Soul food that feeds your soul
A girlfriend recommended this restaurant for my Ladies Who Lunch gang. It's located at 4 8th Street (I think) which is a little difficult to find so you might consider it something only the locals know about. The nearest parking lot unless you are intimately familiar with Augusta is for the Cotton Patch. Look to the left and you'll see a long red brick building. Enter and be prepared for a leisurely lunch or dinner of astoundingly good Southern soul food. I had the smothered pork chop which was one pork chop in brown gravy with collard greens and macaroni and cheese for $7.99. In case you don't get it, that is a serious bargain for this quality food. Our waitress was perfectly nice, brought us huge glasses of sweet tea, water and Sprite, and we waited for our meals. Just like everybody else. The place was packed from the time that we sat down and we figured out why once the food arrived, but it did take 30 minutes. The pork chop was nicely fried yet still juicy, and the collards were actually seasoned, not just boiled to mush like in some other restaurants. Somebody put their foot in those greens, and if you don't know what that means you don't know soul food. The mac and cheese was full of cheese melted down, and the girlfriends that had smothered steak, spicy okra and tomatoes and mashed potatoes ate it all, including the corn muffins. They have different specials for different days of the week but your head will be spinning at all the different choices possible with their menu. Now I will say it again: be prepared to spend time. Complaining, grousing, demanding and having a bad attitude is just so out of character with this place. There is a caveat at the bottom of the menu that states that your order is prepared to order and fresh and that it's not fast food (hallelujah!) so grab a Metro Spirit from outside and RELAX. We did manage to get our tickets from our waitress after 20 minutes because one of the ladies had to get back to work and we just left tabs and tip on the table since we didn't want to track our waitress down again. But for food this good it's ridiculous to complain about what some might consider to be slow service when I saw our waitress running from one end of the restaurant to the other. Cost for lunch was $10 including sweet tea not including tip for some of the best soul food I've had since Savannah. You might want to call if you're from out of town and ask them where to park. We didn't have any problems but... I haven't had a favorite dish yet but that split chicken breast had me drooling from across the room and since I didn't eat anything I didn't like I don't yet have a favorite.