OT-TKP crowdsources some great local eats

I posted in the best BBQ and burger topics but it was suggested that this deserves it's own thread so here it is. After noticing some of these best places to eat topics and calls to make a map, I went ahead and made one of all the places recommended. Right now, BBQ, burgers, steaks, wings, and pizza are represented, with donuts and Mexican food to come (I think those are the last ones I found). Anyways, this is my gift to the best Hokie group around! I'll keep updating it if you come across any other recommendations for the existing categories.


I tried to not include major chains or even regional chains with many franchises. While generally solid, keeping this to hidden gems makes this map more unique. Enjoy!


All categories have been updated as of yesterday. Some additional ones came through it seems after I updated it so I will get those into the list on the next round of updates. Keep the suggestions coming!

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This is phenomenal, thank you!

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I saw there are no pizza places listed for NC. I will have everyone know that Benny's just opened a location in downtown Raleigh called Benny Capitale's, and they have the Virginia Slice.

Edit: also Bad Daddy's Burger Bar should be on the burger locations. They are in Raleigh, Morrisville, and Winston-Salem.

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I think CowFish has better burgers than Bad Daddy's, plus sushi and burgushi. But the best in thearea is Bull City Burger & Brewery in downtown Durham. That place is on point.

Never been to Cowfish, mainly because I avoid North Hills. Bull City Burger is great though, especially their sides and beer to go with it.

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Live in Charlotte and Cowfish is one of my favorites. Awesome sushi - awesome burgers. Ahi Tuna Nachos are fantastic for an appetizer.


There's a Bad Daddy's in Charlotte too! Good stuff.

I'd like to put in a plug for Jackie Hite's BBQ in Batesburg-Leesville, SC. Right down the road from Shealy's (also on the map) but I think it's worlds better. And those crispy pork skins, too. Friday pig roast is where it's at.

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I got a Mexican restaurant suggestion when you get to it. It's El Gran Rodeo in Christiansburg in my opinion this is the best Mexican restaurant in southwest Virginia The food is awesome it's has reasonable prices It has the best sweet tea I've had in southwest Virginia also you can get in and out in about 30-50 minutes

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Mama DiSalvo's in the Dayton area. The restaurant closes for two weeks every year when she goes home to Italy to visit family, but is always worth it if you're in the area (like for the First Four).

Melt Bar & Grilled is a close second; I believe there are like 4 of those, 1 each in Cincy, Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton.

Taqueria Mixteca On in Dayton and one in Trotwood (bigger more seating) are hands down best Mexican food in Dayton or Columbus.

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In State College PA you hit the nail on the head with Faccia Luna pizzeria but Hogfathers for BBQ...I guess we don't have a real strong BBQ joint. They ain't bad. Ask for Chili Mac.

There are also Faccia Lunas in Arlington and Old Town. Both really good and underrated.

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Had to turn my phone horizontal for the menu to come up. Thanks!

Love this. Work has had me traveling a good amount so I'll just give out two of my favorites.

Nashville, TN: City House - City House Yelp
Must order: Belly Ham Pizza / Octopus was terrific / Cocktails were awesome

Clearwater, FL: The Bait House Tackle + Tavern - Bait House Yelp
Must Order: Drunken Shrimp / Fish Tacos - so fresh


Blacksburg, VA: TOTS.

I noticed that there weren't any pizza places in NC, so I'd recommend Rudino's in Raleigh. It's a great sports bar with excellent pizza. As for burger joints, I grew up in Wilmington, NC and P.T.'s Old Fashioned Grille was always the go-to spot for me and my friends.

Awesome, thanks Perm!

So this make its way back up and I have to remove my recommendation for tap it local. Their service and quality have gone done steadily and they aren't worth a visit any more.

As someone who travels for business and prefers interesting inexpensive places over dinner at the Marriott, I think this is awesome. I am not sure how to update it in the document, but happy to share some additions here. Hartland BBQ in Omaha is already on your list, so here are some other golden cheap eats I have stumbled across in my travels.

1) LoLA's http://www.lolaparkcircle.com/ 4830 OHear Ave, North Charleston, SC
Cajun Food
I am an etoufee guy, and this was a top five'er for me. Also excellent gator bites.

2) Luberto's Brick Oven Pizza & Trattoria www.lubertosbrickoven.com/ 169 N Main Street, Dublin PA
I had a Philly Steak (yes no cheese) and the bread was super fresh-crisp on the outside, soft and warm inside. There was high quality ribeye shaved beef. My boss and our colleague ate cheese ravioli and it looked so good I almost wanted some. This little place is in the middle of nowhere in between Allentown and Philadelphia. If you are passing through, I strongly recommend it.

3) Blue Dog Cafe http://bluedogcafe.com/ 1211 West Pinhook, Lafayette, LA
There are not many good food options in the southern part of Lafayette. We found this place close to our hotel and our meeting location. The crab bisque was the perfect balance of hot and sweet with a much larger quantity of crab meat than most servings. I followed up with etoufee and it was good (although a smidge sweeter would be nice.) This is a cool setting with interesting artwork and good service.

4) Taco Bamba https://www.tacobamba.com/ 2190 Pimmit Drive
I am a huge fan of the Al Pastor tacos. With District Taco in the area, I have tried both. Taco Bamba is the place I went back to.

5) Astor Mediterranean http://www.astorfoods.com/ 2300 N Pershing, Arlington VA
For a quick, inexpensive, delicious family meal, Astor is my go to when I am at home. I usually get the lamb kabobs. The lamb isn't gamy and is tender. Whatever they marinate the lamb with, it is money. The chickpeas are good. Pro tip- it comes with an egyptian salad (tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers.) Ask for a beet salad instead.

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Taco Bamba is awesome. They have a 2nd location open now in Vienna where Magruders used to be and a 3rd location is opening in Springfield off of Backlick Rd.

I agree.

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They have a new location in Ballston now as well. For my money, they are way better than District Taco or the new Taco Rock

Great work.... An addition...

Sandfly in Savannah. Converted dinner with outstanding beef brisket, and Brunswick stew.

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Wow, this is amazing. I see that you sourced one restaurant that I cited for San Diego. I can name more SD and LA restaurants, if you're looking to build it out even more.

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If you name them, I'll add them!

For San Diego:

Wings - Bub's Dive Bar (the Hokie bar in SD)
Pizza - Pizza Port (also a great beer spot)
BBQ - Everyone else from Cali says they like this place called Phil's BBQ. I personally don't think it is very good, and no where near as good as anything out of NC, TN, or TX. (I would recommend not getting bbq in SD)
Steakhouse - Market (it's not a steakhouse per se, but a fancy restaurant that makes everything good including steaks)

If you add more categories, I've got more locations, especially for Mexican and fish tacos

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We need to add some more wing places to this board.

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HEAVENLY BUFFALO in Durham NC is the best. The best.

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Dude this is awesome, nice work man!

Only thing I see missing from Charleston (moved here in January) is Zombie Bob's Pizza. It's in the same space as Frothy Beard Brewery. Good NY style pizza, decent price.

MOAR Charleston wing places!

EDIT: Charleston is missing Mexican food.
Taco Boy is a Charleston staple, and have pretty good stuff.
La Nortena has amazingly great food and good chips and salsa.
Santi's is good, basic Mexican fare.
YoBo Fresca Cantina has amazing lunch salads and burritos. Mostly a lunch place for me, but their food is really good.

Madison - Burger/ Sandwich/ Bar - Jordans Big 10

BBQ - Brickhouse BBQ is spectacular

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Some places in DC to add:

Brookland's Finest
3126 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Kochix (Korean style wings)
400 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Burger & Wings:
Boundary Stone
116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

This is awesome!
For Jacksonville, FL:
-Corner Taco is legit and somehow not a lot of people know about it since it's over in Riverside. Started off as a food truck years back. Always grab the special.
-Taco Lu down at Jax Beach is of course another good one.
-Picasso's in Mandarin is a bit of a "hidden gem". It's hidden behind a CVS so you have to know it's there. But seriously this was my wife and my favorite place, all locally sourced food. Good pizzas, but usually went for pasta or the "Ramen noodle bowl" of the day.

If you're adding Mexican restaurants -

La Botana in Winston-Salem is hands down the best I've ever had outside of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, or Florida.

They are kind of Soup-Nazi-ish with rules, hours, and service, but the food is soooo worth the hassle. After eating there, I usually go to other Mexican places just to ask why they are even bothering.

Leonard. Duh.

This is great!

I'd suggest an ethnic category. Basically because feel obligated to share the greatest meal I've ever eaten. Cafe Grillades. San Bruno, CA. Homemade beef sausage in a savory crepe. Blew my mind.

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Trying Little Richards. Thanks for bumping this.

I had another idea for a map. Hokie Game watch parties. People are always looking when traveling or in their new hometown.

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Love this idea. I know the Charlotte location is Blackfinn Ameripub, both the Uptown and Ballantyne locations.


So either I've never had good brisket or I don't like how it tastes. This was grilled and covered in sauce. Not a fan.

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i liked the brisket at alamo bbq in rva

That doesn't sound like brisket.

For REAL and the best brisket I've ever had, you need to go to EBF Smokehouse in Waynesboro, they do it right and it's amazing. Easily the best BBQ that I've had in Virginia, and I've been to quite a few places including some that have already been reccomended.

ole time barbecue in raleigh/cary is very good
relish kitchen and bar (good bourbon drinks) in raleigh
sassool in raleigh for Mediterranean
leesville taproom for people looking for hokie games who stumble across this
for beer/wine in durham: go to pour taphouse; it's one of those places that gives you a bracelet and you fill your own glass, definitely good bang for the buck but you can get real drunk and drop a lot of money easily

i can list a bunch more places in richmond...need more raleigh/durham ideas

as a high school graduate from the area, I have always recommended ole time to friends visiting the greater Raleigh area

Pepe has been my jam since they were Don Pepes on Hull Street by Chippenham Parkway in the late 90's.

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Two different places. Don Pepe is still on Hull St. Not sure if it's the same location you're talking about, because it's kind of close to the mid point between 150 and 288.

But I haven't been there to recommend it.

Pepe on Midlothian is owned by his son. They moved Don Pepes from near Chippenham toncurrent locafion. They also have one in Chester.

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Here are some more:

Pizza in Northern Virginia:
Valentino's 4813 Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA

Pizza in DC:
Comet Ping Pong Pizza 5037 Connecticut Ave, NW

Mexican in Northern Virginia:
Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe (don't know if you would count it as a chain...)
Arlington: 4301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Va
Reston: 1827 Library Street, Reston, Va
Fair Lakes: 4251 Fairfax Corner Ave, Fairfax, Va

If you just want to grab a burrito:
Burrito Bros. 2599 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va

Donuts in Northern Virginia:
Sugar Shack 1014 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Va; 804 N. Henry Street Alexandria, Va.

Burgers in Northern Virginia:
Big Buns 4401 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va

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Egbert and Doug's- Lot 18.
Advance request for a particular meal required. Flexibility welcomed.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Any chance we could add another layer to this and have TKP-sourced best bars to watch the Hokies when not in Blacksburg? I know there has to be some heavily Hokie-leaning places in Virginia and the surrounding states at least.

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We can definitely add another layer, and I love this recommendation. We can either start a new OT thread or just put them in this current thread. Either works for me.

The map is updated with all the suggestions from the past month. Keep them coming!

Noticed the map was lacking on Michigan recommendations.

Pizza in Michigan:
Alibi of Troy, 6700 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085
Supino Pizzeria, 2457 Russell St Detroit, MI
Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant, 24443 Gratiot Ave. Eastpointe, MI
Harmony Brewing Company, 1551 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Burgers in Michigan:
Stella's Lounge, 53 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Redcoat Tavern, 31542 Woodward Ave. Royal Oak, MI 48073
Telway Hamburgers, 6820 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48210
Checker Bar, 124 Cadillac Sq. Detroit, MI 48226

BBQ in Michigan:
Slows Bar-B-Q, 2138 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216
Union Woodshop, 18 S Main St. Clarkston, MI 48346

Other notable eats:
Breakfast - Mike's Famous Ham Place, 3700 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Breakfast - The Brooklyn Street Local, 1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Breakfast- Marie Catrib's, 1003 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Hot Dogs - Yesterdog, 1505 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Hot Dogs - American Coney Island, 114 W Lafayette Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226
Mexican - Imperial, 22828 Woodward Ave. Ferndale, MI 48220
Delis -Zingerman's Deli, 422 Detroit St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Reviving this thread. I've updated the maps with the Michigan suggestions within the existing categories. Keep suggestions coming if you think they need to be in the map!

Best buffalo wings I've ever had are at Old Glory in Keyport NJ. Baked and not fried, but the wings still have a nice outer crisp to em

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If any poor soul ends up in North Dakota, there's exactly one place that will make. your trip worth it. Parrot's Cay in Grand Forks, where you will ask for a full order of wings with level 10 Shark sauce (Shark 10s, if you want to sound like you've been there before).
And then proceed to leave ND as quickly as you came.

"But first...you gotta get speed. Demon speed. Speed's what we need. We need greasy, fast, speed!"

Try Hula Grill in Williston. thank me later

It closed down a few weeks ago. I reside in WILND, as of March.

It's been replaced by a new Jamaican Cuisine place.

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wow, that's too bad. wonder what happened.

And then proceed to leave ND as quickly as you came.

Would you be driving your way out of ND, or will the flames from your ass propel you across the border?

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

If you go for the shark 20s you could probably fly across due to said flames

"But first...you gotta get speed. Demon speed. Speed's what we need. We need greasy, fast, speed!"

Oh, I was assuming that Shark 10s contained the hottest sauce. Silly me.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

lookin at their menu and it seems they have 3, 7, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 which would make 10 relatively tame actually

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"But this amp goes to 40."

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

That happened to me at a Grand Funk Railroad concert in Germany in the early 70s. Permanent hearing loss. Really.

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You're not wrong.
IMHO the 10s are the perfect combination of having decent heat while still getting all the flavor of the Shark sauce, which is phenomenal. After that you start to trend towards just seeing how much heat you can handle, at the expense of enjoying the wings.
I enjoy spicy food but I'm no pro so I'm sure there are folks who can down the higher levels and enjoy it plenty.

"But first...you gotta get speed. Demon speed. Speed's what we need. We need greasy, fast, speed!"

This was always my approach to wings. At some point, it's just spicy for spicy's sake and it's no longer for me.

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ND isn't that bad. Cold ass winters, though, this is true. The Badlands around Killdeer are pretty nice scenery.

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No, it really isn't. Easy to rag on though? For sure.
The summer is actually quite nice. While it lasts....
If there were mountains up here, you could make a very strong case for it. Plus you're just a quick jaunt from ALL the poutine.

"But first...you gotta get speed. Demon speed. Speed's what we need. We need greasy, fast, speed!"

I have a few suggestions for my old stomping grounds in Cleveland:
Mexican food - Luchita's ( https://www.luchitas.net/ )
German food - Der Braumeister ( http://derbrau.com/ )
American food - Joe's Deli and Restaurant ( https://www.myjoesdeli.com/ )

Here in SW VA, I'd highly recommend Olykoek Shoppe in Wytheville for doughnuts and the Galax Smokehouse (already on the map, I see) for BBQ.

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I travel a bunch for work, so as I find good places, I will list them here.

Borgne *It is in a Hyatt, don't let that scare you off* New Orleans

Red Roostar, Houston (Memorial City)

It's a Southern Thing, Durham NC

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FYI it seems that the OP link is broken

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What kind of error are you getting? I double checked the link and it's correct.

Error 400. The requested URL was not found on this server. That's all we know.

Edit: it works in browsers other than Chrome for me, so the error is probably on my end.

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Other than Chrome? Funny, since it's a Google Maps feature and it always suggests I open it up in Chrome. Glad it works. I'm going to have to update this map this week with the additional suggestions.

I updated the map with the (relatively) recent suggestions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q8xuTHfGbEGlcc7Krw2wKc7VVDM&usp=sharing

I also put all of the food suggestions under one "catch all" category broken down by regional cuisine (American will have the burgers, wings, pizza, seafood, donuts, bbq, and steak categories) along with some others that don't quite fit those specific categories (southern, diners, and the contemporary catch-all's, for example). Mexican is in the Central & South American category. There's plenty of room for more suggestions!

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Did a quick spot check of Chicago:
- Sadly Glazed and Infused closed all their locations, so that can probably be removed.
- Kumas is good, but you should probably add Au Cheval for Burgers.
- And I'd consider Giordano's a chain, but I guess always a reliable option for deep dish and better than Gino's East. Lou Malnati's is another good one with several locations. As for best pizza in the city, its definitely Pequod's. (I don't think its technically deep dish, more pan, but its delicious)

Ok, I have some new ones:

https://www.gotpizza.com/ in Tarrytown (Westchester County, NY)- the sausage in the Penne San Gennero was excellent

https://chodanggolnyc.com/ Korean in New York City (Midtown/Herald Square area)

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Fayetteville, WV
Pizza: Pies and Pints.
Sandwich: Secret Sandwich Society

Laporte, Co:
Vern's. Enormous cinnamon rolls. Good green chili. Decent prime rib.

Can now vouch for Jersey Shore BBQ with locations in Belmar and East Brunswick NJ

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Roanoke (beside Hollins college)
Hollywood's Restaurant & Bakery
Catfish Matrimony is one of the best things I've eaten. Their desserts are excellent.


Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Hollywoods is awesome and is a great Hokie place. Easy place to get to right off I-81 but it gets very busy at meal times.

I ate at Prohibition Pig in Waterbury VT and it was one of the best meals I have ever had, hands down. Smokehouse and brewpub, and also right next door to a bottle shop. Highly recommend.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

This is not the thread I wanted to pop up with how hungry I am but I don't think I've contributed at all.

Columbia, SC.
Bourbon: fantastic creole style food. Outrageously long bourbon list.

(add if applicable) /s

Just discovering this thread...I hear McDonalds is pretty good. *Ducks*

Seriously though...THANKS!

ATL (not just Buckhead)

Morelli's Ice Cream
So Ba
Grindhouse Killer burgers
Ton Ton Ramen
Grant Park Market
Sweet Auburn BBQ

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I've been looking for this thread and wanted to bump it. One for me to look at the map but two to have people add to it.

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If it affects the eating choices of just one person, it was all worth it. I'll have to take a look at it since it's been a while and get it updated

Gotta add Clavel in Baltimore. Best margaritas in the city, awesome tacos, awesome queso.

To add another Bmore spot, hit up Ekiben in the city. It's Asian fusion and has some amazing steamed buns and friend chicken. Owned by local Bmore guys too.

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I've been getting weekly Ekiben since quarantine started. Definitely a must have if in the area.

I wouldn't say weekly, but Ekiben has been a regular part of our quarantine diet. Wished they delivered though...

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the wife and i had breakfast there every morning we were on the north island. fricken chicken is their signature.

How do I add some places onto the list?


Just list them in a comment here. I should have some time this weekend to do an update.

Also, the more information you provide (type of restaurant, city, state) would be appreciated.

No incomplete attribute data! GTFO with that shit! Not in my database!

Man, I wish I can say that at my job. Lack of attribution is the norm. Government at its finest

Milk Boy South St., American Cuisine, Virginia Tech Alumni Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Pizza Brain, Pizza, Philadelphia, PA

Barnacle Bills, Best Burgers on the Face of the Planet, Rumson, NJ

Navesink Fishery, Seafood, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Barnacles Bar & Grill, Dive Bar/American Cuisine, Hermosa Beach, CA

Chelsea Pub & Lounge, Virginia Tech alumni Bar/ American Cuisine, Hermosa Beach CA

Buttermilk Cafe, Breakfast, Atlanta, GA


i haven't been down to barnacle bill's in so long..... maybe i'll change that this weekend....

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Charlie's Kabob Grill - Middle Eastern/Mediterranean; Wake Forest, NC

Lemongrass Thai - Thai; Raleigh, NC

Tlaquepaque Mexican - Mexican; Wake Forest, NC

Two Roosters - Ice Cream; Raleigh, NC

BaDa Wings - Wings; Raleigh, NC

Sushi Nine - Sushi; Raleigh, NC

Spirits Pub & Grub - Burger; Cary, NC

Guasaca - Other/South American/Arepas; Raleigh, NC

The Oak - Contemporary/Bourbon Bar; Raleigh, NC

Chow Pizza Bar - Burgers/Pizza; Raleigh, NC

Bavarian Chef - German; Shelby, VA

Newsome's Restaurant - Sandwiches; Burgess, VA

Horn Harbor - Seafood; Burgess, VA

Tortuga's Lie - Seafood; Nags Head, NC

Caribbean Cafe - Other; Raleigh, NC

Winston's Grille - Contemporary; Raleigh, NC

Thanks for putting the work in for this it's a great resource!
Here are a bunch to add:
Savannah GA
B's Crackling Barbecue
The Grey - MLK Contemporary
Leopolds Ice Cream Broughton St
Macon GA
Chico & Changs- Korean Tacos off New Riverside
Bluffton SC
the Dispensary - Calhoun St Burgers/Bar
Farm- May River Rd Contemporary
Atlanta GA
Goldberg's Bagels- several around town
Kevin Rathbun Steak - Krog St
Little's Food Store - Burgers Carroll St
Moe & Joes Burgers/Bar N. Highland
Georges Burgers/Bar N. Highland
Alon's Bakery- Bakery Sandwiches H. Highland & Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Hanook Taqueria- Korean Tacos Collier Rd- They also run Takorea around town
Masterpiece- Chinese up in Duluth GA Buford highway

Some Additions- 1/22/22
OK Yaki - Japanese Onomiaki and Yakitori East Atl village
Skips Hot Dogs Avondale estates
Bomb Biscuits Irwin St
Glide Pizza - Terrific BIG pies Irwin St
Le Bon Nosh- French bistro stuff- great lunch date place Irby St Buckhead

I did enjoy Leopold's during my time in Savannah. And the Cotton Exchange.

Edited to be less disparaging of the city. It is a great place to visit, but three years was a long time.

Greene's Fresh Seafood - Bristol, VA
Local hidden gem. Warning: they close at 8PM and mean it.

Also, I love Pal's, but it super frustrating that 1/3 of the restaurants you click on in SWVA/East Tenn are Pal's

Pal's was one of the first restaurants I struggled with including in on this resource. I didn't want to include nationwide chains, but regional chains I thought would be ok. Then I saw the amount of Pal's out there and felt, as poker players call it, pot committed. I am considering scrubbing these a bit and removing chains that are wide spread like that to focus more on the hidden gems. Thanks for your input!

Thanks for putting this together!

Sorry for not getting this out here sooner, but I've updated the map. Updates include: BBQ, Pizza, Burgers, Mexican, and Other recommendations. Feel free to take a look and add more or offer any updates (closings, etc)

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I'll toss a few out there.
General restaurant that brews way way way above average beer: Dewey Beer Co. You will want to go back again and again, and that's just for the food. They also have great wings. Dewey Beach, DE
BBQ: Chaps Pit Beef, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Yup, same one as in Bmore.
Pizza: Burn wood fired oven in Berlin, MD, right across the street from Burley Oak. Can even go to Burley, and they will being the pizza across the street to you!
Donut: Fractured Prune all over the beach area...but basically Ocean City on 28th st.

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Fractured Prune... even more overrated than Duck Donuts.

Duck Donuts is wonderful... if you are buying a donut or two and consuming them immediately. You need that still hot and gooey goodness.

If you are getting a dozen and driving home/to the office, they just aren't as good and reheating them isn't the same. Better to stick with Krispy Kreme in that case.

Still lightyears ahead of Dunkin though.

Unfortunately there are too many of them now...but 28th St is kinda the OG...and still bangin.

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If you find yourself in State College, PA, find yourself to Lupita's Mexican. It's in a gas station and it's amazing

This is awesome. More recommendations for The Wire:

Nacho Mama's - Try the margarita served in a hubcap
Tortillaria Sinaloa - They make all their own tortillas and chips in house.
Taqueria del Parque El Sabor - Good authentic Tacos

Cingale - fancy italian. Great food and impeccable service
Amiccis - Laid back big portion italian joint
Vacarros - Cannolis and other italian desserts
La Scala - try the penne a la vodka

TinyBrickOven Pizza - neopolitan style pizza also featuring gelato made by a hokie family

Abbey Burger Bistro (2 locations, one in federal hill and one in fells point)

Little Havana for boozy brunch
The Outpost Tavern
Diamondback Brewing Company - beer and pizza. Above average patio area
LP Steamers - famous joint for picking crabs
Blue Moon Too (Fed Hill) - must have brunch (lines are usually crazy though)
Cazbar - turkish food
The Helmand - Afghan food. Get the pumpkin appetizer for sure
Pioneer Pit Beef (Catonsville)
Chaps Pit Beef
Victorias Gastro Pub (Columbia)
Iron Age (Catonsville) - all you can eat korean bbq

Abbey has a location in Ocean City as well...just as good.

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And it's been shuttered. RIP Abbey Burger.

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Jaleo in DC, Crystal City and now Disney Springs for Spnish Tapas and Sangria.

I think I saw Horseshoe Restaurant, in South HIll, on the list. It can be removed as I've just learned that they're permanently closed.

This is really sad - they had great burgers.

For anyone making the trip up to Boston thought I'd share some of my favorites!

Barking Crab – love this place great summer bar on the water, one of better lobster rolls in Boston - Seaport
Neptune Oyster – Popular north end seafood spot, can be lines - North End
Island Creek Oyster Bar - Back Bay
Pauli's - get the lobster roll - North End
Yankee Lobster Co. - Seaport
Boston Sail Loft - Waterfront

Regina's Pizzeria – classic spot, usually a line but its worth it - North End
Rina's Pizzeria & Café - North End
Ernesto's Pizza - North End

General Italian:
Giacomo's – have to wait in a line, but worth trying - North End
Trattoria II – North End
Posto – Somerville
Bricco – North End
Capo – South Boston (also has really cool bar/live music spot in basement)

Shojo - Chinatown
Gourmet Dumpling House - Chinatown
Taiwan Café – Personal favorite, good food, easy to walk in & grab a table, in Chinatown
Happy Lamb Hot Pot – Cambridge
Myers + Chang – South End

Highland Tavern - Somerville
Lincoln Tavern – big bar good for late night - South Boston

The Friendly Toast – Back Bay or Cambridge
Beehive – South End – usually have live music


I've updated the map with the latest recommendations from the last two months. Also, a revamp to help consolidate some similar cuisines.

Steaks no longer has its own section, and is combined with other American style fare (including wings and seafood). This new category is called (for lack of a better term) "American Classics"
Mexican is lumped in with Caribbean and South American style
Breakfast, brunch, cafe's, bakeries, donuts and ice cream are all one category
BBQ, Burgers, and Pizza are separate, as there were many suggestions for each of those
World comprises of the rest of the world

Feel free to keep the suggestions coming and I'll update it when there's a decent amount.



The Hokies in Hawaii thread (and upcoming Maui Invitational) reminded me to post some of my Hawaiian favorites for everyone:

Asian food:

  • Star Noodle (Maui - 286 Kupuohi St, Lahaina, HI 96761) - Some of the best Ramen I've ever had. Reservations are recommended.
  • Shirokiya Japan Village Walk (Oahu - 1450 Ala Moana Blvd #1360, Honolulu, HI 96814) - This is a massive Japanese food court in the bottom floor of the Ala Moana Mall. Plenty of good food options, and $1 beers all day every day (I believe it's open from 10 AM to 10 PM)
  • ABC Stores (Literally everywhere) - I think you can get 2 huge pieces of Spam Musubi for $3. It's the perfect breakfast. Don't be afraid of Spam...they marinade it, and it's delicious.

Hawaiian food:

  • Da Kitchen (Maui - 425 Koloa St, Kahului, HI 96732) - Slightly fancier version of traditional Hawaiian food. Portions are huge (and pretty cheap by Hawaiian standards).
  • Old Lahaina Luau (Maui - 1251 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761) - Obviously a Luau isn't a restaurant, but their kalua pig was really good, and they have an exclusive sweet potato beer made by Maui Brewing Company that is dope.


  • Yama's Fish Market (Oahu - 2332 Young St, Honolulu, HI 96826) - Super fresh seafood and great poke. Jason Momoa eats here.
  • Shaka Poke (Oahu - Lower Level, 2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) - This is probably my favorite find of our trips to Hawaii. Little shop in a small shopping plaza/mall run by a father and son. Poke is great, and prices are very good for Waikiki standards.


  • Ululani's Shave Ice (Multiple locations in Maui, but I have always gone to this one - 790 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761) - Best shave ice I've ever had. They use all fresh fruits for their syrups, and make fresh mochi every day for topping. If you don't go here, you're dead to me.
  • Dole Plantation (Oahu - 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa, HI 96786) - It's a tourist trap, but you still can't beat a Dole Whip on a hot day. There's also a legit pineapple garden maze (like a corn maze) if you're into that.
  • Leilani's on the Beach (Maui - 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761) - It's a regular restaurant, but they have this insane dessert called the Hula Pie. It's basically a chocolate cookie crust topped with macadamia nut ice cream, topped with fudge. It's served like an ice cream cake, but it's a pie (ice cream pie?!?), and the slices are bigger than your head. I think you can get it at a few different places under the Duke's Hawaian restaurant chain (Kimo's and Hula Grill)


A few additions for the beach area.

Rehoboth Ale House. Solid american cuisine, owned by a Hokie!!!!! And a fantastic craft beer selection, for a change of pace from DFH.

Abbey Burger in Ocean City. Best Burger and options in OC. Sister of the one in B'more.

Touch of Italy in Lewes, Rehoboth, Ocean City. The Rehoboth one has the best pizza, but all have fantastic Italian.

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Rehoboth Ale House (RAH) has a new place on the forgotten mile between Dewey and the main drag in Rehoboth. With it's own parking lot!!!! And still the same amazing tap list. Oh, and of course, still owned by a HOKIE!!!

(Like posted above, RIP Abbey Burger.)

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I got a new one for the Charlotte area Hokies. Brand new Mooresville Mexican Restaurant called Del Sur. Just opened this week and we happened in there unplanned and were not disappointed. The real icing on the cake is they have a salsa bar with Southwest Virginia White Sauce!!!!!

Del Sur Fresh Mex & Cantina
129 Gateway Blvd, Mooresville, NC 28117

Wait what's SW Virginia white sauce? We now have three different white sauces in VA?

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It's the same stuff they have at El Grand Rodeo. Which is NRV, which I consider part of SWVA.

Never eaten there, I've had Richmond white dip and VB white dip which taste different but never Mexican out that way.

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Next time you're in Blacksburg, go to El Gran Rodeo for Mexican and specifically the white salsa. Even if the white salsa is the same as you've had, you're in for some solid Mexican food.

In Frankfurt, germany:

The Legacy Bar and Grill for steaks and bbq; Ariston for seafood and greek/mediterranean

in Portland, ME:

Duckfat, paninis and fries, american style fare.

In Austin TX:

Juan-in-a-million for tex-mex breakfast

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Well, I have a couple for the San Antonio area, if you're interested.....

BBQ - B Daddy's BBQ (in Helotes, really) There's a lot of BBQ in San Antonio, but I found this place when we were househunting, I liked them, and I see no reason to go elsewhere. And they're maybe 8-10 minutes from my house. [14436 Bandera Rd, Helotes]

Argentinian (which doesn't feel like a word) - Fat Tummy Empanadas. So good. [2922 W Commerce St, San Antonio]

And there's really ZERO point in putting any Mexican places, although there are a couple I like. Here's how you do it here: pick any address on a map. Find a Mexican place near that spot. Walk inside.

Limon- Bethlehem PA: the best Turkish food I have ever had, with giant portions and friendly people. I had the adana, which is basically ground spiced lamb over rice. I am drooling now just thinking about it.

Dante's- Akron OH: More fine dining with a Beard winning chef. The menu is huge and there is a wide variety. I had the pappardelle with Bolognese. It was very good. A colleague shared her lamb dish with me, and it was out of this world. This is an expensive option, but a good one.

Pioneer Pit Beef: Behind a liquor store in Ellicot City, MD. I have posted it before, but I am driving 40 miles out of the way tomorrow to get it for lunch. Cash only. The tits.

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If you would kindly provide me access to the actual google doc, I could put this into Tableau for you and better visualize everything for everyone (Not that its bad by any means).


Sweet Coloradough - Glenwood Springs, CO - Some of the best cake style donuts you will ever have in a amazing variety, plus you can get a free shot of tequila from the owner. The owner is a pretty funny guy.

It's more important than ever before to support small businesses, so I wanted to share some of my favorite Atlanta restaurants. I've been in Atlanta 7 years, and I love the city. There's definitely 'nicer' restaurants in the city (Gunshow and Staplehouse have both earned Michelin stars, I think Georgia Boy will soon as well), but these are all restaurants that, to me, are the quintessence of the neighborhoods in which they are located.

Restaurant Neighborhood Cuisine Eat/Drink This
Cypress Pint & Plate Midtown Pub Food Sublime Burger, with a Sweetwater IPA ($3/pint, all day, every day)
Victory Sandwich Pub Inman Park Sandwiches The Castro Sandwich (it's a cuban) with a side of cold ramen, and a Jack and Coke slushy - bad picture of good food
Field Day Every Day Inman Park New American Crab Dip and a cocktail - they mix up their food and drink menu all the time, but as a Maryland native who loves crab, their dip is always unlike anything I've ever had before, but always wonderful.
Bantam Pub Old Fourth Ward New American Just get a ton of small plates and share them
Wi suki suki East Atlanta Food Hall Poke Bowl
Pho da loi Buford Vietnamese Pho Combo (it's the #6)
Ormby's West Midtown New American Corn Dog
Heirloom Vinings BBQ Brisket, Brunswick Stew, and Kimchi Slaw, with a sweet tea/lemonade mix
Metrofresh Midtown Brunch/Cafe Sarah's Special. It changes every day. Just get it.
Hot Dog Pete Summerhill Hot Dogs Any hot dog, waffle fries, and a slushy cocktail. The fries will make your knees buckle.
King of Pops Everywhere Popsicles Chocolate Sea Salt
Dish Dive Cabbagetown New American Go with 2-4 people, and get one of everything on the menu. BYOB, so swing by the package store first
Crepe Masters (farmer's market) Grant Park Brunch Anything. You literally cannot go wrong.
Sublime West Midtown Doughnuts A-Town Mocha, or literally anything else.
Superica Old Fourth Ward Tex Mex Steak Fajitas and the house marg
The Nook Midtown Pub Food Any of the different Tachos with a bloody mary or a fishbowl
JR Crickets Poncey Highlands Wings Dirty Bird Wings (lemon pepper wings with bbq sauce on top, featured in the tv show Atlanta)
Mixed Up Burgers Grant Park Burgers The Texan

Also, as you may have read recently, Magic City has amazing wings. I have not tried them first hand, but I plan to soon.

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Southern NJ edition with my top 2.

The Kitchen Consigliere in Collingswood, NJ.
Home to the best tasting savory dish I have ever had, their chicken picatta. Wife adores the chicken Marsala. and our daughter loves the spaghetti.


Fun fact: it is owned by someone who did time for being in the mob. Link below. Nice place. Don't need a suit and tie, but make sure to dress nicely and show respect if you go! I wear business casual with dress shoes.


Another of my favorites is Prospector's in Mt. Laurel. More casual dining. Has a great salad bar (sadly closed now with COVID), wonderful pulled pork, and real nice meatloaf. They used to have country line dancing upstairs. Wife is from Western Canada. I mentioned to her when we first started dating how much I liked the place ... and that they have country line dancing, but we don't have to do that. She gets this big grin on her face and says: 'Oh, why not. Where I come from there's cowboys, horses, and cattle all over the place.'


Very nice deli, although a bit pricey for a deli, is The Bread Board Plus in Haddonfield, NJ.


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I live in Sterling, VA

I'm still looking for for a decent italian spot around here. Don't care about ambiance, I just want the food to be legit.

Loved Fratelli's when I was in Alexandria, VA. A few of the places we tried...their red sauce is just bland compared to Fratellies.

The lumpia at Perch in Richmond is real damn good. My brother has picked it up and run it up to Mechanicsville, so I don't know exactly where it is yet.

I am going to try Perlys as soon as I can block a day to visit the Virginia State Library in person.

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Perch is right on the edge of Scott's Addition, sharing a parking lot with Bingo Beer (based off my memory a few months back). Perly's pastrami sandwich is a must try.

Vroom Vroom

My boss rented out the perch for our christmas party one year and the food was amazing definitely a good stop if you have a little money to spend.

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Quick plug for a couple of places in Newport News - Viking Burger on Jefferson Ave near Oyster Pointe (used to be on Warwick) and Yanna's Taverna on Warwick at the intersection with City Center.

Yanna's moussaka is AMAZING and I'm sure other stuff is too but I can't pass up the moussaka.

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Here are some more that I've come across in my travels and in my typical everyday:

  • American: Tap & Barrel, Vancouver BC (I went to olympic village location but I think there's multiple)
  • American: Duck Fat, Portland ME
  • American: Lardo, Portland OR
  • Bakery: Mike's Pastries, Boston MA (cannolis, baby)
  • BBQ: Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT
  • BBQ: Podnah's BBQ, Portland OR
  • Brunch: Jethro's Fine Grub, Vancouver BC
  • Donuts: Purple Glaze, Asbury Park NJ
  • Ice Cream: Sundae's, Aberdeen NJ
  • Ice Cream: Earnest Ice Cream, Vancouver BC
  • Ice Cream: Nicholas Creamery, Atlantic Highlands NJ and Fair Haven NJ
  • Ice Cream: Day's, Ocean Grove NJ
  • Ice Cream: Hoffman's Ice Cream, NJ (three locations: Spring Lake, Long Branch, Point Pleasant Beach
  • Ice Cream: OWowCow, Lambertville NJ
  • Ice Cream: Cookman Creamery, Asbury Park NJ
  • Ice Cream Salt & Straw, Portland OR (multiple locations though)
  • Ice Cream: Molly Moon's, Seattle WA (I believe multiple locations)

on second thought i might need to flip from team pie to team ice cream........................

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Do NOT flip from Team Pie. Ice Cream is better on the side of a warm piece of pie. And I'll get these recs in as soon as I can

Updated with your recs. Hate to burst your bubble, but Jethro's Fine Grub is permanently closed :(

You definitely need to flip to ice cream!

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Got another update in there for the recs the last couple of days

Your google map is fantastic. Thanks for the hard work. Are you running a script or doing it manually?

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Thanks, happy to do it. It's all hand jamming. I thought of doing a script, and it would help in some instances, but in I've realized there's a lot of human element that would be involved, especially with the foreign countries represented. They all don't fall into neat categories regarding addresses and such. I just stay on top of it and regular updates don't take too long

One more -- Mexican: Taqueria Maria's in Monroe NJ

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I have to drive to Atlanta this weekend to pickup our new car. I'll be in Doraville area off Peachtree. Anyone have some quality food recommendations near there? Not looking for fancy but sit down is ok.

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Drew's Bayshore Bistro, Keyport NJ -- Seafood/Cajun/American

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Oink And Moo BBQ - Somerville NJ

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If you're in that area the committed pig in Morristown is good.

I could swear I commented them already!!! I've only been to the location in Manasquan (several times tho) but I think that location closed

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I was down in the Blacksburg area visiting family this past weekend and want to shout out Pine Tavern located in Floyd. They do family style southern food at a great price. Highlights for us was the Roast Beef and dumplings but everything was delicious including the black berry cobbler. Definitely worth the drive off the interstate next time you are in the area.

You're going to need to schedule an event if you want to eat there again. From their website (The Pine Tavern):

The Pine Tavern is closing to the general public effective Friday, August 20, 2021.
WE WILL HONOR all prior commitments for private events and parties. The Pine Tavern WILL BE accepting reservations for private events, such as WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, REUNIONS, and PARTIES.
The owners and staff appreciate the support and opportunity to serve our guests
over the last seventeen years! We love all and serve all!

Wow that sucks. They didn't mention anything on Sunday or give off any vibes that it was going to close.

Portland Oregon:

Steakhouse and Best Onion Rings: Ringside
Southern w/Soul: Screendoor
Irish Pub: Kells (great fish & chips, and traditional Irish food, best Guinness draft around, best St. Patty's Day event
Ice Cream: Ruby Jewel


Charleston SC:

Lewis BBQ
Rodney Scott's

R Kitchen This is the best place in Charleston and it isn't close. Their menu is set day of 5 course for $45 a head. Meals that would cost $50+ an entree for similar quality in Charleston

Drop In on Folly Beach is the best low key spot in Folly for a quick bite, the sandwiches are delicious.

Yous Guys Off of Folly Rd on James Island best Philly's in the lowcountry. Traditional to the Nick Foles all delicious

Royal Tern Over on John's Island, relatively new. Fantastic seafood.

Maison French inspired they have a killer burger special every Thursday (I think, might be Tuesday)

Page's Okra Grill - Best breakfast spot in CHS, get there early during peak season waits frequently get to 2+ hours.

I can do this for about 100 spots in Charleston but these are definitely the highlights I usually point people to when visiting.

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I can second R Kitchen. Really cool dining experience and a fantastic value. It's like being part of a food network show as the chefs chat with you and describe their inspiration for each dish.

Last time I went was this time last year. They just opened from covid and a TS was blowing through CHS. Us and one other couple got a second take home dish of everything they cooked that night for no extra charge.

The chefs are great about working around things you might not like/allergies, they simply ask that you try it how they prepare it then will mix it up if you're still hesitant. heuple[dot]kevin (AT) gmail[dot]com

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Thanks for this! I'm having my bachelor party in Folly/Charleston in a few weeks. We will be hitting some of these places.

No problem, I live just off Folly some other places to check out on this side of town are
Ellis Creek Fish Camp - Good fried seafood, cool views to grab a drink with a less crowded atmosphere than Shem Creek.

Edison - Nicer place on James Island. Fantastic food.

Bohemian Bull - Decent food, my normal grab a burger and a beer spot.

There's also a ton of great breweries here lmk if there's any other recommendations you're looking for

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My 2 cents for Charleston dining

Home Team BBQ- Their burger is insane, good smoked wings too

Obstinate Daughter on Sullivans- awesome atmosphere and food, the short rib gnocchi is one of the best dishes I've ever had

If you've ever been to Low Tide brewery you've probably seen my parents there.

I left home team off because they were already listed but.....the food isn't bad. Its a fun game day atmosphere. They should never be called Home Team BBQ cause their traditional BBQ food is dry and poorly cooked.

Obstinate Daughter is great that's a great call out.

Also idk how I've left The Brick off this list. They're a bar first but the local VT bar and the food isn't bad. Also go ahead and get yourself a Rail for old times sake cause they have em

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If you want a great "to go" sandwich, Cuisine A La Carte in Richmond is really good boxed lunch.

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Beer in Blacksburg:

Lane Stadium.

And there was much rejoicing.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

FYI Big Perm; Duffy's Irish Pub in DC moved a couple years back and opened a second location about a month ago. I have not been to the brand new Dupont location so I wouldn't add to the list just yet.

However, the H St location (1016 H St NE) is just as divey and lowkey as the original, albeit much smaller. Still has the best buffalo wings in the city imo.

Angies Subs in Jacksonville Beach is a great sandwich place. The dining room is eclectic as hell. Great specials and sweet tea also.

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In case anyone hasn't heard. The pine tavern in floyd has closed permanently😔

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Hopworks Urban Brewery

Great beer, fun atmosphere and amazing beer cheese pretzels

It is time to resurrect this thread. Here are two recent additions for me.

A Bite of Maine- just east of the bridge over Lynnhaven Inlet, I have been to A Bite of Maine twice in the last month. While I normally prefer Connecticut-style lobster rolls (butter only), the ABOM Maine style with the mayo-based dressing are ungodly good. And, at $15.99 a roll, their prices are better than anywhere else I have been in the Virginia/Maryland region. https://www.abiteofmaine.com/

If you like barria tacos and you are in the Richmond area, there is a food truck parked next to a gas station on Staples Mill just south of the Glenside intersection called Taqueria Y Antojitos El Chido. The barria tacos were huge- delicious stewed pork and beef with fresh cabbage, onions, and other vegetables on top. I had three and felt like my stomach couldn't take another. I am not a taco guy, but these were great. Sadly, I don't have a website for them.

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LOUISVILLE, KY- When I drove up for the Notre Dame game, a co-worker advised I stop in Louisville at his old buddy's restaurant; the Mayan Cafe. The main branch wasn't open for dinner yet, but I located a permanent food truck that they have set up at Gravely Brewing Company.

The food truck is based on street food. The bartender recommended the Salmon Salbutes (puffy tacos) and I added some fried plantains to the order. The Gravely beer I grabbed to go ended up being pretty good (I'm a hop head, not a ton of IPA options), but the food was amazing. Couldn't squeeze in a trip back on the return drive, but it's definitely a must stop for my next trip to VA. (Apparently their main restaurant is no slouch, either).

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While we're on the topic of Lobster Rolls -- Rye Harbor Lobster Pound in Rye NH.

They have two styles of lobster roll, one warm with sherry butter, one cold with a mayo-based lobster salad, both are really good.

Also, the lobster bisque. Let me tell you something about lobster bisque. My mom makes it every year for Christmas Eve. It's really good, a little bite of sherry, large generous chunks of lobster. Thick, but not too thick. It's become a running thing in my immediate family to try a cup of lobster bisque when we go out to a new place and compare it to mom's. Nothing has ever even been in the conversation with hers until my brother and I stopped at Rye Harbor Lobster Pound.... we both immediately locked eyes with a very concerned look. Could it be? We finally found it? We sat in silence for about a 15 seconds before he said "you know the three words I'm thinking, but I'm not gonna say them" and i couldn't either. But there is a very strong case to be made that the Rye Harbor Lobster Pound lobster bisque is "better than mom's".

They have have clam chowder which we didn't try, and something called "fluffy chowder" which we didn't try but almost did -- it's their clam chowder but with a scoop of the sherry buttered-lobster (used for the warm lobster roll) added to it.

We drove through on our way back home to grab quarts of chowder and bisque to bring home and share with our parents, but they weren't open during the week after the holiday weekend (we were there around Labor Day)

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We talking lobster rolls? Check out High Roller in Portland, Maine. You will thank me and everyone around you.

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ugh WE TRIED TO GO but the wait for a table was almost 2 hours and the takeout menu was seriously limited. my bro had his heart set on trying a lobster grilled cheese, and we were probably gonna get a few different style rolls and lobby pops to try, but we were getting super hangry and the disappointment was real. wound up going to another spot nearby called Cheese Louise that had a lobster grilled cheese on the menu, but then they were sold out, so we settled for sad traditional grilled cheese and then were more angry than hangry but still angry nonetheless. then we went to Brickyard Hollow for beers and more food and got caught in the rain big time walking back to our car and got absolutely soaked.

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Hate to say, they were so good we actually went back for lunch the following day. (Only because my wife doesn't like oysters, otherwise we would have hit Eventide. But Duckfat is legit as well!)

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yup, i recommended duckfat upthread. portland is a nice lil spot and not too far a drive at all from where i am in NJ, sub 6h is significantly faster than bburg and my friends in 757.

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Went to Northern Neck Burger in Tappahannock again the other day. Decent beer selection, good burgers, and their milkshakes are really good. (Haven't tried the freakshakes, though.) Their twister chips are really good, but unfortunately they've discontinued my favorite, the buffalo and blue chees ones, because they don't carry wing sauce anymore. Still a great place to go and eat, while it's still warm enough to sit on their patio.

Riding the motorcycle out to 6 Bears and a Goat Brewing Co for lunch today. (/thought it appropriate for Veteran's Day. I'll edit the post later to let y'all know what I think.

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That place was an antique shop for all the years I lived in the area. Pretty funny they call it NN Burger since it is really located in the Middle Peninsula, most be owned by a N'Necker.

Because the original location is in Kilmarnock.

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Yeah, I was thinking that, too. Weird that NN burger is in the middle neck.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Does the link to the map still work? I tried to open it on my phone but it didn't pull in any of the locations. I got the legend but that was it. I was going to post it to @CoachShawnQuinn since he's been looking for local restaurants at each of his recruiting stops.

I told him I’d crawl on my hands and knees to be the DL coach at Virginia Tech. Now, all of a sudden, I’m sitting in this chair and I told him I’d still crawl on my hands and knees to work here. I just want to be here.
JC Price

works best if you open it in browser on a desktop. mobile may try to force you to open it in the maps app

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I couldn't find the thread but a while ago we were talking about restaurants similar to homeplace and someone mentioned one around Richmond. What was that again?

Free Hugh

Carfted - Art of the Taco in Winston-Salem has closed permanently due to COVID and people not wanting community tables in tight spaces.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Give me your best fast casual or local "fast food" places looking for breakfast, lunch and dinner recommendations, haven't been in Richmond since at least 2012.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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the post from Frosty's dad reminded me that I should add Lolly's Creamery to this list. Every Hampton Roads Hokie should be stopping by here for ice cream before the summer is done. Great ice cream, great service.

If you are going to the Loehmann's Plaza location, grab dinner at Reginella's first.