This was one of the best experiences I had from a restaurant in a while. We had a group of 10 headed there from Savannah. The buzz was created from locals about a year ago and we finally decided to go for it! Now, traveling in the dark not knowing where you are headed is a little scary on these dark GA roads...GPS will have you lost! However, mapquest surprisingly gives you perfect directions and those on the website so follow that!!! When we arrived, if it were not for all the cars and the small handwritten sign out front, I would have been totally not convinced that we were not at the right place. My first thoughts as I stepped out of the car onto the heavily carpeted outdoors, looking at what seemed to be an old garage made into something, were 'I'm not sure about this.' However, when entering the place ( after finding the door...it was dark), I still felt the same. But after about 30 seconds, we were greeted by our first waitress, and it felt like walking in the house of my grandmother...with the rooms laid out...like a house. She made us feel welcome to explore too. The walls were heavily decorated with pictures of I guess both restaurant visitors (family) particularly Ben Affleck, and biological family,posters, and "love letters" from Chef to his wife displayed for us to read (never got a chance to ask questions about those). The furniture is mismatched (like at Grandma's) which contributes even more to that downhome Southern feel. There were TV's placed everywhere in the private rooms so even the men as they watched the college football playoffs felt like taking off shoes as they rooted for whomever as the women cackled along as we entertained ourselves in reading the "love letters" on the wall! In come the hush puppies and the homemade tarter sauce that I never quite tasted that way...sold! But I didn't want to get too full yet since we ordered the Wheelchair platter...you can't ask what it is though...you just have to trust the chef and boy were we glad we did. My hubby and I had a platter for 2 and ended up taking home a box that can feed me for dinner today. Room for dessert? I couldn't fathom it, until Chef personally comes in to say hello! (We just started applauding when he entered) We never met him but there was an aura that we just loved! There is such confidence and love behind what he does that you can't help but be drawn to him and this establishment. He connected with all of us even before tempting us with dessert including the 12 different cheesecakes. I don't even like cheesecake, but I ate and enjoyed it this night. We felt like we were the only ones in the building, like we had rented out a b&b until Chef Jerome took us on a little tour that exposed us to more rooms and the grand room full of more, all different but distinct dining tables and chairs and a quaint little dance floor that we fully took advantage of while tickets were being paid! The food was great, the atmosphere although different than what I expected, amazing, and we had a grand experience hugely lead by the wonderful personalities and attention given by the Chef and his staff!
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