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Doug's Place

696 GA 293 SE (Gaston Westbrook Ave.)
Emerson, GA 30137
Cuisine: Southern
Doug's Place is a classic, from the food to the service, and the building could be a movie set.
Openings: Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.


Doug's Place Restaurant Review:

This 100-year-old former general store brims with authenticity and could easily be a movie set. Corn, always the Silver Queen variety, is fresh daily. Fried green tomatoes are classic; and sweet melting squash casserole is one of the best anywhere. Chow chow is homemade, and the mashed spuds are the real deal with a few lumps here and there. Chicken and dressing with chopped egg is traditional, and be sure to ask for extra gravy. Fried chicken and fried catfish are winners, too. Cobbler includes a muscadine version when in season (late summer to fall), and sweet potato pie is generally available. Sunday dinner draws crowds that wait patiently to be seated in an added-on space. Sipping some sweet tea can help pass the time.

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