As I stated in one of my previously blogs, I have a few places to share from our Atlanta Trip. This particular spot the Corner Grille was suggested to me by Atlanta Eats. The Corner Grille is a restaurant that serves traditional American cuisine with Cajun influences.
I have to be honest, I was a little hesitant when I heard that the restaurant had Cajun Influences. Some places we have traveled in the past have said the same thing and it was nothing like our food in Louisiana.
But I had to eat some humble pie, because the Corner Grille lived up to that. There was definitely Cajun Influences in each dish we tried.
After a long ride from Louisiana that day, we wanted home cooked styled food and a place that we could relax and unwind . This was the perfect place. When we arrived on that Thursday night, the restaurant was packed and the crowd was steady and constantly coming in.
We checked in with the hostess and she said it would be about a 30 minute wait. After reading through the menu, we had our eyes on a few items and the wait would not be an issue.
The atmosphere was nice; Low music and dimmed light. The restaurant was in a small, quaint location.
The Corner Grille is located in Historic College Park. Owned by a husband and wife team Julian and Annette. The couple has ties to Louisiana, Texas and Indiana.
The location reminded me of Main Street in River Ranch with the restaurants and shops in walking distance.
Enough small talk, now for the food. Z-Man was ready to eat as soon as we were seated. We ordered the kids chicken fingers with fries for the little guy. The chicken fingers with fries were tasty. Perfectly seasoned and fried. The fries were topped with fresh parsley. So good. I almost ordered the same dish, it was that good.
Baby girl decided on the Grilled Cheese. The Grilled cheese was served with fries and fruit. You also get to choose the type of bread. She ate it all and it was made just how she likes. She is a connoisseur of Grilled Cheese. If the sandwich wasn’t good, she would have definitely had an opinion about it.
As an appetizer we ordered the Chicken, Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo. The Gumbo was perfectly seasoned, packed with the chicken, shrimp and sausage. Definitely a Louisiana touch when preparing the Gumbo.
My only complaint would be to either serve the rice on the side or add less rice. I prefer more gumbo juice, but that’s just me. More of a preference. But other than that, the Gumbo was on point.
My mom ordered the Chicken Reuben Sandwich. Not your traditional Reuben Sandwich. Grilled Chicken, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island on Rye. The sandwich was served with fresh coleslaw. Great flavor. She enjoyed the sandwich very much.
My Aunt ordered the Caesar Salad. Grilled Chicken Caesar, Romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing. A nice salad, nothing special. Just a typical salad.
My Uncle ordered the Fish and Shrimp. The shrimp were huge. Seasoned and fried well. My uncle is an avid fisherman who fries seafood often and he couldn’t stop ranting and raving about how good it was. A big compliment.
My hubby ordered the Cajun Pasta. The Cajun pasta included shrimp, crawfish and andouille, garlic and onions, penne pasta in a Parmesan cream sauce. The pasta dish had a great flavor. I loved the mix of ingredients. A little on the rich side for me, I couldn’t eat the dish all in one sitting. But the dish was superb and had that Louisiana flare.
I ordered the shrimp and grits. Cheese grits with sautéed shrimp and onions in a Parmesan cheese sauce. Awesome dish. I loved the dish.
The Corner Grille also served dessert. I ordered a few of the beignets. The beignets were so good. Very similar to the beignets from New Orleans. Very yummy.
Overall we absolutely loved the environment at The Corner Grille. The food was amazing. We were so glad that we had a chance to dine that night. It was a great start to what would later be a great family trip.
If you are in the Atlanta area, I highly suggest you check out the restaurant. The Corner Grille is located at 3823 Main Street, College Park, Georgia.