What’s Cookin’ Downtown

Review by: Michael Stern

Much of what’s eaten at What’s Cookin’ Downtown is all-American lunchroom fare — from scratch, and good; but those seeking regional cuisine will find what they’re looking for in zesty house-made pimento cheese, biscuits with sausage gravy, and an extravagant kitchen-sink plate of “Gourmet Grits.”

When in the mood for something light at lunch, I go for a sandwich called The Betty, which is a vegetarian bouquet of avocado, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and sour cream on rye. Hot sandwiches include hand-pattied burgers available with everything imaginable (including a choice of pimento cheese, Velveeta, Swiss, cheddar and provolone), a chicken-fried steak dressed with chipotle mayonnaise, and a grilled hot dog served in a Yankee-style split-top bun. From the day’s special roster, meat loaf comes crowned with melted Swiss cheese and cranberry relish on grill-crisped marble rye.

Note: Breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 Monday through Friday, and from 7:30 to 11 Saturday. Lunch is available Monday through Wednesday from 10:30 to 3pm and Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 to 5pm.

Directions & Hours

11am - 10pm
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

What To Eat

Shrimp Po Boy

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Fresh Fruit

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Fruit Salad

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Betty Sandwich

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Grits

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Biscuits & Gravy

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Tater Tots

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Pimento Cheese

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Chicken Salad

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Pasta Salad

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Meat Loaf Sandwich

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Pop’s Heavenly Hash Browns

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French Fries

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What’s Cookin’ Downtown Recipes

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