OK--I am a total Yankee/Northerner/New Yorker who has spent very little time below the Mason-Dixon line. But I am going to be in a small town in Virginia next week for a wedding, and I am told that the best game in town is Shoney's. So I check out the website, looks a lot like Denny's or Friendly's.
What can I expect? The person giving me this rec is not chow-ish at all, and if I ask her, she will call me a snobby NYer and give me the "when-in-Rome" speech.