Sam Burnham, Curator
When you're in Cartersville and you are looking for a spot for some lunch, you can always hit one of those chins over on Main Street or you can opt for something a little more unique. With that in mind the managing editor suggested Moore's Gourmet Market, so that is where we headed.
My very first impression of Moore's is obviously the outdoor space. By that, I mean parking. This is not a middle of downtown location and parking is pretty well restricted to their lot. Even arriving a bit early for the typical lunch rush did not gain us access to a parking spot. But a full lot is often an indicator that the food is well worth the wait. So that is what we did. A short ride back to downtown, some window shopping and a few pictures for the Instagram feed and we returned to Moore's.
The restaurant has great seating out front, an excellent option in good weather. But the indoor space is nice as well. The decor is comfortable with a casual vibe. It is a very ABG-friendly environment.
Daily Specials are displayed on a big chalkboard on one wall. The food ranges from burgers to some traditional Southern home cooked favorites.
There is a bar for those so inclined. They offer several cocktail options and have a selection of beer.
The clientele seems to be a mix of the business lunch crowd as well as those who are not attached to a day time work schedule. Our visit was a midday one so we are unable to comment on the after work scene but it seems that it would be a suitable place for an after 5 beverage and chat at the bar.
It is worth noting that the bar in no way made the place less friendly for kids or families. This is still a restaurant with a bar, so feel free to bring the kids.
We were looking for a lighter lunch and this was a good spot for that. Very good burgers. made to order. As usual, that means a bit of a wait on the food to arrive at your table. As usual, that isn't a bad thing. The quality of the meal and atmosphere are reflected in the price but not unreasonably. The staff is friendly and helpful. Management is attentive and makes customer service a priority. The overall dining experience was quite enjoyable and we will certainly make return visits in the future. The information in this review more than explains the parking dilemma from the onset. Trust us, it's worth the wait.
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