This conversation needs a little representation from an authentic Waynesboroan. To get a true culinary experience, you need to spend a day in each of the 5 Waynesboros in the United States. I made such a trip several Thanksgivings ago, during my trip to see family. I ate in local places in each Waynesboro, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and back home in Virginia. What a sample of small-town America...
Alas, Waynesboro does not yet have enough local restaurants. Since 2004, when the arrival of our Wal-Mart occurred, we gained a large selection of national chain restaurants, like Cracker Barrel, Outback Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday, etc., but it is the local kind that makes a place unique. My favorite restaurant in Waynesboro would be Stone Soup Books & Cafe. Excellent soups, lots of locally-grown veggies, grilled salmon on the patio was unbelievable and the musicians that play there on Friday evenings make it an even better evening. Stop by 908 West Main Street, after you wipe all that apple butter off your hiney.
Waynesboro ain't bad, and we're a dang sight better than Howardsville!