Exuding a family-friendly aura, Rodney's BBQ churns out a delectable menu of southern specialties to quiet rumbling food pouches. Smother tongues with a succulent sandwich such as the barbecue beef brisket ($4.99+) or kielbasa sausage blanketed in grilled peppers and onions on a hoagie roll ($4.99+). A savory trio of barbecue sauces waits in the wings for drowning chosen meats or playing a very messy round of three-card monte, and main orders find their soul mates in side dishes like baked beans, fried okra (both $1.99), or a steaming fresh plate of fried green tomatoes ($2.99). Nab a southern feast such as the baby back rib plate, dry rubbed with Rodney's seasonings, painted with barbecue sauce, and slow smoked ($13.99+), then add a bottomless sweet tea for crisply cleansing the palate before the imminent intake of yet more barbecued meat ($1.99).
Behind the horseshoe-shaped bar, Cedarcrest Tavern's bartenders pop caps from beer bottles, pull draft taps, and shake cocktails with top-shelf liquors. More than 20 televisions broadcast sports games throughout the tavern, from their ceiling mounts above the bar or tucked into individual booths. Elegant candelabras, framed mirrors, and wood accents contrast the utter modernity of the sprawling flat-screen monitors.
The TVs aren't the only sizeable rectangles at the restaurant—the large menu presents hand-cut fries, burgers, and steaks, which can be enjoyed over games of trivia on Tuesday nights. Other events—such as ladies' and guys' nights, college football celebrations, and live music or DJ's—make Cedarcrest a leisurely destination, unlike Accounting World, where you get to ride rollercoasters, but only while filling out 1040 EZ forms.
Visitors at any of The Olive Tree Restaurant’s three locations bask in the tantalizing aroma of garlic drifting from the kitchen, which bustles with a lineup of expert chefs. Seated at a cozy table, guests dig into an array of traditional Greek and Italian dishes, taking alternating bites of veal parmesan and grecian scallops. And their mouth-watering Maryland crab cakes come from a special family recipe that was perfected at their sister restaurant Olive Grove in Maryland. Hosting outdoor dining, the Villa Rica restaurant shelters patrons beneath an awning-protected patio, and the Hiram location houses them in a quaint brick terrace flanked by lattices and the tendrils of hanging plants, which often sneak bites of baked pasta over diners' shoulders. The Hiram location further entertains the senses with live music during dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. At all three locations, patrons can wash down savory bites with wine, draft beer, and specialty cocktails from the full bar, and can request takeout or catering for special events and weddings.
Cheeseburger Bobby’s serves gourmet burgers, fries, and rich frozen custard in a family-friendly atmosphere. Its hamburgers, like all the best American Idol contestants, are fresh, never frozen, and prepared by hand. Bobby’s classic cheeseburgers ($3.99) are always cooked to order. Select your hamburger’s make and model, and then truss it up at the condiment bar, choosing from a variety of fresh veggies. The crispy and crunchy french fries are fresh-cut from Idaho’s finest twice each day. This cabin of comestibles expands potential meatsperiences with options such as the Bobby's BBQ chicken sandwich ($5.39) or jumbo beef hot dog ($2.99). Herbivores can enjoy veggie burgers ($4.89) with fries ($2.39) or onion rings ($2.69).
Big, bold flavors abound at Buffalo Joe's Eatery, where cooks grill italian sausages over open flames, toss chicken wings with Georgia Heat hot sauce, and pile half-pound burgers with toppings such as thick-cut bacon and grilled tomatoes. The menu is peppered with signature touches; for example, patrons can order freshly fried pork skins as a side, or spice up beer-battered cod sandwiches with jalapeños that are pickled in-house. Large sheets of paper line the eatery's tables, encouraging visitors to doodle while they dine.