Wife and I have been wanting to go to Walt's since it re-opened. This place has a lot of history going back to No Ky's prime time of fabulous dining establishments in the 50's and 60's. This place was one of them. It has history with us personally, too, as it is the place where we had our rehearsal dinner in 1975. So we were eager to try. The place inside was decorated in the same manner as before, and while one would not consider it modern and updated, it does fit the decor and design of the building. The room we were seated in was decorated in a thoroughbred motif. Very friendly staff and our waiter John, knew his stuff and the menu. We ordered one of the signature dishes to try and see what they were like - so we ordered and split the half rack of ribs and white meat chicken. $3.00 charge to go all white meat, but while that may seem high, we're used to it. The other parts would simply go to waste by us anyway. So why not get what you want? I will caution you that if you are expecting ribs similar to Montgomery Inn, these are not the same. These are served "Memphis style", which means they are meant to chew off the bone, not fall off. And they were just that - chewy. Good sauce, but chewy. The chicken is cooked over a hickory wood fire, and it had plenty of hickory flavor, almost bordering on too much. Mashed potatoes were creamy and tasted very good. House salad was typical, but was fresh and crisp. The bread was the best part - a toasted soft rye smothered in salted butter - Yum !! Generous portions and very good service. The big question is: would we ever go back? Probably not, but not because it's a terrible place or anything like that. It is just not our style of ribs and chicken. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, I'd rate it at a 6.
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