I always wish TA had a vote between Average and Very Good as I think my first experience would fall in the Good category, but it was better than Average on our visit. Our group of eight went on a Sunday evening and were seated immediately as it was not too busy. Our server, Lauren K. was excellent and was responsive and proactive. She made a point of asking our group whether we had any food allergies or issues when ordering. Extensive menu (perhaps too to maintain good quality on all?) and 6 draft beers on tap and some nice wine selections. Decent prices (where can you get a $5 BLT these days (we didn't order). Nice casual but cool atmosphere in the restaurant.
In general, many of the dishes we received were lukewarm or room temperature and this was a disappointment. Nice crisp BUT LUKEWARM french fries? they should be made on plated right before coming out. The croque madame was actually pretty good, but the bechamel was a tiny bit bland and underseasoned but the egg was perfectly cooked atop. The egg bacon scramble was recommended by our server and was ok, but a bit on the small side. the sides of toast and grits were fine. The cheese burgers ordered were cooked nicely with fresh accompaniments but lukewarm fries. The crusty club was enjoyed and the design your own omelet. A nice surprise was the pizza - it was large and appropriately crisp - i was expecting less and some disappointment here. If you like thin, crisp pizza, you will like. The white mussels were pretty good but the clumsy doughy white bread sticks accompanying it looked and tasted exactly like what you would find at Olive Garden. Some crusty cut bread would have been better to mop up the Mussel sauce/juice (a bit under seasoned) - and they charegd 50 cents for the breadsticks as they didn't supply eny with this entree. Really?
The apple pie with vanilla ice cream a la mode was very good. nice flavors and flaky crust. the Kentucky Derby Pecan Pie was more like a chocolate pie with a few pecans thrown in. I would not order gain. The coconut custard pie pretty good but it needed a stronger coconut flavor, and the brownie was huge (enough for 2 people), but was a bit too "cakey" and not as dense as a true brownie should be.
We will return and try some other breakfast items (available all day).