This is a humble restaurant with humble furnishings, and humble food, but boy is it good! Anyone who knows anything about the origins of "soul food" knows about its humble beginnings. It is the LOVE that's put into preparing the food that makes it special, and I would say that this restaurant is pretty special.
We dined on a Sunday, and fortunately, when we arrived around 1:30pm, the place was mostly empty. On Sundays, the food is served family-style. Each diner chooses a meat, and the table shares 4-side dishes served in big bowls. Other days of the week are served normal entrees from the menu. I chose the ribs and ordered one piece of fried chicken just to taste. My husband ordered the roasted pork. For our side dishes, we had green beans, yams, macaroni and cheese and dressing. Hot water cornbread is complimentary with each meal, and I cannot say enough about how perfect that cornbread was! Surprisingly, the food was wheeled out on a cart within minutes, which was GREAT! All of the meats were moist, tender and delicious; though, I think the ribs may have been boiled...maybe just baked? But I'm almost positive not grilled. Anyway, the meat was still very flavorful and tender and moist. The fried chicken was well-seasoned and crispy. My husband's pork was delicious, too. Sliced very thin almost like turkey, and topped with gravy. All of the portions were very generous. You shouldn't leave here hungry, and we like to eat! lol
They also have desserts: peach cobbler, sweet potato pie and cakes. We purchased the cobbler and sweet potato pie. The cobbler was not the best I've ever had. I was sadly disappointed, but the sweet potato pie!? Chile...hush yo mouth! Delicious!
This will definitely be a regular stop for us now. I'm so glad we found it. Oh, and remember how I said the restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived??? When we left, we were squeezing through bodies to get to the register and get out of the door. There were huge families dining together before we left. They probably had a couple of parties of 12 - 16, and the rest of the dining room was packed. We just got there at a GREAT time!
All of the employees were friendly, except one of the cashiers who acted like it would kill her to smile. lol Our server gave us a HUGE hug when we left. :-) How can you leave in a bad mood with a hug???
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