You really have to work hard these days while traveling to find anything other than the corporate chain restaurants especially if you’re traveling the freeways or interstates. sadly most are of them are of the fast-food variety. Gag me with a spoon. If I wanted to eat at McDonald’s, BoogerKing, Cracker Barrel every day all day, we could have stayed home (okay, we don’t have Cracker Barrel in Hawaii). Let’s face it half the fun of a road trip is, or used to be, the exposure to new and different regional foods.
On this particular day we’d just left Seneca, South Carolina where we’d had a miserable time trying to find some place to eat breakfast on a Sunday. Seneca is the home of Clemson University, but also the buckle of the Bible belt and I can tell you forget about breakfast until church is out! We ended up eating at a Waffle House.
But come lunch time and now in Hiawassee, Georgia we hit pay dirt in the food department! We drove by, then went back after noticing the full parking lot and the definitely ‘not-chain’ appearance. It was simply called the Georgia Mountain Restaurant, and the food was home cooked & great!
They had southern fried chicken, meat loaf, real mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, turnip greens, cole slaw, mac & cheese, breaded fried squash, plus pineapple upside cake and apple cobbler. All its for $8.95 and home cooked! So darn good.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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