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Real Backwoods nothing fancy BBQ off of route 40 on way to Holden Beach NC

lpatter Jul 11, 2013 01:29 PM

I don't want to come too far off the interstate but a place that looks like they're serving BBQ out of their house! Or a good soul food buffet?

  1. carolinadawg Jul 18, 2013 07:45 AM

    Any report on where you ate?

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      lpatter Jul 18, 2013 07:48 AM

      Absolutely! I've been to the Sugar Shack in Ocean Isle Beach....excellent coconut shrimp and Red Stripe

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        carolinadawg Jul 18, 2013 08:28 AM

        Any bbq on the way down?

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          lpatter Jul 18, 2013 08:33 AM

          I'm not going this year until August but in my past trips I've never had real Carolina BBQ

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      lpatter Jul 12, 2013 12:21 PM

      it says to go 11 to 241 to 111 to 41 then to 40 it will be a 3:00 trip

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        lpatter Jul 12, 2013 11:51 AM

        Good information NACO...I mapped out a route on Google but if it's a real traffic nightmare I'll avoid it altogether

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          Naco Jul 12, 2013 12:13 PM

          From Pink Hill to I-40 you'll be on a narrow two-lane that's chock full of tractor trailers trying to get to I-40.

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          lpatter Jul 12, 2013 10:25 AM

          Thanks so much...I checked out their site looks good...has anyone had B's BBQ in Greenville

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            Naco Jul 12, 2013 11:38 AM

            B's is good and fit the atmosphere you want perfectly, but you want to hit it early, especially on Saturday. Greenville is also pretty far off the route you described earlier. On the other hand, your route back to I-40 would take you right past the Skylight Inn in Ayden, which is really, *really* good.

            On the other, other hand, the drive from Greenville to I-40 is a major PITA once the 4-lane runs out south of Pink Hill.

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              billyjack Jul 12, 2013 12:00 PM

              B's is very popular, probably amongst people on this board as well. But you'll be nowhere near unless you change your route.

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              supernc Jul 12, 2013 10:10 AM

              Maybe this will fit into your route

              Blackbeard's BBQ and C food


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                carolinadawg Jul 12, 2013 11:06 AM

                20 minutes or more from I-95.

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                arbyunc Jul 12, 2013 06:20 AM

                I think the best bbq within range would be Grady's at Dudley, NC (just outside Goldsboro), or Wilber's in Goldsboro, two of the best bbq joints in the state. You'd take the I-795 spur to Goldsboro, then get back to I-40 via US 117 (google for details).

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                  lpatter Jul 12, 2013 06:25 AM

                  Thanks y'all (practicing)...they sound like great choices!

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                    Naco Jul 12, 2013 09:38 AM

                    Yeah, this is what I would do also.

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                    lpatter Jul 12, 2013 05:55 AM

                    Coming from Rocky Mount to Wilmington then onto 17....so anywhere on that route would be great

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                      carolinadawg Jul 12, 2013 06:15 AM

                      So I-95 south to I-40 to Wilmington? Not a lot of good options close to the highway on that route, unfortunately. There are several previous posts for bbq along I-95, if you do a search you will find them. My suggestion wold be to stay on I-95 past I-40 to Lumberton, NC and eat at Fuller's bbq. It's right off the interstate. The 'q is not that great, but they have a huge buffet of southern-style food, including lots of great veggies. Get back on I-95 south a couple of miles to Highway 74, to Hwy. 211 to 17.

                    2. carolinadawg Jul 12, 2013 04:20 AM

                      Route 40 or Interstate 40? If I-40, starting where?

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