Sisters Restaurant — A roadside attraction

by Tallahassee Table

Calories don’t count when you’re on vacation, right? I hope not because my husband and I pigged out — not once but twice — at Sister’s Restaurant on U.S. Highway 231 S.  in Troy, Alabama while we were on our way to Tupelo, Miss.

The old-fashioned,  buffet, loaded with Southern comfort food, has been an attraction since sisters Pat Rogers and Geraldine Umbehagen opened the place in 1997.

My husband had been here years ago while traveling and was thrilled to track it down again. We arrived early and there was already a line waiting outside the door when Sisters was ready to open at 11. A woman ahead of us said she worked there but still wanted to eat there on her day off. That’s a good sign. She also told us the parking lot would be full by noon. It was.

Whenever you get there, it’s worth the wait.

We just tried a smidgeon of most everything but we piled on fried chicken, fried catfish, pork chops, salisbury steak, collard greens, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans casserole, mac ‘n cheese, hush puppies and potato salad from the salad bar area.

And there were the desserts — peach cobbler, banana pudding, bread pudding and lots of cakes. The menu changes slightly on a daily basis but you’re bound to find your favorites.

My husband was in hog heaven. He raved about the pork chops, tender as a country love song, and barely spoke while devouring the banana pudding and peach cobbler

I don’t eat many buffets but locally I like Olean’s Cafe and I hear great things about O’Neal’s Country Buffet in Thomasville. But if you’re ever in the area, add Sisters to your GPS. It’s worth the drive! (Wear a loose pair of pants).

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