When I arrived at O'carr's in Homewood for lunch on 12/11, I saw a packed parking lot, a packed restaurant and a line of people waiting. I assumed that the food had to be superb. When my friend arrived we went inside and were fortunate enough to get a 2 seater amongst a mob of diners. The menu stated that they sell 2,000 pounds of chicken salad per week. And so, a decision was reached: Gotta try the chicken salad. This was the BEST chicken salad ever.... forget your mom's home made recipe.
Atmosphere: This is a small restaurant. So leave your "personal space" hang ups at the door.
Staff: Very swift, helpful and friendly. Check out the menu and be ready when they come.
What I/we had: We both had the chicken salad w/ fruit plate- a very hearty helping of chicken salad with a variety of "not-so-average" crackers. The fruit was seasonal fruit, a slice of apple, grapefuit & orange wedges, a huge raspberry, kiwi slices, grapes & more!! Lots more.
Price: $7.75 before tax.
On a scale of 1-10 I give O'Carr's in Homewood a 9.9. They would have received a perfect 10 if the space was larger. The food & presentation are excellent!
The Homewood & downtown locations are only open for lunch Monday thru Saturday. The Cahaba location closes at 8 p.m.
For more information & ordering info go to: http://www.ocarrs.com/