This downtown meat-and-three spot serves a rotating menu of classic Southern dishes, like meatloaf and chicken and dumplings, along with lots of sides that you usually only eat once a year on Thanksgiving. When you order at the counter, make sure to grab a slice of chocolate pie for dessert too. Arnold’s is only open on weekdays between 10:30am-2:45pm and there’ll be a line out the door whenever you go, but it moves fast and there’s pie available once you get through, so just know it’s worth it.
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