It's difficult for a restaurant to survive in a small town. We’ve seen at least six come and go since we moved to Caddo. Some had mediocre food. A couple had terrible service. One owner was actually rude. One had high prices. We’ve said over and over again that the key elements for success are “great food, low prices, and great service”. I even think that people in a small town will tolerate higher prices if the food and service warrant it. We all understand that while initial overhead might be low, it costs more to buy in small quantities.
Well, I’ve rambled on as usual in order to make a point. The new Caddo Café has it all- great food, low prices, and great service. I’ve heard good things about it for months. One woman raves about their pulled pork sandwiches. Another loves their breakfast menu. I’ve heard that it is “standing room only” for the ribs on Saturday. One customer admits to eating there three times a week now. Yesterday was my first chance to be a customer, and I can say with certainty that it won’t be my last! The food was great, the prices low, and the service was WONDERFUL!
I already knew a lot about Shellie Parker because she is a “boomerang” resident just like us. Grew up here, moved off, came to her senses, and returned. :) Her mother is on the city council and is respected in our community. Shellie catered our Alumni Banquet last year and did a remarkable job. When she talked of opening a restaurant everyone was excited. She spoke briefly about having a deli or ice cream parlor. But BBQ is her specialty and I’m so glad she stayed with that! The Caddo Café is proof that you should do what you love to do.
If you are in the mood for some good food and can make the drive to Caddo, we’ll try to save you a seat. I think I’ll be there Tuesday night!
The Caddo Café
101 Buffalo Street
Open Sunday 7am-2pm