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 Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat?

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WSZsr

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Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Sun, 11/11/12 9:32 AM (permalink)
On Nov 24th we are heading to Charlotte, NC from Austin, TX via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte.  We are willing to stray off the Interstate (not too far) for any "must try" restaurants.  Suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 
 
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    kevincad

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    Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Sun, 11/11/12 9:47 AM (permalink)
    WSZsr


    On Nov 24th we are heading to Charlotte, NC from Austin, TX via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte.  We are willing to stray off the Interstate (not too far) for any "must try" restaurants.  Suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 

    Mamie's Biscuits in Conyers, GA 
    Blue Willow, Social Circle, GA
     
    http://www.bluewillowinn.com/
     
     
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      TJ Jackson

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      Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Sun, 11/11/12 12:12 PM (permalink)
      In Atlanta
       
      in the Buckhead area, Varasano's Pizza
       
      Closer to downtown, Mary Mac's Teahouse for great meat-and-three meals
       
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        kevincad

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        Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Sun, 11/11/12 12:24 PM (permalink)
        TJ Jackson


        In Atlanta

        in the Buckhead area, Varasano's Pizza

        Closer to downtown, Mary Mac's Teahouse for great meat-and-three meals

        Definate yes to Mary Mac's, Varasano's is good but not great anymore. 
         
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          Heartbreaksoup

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          Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Sun, 11/11/12 3:53 PM (permalink)
          Blue Willow and Mamie's are quite out of the way for your route.  Mary Mac's and Varasano's are good ideas, and all four and more can be found on the Marie, Let's Eat! map:
           
          http://www.communitywalk....ie_lets_eat/map/939046
           
          Actually, while Varasano's has been said by many to have slipped a little, it was still very good on my last visit.  But Fritti will also get you an excellent Neopolitan-style pie in Atlanta, and it's no more of a detour from the interstate.  Antico is more popular than either, and really good, although I don't care for the service.
           
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            kevincad

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            Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Mon, 11/12/12 9:00 AM (permalink)
            Heartbreaksoup


            Blue Willow and Mamie's are quite out of the way for your route.  Mary Mac's and Varasano's are good ideas, and all four and more can be found on the Marie, Let's Eat! map:

            http://www.communitywalk....ie_lets_eat/map/939046

            Actually, while Varasano's has been said by many to have slipped a little, it was still very good on my last visit.  But Fritti will also get you an excellent Neopolitan-style pie in Atlanta, and it's no more of a detour from the interstate.  Antico is more popular than either, and really good, although I don't care for the service.

            Mamie's is less than a half mile off of I-20, and Blue Willow is approx. 6 miles off of 20 but well worth the time! 
             
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              Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Mon, 11/12/12 9:14 AM (permalink)
              Blue Willow is nowhere near the direction you are heading, besides both times I went I found it hit and miss, the fried chicken was ordinary at best (didn't care for the outer coating and way too salty)  however the chicken dumpling soup and pies were superb.
               
               
               
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                kevincad

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                Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Mon, 11/12/12 10:14 AM (permalink)
                wanderingjew


                Blue Willow is nowhere near the direction you are heading, besides both times I went I found it hit and miss, the fried chicken was ordinary at best (didn't care for the outer coating and way too salty)  however the chicken dumpling soup and pies were superb.
                 
                 

                Blue Willow is about 6 miles from I-20.
                 
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                  Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Mon, 11/12/12 10:22 AM (permalink)
                  kevincad


                  wanderingjew


                  Blue Willow is nowhere near the direction you are heading, besides both times I went I found it hit and miss, the fried chicken was ordinary at best (didn't care for the outer coating and way too salty)  however the chicken dumpling soup and pies were superb.
                   
                   

                  Blue Willow is about 6 miles from I-20.


                  Correct, but if you read the OP's route he's heading to Charlotte from Atlanta via i85, the Blue Willow Inn is about 50 miles out of the way (and thats only one way)  based on his route.
                   
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                    kevincad

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                    Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Mon, 11/12/12 11:27 AM (permalink)
                    wanderingjew


                    kevincad


                    wanderingjew


                    Blue Willow is nowhere near the direction you are heading, besides both times I went I found it hit and miss, the fried chicken was ordinary at best (didn't care for the outer coating and way too salty)  however the chicken dumpling soup and pies were superb.
                     
                     

                    Blue Willow is about 6 miles from I-20.


                    Correct, but if you read the OP's route he's heading to Charlotte from Atlanta via i85, the Blue Willow Inn is about 50 miles out of the way (and thats only one way)  based on his route.

                    Wow completely missed that!!
                     
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                      Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Fri, 11/23/12 4:23 PM (permalink)
                       
                      Gumbeaux's in downtown Douglasville, GA - just before you get to Atlanta is the best Louisiana fare in metro Atlanta.  Nam Phuong is excellent Vietnamese just off I-85 on Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross, GA.  Mary Mac's is a great place for southern food.
                       
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                        Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Fri, 11/23/12 6:14 PM (permalink)
                        Varasano's is good enough that I had a 1.5 hour layover in Atlanta that I specifically increased to a 4.5 hour layover so I had time to get there via public transportation, eat pizza, and return to the airport
                        <message edited by TJ Jackson on Sun, 11/25/12 4:59 PM>
                         
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                          Re:Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC via I20 to Atlanta and I85 to Charlotte. Where do we eat? Sun, 11/25/12 2:52 PM (permalink)
                          I can also vouch for Nam Phuong.  I've only been once, but I enjoyed it.  It would be good to go there with lots of people ordering lots of different things and everybody share.
                           
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