The Lady and Sons Restaurant

While in Savannah we had dinner at Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons restaurant. This restaurant is so packed you have to go a few hours early to sign up for reservations. For lunch you stand in line at 9:30 just to sign up. For dinner you stand in line at 3:30 to sign up! Then you come back for lunch or dinner and stand in line again before you can be seated! The restaurant is now a three-story former warehouse. We were seated on the third floor. There is an elevator so you don’t have to climb stairs. The tables and chairs are farmhouse style, the table was set with white lace paper doilies as place mats, the dishes are heavy white restaurant china. We were first served a cornmeal hoe cake, and a large biscuit. Cane syrup was on the table to pour on the hoecake. You can order from the menu or have the Southern buffet. Lunch buffet is $12.99, dinner buffet is $16.99. We opted for the dinner buffet. Joe was disappointed in the size of the buffet, he was expecting a very long buffet table, and this one was only about six feet long! The meats were fried chicken (mostly dark meat), baked turkey and a beef stew. The turkey dressing had way too much sage and I couldn’t eat it. Neither of us eat collard greens or blackeyed peas, so passed on those. I liked the butterbeans (large limas) corn on the cob, macaroni and cheese, green beans, and sweet potatoes (overdosed on carbs!) Joe over-ate (fried chicken) and felt so sick he had to leave the table! I think I would have enjoyed it more if Joe hadn’t been unhapppy, but we were expecting much more from a celebrity and a famous restaurant. It would have been nice if Paula had appeared too, her sons weren’t even there! She should at least have those goodlooking boys there!! I still love her though and would probably return again if given a chance. I must add that I went to Paula's smaller restaurant several years ago, I liked it much better, it was family style then. The food was very good and the Southern hospitality great!

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