Southern: America's well known celebrity chef Paula Deen's Savannah restaurant draws locals and visitors alike who are in search of good Southern cuisine. Popular dishes offer an array of classics such as fried chicken, Savannah crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits and a host of seafood dishes. The ever-popular buffet offers slightly less fancy, but equally delicious fare. Desserts such as key-lime or pecan pie are winners. An adjoining gift shop features some of Deen's signature cookware, cookbooks, kitchen gadgets and other kitchen-related "goodies." The popular Lady and Sons is run by Deen and her two sons, Jamie and Bobby
Homestyle, Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: Paula Deen's restaurant remains packed despite recent controversies that have tarnished the celebrity chef's reputation. The popular buffet features an array of classic Deen dishes, including Southern fried chicken, collard greens and gooey butter cakes--items made famous on Paula's now-canceled Food Network shows. Diners who want something a little fancier can order from the menu, which includes a variety of appetizer and main-course selections such as fried green tomatoes, crab cakes and peach barbeque grouper. Die-hard fans may want to consider picking up some Paula-themed items at the adjoining gift shop. After all, the gift shop's wares, including cookbooks signed by the lady herself, jams, sauces and more, may be harder to come by now that the Queen of Southern Cooking's reign has come to an end.
Local Expert Amy Pine Says:
Homestyle, Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: "If you're a Paula Deen fanatic, you may want to purchase a loyalty card: You'll save 20 percent off your next meal at The Lady & Sons and Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House and your next purchase at Paula's gift shop."
Best for Homestyle Because: The Lady & Sons is a treat for Paula Deen fans. Enjoy tasty home-style food at the buffet or order fancier fare off the menu.
Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: No matter what your opinion is of Paula Deen, you'll appreciate The Lady & Son's gluten-free menu offerings, including Southern favorites like shrimp and grits.
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