Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Southeast >
Mar 14, 2012 02:33 PM

Dobson NC weekend

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?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. 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.

    2 Replies
    1. re: carolinadawg

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

      1. re: carolinadawg

        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.

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

        1. You might try the German restaurant in Yadkinville.

          1. 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.

            Good luck!

            1 Reply
            1. re: Scirocco

              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. 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.

              1 Reply
              1. re: AreBe

                "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!