Four years ago, I reviewed and raved about the ribs prepared and served at Fatz Cafe. I went back and reviewed my comments made during that review, and can verify to my reader that the quality of the ribs is still exceptional! Some of the other products offered have changed within this time window, new products have been added, employees have been added and marketing promotions have been implemented. The Calabash Chicken is still great. The fried green tomatoes may be unique to a regional casual chain--but certainly not to those who grew up in the South--who will verify they are considered one of God's delicacies.
One of the nicest points that I've seen is an employee selection process which selects and rewards those potential employees who consistently care for the wants and needs of the guest to the restaurant.
Everyone will have their favorite servers after a few visits to the restaurant.
Thursday night dinners represent an exceptional offering, and "Ace Employee" Nick consistently has done a great job for me--on service, attention to detail, and friendliness and engagement in the several times I've visited.
All in all, the food, the service, the cleanliness, and the atmosphere makes this a great choice for a meal. When you're driving down Volunteer Parkway, look up on the hill on the left at Holston Ave, where the Fatz Cafe sign smiles down and beckons with great food, great drink, brilliant service, reasonable prices and a place to make great memories.