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406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. (Commerce Dr.) Send to Phone
Southern fare gets treated with respect, and is inspired by the late Edna Lewis.
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3.5 rating over 9 reviews
Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Watershed, Decatur, GA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Watershed Restaurant Review

: Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers and friends partnered on this restaurant, which takes its name from one of the duo's songs. Initially, Watershed was to be a very casual spot with some take-out in a separate case. The restaurant's energy consumed that operation, and now it's all about the restaurant. Joe Truex replaced longtime chef Scott Peacock in the kitchen. The classic fried chicken (Tuesdays only at dinner and get there early) is prepared the old-fashioned way---soaked in salted water, then in buttermilk and fried slowly---and comes with mashed spuds and green beans. Other Southern classics include salmon croquettes with stone-ground grits and fresh greens, but at brunch, they appear with poached eggs. They're also a mainstay at lunch, when you’ll also find the pork roast with fig chutney sandwich. Italian touches appear on the menu with good pastas being the primary manifestation. Drawn from Southern tradition, dessert at Watershed is a must. Apple caramel cake is just an example, but these selections change almost daily. Our favorite brunch dish is the bone-in country ham slice with red-eye gravy, grits, eggs and buttermilk biscuits. The adventurous wine list offers myriad selections that go well with this food.

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