We were here a little over a year ago, when going to my son's graduation from boot camp at Ft. Benning. We'd heard from locals it was good, if catfish & good down home southern cookin' was what we were after (it was). We got back here late one night after dropping my son off, and they were about to close. They graciously let us in and served us a DELICIOUS meal! The hushpuppies were to DIE for - we even took some back to the hotel and ate them cold w/coffee for breakfast. Truly THEE BEST meal I had the entire 4 days we were in Columbus!
1039 1st AveColumbus, GA 31901
From Business: Our goal at Meritage is to offer one of the best dining experiences in the greater Columbus area in a warm, friendly atmosphere. For every day to special occasions,…
We went on Wednesday nite (Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer is $5 special) - thankfully, we had made a reservation because it was packed with a long waiting line. The service was slow at first - took about 15 minutes to get our Margaritas - they were good, but should have been served in Marg glasses. The "spicy" Bang Bang Shrimp wasn't very spicy, but was still good. My crabcake entree was excellent - my date had shrimp & scallops - also excellent. Altho a bit pricey, we'll probably go back.
I have worked at this restaurant for many years. Known the owners basically my whole life. I know people have had difficult experiences with the owner, but deep down, he is the most kind hearted man I've ever known. He would do anything for anyone, he just likes to pick on people and give them a hard time :) Not to mention, the food is amazing! Even with being around it all the time, I could eat it everyday! Good quality, always hot and fresh, and great servers! (Like me!)