For months we’ve been trying to get to the Green Tomato in Texarkana. They boast that they are “home of the greatest burger that ever lived.” We had to see about that. In addition to being intrigued about that claim, one of my good friends happens to be the aunt of the owner.
We ordered the special, and with that comes an appetizer. We couldn’t decide so we got fried pickles and fried green tomatoes. Both were a very good decision. They were light and crispy, which is not always an easy thing to accomplish when you are frying veggies.
I ordered a salad with grilled chicken. It was perfect. I hesitated because I am very very very picky about the chicken that goes on chicken salads. All too often restaurants use some sort of rubbery mess that comes frozen out of a bag, but this was fresh and delicious.
Rod pretty much always gets a chicken fried steak or a burger, but he surprised everybody by ordering a chicken breast smothered in ham, cheese, and onions; a sort of deconstructed chicken cordon bleu if you will. And again to everybody’s surprise Rod enjoyed his meal.
Boo was the only one to order a burger at the place that claims to have the best, and she chose the Green Tomato Burger, which places a fried green tomato in place of a raw red one.
Not only was it delicious according to her, it was so big that Rod had to take up the slack and finish the other half of it.
Did I mention that our special came with dessert? Boo got her usual ice cream (not part of the special) and we split a homemade sopapilla cheesecake. It was delicious.
The special was an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert for $12.99. We think that’s a steal, especially considering the great taste and portion sizes. This restaurant is the kind of place that has a friendly diner atmosphere and eclectic clientele that give it a unique ambiance to match the food. Visit their Facebook and then visit them in person!