There’s just not enough room here to say all the great things about Maudee’s.


Tucked away in an ugly strip mall off Lovers, the restaurant is unexpectedly beautiful and elegant-looking upon entering. The high-ceilinged walls are painted a deep old-world red, there’s a gorgeous and gigantic fireplace at the far end of the dining area, and tapestries and antiques add a richness and elegance to the atmosphere. 


And the food? It’s both beautiful in presentation and delicious.


The restaurant’s successes are no big surprise given that owner Meredith Strode’s great-grandmother is the Mrs. Baird. Strode bought the restaurant two and a half years ago from original owner Lynn McIlheny.


In late 2003, Strode introduced the supper club concept, opening Maudee’s for dinner for the first time on Friday and Saturday nights. For just over $25, diners get a homemade soup and sourdough roll with tarragon butter spread, a salad and a choice of three entrees served with fresh vegetables and potatoes. And to make sure her customers don’t become bored, Strode changes the “American with a French twist” menu seasonally.


And, as always, Maudee’s is open for lunch and for afternoon tea service (by appointment only

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