Posted By Al & Janet Bowen
6/20/2008 2:47:00 PM
Several Roadfood.com members visited the Dillard House early in August 2006. We found the description written a couple of years ago by Michael Stern to be spot-on. We enjoyed a dinner and the next day's breakfast and both lived up to the great review written earlier.
The dinner vegetables are all garden-grown locally. We loved the butternut squash and asparagus as well as the fresh melons and tomatoes. Dinner meats were as described, with the sliced beef coming from a rib roast and quite tender. The breakfast was also great. Grits, redeye gravy, country ham and bacon, and some wonderful sausages made this a morning to remember.
Our servers were quick to remind us of the "take it with you" rules, which encourage you to take a box of leftovers with you when you leave. We snacked on ham bits and fried pies all the way across Tennessee after leaving Dillard!
"Here's a look at what was left after six hungry people went to work on a Dillard House dinner."
"The lunch menu at Dillard House. The roster changes constantly through meal time as some dishes are added and some are eaten up. This can provide a sort of tantalizing torture if you are waiting for a seat (as you will do on a busy weekend) and hoping that, for instance, Brunswick stew remains on the menu when it comes your turn to eat. (Charles Ammons photo)"
"Not just a place to eat, Dillard House also is an inn, cottages, and motel, plus a stable offering rides on horseback or in a carriage. (Charles Ammons photo)"