Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75

Author
Scout_1
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 1
  • Joined: 2013/11/14 18:11:00
  • Location: Hillsburgh, XX
  • Status: offline
2013/11/14 18:23:55 (permalink)

Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75

Stumbled across this site when planning our drive from Windsor to Fort Lauderdale down the I-75 and looking for any recommendations along the way.  It's going to be a pretty straight and fast drive, so not looking to go get more than a mile from the interstate (this time) - eager for any input!
 
V
#1

17 Replies Related Threads

    ChiBears15
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 109
    • Joined: 2013/10/11 23:54:00
    • Location: Chicago, IL
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/14 20:41:07 (permalink)
    I suggest you visit Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley, Georgia.  It may be slightly more than a mile off I-75, but the place is very cool.  I was there this past February and I purchased some peach salsa that was absolutely delicious.  They also have things like peach ice cream and peach cobbler that I did not try.  Overall, the entire detour will cost you about 30-40 minutes.  Have a safe trip!
     
    -Danny N
     
    PS The employees at Lane are super friendly! 
    #2
    ChiBears15
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 109
    • Joined: 2013/10/11 23:54:00
    • Location: Chicago, IL
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/14 21:10:16 (permalink)
    Oops!  I also forgot to mention The Varsity in Atlanta.  The popular items there are chili dogs, onion rings, and frosted orange shakes (I think that's what they are called).  The food won't blow you away, but the restaurant is an Atlanta institution.  Once again, not sure if it is less than a mile off the interstate, but it is pretty darn close.  Enjoy!
     
    -Danny N
    #3
    Heartbreaksoup
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 465
    • Joined: 2009/10/13 07:51:00
    • Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/15 12:49:36 (permalink)
    Not for the first time, I say, you need the Marie, Let's Eat! map:
     
    http://www.communitywalk.com/marie_lets_eat/map/939046
    #4
    chickenplucker
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 203
    • Joined: 2010/05/28 19:37:00
    • Location: Louisville, GA
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/15 13:24:24 (permalink)
    Heartbreaksoup

    Not for the first time, I say, you need the Marie, Let's Eat! map:

    http://www.communitywalk.com/marie_lets_eat/map/939046


    Good call and thanks for doing it Heartbreak. I use this one and your BBQ map all the time.
    #5
    OxDawg
    Hamburger
    • Total Posts : 52
    • Joined: 2010/05/14 09:29:00
    • Location: Oxford, GA
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/18 15:15:39 (permalink)
    Old times country buffet has several locations in Tifton Ga. Valdosta Ga. and lake city florida. It is a small chain and the food is good. In Jackson Ga. try Buckners it is very good and serves family style southern food including fried chicken
    #6
    MellowRoast
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 2009
    • Joined: 2007/08/21 06:05:00
    • Location: 'Nooga
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/26 06:02:08 (permalink)
    The Varsity is an Atlanta institution and blows me away.
    post edited by MellowRoast - 2013/11/26 10:53:10
    #7
    wanderingjew
    Sirloin
    • Total Posts : 7911
    • Joined: 2001/01/18 18:49:00
    • Location: East Greenwich/ Warwick, RI
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/26 08:49:07 (permalink)
    If you're just passing through Atlanta, I personally wouldn't recommend The Varsity.
    It is an Atlanta institution but the food is nothing special..
    #8
    TJ Jackson
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 4596
    • Joined: 2003/07/26 22:24:00
    • Location: Cincinnati, OH
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/26 09:50:52 (permalink)
    In Cincinnati
     
    Visible from I-75, open nearly 24 hours a day, and you can get all three of the main Cincinnati regional dishes (cincinnati style chili, goetta, and double decker sandwiches) there: http://www.roadfood.com/R...verview.aspx?RefID=119
    #9
    Davwud
    Double Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 525
    • Joined: 2006/06/25 11:51:00
    • Location: Toronto, On/Huntsville, AL
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/26 11:09:54 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson

    In Cincinnati

    Visible from I-75, open nearly 24 hours a day, and you can get all three of the main Cincinnati regional dishes (cincinnati style chili, goetta, and double decker sandwiches) there: http://www.roadfood.com/R...verview.aspx?RefID=119


    Ha, TJ, drove right by there yesterday around lunch time. Jogged my memory and logged in to post.

    I agree, and it's something that should go into the "Must do" category as these items aren't available elsewhere.

    DT
    #10
    TJ Jackson
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 4596
    • Joined: 2003/07/26 22:24:00
    • Location: Cincinnati, OH
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/26 11:19:12 (permalink)
    Although I am not from Atlanta, I strongly recommend a lunch or dinner at Mary Mac's: http://www.roadfood.com/R...verview.aspx?RefID=580
     
    Atlanta is not known as a pizza town, but I believe it will be in the next decade or so, due in no small part to Varasanos:  http://blissfulglutton.co...nos-pizzeria-buckhead/
     
    #11
    MellowRoast
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 2009
    • Joined: 2007/08/21 06:05:00
    • Location: 'Nooga
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/11/30 13:54:16 (permalink)
    D'oh! You're right Mary Mac's is a fabulous choice.
    #12
    Adjudicator
    Sirloin
    • Total Posts : 5066
    • Joined: 2003/05/20 11:25:00
    • Location: Tallahassee, FL
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/12/02 08:23:05 (permalink)
    http://www.smoknpig.com/index.shtml
     
    Smok'n Pig BBQ, in Macon & Valdosta GA.
     
     
    #13
    kevincad
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 410
    • Joined: 2008/01/23 16:30:00
    • Location: Snellville, GA
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/12/02 15:34:58 (permalink)
    ChiBears15

    Oops!  I also forgot to mention The Varsity in Atlanta.  The popular items there are chili dogs, onion rings, and frosted orange shakes (I think that's what they are called).  The food won't blow you away, but the restaurant is an Atlanta institution.  Once again, not sure if it is less than a mile off the interstate, but it is pretty darn close.  Enjoy!

    -Danny N

    It's just off of I-75, but it's right in town. The drink is called an F.O. by the way! 
    #14
    kevincad
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 410
    • Joined: 2008/01/23 16:30:00
    • Location: Snellville, GA
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/12/02 15:35:58 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson

    Although I am not from Atlanta, I strongly recommend a lunch or dinner at Mary Mac's: http://www.roadfood.com/R...verview.aspx?RefID=580

    Atlanta is not known as a pizza town, but I believe it will be in the next decade or so, due in no small part to Varasanos:  http://blissfulglutton.co...nos-pizzeria-buckhead/


    Mary Mac's is incredible, do not forgo the tomato pie!
    #15
    Heartbreaksoup
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 465
    • Joined: 2009/10/13 07:51:00
    • Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/12/03 14:30:35 (permalink)
    Following up my posting that map earlier, here are some specific favorites along your route and very near the highway:
     
    Cincinnati: Camp Washington Chili
    Chattanooga: Mojo Burrito in East Brainerd
    northish Georgia: Character's BBQ in Adairsville - he was one of the featured stars on this season of BBQ Pitmasters.  Phone first, though, he keeps very, very odd hours.  (678) 481-6701
     
    if you want a meat-and-three, and don't want to fight the gigantic armies of tourists at Mary Mac's in Atlanta, stop at Doug's Place in Emerson instead.
     
    Kennesaw/Marietta: Big Shanty Smokehouse.  Awesome.
     
    Atlanta: JCT. Kitchen or Bocado, both on Howell Mill just a few traffic lights off the highway.  Phone ahead for either.  JCT's shrimp and grits are the best I've ever had.
     
    Macon: Joe-Bear's & Sons.  You will find better ribs elsewhere, but not, I believe, anywhere else in Georgia.
     
    south of there: Smoakies.
     
    I hope that you follow up and let us know where you ate!!  Don't let that request be your only post.
    #16
    ScreamingChicken
    Sirloin
    • Total Posts : 5155
    • Joined: 2004/11/05 14:36:00
    • Location: Stoughton, WI
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2013/12/04 09:23:14 (permalink)
    Scout_1

    Stumbled across this site when planning our drive from Windsor to Fort Lauderdale down the I-75 and looking for any recommendations along the way.  It's going to be a pretty straight and fast drive, so not looking to go get more than a mile from the interstate (this time) - eager for any input!
    If you're in the Dayton, OH area and are in the mood for a pizza I'm partial to DJ's Pizza Alley in Tipp City.  They make a pretty good thin crust pizza, although I should mention that I only have it when I'm away from home so that might add to the enjoyment.
    #17
    donw9876
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 295
    • Joined: 2008/03/01 13:30:00
    • Location: Daytonati, OH
    • Status: offline
    Re:Diners / BBQ / home cookin' style along I-75 2014/01/01 13:51:15 (permalink)
    In Corbin, Sonny's BBQ in Corbin at the US25W exit is a pretty good choice in that stretch of I-75. It's a chain that reminds me a lot of City BBQ here in Ohio.
    #18
    Jump to:
    © 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1