By Marla Ballard


FORT PAYNE – Anyone in the vicinity of the second block of Gault Avenue on

the south end of town might have their nose lead them to a new restaurant

that opened the first week of this month. Little River Burgers & Brews

doesn’t have their permanent signage yet, but they are open and serving up

what they call “comfort food.”

The business is located at 203 Gault Ave and owned by Kevin and Amy Mackey.

The Mackey’s have a long history of working in the food industry and have

brought their combined experience to the tables of their customers.

The menu is the creation of the new proprietors and offers several items

unique to the area. Kevin said, “We sell a ton of our ‘Smash Burgers.’”

While chicken wings are on many restaurant menus the flavors of dill pickle

and Jamaican jerk are not, but are served at the new eatery.

Another outstanding menu option are the four flavors of French fries.

Customers may choose from Cajun, dill pickle, garlic parmesan, or

traditional salted fries. Dessert lovers will be pleased to see the

eight-ounce mason jar desserts featuring cheesecake, banana pudding, and

Oreo delight. While the new menu is a reflection of the new owners, it does

offer a sandwich named “The Jimmy Wayne” in honor of the previous owner.

The family-oriented restaurant has a full bar with specialty drinks, some

specialty drinks host a Frios Gourmet Pop, which is a rarely seen treat in a


Entertainment is also on the menu. Thursday night is Karaoke night from 6:00

p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights anywhere from one to four local

musicians take the stage.

While the building previously housed a restaurant, changes to the interior

décor have been made along with the addition of five more televisions. The

restaurant seats fifty inside and the back deck adds extra seating in

pleasant weather conditions. Kevin said the response from the public has

been overwhelmingly good and at peak times the restaurant is full and so

suggests calling ahead to reserve seating for large groups.

“We want to thank the public for receiving us so well,” said Kevin. “We

couldn’t be happier with the reception we’ve received.” Kevin said at this

time it is best if take-out orders are called-in between the hours of 2:00

p.m. and 6:00 p.m. due to the high volume of business during peak hours.

Phone – 256-273-6157. Hours of operation are; Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 a.m.

– 9:00 p.m. Friday/Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Follow on Facebook.

Additional parking in rear of building in addition to the parking at the

side of the building.   

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