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barbecue on I-95 between Richmond and Chapel Hill

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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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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: Naco

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

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

        1. 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.