These 15 restaurants Where The Locals Eat In Macon, Ga. include places we have visited many times.
My husband and I both have lived in the Macon, Ga. area for more than fifty years. We have visited all the best Restaurants and maybe one or two we might not have returned to. Of course, we have our favorites but we enjoy trying out the new places when they arrive too.
Downtown Macon has been revitalized and is a hot spot for restaurants and entertainment at various times of the year. Some of those local restaurants are on this list but we also included local favorite restaurants from all over town.
Not Included are chain restaurants. This list of local favorite restaurants in Macon are locally owned and operated.
Macon Cherry Blossom Festival
The Macon Cherry Blossom Festivalbrings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area in the early spring. If you plan to visit during the Cherry Blossom festival, you might want to choose your restaurants and if needed, make reservations which would be the case for fine dining particularly.
During the Cherry Blossom festival there will be a Food Truck event, many of those are local or from the middle Georgia area but not all.
Downtown Christmas Lights
The spectacular display of outdoor Christmas lights during the holidays draws a very large crowd downtown. I recommend you go a little early if you plan to make an evening of it so you can get a seat in one of the many downtown restaurants. We visited Kudzu restaurant while enjoying the lights a few years ago and had a blast. Famous Mikes is near Kudzu but they close early afternoon normally. Check to see if they may have extended hours during events.
If you are not a Maconite but visiting, this list of places where the locals eat in Macon, Ga. is intended to be helpful to you. There are many more places not listed here. We have lots of good restaurants in Macon and the surrounding areas.
Restaurants in Macon, Ga.
Our list of places where the locals eat in Macon, Ga. includes; fine dining, burgers, seafood, BBQ, Meat and 2 southern home cooking, Japanese and Thai Cuisine, Greek and even pizza.
Make sure to visit each website for their menu, hours and more information including their Covid Pandemic protocol which may mean no inside dining but does include curbside pick up or delivery.
Where The Locals Eat In Macon Georgia
15 Places Where The Locals Eat In Macon, Ga. includes; fine dining, burgers, seafood, BBQ, Meat and 2 southern home cooking, Japanese and Thai Cuisine, Greek and even pizza.
Since 1916 when the first of 9 local Nu Way restaurants opened, those red weiners have been the most craved hot do in these parts. The original location downtown burned but not before it was visited by Oprah. Don't leave the area before getting yourself a Nu Way Hot dog or Mega burger.
During an era that saw Jimmy Carter ascend to the White House and Macon’s own Capricorn Records release hit after hit making music history, the Rookery was just being born. Today the Rookery bustles on, serving Allman Burgers and Jimmy Carter shakes to Maconites and travelers from far and wide.
Voted Best Burger in town and featured in Garden and Gun’s “Guide to the South’s best Burgers 2014,”
Good old fashioned home cooking. Located in downtown. Famous Mike's was formerly Biscuits, Burgers & More. You will get not only a good burger but the breakfast menu is good too. Great reviews. Check their site for hours.
Kudzu Seafood Company brings the best of Southern coastal seafood to the middle of Georgia. "We make all of our breading, season blends, and sauces in house. We even bring our Po’ Boy bread in from Gambino’s in Louisiana."
Fish n Pig has been a local favorite for many years. They are located at Lake Tobesofkee with waterfront dining.
This place gets super busy on the weekends so it is important to note their Reservation policy from their website: "Reservations are accepted Tuesday through Thursday ONLY with a minimum of 8 people for reservations. No reservations on the weekend are accepted. In an effort to better serve you, we cannot sit a party over 10 on the weekends. " My advice is to go early, like right when they open.
Located in the heart of historic downtown district, Tokyo Alley has been serving up Macon's most exciting Japanese and Thai dishes since 1992. "Friendly service, good food, & a cozy, charming atmosphere." Trip Advisor review. Excellent reviews from both locals and visitors.
Best pizza in town! Voted Best of the Best. Curbside pickup and deliver via Macon2Go or UberEats. The atmosphere is eclectic. Personally I love the white pizza and highly recommend the sloppy bread sticks.
True Southern style home cooked food. Meat and vegetables as well as scrumptious homemade desserts.
Our list of places where locals eat in Macon includes 3 find dining restaurants and 3 seafood restaurants plus 3 places to get a burger and the local favorite hot dog joint. There are other cuisines including Japanese and Thai, pizza, BBQ, Southern home cooking and Greek. Of course this is a short list of the many places you can eat in Macon but these are indeed local favorites many of which have been voted Best of the Best.
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