Carriage House
Carriage House

Carriage House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carriagehousechicago.com/
  • Phone: 7733849700x
  • Hours of Operation:



    Small Bites & Punches: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm-5pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Late
    Brunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 2pm

    On Sunday evenings Carriage House hosts a family-style Fried Chicken Supper. For $30, guests can enjoy an unlimited amount of our delicious fried chicken and lowcountry sides.
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Low Country, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Michael Galen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Special Events: Join us for Sunday Fried Chicken Suppers!

    Sunday evenings we are serving bottomless fried chicken! Delivered to your table with delectable sides of smashed potatoes, collared greens, mac and cheese, coleslaw and buttery biscuits, followed by a seasonal dessert all for $30 per person.

    Please note - we do not offer our regular dinner menu on Sunday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paulina Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Carriage House
Some of the seating at Carriage House is non-traditional. Every seat, however, allows a unique perspective of the Carriage House experience. If you have any concerns regarding your table, or to check additional availability, please give us call.

From its origins as a tack room to its contemporary incarnation as a hospitable retreat, the Lowcountry Carriage House has evolved from its rustic roots to offer genteel repose-much like Southern culinary culture itself. Our modern carriage house beckons with both intriguing history and fresh inspiration, enfolding visitors in a simpler way of life where a small plate of shrimp and a nip of bourbon are the evening’s star attractions. Find this culinary excursion in chef Mark Steuer’s menu at Chicago’s own Carriage House, bringing “down south” up north.
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Carriage House reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (86)great for outdoor dining (83)neighborhood gem (71)good for groups (57)great for brunch (51)special occasion (34)hot spot (27)romantic (20)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (8)scenic view (8)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Have been here twice. Food is always delicious, especially the shrimp and grits!! Service the second time we went was a little sub-par but it was because our server had about 8 tables, which is crazy. Clearing of plates and timing of food was great but only saw our server in the beginning and again at the end of meal, but again not his fault that he was given too many tables. Overall solid restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    KhillVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We live down the street, so we end up here all the time and it is always great! Went with a group of 8 girlfriends and they all loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    mmarto711VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Family took me for Father's Day brunch. The food was really good and I would like to go back for dinner sometime. I had requested an outdoor table when I made the reservation, but it was never mentioned when we checked in and we were sat in their porch area which was totally enclosed except for the open doors. That was really the only disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!
    Samantha
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I made a reservation at Carriage House for my husband's birthday. This was the first time that we had dined at this restaurant, and it exceeded our expectations! The food was delicious, and the service was great! I would definitely recommend the chicken wings. They were the best that I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've got to stop eating here...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I come here for convenience. The food is always too salty, like painfully salty. This was my third try dining here, and my last.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very limited brunch menu
    sandiVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a good meal here for a Saturday brunch, but wasn't aware that there wasn't a lunch menu or anything that wasn't fried available. The fried green tomatoes were good, but it was the only thing I was feeling on the menu. I will not return for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average overall
    CaitlinTVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We've now dined at Carriage House four times. While the service has always been slow and disappointing, the ambiance usually makes up for it. The restaurant is clean and comfortable, and we love sitting in the semi-outdoor or outdoor space whenever possible. (It doesn't hurt that we're only a 10 minute walk away either.) As for the food, I really like Southern cuisine and I've enjoyed several dishes here, but we usually have some "misses" during each meal. Some of my favorite dishes include the hushpuppies, crab dip, pork shoulder hash, cornbread, fried green tomatoes, and fried chicken thigh - these are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 88 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 399 reviews are from the Carriage House reviews archive.
  • Dissapointing
    AJAYVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Was expecting some inspired Southern fare in Chicago. Instead all we got was an average to below average meal and extremely extremely slow service. Everyone around us was also experiencing the same so it likely was systematic. The only bright side to the meal was the mushroom dish with grits and the pork belly. Portion sizes on the small plates are... well small.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was amazing. Service was average. Friendly staff, but not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Fave!
    Maria
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I love me some Carriage House! It's been my favorite restaurant since I found it! The staff is lovely and personable, the food is always on par, and the bartender is very skilled. I will say that it's difficult for people with dietary restrictions...no vegan friendly, or lactose-free options are available.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Brunch
    napastyle
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The Brunch was great. A very robust menu with something to please everyone. Freshly squeezed OJ was excellent. Great outdoor seating area and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carriage House= Delicious&Adorable
    marybiscuit
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My girlfriends and I went to Carriage House for brunch on a Saturday morning. It was not over crowded (or crowded at all in fact) and we were given an outdoor table immediately. The french press coffee was delicious and brought out quickly, our server gave us great suggestions for food (and had a cute accent)--I got the chicken and biscuits which were really good, and a new take on traditional chicken & biscuits, my friend got the truffle mushroom dish which was also really tasty. I would definitely suggest this restaurant to any one for a date, a morning meal, a lunch, or even dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Shrimp and Grits!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant - lovely decor. Great service - everyone was super friendly from the moment we walked in until we paid the bill. I had the shrimp and grits. It was phenomenal. My husband had the fried green tomatoes - it wasn't bad but could not compare to the shrimp and grits. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great looking restaurant
    misszee
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    our server was excellent and very passionate about the food (always a good sign). Generally we were a little underwhelmed by the quality of the food (specifically the appetizers). The boil and the roast entrees were both good though. This is my 2nd time there... had similar experence the first time. I think I need to try brunch. My guess is that the better reviews come from the brunch menu...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great place with a VERY casual vibe. incredible southern style food with a gourmet twist. Bloody Mary's are incredible. I wish it were closer to my house in Lakeview. Parking is a challenge - very hard to find a place to park, even if you are willing to pay.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    Jenniee
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The décor was beautiful. The food was amazing! The johnnycake, French toast and grits are not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carriage House
    Larry
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Really enjoyed the Carriage House. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    RobynWB
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a mother's day brunch for those of use who have lost our mothers. The Carriage House was cheerful, filled with families having fun and the perfect spot for this occasion. The food was great and the waitstaff was very professional and friendly. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE Carriage House
    ThanksVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Love love love a taste of the South here in Chicago. Top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Night Comfort Food
    PicsmomVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This was our first visit to Carriage House which happened to be a Sunday evening when they serve a family style/buffet supper priced currently a $30 per person, children under 12 are free. It worked perfectly for our group of 4 adult and 3 children. They had a great mac and cheese which is usually reliable for children along with some amazing biscuits, interesting flavored butters, homemade sweet pickles along with fried chicken and collard greens with pies for dessert. I had a wonderful glass of pinot noir and there is a nice selection of beers along with full bar offerings. It is a comfortable and fun neighborhood restaurant and a nice gathering spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern brunch
    French31000VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Enjoyed a great brunch. Though the music can sound loud it's very lively People running all over to serve you quality food. Very tasty and fresh food Great service. They are there to help you and suggest you A neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No longer a fan of this low country
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We decided to go to Carriage House after not dining there for several months. Sadly we were disappointed, the quality of food is no longer what it used to be. We ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes and the Pork Belly Shrimp Pie. The shrimps on both dishes did not taste fresh, instead it tasted like frozen. It had an unpleasant taste and rubbery texture. Also the pie did not taste of pork at all because the taste of the shrimp was so overpowering. We then had the pot roast, which was also very disappointing. The pot roast was visually unappealing, the meat looked very rare and the texture was mushy. We then ordered the rhubarb and strawberry dessert, which was inedible. The dessert was mostly of lemon curd, which was WAY TOO sweet!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To Relive the Honeymoon
    RomancetheWife
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Read an article in a magazine about the carriage house a few months ago and wanted to take my wife of 2+ years ever since. Our Honeymoon was in South Carolina and we both fell in love with low country food. Next to impossible to find anywhere. You should have seen her light up when she saw she crab soup on the menu. Loved the decorating, we want to design our kitchen exactly like they did the restaurant. Love the wicker park neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for late night
    LKetVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great location in a really lively part of Wicker Park neighborhood. Family style servings make for a fun adventure. The crab soup & collard greens were great! The oysters were a little strange; love oysters on half shell usually, but these were over-prepared and almost warm (though still raw?) We wished we had tried the Low Country Boil, because a neighboring table ordered that and it looked amazing. Fantastic cocktails. Good vibe.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good sm plates, not so good service
    Emjay
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The mushroom truffle small plate with egg is AMAZING! I would go back to the bar to just order that and I would order two. The small plates were good, also had the hush puppies and grits. The dinner plates were just ok, not bad, but nothing to write home about - we tried the pot roast, clam bake and trout, there was just nothing spectacular. The trout was the best in my opinion. The service was the most disappointing part. We got our small plates before our drinks...we ordered the drinks well before we ordered food. The server was nice, it was just super slow and he never seemed to be around. I would go back, but only for the mushroom truffle egg dish, I am still thinking about it actually.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Our fried chicken leg was raw, everything else was good...I would so back for the She Crab Soup,thats all....
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit disappointing...
    Alexandra3d
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I arranged to have my birthday dinner here. They were having their special Low Country Boil on Sunday. Being from the South- I was very excited about it. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the food. There was barely any seafood. You may have gotten a couple of shrimp per person (definitely not $30/ person worth). Not a true Low Country Boil. However, most of the sides were tasty and the rubarb cobbler was excellent. The servers were kind, inviting, and knowledgeable. I would like to try the Carriage House again when I'm able to order off the menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the precipice of greatness...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Took my mom for her birthday. We decided to be a bit extravagant given the occasion. I'll break it down by dish from here: 1. Cucumber sald A fantastic starter. Not mind-blowing, but could eat it for lunch everyday. 2. Shrimp and pork belly pie Easily the least satisfying dish we had. Underwhelming at best. 3. Shrimp and grits Best grits I've ever had. Truly exceptional. That being said, shrimp and grits at duseks was slightly more pleasurable. 4. Chicken thigh Juiciest chicken I've ever had. Honey and cucumber pairing was genius. 5. Low country boil Broth was to die for. Dunk the bread and prepare yourself for transcendence. Fantasic overall experience. Would suggest to friends and certainly come back again.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tinme, great food.
    NeighboroodGuy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was excellent. We didn't have any of the supper plates but had several small dishes and sides. I think we both thought everything was very good to excellent. Their house cocktails were ehhh. There wine list and selections seemed decent with some good reasonably priced bottles. In terms of service the bus staff was greater but our waitress, was decent. On the couple of questions we had, she gave pretty scripted responses that didn't seem very authentic, on the plus side, she had no problem puling a cocktail that my wife didn't like off the tab w/o us asking. I really liked the food, I'd go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doctoramwVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Excellent food. Quaint ambiance. Superior service. Favorite dish, shrimp and grits. Will visit again! Cheers!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and reasonably priced
    gkj517
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The beignets are great, especially the sauce! The french toast is also amazing. This is probably a great place to sit outside, but it was too cold when we were there. Maybe next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth checking out
    NuggetDaddy
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We dined here on Saturday 4/12. Service was very good. A bit slow but we were in no hurry. The food was very good but the menu was too limited for me. There were four entrees to choose from and about sixteen small plates to augment the entree. I found that to be somewhat of a confusing concept. If there were equal options for entrees and small plates or no options for entrees but just small plates I think it would have made more sense. I believe the ambiance was not on the top of their list but it was far from bad. In a nutshell- they do a nice job all around which is hard to come by these days. Was it so spectacular that I can't wait to return? No, but I'll go back at some point.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Updated Southern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Good update on classic southern lowcountry food. Loved the shrimp and grits and the corn bread. Low country boil was delicious. Would definitely go back. Liked the decor a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic chicago brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    great coffee, great cocktails, finger-licking good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious All Around
    KateVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My boyfriend went for dinner last Friday and were extremely impressed with everything! Our waiter was very knowledgable and helpful. The food was incredible -strongly suggest the fried green tomatoes and the pork chop (comes with a fried egg on top and grits -amazing combination). Also enjoyed a couple of their craft whiskey cocktails -again delicious! The ambience was great too, the decor and lighting make for a very cool atmosphere. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Brunch
    c7fiveVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I ate here for Brunch on a Friday. It was not very crowded and the food and service was outstanding. I'd go back here once a week, if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern fried goodness
    Yummytummy
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Good spot for fried food bonanza although my small portion of sautéed fish was also very good. Hush puppies disappointing but other appetizers were delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Class
    NemoVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    There is not a bad dish on the menu, nor a bad attitude from the staff. Clientele is eclectic. Great atmosphere, bit on the "hard-to-hear" side; could do without the background music as the many conversations give it just the right mood. Go. Like me, you'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally Tried It!!
    JeffersonAdamsVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Finally got around to Carriage House. Well worth it. Everything we had was good. Some dishes had interesting tastes and I'm glad I ordered them. But I wouldn't order some of them again. Basically, for some of the dishes, you need to come in with an experienced palate - something I do not possess. Otherwise, the Hush Puppies and Shrimp&Grits were phenomenal. Great service. Great times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • INSANE BRUNCH! Sorghum French
    Brunch
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    INSANE BRUNCH! Sorghum French toast, chicken & biscuit, bacon, coffee. Done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.