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barbecue on I-95 between Richmond and Chapel Hill

biga290 May 2, 2009 04:47 PM

Traveling from suburban NY to Chapel Hill, NC on I-95 and will be looking for real southern barbecue along the way between richmond and my destination.

Any suggestions?

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    AMFM RE: biga290 May 2, 2009 05:14 PM

    i suggest you stop in richmond or petersburg because there isn't much along the rest of the drive.
    in richmond buz & ned's is along the 95. it's loved and hated by many. they won a throwdown ribs episode on the food network. i like their ribs and their sides but the wait can seem long and i think their pulled pork is average.
    the other good places i can think of in richmond aren't on the 95 but someone else may have some suggestions. and there may be better NC style once you get into chapel hill.

    1. Naco RE: biga290 May 2, 2009 05:53 PM

      K&L Barbeque in Hopewell, VA does excellent eastern NC style cue. It's off I-295, but that's the ideal route south unless you were going into Richmond anyway.

      A bit further down the road, the Stony Creek Tastee Hut in Stony Creek, VA is literally a stone's throw from I-95 and has pretty good barbecue, although the hushpuppies and fried chicken are the standout items for me when I stop there.

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        AMFM RE: Naco May 3, 2009 05:04 AM

        from where i live i don't take the 295 this way but te Stony Creek rec is great. Thanks!

      2. carolinadawg RE: biga290 May 2, 2009 07:45 PM

        The best bbq is at your destination, Allen and Son between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.

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          biga290 RE: biga290 May 3, 2009 12:54 PM

          i knew about allen bros. however last time i was in chapel hill i drove out on a monday only to learn it is closed on mondays. i do plan to visit this trip.

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