Tired of catfish and chicken fried steak or restaurant chains? The quaint Ruby Lena’s Tea Room, housed in a century-old cottage one block west of downtown, offers a lunch menu that changes daily but always includes choices of quiche, salads, soups, sandwiches, and a lunch special like baked spaghetti or homemade chicken and dumplings complete with mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, fruit and a roll. Don’t pass up on the desserts, especially the homemade pies.
After eating, you can wander through the small room containing an assortment of antiques for sale. A civilized place, just the kind of establishment you or your mother would rendezvous with book-club buddies.