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Interstate Eateries is published by Our State magazine.


Join DG Martin as he travels North Carolina's interstates to find home cooking to satisfy that down-home yearning.


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Welcome to “Interstate Eateries.”

When you get hungry as you are traveling up and down our interstate highways, do you like to try out the nearby homecooking restaurants where the locals gather to eat and exchange news?

If your answer is yes, you have come to the right place.

Interstate Eateries is about locating those hard-to-find places, checking them out, and then sharing that information with others who love local barbecue, “meat and three vegetable plates,” and other independent family owned restaurants.

A great start is the second edition of the little glove compartment sized book titled “Interstate Eateries” and published by Our State Magazine. You ought to have a copy in your car.

Good eats on the road

The following article about Intersate Eatieries appeared in the News & Observer on March 11, 2009.

It's possible to get a home-style meal when you're away from home. If you know where to look, you needn't go much farther than just off the interstate.

Many of us don't bother.

If we're on the road when hunger strikes, we swing through the nearest drive-through or break into the snack we brought along. Anything more than a few hundred feet from the nearest exit is a greater detour than we're willing to make.

Read full article at the News & Observer Online edition.

How "Interstate Eateries" Came To Be

Interstate Eateries, 2nd edition was born from articles D.G. Martin wrote for Our State magazine, publisher of the book. Our State magazine is North Carolina's only statewide magazine devoted to the history, culture, and natural beauty of the state. Published for more than 75 years, Our State celebrates the people and places that make North Carolina truly unique.

Restaurant Locations

This map illustrates the locations of the "Interstate Eateries" listed on this website. Each marker indicates a restaurant associated with a specific location. Click on a marker for details about the restaurant. Enjoy!

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Interstate Eateries is published by Our State magazine.

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