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Falls View Restaurant

42 Towaliga River Drive, Jackson, GA - (478) 992-9657
Posted By Keith Bailey on July 28, 2014 11:37 PM
Good Catfish, No View

With a name like Falls View you would, reasonably, think that you could view the falls. Well, not really. The restaurant is near High Falls but there is absolutely no view. The interior is one high-ceilinged room with some side rooms. It all feels very institutional.

With a place like this it is best to stick with what they do best—frying. So we had their fried whole catfish, fried catfish filets and fried shrimp. All were very good. We thought that the whole catfish was a little sweeter and moister than the filets, but they are more work. The cheese grits were quite nice. The pickle plate was good. The coleslaw was the type bought in huge buckets from the restaurant supply store. It is better to go with the salad.

Service is pleasant. Unfortunately, cleanliness is not impressive. We usually don’t judge this kind of Roadfood restaurant on cleanliness, but this place should have been better. The bathrooms were in huge need of a cleaning and remodeling.

Fried catfish is a nice occasional treat and this is as good as any other I’ve had. But I wouldn’t go much out of my way to return.
1 star rating
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catfish
Pickle Plate

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Posted By Bill Golladay on July 6, 2014 9:28 PM
Falls View Restaurant is at a great location for I-75 travelers. It is just a short drive off of the interstate and it is nestled up against a state park that has a cascading waterfall.

Catfish is their specialty and is the most popular choice. Whole catfish is served Southern-style bone-in. If you prefer, you can ask for boneless fillets. Falls View no longer has an “all you can eat” catfish dinner, but they do have a large catfish plate which comes with around 7 to 9 whole fish.

The fish is served with sides of slaw or salad, fries, tasty hushpuppies, and good tarter sauce. If you would prefer a baked potato or onion rings instead of the French fries, ask the waitress. Normally they will allow substitutions for the fries. The onion rings are very tasty and are a good choice. Florida Gulf seafood is available including shrimp and oysters. Other fish on the menu includes flounder, mullet and salmon.

While the waitresses are friendly, they are often very busy. So be forewarned if you are in a hurry, this is not a place where you can eat quickly. Since the entrees are cooked to order, you can snack on the pickle plate that comes with the meal while your food is being cooked.

If your stomach has room, the desserts are definitely worthwhile. The strawberry shortcake has been their specialty since the restaurant opened. There is also a “desert of the day”.

In 2011, Sandra Heath and her granddaughter Cindy Cook took over the management of the Falls View Restaurant. Even though the restaurant has changed hands four times since it opened in 1969, the quality of the food has remained good over the years.

Note: What you see across the street from the Falls View Restaurant is a dam. To see the waterfall, you will need to park in the High Falls State Park as close as possible to the entrance. Then walk back across the street to the Towaliga River Falls Trail. This is a short trail that leads down to an excellent view of the waterfall.
5 star rating
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catfish
red snapper
shortcake

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Posted By Allison Hardy on October 27, 2013 2:12 PM
Outstanding whole fried catfish. Small, sweet and delish!
3 star rating
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Posted By Madison Brown on March 24, 2013 5:44 PM
Great food, especially the catfish. Fantastic owners and staff! I will eat here often. They also have fantastic seafood and steaks.
5 star rating
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catfish
red snapper
shortcake
T-Bone Steak

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