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Route 81 through Virginia

diablo Oct 21, 2007 01:20 PM

I'm traveling this route at the end of this week to see may grandparents in Smith Mountain Lake (near Roanoke). Any cheap, good eats recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks for the help.

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    AlliRIC Oct 22, 2007 08:10 AM

    There's a good little German restaurant right off interstate 81, exit 213 called Edelwiess Restaurant. It's kind of a unique little place - pretty authentic and they have good German beers on tap. The last time I went there was a whole table of German folks dressed in traditional clothing, playing the accordion and singing. The website has a map: http://edelweissrestaurantva.com/.

    Also, Mrs. Rowe's at exit 222 is a sort of 'downhome cooking' place that's been there forever. They also sell fresh baked pies, cookies, etc. if you want to carry something home to the grandparents.

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        Choppedonion Oct 28, 2007 01:51 PM

        Check out choppedonion.com for the Texas Tavern, Roanoke Weiner Stand, Raven's and Bowlings. Hope this helps.

        1. diablo Oct 31, 2007 10:01 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately, I will have to try them on the next visit. I contracted pleurisy and ended up spending my "vacation" at home. I will report back next time I visit. I've seen Pink Cadillac and Mrs. Rowes, but have not heard of the others. I look forward to trying them out.

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