I love the hidden gem restaurants tucked throughout unincorporated Stone Mountain. The Banana Tree is one of them.
This restaurant has been around for several years, but this was my first trip there (I’ve lived in Stone Mountain since 1998). I’ve had a taste for Caribbean food since a recent visit to Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery Grill , but Snellville Patch editor Joy Woodson already did that story.
So, The Banana Tree it was.
You can smell the food grilling as you approach the restaurant. It beckons you in.
The restaurant was busy but not crowded during this particular lunchtime visit. There was some enticing fare on the menu, such as curry goat, Ackee and saltfish, and the like. But to start, I ordered the “mannish water.” I’d never heard of this dish with the unusual name. When I asked the waitress