I am so glad to see that J. Lotti's is surviving in a location that had numerous failed attempts at restaurants in it prior. I think John & Tiffaney saw what was lacking in downtown and gladly filled the void. Hopefully this can be done with the Clarke Hotel space. Someone want to front me money and a solid idea so I can run it? JK JK
J. Lotti's has a menu full of delicious appetizers and burgers, but I feel its largest draw is the All-You-Can-Eat Chicken and Fish Fry each Friday. Here are four great reasons to try it!
1. It's only $14 for all you can eat
2. Miller Lite taps are $2 &other drink specials are available each week.
3. You get so many choices
4. The servers are really nice.
My mom ordered a combo of fried and baked and she couldn't believe how much they gave her to start. She too thought the Poor Man's Lobster was perfectly done. She thought the beer batter on the fish was really light too and not overly greasy.
Unfortunately I failed at taking a picture of the chicken. It was super hot (temp wise) which is awesome as I know it came right out of the fryer. I believe it's a buttermilk batter that was crazy crunchy. I love crunchy breading on fried chicken - the thicker and crunchier, the happier I am. I ended up being totally gluttonous and having both legs while my dad had the wings. My mom finished her breast and then we sat in food commas.
I typically get myself a $2 Miller Lite as it pairs nicely with the fish fry for the prices. But I decided to go with the other drink special of the night a flavored Long Island Iced Teas for $5. When our server told me all 12 billion flavors, I had to have melon and am glad I did. It was refreshing with a little kick after from all the liquor that goes in a Long Island. I paced myself with it as I knew I had to drive home. My mom ordered an orange one and she liked it as well. They are dangerously good :) Check out the Facebook page for other deals throughout the week.
Service at J.Lotti's has really improved since they first opened. I think they have a stronger management presence that really works with the staff to make sure they are always putting customers first. Our server was super attentive and helpful with any questions we had. She had her timing perfect with stopping by to ask if we needed anything else.
So if you are looking for a good burger, some appetizers, an awesome cocktail or draught beer, J. Lotti's has you covered. And obviously Friday's is THE night to go as well. Be ready to wait on a Friday if you don't go early as there is always a wait! More cocktail time then right?