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Georgia Brown's - Tasty for a nice lunch review (long)

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Georgia Brown's - Tasty for a nice lunch review (long)

KeithA | Apr 5, 2005 04:33 PM

Went to Georgia Brown's today for the second time for lunch and again it was downright tasty. It is alittle pricey (entrees $17-25) but worth the money for a special day.

Note I'm a DC native, not a southerner. So I can only vouch the food is delicious, not authentic.

Both times my dad and I started with the Low Country "Louie" which is a yummy mix of different seafood (crab, shrimp, crayfish, lobster) combined with a remoulade and fresh corn kernels.

One way to avoid the expense is to just get the excellent and very large appetizers, like this one, which are more reasonably priced and could easily be a substantial meal for one. We split it and each had a more than ample serving.

On our last visit, we also had the great fried green tomatoes which comes out crispy and stuffed kind of like a sandwich (think chipwich) herb cream cheese. It is a well put together dish which is drizzled with a spicy mayo to light up your tongue and a side relish to cool you down.

Both times, Dad got the Frogmore stew which is more soup like in its cloudy broth with giant chunks of veggies like pieces of corn and potatos on the cobs and big hunks of seafood including fish, unshelled shrimp and clams. Probably more seafood too. It looks like something you'd make it a home kitchen, but tastes restaurant quality.

The first time a few months ago I had the fried chicken which was a mistake because it was good fried chicken but just fried chicken - nothing special. Great mash potatos with it though.

Today I chose better with the Seafood gumbo with red rice. Lots of baby shrimp, andouile sausage, shredded duck, lump crabmeat in a thick stew. All around great dish with lots of flavor and a just a bit of heat.

For dessert we had the signature sweet potato cheesecake with candied praline topping and some type of runny rum or other liquer sauce. Crust and sauce were so so but the praline topping and cheesecake were scrumptious. I'd only recommend this for people who like real sugary desserts - not as creamy in flavor as normal cheesecake.

In addition to the food, the service is good and friendly.

How have others experiences been there?

Link: http://www.gbrowns.com/

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