Honey From the Rock Cafe

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If you are hungry in Augusta, Georgia, it’s OK if you don’t subscribe to the aim of Whole Life Ministries – “To Grow Up the Body of Christ and Teach Them Victory.” Whoever’s your savior, your appetite will have no trouble believing in Honey from the Rock Cafe, where Whole Life serves masterful cafeteria-style lunch every weekday.

The changing bill of fare includes baked or fried chicken, pork tenderloin, chicken ‘n’ dumplings, and meat loaf sided by the likes of fried green tomatoes, broccoli casserole, and macaroni and cheese. Of special note is sweet potato casserole laced with brown sugar and speckled with crunchy pieces of pecan; collard greens that are bright and tonic; and broccoli-rice casserole with just enough cheese to make it rich but still maintain its status as a genuine, healthful vegetable. If you like bread with crunch, have corn fritters. These paper-thin disks of fried cornbread are all crunch and flavor.

Top your meal off with coconut pie, from-scratch ice cream, or fresh banana pudding loaded with good fruit and crisp cookies. It adds up to a true-Dixie meal of the highest order. Everything served is first quality; and it is not cheap. A large meal for two can cost up to $30.

Given the spiritual mission of the enterprise, it is no surprise that the food is served with unabashed good will by a staff who are kindly in a way simply not known outside the South. Expect your glass of sweet tea to be topped off about every third sip. Décor is bible verses everywhere and background music is gospel too engaging to fade into the background. The name of the place comes from Psalm 81:16: “With honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.”

Special thanks to Roadfood.com contributor Chickenplucker, who started this forum thread in March, 2014, alerting us all to Augusta’s good food, including what’s served at Honey From the Rock Café.

What to Eat
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Corn Fritters
Corn Fritters
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Fritter: see-through thin, wickedly brittle, radiating corn flavor
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Baked Chicken
Baked Chicken
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Moist, intensely flavorful baked chicken thigh
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
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Nut-rich, crunch topped sweet potato casserole
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Collard Greens
Collard Greens
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Greens are agreeably bitter and cooked to fallapart tenderness.
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Banana Pudding
Banana Pudding
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Banana pudding is chockfull of firm, fresh slices of banana and Nilla wafers.
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Peach Ice Cream
Peach Ice Cream
Must-Try
Two scoops of ice cream: peach on top, strawberry below
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Strawberry Ice Cream
Strawberry Ice Cream
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Creamy, fruit-infused strawberry ice cream
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
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Meat loaf is an every-Tuesday special.
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Carved Pork Loin
Carved Pork Loin
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Succulent carved pork loin: an every Monday special
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake
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Red velvet cake: cocoa-rich, buttermilk-twangy, and fluffy-fresh.
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie
Must-Try
Chicken pot pie: maximum comfort food
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Country Steak
Country Steak
Country steak with fried okra, sweet potato casserole & corn muffin
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Baked Ham
Baked Ham
Baked ham is an every-Wednesday special.
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
Substantial crust envelops fried green tomatoes.
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Okra and Tomatoes
Okra and Tomatoes
Tomatoes' sweetness complements tender boiled okra.
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Cheese Grits
Cheese Grits
Flavorful, satisfying cheese grits
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp & Grits
Tender-hearted shrimp & grits with plenty of bacon.
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
Creamy peanut butter pie, piled on a crumbly chocolate crust
Honey From the Rock Cafe, Fried Fatback
Fried Fatback
Fried fatback: crunchy munchable with maximum pig flavor.
Directions and Hours
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SundayCLOSED
Monday11am - 2pm
Tuesday11am - 2pm
Wednesday11am - 2pm
Thursday11am - 2pm
Friday11am - 2pm
SaturdayCLOSED
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Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
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