I have been to Dotson's about a dozen times, always at lunch during my work week. It is always the same, and occassionally the owner will come by, humbly bragging (if that is possibe) about the care that goes into the food at his restaurant. Let me tell you, this place is the real deal.\r
I have had fried chicken, meatloaf, and pork chops at this place. The fried chicken is absolutely amazing - the crust falls apart in your mouth. The owner has told me on more than one occasion how he washes his chicken twice before frying it. The meatloaf is hearty, but too heavy like many meatloaves I have eaten. Pork chops? To die for!\r
The sweet potato casserole has a creamy and light texture. The owner tells me he orders real sweet potatoes year-round to make this delectable dish- none of that canned stuff for him, thank you very much. I do not like sweet potato casserole, but I love it at Dotson's. And if you leave without trying the mashed potatoes with gravy and the creamed corn, you have committed a crime against your taste buds. The only thing I am not sure about is whether or not they have a child's menu- I will need to find out about that.\r
The wait staff is friendly, and they do say ""honey"" and ""sweetie"" at times, but it is real, and not a marketing ploy. I have read some reviews compaining that they had to stand around for ten minutes only to seat themselves. That may be so, but the people here expect their guest to make themselves at home. Just ask someone to help you if you aren't seated, and they will take care of you.
Pros: Authentic Southern Cuisine, Amazing Pies
Cons: None, unless unpretentious country style is a con