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barbecue on I-95 between Richmond and Chapel Hill

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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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    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.

    1. carolinadawg May 2, 2009 07:45 PM

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

      1. Naco 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 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!

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          AMFM 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.

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