I've eaten at pleny of places that have claimed to be real southern fare, including Paual Deen's place. But I will say I have found the best here in my hometown of Hickory! I've never been disappointed with the food or the service. The menu is limited but that is purposeful as they like to do a few things and do them well. And the price can't be beat for the quality and amount of food you get. All their items are made daily. Everything is locally grown and organic. They even give you the option of pickin something else. I found out that if you are unsure about an item, tell them and they will let you taste it. In addition, they tell you when you order that if you are not completely satisifed they will bring you something else. Who else does that? I can't recommend this place enough and have proud to have such a special place in our town.