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Aug 24, 2009 08:33 AM

Driving Hwy 72 east from Memphis thru Corinth, Muscle Shoals, Decatur, Huntsville, Scottsboro and S. Pittsburgh

Are there any places that I shouldn't miss once I get out of Memphis?

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  1. Yes! There's a great donut shop in Muscle Shoals - they don't fill the donuts until you order them. There's also a great little place called Trobridge's on the square in Florence - it's an old soda fountain with great pimento cheese, hot dogs and milk shakes. In Decatur, there's Big Bob Gibson's - you have to try the chicken with the white sauce - it's a completely different BBQ experience. I don't know about food in Scottsboro, but there is the unclaimed baggage store - that's worth stopping and having a look. As far as South Pittsburgh, my favorite place is the Dixie Freeze - try their Dagwood and a malt. And then you have to go to the Lodge Factory Store for some great prices on cast iron skillets and everything else.

    1. Pretty good burger/shake in Walnut, MS that's become a major stop for Memphians going to Pickwick apparently. Can't remember the name of it but you can't miss it. On the south side of the road. Big gravel parking lot.

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      1. re: tater

        If you make the trip again, just to be different, check out JT's for Mediterranean food in Corinth, MS. It's a little road side place next to Arby's and across from McD's on Hwy 72 a few miles east of the Hwy 45 junction. Sharwarma, kabobs, gyros and the like. They don't have a dining room so prepare to order and wait in the car for a while as they make most everything fresh to order.

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        1. Try Bob Gibson's barbecue in Decatur 1713 6th Ave. SE. Among other things, try some of the white sauce on some barbecued chicken. If you can't wait, or if you can have two lunches, stop at Bunyan's barbecue on College in Florence, across the river from Muscle Shoals. Have some of the hot slaw

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          1. re: dcbbq

            In Scottsboro, you might try the Tomato Pie at either Carlisle's or Blue Willow Bistro. or both. In Huntsville, Mullins' Drive In is supposed to have great deviled eggs

          2. The Rib Shack @ 920 Old Hwy. 72 E. Corinth, MS. 662 - 284 - 4646. *


            Big Bob Gibson's @ 1715 6th Ave. SE, Decatur, AL. 256 - 350 - 6969.


            Lawler's BBQ Express @ 5004 Whitesburg Dr. South, Huntsville, AL. 256 - 880 - 1286.

            Several Locations...........


            Smokehouse Restaurant @ 350 The Bridge St., Suite 124, Huntsville, AL. 256 - 799 - 0300. *