North Carolina鈥檚 Roadside Eateries, Revised and Expanded Edition

A Traveler鈥檚 Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners, and Barbecue Joints

Revised and Expanded Edition

By D. G. Martin

208 pp., 6 x 9, 21 halftones, 6 maps

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6093-6
    Published: April 2024

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D. G. Martin is back with a fully updated edition of his beloved guide, North Carolina鈥檚 Roadside Eateries, ready to help Tar Heels and visitors alike find the places locals love to eat. D.G. is your personal tour guide, and he takes you to more than 120 notable roadway haunts, including over 30 new restaurants, that aren鈥檛 just great places to eat but fixtures of their communities as well.

What鈥檚 included:

路 Features locally owned and community favorites

路 Covers a range of food tastes from BBQ and traditional southern fare to Mexican food and Laotian cuisine

路 Introduces the restaurant owners and locals who make these places unique

路 Includes current contact information, hours, and directions

路 Recommends nearby points of interest to explore after eating

A trusted companion to thousands of North Carolinians, this book not only offers new and exciting ways to get a good meal but will also help folks learn about and appreciate the rich local history of the Tar Heel State.

About the Author

D. G. Martin is host of UNC-TV鈥檚 North Carolina Bookwatch, the state鈥檚 premier literary series. A graduate of Davidson College and Yale Law School and a former Green Beret, Martin practiced law in Charlotte for twenty years before joining the University of North Carolina, where he served as vice president for public affairs and chief legislative liaison. Since his retirement, he has served in interim leadership positions at UNC-Pembroke, North Carolina Central University, Trust for Public Land, Triangle Land Conservancy, and North Carolina鈥檚 Clean Water Management Trust Fund and as president of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Fund. About forty North Carolina newspapers carry his weekly newspaper column that features books, politics, and North Carolina culture.

For more information about D. G. Martin, visit the Author Page.


鈥淢artin wants . . . us to take his guide and have our own adventures. . . . He encourages readers to go a little out of their way to be greeted like an old friend at one of these places, even if it鈥檚 your first visit.鈥 鈥擝ridgette Lacy, Raleigh News & Observer

鈥淔rom barbecue to Greek, chances are that you鈥檒l find your favorite restaurant here鈥攁nd more than a few to discover. Published in a nice format and size to put in the glove box for the seasoned and unseasoned traveler.鈥 鈥Mountain Times