|Address:||3434 S Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32780, USA|
|Working:||11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM Closed|
Food was great, Service was Outstanding - Must Eat in Titusville Area So much to write, so much to say, where do I start. Ill just get right to it for those that want to know. The food was excellent but the service we had was even better. I cant say enough about how well the staff and mgt and chef treated us. We visited from neighboring Orlando because of a Groupon they had available. Little did we know that the Groupon had to be printed out to redeem it. Since we had traveled from Orl, the mgt (Thanks Melody) allowed us to use their printer to print our our Groupon and use it that day. I cant say that any other restaurant mgt would have allowed that. It was greatly appreciated. Now on to the food. Our party had a lot of different things on the menu. This is a soulfood and seafood restaurant thats very clean and nice inside. You can tell its newly remodeled but nothing high-end. Just a family friendly atmosphere with family budget-friendly prices. I ordered the oxtails with rice. I can still taste those oxtails they were so good. Super tender with PLENTY of flavor. My two sides were the mac & cheese and the collard greens which staples that should be on any soulfood restaurant menu. The collard greens were pretty descent with clean flavors but not as good as grandmas for sure. If I had any "nits to pick" I would say its the mac & cheese. It was just okay but didnt have the deep rich taste that you had at grandmas. It could have used a little more soul for sure. My wife had the smothered chicken & yellow rice and she said she liked it. The rest of my party had different fish dishes. The blacken Sheep-head fish was cooked to perfection. The blacken seasoning is flavorful and not spicy, and the fish was tender and juicy with the perfect sear on the outside. I cant wait to go back to try the seafood dishes for myself. For desserts we tried the sweet potato cake (must try), the banana pudding, and the peach cobbler. The cobbler more resembles a bread pudding but its good so I imaging the bread pudding is just as good. I personally dont each banana pudding but I sampled it and it was also good. The rest of my party raved about it. The sweet potato pie was sublime. it was by FAR the best dessert. MMM MMM that was some good sweet potato cake, which I had never had before. Its a must try if you go. Chef Terry even came out un-announced and greeted us and we thoroughly enjoyed him. Youre in good hands with Chef Terry. I will definitely make sure hes the Chef on duty when we go back, and we will be making regular visits over to Titusville for this hidden pearl by the sea. The waitress we had was pleasant and kind and answered every question we had for a party of 9 people (including kids). Any questions she couldnt answer, she was more than happy to go get the answers. She even had the mgr come out and assist us for our Groupon issue, which worked out. I cant say it enough, this spot is a must visit if youre in the Titusville area which includes Orlando & Cocoa Beach. You wont be disappointed by the food.
I am impressed with their ability to make "homemade" candied yams taste like they came from a can. Also with how quickly their stove reheated them and Joes greens after they served those ice cold. As quickly as if they microwaved them. Joes pork chops were what I would describe as dry to jerky. He ate the dry one & left the other sitting. Let me just say that Joe has NEVER left a pork chop behind when we ate somewhere. The fact that he didnt save it for later speaks volumes. Lisa had a Philly Cheese Steak that looked very, very dry to me. She never complains about food but she told me that the onions & peppers were just a few CHUNKS on the bottom, the small strip of cheese wasnt even melted & her fries were soggy. On top of that we didnt even get our food at the same time. She got her sandwich & than a couple of minutes later they brought my wings, I had to wait on my sides. It was at least 5 minutes after Lisa got her food when they finally brought Joe his pork chops, but I would guess that it was more like 8 to 10. They brought our veggies at the same time & as I state both were cold. Both remained mostly uneaten even after they were reheated because they had so little flavor & even less texture. The only good thing I can find to say about them is that my wings were hot & cooked well. I considered giving them 2 stars because of those but I just couldnt bring myself to be that generous with the memory of those cold veggies & the waitress (whom I didnt get a good vibe from at all) bringing us coctail napkins after my friend spilled her drink. I think she told my BFF that the larger napkins were silverware napkins. Joe told me (and hes not the type to complain either.) as we left "Dont ever let me pick where we eat if we havent eaten there before. Every time I do it sucks!" Every time isnt true but this time yeah it sucked. In his defense I looked at how many stars this place had & it was 4.5 so I thought that it would be good. I cant for the life of me figure out how this place has that rating. I did see someone else mention cold food so I am guessing that its a much larger problem. But I was drawn in not only by the rating but by the photo of succulent looking "Pot Roast" (You know the type that your mama used to make with potatoes & carrots) on their web page. The marquee that said that pot roast was the special tonight so we pulled right in. When I asked about it I was told that it was just meat but that I could get veggies on the side. That I could choose any 2 that I wanted. They just didnt have carrots & the only potatoes they had were mashed. When I mentioned the photo the waitress she told me "Everything here is homemade. Different people cook it how they like it so its not the always exactly same." That is not the sort of SURPRISE! that I like. I wont be back.
Found this place on Yelp and decided to stop by and give it a shot. Really good "home cooked" food. If you come here expecting traditional, I dont think you are going to get that. Everything had its own little twist which I thought was very unique and delicious. Appetizer: Gizzards were on point. Cooked perfect with a great tasting batter. Entrees: Oxtail was cooked great and fell off the bone as it should. The gravy it came with was tasty as well. Not a huge fan of the rice they put it on top of though. The collard greens seems to be missing something. I think maybe it wasnt cooked with bacon or ham hock or something. Not sure but they were still good. They just tasted like collard greens without the usual meat flavor that I am used to. Mac and cheese was amazing and had a different flavor to it. I couldnt place it but it almost tasted like ranch. Like I said, not traditional but VERY good. The corn bread tasted like it was made with cake batter. Again, not your typical taste but it was still delicious. My wife has the fried pork chops which were HUGE and cooked perfect. Batter was flavorful and not too greasy (it was fried after all). Carrot souffle was interesting. Not really sure how to describe it but it tasted good. Not something I would order but my wife loved it. Desserts: We order the velvet cake and sweet potato cake to go because there was so much food from the entrees. The velvet cake was very moist and not overly sweet. The sweet potato cake was not what we expected for "cake". It was more like a pie but again, very good and not overly sweet. Customer Service: Our server was quick to take our drink order and food order. Offered very good suggestions when asked. The owner stopped by all the tables while we were there including ours to ask how we liked the food. Ambiance: The only thing I had issues with was the place was very quiet. There was a radio playing somewhere in the room but it was from a corner location and wasnt very loud. It was somewhat awkward talking with the quietness but I am really being nit picky with this one. Overall, I enjoyed the food greatly and will definitely be back. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.