Laurie's Too Tearoom - Georgetown, Texas - Charming Restaurant near the Square
Early last year, I worked with some clients who needed to sell their home and purchase a new one closer to their business. I am thankful that I met them, since they are the owners of Laurie's Too Tearoom, which is arguably the best dessert destination in the county.
Laurie was apparently the previous owner, and when the current owners, Rodger and Cherry, bought the restaurant, they decided to leave the name alone. Why mess with a good thing, right? They closed the original Laurie's, and focused on this location, which is about 1/2 a block north of the town square in Georgetown, on Main Street. The physical address is 612 Main Street.
Whenever I eat at Laurie's, it reminds me of my grandfather's cooking. I'm sure that you have heard this before in other restaurant reviews. In this case, it is the TRUTH. Please note that I said "grandfather", not "grandmother". My grandpa did the majority of the cooking in his house. The burgers at Laurie's are very similar to the ones he used to make.
Along with the awesome burgers, they offer an assortment of sandwiches, salads, and quiches. One stroke of genius is the fact that they also offer affordable "casseroles to go", including a delicious chicken spaghetti, lasagna, and even beef enchiladas. This would be perfect for a family meal, or for a church gathering.
You can access their entire menu at their website:
I rarely have dessert with lunch, but the "sweets" at Laurie's are hard to pass up. The 1886 Cake (pictured at left) is ridiculously decadent, with chocolately chocolate with chocolate sauce, as my wife might say. :) Bottom line: it's good and a little bit habit-forming. One of my friends liked the dessert so much at Laurie's that he plans to drive from his home (an hour each way) to try their buttermilk pie sometime soon. As Dave Barry says, I am NOT making this up.
The service at Laurie's is spectacular. They never seem to be understaffed, which is quite a feat. I used to be in the restaurant business many years ago, and I know how hard it is to stay on top of things like refills. I don't think I have ever been left "dry" at this establishment.
The ambience is casual and friendly, and they seem to have a lot of regulars, which is certainly a good sign. Cherry makes everyone feel welcome, and her quick wit makes the experience a lot of fun.
Give Laurie's a try if you have a chance. If you happen to meet Cherry while you're there, tell her Jason Crouch sent you!