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The Steak House Cafeteria

The Steak House Cafeteria

The Upcountry & Lake Hartwell Country

The Upcountry & Lake Hartwell Country

In April 1973, Gloria Cleveland Yassen and Abed Yassen opened for business. T-Bone steaks and grits were staples on the menu in those early days. Then short-orders like fried flounder and hamburger steak were added. Now, the "Arabian Rooster" fried chicken breast is the rage. Even though the restaurant's name says it's a steak house, the fried chicken is what its known for. Some locals jokingly call it The Chicken House. The cafeteria-style restaurant, located in historic downtown Walhalla, also serves loads of vegetables, homemade pies and other desserts.