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Aug 27, 2010 01:59 PM

Where to eat on I75

Any suggestions for good places to eat on I75 in northern Florida or Georgia? We will also be looking on Highway 24 going north from Georgia and then I65.

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  1. What type food and what kind of budget. Fine dining, BBQ, country, Asian, Ethnic or what. What your trip plan. Will you spend the night along the way. Thanks.

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    1. re: Littleman

      We love ethnic food, but will eat any type of food that is well prepared. We're adventurous, so we like to try local food that is new to us. We are driving from Sarasota to Chicago, probably spending the night about halfway there. Thank you.

      1. re: latracht

        I'm going to offer some fine southern country cuisine, fine southern BBQ or just plain fancy fine dining seafood and steaks. I like Mexican food and that's about it other than plain ole country food. Thanks for the reply. I will post some of my personal adventures. Good luck.

        When are you leaving. Thanks.

        1. re: Littleman

          Hi. We are leaving September 1st. We also like Mexican a lot, but may opt for the Southern food, to try some local cuisine. Thank you so much for spending the time to help us out. This is going to be fun!

    2. Get off I 75 at Exit 22 in Valdosta, GA and go E on Valdosta Road to Smok'n Pig BBQ for Top 10 in the US BBQ. Get off I75 at Exit 63A at Tifton, GA and go W on 8th Street W to Pit Stop BBQ for good road food. Get off I 75 at Exit 169 at Macon, GA and go SW on Tom Hill Blvd. to Riverside Dr. Take a left and go S about a mile to Fresh Air BBQ for outstanding GA smoked BBQ. Get off I 75 at Exit 198 at Jackson, GA and go E about a mile on High Falls Road to good country food at Falls View Restaurant. Before you get to Atlanta, GA get off I 75 at Exit 233 at Morrow, GA and go S on Jonesborough Road to Southlake Parkway. Take a right and go to Anderson Diner for outstanding country food.

      Don't stop for Atlanta, GA. The traffic is too bad. Keep on I 75 and head for Marietta, GA. Get off I 75 at Exit 263 at Marietta, GA and go E on S Marietta Parkway to Powers Ferry Road. Go to your left and go to Roswell Road to Williamson Brothers BBQ for good southern BBQ. Get off I 75 at Exit 290 at Cartersville, GA and go W on Canton Highway to the dead end at Highway 61 and go S to Slope's BBQ for good road food. Get off I 75 at Exit 293 at White, GA and go NE on Highway about a mile to Wes Man's Restaurant for outstanding country food. It's a little joint but the food is first class. Get the bananna pudding cake for desert. Get off I 75 at Exit 333 in Dalton, GA and go E on Highway 52 to Glenwood Ave. Take a left and go to E Morris. Take a right and go 4/5 blocks to Miller's BBQ for good road food.

      Smok'n Pig BBQ @ 4228 N. Valdosta Rd., Valdosta, GA. 229 - 245 - 8227.

      Pit Stop BBQ @ 1112 8th St. W., Tifton, GA 229 - 387 - 0888. I75/EXIT63AB.

      Fresh Air Bar B Que @ 3076 Riverside Dr., Macon, GA. 478 - 477 - 7229.

      Falls View Restaurant @ 42 Towaliga River Dr., Jackson, GA 478 - 994 - 6050.

      Anderson's Diner @ 1395 Southlake Pkwy., Morrow, GA 678 - 422 - 3643.

      Williamson Brothers @ 1425 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 770 - 971 - 3201.

      Slope's BBQ @ 1133 North Tennessee Street, Cartersville, GA 770 - 386 - 9090.

      Wes Man's Restaurant @ 3167 Highway 411 NE, White, GA 770 - 386 - 9933. I75/EXIT293.

      Miller Brother's BBQ @ 606 East Morris Street, Dalton, GA 706 - 278 - 7365.

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      1. re: Littleman

        Wow! Thanks for all of that. We'll let you know where we eat and how it was. We'll also be taking I65 from Nashville up through Indiana, so if you know anything there, we'd be glad to hear about it.

      2. Just before you get to the I 24 Exit at Chattanooga, TN get off I 75 at Exit 1B and go W on Ringgold Road to Wally's Restaurant for outstanding country food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For outstanding burgers and country food go past Exit 180A to the next Exit and go N on S Market Street 5 blocks to E Main Street and take a right. Go to Rossville Avenue and take a right. Go two blocks to a Chattanooga institution for breakfast and lunch at Zarzour's which has been in the same location since 1919.

        Wally's Restaurant @ 6521 Ringgold Road, Chattanooga, TN 423 - 899 - 6151.

        Zarzour's @ 1627 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, TN 423 - 266 - 0424.

        Monteagle, TN is about half way between Sarasota, FL and Chicago, IL. This would be a nice place to stop on your trip. Jim Oliver's has a Best Western Lodge connected to the restaurant. It would be a nice place for the night and have a quiet southern dinner in Monteagle.

        High Point Restaurant in Monteagle at Exit 134 is in a historic building and serves dinner only 7 days a week. Jim Oliver's Smokehouse and Lodge at Exit 134 has outstanding southern country food serving breakfast all day and dinner in the evening in a very nice atmosphere. Mountain Breeze Cafe is next to JO's Best Western Smokehouse and serves ice cream, cold drinks and sandwiches. Modern Dave's in Monteagle, TN is open for lunch and dinner serving mix of good southern food, BBQ, seafood and steaks.

        High Point Restaurant @ 224 East Main St., Monteagle, TN 931 - 924 - 4600.

        Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Hotel and Lodge @ 850 West Main St., Monteagle, TN 931 - 924 - 2268.

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

        Modern Dave's Cafe @ 38 West Main St., Monteagle, TN 931 - 924 - 8363.

        Jim and Nick's BBQ @ Exit 78B in Murphreesboro, TN has outstanding southern BBQ. Five Sense's Restaurant and Bar in Murphreesboro, TN serves outstanding southern country cooking in a nice atmosphere. Marina's on the Square in Murphreesboro, TN is a great local restaurant for lunch or dinner. Legend's Restaurant @ Exit 70 off I 24 in Smyrna, TN has good seafood and steaks. Whitt's BBQ @ Exit 57B near Antioch, TN is very good. If you stop in Nashville get off I 24 at Exit 47 and go W across the bridge to 6th Ave. Turn right and go to Monell's for outstanding all you can eat country buffet. City House in Nashville has outstanding pizza and pasta for dinner only. At Exit 24 off I 24 in Pleasant View, TN Cafe Ameno serves outstanding breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere.

        Jim and Nick's BBQ @ 436 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 615 - 893 - 1001.
        Five Senses Restaurant and Bar @ 1602 West Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 615 - 867 - 4155.
        Marina's on the Square @ 125 North Maple St., Murfreesboro, TN 615 - 849 - 8881.
        Legend's Restaurant @ 1918 Almaville Road, Smyrna, TN 615 - 220 - 2115.
        Whit's BBQ @ 1800 Antioch Pike, Antioch, TN 615 - 331 - 4604.
        Monell's Dining @ 1235 6th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 615 - 248 - 4747.
        City House @ 1222 4th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 615 - 736 - 5838.
        Cafe Ameno @ 254 Village Square, Pleasant View, TN 615 - 746 - 6702.

        1. Get off I 65 at Exit 2 in Franklin, KY and go Nashville Road in Franklin, KY to Jim's BBQ for outstanding KY country food. Get off I 65 at Exit 26 in Bowling Gren, KY and go W on Cemetery Road or Fairview Avenue to Chestnut. Take a left and go to Brickyard Cafe for fine Italian for lunch and dinner. Get off I 65 at Exit 65 in Munfordville, KY and go S on Main Street to Big Bubba Buck 's BBQ for good Kentucky BBQ. Get off I 65 at Exit 86 at Glendale, KY and go to The Whistle Stop or Tony York's for outstanding southern country food for lunch or dinner. Get off I 65 at Exit 94 in Elizabetown, KY and go W on Mulberry to Commerce Drive. Take a left and go to Texas Outlaw BBQ for good road food.

          Jim's BBQ @ 6111 Nashville Rd., Franklin, KY. 270 - 586 - 9851.
          Brickyard Cafe @ 1026 Chestnut St., Bowling Green, KY 270 - 843 - 6431.

          Big Bubba Bucks BBQ @ 1802 Main St., Munfordville, KY 270 - 524 - 3333.
          The Whistle Stop Restaurant @ 216 East Main St., Glendale, KY 270 - 369 - 7969.

          Tony York's @ 201 East Main Street, Glendale, KY 270 - 369 - 6000. I65/EXIT86.
          The Whistle Stop Restaurant @ 216 East Main St., Glendale, KY 270 - 369 - 7969.

          Texas Outlaw BBQ @ 220 Commerce Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 270 - 234 - 8586.

          1. Get off I 65 at Exit 94 in Elizabethtown, KY and go W on N Mulberry about half a mile to Stone Hearth Restaurant for outstanding southern food. The fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy is outstanding. Get a Kentucky tradition Hot Brown sandwich or one of their delicious po boys. Call ahead and get a box lunch to go. Get off I 65 at Exit 127 in Louisville, KY and go E on Highway 1065 to Preston Highway. Take a left a go 3 blocks to Bootleg BBQ for outstanding southern food open at 11AM for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Get off I 65 at Exit 137 in Louisville, KY just before you cross the Ohio River and go W on I 64 to Exit 5B to River Road and go to Joe's Crab Shack for fresh seafood for lunch or dinner. For good home style food with a water front view get off I 65 at Exit 0 at Court and go W to the first street. Take a left and go S to Riverside Drive to Buck Head Mountain Grill for lunch or dinner.

            For good country food in a nice family atmosphere get off I 65 at Exit 16 in Memphis, IN on Blue Lick Road and go to Fill'n Station Cafe which offers a buffet or order from menu breakfast, lunch or dinner. For good Deli lunch or dinner get off I 65 at Exit 68 in Columbus, IN and go W on Jonathan Moore Pike to Papa's Grill. For good bar food and cold drinks get off I 65 at Exit 88 at Greenwood, IN and go W on Main Street to Airport Parkway and Oaken Barrel Brewing Co. serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

            For outstanding burgers and road food get off I 65 at Exit 103 and go W on Southport Road. Take your first left and then your next left on Southport Crossing Road to Cheeseburger in Paradise. For good country BBQ get off I 65 at Exit 140 at Lebanon, IN and go E on South Street to Lebanon Street. Go N to Parky's BBQ for outstanding road food for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Dine outside and enjoy live music entertainment.

            Stone Hearth Restaurant @ 1001 North Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY 270 - 765 - 4898.

            Bootleg BBQ @ 7508 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY. 502 - 239 - 2722. I65/EXIT127/128.

            Joe's Crab Shack @ 131 River Road, Louisville, KY 502 - 568 - 1171.

            Buck Head Mountain Grill @ 707 West Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 812 - 284 - 2919.

            Fill'n Station Cafe @ 13604 Blue Lick Road, Memphis, IN 812 - 294 - 4488.

            Papa's Grill @ 3780 West Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, IN 812 - 342 - 9736.

            Oaken Barrel Brewing Co. @ 50 Airport Parkway, Greenwood, IN 317 - 887 - 2287.

            Cheeseburger in Paradise @ 4670 Southport Crossings Dr, Indianapolis, IN 317 - 883 - 4386.

            Parky's Smokehouse @ 2479 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon, IN 765 - 482 - 1646.