microwave15, Carrotstick, Roberto64, Dennis S, flavrmeistr, Gracie, Elizabeth, Bacchante, T2, Sthitch, bill4242, Jason B, Zelda, thebes, CCW
Charlotte chowhound thanks you all for your suggestions for my difficult to please family. The overall winner was Legal Seafood--all were happy, especially (and surprisingly) with the grilled entrees. We made the Orleans House also. Unfortunately, Ray's the Steaks was not possible because they were booked. The third and final night was spent at Famous Dave's BBQ near Potomac Mills (hey, a girl's gotta shop!)--which was better than I expected going in.
If you are ever in the south, give me a shout here on the South board. I travel extensively and would be happy to return the favor.