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“Best fried chicken and gravy in years!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Glenda's

Glenda's
Ranked #6 of 56 Restaurants in Cleveland
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best fried chicken and gravy in years!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you are looking for franchise slick decor or pre-packaged homogeneous non-descript food, this is not the place for you.

Real fried chicken, homemade biscuits with white gravy, hamburgers that have never seen a freezer and authentic sweet tea are Glenda's hallmarks. Their steak sandwich is delightful and tasty. Fried pork chops are served piping hot with a generous hand and even more, a reasonable price. The mashed potatoes are real, not reconstituted.

This is real food, not pre-packaged muck from a warehouse and the prices are so reasonable you easily afford that slice of fresh homemade cake sitting in their covered dishes on the counter. So you have to do a little exercise to compensate, who cares! You know you're not being served chemicals disguised as food at this gem of a restaurant.

By the way, the staff are friendly and helpful too. Your glass of tea is never empty.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank MS43501
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cess Pool of a Restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

My husband and I visited Helen, GA for the new year. We drove the short distance to Glenda's on New Years Eve. We had a late lunch and the food was decent at best. However, once our order was taken, the server never returned to refil our drinks, check on us, or bring our ticket. We had to personally flag a server or get it ourself. We summarized our experience to young servers and a possible shift change.

As we were leaving on New Years Day, we had to pass Glenda's to leave. Seeing their advertisement of collards and black eyes peas, we decided that mediocre vittles for the new year was better than no well wishes at all. After sitting down, we waited for well over ten minutes to be served. There were numerous tables open and an abundance of servers. Needless to say, we were never served and chose to spend our money and receive our traditional nourishment elsewhere.

Others may accept less than satisfactory service, but for us the actions were inexcusable. ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!!
Will not return to the area, nor recommend the area to others.

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4 Thank Mighty-Mastiff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good food! Good price! Good service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Our group of 6 had dinner at Glenda's and were very pleased. Prices so much better than nearby Helen. Fried chicken, salad bar, catfish were excellent but steak was just okay (but then you go to steakhouse for steak) .
Service was good also.

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1 Thank Mish_the_Fish
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best food in Cleveland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

ANy time we are near Cleveland we stop at Glendas. Great food and service!!!

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Soggy-Dollar-Bar-JVD
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Cleveland, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Convenient in Cleveland. .”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Popular storefront restaurant right in Cleveland. Popular with the breakfast folk and after church bunch.

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Thank fjed2
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