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Blue Oak Grill - How to Avoid an RIP for a place that doesn't deserve it?

hnewburn | Feb 1, 201106:06 PM

You'll come for the free cornbread and stay for the rest of the food. The cornbread is killer, almost fried in honey and butter and served in a small cast iron skillet.

The food is here is fantastic. Helluva chicken fried steak and fantastic burger. Nice selection of salads, soups and seafood that looked excellent. The sides are phenomenal, the green beans were my favorite, but mashed potatoes, mac & cheese and broccoli rice casserole were big hits.

The only problem - It's behind a bunch of restaurants at 3406 & I-35. Johnny Carriono's, Sawgrass, Cracker Barrel are all full and this place is dead. These guys are doing all the right things and need some Chow Love.

Service was good, not great, and a couple of nits - not enough bacon, a hard egg on the burger (which they said I just can order the egg runny next time) but we are definitely headed back.

I know it's far north for most of you, but it's worth the trip. Head up and bring a friend.

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