Daddy D's Suber Soulfood is located on 7th Avenue in the Depot District of Hendersonville, North Carolina. It came highly recommended from several friends and so we finally stopped in and tried them out for Sunday lunch. I surprised to see that the restaurant was not very busy. The hype my friends gave made me anticipate waiting to get in the door. Luckily for me that wasn't the case.
Although its a casual restaurant linen is put on the table. The vibrant walls and beautiful artwork made me feel at home. While I did not grow up in the South, it still reminds me of the family diners we used to frequent in my youth. The food always seems a little better and a little more special from a family owned place.
An ala carte menu was available but a buffet was offered when we arrived. While I am typically not the buffet type, I chose the buffet this time so I could try more items that I would by ordering ala carte. Cheap you say, never - just frugal! Ala carte entree items were priced between $6.50 and $8.50 and a couple daily specials were offered as well including Ham & Dressing for $5.50! I love the prices.
The buffet cold side offered salad, beets, potato salad, cole slaw, fruit, home-made croutons (these were killer!), shredded cheese and choice of dressing. The hot buffet showcased both fried chicken and fried pork chops. Along with these were black eyed peas, chicken and noodles (egg noodles, just like I grew up eating!), green beans, collards, mac & cheese and rice. The plates weren't big enough, but they never are when I do hit a buffet. I have big eyes! Corn bread muffins is offered table side if you choose. Daddy D likes just a taste of sweet in his corn bread.
The lightly breaded and fried pork chop was the stand out favorite for me. Just delicious! I try to be good because my doctor says that my cholesterol is a little high. Today I decided not to worry about that. Even the fat on the chop was delicious and I kid you not, I ate it all except the bone. The fried chicken was good also, but I just couldn't stop thinking about the pork chop! The black eyed peas were a great choice also. The love that went into making them came out beautifully in the flavor. The collards were good but growing up in the North, the only way I learned to love them was with a whole lot of ham hock thrown into the mix. My guess is that Daddy D wants to help us out a little but I say give me the grease and I'll be happy.
Along with the buffet came our choice of blackberry cobbler, apple cobbler or sweet potato pie. Seriously!? I'll have a salad tomorrow. The family recipes that are used in the kitchen are wonderful. Daddy D's is a must try for local soul food. Put it on your wish list now.
411 7th Avenue E
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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