The Hotel Talisi is in beautiful downtown Tallessee, Alabama. It has been there since 1928. Stacey and I have been there many times as it is on the way to Mobile, not to far off the Interstate and the traffic or crowds are never a problem. Except once we stopped on Mothers Day, it was so crowded we got it to go ($4.25 per pound) and we found a nice spot by the mighty Tallapoosa River to sit and enjoy. Oh yea, there’s food at the Talisi Hotel and John T. Edge mentions it in Southern Belly.
The food is good, real good. They have the same menu everyday with some specials a few days a week. Like on Fridays, you can get the regular menu along with fried catfish and fried shrimp. We haven’t been on a Friday but I bet the catfish is really fresh.
Anyway, after that Brunch we had Sunday at Mom and Dads we hit the road back to Atlanta. By the time we got through Montgomery and came upon the Tallassee exit sign, we decided we could eat again. So we made a left hand turn towards the Hotel Talisi.
The place was right where it was last time we were there. The Hotel Talisi is a 19 room inn with antiques everywhere and in every room. The front desk is awesome. It reminds me of something from a movie. I love the mail and key slots on the large hutch behind the desk. Every time I walk through the lobby, I want to get a room and stay a few days.
Like I said, we’ve been here before and the menu is the same: Fried Chicken, Baked Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Blackeyed Peas, Cornbread Dressing, Cornbread Muffins, Rolls, Salad Bar and Desserts.
The Cornbread Dressing is my favorite on the menu, that and the Fried Chicken. They are both a true testament to Southern Cooking. The dressing is always the same. Perfect in texture and never dry. The chicken is crisp and a little greasy, like I said a true testament to Southern Cooking.