Been There, Eaten There, I'll Be Back
Have you ever eaten at a restaurant or eatery of any type and said to yourself and/or friends, “that was good, I’d eat there again”. One of the pleasures that we have in American is the joy of eating a variety of foods that we like. We have a choice of thousands of restaurant, with endless array of choices. Many of these restaurants are run by independent owners, (Mom & Pop’s) making their living trying to please you and me. When my wife and I travel we look for the Mom & Pop’s, to give them the business, to see new dishes or even some of the old familiar dishes done well.
I have written this page to share some of my good experiences: Places I’ve been at, eaten at, and will be back ! As a former restaurant owner, I know what it’s like to work long hours, creating menus to please my customers and enjoying the satisfaction of a job well done.
You will find their addresses listed by states, meal time I have eaten, and a note or two.
Next time you travel, take the time to look them up, enjoy something different. Good people doing a great job !!
Disclaimer, No! No! Not a disclaimer, just a last quick note!
Remember, everyone has a bad day, every once and a while, and so do restaurants. That said, I will not make any negative comments about any restaurant, deserved or not. If I visit a restaurant and have a bad experience or poor service, I’ll give them a second chance if it's possible to return. My dissatisfaction will be to not list them.
Hope to see you at a local Mom & Pop’s
NC Blue Ridge Pizza Company
Hwy 64 Etowah, NC
828-891-5648 Dine In - Take-out
Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 12pm-8pm
Offers Handmade pizza crust with their own creative assortments of toppings.
They make their own bread daily for the "Grinders". They offer 11 different grinders such as "The Sydney's club", "The Gobbler" and "The Lumberjack"
I enjoyed "The Jimmy" - Pepperoni, ham, salami, Italian sausage, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese & our "Sander's Special Sauce" I bought the half grinder, $ 4.95, what a deal!
I told the owner that it had to be one of the best subs I have ever eaten.
NC The Beachside Grill
Hwy 64, Lake Lure , NC
Opened 7 days a week !!
Owned and operated by Lake Lure Inn & Spa
This is a free standing restaurant that is open to the public and located next to the Inn.
Open for breakfast and lunch
Both breakfast and lunch plates offer, gracious portions and great plate presentation.
Omelettes, eggs to order, pancakes and Belgian waffles are a great choice on the breakfast menu.
They have 3 dinner size salads along with sandwiches and burgers
Kid's menu is avalible.
My wife and I went for breakfast, she enjoyed the french toast platter and I had, of course, the Hearty Country breakfast. On another trip, I enjoyed a charbroiled Mushroom Swiss burger
NC. Uncle George's Restaurant & Pizza
5100 Fayettville Road, Lumberton, NC 28360
Just off the I-95, Exit 22
910-738-8600 Fax 910-738-3625
Sorry no checks!
Authentic style Italian restaurant, specialties are pizza, pasta, calzones. Offers a variety of freshly made sandwiches.
Open for Lunch & Dinner
I had the baked ziti w/meat sauce. It was piping hot,large portion and delicious!
NC 37th Street Pizzeria & Pasta Co.
2402 Neuse Blvd. New Bern, North Carolina 28562
As the name says: Pizza & Pasta done right !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Specialising in pizza, regular, thin, traditional hand tossed and Chicago deep dish.
The pasta dishes are the traditional Lasagna, baked zita, manicotti, jumbo shells, tortellini and spaghetti, DONE WELL!.
All sauces, meatballs, pizza dough and their signature garlic bread are all made from scratch daily.
The decor is warm and friendly, with wooden booths and a row of tables right next to the open kitchen so you can watch the action.
Great find, this will be a place that we will be revisiting!
Debbie and I shared a lasagna and a 10 inch Chicago deep dish, WOW!! what a great meal.
NC Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant
1830 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28793
Specializing in seafood, Both broiled and fried.
Their variety of seafood include many fish, shrimp, scallops, oysters,snow crab legs, along with a variety steaks
You can create your own combination plates, to enjoy a wider selection.
Daily lunch and dinner specials, and not just one either.
I had a broiled Alaskan whitefish with a baked potato and a salad. My wife had Shrimp scampi with a baked sweet potato and a salad.
They have a very nice house salad.
Great job folks!
NC Chapala Mexican Restaurant
New Hendersonville Hwy Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Good variety of dishes from A-Z
The salsa was very good that came with the hot chips.
Great plate presentation on all the dishes I saw go by, and ours was no exception.
Portions were good, just a great job!!
I had the lunch special #10, one chalupa, one enchilada, and one quesadilla. My wife had a chicken chimichanga with rice.
NC Dough Boy's Pizzeria
Shops of Goldsboro Highway 70 & 581
Monday - Sataurday 11AM to 9:00 PM
Specializing in Ny style pizza, calzones, stromboli, hot and cold subs.
Great job making hand tossed pizza crust.
I stop to check them out on nighta nd bought a single slice with pepperoni, great taste, nice size slice!1
I called in an order a couple days later, (we were at the hospital awaiting a new grandson) I ordered a 20" peperoni and asked them to cut it into sixteen slices, because we had small children eating with us.
They had to fold the pizza to fit it in the 20" box. I opened that pizza and it was gone, I mean gone in seconds. I should have ordered two!!
Keep up the great job guys!!!!
NC Francos Pizza Restaurant
1200 Hwy 70 East New Bern, NC
Specializing in "Authentic New York Style" pizza.
They NY & Sicilian pizza along with strombolies and calzones.
A variety of hot and cold subs are also available.
Italian dish such as baked, zita, veal parmigima, baked manicotti are just a few of the many dishes that they offer.
We had a slice of NY style pizza and shared a stramboli ( pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, cheese and sauce)
Great job! That's Italian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NC George Street Grill
620 North George Street Goldsboro NC 27530
Serving breakfast and lunch
Located on the older industrial side of Goldsboro, but very well know by the local.
Full hot breakfast menu and daily lunch special.
I walk in about 6:30AM one morning and order a meal and dine in. They had a pill of bacon, sausage, smoked sausage and biscuits. I thought to myself they look like they are planning for a busy day.While I was eating the door never stopped. Person after person coming in and getting a breakfast to go.
Food was great!
If you are looking for a fancy building and decor, that's not them, but the food is great, ask any local!
NC Mimmo's Pizza & Pasta
1813 North Berkeley Boulevard Goldsboro, NC
Great pizza with homemade crust, fresh sauce and toppings.
Many choices of freshly prepare entrees such as lasagna, Zita and few Greek dishes. Also offers hot sandwiches
Open for lunch and supper
We enjoyed a pizza!!
NC The Chelsea Restaurant
335 Middle Street New Bern, NC 28560
252-637-5469 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in the Historic downtown area of New Bern NC.
Serving fine dining for both lunch and supper. Great atmosphere and very relax setting.
The prices are moderate $15 - $25 per plate
Good variety on the menu with daily special.
My wife and I ate ther on a Friday night. We both tried the evening specials, I had the pecan-crusted grouper and my had a seared cork chop.
Great service, great food.
Great place to go for a special occasion.
NC The Country Biscuit Restaurant
809 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560-4829
Country Biscuit Restaurant opens at 5:30 AM, Monday through Saturday, serving steak, ham, tenderloin, sausage, bacon and cheese biscuits or breakfast plates to include eggs and grits or hash browns.
The lunch menu offers sandwiches such as cheeseburgers, and plates including a side of vegetables.
Dinner is served Wednesday through Friday from 4 until 8 PM, and Saturday from 4 until 7 PM.
We ate for breakfast had eggs over easy, sausage, grits and there fresh baked biscuits.
NC Wilber's BBQ
4172 Hwy 70 east Goldsboro, NC
Specializing in NC BBQ pork! Slow cooked with hickory wood.
You can drive by the place and see the smoke from the BBQ pits and see that great smell of hickory.
This is a very popular restaurant for both the locals and weekenders heading to the coast.
We had their BBQ plate with BBQ, potato salad, coleslaw, hush puppies and fresh brewed sweet tea. Bring it on!
Revisited for breakfast in Feb 2013. Great country cooking!
NC. Dutch Cupboard
6500 Brevard Rd Etowah, NC 28729
Home cooking, waitress service, great homemade desserts.
Enjoyed lunch twice
NC. Maggie Valley Restaurant
2804 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC
Popular restaurant in Maggie Valley, for locals and returning vacationers.
Waitress service, full menu, home cooking
Enjoyed breakfast and dinner!
NC. Pisgah Fish Camp
Pisgah Forest Dr. Pisgah, NC 28768
Specializing in fried or baked seafood, Daily buffet (not seafood on buffet)
Enjoyed dinner several times.
NC. Smoky Mountain Diner
70 Lance Avenue Hot Springs, NC 28756
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Seat about 100 plus people.
The town of HOT SPRINGS is in the Smoky Mountains, about a hour west of Ashville. Small little town, known for its "Hot Spring Tubs" and the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian trail goes right down the main road in town.
We had breakfast, great job!
NC. Aggie's Steak Subs
909 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28501
Specializing in hot ad cold NY style subs.
Great subs such as Steak sub, super sub, Meatball sub, Hamburger sub, Italian sub and much more.
If you are looking for a cold sub they have Roast beef, Turkey, Ham and the BLT.
Chicken fingers, chicken wings are offered daily.
Home made lasagna and fresh spaghetti sauce is made daily.
My wife & I shared a large hot Super Sub (Ham, Turkey Roast beef, Bacon, Provolone cheese) fixed all the way!
Great job folks!
NC. B's Barbecue
B's Barbecue Road (Hwy. 43 North), Greenville, NC. 27834
NC BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, BBQ pork sandwiches, fresh made slaw.
Lunch only, until they run out!
Everything grilled fresh daily. This place moves some food, about 600 chicken 1/2's and about 6-8 pigs a day.
Closed Sunday & Mondays
I found the place by accident, I was looking a new truck and drove by it on the way to the used car dealer a few miles down the road. I didn't even know it was restaurant when I went by, I thought it was a auto garage with alot of car around it. About an hour later, I was heading back into Greenville, NC and as I approached the garage, I saw 3 ladies waiting to cross the road and alot of cars. It got my curiosity up, what were these ladies heading too, out in this area. I turned around and saw the fades sign, B's. It was lunch time and I had to check it out. I walked up to an old screen door and had to stand in line for about 20 minutes. Looking around the others in line trying to read the menu to know what they were serving. I got a BBQ pork plate with slaw, fries, corn sticks, and sweeten tea. WOW what a meal.
NC. Broken Eagle Eatery
220 North Herritage St., Kinston, NC. 28501
Casual Dining. Full waitress/waiter service
Appetizers, lunch plates, steaks, seafood, sunday lunch buffet.
Enjoyed Sunday buffet
NC. Cubbies (Old Fashioned Grill)
802 W. Vernon Ave. Kinston, NC 28501
Specializing in burgers, hots, and cheesesteak sandiches.
Waitress service, takout service
Enjoyed lunch, a couole times.
Full waitress srvice
Country cooking, dinner plates, sandwiches, homemade pies.
192 West Main Street Brevard, NC 28712
Their menu says " big city dining in a family home in a quaint mountain town on main street"
The restaurant is in a old house with seating inside, on the pouch and has umbrella tables in the front yard.
European American Cuisine
Moderately priced, great value for the quality and fresh ingredients used. Plate presentation was a delight.
We had a Parmesan Pan-seared Chicken Breast & a Roasted Turkey Breast on a homemade Focaccia bread. Great job!
NC. Jukebox Junction & Soda Shoppe
Route 276 South Waynesville, NC
50's style restaurant, with a working jukebox in the center of the dining area.
Serving: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Serving a variety of burgers and hot & cold sandwiches , along with a great selection dinner plates.
Of course it wouldn't be a 50's style restaurant without , freshly made malts and shakes.
We had breakfast, great service, great food!
NC. Ken's Grill
7645 US Hwy. 70 W, La Gramge, NC.
Full waitress service
Daily specials, Dinners, Burgers, Hots and sandwiches.
Friday is fresh NC style BBQ
Have tried lunch at least 3 times.
NC. Lakeside Pizza
2594 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746
NY style pizza, pasta, oven baked subs, home made french fries
NC. Mountaineer Restaurant
( A Slice of Heaven in the Great Smokey Mountains )
6490 Soco Road, Maggie Valley 28751
HOME OF THE MILLION DOLLOR VIEW" and they weren't lying!
The dining room had large windows , so to view the picturesque Soco Gap
Large menu with sandwiches and burgers for lunch, dinner plates at night. and a full breakfast menu in the morning.
Open daily - year round.
We had a Reuben and Patty-melt. Both were served hot and tasted great.
NC. Sanitary Fish Market Restaurant
501 EVANS STREET • P.O. Box 38 • MOREHEAD CITY, NC 28557
Open 7 days a week, 11:00 A.M. - 8 or 8:30 P.M.
Closed all day on Thanksgiving Day.
Close every year for the season the Sunday after Thanksgiving & reopen the first Friday in February
Phone: 252-247-3111 • Fax: 252-247-5110 • Email: email@example.com
Specializing in "fresh" prepared seafood, most all caught locally.
Established in 1938
Large 600 seat dining room.
locate on the Morehead inlet, with large windows to enjoy the beauty of the water.
Large variety of fish offered including Bluefish, flounder, trout mullet. Shrimp and scallops offered bothe fried and broiled.
My wife had the broiled Bluefish, I had fried shrimp.
Medium price range $15.00 to $ 20.00 average
NC. Switzerland Cafe
9440 Hwy 226A Little Switzerland, NC.
Well we found a gem, the "Switzerland Cafe" The cafe is located just off the "Blue Ridge Parkway" at Milepost 334 and right in the heart of Little Switzerland across from the town post office. They are open from mid April to Oct 31 yearly. So you better head over there before they close for the season.
I enjoyed a BBQ pork plate with baked beans and slaw, Debbie had a chicken salad sandwich with dried apricots, cranberries and almonds.
NC. The Folded Napkin Bistro & Catering
115 W. North Street, Kinston, NC. 28501
Specialize in soup, salads and sandwiches at lunch. They offer on premise and off premise catering. They offer Southern Style foods cooked to perfection.
They do a great job with homemade desserts, offered at both the Bistro and for caterings.
We went to a rehearsal dinner one evening at the restaurant, great meal, good choice of meats and desserts, waitress service was super.
NC. The Plaza Restaurant
Their pledge " To give the best quality home cooked food at affordable prices, with a little T.L.C."
Dinner plates, sandwiches, steaks, salads.
NC. Zack's Char-broil
618-B east Main Street Smithfield, NC 27577
"The Ole' Fashion Way"
Fresh char-grilled burgers & homemade chicken salad
Grilled red hots " Bright Leaf Brand"
French fries and soft drinks
Great food done well!
The place is not fancy, but seems to be a very popular place for the locals, from the business man to the seniors and the construction worker.
I had a double cheese burger, my wife had the chicken salad, we shared a fry, then ordered and shared a red hot all the way and another fry, ya! it was that good!
NH The Littleton Diner
145 Main St., Littleton, New Hampshire 03561
This diner has be open for 80 years, doing it right for that many years is saying something.
Breakfast served all-day. Daily lunch and dinner specials.
This is a popular place for politicians to stop by and get to know the locals.
I had the hunger mans breakfast, (why) I mean a big breakfast,
2 Eggs, 2 Pancakes, Home fries, Choice of Bacon, Sausage
or Ham with Toast.
My wife had a Omelet, looked good !
NH. Peg's Restaurant
Main Street, North Woodstock, NH
This is a nice restaurant located on very popular vacation destination in the "White Mountains" of New Hampshire.
There a several small shops along the main street to shop, along with a few other restaurants.
Open for breakfast and lunch, dinner ?
The offer burgers, hot & cold sandwiches, clubs and daily specials.
I had a meatloaf sandwich, yes! a meatloaf sandwich, nice size portion and great flavor.
My wife had a homemade turkey salad sandwich.
N.Y. Orbaker's Drive-in
4793 Rt 104, Williamson , NY 14589
Giant Ground Steak burgers, Zweigles Red & White Hots, 28 plus flavors of ice cream, Soft Serve, Old fashion milkshakes.
Opened lunch & Dinner
Enjoyed lunch & Dinner several times
NY Curly's Family Restaurant
2780 State Rt. 14, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Located just outside the town of Glen falls, NY
Serving breakfast lunch and dinner.
A wide variety of choices from sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and Italian dishes.
We had breakfast for lunch when we stopped, great pancakes and very good patty sausage. Great job folks !!!!
NY. Bears Restaurant
7530 Rt 54, Bath, NY.
Full waitress service
Burgers, Hots, sandwiches, dinner plates, daily specials.
28 Liberty Street, Bath, NY. 14810
Sandwiches, dinner plates, salad bar, homemade soups, fresh baked sticky buns.
Full waitress service
Enjoyed lunch, dinner and of course the sticky buns.
NY. Keyes Pancake House
Old Forge, NY.
Full waitress service
Pancakes, homemade waffles, burgers and sandwiches
Summer and winter schedules
NY. Mark's Pizzeria
35 Lafayette Ave. Canandaigua, NY
Specializing in NY style pizza, calzones, chicken wings, subs and more.
Enjoyed their pizza, calzones, garlic bread sticks w/ cheese
Full waitress service, a little up scale.
Homemade soups, hand cut steaks, great pasta dishes, kid's menu.
We returned while on vacation. I had a Grilled Ruben and my wife had a turkey panini.
NY. Patty's Place
33 South main Street, Canandaigua, NY.
Full waitress service
Daily specials, homemade soups, fresh baked breads
My wife walked away saying "I like this place"
We returned in the fall of 2010. The food was a good as before. I had eggs Benedict, my wife had french toast (made with homemade bread)
NY. Shells's Pizzeria
Route 332, Canandaigua, NY.
NY style pizza, Cheese steak subs, subs, wings
Dining area, take-out and delivery service.
Enjoyed a pizza
NY. Stephanies Family Restaurant
14 West Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810
Home cooking, full waitress service, takeout
NY. T.A.M.'s Diner
Route 12, Remsen, NY
Diner counter and tables, full waitress service
Home cooking, Dinner plates, sandwiches, homemade pies.
NY. Walt's Diner
Old Forge, NY.
Counter and table waitress service
Everything homemade, french fries, soups and desserts, daily specials
NY. Yellow Mills Diner
2534 Route 31, Macedon, NY
Counter service, full waitress service
Sandwiches, dinner plates, daily specials
NY DeClemente's Deli & Restaurant
30 West Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
A casual dining restaurant in a restored store front in downtown Corning. A New York City type atmosphere!
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Menus on the chalkboard, old wood looking booths, baked dessert displays.
Offering Deli style sandwiches on fresh baked bread. Soups personal pizzas and salad.
My wife and I had the lunch special: 2 salads and a hand tossed pizza.
NY Pizano's Italian Kitchen
243 S. Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
Brick oven pizza done great!!
They are a pizza kitchen with a whole lot more - appetizers, salads, wraps, wings specialty sandwiches, club sandwiches, hot & cold subs, Seafood platters, hot dinners (lasagna, baked ziti) and calzones
My family shared a large pizza, great homemade crust, great job!
NY Sunrise Diner
158 Clinton St Binghamton, NY 13905
A Greek Restaurant with many of the popular American favorites mixed in.
They offer breakfast all day long ( what can be better than that!)
I tried a Spiedie Wrap (marinated chicken breast, grilled then wrapped in a flour tortilla shell, lettuce , tomato and cheese. I had a choice of soup or salad. I had their Northern Bean soup, with fine diced onions carrots and smoked ham.WOW!!
My wife had a Greek salad and Spinach pie, very good, great crust.
NY The Original Candy Kitchen
4069 West Main Street Williamson, NY 14589
Serving Williamson, NY since 1890
Hour Mon-Thurs 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Fri 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday 8;00 AM - 2:00 PM
Offering handmade mouthwatering chocolates and many other interesting candies.
Serving breakfast, lunch daily. Serving dinner on Fri. nights
Offering American dishes and local favorites
My wife had the Homemade New England Clam Chowder
I had the Fried Haddock Fillet, had a batter dip breading. Great job!
NY The Villager Restaurant
The Villager Restaurant, Party house and Diner
245 South Main St. Canandaigua, NY
Open daily from 6AM for breakfast lunch and dinner.
Large breakfast menu and a breakfast bar on Sat-Sun.
Offering specialty sandwiches, clubs, burgers, stuffed burgers, melts salads.
Dinner plates offered for lunch and supper.
My wife and I had breakfast. My wife had the French toast with real NY maple syrup.
I tried the Italian breakfast plate - Eggs, grilled Italian sausage and toasted Italian bread. Great job!!
GA. Cafe At City Market
224 West ST. Julian Street Savannah Georgia 31401
Open weekdays 11AM-5PM(L)/5PM-9PM(D) weekends 11AM-5PM(L)/5PM-10PM(D)
Located in the center of the famous Savannnah "Market Place"
Offering a great selection of appitizers, salads specialties, pizzas, sandwiches and creative desserts.
You can eat inside or on the patio, overlooking the "Market Place"
Debbie tried the "southern pecan chicken salad sandwich" made with fresh baked chicken breast, pecans served on a French batard with mixed field greens& sliced roma tomatoes.
I tried the Italian Muffaletta, fresh and delightful sandwich with salami, cappacola, smoked ham, provolone cheese and olive salad dressing.
NC Mr Frosty's Subs and Ice Cream
403 Village Road Leland, NC
Locally owned and celebrating 30 years of successful business.
Offering a variety of hot and cold subs and other selection of sandwiches.
Their ice cream is soft serve vanilla and chocolate. They make freely made milkshakes, sundaes, splits and dipped cone.
They slow cook the roast beef for the Philly cheese sandwiches.
Known in the area of having the best hot dog chili.
They do it the old fashion way and do a great job. The place is very clean, friendly staff and great prices.
We enjoyed a large loaded Philly sub with fries. Great job!
NC Dee's Diner
"Good Ole Country Cooking"
Little River Shopping Center
1314 W. Grantham Street Goldsboro, NC 27530
Hours, M -F 6:30AM-8:00 PM, Sat 6:30AM-12:00PM, Sun 6:30AM-3:00PM
Eat in - Dining in - Catering
Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Homemade diner style meals such as pot roast, pork chops, chicken pastry, backbones w/ cabbage, fried shrimp and trout.
Wide variety of sandwiches, daily specials, soups and salads.
Debbie and I went with Ricky, Daise and Brody. We all tried different daily specials. Food was great and good size portions.
NC Kate's Pancake House
102 South Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach, NC 28428
They are open 7 days a week 6:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
(closed Nov 1 - Feb 28)
You guessed it they serve pancakes! But they don't stop there, they have a wide variety of other breakfast dishes to make everyone happy.
Great pancake plates like Banana nut, death by chocolate, oero, very berry, Reese's, Smores, Caribean Pleasure and Boston cream.
You can get a half stack or go all the way with a full stack.
Belgian waffles and French toast are also popular dishes.
They offer the Kate's Special, such as Sweet potato pancakes, Pumpkin French toast, Pig-n-blanket, and banana nut French Toast.
Serving up the eggs anyway you want them, over-easy, scrambled, 15 choices of omelets, 6 choices of eggs benedicts.
Are you hungry yet! Well we are not finished yet!
We need to talk about the many health breakfast choices , such as the California platter, Kate's delight and Multi-grain pancakes.
Breakfast is complete without a side of meat, they have, sausage patties, links, turkey sausage, bacon, ham, corned beef hash and sausage gravy.
They are worth the trip, make them a must try when you are visiting the Carolina Beach and Wilmington Area of NC.
We had a half stack with sausage and a egg plate with grits, wheat toast.
Thanks Kate and crew, we'll be back!!
NC Mario's Pizza
NY Style Pizza
Westbrook Shopping Center Hwy 70 West Havelock, NC
Store Hours: M-F 11-9PM Sunday 12-8PM
As you would think, theyspecialize in pizza and subs.
Offering both NY style, Sicilian pizzas, calzones and strombolis.
The menu also offers a large appetizers subs and sandwiches and salads.
Debbie had a Chef Salad and I had the sausage parmesan 12 inch sub.
Both were great. Good job guys!
NC. Bowman's At The Beach Seafood Restaurant
911 North Lake Park Boulevard Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Celebrating 21 years in Business
Owners/Operators Wayne and Teresa Bowman
Open for lunch and dinner, specializing in fresh seafood, steaks and sandwich platter.
At lunch you can get daily specials, which offers 1 meat, two sides. They also offer over 12 different sandwich platter and several side.
At dinner you can get a wide variety of seafood. You can choice from their selection of fried dishes, such clams, oysters, shrimp, flounder, whiting, deviled crab, and scallops.
Or you may be looking for the boiled shrimp, Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, and broiled flounder. Make your seafood plate a combo with any of the listed seafood.
Someone with you not a seafood lover, well they have that covered also.
Try their ribeye steak, hamburgers steak, Bar-b-Que or chicken strips.
We enjoyed a "Sailor's Seafood Combo" with fried shrimp, flounder, slaw and baked potato.
Great food, outstanding service!
NC. Two Guys Grille, Lumberton NC
2725 North Roberts Avenue Lumberton, NC 28358
Specializing in fresh made comfort food such as thier famous Philly cheese steaks, and sweet potato fries.
They offer a good selection of starters, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pasta, chicken plates, seafood dishes and dessert.
Has a sport bar atmosphere but was very warm and quiet inside.
I visted twice, on the first trip I enjoyed thier famous Philly cheese steak in a wrap with a hose salad. Debbie and I stopped about a month later and she enjoyed a chicken Philly in a wrap, I had thier "classic Reuban". Great job with the food, presentation and service.
NY. Athenia Restaurant
606 E. Main Street, Palmyra, NY
315-597-4287 or 800-869-7230
Open: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, full menu, waitress service
Sandwiches, dinner plates and daily specials
PA Bird-in-Hand Restaurant
2740 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340) Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
"Family owned & Family grown for 40 years"
This a mega operation. must set 300 plus. But don't let the size fool ya. They make most of their meal from scratch, fresh baked goods. The own the farms that grow the crops, raise the livestock.
They have a daily buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also order off the menu. Daily specials offered daily.
We had breakfast, fast friendly service, good size portions and the prices were very good.
PA. Diener's Diner
135 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6228
(just outside Lancaster, PA, Amish country)
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Buffet, full menu w/ waitress service.
Owned and ran by Mennonites, Great home cooking, home made desserts.
We have been there 3 times, 1 lunch & 2 dinner meals, great! service
Price a very reasonable, average diner prices. This is were the locals eat. When we were there for dinner, they were full and gave us a beeper, and said we could go walk the local shops around the restaurant and a table would be ready 20 minutes. We got beeped in about 20 minutes.
This is a must stop for my wife and I when we go to Amish Country
This is not one of those $30.00 plus mega buffets or mega family style restaurant.
We stopped back by, while on vacation in 2010. Still doing a great job!!
PA. Fry Bros.
19919 South, US Highway 15, Trout Run, Pa 17771
Over 67 years in the present location.
Open: Lunch & Dinner. Full service restaurant
Specializes in fresh turkey dinners and open face sliced turkey sandwiches. Many other items also.
Enjoyed an open face turkey sandwich for lunch!
S.C. Angel's Mexican Restaurant
256 S Pike West Road Sumter, SC
Mexican cuisine done well. Has a large variety of dishes from fajitas to enchiladas.
What I like about this restaurant is that the portions are good flavor is great and the plate presentation is done well and consistent.
We have eaten lunch a couple times and at least 2 dinners. Two of these times we brought friends with us.
Check out their website www.angelsmexicanrestaurant.com
S.C. Q on Bay
822 Bay Street Beaufort, SC 29902 843-524-77
Hours: Mon-Sun 11 am - until
Q on Bay is a family style BBQ restaurant featuring slow cooked BBQ, burgers, wings, salads, sliders, shrimp and creative appetizers.
The restaurant overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, in historic Beaufort, SC. You can sit on the back patio and enjoy the beautiful Waterway and park, with its beautiful well keep grounds. The view it's self is worth the trip.
They smoke all their meats for hours, resulting in a tender, juicy and delightful smoke flavor.
Debbie and I ate on a Saturday evening in early August. There were alot of people enjoying the park, children playing and people enjoying the porch swings along the waterfront.
Debbie had a smoked chicken quesadilla with fresh pinco de gallo and guacamole. I hade their daily special, braised ox-tails over creamy polenta. Great meal. Both of us commented during the meal that we need to make a day trip back here and bring another couple with us.
Good prices, great plate presentation. We'll be back!!!
SC Cafe on Academy
117 N. Academy Street Kingstree S.C.
Diner style restaurant serving many of the South Carolina favorites. Offering a variety of hot and cold specialty sandwiches, burgers and more.
They prepare hand cut french fries, sweet potato fries and fresh cut and fries potato chips. They are know for their fresh homemade chicken Salad.
I enjoyed a Monte Cristo sandwich with fries. Great job!!
SC Blarney Stone (Irish Pub)
256 East Washington Street Walterboro, SC 29488
Located in the historic downtown area of this small quaint town.
May antique shops and restaurants along this delightful downtown.
Offer many sandwich choices for lunch, such as a ruben, fried fish BLT, Grilled Salmon BLT and many more. Full entrees available for both lunch and dinner.
The owner came over and introduced himself and also go to me their chef, always an honor!
My wife & I were eating light for lunch, because we know we had plans for another restaurant supper. We shared a hot and freshly prepared reuben with fries, great job!!!
SC Captain's Quarters
9053 No.6 Hwy/ P.O. Box 246 Santee, S.C. 29142
Open daily at 5:00 PM
An up scale restaurant offering any delightful freshly prepared dishes.
Located just off I-95 and near several nice hotels. They get alot of business from traveler along with a great support from the locals.
Great seafood dishes such as Crab stuffed grouper, shrimp scampi, shrimp and grits and the Captain's Crab Cakes.
If you are looking for a steak, they offer a ribeye and NY Strip, along with their popular Prime rib.
Their Italian dishes are also very popular, dishes such as, homemade lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, and Angel hair pasta with Marinara sauce.
You need to leave room for dessert. All desserts are homemade and are delightful.
The atmosphere is very nice and relaxing, creative decor.
I had the 10 oz ribeye, baked potato and salad. Debbie tried the homemade lasagna. Great food, great service.
117 Boyce street Newberry SC
Delamater's (Pronounced: Dell-uh-mah-ters)
SC Duke's Barbecue
949 Robertson Boulevard Walterboro, SC 29488
Southern style BBQ restaurant
Has been on the FOOD NETWORK " My Favorite Place To Eat" episode.
Buffet style inside with a drive-through window.
Their BBQ pork is moist and tender with a sweet and tangy sauce (mild or hot) to pour over. Great job with the country cooking. All the vegetables are seasoned very well, great hushpuppies and banana pudding, chocolate cake and peach cobbler to finish it off with.
They are located about 5 miles of I-95. (Exit 56). Great place to take a break from driving and enjoy lunch or dinner.
Adult buffet was $ 9.00, (9/4/10) good deal, great job folks!!!
SC Duncan Dogs
"That's a Dog' on a Good Dog!!"
523 N. Guignard Dr. Sumter, SC 29150
Hours of operaion Mon- Sat 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
They serve hot dogs, just hot dogs and the trimmings
All premium Sausage dogs and Nathan's Hotdogs are 100% beef.
I enjoyed a NY Dog (cooked sweet red onions, ketchup and mustard)
SC Juniper Restaurant
640 East Main Street, Ridge Springs, SC
Specialty is their corn chowder, great sandwiches, salads
dinners entrees offered at the evening meal.
Retro atmosphere in an old store front on main street in this little town.
Open LUNCH Mon-Sat 11-2:30PM, Closed Wed.,
Dinner Thurs-Sat 6-9PM-reservation requested
Sunday brunch 11-2:00PM
My wife and I happened upon this place one Sat. when we were out enjoying a little getaway.
We had lunch. What a meal! We ordered 2 different sandwiches and shared them. Folk's, let me tell you something, this was by far the best sandwich and sides, I have had in a long time. The chef(owner) prepares the food with such flavor. The plate presentation was outstanding. We stopped and talked to the chef for a few minutes and thanked him for the great job. We went to an antique shop a couple stores down the street after lunch. We were talking with the owner and she said if it wasn't for Junipers, she would not be there, they are what draws the customers to this little farming community.
SC Margaret's Diner
11170 Garners Ferry Road (Hwy 378) Eastover, SC 29044
Country diner on Hwy 378 about 1/2 between Sumter and Columbia.
Country cooking done well!
I had the fried chicken, green beans, rice & gravy and freshly made cole slaw.
SC McCabe's BBQ
480 North Brooks Street Manning, SC 29102
Located just 3 miles off I-95 on route 301
Small green building, with alot of cars parked around it.
Open (LUNCH)Thurs-Sat 10:00AM-2:00PM, (DINNER)Thurs & Fri 4:00-8:00
Ranked best BBQ pulled pork in South Carolina in 2005
Buffet style, serving fresh roasted pulled pork BBQ with a tangy vinegar sauce. The pork is basted with the sauce, you don't get plain pork with a sauce poured on at the end. With the sauce cooked in you get an outstanding moist and delightful mouth full of flavor in ever bite. Fresh made hash, seasoned green beans, brown and white rice, sweet potatoes, collard greens, homemade coleslaw, hush puppies and the best tea in the area.
Now the owner and I are good friends, well put it this way he and his wife are two of the finest friends and people you could know! But don't let that deter my view of their restaurant (smile)
SC New York City Pizza Restaurant
81 Pope Avenue (Near Coligny Circle)
As in the name, the specialize in New York Pizza Dishes
Many claim the name but these guys are the real thing. Quality product done right. They have a wide variety of pizzas from the classic pepperoni to white pizza, hawaiian, stuffed cheese steak snd white clam. Offering calzones and strambolis, hot and cold sub sandwiches, salads and appetizers.
We went with another couple. We shared a large calzone filled with ricotta and mozzarella cheese, sausage and pepperoni. Then came the pizza we injoyed a large Margherita with fresh roma tomato sauce, fresh homemade mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and garlic.
SC Sports & Wings Family Grill and Bar
841 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Sports atmosphere with 3 large TVs on the sports channels.
Located in a former Applebee's building.
Offers burgers and wings, along with daily country style lunch & dinner plates. The have a $5.00 lunch special(with tea) M-F.
Sunday Buffet is offered from 11-2 PM
I enjoyed a $5.00 special. 1/2 grilled ham & cheese on wheat and potato soup. Good Job!
SC. Creekside Restaurant
711 East Main Street Lexington, SC 29072
Open 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM Daily
Offer American diner style meals, serving breakfast all day.
They have a wide variety of omelets, also serving french toast, waffles, biscuits and gravy. For lunch the offer a wide selection of sandwich combos, salads, and lunch platters. The lunch platters are a good selection of country style dishes with a house salad or a choice of two sides.
We enjoyed a fried chicken plate and broiled flounder. Great job.
SC. The Pizza Joint
125 Richland Ave. West, Aiken, Sc 29801
Homemade hand tossed pizza, lasagna, wings, salads
Casual dining, full waitress/ waiter service, patio seating
Open for Lunch & Dinner
We had the lasagna and 2 slices of pizza. the lasagna was made with fresh basil, WOW!
SC. Bobby's House of Pizza
2112 Clemson Road, Columbia, S.C. 29229
Hours: Winter Mon-Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm
Summer Mon - Thurs 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri & Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm
Authentic pizza, calzones & Pasta dishes, done well!!
We pulled this restaurant up on our GPS when we were up in Columbia one weekend. What a find, the products are fresh and homemade, presentation was great. The flavor was outstanding and the ingredients were quality also.
We had a 16 inch pizza and a 12 inch meat lover's calzone. We shared between 4 people and couldn't finish it.
SC. Cheesesteak Factory
310 Hwy. 17 Business North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Ph 843-232-1600 Fax 843-232-1601
Counter service with dining room.
Specialzing in Cheesesteak for different choices (steak, chicken, pizza & shrimp). Great variaty of hoagies, both hot and cold.
Fresh baked bread. Meat is piles high. You can get a shorty or a long.
Hours Mon-Fri 11AM - 8PM, Sat 11AM - 4PM, Closed Sundays
I had a "long" Beef cheesesteak with sauteed onions, peppers and provolone cheese.
SC. Corner Diner & Grill
302 East Boyce Street Manning, Sc 29102
Diner style menu done well!
Open for breakfast & lunch Mon-Fri, open for breakfast on Sat.
Known for their thick hand pressed hamburgers.
Daily plate specials.
We have eaten breakfast several time and lunch once.
Great job and very friendly staff!
SC. Fatz Place @ Waters Way
12834 Hwy 260 manning, S.C. 29102
Serving: Breakfast & lunch 7 days a week. Dinner Fri & Sat nights
Country cooking done well. Daily specials.
Had luch, good job !!
SC. Guignard Diner
439 N. Guignard Dr. Sumter, SC 29150
Specialising in "Country Cookin"
Home cooked meal like your grandma would make.
Full breakfast menu, 3 daily lunch plates, fresh made sandwiches and burgers.
Open for breakfast & lunch, Monday - Friday
Seats about 100 people, does a great take out service.
I enjoyed backbone-n-rice with home-made mac & cheese and fresh cooked blackeyed-peas.
SC. Gus' House of Pizza
101 South Hampton Street Kershaw, SC 29067
Delicious home-style pizza made from an old family recipe, true heart-of-the-Greek-home dishes and recipes, a warm family restaurant.
Serving lunch and dinner Mon-Sat 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Know for thier Greek style pizza and specialty pizzas. Also offering a full menu of appetizers, hot oven subs, wide varity of salads, Italian dishes, spaghetti dinners, burgers, famous chicken meals. Yes being a Greek restaurant, they offer special greek sandwiches and dinners. Dishes such as Byro on pita, Grecian burgers, Grecian marinated beef tips.
I dined alone on my visit, enjoyed a small tossed saladand a 12 inch pepperoni & sausage pizza. ( of course I took 1/2 the pizza home with me) Great salad, pizza had a great flavor and good crust.
SC. Red Bone Alley
1903 West Palmetto St., Florence, SC 29501
Casual dining, Full waitress/ waiter service
Appetizers, creative salads, dinners, lunch menu, shrimp & grits, assorted pastas.
SC. Roma Oven
1950 W. Palmetto Street Florence, SC 29102
Has an real brick oven in the open kitchen area
The restaurant has a light scent of fresh wood burning
Specialises in authentic Italian and Grecian subs, pasta.
They offer a 10 inch pizza, using a fresh made, thin crust, that bakes very crispy in the brick oven.
We enjoyed a large 12 inch "steak special" (thinly sliced real roast beef, sauteed onion, mushrooms and provolone cheese). Yes, it was toasted in the brick oven. We also had a 10 inch pizza, a lot of flavor, hot and a fresh taste.
SC. Sambino's Bistro
1104 Allice Drive Sumter, S.C. 29154
A combination of Greek & Italian cooking
Offers pizza, traditional or white, homemade lasagna, veal Parmesan, alfredo's and vegetarian dishes.
Opened for lunch and dinner 7 days a week
Offers a $ 5.00 lunch special with 15 entrees to choice from.
Offers a Early Bird special Mon-Sat 3PM - 7PM with a choice of 9 entrees.
Fresh "hot" garlic rolls served with every dinner, brought out with your beverages.
Ordered two plates and shared with my wife. "Bistro Steak & Cheese grinder" with freshly fried potato chips. The Italian sampler "Classic Combo" Chicken parmigiana, lasagna & fettuccine Alfredo.
SC. Shooky's Deli
3360 West Palmetto Street (Hwy 76), Florence SC
Specializing in NY style hoagies, sandwiches and burgers
Daily sandwich and dinner specials.
Know for their 1/2 pound hand pattied burgers.
Open for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Enjoyed a 1/2 lb Mushroom Swiss burger with fries, and of course a root beer!
SC. The Cafe on Main
5 South Main Street Sumter, SC 29150
Owner Hugh China
" Food For The Soul, That's What We Do"
Open for breakfast Mon, Tues, Thurs, 7-11 AM & Fri 8 - 11 AM
Lunch Mon - Fri 11 - 3 PM, Friday Dinner 5- 9 PM
At breakfast - offer pancakes, French toast, Omelets, Eggs and sides with a little up scale touch.
At lunch - A variety of sandwiches, salads and entrees with a creative flair.
Dinner, small selection, be good variety
Debbie and I went with 2 other couples, had a great time of fellowship and food. I had Kassler Ripchen - Smoked Pork Chops, served with sauerkraut & potato salad. Debbie had Mixed green salad with , fresh made chicken salad. Great job! we'll be back!!
SC. Turbeville Chat & Chew
Main Street, Turbeville, SC.
Full waitress service, take-out
Burgers, hots, Dinner plates, lunch specials.
Enjoyed a Mushroom Swiss burger
SC. Woodstone BBQ & Seafood
1513 Pamplico Hwy, Florence, SC 29505
Buffet, waitress service
Open: Thursday - saturday, lunch & dinner
SC. BBQ, fried and broiled seafood, ribs, fried chciken, fish stew, country vegetables.
Enjoyed the buffet
VA Candle Light Kitchen
7521 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Serving Breakfast and Lunch
Large breakfast menu including, fresh made biscuits daily, Griddle platters, Omelet platters.
Burgers, hot sandwiches and specialty entrees offered at lunch.
My wife and I had breakfast, she had a griddle platter and I had eggs, corned beef and rye toast. ( love my rye toast) Great job !!
VT Gilman's Fairlee Diner
Route 5, Fairlee, VT 05045
Serving breakfast lunch and dinner
Small diner, great food.
I had eggs, sausage and rye toast (I love my rye toast)
My wife had a large stack of pancakes. The waitress sayed that they are large pancakes, you might want to try the shorts stack. They were large pancakes with real VT maple syrup.
VT 3 Squares Cafe
221 Main Street Vergennes, VT 05491
This was a great find for my wife and I. We left our motel and started driving to find a place to eat breakfast. You can happen on some of the best places by driving through small towns.
Open 7 days a week offering breakfast,lunch and dinner-hence 3 squares
The cafe isn't large but can sit about 35 plus. A rustic, but modern look, mismatched antique tables, sandblasted original brick walls, the menu is written on 3 large chalk boards.
Great display of home made muffins, brownies and scones.
Members of the "Vermont Fresh Network -Farm & Chef Partnership"
My wife had the Challah french toast with fresh fruit and cinnamon whipped cream & Vermont maple syrup. The plate presentation was a good as the food.
I had the Egg Panino with home fries, Swiss cheese & sausage. Good sandwich!
The coffee is great had about 4 or 5 choices, self service. I don't mean convenience store self service, I mean nice layout, choice of mugs, creamers, sugars.
We at about 9:00AM and the customer traffic in and out was very good.
VT Bradford Pizza
134 Main Street Bradford, VT
Open 11:00AM - 9:00PM
NY style pizza, calzones, salads and hot subs.
Homemade dough, sauce and freshly grated cheese.
My wife and I shared a Calzone, called the Hunter(Pepperoni, meatball and sausage, cheddar and mozzarella cheese. And a medium pepperoni pizza. Great job!!
VT Colatina Italian Restaurant
Main Street Bradford VT
There slogan " Our chosen style of cooking is to utilize the finest quality ingredients combined with traditional old world cooking methods. Bringing to you a delizioso, healthy produce.
Mangio bene, vive bene! Eat well....Live well!)"
Offering both New York style and Wood Fired Artisan Pizzas
Many authentic Italian dishes, also a large variety of appetizers, salads, calzones and subs.
My wife and I share a salad and entree.
The Salad: Insalata Blue - assorted field greens, Vermont bacon, tomatoes, toasted walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese with a maple syrup balsamic vinaigrette.
The entree: Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo - All natural breast meat pan seared in Vermont brown butter, asiago cream over fettuccine.
Great food, waitress was very good!!!!!
VT Dana's by the Gorge
5945 Woodstock Rd White River Junction, VT 05001
Located on Route 4 directly across from the Quechee Gorge Visitor’s Center
Open 7 days a week. 7 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakfast: 7 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The restaurant is located less than a 1/4 mile from the popular Quechee Gorge. The buses by the dozens stop everyday of the week.
Offering pancakes, omelets, Belgium waffles and many local favorites.
For lunch they offer burgers, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and plated entrees. Also homemade desserts.
My wife and I shared the "Danaburger" a black Angus burger with sauteed onions, Vermont cheddar cheese, crisp bacon and pepper relish
VT Jack's Diner
521 Main St Chester, VT 05143
Freindly People, Great Service!
Offering breakfast, lunch & dinner.
We stopped for breakfast about 8:00, the place was almost full, as a table left, more customers were coming in.
I had eggs, sausage and rye toast (Love my rye toast)
My wife had French toast, on homemade bread.
VT Rosie's Restaurant
886 Route 7 South Middlebury, VT 05753
Summer hours: Sun-Thurs 6AM-9PM, Fri& Sat 6AM-10PM
Winter hours: Mon-Sun 6PM-9PM
Offer several choices of dinner size salads, traditional American dishes such as Pulled roast turkey Spaghetti, Chicken Parmigiana.
Seafood platters such as Fish & Chips, Grilled salmon.
Burgers and sandwiches, homemade soups.
They also serve breakfast Daily.
My wife and I tried the Monday special Pot roast, soup, salad, and a small hot fudge sundae. When the brought us our Pot roast, Wow what a beautiful plate and the flavor was awesome.
It was a Monday night in Oct., about 7:30 and the parking lot was full. Very popular place for the locals.
VT The Happy Hour Restaurant
42 N Main St Wells River, VT 05081
Full menu restaurant, open daily at 11:30 AM
Large variety of dishes, "From the sea", Land & Sea", "A little bit of Italy"
Also serving hot open face sandwiches, burgers, hot sandwiches and wraps.
I had the homemade lasagna, my wife had a country style chicken & biscuits. Very good job!