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Need Restaurant Advice for TN, KY, AL, & SC

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We're starting our annual summer road trip in 2 weeks and I need restaurant recommendations for Knoxville, Savannah (not Lady & Sons - we've been there already), Louisville, KY and Charleston, SC. Nothing fancy, nothing expensive - just good food. Nothing too spicy (altho' I'm a chile-head but my son is not). Preferably road food and good plain restaurants with a good menu.

Anything new in Siesta Key or Sarasota, FL would be great too. We haven't been there in 2 years.

Thanks in advance,

bklyngirl

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  1. When you get to Louisville, try Jack Fry's on Bardstown road. www.jackfrys.com
    My favorite restaurant in Ky.

    1. Charleston has a little bit of everything. Check out the City Paper website and look up the latest Dish guide. It is like a Cliffs Notes to the Charleston restaurant scene.

      Good luck!

      1. Louisville: I discovered Flabby's Schnitzelburg in the old Germantown section of Louisville (just off Eastern Pkwy, off of 65) over a year ago and have been touting it ever since. Subsequent visits have not disappointed me or any of the others I've brought. It's an old neighborhood tavern that serves really good German (mostly) food. Good beer selection including Warsteiner on tap (common, but I love it). Start out with a Rolled Oyster which is a uniquely Louisville item. Love the schnitzel, too. I haven't been there on weekends when they feature fried chicken, but people say it may be the best in town. I really don't think you can go wrong.
        http://www.flabbys.com/fcc.htm

        1. For Charleston, check out the new thread for Mt. Pleasant...just a five minute drive from downtown Charleston. Mustard Seed, Boulevard Diner and others owned by this small local restaurant group gets my vote for casual, moderately priced restaurants with great food. I wound up eating at the Mustard Seed twice on a recent visit and loved the menu with tons of daily specials and options ranging from sandwiches, salads, pasta, seafood etc and great bakery items.