Favorite Carolina Restaurants

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by FishHunt, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Well you have to eat somewhere after you ride all day to get there. How about a thread listing the favorite spots of the Carolina inmates? I would rather not have national chain restaurants listed as the local ran places always have better food and service.

    I'll start. Below are a few of my favorites listed in no real order.


    1. Summerton Diner - Summerton, SC

    2. Seafood Hut - Calabash, NC

    3. Beacon Drive-In - Spartanburg, SC

    4. Shatley Springs Inn - Shatley Springs, NC

    5. Yadkin Valley Steakhouse - Albemarle, NC

    6. Little Bo Club Steakhouse - Ellerbe, NC

    7. Bluffs Coffee Shop - Doughton Park on the BRP

    8. TarHeel-Q - Between Lexinton & Mocksville on Hwy64 at the Yadkin River

    9. The Wild Onion - Randleman, NC

    10. Speedy's BBQ - Lexington, NC

    11. Mabry Mill - On the BRP close to Meadows of Dan, VA. Not Carolina but close enough for me.

    12. Frog Island Seafood - Barco, NC

    DANG...Now I am HUNGRY!

    What are your favorite Carolina restaurants?

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  2. tastroman

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    Snappy Lunch- Mount Airy NC
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  3. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensioâ„¢

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    Smokey Creek B B Q & Music State Barn

    2821 Burke Smokey Creek R, Lenoir, NC
    Tel: (828) 728-5398
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    Thurs, Fri, Sat nights only

    Pricey ($15 all you can eat)
    Live Band, and they are pretty darn good!



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    Fries, Potatoes, Fried Apples, Pie, IceCream, and much more!

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  4. Mtngoat

    Mtngoat Been here awhile

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    Shaws BBQ- Williamston
    Nixon's- Edenton
    Blue Tower- Raleigh
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  5. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    I have to add a few. I have been on a seafood kick since coming back from the coast last weekend.

    The Fish Hook Grill - Harkers Island, NC

    Crab Shack Restaurrant - Salter Path, NC

    Dock House Restaurant - Beaufort, NC

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  6. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    the Bennett Grill, Bennett NC. THE BEST HOT DOGS!
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  7. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    Harkers Island....:lol3 (good eats though)

    Beaufort Grocery --Beaufort, NC

    Smithfields BBQ--- (:hide)All over

    Big Oak Drive in -Salter Path/Indian Beach, NC

    just a few I know
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  8. JoeWannaB

    JoeWannaB Usually a nice guy

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    Not much listed in the Western part of the state so here goes...

    Bogarts in Sylva (also in Waynesville)
    River's End Restaurant in the Nantahala Gorge (West of Bryson City)
    Jimmy Mac's in Bryson City
    BBQ Wagon in Bryson City


    I'm sure I'll think of bunch more but you can't go wrong with those.
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  9. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Thanks for some western NC spots. I have a few favorites in western NC but they all seem to be in Asheville. I need to bum around that part of the state more.

    Early Girl Eatery - Asheville, NC

    Tupelo Honey Cafe - Asheville, NC

    Province 620 Restaurant - Asheville, NC

    J. Arthurs's Restaurant - Maggie Valley, NC

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  10. BHW

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    I stood in that line ONE time....will never do it again. Easily the most overrated place I've ever eaten. O'Dells is quicker, cheaper and better.


    A few faves:

    1) Sub Station II, College Rd Wilmington (great subs for decades)

    2) Olde Time BBQ, 6309 Hillsborough St Raleigh, almost in Cary

    3) Red, Hot & Blue, Memphis style BBQ, Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh
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  11. Anticus

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    +1 Seafood Hut and Speedy's BBQ

    How 'bout?
    • Moose Cafe, Asheville, NC
    • The Penguin Drive-In (AKA the Bird), Charlotte, NC
    • The Provision Company, Holden Beach, NC (Southport is good too)
    • Stephenson's BBQ, McGee's Crossroads, NC
    • B's BBQ, Greenville, NC
    • Wilbur's BBQ, Goldsboro, NC
    YEAH, I LIKE BBQ:lol3
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  12. Gotlabs

    Gotlabs Killing with kindness

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    The Churn- Branchville SC
    House of Pizza - Orangeburg and Bamberg SC
    Sweatmans BBQ- Holly Hill SC
    Bee Box- Earhardt SC (Haven't been in years so it may no longer be open)
    Antleys BBQ- Orangeburg SC
    Reids grocery store- St George SC
    El Cerro Grande- Hwy 17 Jacksonville NC
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  13. lostmarbles

    lostmarbles Long timer

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    there is a place up in boone nc,

    daniel boon inn i think was the name it sure was good
    just off 421:D :thumb i give it 4 stars
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  14. ManitouMike

    ManitouMike Been here awhile

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    Bo Corley's, Barnwell SC
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    corrolla bbq corrolla
    beach rd grill nags head (or kitty hawk)
    omalleys sylvia
    annies sylvia
    peinguins charolette
    daddy joes bbq gaffeny
    bbq barn north augusta
    freebornes laural springs
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  16. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    :nod Took the wife to Beaufort Grocercy for our 3rd anniversary two days ago. Great food and service there!

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  17. IndiaPaleAle

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    Salsa's - Asheville (Mexican/Caribbean)
    Thirsty Monk - Asheville (beer)
    First St. Draught House - Winston-Salem (beer)
    Mr. Barbecue - Winston-Salem (BBQ)
    Foothills - Winston-Salem (beer)
    Jack's Corner - Greensboro (Greek)
    Christopher's - Winston-Salem (fancy)
    PB's - Winston-Salem (Carolina-style hot dogs)
    Skippy's - Winston-Salem (fancy-shmancy hot dogs)
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  18. ridered3000

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    [*]The Penguin Drive-In (AKA the Bird), Charlotte, NC


    I saw on the news where they lost the lease on their building along with the Penguin name.The current management is looking for another building to start again under a new name.They have till the end of September before the changes take place


    edit to add:According to the latest news they now have till October 24.The owners of the Penguin name decided to start a franchise after the "Diners,Drive-ins,and Dives" episode increased business
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  19. IndiaPaleAle

    IndiaPaleAle Been here awhile

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    That same thing happened to my favorite hotdog place-- the Bright Leaf drive-in in Mt. Airy.
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  20. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    i take it back about annies,
    had lunch there going on vacation asked if we could leave wifes car there till next friday. we had around 20 freinds meeting us there friday for lunch we got there they had towed her car:eek1 the night before, man that owens the bar also owened the wrecker yard property cost me 100$ as soon as we got her car we all left.
    the man would have made alot more if we'd a stayed there eating and drinking, Not to mention we didn't stop there on the way back eithier.

    please feel free to tell all your freinds not to go there

    i am red bud and approve this message thank u
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