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Gene’s Steak House – Daytona Beach, FL

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Location: I-95 exit 261, Daytona Beach, Florida

We were a little hesitant when we pulled into the restaurant parking lot. Gene’s Steak House didn’t look like much on the outside. But we were pleasantly suprised with what we found on the inside.

This was a great little steak house. It’s a little off the beaten path but it is well worth it. The steaks were huge and cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth delicious. Service was a little slow but it was quite busy when we were there. This is one of the best meals we have eaten while on the road.

This is a local, family owned and operated restaurant in business since 1948 and they know exactly what they’re doing! We’ll be back!

Rise and Shine Diner – Ashland, VA

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Location: I-95, exit 86. Ashland, Virginia
Comments: We recently stumbled upon a great little diner located in a little strip mall not far from I-95, exit 86 in Ashland. The Rise and Shine Diner serves breakfast and lunch all day. Lots of homestyle cooking, including excellent home-made desserts. Everyday of the week they offer two lunch specials. We stopped on Friday, (Fish Friday) and it was great! The staff was very friendly and made us feel right at home. We will be back!

Red Brick Station – White Marsh, Maryland

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Location: I-95 Exit 67B, White Marsh, Maryland

Red Brick Station is located just off of I-95, Exit 67B. They offers large portions, great variety of choices, outdoor seating, summer concerts on the plaza, and awesome microbrews. Take Exit 67B (White Marsh), Turn LEFT on Honeygo Blvd. Turn LEFT into The Avenue (right past the light at Campbell Blvd & right across from Sears). Red Brick Station is directly in the middle of the shopping area.

Carolina BBQ and Chicken – Emporia, Virginia

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Location: I-95 Exit 11, Emporia, Virginia

We discovered a diamond in the ruff. Carolina BBQ and Chicken has outstanding food and the customer service is out of this world! We shared fried chicken wings, fried fish, and broiled salmon. Overall, I was quite impressed. The chicken wings were exceptionally good. The salad bar was great! The cold bar had a nice variety of deserts from strawberry shortcake to banana pudding.

They also had pulled pork, fried shrimp, mini crab cakes, chicken and dumplings, broccoli and cheese, chili, corn bread, and rolls. Prices were very reasonable… under $10 for an all-you-can-eat buffet. I’m hungry already.

I think this is going to be a regular stop for us whenever we travel I-95.

Vientiane Eat In and Take Out – Portland, Maine

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Location: I-95 Exit 8, Portland, Maine

Vientienne Eat In and Take Out is one of the best Thai restaurants I have ever eaten at. If you like Thai, give this restaurant a try. Pad Thai in my opinion is their best buy. 5 stars is my review. Try them out. I bet you’ll give them 5 star too.

Mausam Indian Restaurant – Secaucus, New Jersey

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Location: I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike), Exit 16E, Secaucus, New Jersey

This is a great stop right off the New Jersey Turnpike exit at 16E. They offer authentic Indian food, but it’s served with American tastes in mind. They use less oils and it is supposed to be a bit healthier. They are also very good at explaining the exotic dishes. We found it to be flavorful and fun. There is also a full bar which is unusual for an Indian Restaurant.

We will definitely stop there again.

Huddle House – Various Locations

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Location: Various locations

Although I didn’t try the chicken, we stopped in Georgia at the Huddle House and I looked over the menu and it seemed to have a lot of southern specialties for very low prices. This is ery different from what I’m used to seeing as a New Yorker. They have chains all over the Carolinas and Georgia, look for signs along the way.

International House of Pancakes – Newington, NH

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Location: I-95, exit 4 – Newington, NH

This IHOP is a couple of miles from I-95. Take exit 4 to US Route 4 to exit 1 and the Newington Mall. It’s tucked away at the eastern end of the property. There aren’t too many IHOPs in northern New England and this one is fairly new.

Reasonable prices and hearty helpings, who could ask for anything more? Whenever we head to the coast for a few days, we make it a point to stop at this IHOP at least once. The kids love it!

Empanadas to Go – Boca Raton, Florida

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Location: I-95, Exit 44, Boca Raton, Florida

What a great little spot on 253 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, Florida! They have 12 flavors of empanadas, we tried about 7 and each and every one was better then the last, they also have these amazing pizza’s! Everything is baked right there on the spot, it takes about 5 minutes, it comes out warm and fresh and beyond yummy.

For dessert we had gelatto, it really, truly was the best ice cream I have ever had in my entire life! The Dulce de Leche and Blackberry was to die for… they explained that it was Artisan ice cream and that this brand had won the best ice cream in Florida for the past few years! It was worth every single mile we drove. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this restaurant and plan to go back again, and again, and again, ENJOY!

Border Cafe – Christiana, Delaware


Location: I-95, Exit 4B, Christiana, Delaware

We eat at Jose’s Border Cafe on a regular basis and our grandchildren absolutely love it. In all the times we have been there, we have never had a bad experiance. We love Jose’s and recommend it to all our friends.

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