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Road trip from Atlanta, GA to Amelia Island, Fl

YW911 May 3, 2012 06:47 AM

Hi everyone,
In a couple of weeks a friend and I will be going from Atlanta to Amelia island for a fun girls weekend. I was wondering if there were any restaurants along the way that we could stop for a quick lunch? My friend is vegetarian, so, while she probably wouldn't mind stopping at a bbq joint and eating their side items, I need to make sure that that the veggie side items are indeed vegetarian.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks, and happy early cinco de Mayo!

  1. k
    kengk May 5, 2012 04:25 AM

    This place is just north of Macon, would take no more than 5 minutes after exiting the interstate to get to it. Can't speak to how many of the vegetable dishes are truly vegetarian but they were tasty.


    As mentioned above there are not a lot of options between Atlanta and Savannah.

    1. carolinadawg May 3, 2012 12:59 PM

      Hi! I'm sorry that I can'y help you directly, but I will offer some advice. You will probably get more, and better responses if you are more specific about your trip. For example, do you have a specific route in mind? Do you know the the names of the towns you expect to be in at lunch time? Once you past Macon, its pretty much just small towns until you get to Amelia.

      You might want to consider going by way of Savannah if you have time; lots of great lunch spots there.

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      1. re: carolinadawg
        YW911 May 3, 2012 03:43 PM

        Hi Carolinadawg,
        Those are great suggestions. We're probably looking for something along the lines of a late lunch or even a snack. We plan to go on I75S till we get to macon, then we can either go I16E down to savannah and take I-95 down to Amelia island, or use US-1S/US-13S. The US-1S/US-13S route seems to be quicker/shorter, but it also seems to have a lot of twists and turns, so if anyone has a suggestion as to which route to take, I'd also greatly appreciate it!
        Due to our work schedules, we're not sure when we'll leave Atlanta, but we hope to be on the road by noontime.
        Also, thankes to beteez for the Thai suggestion!

        1. re: YW911
          birgator May 3, 2012 06:31 PM

          I can vouch for Tuptim Thai (thanks to beteez) which was wonderful, and VERY easy on and off 95.. A little further up, exit 49 at Darien is B&J Seafood, which has wonderful fried shrimp. The buffet may be too much -- the baskets are huge. Best shrimp I've had in a long time and surely a good intro to coastal dining.

          1. re: birgator
            carolinadawg May 3, 2012 06:40 PM

            Except that, if one leaves Atlanta at noon, it will be 5:00 before one gets to Brunswick, and one would be very close to Amelia.

            Here is a recent post on options in Macon, perhaps one of thoes recs will work for the OP.

            1. re: carolinadawg
              birgator May 4, 2012 04:19 PM

              Failure to read here -- completely missed the departure time. AND forgot something needs to be vegetarian... Sorry!

              I'd probably pack something in that case -- seems to me the route is pretty much a wasteland, and I doubt you'd want to go into Macon proper.

              1. re: carolinadawg
                carolinadawg May 5, 2012 04:16 AM

                Here's the link I somehow failed to attach previously:


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          beteez May 3, 2012 12:13 PM

          Tuptim Thai,
          5448 New Jesup Hwy, Brunswick, GA 31523-1118
          offers many vegetarian options is located a mile north of 95. Very good thai food.

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