Welcome to the Crooked Tree Cafe

Good Eatin’ Great Cause

Last night we had the privilege of participating in SafePath’s Good Eatin’ Great Cause fundraiser. More than 30 of Georgia’s top chefs participated in the event, including the Crooked Tree Cafe’s own Chef Jeff Haeger! Chef Jeff served up his delectable brisket grilled cheese, and it was a huge hit with everyone!

Along with the tasty samplings from well-known chefs, attendees also got to watch a great cooking competition between Cobb County Police Chiefs, the Cobb County District Attorney’s office, Cobb County Sheriff’s department and the Marietta Fire Department. The event was hosted by Ryan McKay, a two-time winner of the Good Eatin’ Great Cause Competition and a recent contestant on NBC’s Food Fighters.

SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. is a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children who have been abused. SafePath’s mission is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by offering a comprehensive, professional, and child-friendly approach to the allegations of child  abuse.   SafePath ensures a less traumatic, child-focused approach to child abuse cases by bringing together professionals from law enforcement, the district attorney’s office, therapists, healthcare professions, DFACS, and other agencies, to all work together as a collaborative team.

SafePath provides unique services for children in our community.  While other entities provide food, shelter and other physical assistance to families in need, SafePath focuses on lessening the trauma experienced by innocent victims of abuse, both children and their non-offending caregivers.  SafePath understands and strives to prevent the initial trauma from being compounded by the system designed to investigate, prosecute and prevent future abuse.

Did you say dinner at the Crooked Tree Cafe?

There has been much discussion since we opened the doors about when we might begin to serve dinner. Well, wait no more, dinner is around the corner. That’s right, the Crooked Tree Cafe will begin serving dinner on Friday and Saturday nights beginning August 21 and August 22. The dinner menu is going to include some new great favorites that we have actually been trying out in smaller portions for lunch.

Perhaps you saw last week’s specials which included Pesto Roasted Salmon and Pan Seared Tenderloin Medallions?


Oh yes, those are only a few of our new items that will be offered at dinner. We are so excited to begin offering dinner on Friday and Saturday nights and can’t wait to see you. You have made us the breakfast, lunch and brunch destination in Marietta, and now let’s add dinner on the weekends!

Our hours for dinner will be from 5 PM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our current breakfast and lunch hours will not change. Please let everyone know and we hope to see you on August 21 for dinner! Also, have a wonderful first week of school and after you drop the kids off, come join us for a nice, quiet breakfast at the Crooked Tree Cafe.

Back to School Shopping Means Back to School Dining at the Crooked Tree Cafe

There are only two weeks left before school bells will be ringing, kids will be complaining about homework on the first day of school, and moms and dads will be yelling “Yahoo!” Did we say that out loud? Nonetheless, two more weeks means it’s time for back to school shopping! But before you head out to face the crowds at local malls and stores, why not start the day off with a fantastic breakfast from the Crooked Tree Cafe? Our veggie scramble or specialty pancakes are the perfect way for mom, dad and children to start the day with a smile on their face.

Or perhaps you like to start the day a bit later. If so, then why not join us for lunch? Our Mac and Cheese will make even the most difficult shopper agree to trying on at least one more pair of shoes! And mom can stick to her diet with a satisfying Crooked Tree Cafe salad. Honestly, we’ve got something for everyone! So as you create your plan of attack for this year’s shopping trip, make sure to include a stop at the Crooked Tree Cafe!


What’s Cooking at the Crooked Tree Cafe this week?

It’s all good at the Crooked Tree Cafe this week. Coming right off a successful holiday weekend we are continuing to offer some of the best specials around. We started the week with a Smokey Scramble today and tomorrow will be another fantastic Taco Tuesday. Our tacos are like no others with our famous smoked pork and Siracha BBQ sauce. Wednesday our lunch special will feature Spicy Fish and Grits with Mahi Mahi and local cherry tomatoes. YUM! We can’t wait for Wednesday. But the week just keeps getting better with Chicken and Waffles on Thursday and a special fish sandwich on Friday! Saturday and Sunday brunches have become quite popular in Marietta and this weekend we will feature short ribs.
We appreciate all of you telling everyone about the Crooked Tree, and we hope to see you this week for breakfast and/or lunch!

Celebrate the 4th With Great Food From The Crooked Tree Cafe

This week we will celebrate the 4th of July. This celebration means fireworks, parades and of course great food! Why not enjoy the holiday this year and let us do the cooking for you?! Our mouth-watering BBQ is the perfect choice for celebrating freedom and yeah a great reason for you not to have to fire up the grill! We can send you out the door with food for your family or the entire street – you make the call. We have even got you covered on the sides. Choose from our Poblano slaw or delectable mac and cheese to go with your BBQ and buns. Dessert? Our homemade banana pudding is what we would suggest. So make plans now and call us to reserve your weekend meal! The Crooked Tree Cafe wishes everyone a very happy 4th of July and God Bless America!

4th of July

Catering for 4 or 400 from the Crooked Tree Cafe

Nothing says summer like an evening with friends, sitting outside on the back deck and enjoying some incredible BBQ … from the Crooked Tree Cafe! Why in the world cook when we can cater your dinner. Whether you are hosting 40 or 400, the Crooked Tree can take care of all of you catering needs.

Our mouth-watering BBQ is sold by the pound and you can choose from our famous pulled pork, pulled chicken or sliced brisket. Sides are sold by the pint or quart, and include such items as bacon potato salad, poblano slaw, and mac-n-cheese. And of course we can include buns and pickles!

Looking for a lighter fare for perhaps an outdoor concert? Our sandwich platters, or wraps, are the perfect choice! They are cut and individually wrapped, and only $6.00 per person, who could ask for more? Choices of sandwiches include: Smoked Chicken Salad wrap, Smoked Turkey wrap. BBQ Pork sandwich, Smoked Chicken sandwich, Egg and Olive sandwich, Pimento Cheese sandwich.

Call today and let Chef Jeff give you the best price for your catering needs. Call 770-339-9119 and place your order today!

Sweet Summer Specials

Summer has just begun and what better way to start than a meal at the Crooked Tree Café? We have specials this week that are guaranteed to keep you coming back for more, and will have you bringing family and friends back all summer long. Try these meals to add some kickin’ flavors and a little southern soul to your summer:

  • Monday: Smokey Scramble
  • Tuesday: Taco Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Chicken Burgers with Local Tomatoes and Basil (featuring Crooked Tree chicken sausage)
  • Thursday: Crispy Fried Chicken and Waffles
  • Friday: Shrimp and Grits Crooked Tree Style

Join us Saturday and Sunday to try out our new brunch menu items; the classic French Toast with our homemade brown sugar syrup, and our new Chicken Sausage Scramble topped with fresh basil and tomatoes.

Come on down to the Crooked Tree Café and we promise you will leave with a mouthful of new flavors that will last longer than your summer tan!

Have you tried the Crooked Tree Cafe’s Porchetta Sandwich?

Come inside the Crooked Tree Cafe and chances are you are going to see our famous Porchetta sandwich on someone’s plate. The house specialty has become a Marietta favorite, and we couldn’t agree more.

Porchetta is an Italian dish which consists of Italian pulled pork and spices. According to Chef Jeff, there are probably 100 ways to create the dish, but he thinks his is definitely one of the best. Chef Jeff combines a spice mixture similar to many recipes. He includes the favorites of rosemary, garlic and lemon, but one main difference in his Porchetta is that his pork is smoked. And instead of anchovies and capers, Chef Jeff mixes his Porchetta with his famous white sauce and hand-made chow-chow! Yes, we are hungry just thinking about it too!

Why not join us today and see what everyone is talking about? We think this picture might make your lunch decision today an easier one!


Remembering Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice on Memorial Day

Today, we served lunch to many and sent others home with BBQ to go for family outings, but through it all we never forgot what today means to so many. Memorial Day is the day we pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. At the Crooked Tree Cafe, we are grateful for these brave men and women who fought for our country and lost their lives in the process. We also remember their families on this special day, and hope they know how appreciative we are for the sacrifice their loved ones gave us. Whether your flew a flag, attended a parade or visited a veterans cemetery, we hope you all stopped to take a moment and say thank you! And from all of us at The Crooked Tree … thank you!

kennesaw flags

Graduation Parties are More Fun When Catered by the Crooked Tree Cafe

Graduation is right around the corner and many of you are scratching your head about what to serve at your gathering. Wonder no more, and plan today to let the Crooked Tree Cafe cater your celebration. Our amazing barbecue is the perfect choice for feeding friends and family. We supply the buns, our incredible Alabama style Ivory BBQ sauce or traditional homemade BBQ sauce, and our amazing Poblano slaw. We can feed from four to 400, just give us the specifics, and we will take care of the rest.

hat tossing ceremony at graduation
hat tossing ceremony at graduation

To see a complete menu please use this link. The Crooked Tree Cafe is open Mondays from 11-3, Tuesday through Friday from 7 -3 and Saturday and Sunday from 8-3. We hope to see you soon and best wishes to your graduate for a successful future!