Gabriel’s food and desserts have been recognized many times in Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta, including the famous decadent chocolate cake. (Melissa Hines)
Gabriel’s food and desserts have been recognized many times in Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta, including the famous decadent chocolate cake.

Melissa Hines

Gabriel’s at the Old Mill serves classic Southern delicacies in the heart of downtown Acworth

April 22, 2015

With outstanding dessert, flavorful food, convenient prices, and friendly service, Gabriel’s at the Old Mill stands among Acworth’s elite eating spots.

The co owners of Gabriel’s at The Old Mill are Denver Woods and Johnnie Gabriel. The original location, off Whitlock Avenue, is in Marietta and has been serving up delicious food and their standout desserts for years.
Melissa Hines
The co owners of Gabriel’s at The Old Mill are Denver Woods and Johnnie Gabriel. The original location, off Whitlock Avenue, is in Marietta and has been serving up delicious food and their standout desserts for years.

Upon walking into the restaurant, a friendly host greets and then seats customers in either a private booth or a standard table. With its exposed brick walls and hanging lamps, one feels at ease in the dimly lit, calming environment. It provides the perfect place for a night out with friends, family, or even if one wishes to dine alone.

“The inside of the restaurant is extremely nice. Not too much, but just enough to make one feel they’re dining in a proper restaurant instead of just some old mill,” junior Jake Byrd said.

Gabriel’s at the Old Mill offers a variety of food. I decided to try the buttermilk fried chicken breast with a side of mashed potatoes and mac-and-cheese, while junior reporter Melissa Hines ordered a chicken salad sandwich. Both meals bursted with flavor and felt flawless in execution. Gabriel’s fried chicken achieved perfection: crispy on the outside, yet tender and flavorful inside. Their chicken salad sandwich earned the same awe from Hines.

Nothing says southern cooking like fried chicken, mac and cheese, and mashed potatoes.
Melissa Hines
Nothing says southern cooking like fried chicken, mac and cheese, and mashed potatoes.

“The sandwich was absolutely delicious. The croissant was flaky and delightful while the chicken salad was incredible. However I would have liked for the chicken salad to be less onion flavored and more sweet,” Hines said.

For dessert, I ordered a slice of double fudge chocolate cake while Hines ordered the tollhouse pie and a slice of double fudge oreo cake. To sum it up, if one ever finds themselves reminiscing about grandma’s cobbler or cake, they simply need to venture to Gabriel’s at the Old Mill. If heaven tastes like something, it would appear as Gabriel’s double fudge chocolate cake.

“The dessert was really amazing. In fact, it was probably the best dessert I’ve ever had, and the food was outstanding,” senior Makayla Brimmage said.

With prices that range from cheap to moderate, one can find Gabriel’s a convenient spot to dine for five star food at a three star price.

“I definitely would recommend Gabriel’s to anyone who really likes southern comfort food and outstanding dessert,” sophomore Andrea Ordanio said.

The Chant’s Grade: A

Consider visiting Gabriel’s at the Old Mill’s website here for more information.

Check out the menu here.

 
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