If you're looking for a home-cooked meal at restaurant with that "family" feel, Garfield's Place in Henry County is a good option.
Started in 1946, the restaurant has been passed down through several generations, who have kept some of the same recipes on the stove.
Pat Arnold is the current owner. She says one of the highlights on Thursdays is the pot roast special. The pot roast is slow-cooked starting the Wednesday morning before. It goes great with pinto beans, mashed potatoes, collard greens and made-from-scratch desserts.
Garfield's burned down just after about six months of operation in the '40s. The owners quickly rebuilt and kept the business going. The building has also survived several devastating floods, according to Arnold.
Arnold says the restaurant has a strong family atmosphere. She says at one point, four generations of her family were working in the restaurant.
Loyal customers over the years have also kept the business going. If you come by for breakfast, lunch or dinner, chances are, you'll run into a friend.
Garfield's Place is located at 2670 Appalachian Drive on the outskirts of Martinsville.