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Roadtrip OBX, NC to Anniston AL, taking US 64, I-95 and I-20

CDjockey Nov 3, 2011 11:37 PM

SweetPhyl and I will be doing our annual trip home to northern Alabama to see my side of the family in December. We usually hit the Cracker Barrels along the route from the Outer Banks to the homestead, but are thinking of trying some local flavor along the way. Any suggestions welcome, meat and 3, bbq, whatever, as long as they are not in the downtown ATL area (way too much traffic etc for me, tho we have been to the Varsity and are considering hitting it again) and are pretty much at or very close to an interstate exit. The drive takes over 14 hours, and even though we'll be doing the ougoing trip in 2 legs, we don't really want to take too much time diverting from our route, if at all possible. Thanks in adavance

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    veganhater RE: CDjockey Nov 4, 2011 05:56 AM

    What days and approximate times will you be traveling?

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      CDjockey RE: veganhater Nov 4, 2011 03:19 PM

      Outbound to AL on a Monday night, and Tuesday. Inbound on a Sunday,. Excellent question, should have thought about putting that in.

    2. meatn3 RE: CDjockey Nov 4, 2011 06:17 PM

      For the U.S. 64 portion there are two great options:

      Sunnyside Oyster Bar in Williamston is open evenings seasonally.

      Blackbeard's BBQ and C Food in Conetoe is terrific. If you aren't in the mood for BBQ there are many other delicious options!

      Safe travels!

      Sunnyside Oyster Bar
      1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892

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        veganhater RE: meatn3 Nov 5, 2011 10:50 AM

        Blackbeards is open on Sunday's for lunch, but closed Monday and Tuesday. Sunny side is fun for steamed oysters and cheap beer. Beefmastor and quince are in Wilson, and both are worth a visit

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          meatn3 RE: veganhater Nov 5, 2011 03:04 PM

          I knew you or Naco would know Blackbeard's hours!

          I love Beefmastor, but I wouldn't be able to drive far after eating dinner there.

          What is Quince?

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            veganhater RE: meatn3 Nov 6, 2011 06:00 AM

            Upscale southern cuisine, nice space and great bar area. Certainly more interesting than cracker barrel.

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