Family was headed from Danville to home (Weber City) on US 58. We skipped Martinsville at lunch time due to race traffic and instead ended up at the Country Diner in Patrick Springs just up the road. The Country Diner is typical of the ubiquitous local restaurants that populate almost every town in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. It is unique in that it is in a 60's era mobile home that was designed as a diner, although a new kitchen has been added on. This place has local flavor written all over it. The menu is fairly limited, but offers all of the choices expected from such an establishment. We sampled the Cheeseburger, Double Cheeseburger, and cheese sandwiches, fries and tater tots, and tea.
The tea was good, the fries were thick crinkle cuts and fried perfectly. However, they come unsalted, so season them before eating. The ketchup was substandard and served in squirt bottles so I don't know the brand. The cheese sandwich was good, with plenty of american cheese. The tater tots were actually what Burger King serves as "Hash Rounds". They were well cooked, but did not meet my wife's expectations. The Burgers had thick square patties. Typical of this type of restaurant, they come made to order. My double cheeseburger with Ketchup, Mayo and Pickles was very good. The only drawback was the lack of seasoning on the meat. Meals are served in paper baskets 50's-style.
So if you are on 58, and looking for something different from the typical fast food/chain restaurant fair, consider the Country Diner. Its good old greasy spoon food at a good price.