates along our way.

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  1. In Petersburg, Virginia - I 95 N exit Wagner Rd- heading W..to Crater Rd..and then take a right...onto Crater rd..

    Is KING'S BBQ- Locally owned and operated...BEST BBQ known to man-- order sliced outside cut along with their homemade Onion Rings and Homemade Apple Pie ala mode...

    We have family that drive from NY to FL and stop here for lunch or dinner..

    Forget the grouchy waitresses--the food is tops!

    1. In Petersburg, Virginia - I 95 N exit Wagner Rd- heading W..to Crater Rd..and then take a right...onto Crater rd..

      Is KING'S BBQ- Locally owned and operated...BEST BBQ known to man-- order sliced outside cut along with their homemade Onion Rings and Homemade Apple Pie ala mode...

      We have family that drive from NY to FL and stop here for lunch or dinner..

      Forget the grouchy waitresses--the food is tops!

      1. In Petersburg, Virginia - I 95 N exit Wagner Rd- heading W..to Crater Rd..and then take a right...onto Crater rd..

        Is KING'S BBQ- Locally owned and operated...BEST BBQ known to man-- order sliced outside cut along with their homemade Onion Rings and Homemade Apple Pie ala mode...

        We have family that drive from NY to FL and stop here for lunch or dinner..

        Forget the grouchy waitresses--the food is tops!

        1. In Petersburg, Virginia - I 95 N exit Wagner Rd- heading W..to Crater Rd..and then take a right...onto Crater rd..

          Is KING'S BBQ- Locally owned and operated...BEST BBQ known to man-- order sliced outside cut along with their homemade Onion Rings and Homemade Apple Pie ala mode...

          We have family that drive from NY to FL and stop here for lunch or dinner..

          Forget the grouchy waitresses--the food is tops!

          1. For years, I commuted from New Jersey to North Carolina and found that if you take I 77 North in Charlotte to I-81, you'll go through some more chow friendly confines in North Carolina, Virginia. You'll also go right through the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country.

            The commute adds about 50 miles to your trip, but I always seem to do it in less time due to lack of congestion. The I-95 route seems to have more focus on fast food. Whereas the 81 route goes through lost of small towns

            1. I-95 Exit 133, there is a small strip mall right beside the Motel 6. In it there is a small place called Burger & Kabab Place. Great Pakistani food. Kababs, a great spinach dish, wonderful rice pilaf, super lamb. Cheap and quick.

              I-83B (N Parham RD) turn left at the intersection of Brook Rd there is an itty-bitty strip mall beisde a big old Chinese restaurant, in it is a place called Binigi Cafe & Deli. It is great Peruvian food. Wonderful chicken, a great slow-cooked carmelized pork stew, wonderful flat bread with dipping sauces, super friendly

              I always recommend Ashland, Va right off I-95. Whistle Stop Cafe for the best gelato, Ironhorse, andAShland Coffee & Tea.

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              1. re: WellFedRed

                Where is exit 83? What part of Richmond? I live here and never heard of the restaurant and would love to try it.....

                1. re: andy
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                  Bill on the Hill

                  Exit 83 is where Parham crosses I-95. I've never been to the restaurant WellFedRed refers to, but I do remember the write-up in the Richmond paper. Very well received and completely overwhelmed the owners for a few days.

                  Bill

                  1. re: Bill on the Hill

                    Thanks loads...gonna try it!!

                    1. re: andy

                      Sorry I have been busy...you've got to try Binigi's! Sooo good I ate lunch and dinner there when I stayed in a hotel a few exits away. Its near where Parham & Brook Rd intersect.
                      I was just through Richmond last week and tried La Palmera on Midlo...soo good. I tried the taco trio. They are soft tacos...one stuffed with chunks of pork in a spicy caramelly almost mojo sauce, 1 steak with pico de galo, and 1 chicken. They have empanadas, tripe soup, and all the really authentic Mexican and South American dishes. Not much to look at but delicious!