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Jun 8, 2008 05:22 PM

Driving from Charlotte, NC to DC

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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  1. 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.

    Blue Ribbon Diner
    1004 Mebane Oaks Rd, Mebane, NC

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

      1. 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!