ISO good food in Hickory or Morganton, NC
We frequently travel I-40 from Greensboro to Morganton and are looking for casual places not too far from the interstate. All we know in Hickory are chain restaurants, and we know (and like) Judges and Yianni's (?) in Morganton already. Any help will be welcome!
Keaton's Bbq isn't too far off I-40 just before you get to Statesville. Famous for its "dipped chicken", which is fried and then dipped in bbq sauce. Google it to get directions and hours of operation, which are somewhat limited.
Here's an old thread that has some fairly recent posts that may be of help: