Friday, September 26, 2008

Lunch at Jesse's in Magnolia Springs, Alabama

Jesse's Restaurant, Magnolia Springs,ALOnce again it was a pleasure to drive the 50 miles to Magnolia Springs to eat lunch at Jesse's Restaurant.

We started with their fabulous Champagne Crab Bisque. Then Jack had the 'Shay' Burger with lots of toppings and I had the Fried Shrimp Po' Loaf sandwich. We both had their worth-the-trip potato salad. You can read about all their food on their newly re-designed website. The menu has lots of delicious salads, sandwiches and lunch specials. And if you're really hungry don't miss the steak and fries. It's their signature dish: Jesse's Famous Whiskey Steak -- a 12 oz. ribeye marinated in Jack Daniels and spices and served with fries.

Here's what Alabama's Department of Tourism says about Jesse's,
Jesse’s Restaurant is located in the sleepy little village of Magnolia Springs, where the mail is still delivered by boat. Housed in the former Post Office, and adjacent to Moore Brothers Village Market (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), the charming café draws visitors from miles around with its unique location and New Orleans-inspired menu. Best described as casual fine dining, Jesse’s offers such entrees as Southern-style crab cakes over Cajun slaw, shrimp and tasso over creamy goat cheese grits, and its famous “whiskey steak.” Located only 15 minutes from the Gulf, Jesse’s is a great place for lunch or dinner.

Jesse's Resaturant and Moore Bros. Village Market

Award: Jesse's Whiskey SteakBy the way here's the recipe for

Jesse's Whiskey Steak Marinade
(for four steaks)
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of Jack Daniel's Whiskey
1/4 cup of chopped garlic
1/2 cup of peeled ginger root, sliced 1/4 inch thick

Marinate the steaks for 1-3 hours.

(Recipe adapted from the book Alabama's Historic Restaurants and Their Recipes, by Gay N. Martin.)


The Perpetual Vacationers said...

We are a fan of Jessie's Restaurant also. We moved very near to Magnolia Springs in 2007, and have been eating lunch there from time to time ever since.

y2flu said...

Best steak I've ever eaten, and that says a lot.