Country Cookin by George Review – Lexington, KY
I was out on a buffet drive, down I-64, I-75 and environs. I had done my research in advance (‘natch) and had made up my mind to go to a different location, originally, but a last minute check on YELP showed a gaggle of bad reviews lately.
When they are grouped together in rapid succession, it makes me nervous.
So I instead opted for Country Cookin, an unassuming joint in a nondescript strip mall in the middle of town, not so easy to find.
They have three tables of hot entrees, one of salad, and one of desserts, and the food is quite typically representative of the region. There are probably about a dozen hot entrees, including fried chicken, catfish, shrimp, a couple of beef dishes, baked and fried ham, and one or two features that change daily.
I rolled in on a Saturday afternoon, just past most people’s lunch time and attendance was pretty sparse, yet the serving trays were well attended to. Beverage orders were taken and delivered and I hit the serving lines, loading up on catfish, fried ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, and some excellent smoky greens.
The salad offerings aren’t as extensive as most places, but that’s fine with me, I’m not there for the salad.
While the desserts (cobblers, puddings, etc) looked great, I passed to have most capacity for catfish.
This room is a little dated. The restaurant isn’t as bright and shiny as buffets built in recent years. But I found the food well prepared and tasty, with no skimping on ingredient quality. Yes, I’d to it again. Lunch and beverages for two, under $25.
Country Cookin by George Review