I have found many BBQ recommendations along the I-95 corridor between DC and Southern, VA, but I am looking for NON-BBQ stuff along this route. My dad and I will be road tripping through:
Fredericksburg (and surrounds)
Richmond (and surrounds)
Petersburg (and surrounds).
We should have two nights in each place. We're from California and want stuff like fried chicken, chicken fried steak, meat loaf, biscuits and gravy, Virginia ham, collards, okra, grits, fried green tomatoes, succotash, more gravy, more fried anything, real stick to your ribs Southern comfort food. We are not worried about ambience, calories or cholesterol, though if the place has heritage, all the better.
Breakfast is a big thing for us and diner food is great, though by dinner we'll probably be ready for something a bit more "new Southern" and seafood oriented.
Open to really anything, but want to stick with the Southern theme.
Thanks in advance.