Dining: ‘Rome’s oldest barbecue,’ Troy’s BBQ on North Broad, is closing. Original opened in 1929.

Dining: ‘Rome’s oldest barbecue,’ Troy’s BBQ on North Broad, is closing. Original opened in 1929.

 

File photo of Troy’s BBQ off North Broad.

 

Rome’s dining scene is losing another landmark.  Troy’s BBQ, at 1024 N. Broad St. in the Five Points shopping center on North Broad St.

An institution for more than 90 years, and especially during the heyday when owned by the late Broadus P. Coker, the restaurant is closing.

For ages, Troy’s was at the intersection of North Broad and Calhoun Avenue, in the spot now occupied by the Community Kitchen organization. It went through several ownership changes over the years, the most recent being in 2014 when Mike and Sondra Wendt took it over.

Troy’s was a must for the legal community, especially over breakfast; we learned of the closing through a Facebook photo shared by some lawyers in town earlier Friday. Also, until the pandemic, Troy’s was the site of regular meetings of One Community United. Bekaert retires also were regulars.

The menu included buffets, breakfast and lunch, and a staple was the “Morris hungry man platter” or the massive “Mike’s pancake platter.”

The site will be up for lease soon. The contact is Jimmy Byars at Hardy Realty, 706-291-4321.

Last November, another longtime favorite closed — The Homestead Restaurant at 1401 Kingston Highway near Etowah Park.

And a look at Rome’s oldest barbecue, the original Troy’s. (image from Troy’s).
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