Gene’s Restaurant in Henderson has some decent barbecue. Overall, I’ve found their quality control varies. It really depends on all sorts or factors, such as the quality/competence of their employees. When I walk through their doors, though, I never know what I’m going to get. I’ve had good and not-so-good meals there. Like all restaurants, they have their strengths and weaknesses. It’s really a throw of the dice when I order. The one thing I can always count on there for consistency, however, is their cheese omelet with buttered toast.
I frequent the Bon Ton Mini Mart every morning for breakfast (except Sundays, when they’re closed). They’re not great in that department, but the grits, bacon and link sausages are good. (Gene’s has better food for breakfast, but I go to the Bon Ton mainly to unwind and read at my customary table for a couple of hours.) But for fried chicken at lunch or dinner, the Bon Ton can’t be beat. I eat their fried chicken roughly once a week. And when the cook, Donna King, makes chicken and dumplings (a rarity, but it happens), it is the best version of that dish I have ever put in my mouth.