Barbecue sauce can make a good meal even better, as can good company and a waiter who rubs your throat as you chew. Chow down with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of Southern cuisine
- $20 for $40 worth of Southern cuisine for four or more
Menu items include slow-smoked barbecue spare ribs ($12.99), hand-breaded pork steak topped with housemade gravy ($9.99+), and sizzling fajitas piled with grilled peppers and guacamole ($14.99). For a quick bite, opt for the fried-catfish sandwich ($8.99) or a buffalo burger ($9.99).
Tommy Neal, the owner of Neal's Restaurant, knows a thing or two about making something from nothing. He singlehandedly cut, treated, and stained the thick cedar trim that lines the inside of the red, white, and blue eatery. Neal and his wife opened the restaurant in what was once an abandoned diner with a modest 18 seats. Today, some 25 years and two moves later, the dining room boasts 200 seats, and despite its size, old-fashioned signs, mounted deer heads, and bas-reliefs of Davy Crockett discovering America give it a homey, backcountry feel.
The menu is filled with Southern comfort food and barbecued meats that are smoked in-house. Chefs whip up fresh gravy to drench hand-battered chicken-fried chicken, and use Neal's own recipes to make char-grilled hamburger steak ($9.99+) and hearty bowls of chili ($6.99).