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BorntoEat Apr 30, 2009 02:20 PM

Will be making the three hour-ish drive from Raleigh to the coast (Emerald Isle) along mainly Hwy 24. Any recommended places along the way for a pit stop?


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    blewgo RE: BorntoEat Apr 30, 2009 02:54 PM

    Are you taking I-40 to Warsaw and then 24 on to the coast?

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      BorntoEat RE: blewgo Apr 30, 2009 09:45 PM

      That is how we usually go unless there are other suggestions...

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        blewgo RE: BorntoEat May 1, 2009 07:16 AM

        That's the way I go. I've never found anything worth sending anybody to along that stretch of road. Souther Exposure that Mike mentions below sounds good though.

        Google map street view: http://maps.google.com/maps?source=ea...

        Web page: http://southernexposurerestaurant.com/

        Considering the economy, I'd call before I planned a trip around a stop here.

    2. carolinadawg RE: BorntoEat Apr 30, 2009 03:03 PM

      If you search the board for "Smithfield", "Kenansville", "Jacksonville" you'll find some suggestions.

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        mikeh RE: BorntoEat Apr 30, 2009 03:44 PM

        Southern Exposure in downtown Faison, NC. One of the best local farm-to-table restaurants in North Carolina, and amazing to find in the middle of nowhere. Prices are outlandishly cheap for the quality you get.

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          ncbraindead RE: mikeh May 1, 2009 10:43 PM

          Second on Southern Exposure . avoid Smithfield's like the plauge, literally.
          Try Abbot's in Kinston ( homestyle ) and T& W in Ocean Isle.
          The ultimate in fine foods at a good price is
          THE COUNTRY SQUIRE RESTAURANT in Kenansville, NC .
          Awesome steaks, private winery and a hotel.
          Great place.

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            carolinadawg RE: ncbraindead May 2, 2009 08:21 PM

            FYI - The OP isn't going anywhere near Kinston or Ocean Isle.

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