Arrived at 11:35 AM
Appetizers to Table at 11:51 AM
Entrees to Table at 12:11 PM
WALTON’S SOUTHERN TABLE | About half of our crew was missing from our usual outing today. None of us had been to Walton’s before but the promise of good ol’ Southern cooking was calling our name. As we pulled into the parking lot at 11:35 AM, we thought we might’ve made a mistake judging from the crowded parking lot. (There wasn’t one spare space. We had to park in the Publix lot!)
But as soon as we got out of our car our noses told us we were at the right place. Our wait to get a table wasn’t bad at all, maybe 15 minutes. And then our server, Glenn, was so welcoming and professional, we felt comfortable and confident about how our lunch was about to proceed.
Fried Green Tomatoes with Dip - $6.95
When we were ordering, our waiter, Glenn, described the fried green tomatoes to us as being “thinly sliced, a little salty, with a bit of spice” which was SPOT ON! They were perfect with the dip they came with. Most fried green tomatoes are a little soggy, but since these were so thin, they had a perfect crunch!
Fried Okra Bowl & Dip - $5.95
We weren’t brought the “dip” that was listed on the menu, but the fried okra appetizer we ordered was reminiscent of Grandma’s southern cooking, just the way we liked it. Each piece was crispy and not greasy. (We tried the okra with the dip that came with the fried green tomatoes and it went pretty well together, too!)
Walton’s Southern Table has been opened on the corner of Airport and Whitesburg for a few years now. I regret now that I had not been there before, because it was delicious. I loved the style of decor of the restaurant. It had brick interior walls, tasteful wallpaper, and some pretty paintings to decorate. The lighting of the restaurant is very nice as well, with windows lining most of the restaurant. Our wait was quick to serve us, even though they were pretty busy. Our service was great and our waiter was one of the best we’ve had so far. Not only did he take our order quickly and bring the food out fast, but he was also attentive to our drinks (which I really appreciated after last week’s experience).
WHAT SHE ATE:
Pot Roast with White Chicken Chili and Hash Brown Casserole - $9.95
Today I had the Pot Roast with a side of hash brown casserole and white chicken chili. I definitely have leftovers, the portions they give are plentiful. Everything came out hot and all of what I ordered was very good. The hash browns were heavenly, and the white chili delightful. The pot roast was tender and the rosemary, redskin potatoes properly cooked. Also, I tend to get lemonade with my meals, and this restaurant has great lemonade as well. This restaurant’s presentation of service and food are both equally amazing and I will definitely be recommending this place and be going back myself.
I will be honest. Driving by the restaurant, I wasn’t over eager about eating there. Walton’s is a rather plain building that sits on the corner of an intersection with no obvious indication of the cuisine it serves. That being said, it blew me away. The menu provided a plethora of hot options to choose from along with a long list of side servings to pair with. I was incredibly impressed with how fast we were seated and served as we dined during peak lunch hour. The atmosphere was inviting and Glenn, our waiter, was the perfect gentleman.
WHAT SHE ATE:
Rosemary Baked 1/2 Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, and Green Beans - $11.95
The chicken was fresh and seasoned perfectly, the roll was hot and fluffy and the serving size was generous. I would recommend to anyone looking for comfort food and good ol’ southern hospitality!
I frequent Little Rosie’s and Chick-fil-A on Whitesburg Drive and often saw the parking lot of Walton’s in overflow. Walton’s Southern Table is hidden in plain sight on the corner of Whitesburg Drive and Airport Road. The atmosphere is cozy. We sat in a large booth with high walls providing privacy for us and our neighbors. The staff was well-dressed with bow ties and aprons, and our server was prompt and provided great service.
WHAT HE ATE:
Country Fried Steak with Turnip Greens and Sweet Potato Casserole - $11.95
Now on to the part we all want to read about… Country Fried Steak, large enough to cover the plate, tender enough to cut with a fork, and covered in white gravy. If you are a man south of the Mason Dixon Line your mouth is sweating right about now. They use thinly-sliced sirloin steak, fried until crispy. I also had turnip greens, one of my favorites, and they were cooked to the most tender perfection.
The interior of Walton’s was nothing like I expected – I guess I had in my mind that the place was going to be similar to O’Charley’s or even Shoney’s. However, Walton’s is definitely far above either of those restaurants. The decor was modern southern, very classy and clean. There was a lot of lovely natural light coming in the windows that walled most of the sides of the restaurant. The staff was older and very professional in dress and demeanor. We LOVED our waiter, Glenn. He was courteous and professional, but also light-hearted and attentive. We were quickly welcomed into the restaurant and then seated at a large booth together about 10-15 minutes after we arrived.
WHAT SHE ATE:
Kala's Grilled Chicken (Topped w/Fried Green Tomatoes, Monterrey Jack, & Bacon) with Mac & Cheese and Sweet Potato Casserole - $9.95
One of the most important things to me about food is that you get what you pay for. Walton’s exceeded my expectations here; the food was perfectly cooked, seasoned, and plated. The portions were very generous and plenty of food left over when I finished eating. The macaroni and cheese and the cornbread could have had a little more flavor (they were a little boring) but the sweet potato casserole and the chicken were both really delicious. The fried green tomatoes on top of the chicken gave a uniqe, awesome twist to this dish. I would definitely order it again!
Today was surprisingly warm for a Friday in mid-January. There was only 5 of us at the office today with several out including one sick. We decided to go to Walton’s because if was a cloudy day and we all wanted some comfort food. The restaurant is right on the corner of a very busy intersection, so every time I’ve passed it it’s been packed. As we were waiting for our table (about 15 minutes), we sat on some of the benches in the lobby looking at menus and talking about our backgrounds with southern food. For some it reminded them of their grandmothers’ and mothers’ cooking, and for others like me, it reminded me of Thanksgiving. Having grown up in Florida and not having a southern mother or grandmother, Thanksgiving was pretty much the only time we had a lot of southern food. And I LOVE Thanksgiving!
WHAT SHE ATE:
Southern Fried Chicken with Hash Brown Casserole, Green Beans, and Chicken & Dumplings - $10.95
I ordered the Southern Fried Chicken with 3 sides including chicken and dumplings, green beans, hash brown casserole, and a roll. Let me tell you something; this place knows how to cook! First of all, we had ordered right when we got to our table, including appetizers, drinks and our entrees. Our server, Glenn (professional and helpful), got everything perfectly right and made sure we didn’t have any questions before placing our order. Our appetizers came out quickly and I especially liked the fried green tomatoes. All my food was delicious but I want to take special time to talk about their hash brown casserole. I think I could just eat that for the rest of my life. Cheesy, salty, potato-ey. It was the definition of comfort! I have nothing negative to say about my experience or food!