Stanton Hall takes up an entire city block in Natchez. Originally a private home, it was a college for women before being revived in all its antebellum glory by the Pilgrimage Garden Club.
On the grounds is the Carriage House Restaurant. I had first heard about this place from a friend who knows how much I love fried chicken and I can’t thank her enough!
We started with silver dollar sized biscuits that came buttered and melted in your mouth. We ate one entire plate and then ordered more.
The biscuits kept us occupied while they fried our fried chicken to order. The chicken was worth the wait (although I did have to convince the server to keep the butter beans in the kitchen!).
The chicken was juicy from the buttermilk soak and the crust was crisp and perfectly seasoned. The mashed potatoes and gravy were good, too.
The Rotary Club was meeting in the main dining room (we were in the Queen’s Room) and the servers were being run ragged but you couldn’t tell it. They were quick with refills and to check in and very friendly to both the ladies of the Garden Club and us.
I highly recommend this place but check their hours – they aren’t open on Mondays or Tuesdays and only open from 11am to 2pm the rest of the week.