Driving from Durham to DC ... any chow at all?
I'm driving from Durham to DC, and back, and am wondering whether there is any place to stop. The trip up will be a Thursday evening, the trip back a Sunday afternoon. Is there anywhere worth stopping or going out of my way for, or should I just make some sandwiches in advance?
It's a little slim through most of that route.
You do run right through Richmond, which has some nice places, but none that I know of that are right off the road and easy to get to.
There is one passable joint right along I-85 in South Hill VA called Kahill's. Decent selection of entrees and sandwiches in a kind of country club type atmosphere. Not exactly a destination, but a welcome respite in the land of fast food.
The Hill City Chop House is a good casual sit down place. Their steaks are top notch but there is lighter dining as well, and a kids menu, and it's very reasonably priced. A friend who frequently drives NY to Myrtle Beach recommended it as a good stop and now that's also my regular stop when I pass thru. It's on US 1, just about a mile north of I-295 on the northbound side, in a mall, a little hard to see from the road but it's behind Blinds To Go.
Passing through over Thanksgiving we stopped at "Buz & Ned's Real Barbecue" and had some good chopped pork sandwiches. They had some nice looking ribs going on as well.
They're off the I-95 Boulevard Exit in Richmond. Very near the Richmond Braves stadium. buzandneds.com