Thank you kindly.
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Hello NascarDad … welcome to RF.
If you get off on the Boulevard exit in Richmond, check out Buzz and Neds just past the Diamond. Much better BBQ than Bill’s IMO. There is some question as to whether Bill’s is , strictly speaking, Q at all with the methods they use, although I am guilty of being a bit of a purist on BBQ methods. But it is hard to argue with the limeaid and dessert.
Buz & Ned’s has , and good ribs (babyback, spare, and beef) and a good selections of adult beverages and sodas (including RC & Root 66).
Note that B&N’s tend not to do any take out during lunch rush.
King’s down in Petersburg is a different sort of place than Buz and Ned’s, but pretty good Q. Additionally, last time I went, very good fried chicken and lots of other stuff on the menu. Sad to say it is more than 6 years since I have been though.
Another old ‘Hoo checking in (Comm ’74)
I was very disappointed in Allman’s when I stopped there in the fall. And it’s too soon at the beginning of the drive anyway. However I’ve always enjoyed Bill’s Barbeque in Richmond, real easy on and off at the Boulevard exit, but you have to stay on 95 thru Richmond, do not take 295. Good barbeque, chocolate cream pie and fresh squeezed limeade.
Mongo’s on the Riverfront in downtown Jacksonville has been a favorite of mine since I arrived in this area in 2004 from Norfolk, VA. The customer is offered a buffet choice of seafood, meat, and veggies which is then combined and stir-fried before your eyes on a large circular heating element which almost surrounds the chef. I’ve never been disappointed in my many trips to Mongo’s.
I was on a strict budget (can you say "unemployed"?!) on my trip thru there… The Crab Shack wasn’t overpriced and it was an awesome stop. Maybe 20 minutes outside Savannah??
Hey thank y’all for the replies, appreciate it!
Looks like I will be staying overnight in Savannah. I checked out Lady and Sons online but it seems a bit pricey for what I am looking at (poor college students). Would be great if any of you had recs on other places in Savannah. Hope you guys are all having good holidays.
I have received many good reports over time regards Allman’s BBQ in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It’s located at 2000 Augustine Avenue, right off U. S. 1 and easy to get to from the Interstate.
Let us know what you find out there.
Unhungrily, Ort. Carlton in Sliced, Chopped, And Pulled Athens, Georgia.
I forgot to mention that you have some great BBQ in NOVA as well:
Willard’s is one of those places that tries to all styles and is one of the few to succeed. (We lived in McLean for many years before moving down to Dallas).
Go, ‘Hoos", too from your fellow Cavalier (Ph.D., 1973).
I know others hate it, but I’m going to have to suggest Lady and Sons in Savannah. I was there 2 years ago on a Sunday Afternoon and had the buffet. The food was absolutely stellar.
You must visit Wilbur’s in Goldsboro, NC – the shrine of Eastern Carolina BBQ. Even though I didn’t expect Wilbur to have a site, I googled him anyway and, better yet, came up with this from our Roadfood friends:
I order the sauce to cook with down here in Dallas and to take with me to "chain" BBQ joints where I order pulled pork, NO SAUCE.
Enjoy your trip!
Bassrocker has informed me that he has sold his restaurant in Savanah.
Welcome to RF, nitb4tempest! (Interesting handle!)
Good luck in your bowl!
I’d detour to Charleston, SC myself. GORGEOUS! And great food. Also if I were near Savannah I wouldn’t miss the Crab Shack, which the Sterns raved about as do several of us ’round here. (For photos etc see my trip report from October: http://www.roadfood.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23070 )
That’s all I got for now. [:)]
Roadfoods own Bassrocker, I THINK still has a place..
Not sure though…..
Coffee Bluff BBQ..
Bassrocker… U still with us?…U still up and running?
Coffee Bluff Barbecue
57 COFFEE BLUFF VILLA RD
Driving from Northern Virginia to Jacksonville, Florida for Gator Bowl… Go Hoos!
Anyways, I will be taking I-95 all the way, but willing to get off the highway and drive for a while to get good food. Looking for Southern comfort food, BBQ or seafood, but if anything else is good too. If you got good recs please let me know!
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