My teenage son and I are planning a roadtrip and are looking for suggestions of great local restaurants. We're from CA and want to experience southern hospitality and good eats (particularly bbq, southern specialties fish frys? and of course seafood on the outer banks). We are very open... prefer not to eat at chains if at all possible. Small mom & pop or family type places are probably best. Our itinerary is:
Day 1: Leave richmond, va headed towards nashville on highway 360. Lunch somewhere in between... (roanoake or knoxville)
Day 2&3: Nashville. breakfast/lunch and dinner options.
Day 4&5: Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge, Townsend, Gatlinburg area - again all options
Day 6: Raleigh/Durham -lunch and dinner
Day 7-11: Outer Banks, NC - we'll be on oracoke but don't mind driving up towards nags head for a great meal.
Day 12-13: headed back to dc by way of maryland
day 14: washington dc
Would appreciate any help. Thanks so very much. :)