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Rt. 58 and Rt. 11 in Virginia

billonthehill Aug 19, 2011 08:28 AM

Would appreciate recommendations for Mom&Pop/Family run-type restaurants along Rts. 58 in southside Virginia and Rt. 11 through the Shenandoah in the western part of the state. Local food, meat-n-three, BBQ, homemade pies, etc. Thanks.

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    ForFoodsSake Aug 19, 2011 05:17 PM

    The Ellis Soda Shoppe in Abingdon, VA is a drugstore (complete with soda fountain) and you can get a good lunch there (http://www.ellissodashoppe.com/).

    Wild Flour Bakery and Cafe is also in Abingdon. I've gone in a few times on trips through, and have had some really good things and some pretty average items. I'd recommend their baked goods over their meals. Breakfast may also be a good bet there (http://www.wildflourofabingdon.com/He...).

    Wild Flour Bakery/Cafe
    24443 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24211

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    1. re: ForFoodsSake
      billonthehill Aug 20, 2011 05:45 PM

      FFS, thanks for the leads. The bakery looks really good.

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      vafarmwife Aug 21, 2011 09:43 AM

      Cam't get anymore Mom and Pop than Chick-n- Little in Abingdon. Classic Southern diner with chicken fried fresh when you order it.

      Also like The House on Main in Abingdon.

      Also Allison's in Abingdon- try the ribs and baked potato soup.

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      1. re: vafarmwife
        billonthehill Aug 24, 2011 02:22 AM

        Chick-n-Little is pretty much the sort I was looking for.....looks like Abingdon is a good place to spend a couple of days. Anyone have anything for Danville, Galax, Lexington, Winchester, Staunton, or even Front Royal? Thanks again.

        1. re: billonthehill
          vafarmwife Aug 24, 2011 05:03 AM

          Galax- The Galax Smokehouse http://www.thegalaxsmokehouse.com/

          I know there are threads on here about the other locations you have mentioned. If you so a search, I am sure you will find them.

          Galax Smokehouse
          101 N Main St, Galax, VA 24333

          1. re: vafarmwife
            billonthehill Aug 25, 2011 04:35 AM

            Yeah, been there, done that. Just looking for updates....

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        foodjack Sep 2, 2011 04:40 PM

        Jess' Quick Lunch at the original location on the square in downtown Harrisonburg. Sit at the counter. Great dogs, burgers, & fries. Atmosphere like a 50's diner. Awesome.

        If you go to Abbington, make sure you go to a play at the Barter Theatre.

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        1. re: foodjack
          vafarmwife Sep 3, 2011 02:35 PM

          It''s Abingdon not Abbington.

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