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Key West to Boston road trip

Well it appears that i will be flying to Florida to get my sisters car and pet and drive them from her home in Key West to Medfield Ma, where she will be undergoing several months of treatment for breast cancer. THAT PART TROUBLES ME--BUT --SHE HAS A GREAT ATTITUDE RE IT AND FABULOUS DOCTORS THAT HAVE GOTTEN SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBER THROUGH THIS BEFORE!--sorry about the caps--fumble fingers. Anyway-could use some advice of food stops along the way---at least till i get to the NE--i will probably take major routes to make good time but figure on a 21/2 to 3 day trip--lots of stops for the dog and good nights sleep for me.  Got any suggestio0ns on eats and routes?------oh---and i just might be there long enough for a "Boston area meetup"!!!
 
 
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/13 13:31:06 (permalink)
    BTW--all thoughts and prayers for my sister Laura are welcome and appreciatted--that thoughts and prayers stuff can pack a wallop! :)
     
     
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/13 13:58:14 (permalink)
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    My thought and prayers are with your sister.
     
    Give me a shout when you head up in this direction. It would be great to see you again
    I'm at work now so I'll think of some suggestions and send them under a separate entry when I have some spare time
     
    post edited by wanderingjew - 2012/09/13 13:59:26
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/13 14:33:23 (permalink)
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    Well it appears that i will be flying to Florida to get my sisters car and pet and drive them from her home in Key West to Medfield Ma, where she will be undergoing several months of treatment for breast cancer. THAT PART TROUBLES ME--BUT --SHE HAS A GREAT ATTITUDE RE IT AND FABULOUS DOCTORS THAT HAVE GOTTEN SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBER THROUGH THIS BEFORE!--sorry about the caps--fumble fingers. Anyway-could use some advice of food stops along the way---at least till i get to the NE--i will probably take major routes to make good time but figure on a 21/2 to 3 day trip--lots of stops for the dog and good nights sleep for me.  Got any suggestio0ns on eats and routes?------oh---and i just might be there long enough for a "Boston area meetup"!!!



    Prayers for your sister. There is a place in Pooler, GA called Carrie Hilliards. It's at the Pooler exit. Good down home food.
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/13 18:59:48 (permalink)
    When you get to Jacksonville, FL on I 95 get off at Exit 353 C on W Union St. and go about 8 blocks to Pearl and take a left to Jenkin's Quality BBQ which is home owned by the Jenkins' Family for over 50 years. Get off I 95 at Exit 373 and go W to Callahan's BBQ.

    Jenkin's Quality BBQ @ 830 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL 904 - 353 - 6388.
    http://www.jenkinsqualitybarbecue.com/

    Callahan's BBQ @ 45007 State Rd 200, Callahan, FL 904 - 879 - 4675.

    Get off I 95 at Exit 1 and go W on St. Mary's which turns into Scrubby Bluff Rd. and go to Jack's BBQ. Or you can get off I 95 at Exit 3 at Kingsland, GA and cross E King Ave. to Boone Ave. which is the next street then take a left to Blue's BBQ at the Chevron Market for good BBQ.

    Jack's BBQ @ 1359 Scrubby Bluff Rd., Kingsland, GA 912 - 729 - 1500.
    Blue's BBQ @ 1330 Boone Ave. Extension E, Kingsland, GA 912 - 576 - 8682.

    Get off I 95 at Exit 29 and go W on Highway 82 about a mile to Gary Lee's Market for good road food.

    Gary Lee's Market @ 3636 U. S. Hwy. 82, Brunswick, GA. 912 - 265 - 1925.

    Get off I 95 at Exit 49 to the right at Darien, GA and go NW on Highway 251 less than a mile to Smokey Joe's BBQ. It is between two hotels on the left and has excellent pulled pork.

    If you want the best fresh seafood on your trip get off I 95 at Exit 49 in Darien, GA to the right and go E on Highway 251 to Highway 17. Take a right on Highway 17 and go S for 1.2 miles. Turn right on Broad St. just before crossing the bridge. Go one block and take your first left on Screven St. and have some outstanding fresh seafood at Skipper's Fish Camp. [size=3 font="times new roman"].

    Smokey Joe's BBQ @ State Hwy. 251, Darien, GA. 912 - 437 - 2555.
    Skipper's Fish Camp @ 85 Screven St., Darien, GA 912 - 437 - 3474.
    http://www.skippersfishcamp.com/

    Get off I 95 at Exit 58 at Townsend, GA to the right on Highway 99 and go less than a mile to Highway 17. Turn left and go N about 2 miles to Pine Harbor Rd. Take a right and go E about 2 miles to Sepelo Station Crossing and fantastic fresh local seafood and hand cut steaks.

    Sapelo Station Crossing @ 1172 Pine Harbor Marina Road, Townsend, GA 912 - 832 - 3555.

    Get off I 95 at Exit 67 at Townsend, GA to the right and go S on Highway 17 for 1.2 miles then take a left going E onto Harris Neck Road just past a small church. Go 5.7 miles E to the Jessie Grant Road and look for the purple OSD sign on your left. Turn to the right at the sign for about 100 feet to Old School Diner for the best fresh seafood around. OSD is open for dinner Wednesday/Saturday and Noon to 10 PM on Sunday. They are closed on Monday and Tuesday. This might be the best road food you will have on your trip.

    Old School Diner @ 1080 Jesse Grant Road, Townsend, GA 912 - 832 - 2136.
    http://oldschooldiner.com/
    Get off I 95 at Exit 76 at Midway, GA and go E on Highway 38 to Sunbury Rd. Take a left and go to Brigantine Dunmore Rd. Take a left and go to Sunbury Crab Co. which is open for dinner serving outstanding fresh seafood. This might be the best place you stop for the seafood is outstanding.

    Sunbury Crab Co. @ 539 Brigantine Dunmore Road Midway, GA 912 - 884 - 8640.
    http://sunburycrabco.wp.net/

    Get off I 95 at Exit 87 at Richmond Hill, GA and go W on Highway 17 half a mile to Smoking Pig BBQ next to the BP Station on N side of Highway 17. The ribs and chicken are excellent. This is probably your best stop for BBQ in GA.

    Smokin Pig BBQ @ 3986 U.S. 17, Richmond Hill, GA. 912 - 756 - 7850.

    Get off I 95 at Exit 102 at Pooler. GA and go W on Highway 80 4/5 blocks to Don's Famous BBQ.

    Don's Famous BBQ @ 217 US Highway 80 E., Pooler, GA 912 - 748 - 8400.
    Get off I 95 at Exit 5 at Hardeville, SC and go S on Highway 17 which is Speedway Boulevard. Go 5.5 miles and take a left on Highway 170A which is S 27 34 and go 3.5 miles to Oakatie Highway.  Take a right and go to The Pink Pig.
    The Pink Pig @ 3508 South Okatie Highway, Hardeeville, SC 843 - 784 - 3635.
    http://www.the-pink-pig.com/

    Get off I95 at Exit 21 at Ridgeland, SC and go E on Grahamville Road to State Road S/27/13 and take a right.  Take your next left and go to The Old House Smokehouse on Highway 336 or Old House Road for good steaks and seafood.  Get off I 95 at Exit 21 at Ridgeland, SC and have great pulled or chopped port at BBQ Grill. They also have BBQ ribs and chicken. I think it's better than Dukes.
    Old House Smokehouse @ Hwy. 462 @ hwy.336, Ridgeland, SC 843 - 258 - 4444. 

    BBQ Grill @ 8084 East Main St., Ridgeland, SC 843 - 645 - 4414.
    Duke's BBQ @ 690 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland, SC 843 - 726 - 6244.

    Get off I 95 at Exit 33 to the right at Yemassee, SC on Highway 17 and go E one mile then turn left on Highway 17 Alternate or Highway 21 for 4 miles. Look for Harold's Country Club on the left for outstanding burgers on Wednesday, potluck on Thursday and steaks on Saturday. Be sure and call ahead to place your order for good road food.

    Harold's Country Club @ 97 U.S. 17 Yemassee, SC 843 - 589 - 4360.
    http://www.savannahoffthe...m/Food/harold's_cc.htm
    Get off I 95 at Exit 38 at Yemassee, SC and go SE on Highway 68 to Castle Hall Road to Ray's Rib King for good BBQ.
    Ray's Rib King @ 4 Castle Hall Road, Yemassee, SC 843 - 589 - 2919.

    Get off I 95 at Exit 57 at Walterboro, SC for good BBQ @ Duke's. Low Country is good but Duke's is best.

    Duke's BBQ @ 949 Robertson Blvd., Walterboro, SC 843 - 549 - 1446.
    Low Country BBQ @ 635 South Jefferies Blvd., Walterboro, SC 843 - 549 - 8355.
    Get off I 95 at Exit 98 at Santee, SC and go W on Highway 6 to the 1st street on your left which is Britain.  Turn left and go to Maurice's for good BBQ.  Get off I 95 at Exit 98 and go W on Highway 6.  Take a right on State Park Road and go  to Lonestar BBQ for good southern food.  Clark's Inn and Restaurant is a very fine place to spend the night and have breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    Maurice's Gourmet BBQ @ 263 Britain St, Santee, SC  803 - 854 - 3889.
    http://www.mauricesbbq.com/
    Lonestar BBQ @ 2212 State Park Rd., Santee, SC. 803 - 854 - 2000
    http://www.lonestarbbq.net/
    Clark's Inn and Restaurant @ 114 Bradford Boulevard, Santee, SC 803 - 854 - 2101.  
    http://www.clarksinnandrestaurant.com/

    Get off I 95 in Summerton, SC at Exit # 108 and go N less than a mile to Church St. and good country cooking at Summerton Diner.
    Summerton Diner @ 32 Church St., Summerton, SC 803 - 485 - 6835.
    Get off I 95 at Exit 119 at Manning, SC and go E on Highway 261 to N Brooks Street.  Take a left and go to McCabe's for good BBQ.
    McCabe's Bar B Que @ 480 N. Brooks St., Manning, SC. 803 - 435 - 2833.
    Get off I 95 at Exit 119 at Manning, SC and go E to Scott's for outstanding BBQ.
    Scott's Variety Store and BBQ @ SC Hwy. 261, Hemingway, SC. 843 - 558 - 3629.
    http://www.thescottsbbq.com/
    Get off I 95 at Exit 160 A going S at Florence, SC and go E on # 20 less than a mile to Red Bone Alley in Florence Mall Shopping Center on Palmetto St. for a RBA Black and Bleu Burger or a Bubba Burger.  Or go to Apple Annie's for good road food.

    Redbone Alley @ 1903 West Palmetto St., Florence, SC 843 - 673 - 0035.
    http://www.redbonealley.com/
    Apple Annie's Deli and Pub @ 1720 W Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 843 - 669 - 6247. 
    Get off I 95 at Exit 181A and go one mile to Highway 917.  Take a left and go about 3 miles to Abingdon Manor Inn and Restaurant at Latta, SC.  Spend the night in a soft bed in a grand old inn and have a fantastic dinner.
    Abingdon Manor Inn and Restaurant @ 307 Church Street, Latta, SC 843 - 752 - 5090.
    http://www.abingdonmanor.com/

    Get off I 95 at Exit 20 in Lumberton, NC to the right then turn NW on Highway 201 which is N Roberts Ave. and go about half a mile to Fuller's BBQ for good road food.  Or get off at Exit 22 and go to Nelson’s for good BBQ.  I think Nelson’s is the best.
    Fuller's Old Fashion BBQ @ 3201 N Roberts Ave., Lumberton, NC. 910 - 738 - 8694.
    http://www.fullersbbq.com/index.html
    Nelson’s BBQ @ 4880 Kahn Drive Lumberton, NC 910 - 739 - 3350.
    http://www.nelsonsbarbecue.com/
    If you don't mind driving 30 miles out of the way for the best burger's in NC get off I 95  at Exit 20 at Lumberton, NC and go SE on Highway 211 about 2 miles to Highway 41 which is E Elizabethtown Rd.   Take a left and go 25 miles E on Highway 41 and turn left when you get to Elizabethtown on Highway 41 which is Broad St. and you will see Melvin's  on the right  If you would rather have a nice southern lunch or dinner stop before Melvin's at Front Porch Cafe for a real southern treat. Help yourself to the fried chicken at the buffet and some great desert then head W on Broad St. which is Highway 41 and go  4 miles W on Highway 41 to Highway 87 and take a right.  Head N on Highway 87 15 miles to Highway 20 and take a left there.  Go W 10 miles on Highway 20 and you will come to St. Paul, NC where you can resume your trip N on I 95. 
    Melvin's Hamburger's @ 133 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC 910 - 862 - 2763.
    Front Porch Restaurant @ 1100 West Broad St., Elizabethtown, NC 910 - 862 - 3330.
    http://frontporchrestaurant.com/Home_Page.html
    Heading N on I 95 at Exit 56 try Fuller's Old Fashioned BBQ at Fayetteville, NC. They sell a good burger and also a buffet lunch with fried chicken.

    Fuller's Old Fashioned BBQ @ 113 N. Eastern Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. 910 - 484 - 5109.
    http://www.fullersbbq.com/index.html
    At Exit 73 in Dunn, NC get off I 95 going W on Cumberland go about a mile take a right on General Lee and next left on Broad for some fine fried chicken at Kim's. Don't let the name bother you. They sell a BBQ sandwich but 99% country food.

    Kim's BBQ House @ 900 W. Broad St., Dunn, NC. 910 - 892 - 7750.
    For outstanding BBQ and country fried chicken get off I 95 at Exit 79 at Benson, NC and go W on E Main Street to N Fayetteville Street which is the first street to your right.  Take a right and go N to E Church Street.  Take a right and go to N Honeycutt Street.  White Swan will be on your left.  
    White Swan BBQ and Fried Chicken @ 105 N Honeycutt St, Benson, NC  919 - 894 - 4446.
    http://www.whiteswanbarbeque.com/
    Get off I 95 at Exit 90 just S of Smithfield, NC to your right and turn back N on Highway 301 and go to White Swan BBQ just up the road for good BBQ.    
    White Swan BBQ @ 3198 South Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC 919 - 934 - 8913.
    http://www.whiteswanbarbeque.com/
    Take Exit # 138 going S on I 95 at Nashville, NC and go W on # 64 about 6 miles to Exit # 458. Turn back E on Western Ave. less than a mile for some outstanding BBQ at Doug Saul's.
    Doug Saul's BBQ @ 813 Western Ave., Nashville, NC 252 - 459 - 4247.
    When you reach VA on I 95 at Exit 31 try Stony Creek Tastee Hut for good fried chicken or BBQ.
    Take Exit 138 off I 95 at Rocky Mt., NC and go E on I 64 for 1 1/2 miles to Exit 466 and go S on N Winstead Ave. to Sunset Ave.  Take a right and go to Gardner's BBQ.  Gardner's has 3 locations in Rocky Mt., NC but this one on Sunset is the most convenient to I 95.  You will pass a Hampton Inn on your right when you exit I 64 if you are planning to spend the night in Rocky Mt., NC. 
    Hampton Inn @ 530 North Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 252 - 937 - 6333.
    http://www.hamptoninn.com....jhtml?ctyhocn=RWINCHX
    Gardner's Barbecue @ 3651 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 252 - 443 - 3996.  I64/EXIT468A.
    http://www.gardnerfoods.com/Home.html
    When you get to VA on I 95 at Exit 31 try Stony Creek Tastee Hut for good fried chicken or BBQ.

    Stony Creek Tastee Hut @ 12420 Blue Star Hwy., Stony Creek, VA. 434 - 246 - 2328.
    A few miles N of Richmond, VA get of I 95 at Exit 92 and go E on E Patrick Henry Road or Highway 54. Go 1.4 miles to N Center Street and turn right. Go .1 mile to Henry Clay Road and turn left. Then Immediately turn left on N Railroad Ave and go .1 mile to Henry Clay Inn for the night. They have fourteen rooms that run $95.00/$195.00 per night. You can walk S on Railroad to the next block for outstanding lunch or dinner at Iron Horse Restaurant.
    Henry Clay Inn @ 114 North Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia 804 - 798 - 3100.
    http://www.henryclayinn.com/
    Iron Horse Restaurant @ 100 S Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia 804 - 752 - 6410.
    http://www.ironhorserestaurant.com
    Get off I 95 at Exit 130 B at Fredericksburg, VA and go E on Highway 3 to Jefferson Davis Highway # 1. Take a left and go N to Allman's BBQ in front of Park and Shop shopping center. You will find good BBQ since 1954.
    Allman's BBQ @ 1299 Jeff Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA‎ 540 - 373 - 9881.
    http://allmansbarbeque.com/
    Get off I 95 at Exit 161 at Woodbridge, VA on U. S. 1 toward Woodbridge, VA.  Go 1.8 miles and take a right on Occoquan Road to Dixie Bones BBQ.
    Dixie Bones @ 13440 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge, VA. 703 - 492 - 7885.
    http://www.dixiebones.com/index.html
     
     
     
     
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/14 13:56:23 (permalink)
    On an alternate  route, I'd head inland at I-95 where I-26 crosses in SC.  Exit I-26 West to I-77 North and continue (through) Charlotte up I-77 to I-81.  In PA, you'll pick up I-78 toward Philly and then on to I-95. 
     
    Google shows this route at 90 miles longer distance-wise but depending on the time of day/ traffic around DC, it could be 2-3 hours shorter.
     
    Last time I drove through DC it was a bumper to bumper drag race: 10-70-10/ not my idea of relaxing.  On the way south, I took I-81 and the trip was 3 hours shorter.
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/14 14:39:41 (permalink)
    evanjohnson

    On an alternate  route, I'd head inland at I-95 where I-26 crosses in SC.  Exit I-26 West to I-77 North and continue (through) Charlotte up I-77 to I-81.  In PA, you'll pick up I-78 toward Philly and then on to I-95. 

    Google shows this route at 90 miles longer distance-wise but depending on the time of day/ traffic around DC, it could be 2-3 hours shorter.

    Last time I drove through DC it was a bumper to bumper drag race: 10-70-10/ not my idea of relaxing.  On the way south, I took I-81 and the trip was 3 hours shorter.

    Yes indeed! It's a much less strenuous route!!
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/14 15:29:01 (permalink)
    Marking that on my rte map now!
    Thanks
     
     
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/14 19:34:06 (permalink)
    While you're still in Florida, and if you're going up the east coast, stop off in Titusville at the Dixie Crossroads. The shrimp are the best I've ever had, especially the Rock Shrimp. And the corn fritters are great.
     
    http://www.dixiecrossroads.com/
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/15 07:19:54 (permalink)
    VERY nice job Littleman!
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/15 07:24:45 (permalink)
    Tiki.......Wish you and your sister WELL!~ They do have the BEST doctors in the North East! Your sister is VERY lucky to have you!
     
    Littleman offers GREAT suggestions for I-95 travel whcih is your best bet! Be sure to check on the Internet for a book called "I-95" It may even be a website not sure! We have it and when traveling between FL and MA we loved it! It tells you "things" about different exits! VERY interesting and fun! Good luck and safe travels! Happy Eating! KokomoJoe
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/15 07:28:05 (permalink)
    I second both the stop at Dixie Crossroads (their rock shrimp are a real treat) as well as the I-81 vs. I-95 route.  Unfortunately, great meal choices will be limited by this route, but it's a much easier drive and potentially faster and motels are also likely to be cheaper vs. the I-95 route, but note that I-78 actually goes to Allentown and eventually meets with I-285 north (not Philadelphia).
     
    If you would like to further avoid the traffic congestion( through the NJ / NY area), another alternate route to consider is to head north on I-81 until reaching I-84.   It's only about 10 miles and a few minutes longer (via Mapquest) vs. the I-78/I-285/I-684 or I-91/I-91 route, but is again a much easier drive that might actually end up a faster route.
     
    The Dutch Kitchen in Frackville, PA (about 60 miles north of Harrisburg via I-81) is suggestion via this route. 
    post edited by mjambro - 2012/09/15 07:34:11
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    Re:Key West to Boston road trip 2012/09/15 08:57:06 (permalink)
    This is not a "roadfood" restaurant, but unique and a stand alone establishment with roadfgood type values, Craigie on Main, in Boston.  www.craigieonmain.com
     
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