I like Copper Kettle a lot. The one downtown may be slightly better than the one on Granny White. I do go to Pie Wagon frequently but that's because I work really close to it. It is OK. I like their catfish on Fridays. Their sides are lacking.
Arnold's is the best. The rest of my top five would include Monell's, Dandgure's, Harper's, and Swett's. Monell's is not a pure meat&3, because it's all-you-can-eat family style, but it's still outstanding.