I95 Road Trip...2008/2009
Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:21 AM
We are looking for any recommendations to stop and eat along the way.
Any type of food, any price range. Our number one interest is in food quality. Unique experiences are a plus.
We would like to try and plan for something special in Savannah, GA.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:09 AM
Take the 13/301 detour to avoid Baltimore and DC and eat blue crab at Captain Billy's in Pope's Creek, MD. Not sure how the timing of your trip will coincide with crabbing. Annapolis has several options too.
Richmond, VA: The restaurant Comfort, for good new Southern food. Relatively close to the highway also.
Raleigh/Chapel Hill. Raleigh's about a 30 min detour off of 95 but the Triangle makes for a good overnight stop. I'd probably hit Lantern in Chapel Hill or Magnolia Grill in Durham if I had one nice meal in the Triangle. I'd also hit the state farmer's market in Raleigh for some inspiration on what still grows in the South in the winter.
Barbecue: Wilbur's in Goldsboro, NC or Sweatman's in Holly Hill, SC. Both about a 30 min detour off 95. There's another place in Wilson, NC that I can't remember the name of right now.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:37 PM
Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:09 PM
Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, thatís bad for you!
Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:23 AM
Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:40 AM
But the hours are tricky. Fridays and Saturdays only. Doesn't open until 11 a.m. or so. And remember, not only do you have to jog over toward Orangeburg on I-26, you then have to go about 10 miles on S.C. 453. Worth every mile, but if you're through-driving instead of touring, it may be too much.
Maybe someone else can chime in on whether Dixie Crossroads in Titusville is still worth the stop. It's been a couple of years since I was there last. But it's an easy stop from I-95, just a few miles to the east. And rock shrimp are not something you get just anywhere.
Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:54 PM
Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:40 PM
Maybe a bit more of a detour than you planned. Consider getting off I-95, heading to the Skylight Inn in Ayden NC for barbecue, keep going to Rte 17 and follow that south through Wilmington and Calabash NC, Charleston SC (with a detour to Bowen's Island for a few shovelfuls of roast oysters), then down to Savanah where, if you must, you can again pick up I-95.
Rte 17 through the Carolina's is a beautiful drive with many opportunities for more detours.
Edited by Holly Moore, 23 December 2008 - 05:41 PM.