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3111 Kirby Dr. (W. Alabama St.) Send to Phone
Johnny Carrabba restaurant offering classic Southern and American cuisine.
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Grace’s Restaurant Review

: Johnny Carrabba rounds out his restaurant empire along Kirby Drive with Grace’s, named for his grandmother and offering classic Southern and American cuisine. The comfortable, homey space has several private dining rooms and a large patio with couches and umbrellas. Inside, the décor evokes a grandma’s house, complete with large fireplaces, antique cookware and dishes, and a wall-hanging of delicate lace. The menu, comfort food with many items based on the real grandmother’s recipes, includes chicken potpie and lobster tagliatelle. One of the best selections is the Southern-fried quail, breaded, deep-fried, and paired with jalapeño gravy and mashed potatoes. We like to start with the crispy fried onion strips with a wicked sriracha-mayonnaise dipping sauce. Baked potato dip with house-made chips is also a good appetizer, although its size may render it a meal all by itself. Pastas, juicy burgers, big salads, steaks, and even an enchilada dish and two Chinese-inspired items are possibilities, too. A globe-spanning wine list boasts a notable Texas white from Wedding Oak Winery in San Saba. Desserts include the fried pie trio --- apple, cherry and peach --- with vanilla ice cream.

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