We were a little surprised to find The Southern Skillet so crowded that there was a wait and they were taking names for tables — that’s unusual at area restaurants at lunchtime. It’s a good sign that other people find it a popular destination, though.
The lunch buffet features multiple stations of entrees, sides, salad, and desserts. It has some of the greatest variety of dishes out that I’ve seen at non-chain restaurant buffets, and they have different specials on different days. In addition to self-service food, there are waitresses making sure your drink stays full.
The quality of the dishes varies somewhat, and whether you’re a fan or not is likely to depend on personal preferences. The meatloaf and bread pudding were both a little too dense. The macaroni was creamy rather than cheesy. The okra & tomatoes had a little more tomato than okra. None of these were enough to really kill the dish, though.
All told, we enjoyed the food, we left happy, and we’ll be back sometime soon.