I know this is a tough request but is there a good restaurant (no Chains or BBQ) in the area?
Years ago there use to be John's steak house which was pretty good just off I-95. I think it is gone now though.
Fuller's in Lumberton. It's country cooking done real well. They have an extensive buffet and all of it is freshly made. It's called "Fuller's BBQ," but trust me, no one actually goes there for the BBQ.
3201 Roberts Avenue
Lumberton, North Carolina 28306
Monday thru Saturday
11:00 am to 9:00 pm
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lots of taquerias down that way- Lumberton and St. Pauls. The people who own one place I've eaten at in Wilson with good results also own Los Molcajetes in Lumberton. You might try that.