The adorable pin-up girl theme at Betty’s perfectly sets the scene for the American comfort food they serve. With dishes such as Meatloaf, Tuna Noodle Casserole and their famous Mac & Cheese, it’s like going home to your mom’s for dinner (ala June Cleaver) and food is just as delicious as you remembered.
Betty’s also offers plenty of tasty vegan and vegetarian options.There is always a wait (because it’s worth waiting for!) but when my mom, sister, and I went in for dinner on Tuesday we managed to get a table within ten minutes.
For drinks my mom and I ordered off the lengthy, cleverly named cocktail menu- I had a Betty White Russian and she had the Beach Betty Bingo which was made with OJ, peach schnapps, cranberry, and Finlandia Mango vodka. It was just as sweet and citrus-y and as it sounds, so of course she loved it.
Next we ordered the “Crabby Patties” crab cakes. They were lightly breaded, perfectly seasoned, and came with a jalapeno mayo sauce. With a mild crab flavor and crispy coating, they almost tasted like a hush puppy, and the mayo was really good, just a little kick of jalapeno.
We all agreed we needed to try the infamous Betty’s Mac & Cheese, so we ordered one to split. It is made with Rotini noodles, a really creamy house made cheese sauce, and then some poblano peppers, corn, and red onions that add a subtle southwest flavor to the pasta. Very good. There’s no question as to why Columbus loves this dish.
I also had the Green Goddess salad which comes with greens, cukes, pita chips, carrots, roma tomato slices, red onions and this Avocado Cesar dressing that is amazing. I considered trying something new, but I had this dressing before and couldn’t resist. It has a really strong parmesan flavor which is balanced out by the creamy avocado. So yum. I also added grilled chicken, which goes really well with the dressing.
WARNING: In anticipation of eating my yummy salad, I hurriedly passed off my phone to my mom and sis to take pictures of their own meals, and didn’t bother check if they were good pictures. So, I apologize because they both took terrible pictures that do not do any justice to their de-lish dishes.
My mom ordered the Surly Girl Turkey Wrap which came with turkey, dried cranberries, pecans, gorgonzola, lettuce, red onion, and balsamic in a grilled tortilla. The turkey was really flavorful and tasted like actual sliced turkey breast, not just lunch meat turkey. So basically it was Thanksgiving in a wrap. My mom really liked it and I think my sister ate more of it than her own sandwich. As a side, my mom ordered the warm asian slaw which was pretty good, but I’m not a big slaw person.
My sister had the Falafel Sandwich. I love falafel so while she was reaching across the table to eat my mom’s wrap, I was eating her sandwich. The falafel had a fresh crispy coating, and came in a grilled pita pocket with red onion, roma tomato slices, alfalfa sprouts and a cucumber-dill yogurt sauce on the side. The combination of flavors was just perfect and the yogurt sauce just perfectly topped it off. For her side she ordered the Homemade Potato chips which were thick and crunchy like a kettle chip. De-lish!