Friday evening, my wife expressed a yearning for some good fried chicken. Since it seems to be in real short supply inside the Beltway, I did a web search for diners and dives and found a likely candidate about a half hour south of us.
Around noon on Saturday, we arrived at 3349 Jefferson Davis Hwy. This is US1 on the north side of Stafford, Virginia.
This is a real, old-fashioned home-cookin’ restaurant.
I got dark-meat fried chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. My wife got white meat with mashed potatoes, gravy and southern-style greens. They both came with a nice chunk of corn bread. We washed it down with lemon-sweet ice tea. Tax, tag & tip, the whole bill came to about $22.
The moment we walked in the door, we could tell from the wonderful aromas coming out of the kitchen that this was our kind of place. Do NOT expect fancy silverware or reserved seating.
The decor can best be described as early yard sale and the food is served in styrofoam clamshell platters. It is all made fresh on the premises. We got a smile, a greeting and were asked if everything was good by everyone that saw us. The place is FRIENDLY!
The owner is a lovely lady who came out of the kitchen to see how things were doing. She told us she had been in that place for more than 40 years!
Don’t let the outside fool ya! This is good eating and if you’re in the area, you owe it to yourself to stop by. They also do a lot of catering.