I've been to this place 3 times and it was mediocre. I won't be going back.
When I was a kid I remember the family sitting or standing around the dinner table and bowing our heads to give thanks for another meal being provided to us. When I was eating by myself as a child, I would sometimes skip the prayer (shh!) but, I would always bow my head and recite one of the many scriptures that I had learned. As an adult, not much has changed besides the prayers getting a bit longer! While reading the above article about Billy and Shirley Raynor’s restaurant, I couldn’t help but recall how “few-and-far-between” prayer seems to be at the public dinner table these days. Only very rarely do I see an individual or family give thanks for the provisions set before them in a restaurant so, I couldn’t help but smile as I read how Mr. Raynor steps forward around dinnertime and offers up thanksgiving for the staff and his patrons and their well-being. Seems to be an effective formula as the restaurant now has to provide breakfast to meet its growing clientele! Also, the Farmer’s Family Restaurant is an attraction for several noted musicians which serve up a hearty helping of entertainment. Mix all this together with farm-fresh ingredients and it sounds like a winning combination in my book. To be feed spiritually and physically sure is good for the soul! With the contributing writer covering the eatery in such delicious detail, I wouldn’t mind stopping in the next time I’m in the area. Coming from a long line of southerners I’ll tell you I believe the Raynors have found the formula to happiness: faith, family and food!