We tried this restaurant for our anniversary. The food was tasty, well cooked with good flavours. The server brought complimentary biscuits with house made apple butter. They were good, but not the best I've ever eaten. For a starter, we had the smoked salmon on flatbread. I had hoped the salmon would be more smoky, because that's what I really like about smoked salmon. But it was still good. For the main course, I had the Lentil Walnut Cake. Sometimes vegetarian options can be boring and limited, so I appreciated something different. The Lentil Walnut Cake was fabulous. My husband had the special Tilapia dish and he said it was very good as well. All entrees are served with your choice of two sides. The sides for the evening were sauteed green beans, mashed potatoes, grits, and creamed corn. I had the green beans and mashed potatoes which were both good. The food here is homey, and a little old fashioned, nothing fancy, but still tastes better than what mom or grandma could make.
There were plenty of desserts to choose from and they all sounded great. I opted for the Brownie Hot Fudge Sundae since I had been craving one for a while. It was very sweet, but also very good, and just the right size.
The Red Rocker Inn is located in a neighbourhood, and sitting on the enclosed porch looking out at the neighbourhood almost seemed like being at home, or the home of a relative. This isn't what I would call "fine dining." It is southern, a bit casual and country, but not overly casual. The dining area is on an enclosed porch. The floor was slanty with some outdated red carpet. It was comfortable, not elegant, even though there are tablecloths. Most of the clientele were retirees and the elderly. When the sun was still shining, it was a comfortable place to dine. As it grew dark, the overhead lights did start to seem like harsh porch lighting.
Service was very good. Although our server was new, service was not lacking. She was very friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Prices are comparable for the area.
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