Written by: Jessica Ingram
Need the drink without the drunks?
Creekside Tavern on Gornto Road is best known around Valdosta as a place for good drinks and live music, but the food should not be disregarded.
The menu is small−only one page of meals and beverage offerings−and the prices range from $6 to $20 or more.
For my meal, I ordered the shrimp in bang-bang sauce with a side of mashed potatoes.
The shrimp were fried but still tasted fresh, and the bang-bang sauce was generously poured over the shrimp, covering every spot. With around 10 large shrimp, the portion was a good size.
The only problem I had with this part of my meal was that the shrimp still had their tails, which made for tricky eating.
The price for the shrimp was $8.
As for the side of homemade mashed potatoes, the only thing that surprised me was the price. For a whopping $4 I expected more than ordinary potatoes garnished with what appeared to be chives.
The service at Creekside was superb. I was waited on quickly after being seated and the waiter visited numerous times to see if anything was needed. He also was very friendly and made jokes throughout the evening.
The waiter did mention that every few weeks or so the menu will change slightly, with items being added or removed.
Creekside Tavern is not a restaurant for the penny pinchers; however, if you’re looking for a good meal with good service, it is definitely a restaurant to keep in mind.
I would rate Creekside Tavern a 4 out of 5 stars, losing one star because of its pricey-ness. I did, however, enjoy my meal experience and will be revisiting.