Sherwood Restaurant, Macon
If you`ve ever driven U.S. 45 between Meridian and Columbus, there is a spot about halfway between the two cities that reminds us of an oasis in the middle of the desert. It is the Oak Tree Inn at the juncture of Mississippi 14 and U.S. 45 at Macon, and the adjacent restaurant, the Sherwood.
Breakfast is served from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. There are choices of pancakes, omelets, eggs with sausage, ham or bacon, biscuits or toast, grits or hash browns, English muffins, assorted Danish and croissants. Sundays are continental breakfasts of fresh, mouth-watering Danish, English muffins and some marvelous albeit calorie-laden, flaky French croissants.
Lunch at the Sherwood can be an ethereal encounter. The shrimp po`boy was pronounced “the best I`ve ever eaten” by one concentric companion. It was served on a French baguette with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and pickle. Other sandwich selections are clubs, steakburgers, ham or turkey croissants or marinated grilled chicken and Creole chicken po`boys on wheat. All sandwiches are served with fries.
Lunch entrees are a pair of pasta presentations (linguini Provincial or Pontablo), grilled chicken breast, fried catfish or shrimp, grilled chopped steak, saut