Gibson restaurant works to bring unique experience
By Caitlin Boland

The Heritage House is a restaurant in Gibson owned by Greg and Charles Lamb. It is located on Calhoun Street.
Charles and Greg Lamb wanted a place that could carry on their heritage while giving people a unique place to enjoy a meal.
The Heritage House in Gibson, which opened just over a year ago, does just that.
“We call it The Heritage House because that’s what it is -- our heritage,” Charles Lamb said. “Our family members lived all around here, and our mother’s great uncle lived in this house.”
Although Lamb and his brother are not originally from Gibson, their family is with his mother and father both attending high school in Gibson. Lamb said his father graduated from the high school in Gibson, and his mother graduated from the high school in Warren County.
“Unfortunately like everybody does with age, relatives started passing away,” Charles Lamb said. “We had a grandfather and father pass away pretty close together. Our grandfather owned this place, and he lived there [next door], so when they passed, we just looked at this and didn’t know what to do with it, whether to tear it down or what.”
Charles Lamb said he and his brother looked at each other and said what about a restaurant?
Both men have experience in the food industry with Charles Lamb working as a chef for many years at the Hilton in Nashville. During his career, he cooked for former President Bill Clinton and helped cater Dan Marino’s birthday party with 1,200 guests. Lamb’s brother, Greg, was a nutritionist at University Hospital and HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital.
During their careers, Charles Lamb said they spent their summer months in Gibson.
Charles Lamb said although he has had a successful career as a driver and security guard, he had always wanted to open a restaurant.
Charles Lamb said he loves cooking because he can make something good out of nothing.
“I take pride in this place because I allow very few preservatives to come into the restaurant,” Lamb said. “We encourage neighbors with personal gardens to bring what they grow in here, and we’ll buy it. We like natural, organic stuff. We do a lot of local shopping.”
The restaurant uses local, grain-fed beef as much as possible and purchases free-range eggs from Louisville.
“I want to get back to the old way of what food is supposed to taste like,” Charles Lamb said.
The Heritage House offers a variety of food from seafood, to pasta, to steaks and much more. The restaurant also offers catering.
The Heritage House is located on Calhoun Street in Gibson and is open Thursday-Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on the restaurant, its menu or catering, call 706-598-0002 or visit The Heritage House on Facebook.
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the Jan. 4, 2018 issue of The McDuffie Progress. To have The McDuffie Progress delivered to your home or business each week, simply call 706-595-1601 to subscribe. Or, follow the link on our home page to subscribe.





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