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.
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.
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.
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.
True-South meals made with local produce and culinary savoir faire make the crossroads market/restaurant Grits & Groceries a South Carolina foodie beacon.
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.