A couple of months ago I was doing some research for the blog and came across Sissy’s Southern Kitchen. I was so excited by the menu choices, I immediately sent it to my co-worker/friend Lisa. We both decided that Sissy’s was a must visit on our trip Dallas. Once in Dallas, we decided to check out Sissy’s Southern Kitchen, Tuesday night. Our driver told us that we had made a great choice with Sissy’s and would enjoy our food.
We walk in and the hostess informed us that there would be at least 1 – 1.5-hour wait for a party of 3. I was a little disappointed in the wait time, but looked around and saw a good number of tables filled.
So we grabbed seats at the bar and ordered drinks while we wait for our table. I ordered a jalapeño margarita and fried green tomatoes minus the shrimp remoulade. I wasn’t expecting my margarita to be pink, but it was tasty and not too spicy. While waiting, I decided to check the Open Table app. Thankfully, using the open table app, I was able to make a reservation for 45 minutes later. Sure ‘nough, 45 minutes later, the host called us up to take us to our table. After waiting for several minutes, we were able to get the bartender’s attention and asked for the check to be transferred to our table. The bartender said he wasn’t able to transfer it. Slightly annoyed, but okay.
As I look at the bill, I noticed that I was charged full price ($19) for the fried green tomatoes even though I didn’t get the shrimp remoulade. Seriously? After waiting a few more minutes, I get the bartender’s attention again and ask him if the manager is available. I mention my issue with the price of the fried green tomatoes and he said he’d check into it. Maybe 8 minutes later, he returns with a new bill. The fried green tomatoes were discounted to…drumroll…$15. (insert unhappy face here) REALLY? At that point, I felt like I should have just gotten the shrimp remoulade, but with service being SO slow, we just paid the bill and moved to our table. Expensive fried green tomatoes!! They were mediocre in taste/flavor (without the remoulade), but I learned my lesson.
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen is popular for their fried chicken and although there were many other tempting food choices on the menu, I decided to go with the fried chicken entrée and a layered salad. If you’ve never had a layered salad, don’t be afraid to try it. A layered salad is romaine lettuce, sweet peas, bell peppers, green onions, eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese and Hellman’s dressing. Now I will admit, when I first heard of a layered salad (not at Sissy’s), I frowned my face up. First I hate peas and why put mayo in a salad with lettuce. But after tasting the salad, I was amazed at how good it was. VERDICT: The layered salad at Sissy’s did not disappoint. It was so good and flavorful, I wished the dish was a little bigger.
My fried chicken arrived next with a side of mashed potatoes. My mashed potatoes were lukewarm. A disappointing fact considering mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods. Being a northern girl, I really wanted to swap my white gravy for brown and request hot potatoes. I waited for the waiter to return, but after 10 minutes, I realized my potatoes were only getting colder waiting. So I just ate them lukewarm, minus the gravy. VERDICT: The fried chicken was hot, crunchy and good. But honestly, not better than something your grandmother or aunt could whip up in their own kitchen.
The fried oysters were good. What’s not to love about oysters?
The meal that stole the show was the pork chop. FLAVORFUL AND TENDER! After having a bite of Lisa’s pork chop, I was a little mad at myself for not ordering that instead. The steam was still coming from the pork chop, that’s how hot and fresh it was. Just looking at this picture makes me want to teleport to Dallas right now for this meal (crying baby tears).
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen is another must-visit in Dallas for your favorite southern comfort food. Order a spiked tea drink from their Belvedere Tea bar and an appetizer or two. Just make sure you save room for the ample size entrees and desserts.
- Don’t order the fried green tomatoes without the remoulade.
- Make a reservation before you go.
- Have patience because the service is slow, but the food is definitely worth the wait.
So have you been to Sissy’s Southern Kitchen? If so, what did you order?