Every now and then we travel over to Cave Springs, Georgia for a day of antique store browsing and fudge eating. A friend suggested that if we had time to eat a meal at Linde Marie's Steakhouse on the Square. We were promptly seated and the server arrived for drink orders almost immediately. We weren't rushed as we reviewed the menu which, of course, included steaks, but also chicken, pasta, salads, burgers and seafood.
For our appetizer, we chose fried stone ground cheddar cheese grit cakes topped with seasoned grilled shrimp, diced red bell pepper and thinly sliced green onions. $7.95. These were really creamy on the inside without being overly cheesy.
My Caesar salad was lightly dressed (the way I like it) and had plenty of croutons as you can see.
Harold ordered a side salad with blue cheese dressing (little bitty bits of cheese here instead of larger pieces) with a nice mixture of greens. The red onion was sliced a little on the thick side. Considering it was a strong red onion, it was a little overpowering.
One of yesterday's specials was country fried streak with onion gravy over garlic mashed potatoes. The steak was fork tender and the mashed potatoes had a very subtle garlic flavor. $13.95
And, as always, if I go to a restaurant with a type food in their name, I know that is what I have to order! So a 12 ounce rib eye for Lolly cooked to a PERFECT medium. The baked potato was completely cooked with none of those hard pockets of half raw potato. And HOT. I want my baked potato to be hot! $19.95 and worth every cent.
We were too full to order dessert, but several tables around us did and their choices looked amazing. If you're ever in Cave Springs, GA, give Linde Marie's Steakhouse a try. I'm certainly glad we did.