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Driving from Jacksonville to St. Louis looking for interesting local food (institutions that serve the best...).

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Looking for institutions that serve the "best" of their particular food (bbq, burger, pizza, fried ect...). My only planned stop is at The Varsity in Atlanta. My route is Jacksonville - Atlanta - Chattanoga - Nashville - St. Louis. Thanks!

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  1. Murfreesboro, TN is about 2/3 of the way to St. L. You might stop at Five Senses for some delightlul casual elegant dining say for an early dinner. Have a nice trip.

    Five Senses Restaurant and Bar @ 1602 West Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 615 - 867 - 4155. I24/EXIT78A.

    http://www.fivesensesrestaurant.com/

    If you need to stop before Murfreesboro turn in Exit 134 at Monteagle about 50 miles N of Chattanooga and stop at Mountain Breeze cafe for coffee, pizza, ice cream and home cooked food.

    Mountain Breeze Cafe @ 828 West Main St., Monteagle, TN 931 - 924 - 2233.

    http://mountainbreezecafe.com/index.html

    Monteagle Inn is just down the road. It's a very nice place to stay if you every stop in that area.

    Monteagle Inn & Retreat Center @ 204 W. Main St., Monteagle, TN 931 - 924 - 3869.

    http://www.monteagleinn.com/

    If you get on up to Clarkesville, TN Whitt's BBQ is nice. Get off I24 @ Exit 4.

    Whitt's BBQ @ 2030 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville, TN 931 - 503 - 0515.

    http://www.whittsbarbecue.com/