Good eats - Rocky Mount - Lumberton area
Driving to Fl and will spend the first night in Rocky Mount or Lumberton depending how far we drive that first day. Looking for good hometown cooking. BBQ,fried chicken,seafood and whatever else is unique to the area. Have been to Parker's in Wilson and Melton's in RM.
Can you tell me about those two places? I drive down that way once a year en route to Eastern North Carolina, and would love to know more ... I had the saddest drive around Rocky Mount once looking for food - and just not knowing where to look!!
My thought is at least try to stop to eat in Rocky Mount as opposed to waiting until Lumberton (Chic Fil A is your best bet there). This article might help: http://imagesrockymount.com/business/...
If you go a bit further down I-95, you might exit off in Smithfield (somewhat in between Rocky Mount and Lumberton). Admittedly, it has been a couple of years since I was there, but Cafe Monet was fairly nice. I'd be interested to see if anyone has anything to add to that suggestion as my rememberance is not current.
In Smithfield, though, is White Swan BBQ. I LOVE White Swan: http://www.whiteswanbarbeque.com/ Two locations in the Smithfield area. And, I cannot believe they have a website.
Melton's is gone. The old place flooded too many times, tried a new location & just didn't work out. According to friends in Rocky Mount they say there is no longer good BBQ to be had there. It's a shame, RM had some of the best at one time.
I agree completely with alkapal re: Fullers. Great selection, food is always wonderful, buffet is constantly being refilled & fresh as can be. If you don't have access to this style food, then the buffet will be a terrific chance to satisfy many cravings! It is also very easy on/off from I-95.