Love the cabin atmosphere -- wood floors and ceiling, squared log walls, old-fashioned lighting. Server was polite, service was well paced. Looked and felt clean. Plenty of parking. Restrooms older but clean.
Hushpuppies were excellent, slightly spiced, golden brown, almost melt in your mouth. Catfish was tasty, 'though a bit overbreaded, and cajun sauce was okay. Crabcake (served in the shell), breaded shrimp, boiled shrimp (unpeeled) all satisfactory. Slaw was rather bland and needed doctoring. Good baked potato, albeit small. Excellent (flat) green beans. Huge iced teas. Price wasn't outrageous, but seemed a bit high for Jackson and for the portion size.
We were seated immediately on a Saturday, mid-afternoon, but if there's a wait, the porch is large, as is the interior waiting area, which contains a long bench and Carl Perkins momentos on the wall. Take out is available (order there or call ahead). Payment is taken at the register in the waiting area.
One star off for skimping: Plates are melamine-like and small, which makes the food overly crowded (upgrade to china would be good). Cups are plastic (glass is preferable, maybe mason jars?). The only utensil given was a fork (in a paper sleeve). Margarine and cajun, tartar, and cocktail sauces came in small, plastic, lidded containers (margarine being prepacked and branded); sour cream was in a squeeze packet (it would be more classy if they were presented in china or stainless). Hushpuppies were served as soon as we were seated, followed by coleslaw right after ordering (perhaps the server should ask first regarding when to serve these... or perhaps it's a ploy to fill you up before the less-than-well-portioned entrees arrive!).
One interesting note: Buttermilk is an option under the drinks category; don't see that everyday!
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