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Marcy Jo's Mealhouse
4205 Highway 431
October 14, 2009 1:11 PM
The menu is pretty simply, “Take it or leave it.” Each day features a special and it is served till they run out. Then you have a choice of a June burger, soup of the day, or homemade chicken salad sandwich. The day we visited, we arrived at about 12:30 pm, just as a small bus load of folks were leaving. While this was great timing for getting a seat, it was bad timing for getting the daily special as it had sold out. The daily special on Friday is pot roast with carrots and potatoes and I really hated missing out on it.
In my despair I settled on a June burger and sweet potato fries and my wife had the chicken and dumplings with an angel biscuit. The June burger is a patty that has been marinated in a seasoned sauce, and is then pan-fried and served on a loaded bun (cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, ketchup, mustard, and mayo). The burger is served on real plates; the presentation was way beyond expectations. It is a very good burger and well worth ordering. The sweet potato fries were an unexpected treat.
The chicken and dumplings that my wife ordered was also above average and very good-tasting. It was presented very nicely in a thick soup bowl on a real plate. The chicken is very tender and the dumplings are homemade. The angel biscuit is light and fluffy, and just what a good biscuit should be.
And to top the meal off, my wife had the Coca-Cola cake and I had the peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Both desserts are homemade, and are fantastic. While presentation of the Coca-Cola cake could be improved, the taste made up for the lack of flair. The peach cobbler presentation looked somewhat better.
Southern Fried Chicken
Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy
Chicken and Dumplings
Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream
Coca Cola Cake
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