Tony's Pizzalicious has dished out hearty Italian food since 1967. By tossing dough and ladling house-made sauce, the chefs create their namesake pies in styles such as the meat lovers and the Hawaiian, or in customized forms that don slices of tomato and pepperoni arranged into scale models of diners' favorite solar systems. A range of classic Italian entrees emerge from the kitchen, too— eggplant parmesan top twirls of spaghetti, and chopped bacon tops baked ziti with a four-cheese blend. Oven-baked subs and foot-long strombolis and calzones help round out the menu.
With dish monikers inspired by the Hollywood legend who gives the restaurant its name, the menu at Bogarts stars a tasty cast of classic American eats. Mouths will roll out the red carpet for meal previews, such as fried pickles ($5) or shrimp jammers ($6.50), fried shrimp stuffed with gooey jack cheese. Next, feast on features including The Queen, a 10-ounce ground Angus steak served with garlic toast and a choice of side ($9), or fill a sandwich trap with the Maltese Falcon, a boneless, skinless chicken breast topped with your choice of mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, or tomato, and encrusted with priceless jewels ($6.75).
Like enjoying the great outdoors or refusing to speak to certain family members during college football season, sitting down to a hearty meal at a meat n' three diner is a cherished pastime in the South. Compton's Kitchen has been celebrating this tradition of wholesome, hearty cuisine ever since Perry Compton opened up shop with his first batch of buttermilk biscuits back in 1977. At brunch and breakfast, guests sop up gravy with those same fluffy, made-from-scratch treats, or use them to sandwich slabs of fatback, thick-cut bacon, and country ham. Lunchtime brings feasts of ribeye sandwiches, pimento-cheese burgers, or plates of fried chicken and meatloaf joined by green beans, fried zucchini, and potato salad.
Tokyo Grill’s chefs stand over sizzling grills, their furrowed brows illuminated by the dancing flames as they speedily prepare food that blends hibachi flavors with fast and casual dining. With swiftness and precision, they grill fresh vegetables alongside juicy strips of steak, cuts of chicken, and plump jumbo shrimp, then quickly plate the still-steaming meats atop beds of rice speckled with wedges of zucchini, slices of onion, and traces of fairy dust. Elsewhere in the kitchen, sushi chefs are equally hard at work, folding crabmeat and crisp cucumbers into sushi rolls.
The Kingsman Restaurant’s menu dishes up delicious Southern staples such as fresh-cut rib eye, lemon-pepper catfish, and the famous pimento burger ($4.99), which Garden & Gun named one of the 100 Best Southern Foods. Taking their cue from chicken and gold, the corn nuggets ($5.49) are a sweet and crunchy way to start a meal, and diners can get a taste of royalty by licking a bejeweled crown or snacking on the King’s Sampler, a golden-brown combination of mushrooms, cheese sticks, onion rings, and jalapeño poppers ($7.99). The bacon-and-cheddar burger ($4.99) and the Kingsman pizza burger ($4.49) deliver flavor packs of protein that pair with a side of crispy french fries ($1.99). Lubricate your food tubes with a fountain drink ($1.94), or choose from a selection of domestic ($2.95) and specialty ($3.50) beers before succumbing to the siren song of the pecan pie ($4.19) or the half-bird, half-woman creature in the parking lot.
Johnny's Tony's, formerly Zia’s New York Pizza, is home to dough wizards who magically twirl and knead floured orbs into saucy New York–style pies, as well as summon a trove of meaty heros and pasta entrees. Savor the classic simplicity of a cheese pizza ($4.50–$11.65), or adorn your pie with standard toppings ($0.35–$2.00/ingredient), including pepperoni and sausage, or premium adornments ($1.50–$3.00/ingredient), such as chicken, artichoke, and feta. The signature pies, such as a bacon-and-ranch soused Hometown pizza ($6–$18.25), treat tasters to an edible amalgamation more flavorful than an oven-baked Picasso painting. Hand-breaded cuts of poultry saunter atop drifts of spaghetti to create the chicken-parmesan pizza ($7.25), while a calzone erupts cheese and marinara through a crunchy crag of baked dough ($4.85 for a small; $9.55 for a large). Wrap hands or novelty foam fingers around the baked breading of a meatball hero ($6), or satiate beefy urges by snagging a steak sandwich ($6.50). To satisfy families or air-guitar troupes of 4–6 members, Johnny's Tony's serves up a family spaghetti meal ($14 regular; $15.99 with meat sauce), which arrives at tables accompanied by eight slices of garlic bread.
Palmetto Pig Barbecue's chefs slow-cook chicken and pulled pork until supple and tender, in addition to whipping up a slew of classic Southern side dishes from scratch. The expert barbecue bosses douse the supple meat in a toothsome tidal wave of homemade sauce, meticulously seasoned with spices and the tears of a magnolia. A parade of crispy fried chicken and hush puppies await rumbling tummies, and made-from-scratch sides such as coleslaw and potato salad duke it out for the title of best supporting comestible on the menu.