Lumberton, North Carolina, is as warm and woodsy as its name implies. The city is located halfway between New York and Florida, and you can enjoy some great dining options with tastes of the American North and South. East coast seafood is still a standard, but in Lumberton, the upscale New England slant starts to give way to fried favorites like calabash-style shrimp and hushpuppies. You can even get alligator. There's also great Asian, Italian and Mexican cuisine. Nosh on Singapore noodles, or enjoy Italian standards like baked ziti. The portions are so generous that you can share them and still go home with leftovers.