Dan and I were in Shelby recently visiting with friends and relatives, and on our return home we had planned to meet my good friend PJ (Peggy Jean and I have been friends since first grade) in Kings Mountain for lunch. Our original plan was to meet at Hardee's, but PJ's son-in-law Darryl suggested a family restaurant, Mountain View, that had good food and a quieter place for a visit.
Mountain View specializes in home-cooked Southern style cuisine. There were several lunch specials and a wide variety of choices on the menu. All were reasonably priced.
Darryl opted for the steak and gravy special, and he cleaned his plate with great satisfaction.
|Steak and gravy, a lunch special.|
Dan liked the fried catfish special a lot, and Dan is something of a connoisseur of seafood so it must have been good.
PJ and I each had a vegetable plate. My selection of turnip greens, mac n' cheese, and beets along with banana pudding (obviously not a vegetable but a choice item on the veggie plate menu) was nicely prepared and the portions were filling. I liked having banana pudding as a choice---the perfect dessert for a southern meal. And the sweet tea was perfect---not too sweet as is often the case.
|My plate of turnip greens, mac and cheese, pickled beets and banana pudding.|
The basket of hot cornmeal muffins was a nice complement for all our selections. (The serving was so ample that I had a few to bring home for an afternoon snack of cornbread and milk---yummy.)
|Wonderful corn muffins.|
It had been a while since I had seen PJ's grandchildren and my how they have grown! It seems like yesterday they were just toddlers.
|PJ's granddaughter Kristin.|
|PJ's grandson Wesley.|
The restaurant is conveniently located just off Interstate 85 at 100 W King St. I'm sure that Dan and I will be returning to this restaurant when we visit Cleveland County---the food is good, the service excellent and the prices quite reasonable---especially when we might be hankering for a truly southern style meal served with southern hospitality.