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Oct 1, 2009 03:22 PM

Savannah to Charlotte to Raleigh to NYC

I will be driving from Savannah and heading to Charlotte for a few days then to Raleigh to 95 where I will head back to NYC via 95.

This board has some great finds and after reading threads for the past few hours I compiled a list of a few places that have gotten some very good reviews. My goal on this trip (aside from driving home to NYC) is only to eat very good BBQ and as much of it as I can find, from Savannah to New York.

Based on what I have read, this is what I have come up with so far:

Wiley's Championship BBQ - 4700 US Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA

Sweatman's BBQ - Route 453 Holly Hill

Hite Jackie - 467 West Church St. Batesburg-Leesville

Speedy's BBQ Inc - 1317 Winston Rd, Lexington

The Pit - 328 W Davie St, Raleigh

Blackbeard's BBQ & C-Food - Tarboro, NC

If anyone else has any other BBQ places or other cant miss eats and/or comments, please let me know. While I am excited about trying these places, I am traveling mostly during the week and I have read that some places are only open Fri/Sat...

Any recommendations are appreciated!!!!


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  1. I think Sweatman's is only open Thursday - can Google it and get their phone number to call and confirm. I think its "Jackie Hite's", not that it really matters. In Lexington, I would do Lexngton BBQ #1 (aka Honey Monk's) rather than Speedy's. Its the best of the many good places in Lexington. I would also strongly recommend Allen and Son BBQ, located just off I-40 between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. (exit at Hwy 86 off I-40, exit and turn left, go about 2 miles and its on the left)

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    1. re: bbqdawg

      Awesome. Thanks bbqdawg. I did see some great reviews Lexington BBQ #1 posted on a few threads.

      Keep 'em coming please!

    2. Lex #1 is my all time favorite. Stamey's in Greensboro is good too. You could always get a pound to go with an 8 pack of buns. That's what I do when driving from Greensboro back to Charleston. Snacking on the interstate!

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      1. re: Sue in Mt P

        Blackbeard's is Thu-Sun only. Sunday hours are just 11am-3pm.

        I'd add the Stony Creek Tastee Hut in Stony Creek, VA to the list(right off I-95) and K&L Barbecue in Hopewell, VA, which is just a few minutes from 295. Make sure to try the hush puppies if you hit up the Tastee Hut.

        Edit: Sorry, meant to respond to the original post.