Rebecca's - Purveyor of Gourmet Foods Review
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“There's nothing like good food”
Since: Jul 09
#1 Jul 28, 2009
I'm in heaven. Not sure how I got here, but I think I was started in that direction when I walked on the charming walkway to the door of our new restaurant, Rebecca's, Purveyor of Gourmet Foods.
I know I'm not the only one who's heard that the building they are in is cursed, but I'm willing to bet more than likely, all those previous businesses are no more because the food was no good and they did not have business acumen. As far as I can tell, Rebecca has both of those covered. This is her third restaurant - she sold the first two. She knows what she is best at food wise and the decor is a reflection of the down home goodness in the food.
As a person who can get overwhelmed with choices, I appreciate the simple, to-the-point menu. There are 8 sandwiches, a salad, soup/chili, sides and desserts. And a mini breakfast menu on the back. Keep it simple and you will succeed.
I ordered the chicken salad sandwich on 9 grain (unfortunately I got sourdough - no biggie because it was some toasted buttery delicious goodness in itself), with the pasta salad, strawberry fluff, and sweet tea. While I waited for my order they let me try the cucumber water. That was delicious and refreshing. I was told the other day they had oranges in the water. I can't wait to see what else they put in the water.
While I waites, I gave into my urge to sniff and lifted all the lids on the cookie jars to inhale their baked goodness scent. Ahhh. I just gained 5 pounds when I did that. My sandwich was just the right amount of creamy with grape halves throughout for sweetness and pecans and celery for that lovely crunch that makes a great chicken salad. Even better? The chicken was not dry in the least. Now, I know most people don't consider the extras when they get a sandwich, but I have to say, as someone who's not a huge fan of lettuce on my sandwiches, I left it on. It was the most perfectly green and well shaped piece of lettuce. My tomato was red all the way through and not just "almost" ripe that some places give you. I was unfortunately only able to eat half because of the pasta salad and needing to leave room for fluff.
Now onto the pasta salad. Once again, just the right amount of creamy, with little flecks of red onions, red peppers, celery and what's this? Ooooh cheddar cheese bits? Oh yes, I'm down with that. I never thought to put something like that in pasta salad. I ate all of it before I even thought of the sandwich. I wished I had more now. It was delicious and addicting.
Strawberry fluff - sliced strawberries with a marshmallow fluffing on top of a crumbly, nutty, carmely (yeah, I made it up) chewy (the good kind) bottom. That's the best I can describe it. Whatever the crumby stuff really is, trust me, it's fluffy divine all the way. All that came with a drink, which meant sweet tea and that was just right.
Pricing structure: sandwich, drink, side and dessert -$12. Everything except for the breakfast items are $12. Makes it easy to remember and you get a lot for that price.
There are also items in the deli area that are for sale that you can take home. Everything was looking scrumptious in there. From chicken tetrazzini casseroles to pickled squash.
Delivery is available along with corporate box lunches, take and bake casseroles, picnic baskets, cakes, cookies, pies and wedding cakes.
Did I mention the chicken salad sandwich won best chicken salad sandwich according to Esquire magazine?
They are open Tuesday - Saturday 8-8 and Sunday 8-3. Closed on Mondays. Full breakfast is served on weekends only.
I give them 4 nuggets out of 4.
135 N. Chestatee Stree
“There's nothing like good food”
Since: Jul 09
#2 Jul 28, 2009
Whoops. Pardon any spelling errors. I occasionally get fingers on wrong keys.
Dahlonega Food Diva AKA DAH Food Diva for short.
#3 Aug 8, 2009
My mother in law and I ate at Rebecca's yesterday after visiting the Southern Living Idea House. She had previously eaten at another of Rebecca's restaurants in Gainesville but we didn't know that until we ate the chicken salad. The best chicken salad in the world! I had the cabbage salad which was also delicious and I ate it before the sandwich also.
Our desserts were good, I liked the Italian Cream Cake better than the banana pudding.
I give Rebecca's 2 thumbs up and will eat there anytime I visit Dahlonega.
#4 Mar 22, 2012
I was wondering why Rebecca's closed? And also, what you meant by people thinking that location is cursed? It's for sale now and I'm wondering what the story is? I'm thinking of moving my business into Dahlonega and I was wondering about that location. Thanks so much for your time and I look forward to hearing back!
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