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.
From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers’ exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location’s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.
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.
Since 1964, Blimpie has filled patrons' bellies with submarines packed with freshly sliced meats and quality toppings. Each of the coast-to-coast franchise's locations offers an assortment of bread-based eats ranging from classic deli subs to paninis served between warm ciabatta buns festooned with grill stripes or uneven tan lines. Subsmiths roll up fresh wraps and keep waistlines in check with items approved by Healthy Dining Finder. Kids' meals satiate the appetites of youngsters 12 years old and younger or adults with fake IDs.