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Driving from Charlotte, NC to DC

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tasl Jun 8, 2008 05:22 PM

I'm driving up from Charlotte, NC to the District next week, any suggestion for places to eat along the way? I'll be taking 85-95. Doesn't matter cuisine, just looking for something delicious to stop at. Thanks.

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    dkst0426 RE: tasl Jun 8, 2008 10:48 PM

    Blue Ribbon Diner off 85/40 in Mebane. It'll be less than 2 hours into your trip, but it'll make a good lunch stop. I recommend the Applejack Grilled Chicken Salad, Chicken Pie (Sundays and Mondays only) or any of the other Applejack Chicken items.

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    Blue Ribbon Diner
    1004 Mebane Oaks Rd, Mebane, NC

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      suse RE: tasl Jun 9, 2008 07:00 AM

      Cheap delicious Mexican: Los Comales - Roxboro Rd. exit Durham

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        muddydog RE: tasl Jun 9, 2008 07:05 AM

        Fishmonger's, Durham NC... a little bit off I-85 but worth the detour. Don't be put off by the ambiance (or lack thereof) - strap on a bib and get to it.

        Other possbility is Allen & Son traditional eastern Carolina BBQ, on Highway 86 off I-40 exit 266... again maybe a few miles out of the way, but worth it. Have a slice of sweet potato pie.

        Safe travels!

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