Crab cakes are a time-honored tradition of the American South, second only to stealing magnolias and midnight Yankee tipping. Indulge in refined Southern customs with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of Southern fare and drinks at CJ’s Kitchen & Grille.
The friendly staff at CJ’s Kitchen & Grille serves up flavorful New Orleans–style morning and midday meals in an unassuming, no-frills setting. Enjoy breakfast classics such as biscuits ’n’ sausage gravy ($3.75), omelets ($4.50–$7.95), or french toast made with Gambino’s New Orleans french bread ($6.25–$6.50), noted for its balance of jazzy notes and cancan-dancing carbohydrates.
Afternoon noshers can choose from savory sandwiches, salads, seafood, and rotating daily specials such as the country fried steak Blue Plate special, which pairs the prized protein with homemade garlic mashed potatoes, fresh veggies, and french bread ($7.75).
Comforting classics such as the fish or shrimp po’ boy ($8.50), Jane’s Reuben ($7.75), or chicken fingers basket ($7.25), each served alongside fries and slaw, appease Cajun connoisseurs, and homemade blueberry bread pudding drizzled with rum sauce ($2.95) and freshly baked beignets satisfy nagging sweet teeth. CJ's invites patrons to grab a table, pull up a stool to enjoy nutriment at the full-service counter, or take grub to go for al fresco picnics or cross-country potato-sack races.
CJ’s Kitchen & Grille
Sunny yellow walls and park benches frame the entryway of CJ’s Kitchen & Grille, giving the cozy eatery the feel of a small, Southern town. Inside, baskets of fried fish and gulf shrimp, and platters of smothered pork chops and country-fried steak keep the Southern ambiance alive. A friendly wait staff shuffles fresh-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare from table to table, sating appetites with crab cakes, housemade tartar sauce, and hush puppies. Early-rising taste buds awaken from dreams about licking the surface of the moon to devour eggs paired with hash browns, grits, and andouille sausage, or to dive into homemade french toast made from Gambino's New Orleans' french bread.