Wish I could erase the last ten minutes of my experience, but, alas, I can't. On-call, I had phone by me, but low battery.Asked waitress if I could plug into the socket three feet from my chair.She said 'sure'. We were discussing dessert when a man standing near the other table suddenly says, "I'd like you to please move the phone someone is going to trip on it." Now, mind you, the phone was plugged into the wall and there was no traffic between the two tables. Zero. Someone would have had to shimmy up against the wall to get to where they could trip over the cord, so I moved it closer to me, actually under my chair and said, "I really don't see how someone could trip on that cord..." "Well, I'm Bill Greenwood, and if I say someone will trip over the cord, they will." As I had no idea who he was, I said so. "Well, I don't know you, but (I held out my hand) I'm Cindy Morrow." Seriously? Was this fat, pompous hmmhmm the owner of this tiny kingdom? This is the way he treats his guests? I'll be sure to tell my extended family (which includes about 75 people locally) not to darken the door of any of his restaurants. I recommend you not, either.
Posted: 7/26/2013 • Link to this review
Don't understand what all the fuss is about. The five star reviews? I guess if you are looking to throw away money, time, and calories for over-seasoned and over-cooked canned food, you have come to the right place. This pseudo-southern food only makes me think this is why people are obese in Georgia. Tastebuds must have been traumatized to such an extent that they find this kind of food palatable...that they would actually would seek it out... and pay exorbitant amounts for it? It tastes like the farm fresh/organic marketing on their website is more spin than reality. I would definately recommend that you go down the street ANYWHERE ELSE for dinner and enjoy their flowers from the curb.
Posted: 9/07/2012 • Link to this review
The owner came to our table near the end of our dining experience. He asked us how we liked the pie. We actually were not very happy with it and told him we had tried better but it would be fine for the night (and explained our reasoning). He then looked like he was going to pop a blood vessel in his neck and stormed away from the table. When we were ready to pay, we waited an extra twenty minutes for the waitress to come to our table to give us the check. Worst "highly rated" restaurant in Georgia!!
Posted: 5/27/2012 • Link to this review
My family and I have been going to Greenwoods for over 10 years, and we absolutely adore this place. Super friendly staff, charming atmosphere, UNBELIEVABLY GOOD food! The fabulous corn muffins are just a precursor of things to come. I would highly recommend the meatloaf, grouper with lemon chive butter, duck, pot roast, mashed potatoes (gravy is HEAVENLY), and just-like-grandma-made applesauce. Oh, and let's not forget the PIES! Their chocolate cream pie is just about the most decadent, heavenly dessert on the planet. Great place for friends and family. I hope this place is here forever!
Posted: 6/06/2011 • Link to this review
This place is amazing. My husband and I went there for dinner without the kids, I found the rustic setting so charming. There was a long wait, but for good reason...everyone wants to go here. The food was out of this world. The portions are more than enough to split. My hubby and I split the meatloaf which included 2 huge slices (more than we could finish)- It was barnone the best meatloaf I've ever had. So much flavor then seared till crispy on the outside, almost as if it were a meatloaf steak. The sauce was divine. Our sides were good too, got collards and cabbage although I regret not trying the broccoli casserole, it looked delicious. The price was more than reasonable- I think we paid about $13 for the meal we split- what a bargain for upscale food. The apple pie we brought home was above average also. I like everything is so fresh, I guess being located across from the farmers market has it's advantages. I also like that they use better ingredients such as fresh spices and no antibiotics in the meat. My only complaint is that they are using styrofoam take home containers, I prefer the wax coated boxes. And our waitress was just ok, she didn't have a lot of personality..but she did a good job. Highly recommend this place!! We will be back.
Posted: 3/28/2011 • Link to this review
I love Greenwoods and have gone multiple times over the last 10 years or so. Great atmosphere. Fun gardens to walk around. Hilariously funny "rules" posted outside. Nice, down-to-earth staff. Delicious (HUGE portions) food. Special memories. Love it. They only take cash or checks though (or did)...that's a tad inconvenient because I always forget! We're heading there tonight. Looking forward to it!
Posted: 10/08/2010 • Link to this review
We had been several times, but probably it was 8-9 years ago before our children. We went in the afternoon and had no wait. I did notice the 'make your children behave' sign. I am very strict and thought that it was a little strange. We were seated and given menus. I ordered drinks and asked if they had a children's menu. She said no but said they had plenty of great things for kids. We got the regular menus and I saw that there are like another poster said, maybe 5 items. 1/2-1 fried chicken, shrimp&grits, pork chops, meat loaf, trout & specials. Anyway, we told the waitress that we would have to leave because we couldn't feed the kids. She got rude and said the kids could have hamburger and chicken. Well I have no desire to buy a 6 yo 1/2 a chick for $13. Nor do I care of giving my 6 yo an 11 oz hamburger (I asked the size). Nor did I like her poor attitude or an $80+ bill for huge amounts of food my children couldn't or wouldn't eat. My other concern is my children that love all bread products but didn't like their cornbread... My wife nicely asked for our check to pay for our drinks. She gave us a dirty look and left and returned with it. We waited and she never returned. Finally I told my wife to take the kids to the car and I would finish paying. I waited LONGER as I was punished and finally went up front to where the pies are sold. A nice lady was there and she got our waitress so I could pay. She rudely counted my change and I foolishly left a $2 tip.
Posted: 5/28/2009 • Link to this review
The atmosphere is casual and the decor is bare bones southern. If you like good southern food then you should enjoy Greenwoods. I only wish they could heat up the pies for "a la mode".
Posted: 9/08/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
Having been here a few times in the past, I was pleased as pie tonight to find out they NOW TAKE CREDIT CARDS - woo hoo! No more searching out an ATM to eat at Greenwoods. Yup, great food, fab gardens and since March 2008 they take plastic. Yeah!
Posted: 8/21/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I just don't get it. This place is so over priced and just plain bad, I do not see how they have stayed in business. We went two times thinking it was just a bad night, but both times, it was bad! Paid $10.00 for a special order of green tomatoes that was terrible and the whole dinner stunk. And cost over $70.00 for three people with no drinks! The chicken people brag about is so grease soaked it came served on an oil saturated napkin & the blackeyed peas were crap. The highlight of the meal was the water we were charged $1.75 a glass for. Stay away!
Posted: 7/11/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I wish they took credit cards. I wish they took reservations. I wish they had longer hours. But I still love it. A decadent southern experience. Huge portions of great food.
Posted: 10/16/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
We have been to Green's several times and the food is always good. I have tried several dishes but usually like the fish the best. The fried chicken is a little too sweet for my liking. Be sure to bring cash as it is fairly pricey and they don't take credit cards.
Posted: 5/30/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review