I normally don’t post any out of town restaurants on here. But I felt you guys needed to know about Murray’s. I drove to Anniston, AL a few days ago and stopped for a quick lunch in Carrolton. My friend Docksocks owns The Carrolton Menu, a blog about the city and that’s where I found out about Murray’s. It’s a meat-and-two cafeteria where everything on the menu is prepared fresh each day using only the best ingredients.
Located in the middle of downtown, this dimly-lit joint was bustling with a good-sized lunch crowd when we came in. The grandma/chef is as sweet as any southern grandma can be. And she makes everything from scratch. Using fresh ingredients. Not canned! And while almost all meat-and-two places showcase only the meat part, this place have the best tasting sides ever.
All I can say is that this is the best southern food I’ve ever had. They have juicy, tender, flavorful meats. And forget bland, mushy sides. Here, they are outstanding — so tasty — that this is the only place that could turn me into a vegetarian. Seriously, I never knew greens could taste so good and so different. They also have this chicken dressing that was to-die-for.
Carrollton is less than an hour west of Atlanta almost to the border of Alabama. Stop by if you can. Or make a trip out of it. It’s that good. Oh and since you’re already gonna be in the area, check out the Barber Motorsports Museum in Leeds, AL. The motorcycle museum will blow you away.
Murray’s Southern Diner
301 Bradley St.
Carrollton, GA 30117