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Old 07-22-2018, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Since retiring to the 4th state we have called home here in Tennessee we have spent a lot of time eating and sleeping between the Florida house and here. By odd chance we discovered an out of the way most likely only known to the locals a really good Mexican restaurant in Dalton, GA. Los Pablos was a much welcomed change that allowed us to sit and wind down from the never racking adventures along I-75. It's not the run of the mill TexMex. It's real food like I remember from south of the border in the 80's.

I know there have got to be other places of more cuisines out there in the southeast that would break the boredom of fast food chains. Anyone care to share from these areas a home grown favorite? From FL to TN and points between in GA, NC, SC, and AL? Traveling epicureans welcome
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:20 PM
 
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You might want to check out Roadfood.com/. They list thousands of them.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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You might want to check out Roadfood.com/. They list thousands of them.
Lots of lists out there but here we might like to compile a demographic list of CD members personal finds??
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:05 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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We have gotten a lot of info from Chef Michelle Bernstein's PBS show "Check Please". Three guest present their local restaurant choices (in the Palm Beach county, Broward county and Dade county areas), then they all try each others choices and critique them.

Haven't been in a few years, but "The Cellar" restaurant in Daytona Beach is an excellent Italian restaurant! Just don't expect to find pizza as they don't serve it.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Check Please also goes down to Monroe County (The Keys).

Be warned, The Cellar isn't cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for in service and food.

First Watch is a chain serving breakfast and lunch, but it's good and something different. I LOVE their lemon ricotta pancakes and Millionaire's bacon. They are in several states.

There's a small local chain of restaurants called the Sicilian Oven in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. They have wood fired ovens. We actually like their pizzas and that's saying something since we are extremely picky about pizzas, generally making them on the Big Green Egg or with the Weber and the pizza oven after market set up over wood. The other things we've had there have been good as well.

Anthony's Coal-fired pizza, which is also a fairly small chain, but is in several states, has decent pizza, but their wings they cook in the pizza ovens are great.

About Time Cafe and Ally's Comfort Cafe are both good places for breakfast and lunch as well in Broward. They used to be owned by the same person, but one was sold, though got to keep the recipes. They both make excellent pancakes and have specials on the weekends, like oreo pancakes, devil dog pancakes, apple pie, tres leches pancakes, etc., etc. They also either make their own sausage or have it made because A) it is really good, and B) it's bigger than normal link sausage. Their potato pancakes aren't bad either.

Rob's Bageland in Tamarac is a good breakfast place. Dogboa LOVES their homemade corned beef hash. This is also a small chain in Broward, but none of the other locations make the corned beef hash as good as Tamarac.


I haven't been there in years and years, but the restaurant at the Biltmore Estate was really, really good. So was the restaurant at the Lake Lure Lodge.

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Old 07-24-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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David’s Catfish is very popular in my area, the owners live just up the road from me. They have won awards for best catfish in Alabama, and their cheese grits are awesome!

Restaurants In Andalusia, Brewton, Atmore Alabama-Davids Catfish House
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Old Yesterday, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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We had lunch today at the Tellicafe in Tellico Plains, TN. That is the best new find in quite a while. Their burger beats all I've had while out and about hands down. Not fast food but service was faster than some fast food joints. I jo ke with the waitress about the problem the burger caused... Not enough room for dessert after a 2/3 lb burger... The fries that came with it were special too. By far the best in a long time. Next time we stop there we will just order a couple of their desserts that are so tempting. One made with fresh strawberries with puff pastries and the other I must try is their coconut cream pie.
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Old Today, 11:21 AM
 
Location: The South
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Since retiring to the 4th state we have called home here in Tennessee we have spent a lot of time eating and sleeping between the Florida house and here. By odd chance we discovered an out of the way most likely only known to the locals a really good Mexican restaurant in Dalton, GA. Los Pablos was a much welcomed change that allowed us to sit and wind down from the never racking adventures along I-75. It's not the run of the mill TexMex. It's real food like I remember from south of the border in the 80's.

I know there have got to be other places of more cuisines out there in the southeast that would break the boredom of fast food chains. Anyone care to share from these areas a home grown favorite? From FL to TN and points between in GA, NC, SC, and AL? Traveling epicureans welcome
I don’t believe I fit the category of “Traveling epicureans”, cause when I travel, I eat at Waffle House
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Old Today, 11:39 AM
 
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I don’t believe I fit the category of “Traveling epicureans”, cause when I travel, I eat at Waffle House
Some Waffle Houses are quite good. Keep the good ones a secret.
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Old Today, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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See Wee on 17 Business between Georgetown, South Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina.
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