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Grits Cafe

17 W. Johnston St. (Lee St.) Send to Phone
478-994-8325 | Menu
A culinary oasis has kept middle Georgia happily fed in this small town.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Grits Cafe Restaurant Review

: Canada natives Wayne and Terri Wetendorf (he's an alum of the culinary program at Toronto's George Brown College) opened Grits Cafe on the square in Forsyth in 1999. The walls of their establishment --- rebuilt entirely after a disastrous fire in 2012 --- are lined with paintings by local artists, and the building, which dates back at least 125 years, sits between a restored theater and a bank. Signature dishes include a clever but not overwrought shrimp and grits martini, for which the succulent local shrimp are set on a mound of stone-ground grits, the whole enriched with apple wood-smoked bacon and a mushroom cream sauce. An entrée version of this low country classic adorns the dish with chow chow kimchi and tomato confit. Grass-fed beef comes from nearby Rocking Chair Ranch, while the pasture-raised chicken hails from Grass Roots on the coast. We've also enjoyed the pan-seared sea scallops and the apple cider donuts with caramel dipping sauce for dessert. Ice creams are made in-house. The wine list supplies plenty of variety to accompany each dish. Ask about wine and special event dinners with visiting chefs.


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