Adele’s (pronounced Ad-a-lees) is a “southern gourmet steak house” that will be offering a variety of delicious foods prepared “special,” says owner and operator Randy Stratton.
“It’s old southern cooking that will have a little different taste to it, separating it from anything else around town,” said Stratton adding, “If you like a good home-cooked meal, this will be the place for you.”
Adele’s, named after Stratton’s mother Marie Adele Stratton, will be serving certified Black Angus steaks, barbecue, pot roast, fried chicken, catfish and grilled salmon, all with the fixings. There will also be a impressive selection of seafood offered on Saturdays including crab legs, oysters on the half shell, shrimp and lobster tails.
If your time is limited or you don’t get to town very often, don’t worry about missing out on meals because Adele’s will be open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours for the restaurant will be Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adele’s will be a family orientated business and will be smoke and alcohol free.
“I want families to feel comfortable when they come in and sit down to a meal. I want them to feel at home and I want them to be satisfied when they get up from the table,” said Stratton, who believes the two most important keys to success in the food industry are service and good food.
“All our servers will be trained to take care of the customer’s needs. I want to offer food they want to eat at a fair price. Food they can’t get anywhere else,” said Stratton who was born and raised in Russellville, but left for a good part of his life returning because he wants to bring something back to the town that gave so much to him.
Stratton renovated the building himself with the help of his nephew Tyler. The establishment used to house the Ninth Street Bar and Grill and is located across from Maple Grove Cemetery.
Coming from a background that includes not only food service but also construction experience, Stratton felt the place needed a new look, a more family style atmosphere.
The restaurant will also offer a large meeting room that can be rented our for occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, business luncheons, etc. Stratton said he would like to get into catering as well after the restaurant opens.
“It’s important to give the public what they want and when they come in through that front door you get one chance to do it and I want to be the place that makes that happen,” said Stratton.