Three Gavels

Weaver D’s

  • Local's Favorite
  • Quick In/Out
  • Take-out Available

.5 miles from the Courthouse. In 1986, Dexter Weaver opened a simple meat-and-three in a modest white house on Broad street inspired by great fried chicken and the slogan “Automatic for the People.”  In 1992, local band REM asked Weaver if they could use his slogan for their next album title and the rest is history.  The album won a Grammy award and Weaver has forever remained an icon in soul food lore.  The fried chicken is fantastic and Weaver’s recipes have garnered considerable praise among Southern food authorities.  Among the array of side dishes, the hands down favorites are the sweet potato and squash casseroles followed by the green beans, collard greens and three cheese macaroni.  Finish it off with the unbelievably moist buttermilk cornbread, sweet tea and (when available) a fantastic caramel cake.  It’s just outside of walking distance unless you have a ton of time to kill.  The place is small so busy days make it difficult to dine-in.  Otherwise, it’s a quick in and out and takeout is always an option.

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