I posted this response to an old thread, but then decided it made more sense to start a new thread. We just made this drive, from Mebane/Burlington area of NC south to Atlanta (on Friday) and back today. There must be a way to find the best local food near I-85 for those of us traveling who don't want to stray too far from the highway, but don't want fast food. We finally, out of desperation, ended up at a Cracker Barrel because we couldn't determine where other food options might be located. We will be making that trip again in a few months and I don't want to make the same mistake. Midway (mealtime) for us is anywhere in SC on the way south, and Charlotte north to Lexington on the way north. Please, someone must know of some good places to eat!