Soul Food: This restaurant can be hard to find. It blends right in with many of the old or abandoned buildings in the area. But seeking it out is well worth it. It is a typical, Southern, meat-and-two type of establishment. Grab your tray and silverware and place your order at the counter. Find a seat and wait a minute for your food to be delivered. Note that the restaurant is cash only. Everything at Carver's is made in house and it comes through in each bite. You'll be able to taste the buttermilk in the biscuits. Don't leave without sampling the Coca-Cola cake.
Take Out: Walls papered with memorabilia and group-friendly laminate-topped tables indicate that Robert and Sharon Carver's restaurant doesn't stand on ceremony. What it does put stock in is fabulous Southern cooking, prepared fresh each morning. The standard plate is a meat-and-two, although you can add on extra sides and dessert if you're feeling paticularly peckish. Representative dishes include fried catfish, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, and turkey and dressing, which snuggle up to squash casserole, fried okra, crowder peas, mac 'n cheese, and all the rest. Desserts are similarly rich and comforting. Bring your appetite, and be prepared for a crowd.