We arrived in Wytheville, VA yesterday afternoon and will be in southwestern Virginia and northwest Tennessee for the next two months. This isn’t our first trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Crooked Road area so I know what to expect. As a rule, restaurants fall into two categories: small local “diners” and national franchise operations. As with any rule, there are some exceptions. But it helps to know what to expect.
The café is only open until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, and when we arrived, it seemed as though half of Galax had come there for breakfast. And one of the reasons that I love small local places like this is that they afford the opportunity to shamelessly eavesdrop on conversations.
“down there.” And then there were the two couples amiably joking with each other about it being Saturday and that meaning breakfast and Wal-Mart.
While we were waiting for a table, I glanced at the
“specials” board and immediately experienced
I have been craving biscuits and gravy, so went with the special that included two eggs over easy and sausage. And, at prices like these, I figured I could go ahead and add a side of home fries. The latter
The eggs were well cooked with nice runny yolks and firm whites. The sausage patty was decent—nothing special. And I would have to rate the biscuit and gravy as average. This was not the best of biscuits, and the gravy didn’t pick up much of the sausage flavor.
But the pancakes were the highlight of both of our breakfasts. They were light. They were fluffy. (Did they save the fluffy for the pancakes?) And they had none of that sour baking powder taste. These were fine pancakes.
Our rating? Based on Chuck’s pancakes, I’ll give County Line Café 3.0 Addies.
To review the role of Adler and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.