The first chance I got, I herded up the entire family and took off for Georgetown, Texas for lunch at The Monument Cafe. A friend had also told me about this place and raved about it so I knew it would be good.
There was a short wait so we went to the farmers market that is attached to the restaurant. It was like nirvana walking in there. With my hours at work, I usually have to get my veggies and fruit at a supermarket. I’d much rather go to a farmers market and this was just what I was looking for (if only it was closer to me).
They also have gardening classes every Saturday morning and live music on the weekends.
Then my mom and I both chose the chicken fried steak and sweet potato fries. I love that they had a lunch portion which was half of the normal portion. It was a classic chicken fried steak that I absolutely loved. My nephew said the fries were better than mine and I needed to get the recipe. Gotta love that kid.
My dad had livers and onions and he said it was the best he’s ever had. High praise indeed. He also raved about the spinach that came with it.
My sister had the fried catfish which she said was very good. I had a bite and it was very tasty with a crispy skin and tender inside.
My nephews and brother-in-law had hamburgers which looked so juicy and delicious. One nephew said it was the best he has ever had – he takes after my dad. After taking a bite, I have to agree that it is a classic burger and very good.
The niece had a banana split for dessert. It looked absolutely beautiful but none of us were able to eat much because we were all so full. She just had to order it though.
All in all the restaurant and food was absolutely wonderful. It was the epitome of down home southern cooking. I can’t wait to go back and try some of their dinner menu.