Fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will enjoy this Downtown diner-style restaurant, which is featured prominently in the book and movie. Breakfast is served throughout the day and features standard dishes such as omelets, eggs Benedict, corned beef hash and hot griddle cakes, along with specialties such as French toast stuffed with peanut butter and bananas and homemade cheese blintzes topped with sour cream, applesauce, strawberries and cinnamon apples. A little trivia for Midnight aficionados: the actual Downtown location of Clary’s was featured in the movie, though the eatery was transformed back into Clary’s drugstore for filming. Midnight author John Berendt and star, the Lady Chablis, have been spotted dining at Clary’s over the years.
BY AMY PINE