I am very picky when I go out to eat and a very hard grader on restaurants, so I'm very happy to finally find a restaurant here in San Antonio that is really better than most. I have tried just about all of the higher class & higher rated restaurants and most leave much to be desired. \r
I have now dined at the Black Eyed Pea about five times and was pleased with the cleanliness of the restaurant, and the management run it very well. The best thing about the restaurant is the bread. You get a choice of hot wheat rolls, cornbread or both. Several times I have noticed the bread is a little under done, but this is a common problem even in the higher class restaurants. I love the broccoli cheese casserole, and of course the black eyed peas are very good as well.\r
I ordered the Texas size chicken fried steak, and again like most restaurants, it was somewhat full of tough gristle. This seems to be a very common problem and I chalk it down to the local meat supplier. I would really like to see some local restaurant address this issue, and get a higher quality meat. \r
But overall, the rest of the menu is pretty good. The steak was not great but not too bad either, better than Chilis. Again, I have rated several restaurants like P.F. Changs, which was one of the most horrible experiences in my life and I gave them 1 star because I couldn't give them a zero, and this restaurant is pretty solid. The tea is flavorful, but sometimes a little strong, nothing some water can't fix.\r
I would give this restaurant an overall score of 4 stars....Try it and let me know what you think by leaving your review.
Pros: hot bread,good sides,overall very good food
Cons: need some attention to tough chicken fried steak, and serving under done bread