The Meadow Village Restaurant in Meadow, NC near Benson, NC has very good food. It has normal people working there who seem friendly. It has old folks eating who remind me of my Mom's mom.
It's very close to the intersection of I-40 and I-95, in North Carolina. Take I-40 east from I-95 to the "Meadow" exit; turn right, then drive about half a mile, then it's at the intersection on your left across from the Volunteer Fire Department.
This is a southern-food buffet, meaning they always have fried chicken and seasoned vegetables. They always have cornbread and hushpuppies. And they always have dessert -- genuine layer cakes, chocolate meringue pies with meringue two inches tall. They don't cut tiny slices of dessert for you, either -- you're treated like an adult, and expected to cut a slice that's the right size for you. Or maybe two slices.
There are five buffet bars; one has salad, one has vegetables, one has meats, one has ice cream (at our last visit), and one has desserts. The vegetables are well seasoned (not just dumped from a can). We last went on a Friday night, and thus got lots of access to fried fish, shrimp, and stuffed crab.
With tax, the dinner (i.e., meaning supper) buffet is $9.50. Expect to wait in line to get in on Sunday after church.