Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: Michael Stern
Shealy’s partitioned crockery plates are pretty big, but still, there is no way to take some of everything that looks good on one pass through the buffet. Of course, you want the renowned BBQ – hacked-up pork in either a vinegar or mustard emulsion (with more sauce available to add at your pleasure) – but fried chicken is necessary, too. All parts, including pulley bones, come in a vividly-seasoned crust. The meat within is ridiculously moist, except, of course, for gizzards, which are wildly chewy. (Pulley bones as well as wings are not on the buffet, but you can get some by asking a waitress.)
Sides are cornucopic, highlights among them being thick and dairy-rich mac ‘n’ cheese, potent collard greens, supersweet creamed corn, mustardy hash on rice, and crisp-fried strips of porky fatback.
Once you’ve been through the buffet line enough times, there is a whole other area featuring desserts (and, oh, yes, salads, too). The peach cobbler is slick and smoky; rice pudding is an interesting striated dish of egg custard on top and sweet rice below.
Shealy’s is a huge and happy place with a reputation that draws crowds from throughout the Midlands and beyond.
Directions & Hours
|Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
|Credit Cards Accepted