CONYERS — Olde Town Conyers is home to several popular dining experiences, including the Tin Plate, Las Flores Olde Town Mex, Thai Palace, The Sandwich Factory and the newest on the block — Iron Skillet Southern Kitchen.

“It reminds me of my mom’s cooking,” said Haley Goodwin, a diner at Iron Skillet. “You can taste the love ... and the butter.”

With a rotating menu of buttermilk chicken tenders, fried gulf shrimp, juicy meatloaf, among others and a choice of 18 rotated sides, what’s not to like?

“This place just opened and is already doing a great job,” said one Facebook review. “We just visited for the first time and it won’t be the last; we were happy with everything that we experienced. With three of us eating, we were able to try several different items on the menu. Everything was great.”

Raised in the restaurant business, Keish Momin moved to Conyers at age 9 and has affirmed his role as a major player and business owner in Rockdale County ever since.

The Dairy Queen on Dogwood Drive has been in his family since 1989, where Momin has served as manager and owner for many years.

He opened Las Flores Olde Town Mex in 2010. The restaurant was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Conyers Downtown Development Authority in February.

Momin has no plans of letting Iron Skillet be the end of the line. In fact, he plans to expand his entrepreneurship with other restaurants, including a pizza joint.

“A restaurant isn’t just a business, it’s a passion,” said Melinda Couch, a local food blogger.

Iron Skillet is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To check out the venue or the menu beforehand, visit their Facebook page at

Covington native and proud Valdosta State alumna, Hunter has previously worked with The Covington News and Valdosta Daily Times. She started working for Rockdale/Newton Citizen in June 2018.

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