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Nov 25, 2006 06:34 PM

Paula Deen's restaurant

I'm wondering if her restaurant is worth the drive from Atlanta. Although much less than healthy, her food on the show sure looks mighty good.

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  1. I don't know whether that restaurant visit alone is worth the drive by itself ... but, if you are interested in Savannah dining and have other things to do or see, then I would add Lady and Sons to my itinerary ... If I happen to visit Savannah, I always try to hit this place because I like Paula Deen so much!

    1. From what I've read and from my own oppinions on such matters. If you are going there for good food, no it's not worth the drive.
      If you are going there for the experience, then yes, it probably is. Just so long as you don't drive there, eat and turn around. You would need to stay in Savannah for a while. I've never been but it looks beautiful.


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      1. re: Davwud

        Really don't you think you should reserve your comments for places you have been? I can't beleive you are offering opinions on places you have not been.

        1. re: peabrain1

          Well Peabrain, I was commenting on the "Experience" of eating there. If they were going there simply because it's Paula's then I'd say it was worth it. I'll visit touristy places when I'm visiting to see what all the hub bub is.
          I wasn't offering an opinion on whether the restaurant it's self is worth it.


      2. Lady and Sons is ok, but not worth a drive. Savannah has lots of other things to offer, so like the reviewer above mentioned, it might be ok if you're already planning a trip. The wait will be very long and they only take reservations for groups (over 6 or 8, I can't remember). When I went to Lady & Sons, we ordered off the menu, rather than the buffet, and it was heavy butter laden southern food - tasty, but because it's full of fat (just like the show!)
        I've heard good things about Bubba's restaurant (her other venture), on the way to Tybee Island, but I wouldn't call either restaurant "destination" dining. Especially from Atlanta. There are much better local southern places nearby.

        1. If you're in Savannah, and a fan of Paula Deen, then go for it. Worth the drive? No. But Savannah is gorgeous, so you could make a day/weekend trip of it.

          1. Definitely not worth the trip only for the restaurant. Food is so-so and nothing like what you see on her show. But, Sanannah is a lovely city and well worth the trip. There are other much better restaurants there.

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            1. re: RonG

              That settles it! When I go to Georgia I am always in the Altanta area. There is plenty and I mean plenty of good food right there in Atlanta. Thanks to all for the info.