Every week various members of my family gather at a restaurant for breakfast. I have been doing this for over 25 years with my mother, and now several others have joined in for this once-a-week morning ritual.
This week we tried a new restaurant in East Ridge, TN. It’s called the Family Table. After eating breakfast there I can see why.
The Family Table restaurant is located in a large stand-alone stone building right on Ringgold Road, across from Kingwood Pharmacy. The interior is very typical of a local restaurant, with lots of booths, some for two people and some for four, with tables in the center of the room and against one wall. The front is open to the street with several large windows.
We got there early and our server, Debbie came right over and served us piping hot coffee, tea and water. We talked for a while and looked over the rather extensive breakfast menu, made our choices and ordered.
Within about 8 minutes our meals arrived and they looked great – and plentiful (family table, remember). I ordered the cheese and broccoli omelet, which came with hash browns (optionally grits) and 2 biscuits (optionally toast either white or wheat). The hash browns were home made, thinly sliced potatoes that were lightly fried. The omelet was nicely shaped and was a very adequate serving-size. The cheese and broccoli amount was just right in my opinion. The biscuits were good, yet not the best I have ever had (have you ever had a Bojangles biscuit – sinfully good). All that for $5.25. Can’t beat it.
Another had a BLT which one of the biggest I have seen, and it too came with hash browns or grits. Plenty of food on that one. The others got pancakes, which were quite good. And no, they didn’t come with hash browns but no one complained.
Debbie kept our coffee cups full and took care of all our requests quickly and very professionally. She is obviously a veteran server.
I am anxious to go back and try them again. We’ll eat breakfast there again for sure, but I want to try some of their other menu items (see the complete menu here). Besides the tempting menu items, they serve a large soup, salad and pizza buffet all week. The lunch buffet is $5.50 Monday – Saturday, and the dinner buffet is $6.50 Monday – Saturday and all day Sunday. They also have ‘buy one – get one free’ pizzas.
If you like local restaurants, where the locals go time and again, try Family Table in East Ridge. Be prepared to be a regular though, because it will take you months to try all the menu items.
I hope I’ll see you there soon. Join us for one of their scrumptious breakfasts. Tell them you heard about their restaurant from the Happy Turtle on PauseThatRenews.com. Thanks for reading. Please leave a comment. You’ll be rewarded somewhere down the line!