Buttermilk’s, Canton, Texas
A native Texan, Chef Ben Carter thinks everything tastes better with buttermilk, so his charming downtown restaurant is aptly named. Filled with Southern charm and a menu full of old-fashioned favorites, Buttermilk’s serves fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, side, and on the popular BLT. The green tomatoes are sliced in-house daily and dipped in buttermilk, then flour, and then Lawry’s seasoning before hitting the deep fryer. The recipe is simple yet incredibly tasty, and Buttermilk’s menu just wouldn’t be complete without this iconic dish.
Last Resort Grill, Athens, Georgia
This must-visit spot in Athens takes their fried green tomatoes up a notch by serving them with a Vidalia Bacon Dressing that folks can’t get enough of. The popular dish has been on the menu since the restaurant opened in 1992, and it’s made with flour, egg wash, seasoned cornmeal, a blend of herbs and spices, and finished off with crispy bacon and griddled red onions. The crowd-pleasing tomatoes can also be ordered on a BLT with a healthy dose of their signature dressing.