Truett’s Luau

There’s no Chick-fil-A in Hawaii, but take a short drive to Fayetteville and you will discover a Hawaiian-themed Chick-fil-A.

When you walk in, choose from traditional counter service, dinning with table service or eating out on the lanai complete with waterfall. We chose table service, and immediately felt the Island vibe from a waiter playing ukulele music. According to the website, nearly every piece of décor in the restaurant was handpicked by Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy himself.

The menu options are plentiful, offering traditional Hawaiian favorites such as Kalua Pork, I’a Makana Fish Tacos and Mahi Mahi along with the island breakfast classic Loco Moco. Never fear, the beloved classic Chick-fil-A choices such as nuggets and chicken sandwiches are also on the menu. The Kid’s Menu is filled with great options such as grilled cheese and teriyaki grilled nuggets.

We ordered the grilled chicken lettuce wraps for an appetizer followed by the Kalua Pork Plate with the luau coleslaw and sweet potato waffle fries. We hope sweet potato waffle fries are added to every Chick-fil-A menu. We also ordered the Kalua Pork Tacos with Pineapple Fried Rice, another family favorite.

My son was excited to order the Hawaiian Fruit Cake, a large pancake decorated with fruit and topped with macadamia nuts. Somehow after all the delicious food, we had room for the highly recommended Kings Hawaiian Bread Pudding.

The overall dining experience was exceptional. Kids are encouraged to try their hand at authentic Hawaiian instruments such as the ukulele, to’ere drum and pahu. Make sure you walk around the Aloha ‘Aina Gardens, see the orchids, and spot the rooftop beehives.

The Details: 600 W. Lanier Ave. #103, Fayetteville. 770-461-5828. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; closed Sundays.

– Pam Ryan

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