"Greenwoods on Green Street is the best restaurant in the world... not
just the value, or the funky ambiance, or the massive portions, or the tightly focused menu....but
the unique originality of every taste you take there. Example. Everyone has had Gazpacho.
But not like Bill's with its jalapena, cilantro, avocado and 8 or so shrimp. What is it? Is
it gazpacho, shrimp cocktail or salsa? It's all 3. Most everyone has had fried green tomatoes,
but not organic ones coated thickly with Japanese bread crumbs and layered in a fabulous marinara
sauce. Everyone has had grilled fish, but not in chive butter sauce with a secret pop to it.
Everyone has had fried chicken but not gourmet chicken soaked in buttermilk, fried perfectly
then dredged in hot pepper sauce and organic honey for a unique sweet and sour pop. It is
bar none the best food by any measure in the world... And I've been to 24 countries in the
last 10 years and most major US cities and eat out continuously. There, that's that!"
"Greenwood’s on Green Street is a Roswell institution known for its G-normous portions,
spectacular pies and a whimsical garden that’s so lush the place could be mistaken
for a gardening store. (Check out the rusty old International pickup with a flatbed
carpeted in sedum and the peace sign and Elvis busts out front.) As for the veggies, the collards
are tangy, the creamed corn is sweet, the broccoli casserole with canned fried onion rings a
throwback to the “Mad Men” era. While certain things like black-eyed peas and mashed potatoes
are standard, the server said the kitchen would be taking advantage of seasonal produce like
string beans and squash. (Three veggies are $7.75, four for $8.75.) And about those pies: There’s
everything from coconut cream to butterscotch. The blackberry, filled with berries and topped
with a sugary crust, is a real pie (not a cobbler) — a total flashback to the childhood ritual
of berry-picking. "
Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Homey and unpretentious, this much-loved restaurant has been a favorite since it opened
in the '80s. Its specialty is Southern cuisine served in unbelievably generous portions, along
with huge, lovely pies and scrumptious cornbread. Fried chicken, pork chops, shrimp and grits,
and fried catfish are beautifully complemented by sweet potatoes, green beans and broccoli
casserole. If you can hold dessert, coconut cream, apple, cherry, lemon meringue and chocolate
pies are all excellent. Since reservations aren't accepted, waits are common. Cash only."
"The chicken at Greenwood's in Roswell, on the other hand, seems rebellious. Bill Greenwood
deep-fries his birds in a thick batter redolent with coarse black pepper and sweetened with
honey. True to form at his restaurant, you get four whopping pieces of white and dark meat
on your plate, along with two sides. (The best sides for fried chicken merits another meditation
and investigation all its own, but I'd go with the broccoli casserole and rice and gravy here.)
This is the kind of crust you just peel off with your hands and pop in your mouth. And it
tastes great cold for breakfast the next morning."
- Bill Addison
Rounding up Atlanta's crispiest and juiciest fried chicken
Creative Loafing Atlanta
"Enjoy traditional American cooking in a casual, eclectic old home with dishes on the
menu including fresh fish, duck, chicken, pork chops, meatloaf, vegetables, and great desserts."