My son and I had been driving for about 10 hours when we pulled off at this exit enticed by the signs for 3 restaurants - one of them being The Copper Pot. We didn't want fast food and wanted to stretch. There was no one at the Copper Pot despite the open sign. Brintle's had bright lights and lots of cars. It is a truck stop - but also seems to be a place for locals to get food. Our waitress who gets the award for cheeriest waitress EVER (and also great service); she seemed to know everyone who came in the door. My son had the center cut pork chop (he loved it) with selection of sides - he picked rice (way too salty) and fried apples (he raved about them) ($9.49) and a slice of grilled toast which he washed down with a bottomless cup of coffee ($1.99) which our waitress never let go empty. I had eggs, home fries and biscuits (asked for one - got two) for about $3.99. We don't have biscuits up north so that was a treat - really good. My son tucked into the extra biscuit slathered with honey and butter - loved it. As if we didn't already have enough food we split at slice of peanut butter pie ($3.09) - the choice at our server's recommendation. A fluffy peanut butter filling with a layer of chocolate, topped with whipped cream - divine. While the pies aren't made at the restaurant - someone makes these pies and not in a factory. Brintle's even had a little arcade of sorts as you enter the restaurant. We chatted with a couple (local) who were eating nearby - very friendly. And once again - our waitress made the night, always wonderful to have such pleasant service. She made everyone that came in feel like they were long lost friends. This exit came after over 300 miles on Route 81S and then Route 77S - I think it was shortly after you get on Route 74S heading to Winston-Salem. Love the south already based on this hospitality.....and the biscuits!