Banana Pudding at its Best

1124 MILES | 17 hr 35 min | by Michael Stern
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It would be crazy to travel through the South and eat only banana pudding, but every place that serves it at its best precedes it with an excellent well-rounded meal, whether barbecue, meat-and-three, or cafeteria cornucopia. So, while every meal on this tour ends with four-star banana pudding, the variety of what comes before and the type of restaurant you’ll be eating in are as broad as the South itself.

1

Elliston Place Soda Shop

A soda shop and meat-and-three lunch room, Nashville's Elliston Place serves Southern fare from country ham & biscuits to fried chicken and lemon icebox pie.

2

Arnold’s Country Kitchen

Arnold's is one of the best restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, for a meat and 3 meal, from fried chicken and veggies to chocolate pie and banana pudding.

3

Loveless Cafe

Nashville's legendary country-style cafe got famous for its fried chicken, biscuits, and preserves, but now The Loveless Cafe has a broad downhome menu.

4

Galax Smokehouse

A big, family-friendly BBQ, Virginia's Galax Smokehouse is known for delicious pork ribs and beef brisket as well as for secret-ingredient banana pudding.

Must Eats
Banana Pudding , Brunswick Stew , Medium Spareribs (6)
5

Big Boy’s Smokehouse

One of the best BBQs in South Carolina, Big Boy's is a casual restaurant serving ribs, pulled pork, chicken, turkey wings, even first-rate beef brisket.

7

Niki’s West

Niki's West is a Greek-accented cafeteria near the Birmingham farmers market. Specialties are seafood an a fantastic selection of Southern vegetables.

8

Martin’s

Martin's serves southern-style meat-and-three at its best: fried chicken, baked chicken, vegetables galore, plus pies that are the pride of Montgomery, Alabama.