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Brooklyn, New York
October 6, 2009
From journal Savannah the Beautiful: A Small Taste of the Old South
by judee grodesky
port richey, Florida
April 28, 2009
Ponte Vedra , Florida
January 18, 2009
June 3, 2007
From journal Discovering Savannah Again
Conway, South Carolina
November 12, 2006
Here is a little history of the Lady & Sons!
The Lady and Sons restaurant had its humble beginnings back in June 1989 when Paula Deen started The Bag Lady out of her home. The Bag Lady began as a lunch delivery service with Paula's sons, Jamie and Bobby, delivering bag lunches to area business people in their offices around town. As the delivery and catering business grew, The Bag Lady expanded in 1991 into a full service restaurant named The Lady in the Best Western hotel on Savannah's Southside.
The Lady became quite successful over the next several years as the locals who had become familiar faces with The Bag Lady became familiar faces at The Lady. But Paula wanted a new home for The Lady, one in which the ambience matched the style of food. She found the perfect place in the old Sears & Roebuck building in Downtown Savannah on Congress Street and agreed to a long-term lease that needed renovations on just a handshake and a smile. The Lady and Sons opened its doors Downtown on January 8, 1996. Over the next several years, Paula began acquiring property for the next home of The Lady and Sons just down the street in the old White Hardware Building. In 2001, the year before her show began on the Food Network, the last piece of the puzzle was purchased. After fourteen months of renovations, the much awaiting grand opening of the new home for The Lady and Sons came in November 2003, just seven days before Thanksgiving, the restaurants biggest day of the year. The new building is a renovated 200 year-old three-story building plus basement with 15,000 square feet of dining, full service bar and office space. With the move in 2003, The Lady and Sons went from 85 seats to nearly 330 seats in the new location at 102 W Congress St.We have heard about this restaurant from the Paula Dean show on food network. So we came to GA to eat there. We arrived at the restaurant at about 9am to get reservations for lunch at 11am. The line was half way down the street when we got there. We ate on the third floor at the bar. They featured a buffet on Sunday, and it was very good. The fried chicken was really awesome! The buffet had, fried chicken, BBQ chicken, rice, lima beans, green beans, collard greens, potatoes, pull pork pot roast, and salad bar. It was all-you-can-eat and it was worth the price and wait to get in. Paula Deans restaurant features country cooking. The banana Pudding was excellent, as well as the peach cobbler. If you get the chance DO take in a meal here.
From journal Rivers End Campground & RV Park
Abbeville, South Carolina
May 30, 2006
They were running ahead of schedule, so we got a table on the 1st floor. The room was bright and cheery with big windows on all sides, soft pink walls with dark green trim, and green ivy painted on the walls here and there. There were paper doily placemats and a server brought each of us a cheese biscuit and a hoecake (like a mini pancake you eat with maple syrup); both yummy! Our amazing sweet tea had a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint on top. The buffet food was hot and tasted very fresh: fried chicken, baked chicken, pulled pork, rice, mashed potatoes, green beans, lima beans with ham, black eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, collard greens, and succotash.
A choice of banana pudding, chocolate fudge cake, or peach cobbler came with the buffet. My husband got the banana pudding that didn't look that impressive, but tasted wonderful. I got the chocolate fudge cake that also didn't look like it would be that great, but I was in heaven after the first bite. The icing is sweet and smooth, possibly a cream cheese icing, and the cake itself is dense and fudgy and rich.
The wait was totally worth it; we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the wait staff was so attentive, helpful, and courteous. It is obvious that each seat is in high demand, but we never felt anyone was trying to rush us to hurry up and leave. We saw the 3rd floor dining room (beautiful and full of light with its own buffet line) and the bar (also nice). Too bad Paula wasn’t there! I would recommend getting in line at least a half hour before they start taking names. You probably won't be first in line, but you probably won't have to wait a very long time once they do start taking names. I would recommend The Lady and Sons for anyone looking for traditional Southern cooking including families with small children as I saw several such families while we were there.
From journal 1st Anniversary in Savannah, 2006
May 25, 2005
From journal Christmas 2004 Trip
May 22, 2005
From journal Springtime in Savannah
Morgantown, West Virginia
December 26, 2004
The food was so good that I bought one of her cookbooks, which has some good recipes. She indicates which recipes are served in the restaurant.
This restaurant has lots of seating on multiple floors - we had a large group (15 to 20 people) and were able to get one big table within 30 minutes. (I can see that this may be impossible at other times of the year.) And not to worry, there is a buffet on each floor. My only regret was that we hit this restaurant at the end of the week, and I'd eaten so much all week long, I could barely eat one serving from the buffet.
From journal Conference in Savannah
July 30, 2004
Paula never meets a stranger in her restaurant - she will gladly stop and chat, sign one of her three cookbooks (I have all three), and pose for a photo with anyone who asks! She will insist you call her Paula and give you a big Southern hospitality hug (she'll give your man a hug too). Paula wants everyone who comes into her Savannah restaurant to feel welcome and right at home.
Now the Sons – well, they are absolutely wonderful too!! Jamie and Bobby Deen! They are two of the most handsome guys you will ever meet and they love their Momma. They also work hard waiting tables and talking with the guests. They are often asked if Paula is in the restaurant, and just hearing one of them say "Where's Momma at?" in that wonderful Southern drawl is just too much!!!
Oh, by the way, the food is to die for! We have eaten here three times and had reservations all three times. Make a reservation even if you go for lunch, or you may not get in. This just goes to show that a little Southern hospitality goes a long way!
This place isn't just about the food. It's about a way of life in the South and how hardworking people succeed and live the American dream. Don't pass up a chance to experience this Southern original and meet the real Lady and Sons.
From journal Tybee Island 2003