Eight to Eat: Restaurants Just Off I-95 / I-85

by Virginia Blog | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 | Updated: Mar 18, 2016

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Continuing our interstate dining option journey, this article offers four-star dining options (as rated on Yelp) from Interstate 95 in Richmond to Interstate 85 and the North Carolina border. Slow down and eat well.

 

The Dog and Pig Show – 4.5 stars – American (New), Vietnamese, Cajun/Creole – $$ – 1 mi. Exit 74B off 95S in Richmond

“You should eat here because it is good.” Charles H.
“A good choice for a quick southern inspired meal.” Dominic B.
“The food is so unbelievable, it should be a sin.” Kristine B.

Found in the historic and ever exciting Richmond, Virginia is The Dog and Pig Show. This restaurant is the place you’ve been overlooking that you can’t afford to miss. Created with local ingredients, the dishes here, for dinner and dessert, are the perfect combinations of taste and beauty you will tell all your friends about. The Dog and Pig Show is an experience in itself that will leave you with words like “delightful” and “savory” and leave your taste buds wanting more. Offering an ever changing menu perfect for each season, come by and taste new pieces you may find nowhere else. Finding a place with great food to relax is no longer difficult. The Dog and Pig Show will tell you themselves they are, “Food made with care, true conversation, and memorable time spent together.”

The Dog and Pig Show

The Dog and Pig Show

ALSO SEE: 16 to Eat: Restaurants Just Off I-64, Part One

 

Dixie Restaurant – 4.5 stars – Southern – $ – 1.1 mi. Exit 52 off I95 S in Petersburg

“Everything is delicious.” Steve K.
“Service is amazing…and the food was great. Would recommend to anyone.” Karina C.
“Great place for a family lunch stop.” Stephanie D.

If you’re passing through Old Towne Petersburg be sure to stop by Dixie. This landmark breakfast and lunch establishment has been the heart of Old Towne Petersburg since the 1920s and is the local favorite that specializes in traditional southern eats. Menu items include their famous Dixie Dog, fried Salt Herring, and Chicken and Dumplings. Don’t forget to try the made from scratch Pimento Cheese, Ham Salad, and Chicken Salad. With a variety of sandwiches, barbeque, and burgers it’s the place to be.

Dixie Restaurant

Dixie Restaurant

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Saucy’s Walk-Up Bar.B.Q – 4.5 stars – Barbeque, American – $ – 0.8 mi. Exit 52 off I95 S in Petersburg

“What a great dining experience.” Vonita B.
“Wow…all I can say about their ribs.” Mark B.
“The best BBQ I’ve had.” May C.

Saucy’s is a take-out stand famous for its homemade barbecue, ribs, and sides. Near the historic Petersburg, it is found in a converted container right near the historic district in Petersburg. A new sit-down restaurant is now opened for lunch times as this place keeps expanding. Be sure to check out this favorite of both locals and visitors.

Saucy's Walk-Up BBQ

Saucy’s Walk-Up BBQ

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Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen – 5 stars – Donuts, Food Truck – $ – 10 mi. Exit 42 in McKenney

“A religious experience.” Meredith B.
“Five stars are not enough for this delicious donut.” Yvonne M.
“So delicious. Seriously must try if you’re in the area.” Heidi M.

Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen can be found as a mobile trailer that creates fresh sourdough donuts especially for you. Don’t miss out on the made-from-scratch fudge! People from all over the state and country rave about these doughnuts. It’s a quick stop you’ll remember forever.

Mrs. Yoders

Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

 

Alberta General Store & Deli – 5 stars – Ice Cream, Deli – $ – 1.7 mi. Exit 28 in Alberta

“If ever driving north from North Caroline, this is a must place to eat.” Richard P.
“The hospitality of the owners and other patrons reminds you why you should frequent America’s back roads.” Donna S.
“Great experience” Tom M.

Located in Alberta, Virginia, this general store is found not far from the center of town with a nice stroll through a great place of Virginia. Here you’ll find a little bit of everything; the deli has daily specials, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the southern casual atmosphere where you can have a cup of coffee or a bowl of homemade Brunswick Stew. If you are looking for a place to stop near Alberta, this it! With the Deli open for breakfast, lunch and dinner it’s a small stop full of love and great food.

Alberta General Store & Deli

Alberta General Store & Deli

ALSO SEE: Warm Up with Brunswick Stew

 

The Horseshoe Restaurant – 4.5 stars – American – $$ – 3.5 mi. Exit 15 in La Crosse

“I couldn’t get enough of it!” Lauren M.
“I will be back.” Paul L.
“Awesome food. Great service. Cute restaurant. Friend green tomato BLT is a must!” Katie C.

The Horseshoe Restaurant is South Hill’s Classic Diner. Since the 1930s it has been offering Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner six days a week to a devoted following. Their unique Specialty meals are what many call the best meal around. Test out their southern Pimento Cheese, Fried Pickles, or Homemade Onion Rings. This historic diner, originally a Blacksmith shop, has a homey feel and holds the memories of days gone by. Come enjoy a southern meal and hospitality at its finest.

The Horseshoe Restaurant

The Horseshoe Restaurant

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Kahill’s Restaurant & Bar – 4 stars – American, Seafood, Steakhouse – $$ – 1.1 mi. Exit 15 in La Crosse

“Kahill’s is an oasis in the dining desert that stretches from Richmond to Raleigh.” Bill B.
“Nothing short of awesome!!” Michael A.
“I just love this place.” Craig L.

Kahill’s is known as “Fine dining in a casual atmosphere.” While they specialize in gourmet and fresh foods, the outdoor dining and raw bar give off a comfortable and classic feeling. With weekly live entertainment you can’t miss out on this place. The food is great and the service is always smiling.

 

Uncle Bob’s Backyard BBQ – 4 stars –Barbeque – $ – 2.2 mi. Exit 4 in La Crosse

“The service was fast and friendly…We will absolutely be returning to Uncle Bob’s on our next adventure on I-85.” Jane B.

Uncle Bob’s may seem off the map but their BBQ is right on point. With the new and best BBQ around you’ll wonder why you’ve never heard of it before. Fans also find great taste in their Brunswick stew which has become a favorite of customers. The first bottles of Uncle Bob’s Sassy Sauce are being created for customer purchase as well; make sure you taste this very popular and important addition to your BBQ.

 

About the Author: Kemry Johnakin is an English Major at Brigham Young University-Idaho, hopes to write the next great American novel, and is greatly unsettled by the lack of oxford commas used in government paperwork.

 

 

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Celeste Jackson
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Kahill’s is amazing. Super friendly, great service, fun atmosphere , Tesla charging stations, full bat and **** food. You would never know this was here.

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Cyn
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Kemry Johnakin: if the government uses Chicago manuel of style, as did the newspaper for which I worked, they don’t use the Oxford Comma. See Vampire Weekend’s song regarding this issue.
Nice article

Jane Stringer
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Uncle Bob’s is in Bracey-I-85 Exit 4–ribs are great!

Vivian Steck
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Yes, it is in Bracey! Exit 4, Rt 903 east to Golf Dr.
They have the Best BBQ Ribs, Chicken And Pulled Pork around….
Love Uncle Bob’s!….

Maria
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Try Tri-City Surf n Turf just off 95 in Colonial Heights Dimick pkwy

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