Pearl is one of my favorite places for good food at reasonable prices.
Yes, it shares a building with the "convenience" store, and yes there is a gas station out front. Uhmmm, that's why they call it "Pearl COUNTRY STORE" and not Pearl Restaurant. The store really has very few "convenience" items, and a lot of locally made products and regional-topic books and gifts.
Actually, the restaurant part of it is located in the back corner and not in the middle of the store as suggested by the first reviewer. I was just there today and saw at least six tables, plus some counter stools where you can watch them do their thing.
The pulled pork was pulled by hand for MY sandwich. The fried okra was great, too. I've had chicken or ribs on other occasions and it is always dripping with sauce and falling-off-the-bone delicious.
So if you want a Cracker Barrel, don't go. If you want the feel of a Real Florida country store, don't miss it. Pick up a free mini-bumper sticker when you pay for your meal. And be sure to say hello to the old man sitting on the bench out front.
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