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BBQ or other great food stops off 95 south

walruseggerwalrusegger Posts: 314
edited 9:08AM in EggHead Forum
Heading south tomorrow with the family for Spring Break (wife is a teacher and the kids are off). Heading first to the Myrtle Beach area to visit family for a day or two then the rest of the way to Jacksonville, FL to stay at my father's place and possibly venture down to Orlando to see the big rodent (no offense, but I really am not looking forward to that).

I'm always looking for good bbq joints or great dives (think triple D, Guy Fieri) that are close to 95 between VA and South of the Border, around Myrtle Beach/Murrell's Inlet, and/or Charleston, SC to Jacksonville on 95 again.

Also if their are any great bbq stores or egg dealers along the way that you know nearby, let me know.

Thanks eggheads!


  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    I can't think of any BBQ joints that stand out myself. Hopefully others will chime in. There are lots of places in Myrtle for good sea food. I do like Calebash style seafood. Calabash is just north of North Myrtle. The place I go to don't look like much, but the food is pretty good and fairly cheap. It's the place with the lobster out front. I forget the name. There is a good sea food place that the locals LOVE and it's along the ocean. If you know where Broadway on the Beach is you can head towards the ocean from the light where the planet hollywood. It's a few blocks away. Then when you get to the beach take a left and go about 4 blocks or so and the place will be on the right. Just keep lookout. The food is great and price is good too. Locals line up for take-out and you can sit down inside too.

    Good luck. Have fun. My neighbour is going this Sunday for a week.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,725
    If you're headed south early in the morning, these are probably not going to work for you, since both are only 40 miles away in Fredericksburg.

    Allman's Pit Cooked Barbecue. Grew up on this stuff. Their sandwiches anyway - don't even know what else they sell!

    And for dessert, a couple of miles away is Carl's Frozen Custard. THE best soft serve you will ever find. Made on the original Electro-Freeze machines dating back to when they opened in 1947. Awesome stuff!

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    Once in Fredericksburg, if you can't find either, just ask ANYONE. Literally.

    Further south, you might try Ralph's Barbecue in Weldon NC (just south of the VA-NC border). Not bad and not far off 95. Take the exit for US Rt 158, turn left (east). It's on your left after a mile or two.

    Last one, and I think, the best - Wilber's in Goldsboro NC. It's about 30 miles east of I-95, so not exactly on your way, but I always stop when I'm in the neighborhood.


    Any further south - you're on your own! :) Enjoy your trip!!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,699
    When we travel we try and stop at as many of the restaurants that have been mentioned on Diners, Drive-ins, and dives. Most have been very good with a few duds.

    A great web site to check out is:

    this site has almost all the places from the show with maps and ways to search to find the places. very useful.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • outrageousoutrageous Posts: 756
    get off at bruswick ga exit....i think it is bruswick and waycross exit.... go east about 100 yds... on left is small bbq place ,, i think called the pig.... not bad....

    Large egg and mini max egg plus a Blackstone griddle

    South Ga. cooking fool !!!!!!!!

  • Jer_invaJer_inva Posts: 109
    In southern GA just before you hit the Fla border, exit 3 in Kingsland GA. Get off at Exit 3 and go about 200 yards east and there is a little standalone BBQ place right next to the Dairy Queen. (Hopefully it is still there.) No inside place to eat, walk up window and eat outside on the picnic tables. Definately not a chain resturant.
  • walruseggerwalrusegger Posts: 314
    Thanks all for the suggestions...Eggheads rock!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,752
    I think you're talking about the Georgia Pig there near Brunswick. We used to vacation at Jekyll Island and run there for some good BBQ selections. Haven't been there for a while but then it was an old farmhouse with a very rustic setting and you could smell the wood smoke from the highway!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,752
    I was surprised to find this write up, but here's some other opinions about that place.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
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