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Jun 9, 2010 07:14 AM

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

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.

    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.

    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.

    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.