Pork Chop Tuesday went to “Pork Chop Wednesday” at Advada’s!

I have heard people talk about Advada’s for several years now. A couple of weeks ago, some friends got to talking about breakfast at Advada’s, pork chops at Advada’s, chicken and dressing at Advada’s. After Chip and I wiped the drool off our chins, all that was left to talk about was how to get to Advada’s!

Woo Hoo! A LUNCH DATE! I told him I felt it was only appropriate for Pork Chop Tuesday to go when they were serving pork chops. Wednesday is pork chop buffet day at Advada’s.

Advada’s is located in Carlisle, Arkansas.

Carlisle is a farming community that is spittin’ distance from our little town.

Carlisle was a train stop “back in the day.” It has an Interstate Exit, but most of the town is just off of the old highway, HWY 70, between Little Rock and Memphis.

It’s a small town.

Here is one of the signs you see when you drive down Hwy. 70.

Turn by the big yellow sign.

The road comes to a dead-end. Turn left into the gravel parking lot. You have arrived!

Let me tell you this…we were giddy with anticipation!

The place was much newer looking than I expected. I’ll tell you about that in a minute.

Here is the menu for the day.

We went with the all-you-can-eat buffet. I loved the stack of mismatched dishes. It made me feel right at home.

Let me tell ya, Advada’s did not disappoint! I see now why everyone talks about going there.

This is Miss Advada with one of her granddaughters. Everyone there was family. They seem like a neat bunch of folks.

I asked Miss Advada how long they had been there. She told me about 7 years, then pulled out a baggie with photos in it. Until about 7 years ago, this was what the diner looked like. It was an old quail barn. The original restaurant was over on the highway. They were there for several years.

I was told by some of the regulars that there is a story about the quail farm dating back to the early 1900s. Maybe when you go you’ll be lucky enough to hear the same story.

I’ll give you the tip our friends gave us…Go early! If you get there at noon, they may be out of food!

Next time you’re traveling down I-40 between Little Rock and Memphis, stop to eat at Advada’s. You’ll be glad you did!