Green Leaf Grill is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 81 reviews!
It is with a very sad heart that we confirm that the Green Leaf Grill is permanently closed. Jimmy Rogers , the heart and soul of the restaurant, died unexpectedly of a heart attack. As the property owner , I had the pleasure of working for many years with Jimmy .
He worked hard to make a welcoming , friendly, environment in our adorable little mountain town.. if you Google the Green Leaf Grill, or his name, you will see the many articles about the things he was known for, free food to hurricane evacuees discounts for veterans and their wives, the Christmas pot luck dinner for people without families,, not to mention caring for an older gentleman who had been good to him ,and all those rescue dogs he brought home..., he wanted only to live on this mountain and have people enjoy their stay in Mentone...
We thank all of you who made his dreams come true , he loved every minute of his time at the Green Leaf Grill.., he is truly missed but will live on forever for the many good deeds he did, his generosity ,his kindness,and his (he would get a kick out of this. ) catfish.!!.. Just one of the many things he did extremely well..rest in peace Jimmy.
We went to Mentone Sunday the 9th just to eat. We were saddened to find that the owner had passed. We learned that the restaurant has been closed indefinitely. The family is in our prayers and we are sorry for your loss.
Nothing but the best. Unexpected for such an out of the way and unassuming place. Great service and delicious food. Decor offers a relaxed atmosphere matching the mountain flair.
A group of us stopped in this place after ch8sing waterfalls, and was quite surprised at how great the service was and how good the food was. There were at least 10 of us and Misty Ogle took care of us effortlessly. She is such a delight. Avion is a joy, and as sweet as she can be. As for the food, we can't wait to get back there, we enjoyed it all.
Best corn and grilled veggies I’ve ever had! Cornbread cakes like my mommas.
Best corn and grilled veggies I’ve ever had! Cornbread cakes like my mommas.
Excellent food! Great service. Cozy environment
Excellent food. Best fried catfish sandwich I’ve ever eaten. Very good corn fritters, sweet potato fries, beer batter fries.
It's not 5 stars only because the wait was long and the mixed greens were slightly undercooked. Out waiter was friendly. The food is amazing! I didn't want to waste the food for I walked away stuffed after complimenting the cooks.
I would stop and eat here again! Good hamburger, fries and grilled ham and cheese. Service was great and restaurant was clean. Reasonably priced!
Food was good service was great an the patrons r the best.Had lunch with a table full of American legion riders,all vets.. an a very kind soul paid our bill!!!! God bless America ?
The service was great and the atmosphere was very relaxing and calming with a quiet dim lit table. The food was very home cooked tasting and had old recipe roots. I would return the next time I am in the area tom. I'd love to see it in fall and snow seasons
Had the daily special, meatloaf with three sides, drink and desert included. Just eight and some change total. Great wait staff, all food was wonderful. Can't wait to go there again. Atmosphere is great building is from 1850's very rustic. Very relaxing.
Wonderful lunch with family Nov 1, 2019. Great food and service!!
Had the best catfish ever...can easily understand why they won awards for it
amazing food amazing service
Had lunch on 9/27/19. Service was quick, food was excellent, well prepared and staff were extremely friendly and gracious. Catfish is the best!
Loved this place. Had the BLT and fries and it was delicious. Pet friendly, they brought water to our pup as we sat on the porch for lunch. Will definitely be going back.
Fairly busy during the lunch rush. They only had 2 servers, that worked very hard and were very apologetic about our wait. The food was good. Lima beans weren't great, but the chicken and dumplings made up for it.
It was hot in there and then the food tasted terrible ! The only thing that was half was descent was the fried green tomatoes ! We ordered the hamburger steak and fried corn and green beans ! The hamburger steak wasn’t done all the way but had burnt pieces on the outside and had no flavor at all ! The green beans tasted water logged ! The fried corn on the cob was so hard you couldn’t even bite into it !
They must not let their bad reviews show on the page because I gave a bad review and it’s not there ????????
Enjoyed our dinner visit. Great, crusty catfish and tasty potato salad with black eyed peas. Kim, our server, was excellent. I want to go back and have the smoked pork chops and some of the other sides. Good food in a funky atmosphere.
Awesome atmosphere out on deck, cool rustic interior. Had blackened fish. Service was fast and good. Kaylee took great care of me, never had an empty glass! A little Gem on the backroads! Will definitely return in future when going thru area.
Worth the 50 minute scenic drive every time!
My Grandson's were hungry and we got sandwiches there ..... Delilsh ! Everybody liked. Chicken Salad is amazing.
My fiancee and visited the Green Leaf tonight and what a wonderful time we had. The staff was very friendly, the atmosphere was cozy and the food was perfect. The smoked pork chops were the best I've ever had, very juicy and tender, the chicken salad sandwich was to die for, it was seasoned to perfection with incredibly fresh lettuce and tomatoes and the fried green green tomatoes were juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. We can't wait to visit again and would recommend the Green Leaf Grill to everyone.
Have always experienced stellar food and service here. I have taken many friends here and made fans and regulars of them every time they are in the Mentone area. Great ambience,food and staff... what more could you ask for? <3
Limited menu. Husband selected smoked pork chop; I chose Greek pork chop. Both delicious. Several southern sides offered. Great fried green tomatoes. Very unique atmosphere.
Absolutely delightful! Wonderful service from our server Avion, best cornbread I've ever had, the fried green tomato BLT is to die for, and pet friendly - what more can you ask for! ?
Cute place with outdoor dining and great service. Food was cooked to order- 4 stars because my husband said his cheeseburger was a bit dry, but the fried green tomatoes made up for any short comings.
The inside seating as a little strange, but adds some character. A pretty big deck, if you prefer eating outside. The food was good and very reasonably price. I would recommend fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, regardless of what else you order. The trout I ordered tasted pretty fresh, wife got the porkchop which was good also.
Also - make sure to take some time and checkout the area behind the restaurant.
The green leaf grill was really good. Our server was really nice and answered our questions as this was our first time here. The food was really good , the sweet tea was awesome. The only complaint is that they weren't really that busy and still had to wait for a quite a long time for our food. Will definitely stop by again when in the area and give another try.
Good food and staff. Great place for a southern cooked meal very reasonable prices
Great place. Friendly and attentive staff. The food was super good. I had the smoked pork chop, hands down the best I have ever had!
Best food and costumer service ever!
Plenty of good food there. Great burgers and nice people working there to.
This place is legit! My wife and I are in Mentone for a getaway and decided to have dinner at Green Leaf our first night in town. The fried green tomato appetizer was delicious. My wife loved her trout. I got the catfish only because they he’d been awarded “the best catfish in Alabama 2018” and it did not disappoint. The vegetable medley that accompanied the fish was the best I’ve had. I give Green Leaf Grill my highest recommendation
Cute cabin and delicious food! Bathroom way too dark for my liking but I would go back for the food maybe with a flashlight!!?
Delicious food...excellent service ..my new favorite place ????
Delicious food...excellent service ..my new favorite place ????
I Love this little place. Go on a pretty day and sit outside. The fried green tomatoes are to die for, and their catfish sandwich won best in state!
This place is great. Very cool atmosphere, friendly service and awesome food. Top notch place all around.
The food was very good. The people were super friendly and the serve was great.
Everything was delicious. Nothing fancy just excellent food. Smoked pork chop and catfish were both as good as I've ever had. Fried green tomato app was very traditional but very good as well. Only disappointment was the potato salad which was like mashed potatoes with mayo and mustard. Avoid.
Great food, best chicken lovers I've ever ate!!
We love the food there. The complimentary fried corn bread started everything in the right way. We go back every time we can get back to Mentone
We visited on Sunday the weekend of Mentone October Colorfest. Lunch was great. My wife and I went with a simple hamburger and fries. Meal was delicious. My wife especially enjoyed the sweet potato fries.
We love the food here. Everything we've ordered has been consistently delicious, even take out. The blackened catfish and the fried green tomato BLT are a big hit, as well as the chicken livers and Reuben. Friendly staff, highly recommend!
Wonderful venue - peaceful with plenty of covered outdoor eating areas. As I arrived on a warm day on a motorcycle, I choose to cool off inside. Service was excellent, food spectacular. The smoked Pork Chop was easily the best pork chop I have ever had - and that was before I dipped a piece in the sauce served on the side. With the sauce, it caused me to consider if I should order another. Not because it wasn’t enough - it was - but because I didn’t want the experience to end...
First - the front part of the restaurant is a log cabin built in the 1800's, so cool! The atmosphere and decor was awesome. Food was delicious and service could not have been any better. My husband tried the award winning catfish which he thoroughly enjoyed and I had the blackened grilled chicken tenders. We couldn't wait to go back last night for dinner - however the holiday hours interfered with that plan, lol. If you are in Mentone, you must check out this place for darn good southern food and hospitality.
Love the old log cabin, great food, and even better service! My husband had the fried catfish, fries, and black eyed peas. I had grilled blackened chicken tenders, sweet potato fries and pinto beans. Would recommend every single item we had.
Good catfish, cole slaw, and beer battered fries. Atmosphere is wonderfully quaint and rustic. Our server was a sweet young lady who was very attentive. I believe her name was Callie. Solid four stars.
My sister and I ate here last week. Our server, Melissa, was the perfect balance of friendly, informative, and attentive without being pesky. I ordered trout with sweet potato fries and mixed veggies. It was all perfect except for a few of the sweet potato fries that got into the juice of the veggies and got soggy. The portions were generous so that didn't matter. My sister had a salad and loved it. They were out of her favorite dressing so they brought 2 alternatives on the side. We enjoyed the setting. All the people working there seemed to work together well. We went in mid-afternoon which is a slow time for them. Our food came in a timely manner. I was surprised to read other reviews about the long wait times for their food. Maybe they don't manage large crowds well. I was very happy with our experience even before we left an item there and had to go back for it over an hour later. They kept it safely for us at the cash register and were so nice about it.
My favorite stop on the way from Rome to Nashville! Ran in here once to seek shelter from a storm and was pleasantly surprised. Green Leaf Grill has a quaint little log cabin/treehouse feel, the dishes taste homemade, and both waitresses were the friendliest! It’s such an easily-missed hidden gem.
If I could give this place 10 stars - I would. The fired green tomatoes are the best I have had since I was a kid. Their surf and turf special boasts a rosemary ribeye that is utterly divine. Hamburger steak with grilled onions and peppers is also superb and a very generous portion. Fried catfish is good as are the fried chicken livers. Their smoked porkchop is huge and has a wonderful rich barbecue flavor. For sides - they're all good - but the grilled veggies are magnificent. The pinto beans are good enough that with a bigger bowl and some corn bread, you'd have a meal that your great grandmother would have pronounced mighty fine. Best of all though were the beer battered fries! Best desserts were the homemade French silk pie and the Mississippi Mud cake. We will definitely come back again and again. They don't allow BYOB, but the sweet tea is just fine.
Absolutely love this cabin and delicious food. Have been coming here for years, but today (sunday) we had our best experience. The owner, Jimmy Rogers went above and beyond to accomodate us. Rode the motorcycle and had to wait out the rain. Had a very enjoyable visit. The owner prepared something not on the menu because we had rode over an hour craving it. We were provided locally grown fresh vegetables and the sweetest fresh corn! Of course the fried cornbread is worth this trip alone! Very friendly service from the waitress to the owner! This is always our place to eat every time we come close to Fort Payne. So grateful for genuinely kind and caring people! It showed in all your actions today Jimmy Rogers! You made our day extra special. May the Lord Bless your Business and family
Very good food enjoyable environment.
Love the fried green tomatoe BLT. This is not a fast food restaurant. They cook to order. Don't go if you are in a rush. Absolutely recommend.
This place is superb!! We love it????
This. Place. I don’t know what made us love this little gem so much but we did. We came here for dinner three out of five nights when we were camping. We got the catfish which was delicious all three nights!
Very nice waitress (Sophie) and wonderful food. I got the fried green tomato BLT with grilled corn on the cob. It was delicious, with high quality bacon. The corn was wonderful. And all this came with free cornbread for everyone, which was actually cornbread fritters served with butter. Delicious!
Very nice little restaurant. Allow dogs on the patio. Unfortunately they were out of several of their menu items but their sweet tea is AWESOME.
Also, be sure to have the Greek pork chop. It’s worth the trip.
One of the best place to hang out in Mentone. The food here is super tasty and fresh.
Great food, service, and price.
It's been a year since I've been here but excellent food & service! I had my first & best experience with a fried green tomato & I am hooked! Soooo good!
Best chicken livers I’ve ever had.
Wonderful friendly staff.
Best friend tomato
Had lunch there today with my husband..the food was very good! I had the fried green tomato BLT with fries and my husband had the club sandwich with fries..all was very good! Very fairly priced and service was good..staff was very friendly...we live just a little over a hour away but enjoyed our visit and we will be coming back!!
If you love deers wearing Santa hats then visit this restaurant sometime in December. Personally I am always looking for a good opportunity to see a deer with a Santa hat on and guess what this place HAD TWO! One of them had a fake Rudolph red nose that tripped me up for a second, but on closer inspection I determined that, nope that's not a reindeer, it's definitely a deer. Also the food was good.
The food was absolutely, beyond delicious. I was pleasantly surprised! My daughter ordered the smoked pork chop and it was literally melt-in-your-mouth good! I got the catfish, also incredible. They did run out of the beer-battered fries which I really wanted to try, but I tried the sweet potato fries, which I don't usually like from other places, and they turned out to be amazing! They do close at 3 on Sundays, but it seems that all of the restaurants do in the area, so it isn't specific to just them.
All in all, it's a great place to go. The food is some of the best I've ever had; the server we had was very sweet despite being incredibly busy; the atmosphere was great. You really cant go wrong eating here. I wish we had one close to where I live, it would be my favorite restaurant. I would honestly be willing to travel the 2 hours just for dinner! YUM!!!
...I just really hope they had some of those beer-battered fries the next time. ;)
Oh, make sure you ask for cornbread!
Good service, cool vibe. The corn bread pancake was delicious! Thoroughly Enjoyed the Smoked Pork Chop, though I heard the Bama Grown Catfish is the star. Located in the Log Cabin Village.
Food was delicious.. Service was good. Cute little place. I would definitely come back .
The food is great and the prices are fair. It takes a few minutes to get your food but it's well worth the wait. I would recommend the Alabama raised catfish or the turkey melt sandwich. The sweet potato fries are great. As well as the potato salad and beer battered fries. 2 thumbs up for The Green Leaf Grill.
Excellent service, delicious food!
I challenge you to find better food within 100 miles and more reasonable prices within 500.
Love this place.
Food is great!!!
My family and I ate here for our first time on August 6th. We had seen it and were always interested in trying it out but finally stopped by.
I have to admit it was a great experience all around. The food was excellent, the people were all very polite and professional. The only regret we have is we did not try it sooner. Great prices too! Come hungry is my suggestion. They will treat you right!
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