Southern Charm in Blue Ridge is like a perfect storm… but in a good way. What isn’t right about this place? I went there for the first time so as to include them in our “Search For The Best Fried Chicken” story that will me in our next issue (coming out Jan. 29) They do have great fried chicken and I’d be willing to bet everything else is great too!
I have been a long time fan of Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” and Thia and I have recently discovered the 7 seasons of Robert Iirvine’s “Restaurant Impossible”. No, that by no means makes me any kind of expert, but I DO find myself looking around much more closely when I go into a restaurant and looking for and noticing all the very subtle things that passed right by me before. Small things like hot fresh biscuits with warm apple butter. (Not those little sealed food service cups at room temperature you have to peel open)
Which brings to mind, I basically don’t like biscuits. Given the choice of roll or biscuit the roll invariably wins out. That’s not to say I haven’t tasted many biscuits in many places. Usually it reminds me of a bad pancake. You know, when pancakes are bad they’re very pasty, powdery, heavy. That’s most biscuits I’ve had. Not these! I LOVED these biscuits. Light, fluffy, bursting with flavor not bland. The hot biscuit with warm apple butter was amazing.
Owner Angie is very friendly as well as on the ball and in charge of her restaurant. The focus is crystal clear, great Southern Country Cooking, and that’s exactly what they serve.
Southern Charm is…. well… charming! The place is bright, spotlessly clean (They have an “A” grade from the health department). It is a beautiful restaurant inside and out. Very pleasant. A beautifully decorated main dining room with two additional rooms with fireplaces. There’s also two screened in porches for outside dining in the warmer weather.
The fried chicken was excellent. (See “Search For The Best Fried Chicken” in our next issue or online soon) I noticed they have prime rib on the menu and we will definitely return for that. I can’t wait, I can only imagine how good that must be.
The service was excellent, smiles everywhere and all warmly sincere. My server Karon was a pleasure and on the spot. There was another server that also checked in (unfortunately I neglected to get her name) but not too much, not annoyingly hovering. Just right. Like everything else. You hear about great dining experiences, this was one of them.
Southern Charm Restaurant
224 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 632-9090 Mon-Thurs 11:00am – 8:30 pm – Fri & Sat 11:00am – 9:00 pm – Sun 11:am- 3:00pm
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