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Any good places to stop along the way to Topsail, NC from Virginia. Will be traveling down I-95, then the back roads to Topsail. Also, any good recommendations for Topsail, breakfast, lunch, dinner,. Somewhere the locals might go to.
For the trip down and back just looking for something filling, cafeterias, buffetts, dinners etc. etc. No fast food establishments, and no BBQ restaurants please.
Already have Fullers (buffet) at Fayetteville. Has anyone had any experiences with Fullers? Good or bad.
Thanks.

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  1. You might want to detail the "back roads" part of your route.

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    1. re: Naco

      Sorry to be misleading about back roads....By back roads I mean the road from I-95 over to Topsail.

      1. re: jogger

        Which is...what? The more specific you are in detailing your route, the more specific people are likely to be with recommendations.

    2. Before you get to NC on I 95 at Exit 31 try Stony Creek Tastee Hut for good fried chicken or BBQ. I know you said no BBQ but good BBQ restaurants alsways serve some good country food such as fried chicken or meat loaf and potatoes. I spent a lot of time around that area. My son was a Marine at Camp Lejeune for 4 years. Good luck.

      Stony Creek Tastee Hut @ 12420 Blue Star Hwy., Stony Creek, VA. 434 - 246 - 2328.

      Take Exit # 138 going S on I 95 at Nashville, NC and go W on # 64 about 6 miles to Exit # 458. Turn back E on Western Ave. less than a mile for some outstanding BBQ at Doug Saul's.

      Doug Saul's BBQ @ 813 Western Ave., Nashville, NC 252 - 459 - 4247.

      At Exit 73 in Dunn, NC get off I 95 going W on Cumberland go about a mile take a right on General Lee and next left on Broad for some fine fried chicken at Kim's. Don't let the name bother you. They sell a BBQ sandwich but 99% country food.

      Kim's BBQ House @ 900 W. Broad St., Dunn, NC. 910 - 892 - 7750.

      Heading S on I 95 at Exit 56 try Fuller's Old Fashioned BBQ at Fayetteville, NC. They sell a good burger and also a buffet lunch with fried chicken.

      Here's a link to Topsail area dining.

      http://topsaildining.blogspot.com/

      Go to Mollie's for some good road food. Go to Beach Shop and Grill for good breakfast,lunch and dinner. Go to Breezeway Restaurant for good seafood at dinner.

      Mollie's Restaurant @ 107 North Shore Dr., Surf City, NC 910 - 328 - 0505.
      http://www.molliesrestaurant.com/
      Beach Shop and Grill @ 701 South Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 910 - 328 - 6501.
      http://www.beachshopandgrill.com/
      Breezeway Motel and Restaurant @ 634 Channel Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 910 - 328 - 4302.
      http://www.breezewaymotel.com/

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      1. re: Littleman

        Littleman, you are the man.....I've made a list of places to eat from your suggestions and from the topsail dining link. Thanks for your help.

        1. re: jogger

          If you see any Jar Head Marines on the beach tell them Semper Fi. You can't miss them. Slick heads, lean and mean. Good luck.

      2. If you pass through Goldsboro on the way down or back home and you like BBQ stop in Goldsboro.

        McCall's BBQ @ 139 Millers Chapel Rd., Goldsboro, NC 919 - 751 - 0072.
        http://www.mccallsbbq.com/
        Wilber's BBQ @ 4172 Hwy. 70 E., Goldsboro, NC. 919 - 778 - 5218.
        http://www.wilbersbarbecue.com/

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        1. re: Littleman

          Good recommendations if you take a slight detour through Goldsboro.

          Wilber's is the Goldsboro classic for traditional bbq...other things on the menu.

          McCall's serves semi-traditional bbq, but they are know for their buffet that contains much more than just that.

        2. Sear's Landing (mainland, just before the swingbridge) for good seafood with a view of the sound from the restaurant and the rockers on the porch.
          Daddy Mac's, oceanfront, view of the pier, a little fancier, seafood and steaks.
          Riverview Cafe in Sneads Ferry. This little fishing village is on the mainland. Go over the high bridge on north end of the island. This is classic fried seafood dinner. Save room for the homemade pies.
          If you decide to head to Wilmington one day for shopping, Jones Fish Camp in Ogden (about half-way to Wilmington on 17 is a great fish place.
          I like Mollie's best for breakfast these days.

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          1. re: pamlico

            I understand Indigo Marsh closed over the winter. Any new places since last summer that are worth checking out?

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            Indigo Marsh
            602 B Roland Ave, Surf City, NC 28445

          2. Green Turtle on the waterfront in Snead's Ferry across the New River from Camp Lejeune. Really excellent local seafood eaten mainly by locals. It's entirely unpretentious yet sports a Marlborough, NZ, sauvignon blanc on its wine list.

            On the island, we've always enjoyed Beauchaines, but it's more upscale than Green Turtle.

            http://beauchaines211.com/

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            Green Turtle
            310 Fulcher Landing Rd, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

            1. I go to Topsail beach every summer, and the only place we ever eat out is at the Crab pot just once for a basket of fried oysters and drinks...as you can see, its more comfort/tradition than anything.

              other than that, we always partake of the fresh seafood at the market, and cook at the beach house all week.

              for a few odds and ends:
              The wine shop in surf city is surprisingly good

              the NY Corner deli has amazing sandwiches, good cured meats, including pancetta, etc also prepared salads, hot foods, and real deal lox and bagel platters (with all the fixins)

              finally, dont miss ice cream and random dancing at the Putt Putt place, and roller skating like you did back in the day across the way above the post office! (old skool skates, warped wooden floors, box fans, and a chain smoking postmistress moonlighting as a skate caller) $5 gets you in.

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              1. re: TSQ75

                What's the best seafood market in or near Topsail Beach? Also, where is the best grocery store for (lower case) whole foods?