There was a PoFolks on Rt 2 (Gov Ritchie Hwy) south in Glen Burnie,in front of where the Sears store used to be.There is a Lowes there now.I figure they closed in the early 90s.
I dont remember them having drinks in mason jars there,but they did do so at a place called Italian Oven,also on Rt 2 south but in Park Plaza at Severna Park.I think the restaurant in that location now is called Woodfire,they kept the wood burning oven that was installed for Italian Oven.
Now, was/is Po Folks the place that served tea in mason jars?
I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember where the Po Folks was in Baltimore.
julee, I think the Po part of PoFolks got rich and bought out the ATL area restaurants. While they are the same concept it is different management. PoFolks is still alive and kicking in Florida.
We still have some of them here in the Atlanta area, but they really seemed to change for the worse when they dropped the "Po" from the name and started going by "Folks". Smaller portions, higher prices, not as good quality of food, etc. Back when they, as well as we, were still "Po" they were one of our favorite places to eat.
Ted, Absolutely no offense taken![;)]
Rebel Truce. The little pegboard game is on the table at many of the Cracker Barrels also.
RE- PO FOLKS I did like the Fish Platter (shrimp/rings/fish/FF/hush Puppies/ and Slaw.. and I am forgetting something els… but it was a real meal at a reasonable price
I used to frequent the Po Folks on rt29 in Fairfax, Va., long since closed.
I’ve forgotten the exact night, but they had an all you can eat catfish night, you could get filets or on the bone, always good.
I remember the sweet tea was excellent also, as well as the green beans "Be careful you might find a speck of ham in our beans"…..LOL
I always enjoyed a trip to Po Folks, the little game on the table was always fun, jumping the horse-shoe nails over one another trying to leave only one on the board…..
Wow, is that still there? I remember going there in the mid 80’s when I lived down there. If memory serves me correctly it was near 22nd Ave. I do remember the sides being very good. Don’t remember much about the entree’s though. I remember making a meal of the sides many times. And that was rare for me. Especially at a restaurant. Never cared for restaurant vegees.
Yes, it is in the parking lot of the shopping center on the southeast corner of 22nd Ave. N. and 34th St. N. in St. Pete. I go there occasionally for a chicken or fish fix. The place is always packed on the weekends.
No offense intended, I’m just narrow minded in comparing my first 20 years off Exit 14A with the next 35 in Surf City.
I will say that we used to hit the PO FOLKS in Clarksville, IN for work-day lunches fairly often. The Gumbo was very good. The Whole Catfish were outstanding, The Fish Sandwiches were also very good, once you scraped off about half of the tartar sauce they put on it.
It is sort of like comparing Apples and Oranges, due to the number of years between the two developing chains, But in my opinion PO FOLKS was a pretty good choice most of the time, while Cracker Barrel is disappointing more often than not.
I grew up in SoCal, but spent a number of years in "The East", including 6 in Ocean County N J . Then back to SoCal for 15 years, and now in Indiana (Louisville area). There are times when I miss my SoCal Desert homeland a lot and I look at the scenery everytime I can….but I love our home in Indiana and would not return to SoCal to "Live" again. Different choices for different folks, thats for sure.
Now that’s sad.
I left Bayonne in 74 for Huntington Beach never looking back. Not even for the food.
[:D]There were several around the San Antonio area here in Texas. The one on Walzem Road is now an IHOP.
Never forget how they had in the paper years ago about the manager of the Walzem one being shot and killed in a robbery there.Business at that one seemd to die off after that happend and it sat empty for years.
We also had the Black Eye Pea on Walzem too which was pretty good.Now I think there is only one in town. We liked the Black Eye Pea had good food.
Panama City, FL has at least 2
I know this because my Grandmother loves to eat there and she takes me everytime I visit her.
In the thread about grammar and spelling on menus there are some comments about PO FOLKS in the present tense. According to their website there are about a dozen restaurants still open…all but one are in Florida or close to it. The exception is one store located near Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.
They opened in Knoxville better than 20 years ago. They featured sould food, chicken and catfish. At first they were good but they went downhill real fast.
Paul E. Smith
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