The owners of a new restaurant in Jackson Square serve made-from-scratch Southern food, and their meals cost $10 or less.
“It’s good, inexpensive fresh food,” said head chef and co-owner Dean Russell.
Dean’s Restaurant and Bakery opened June 11. It serves such food as fried catfish, turkey and dressing, Big Barney turkey club sandwiches, chicken and dumplings, pot roasts, country-fried steak, fresh vegetables, and steaks on weekends.
They also have a bakery that features such items as fried pies.
About 250 to 500 diners eat at the restaurant each day.
“It’s a big hit,” co-owner Lynn Randolph said during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We’re growing every day.”
Russell said the restaurant uses no canned or frozen products. Dean’s doesn’t serve beer or wine, but diners can bring their own.
Russell and Randolph are married, and they previously co-owned the Flatwater Grill and Bleu Hound Grille in Oak Ridge, the Hardwood Grill in Florida, and Hiwassee Grille in Cleveland, Tenn.
They sold their last restaurant, the Flatwater Grill, in August 2011, after operating it for five years.
Dean’s Restaurant and Bakery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and closed on Sundays.