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Jan 5, 2010 12:48 PM

Dayton to Atlanta

Am traveling to Atlanta Ga. next week from Dayton. Looking for lunch stops along the way. Thank you!

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  1. If you like the Colonel, the original KFC is in Corbin, Kentucky, a little north of the Tennessee border on I-75.

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    1. re: Fibber McGee

      It's kinda neat to see however it's not the original but a replica on the same site. It's also, in the end, just a KFC.


      1. re: Davwud

        True, but, as you said, it's neat to see. Like the first time I visited Columbus, Ohio, I had to go to the original Wendy's (now about to become a church outreach or something like that). Sure, it was just a Wendy's with a few mementos, but it was still the first site. Above and beyond the pale, if you will.

        1. re: Fibber McGee

          Supposedly the thing to do is to go visit the KFC and then there's an Old Fashioned Root Beer stand in town and eat there.
          It's closed for the winter though.


    2. You will probably get more and better responses if you provide details on your route, cities you'll pass through, etc. You might also want to do a search using those highway numbers, city names, etc.

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      1. re: carolinadawg

        This route is get on I-75 in Dayton and get off 10hrs later in Atlanta. No navigation required! I've done the drive several times, but I've never stopped for more than fast food so I'd love to see what people recommend for future trips.

      2. Here are some topics that cover that route:

        Good lunch off I-75 between Covington and Georgetown, KY? -

        Road Trip Sarasota, FL to Detroit, MI: Any can't miss spots along I-75? -

        BBQ in Tennessee off of I-75 -

        Of course, you can also search the South forum on the cities through which you will pass and where you might want to stop: Lexington, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, as well as your destination in Atlanta. (I doubt that you'd stop in Cincinnati since it's so close to your starting point.)