The number one question we get asked, other than can I have your buttermilk pie recipe, is where did the name "Buttermilk" come from?
The restaurant was named after our late grandfather, Donald "Buttermilk" Buchanan. Donald was a big presence in the Spear Community. He had a nickname for everyone! And likewise, everyone had a nickname for him, Buttermilk!
Naming the restaurant Buttermilk keeps with the southern roots of the restaurant and also allows us to honor our grandfather. He was a great man and we are lucky to have had him in our lives.
Buttermilk Restaurant is owned and operated by the Buchanan family.
The building was designed by the patriarch of the family Donnie
Buchanan. Donnie’s two sons, Derek and
Dalton Buchanan, helped with the construction of the building itself. The
idea was to create a place that everyone could go enjoy a meal and still feel
right at home.
Many of the delicious meals are recipes that have been handed down from generations and now rest in the hands of Doris Buchanan. Doris, the matriarch of the family, prepares most of the meals including the Buttermilk Pie and Buttermilk Biscuits. Many of the meals that are prepared at Buttermilk Restaurant reflect the regions heritage.
Other family members that you might bump into while visiting with us at
Buttermilk are Deirdre Buchanan Carver and her husband Cameron, Derek's wife
Erin and their two children Stone and "Pebbles" and Donnie's Brother,
It is our hope that while at Buttermilk Restaurant you feel like part of our family. We look forward to serving you at our table!