One of the best kept secrets in Decatur has to be Leon’s Full Service. Leon’s has it all. They have a great bar, great food and they even have a Bocce ball court outside. If you don’t know what Bocce ball is just google it and you will see how awesome it is! The atmosphere is perfect for a night out with friends or it can serve as a great date night.The one down side is they don’t take reservations, but the good news is they have an amazing bar. They have a great selection of beer both on draft and bottle. For the cocktail lovers they also have an ample selection including a seasonal “Adult” egg nog which is fantastic (and I’m not usually an egg nog fan)! Now let’s talk about everyone’s favorite, the food! You can go with a few different options to start. They have a good cheese selection but the true glory are there Pub Frites! First of all it comes in a huge bucket which is enough for 4-5 people to share. But they are so good 2 people could also eat it :). Then they give you the option of choosing two sauces that are incredible. Some of my personal favorites include goat cheese fondue and the masaman curry. Another great option are there pulled pork croquettes that are to die for! I recommend the burger as an entree and if you get the Pub Frites as a starter I would subsitute the fries as your side for their brussels sprouts. These aren’t your ordinary brussels sprouts, it’s served in a skillet as a hash with fresh cut apples and bacon! I recommend coming really hungry or with a group of people so you can try as many things (or just have leftovers!). I am not a huge zucchini fan but their zucchini sharp cheddar casserole is incredible! You are most likely stuffed after all this food but do yourself a favor and find your “dessert stomach” because they also have a great dessert menu! We have personally only tried the peanut butter cookie sandwich and the Georgia apple crumble pie but they have several other options that looked delicious. If none of their dessert’s are appealing to you, you can always walk around the corner to Jeni’s or Cakes & Ale! Now that you know about this great secret, what are you waiting for? Do your stomach a favor and go to Leon’s for your next night out with friends or significant other, you will not regret it!
Photo by Sara Longsworth