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The Bulloch House restaurant reflects the Southern charm of Warm Springs

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Bullochville, as Warm Springs was once called in the days before FDR, was founded by Benjamin Bulloch who lived in the Bulloch House long before it was a restaurant. Now travelers from all over visit Warm Springs just to get a taste of fried green tomatoes and fresh down south cooking.

Opening as a restaurant in 1990, the Bulloch House has become a staple of the Warm Springs community.

The classic southern buffet has undergone few changes over the years despite having multiple owners. Today the restaurant is run by Peter and Sandy Lampert, who make an effort to continue its legacy.

Sandy, who grew up eating at the buffet, says, "We kind of think of ourselves as helping to preserve the Southern tradition, which I think Southern food is very important to our culture."

Peter adds that the house has unique qualities that make it such a great representation of Warm Springs. "I think it's the hospitality, the friendliness," he says. "The staff has been here...since day one. 70% of the staff is still here. They know it better than I do. They know the customer well, and they just have that Southern charm."

While the Lamperts continually strive to evoke the historic charm of the Bulloch House, they have expanded the experience to a gift shop and leisure area since they bought it in 2011. With the addition of things like horseshoes and a playground, the Lamperts have made the Bulloch House a great place just to hang out.

Behind the scenes, the house employees are like family and customers feel that every time they visit. Newcomers may even be surprised when they find out waitress Sheila Lee is also the mayor.

Lee says, "We have a lot of fun with it because I don't really tell anybody. Usually somebody will say something, and they'll say, 'Oh! You're not the mayor.' And I'll say, 'Yes I am!' so it's a lot of fun."

She says that fun is what made her fall in love with the Bulloch House more than 20 years ago. "Our main goal is to try and make this place an experience, and we want you to feel like you're eating at Grandma's. We want you to come back, and it's a destination for a lot of people."

Seven days a week the Bulloch House is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

They serve dinner Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.
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