The locals refer to this place as just “The Mule.” But don’t let its unassuming appearance fool you, what it may lose in visual style points it easily makes up for with its original and well crafted menu. The name and appearance may not stand out, but boy does the food, and it is simply splendid!
The first thing you may notice once you sit down in The Mule is that while it seems southern hospitality has been slowly disappearing over the years, the one place that isn’t lacking is inside these walls. Even on a busy Saturday or Sunday morning when the place is jam packed with happy customers the owners and staff go out of their way to put a smile on your face, and treat everyone like a regular. That’s enough about the charm; let’s talk about what makes this place worth the drive….the food!
The first thing any of the locals will talk about is the breakfast, and it all starts with the biscuits made fresh every morning with the owner’s secret family recipe. These buttery biscuits might be the best you will find anywhere, and how could I forget to mention the fact they also make a fantastic applewood bacon biscuit, now that is literally what dreams are made of! The biscuits aren’t the only thing breakfast lovers go crazy about, the smoked sausage and egg sandwich is off the charts delicious.
While breakfast is a huge hit at The Red Eyed Mule, the real creative side shines at lunch. You know if Alton Brown is talking about your sandwich on The Food Network you are doing something right. Alton Brown’s pick for a messy good time on the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” was The Red Eyed Mule’s own Sloppy Slaw Burger. The Red Eyed Mules Black Angus chuck burgers are truly something that everyone must sample at least once, and all their burgers are served on buttered and grilled Texas toast. Catch this place on the right day, and you might even get to try their famous “Redneck Reuben” or “Smoked Meatloaf Sandwich” both are game changers and will leave you clamoring for more!