I've had a hard time rating this restaurant because my love of southern cooking probably isn't as high as others might be. I don't want to be unfair because truly if you love traditional southern cooking this is the best of the best. Comparable to the lady and sons in savannah (Paula dean) which I have also dined at. My husband adored this restaurant and would probably eat there every day if he could. Here's what you should know about this restaurant.
Don't go here on a diet. Seriously I couldn't see anything truly low cal on the whole menu. And most of it can't be adjusted to be healthy choices.
Don't go here if you aren't a fan of southern cooking. The menu is chock full of typical things you think of when you think of southern cooking.....fried chicken, fried catfish, okra, multiple menu items on top of grits, meatloaf, pork shoulder, macaroni and cheese, corn bread. Because I've now dissevered I'm not that big into a full southern menu I probably wouldn't go back. But for someone like my husband this is a rare find restaurant. Everything is made from scratch and truly flavorful.
My husband started with this beet salad which the seating hostess had recommended. He couldn't stop moaning about how good it was. Seriously, he said "mmmmmmmm" like a gazillion times as he devoured it. He was in food heaven and I could tell it. He also had the meatloaf and he ate every single thing on his plate. I had the pork shoulder. First of all I've never ordered anything pork ever in a restaurant. I just couldn't seem to find anything I really wanted because I was trying to watch calories, didn't want to go fried, and a lot of the dishes had grits which I don't care for. The pork was a humongous portion. HUGE! It was fine but not my favorite but truthfully that's because I'm not that into pork to begin with. I will say it was better and more tender than most pork I've tasted.
The one thing that I personally was glad I went for was the fried green tomatoes side. These were amazing. So delicious and I've never even liked fried green tomatoes before. If I had to go back I'd just order a side of these and be a happy camper.
My reviews always have to do with whether kids would like something. Yes, you absolutely could go here with kids. Very laid back atmosphere, mostly senior aged diners, but pretty casual. There were only two families in the restaurant at the time we dined. I didn't see a kids menu so I can't speak to this. If your kid doesn't like southern cooking you may want to call and ask. There weren't a lot of menu items I could see my own kids liking except maybe a side of macaroni and cheese.
If you love southern cooking give this a try. You won't be sorry. If you are like me and you are lukewarm give this one a miss because there isn't a lot outside that box to choose from.
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