Restaurant Review: Try Davis Wayne's for cooking like mama's

Our meat-and-three orders included Parmesan-crusted chicken and veggies, foreground, and slow-cooked pot roast and veggies, in back.

If you go

› Where: Davis Wayne’s, 9454 Bradmore Lane, Ooltewah› Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Sundays› Prices: $5-$16› Alcohol: Full bar› Phone: 423-269-8969

During the three years that Antonia Poland and Cynthia Wood have operated their catering company, Dipped Fresh, a common suggestion the women hear when people compliment their food is, "You should open a restaurant."

So they have.


The two women opened Davis Wayne's in Ooltewah's Cambridge Square in mid-October. The name is derived from the names of Wood's father and stepfather. Their photos hang on the restaurant's wall.

Davis Wayne's is in the former location of Ceniza. It's a two-story, white-brick building with blue shutters. The downstairs dining room is one large space with open ceilings, black concrete floor, pendant lighting and roll-up doors that lead to a patio facing Old Lee Highway.