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