When: August 3rd, 2013
Where: Lady and Sons in Savannah Georgia
Cost: We each got the buffet, it was $15/pp which was very reasonable and it included a desert.
Why this was on my list? While doing my travel research for the area, this was obviously a very popular attraction and so, it obviously went right on my LIST!
Something I'd recommend? It's a must when in Savannah! But let me tell you, YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION as far in advance as possible. What was a little aggravating was that even though I had made a reservation 6 weeks in advance we still had to wait about 30 minutes. I guess it wouldn't have been that big of a deal but our daughter was starving and she could see the buffet but naturally her 2 year old self did not understand why we just weren't feeding her 'there's the food, just put it in my mouth!'. Her distress quickly becomes our stress.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was actually fairly simple and the exterior was also unassuming but nice looking. What I really enjoyed was the gift shop. I thought all the Paula Dean themed cutting boards and beer cozies were kitschy. I bought a few small things, but I'm not gonna lie-I would love a cooking apron and matching coffee mug with Paula Deans face on it. I do recommend having your picture taken with her cardboard cutout! It was funny to watch several couples engaging in the same conversation we were having about how do it quickly and discretely without looking ridiculous...it was totally embarrassing in a room filled with people but I had do it!
In light of recent events involving Paula Dean I feel like it would be odd if I didn't mention it, so here are some of my brief thoughts-I don't support what she said and did though I am certainly empathetic towards Paula Dean. I cannot imagine if every terrible thing I've said and done was broadcast across the nation. I don't think it's our job to kick people when they're already down. It was a mistake, it's in the past and she's apologetic. There are a lot of really sick and evil people in the world, I prefer to focus my negative attention and thoughts towards them.
Will I do it again? I'm glad I ate there though I am not a fan of waiting for a table, again this is very much related to having a toddler so in my opinion I'd just rather eat somewhere else. If it wasn't for the wait I'd absolutely eat there again, the food was terrific, which I don't often say about buffet style dining. I guess I would go again because I didn't get a chance to try her 'fried green tomatoes' appetizer which have always intrigued me and there would be no better place than at Miss Paula Dean's in Savannah.
My daughter and Paula Dean share something in common...they both love butter, so it was very comical to watch my little one munching on a stick of butter in lieu of putting on her biscuit.
"Life is too short to wonder where you hid your waffle maker" –Paula Dean
1. I'm back...I went...on a fabulous trip
2. visiting the most lovely city in America
3. the most unique ride I've taken
4. the best Inn in the world