May 28, 2021

Great Overnight Stop: Roanoke Rapids, NC (I-95, Exit 173)

What makes Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina a great overnight stop? Consider this… you’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnite stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! Those exits are great overnight stops!

Where to Stay in Roanoke Rapids…

This exit has a great selection of hotel properties… mostly chains but with an independent or two. Choices include: Baymont Inn, Brookwood Motel, Days Inn, EconoLodge, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Quality Inn, Red Roof Inn, and Sleep Inn and Suites.

Here are our recommendations…

Hampton Inn - Roanoke Rapids, NC | I-95 Exit Guide
Hampton Inn in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Where to Eat in Roanoke Rapids…

There aren’t too many I-95 exits with this number of food choices. Fast food and national chains dominate this exit but you will find several local eateries tucked away in one of the strip malls near this exit.

Logans Roadhouse - Roanoke Rapids, NC | I-95 Exit Guide
Logan’s Roadhouse in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Your choices here include: Applebee’s Grill and Bar, Arby’s, Burger King, Carolina BBQ and Chicken, Chick-fil-A, Cook Out, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesar’s, Logan’s Roadhouse, Mayflower Seafood, McDonald’s, New China Chinese Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, Pino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Ralph’s BBQ, Ruby Tuesday, Subway, Taco Bell, Texas Steakhouse and Saloon, Waffle House, Wendy’s, Zaxby’s

Where to Shop in Roanoke Rapids…

If there is anything you need for you next day’s voyage, you’ll probably find it close by. Shopping options at this exit include: Advance Auto Parts, Belk, Big Lots, Cato Fashions, DollarTree, Dunham’s Sports, Food Lion, Game Stop, GNC, Harbor Freight, Harley-Davidson, Lowe’s, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Roses Discount Store, Tractor Supply, Walgreens, and Walmart

Fuel Up and Head Out…

With variety comes competition… and lower prices. You’ll find these gas stations close by: BP, Exxon, New Dixie Mart, Murphy, Shell, Sheetz

52 miles south is Wilson, NC, another recommended stopover exit.

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