One More Request: Between VA Beach and Rocky Mount, NC
Still planning the trip and we're stopping in Rocky Mount - traveling south via Virginia Beach to stop there for lunch.
I understand Rocky Mount, NC is a chow wasteland (is that still the case?) - is there anyplace worth stopping between the two?
Again, we're talking basic chow. Nothing fancy. Good 'cue, good fried chicken, etc. Traditional home-style cuisine.
Any thoughts on good lunch places in Virginia Beach?
There is a place on Baxter Rd. in VA Beach called "Smoked from Above" that is fantastic. Barbeque of all make and model, dirt cheap, lunch specials, etc.
There is a great BBQ place called Ralph's just off Interstate 95 (east side). They called themselves being in Weldon, but we took the Roanoke Rapids exit. Warning - their BBQ is the NC kind...vinegar based. They had a delicious buffet but you can order from a menu. The veggies were like my mama used to cook.
Thanks! I wound up finding a recommendation for Ralph's, and after a bit of a search (made the wrong turn off 95), we arrived.
Omigod. Great barbecue. We used to go to Pierce's in Williamsburg, but authentic NC 'cue is on a completely different level. I gotta say, the pulled pork off the buffet was the way to go, and we had to order collards off the menu, but they were fantastic.
I only wish my parents had stopped there - they were a few hours ahead of us.