Darien, An I-95 Roadside Stop for decent BBQ awaits!

This stop off is a popular spot for outlet shopping at exit 49 off of I-95. You will find your normal fare of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut. But on this interestate stop,  you will actually find one of the best BBQ values for a few hundred miles. Smokey Joe's BBQ. Situated across the street from the Hampton Inn is a hidden BBQ Gem. Their menu offers your regular fare of Pulled Pork and Beef, Ribs, and also options for Seafood. If you order their "snack" you will get a solid meals worth of food, a side, and a drink for less than $6.00.

If you decide to venture into Darien itself, don't pass up the Purple Pickle located right off Highway 17 directly across from the newspaper office.  Every day there are new specials on the menu in addition to the regular sandwiches and meals.  It is open all day.  The decor is very eclectic with most of the decorations for sale by the local artists.  This restaurant is well worth a trip from the beaten path.