If you want a taste of home, you must dine at Elea J’s Southern Table at 6265 Hwy 278 NE in Covington. Eleanor uses family recipes and the dishes are made from scratch. The menu has breakfast and lunch items that offer great, southern, comfort food.




For breakfast, there are favorites like shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict, and chicken biscuits.




For lunch, try the chicken fried chicken, smothered pork chops, or a veggie plate with sides like black eyed peas, collard greens, and rice & gravy. Start with an appetizer of fried green tomatoes – fabulous!


The waitress told me that I couldn’t go wrong with anything on the menu and I think she is right. She also recommended that I look at the blackboard for the specials of the day. On it I saw meatloaf and macaroni and cheese, along with a list of homemade desserts.

Check the blackboard for what’s great today!




I ordered the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and collards. The meatloaf had a great consistency and was a nice, juicy, thick piece, topped with gravy. The collards were savory, and the mashed potatoes were mixed with butter and creamy goodness. Of course, I had to have dessert. The coconut custard was amazing!






It’s a special place I’ve come to when I taste homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and gravy. That’s the taste of home! Everything is homemade.

Come and try it for yourself. Elea J’s Southern Table is open Mon-Sat from 8am to 3pm, Fri and Sat lunch 11-3pm Friday night Seafood.. 5pm to 8pm ), and Sun for lunch only from 11am to 4pm. They also cater. For more information, visit their Facebook page @eleajssoutherntable.

6265 Highway 278 Northeast Covington Georgia 30014