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Drive-thrus, drive-ins and walk up windows

brattpowered Apr 12, 2010 07:20 AM

Hey all--

I'll be taking a road trip from Mobile to DC via Charlotte during the heat of summer and won't be able to leave my dog in my car to go eat. I wanted to know if anyone had recommendations for local, cheap drive-thrus, drive-ins or walk up windows. I will taking the following highways:

65 from Mobile to Montgomery
85 from Montgomery to Charlotte (then on to Greensboro)
29 and 360 to Richmond (or I may stay on 85 if there's good chow)
95 to DC

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    libcafe RE: brattpowered Apr 12, 2010 08:06 AM

    Definitely stop at the Varsity (world's largest drive-in, they say) in Atlanta--it's right on 85. The fried peach pie is delicious. And Biscuitville is a good North Carolina chain that usually has a drive-thru; there are several near the highway around Greensboro.

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      Littleman RE: brattpowered Apr 12, 2010 11:13 AM

      BBQ King in Charlotte, NC looks like an outstanding stop. It's about 2 miles South of I 85 but does not look hard to find at all. Exit 34 at Freedom Dr. take 1st right on Ashley and go 2 miles to Hwy. 74. Take your right on 74 and BBQK is on your left right after you turn.


      1. araess RE: brattpowered Apr 15, 2010 01:17 PM

        In Montgomery, AL you could go by one of the flips here. It's a local chain that has one of the better gyros in the area, great tzatziki, a killer breakfast biscuit sandwich(huge biscuit- omelet, bacon, cheese) you can get a breakfast burrito there, but ask for them to load it down with gyro meat instead of sausage- and load down the tzatziki- they do a great greek salad. They have a blue plate special (meat and three). They have fried zuccini spears / fried mushrooms that are again, good with the tzatziki instead of the ranch. I don't much like their hamburgers, fish and chips isn't their strong point- good shakes. Check out their specials and menu here:

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