Crossing Monteagle, my wife and I decided to grab something to eat on our way to Barnsley Resort (which is awesome, by the way) in Adairsville, Georgia. We like to avoid fast food chains and try to seek out local places. In this particular case, we should have hit Hardee's.
The place certainly tries to be funky, however, it comes off as junky. The place is very dark and is filled with, and decorated with, all means of crap, little of which is interesting. There were cats roaming the restaurant (maybe charming to some, creepy to me).
The restaurant has an all you can eat buffet, and if you want to put on the feed bag, I suppose this might be an option. My wife and I were just in the mood for something on the lighter side. When we tried to get some information out of our waiter about some of the items on the menu, he was not very knowledgeable...said he was a yankee, as if that excused him from knowing anything about working in a Southern restaurant.
My wife ordered the open faced smoked turkey sandwich and I ordered the pulled pork BBQ sandwich. My wife's sandwich in no way resembled what was described on the menu. It looked and tasted artificial. We both agreed it was gross. She sent it back and asked for a BLT. My BBQ sandwich would rate a 5 on a scale of 1-10. The service was inattentive...I had to get up 3 times to find the waiter to ask for things and this was at 3 in the afternoon...not exactly prime time.
The manager came over to "apologize" about the turkey sandwich, but did so in a manner that indicated she disagreed with our assessment of the quality of the product and which made us feel we must me wrong since it was from a turkey that she assured us had "just been smoked that morning." After over 45 years of working in the restaurant business, I think I know food quality by now, and this item was not at all appetizing.
Long story short - Do yourself a favor and don't drive past other restaurants to get to this place if you are expecting an outstanding, memorable (or even average) dining experience.
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