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Dobson NC weekend

supernc Mar 14, 2012 02:33 PM

We will be in Dobson this weekend as a sort of get away to celebrate our marriga. I know this place is not on the top 50 places to be seen on your honeymoon but it is what it is. We are from Raleigh and love the Mom and Pop restaurants. We will be staying this weekend.

I just read the thread on Hickory but I think an hour and 20 minutes is too far and would like some closer places.

We don't mind traveling but would like to stay up in the north area. Maybe Mt.Ary?


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  1. carolinadawg RE: supernc Mar 15, 2012 06:29 AM

    The restaurant at Shelton Vineyards is pretty good. For a hole in wall place there is Snappy Lunch in downtown Mt. Airy. Not a lot a choices in that area.

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      supernc RE: carolinadawg Mar 15, 2012 01:34 PM

      Thank you. We will actually be at the Hampton Inn right there. We will definitely give it a try.

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        supernc RE: carolinadawg Mar 17, 2012 05:38 PM

        And we had the pork chop sandwich at Snappies today. We heard it was the one to go for and it was delicious.

        We also did the Shelton winery tour and ate a late lunch at the Harvest Grill at the winery. Expensive but good . Only problem is the Rueban was served Kruat side down and got the lower sandwich bread as wet as a sponge.

        Thanks for all the suggestions.

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        jmurphy14 RE: supernc Mar 15, 2012 11:47 AM

        Try 13 Bones in Mt Airy. Check them out at their website.

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          arbyunc RE: supernc Mar 15, 2012 01:41 PM

          You might try the German restaurant in Yadkinville.

          1. Scirocco RE: supernc Mar 16, 2012 01:48 PM

            My FIL lives in Dobson and so we are there a lot. As others have said, not much to choose from unfortunately (we eat at Goober's in Mt. Airy a lot, but that's super casual).

            We really enjoyed Kitchen Roselli (Italian) in East Bend. Probably 30 mins from your hotel. Not sure if it's faster to go down 77 to exit 82 or go through back roads. http://www.kitchenroselli.com/

            Good luck!

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              supernc RE: Scirocco Mar 16, 2012 05:29 PM

              Thanks all. We ate at the Surry Diner tonight. They have a $10.00 Prime Rib they serve only Friday and Saturday nights. We ate at 5:30p and glad we did. That place was hopping.

              The Prime Rib was good. Not a huge piece of meat but all I needed.

              Thanks again.

            2. AreBe RE: supernc Mar 19, 2012 12:25 PM

              Blessed Union to you! Thanks so much for reporting back! We are headed that direction this weekend. Our son turns 21 this week and has asked us to take him on a wine tour. Your original post, others' help, and your feedback will help us too.

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                supernc RE: AreBe Mar 19, 2012 03:06 PM

                "The Yadkin Wineries" have grown to about twelve. It is a valley that has many years of cow poop and low temps that make wine growing a big hit out the. Shelton Vallay was a class on it's own. Top shelf. Very affordable wines. The Hampton was to the tops on things like the "Continental Breakfast tat had omelets and sausage/Canadian bacon. They are the best.

                And the Surry county Diner had Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday night for $10.00.


                Easy drive time to Mt. Arey and Pilot Mt.

                Thank you for the Blessing!

              2. Tehama RE: supernc Mar 21, 2012 04:05 AM

                Thanks so much for the report, too! Oddly enough - we had been thinking of driving up to the Shelton Vineyard this weekend, too. It is about 60 miles up I-77 from Lake Norman, so not a bad day trip at all. I like the restaurant at Shelton's, but that $10 prime rib special doesn't sound bad at all.... not bad at all!

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                  supernc RE: Tehama Mar 21, 2012 02:10 PM

                  It's a "down home" place called Surry Diner, across the street from the Hampton Inn. The $10.00 prime rib is cooked for Friday night and Saturday night only.

                  Enjoy. It is no thick beast but very tasty. Parking lot gets full early (5:30) and they feed through the night I think till 8:00p

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                    supernc RE: supernc Mar 21, 2012 03:23 PM

                    Surry Diner review:


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