“It's not great, but it's acceptable. Watch what you order!”
I eat with these people pretty often, and it’s good enough I keep coming back. Part of that is lack of choices in the area, and their general comfort food menu. I showed up today at 11:30 on a Sunday, and it was predictably a mad house. There were people lined up to be seated, and it took them about 10 minutes to seat 10 people over 3 tables, but it was moving along.
By default, I landed with JoAnn, probably the best server they have, although all of them are very good. I didn’t waste her time with a drink order, appetizer, blah blah blah – because they were busy. She took my whole order at once, including the drink. This restaurant offers complimentary soup with a meal, and today I took it because it was cream of broccoli.
In nothing flat I’ve got my drink, my soup, and rolls and cornbread. It’s about 12:00 noon straight up by now and the after church floodgates have opened. It didn’t take much longer to get my meal on the table of fried catfish, yams, and slaw.
You can certainly see that the kitchen is in a rush. The food quality was sorely lacking, and I didn’t eat but about ½ of it. The yams were not sweet, and there was no marshmallow topping – they didn’t even look good. The catfish was barely cooked enough, and they had not given it time to get crispy, and when they poured it onto a plate, it just drained grease everywhere. The slaw was pretty good, and I ate most of that. Realizing they are slammed, I didn’t want to bring it up, or send the food back.
When the owner, Mr Yung cashed me out, he was less than interested with what’s wrong with his food. He asked me if everything was OK, and when I told him it wasn’t he politely ignored that and just made change for me.
I go to this place often enough, but usually for breakfast. Would I come back? Yes, almost guaranteed I will. Would I recommend the place? Not without provisional warnings that quality is a crap shoot, and to be careful what you are ordering. The price is certainly fair at $8.60 for a full lunch. They are as middle of the road as any café could get. It’s not always good, but it’s seldom bad enough to send something back to the kitchen. Oh, and the pie case you see in the picture is not typical. They are usually aged a few days too many, and I’m not interested in their desserts.
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