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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Lunch with Paula Deen & Her Sons

Well . . . actually, we had lunch at The Lady & Sons restaurant, owned by Paula Deen and her boys. And that's as close as we'll probably ever get!

Lady & Sons restaurantEntrance

This is the third time we've been to Savannah and we'd never been to The Lady & Sons. Randy is not one to stand in line for any restaurant (including CB!) The procedure for getting into the restaurant is to line up at the hostess stand and put your name in. The catch, though, is the hostess begins taking names at 9:30 in the morning and the first seating is at 11am! :)

Well, considering the weather and the time of year, we didn't have much of a wait; I was the fourth or fifth in line. I put our name in for the 12noon seating. Now, we had more than two hours to kill before lunch. :)

We had that covered 'cause we'd planned to go to Camping World. Off we went. We had a propane tank to fill and we needed to buy a couple of light bulbs. This errand didn't take nearly the two hours we had before lunch so we went back to find a parking space near the restaurant. (Not an easy task when you're driving a F550!) We got lucky and found a space just across from the restaurant. :)

Since we had some time, we walked around the neighborhood. Savannah is such a great city to walk in. It's built up around a series of squares, each one having some historical significance. We walked over to the City Market area which has several restaurants and boutiques.

City Market P1120825 P1120827 Savannah's Ellis Square

Finally, it was time for lunch! The building in which The Lady & Sons operates is three floors tall and there are dining rooms on each floor! We were seated on the third floor. It is decorated with southern charm. You can either order from the menu or opt for the buffet. We opted for the buffet – what a shocker! ;)

Third floor dining roomThe buffet!

As you would expect, the food was very tasty. I don't usually take pictures of food, but figured it's Paula Deen's food! :)

Good home cookin'

The buffet offers fried and broiled chicken, beef stew, pork chops, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, dirty rice, lima beans, green beans, creamed corn, garden salad and dessert. Very basic southern home cookin'. Needless to say, we ate our fill (and more!) and enjoyed every bite.

Eagerly anticipating our meal

Such a fun way to spend our day. We've not done much since we've arrived because of me not feeling well and the cold weather. It felt great to be out of the RV. Yes, it was cold, but not bitter and the sun was shining.

Oh, and here's a picture of our Christmas tree dressed up with the ornaments Reagan sent us. They're hard to see, but Pidge asked for a picture. So, this is for you, Pidge! :)

Dressed up with ornaments

Until the next time . . .


  1. I'm waay jealous. I really like Savannah and I've never been to Paula's - new item on the Bucket List!

  2. Lindsay6:04 PM

    I loooovvvveee that picture of you guys!!!

  3. We loved Savannah, but could not face the line at her restaurant. Glad you enjoyed the experience.

  4. We loved eating at Paula Deens. We thought the food at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding house was the very best. Well worth the line. We also ate at Uncle Budda's. It was OK.

    We plan to go back to Savannah real soon.

    Travel Safe

  5. What a beautiful tree. Thanks for the picture!! Like the picture of the tree sitting on the drum and the one of you two is precious.

  6. Love the new photo!! Sorry it is so cold, but jealous of Paula Deen's! :) Of course, we feel your pain up here in Red Bay! Hugs!