Adairsville Inn - Adairsville
South Main Street – 770 878-9695
Dockside Restaurant - Tybee Island
Chatham Avenue - 912 786-9533
Athen’s Discount Drug Store (ADD
South Lumpkin – 706 548-2239
counter is open Monday-Friday 9am to 5 pm and Saturday 9am
to 3:30pm. Closed Sunday.
Gail's Bake Shoppe - Watkinsville
South Barnett Shoals Road, 30677 - 706 769-7398) Originally
a bakery, it later turned into a restaurant serving
traditional country breakfast Monday through Friday.
Pancakes are offered on Saturdays. Lunch offers the choice
of three entrees (Country Fried Steak, Meat Loaf, Fried
Chicken, etc) and six vegetables. A daily lunch special is
featured. Closed Sundays.
Northway St. - 912 437-2122
Serving Monday – Saturday 7am-9pm and Sunday 8am-2pm. Order
up the fried shrimp platter.
- St. Simons Island
Mallory Street - 912 634-6500
Popular spot in the Pier Village so you may wait a bit
during tourist season. Start your meal with a basket of
fresh baked bread (jalapeno cornbread, pumpkin bread, and
wheat rolls --- bring it on!). Entree highlights include the
home-cooked veggie plate or the fried seafood specialties.
Try the cobbler with whipped cream for dessert. Other
locations: Ponte Vedra Beach FL (15 South Roscoe Blvd. -
904-280-7522), Amelia Island FL (960030 Gateway Blvd. -
904-277-3700), Beaufort SC (47 Ferry Road) and Charleston
(99 South Market Street)
Barbeque Shack - Athens
Lexington Rd - 706 613-6752
just two days a week (Lunch and Dinner on Friday and
Saturday). University of Georgia students pack this place
for BBQ, stew, cole slaw and baked beans, homemade cakes and
a dynamite banana pudding.
Beautiful Restaurant - Atlanta
Cascade Road Southwest – 404 752-5931
BBQ – Hull
Fortson Store Road - 706 549-4949
11am-9pm. Closed Monday.
Biscuit Place, The – Washington
Andrew Drive; 706 678-4121
the pork tenderloin or salmon croquette biscuit. Owner is
Phil Tanner, who has been featured on Alton Brown's
"Feasting on Asphalt" program on the Food Network.
Willow Inn - Social Circle
294 N. Cherokee Road, GA Hwy 11 - 770 464-2131
opinion, one of the very best, Southern eateries anywhere.
The restaurant is located in a beautiful antebellum-style
home that was built back in 1917. Open daily for Lunch and
Supper. Cool lemonade is often served on the porch by real
Southern belles wearing hoop skirts. Visitors from more than
150 countries have signed the guest book here. Owner Billie
Van Dyke once said, “When people come in looking for low-fat
food, we tell them to go eat at the hospital”. Diners pay
one price and eat from the buffet until they are fully
satisfied. This place has two rules: No one goes home hungry
and everybody has to have at least two desserts. The fried
green tomatoes here are second to none. The late Southern
humorist Lewis Grizzard summed it up best when he stated,
“I’d have to give The Blue Willow Inn my absolute highest
mark – five bowls of turnip greens.”
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
cups of well-shaken buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups self-rising all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 large green tomatoes, cut into ¼ inch thick slices
2 cups vegetable oil
bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs, 1 tablespoon flour, ½
teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Immerse tomato slices
in mixture. In a 12-inch heavy skillet, heat oil over
moderate heat until a candy thermometer registers 350
degrees. While oil is heating, in a bowl whisk together
remaining flour, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
Dredge tomato slices, one at a time, in seasoned flour,
shaking off excess, and fry tomatoes in batches of 6 (do not
crowd skillet) until golden brown and crisp on both sides.
Transfer tomato slices to paper towels to drain and sprinkle
with salt to taste. Serves four to six.
Brinson's BBQ – Millen
West Old Savannah Road - 478 982-4570
Tuesday – Thursday 7am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to
Buckner’s Family Restaurant – Jackson
Bucksnort Rd – 770 775-6150
Family-style home cooking.
Bee Cafe - Atlanta
810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive S - 404 525-9212
Southern Cookin' since 1947. Daily lunch specials may
include Meat Loaf, Neckbones, Beef Short Ribs, Fried Chicken
and Fish, and Liver and Onions.
Bynum's Diner - Valdosta
Ashley St - 229 247-6263
lunch every day from 11am to 2pm.
Campton Restaurant – Monroe
Highway 11 N. - 770 267-4510
and dinner Tuesday-Thursday from 11am-9pm, Friday ‘til
9:30pm. Saturday hours from 4-9pm. Closed Sunday and
Carver's Country Kitchen
Marietta St. - 404-794-4410
Westside Atlanta corner grocery turned luncheonette. Sharon
Carver is famous for her casseroles and also makes a mean
meat loaf, country-fried pork chop, pot roast with sweet
carrots and potatoes, collards, and Creole cabbage. Regulars
rave about the collard greens and pineapple casserole. The
sweet potato casserole is highlighted with a distinct brandy
flavor. Don't miss the chicken 'n dumplings and be sure to
save room for Sharon's famous Coca-Cola cake or homemade
cookies for dessert. Good ol’ down home eats in a very
casual, relaxed setting.
Anthony Street - 706 359-5330
10am to 8pm every day but Sunday.
Chonell's - Athens
Broad St - 706 549-2114
Breakfast and lunch served Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.
Great home cooking.
Clary's Cafe –
Abercorn & Jones St - 312 233-0402
Featured in the movie and book "Midnight in the Garden of
Good and Evil". Great spot for breakfast with a deli menu
for the rest of the day. Start out your day with their
homemade Corned Beef Hash. Good biscuits and pancakes as
well! Second location at Habersham and 61st
Colonnade Restaurant – Atlanta
Cheshire Bridge Road Northeast - 404 874-5642
Country's BBQ - Columbus
12th Avenue – 706 327-7702
by Jim Morpeth and housed in a retro bus depot. BBQ pork,
salads, veggies and desserts.
Trap - St Simons Island
1209 Ocean Blvd - 912 638-3552
for their oysters, shrimp, grouper, hush puppies, and
terrific battered french fries.
D's BBQ – Atlanta
Memorial Drive - 404 222-0206
Daphne Lodge – Cordele
US Hwy 280 West - 229-273-2596
In operation since 1952, recognized
as one of the top catfish restaurants in the country.
Desposito's Seafood Restaurant - Savannah
Macceo Drive - 912 897-9963
style seafood restaurant opened it’s doors in 1982. Owned
and operated by the Boone family. Diners here eat off
newspaper lined tables. The menu is basic: Boiled Shrimp,
Boiled Crabs in season, Snow Crab legs, Low Country Basket
(Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, Sausage, and Potato Salad),
Deviled Crab, Steamed Oysters, Chili, Corn on the Cob, Cole
Slaw, and Potato Salad. British actor Timothy Dalton once
called Desposito’s “the best restaurant I ever ate at.”
Founder Walton Boone has said “We treat everyone alike,
wealthy or not, like home folks. This is just a little ole
country hick place where everyone can let their hair down.”
Pecan Pie is offered for dessert, and Yoo Hoo chocolate
drink is a featured beverage. They have a terrific Spicy
Shrimp Salad served with Saltine Crackers and Cole Slaw;
portions of this delicacy are rather small, but quite
tasty!!! Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.
Dillard House - Dillard
768 Franklin Street (Hwy 441) - 800 541-0671 and
mountain visitors have been finding their way to the Dillard
House for more than 80 years. Dillard House offers hearty,
all-you-can-eat meals with some of the best home cooking to
be found anywhere. First opened as a boarding house called
“Oaklawn” back in 1916. Actor Burt Reynolds ate here during
the filming of Deliverance. Other famous guests of the past
include Harvey Firestone, Walt Disney, Jimmy Carter, and
Thomas Edison. Be sure to check out the Dillard House
Cookbook, which is listed in our Recommended Reading
Dillard House Grandma’s Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce
teaspoons baking soda
together the molasses, butter, and sugar. Sift all dry
ingredients together and mix into creamed mixture
alternately with milk. Beat well. Bake in a greased and
floured 9”x13” baking pan in pre-heated 300 degree oven for
Lemon Sauce Icing
tablespoons grated lemon rind
tablespoons lemon juice
cornstarch, salt and sugar. Stir in water slowly. Cook
about 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Add other
ingredients. Stir until well blended. Spread on
gingerbread. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Dinglewood Pharmacy - Columbus
1939 Wynnton Rd – 706 322-0616
business for over 75 years as soda fountain and pharmacy,
Dinglewood Pharmacy is wned by acting pharmacist Terry
Hurley. Scrambled Dogs are a curious specialty here and
cnsists of an open face hot dog bun in a paper tray, covered
with two hot dogs cut into bite size pieces, a secret recipe
chili, mustard, ketchup, onions, oyster crackers, pickles
and, if desired, cheese. Grab a bag of chips and wash it
all down with a Cherry Coke. The Dinglewood served to
Prince Charles in the Georgia Governor’s mansion during a
visit in 1976. Their chili was served in the White House
during the Jimmy Carter administration. Lunch counter opens
Monday – Friday from 10:45am to 5:45pm and Saturday from
10am –3pm. Closed Sunday.
Fine Foods - Atlanta
2125 North Decatur Road - 404 634-6294
to Saturday they’re open from 5:30am to 8:30pm. Breakfast
is served until 11:30am on weekdays. On Saturday you can
order from the breakfast menu until 1:30; lunch and dinner
available too. Closed Sunday.
Matt's Rib Shack - Atlanta
1811 Piedmont Road - 404 607-1622
to Thursday they open from 11:30am to 11:30pm, Friday
11:30am to 12:30am and Sunday 12:30pm to 11:30pm.
Houston Avenue - 478-788-1900
operation for over 60 years now, Fincher's serves up tasty
ribs, pork chops, and other superbly smoked pigmeat
curbside. Recognized by Turner South's Blue Ribbon
program as one of the best Q joints in Dixie.
Net - Lake Park
Sportsman's Cove Rd - 229 559-5410
Thursday and Friday from 5pm to 9:30pm; Saturday from
4:30pm-9:30pm. After hours you can call 229-300-6010 to
make a reservation.
Air BBQ - Jackson
Highway 42 - 770 775-3182
second location in Macon at 3076 Riverside Drive
Georgia Pig - Brunswick
17 - 912 264-6664
Nestled in an area deliberately left primitive to match its
rustic theme, this highway BBQ joint is a favorite of Food
Critic Craig Claiborne. A printed brochure available at the
restaurant touts the nutritional value of pork BBQ. The pigs
here are cooked over oak and hickory in a brick oven. One
caution: the water and iced tea can have a rather strong
sulfur taste … due to the curious flavor of the local water.
This is certainly an acquired taste!
& Ron's Chicken & Waffles - Atlanta
Peachtree Street - 404 874-9393
in 1997 by soul singer Gladys Knight and gospel belter Ron
Winans. Try the Sweet Potato Cheesecake for dessert! Second
location in Lithonia at 7301 Stonecrest Concourse
Plate Restaurant - Valdosta
Patterson St - 229 244-8102
on Green Street - Roswell
Green Street - 770 992-5383
Meatloaf with onions, local trout, rich broccoli casserole,
and scrumptious pies. Be prepared for long waits on some
weekends, but well worth the time invested. Voted Atlanta's
"Best Meat and Three" Eatery by Creative Loafing newspaper.
H & H
Soul Food – Macon
Forsyth Street - 478 742-9810
Featured in the July 2000 issue of the Oxford American, his
soul food joint was once a favorite hangout of the Allman
Brothers Band. Selections here include collard greens,
baked ham, cornbread, meat loaf, creamed corn, and pecan
pie. Closed Sunday.
Harold's BBQ - Atlanta
McDonough Blvd SE - 404 627-9268
Located a hop, skip, and a jump from the state pen, but
don't let the neighborhood or bars on the window scare you
off. Harold Hembree serves up some killer BBQ here: sliced
pork BBQ is offered up on white toast. Religious stickers
adorn the walls. Lunch and dinner Monday – Wednesday
11am-4pm, and Thursday – Saturday 11am-8pm; closed Sunday.
Heavy's BBQ –
Parta Road Southeast - 706 456-2445
"Heavy" Grant (who recently died) and his family have a very
unique establishment just off I-20. It is best described as
part museum, part bbq joint. Good pork sandwich with a tasty
vinegar based sauce (somewhat unusual in this part of the
country). The homemade Brunswick Stew is also worth a slurp.
The kids will enjoy looking the mounted game and vast
collection of ball caps on the interior walls. Outside
you'll find a vintage yellow Coca Cola wagon and an odd,
Rube Goldberg-like contraption that must be seen to be
believed. The machine (pictured in one of our accompanying
photos) will surely kick your butt if Heavy's Q doesn't do
the job first! Heavy’s was recently used as the backdrop for
the bar scene in the movie Get Low starring Robert Duvall
and Sissy Spacek.
Hickory Pig – Gainesville
3605 Thompson Bridge
Road – 770 503-5235
Washington Hwy - 706 359-3815
home cooking since 1945.
Thomas BBQ - Watkinsville
Highway 15 - 706 769-6550) Folks had been buying juicy
Georgia peaches here since 1954. But that ended when the
trees died. They’ve been selling BBQ since 1984 and still
do. They also make a tasty slaw and stew. Open Tuesday –
Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm.
Gloucester Street - 912 554-2114
offerings at Jay's come with the fresh catch of your choice,
red potatoes and corn on the cob.
Harris Restaurant - Savannah
1651 East Victory Drive - 912 354-7810
Serving Savannah since 1924, Johnny Harris is best known for
BBQ. Menu features BBQ Pork and Ribs swimming in their
famous, award winning sauce and a wide variety of Steaks,
Chicken, Seafood dishes and Soups, including Brunswick
Stew. AAA and Mobil approved. They have earned our seal of
approval as well!
Grill - Valdosta
Patterson - 229 242-5897
Monday – Friday from 8am to 3pm. Go early; they stop
serving at 2:30.
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Congress Street - 912 233-2600
Deen’s restaurant. A favorite of John Berendt, author of
the fine book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".
Website includes a virtual tour of the restaurant.
Lankford Manor - Tifton
Love Avenue - 229 382-9172
Leopold's Ice Cream – Savannah
East Broughton Street - in the Historic District - 912
Kim's Cove - Columbus
4th Street - 706 323-3315
bar and grill serving good fried steak or chicken sandwiches
along with good french fries. Pool tables and dart boards
Seafood & Steak – Savannah
6817 Basin Road - 912 925-3616
tradition since 1949, Love’s is located on the scenic
Ogeechee River just 15 minutes from historic Downtown
Savannah. Simply fine coastal dining in a rustic atmosphere.
One of the filming location for the hit movie “Forrest
Gump,” Love’s can accommodate over 250 diners at a time.
The menu may feature Crab Stew, Seafood Gumbo, Alligator
Fingers, Georgia’s White Shrimp, and much more although
their specialty is the Fried Catfish - pulled from the
Ogeechee River. Desserts may include Key Lime Pie and
Bourbon Pecan Pie. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
and Sunday from 12pm-9pm.
Gooch's Restaurant - Cleveland
North Main Street - 706 865-2023
Mamie's Kitchen Biscuits
Brown Bridge Road – 770 788-1270
master biscuit maker named Elnora has been baking here for
over two decades adorning her fluffy creations with country
ham or some creamy sausage gravy.
Mac's Tea Room - Atlanta
224 Ponce de Leon Ave NE - 404 876-1800
Mac’s Tea Room is a relic from an era forty or so years ago,
when Atlanta had a dozen or more tea rooms. It is located in
what is called midtown Atlanta, just steps away from the
fabulous Fox Theatre. This tea room was founded by a lady
named Mary McKenzie. When she was bought out by Margaret
Lupo in 1962, McKenzie’s cozy eatery had about 75 seats. It
now seats over 350 people and serves around 2,000 meals each
day! Lupo passed away in 1998, but she is still worshipped
here. In fact, printed programs from her funeral are made
available to the faithful at the restaurant’s cashier
station. Mary Mac’s is famous for it’s delicious Fried
Chicken. They also feature fresh country vegetables, hot
baked breads, and old fashioned puddings for dessert. The
cornbread is served up with a cup of pot likker. Daily
specials include the likes of Chicken Pot Pie, Salmon
Patties, Beef Tips over Rice, and Fried Catfish with
Hushpuppies. Mary Mac’s even offers Buttermilk among their
list of beverages. Adding to the relaxing, old-time
atmosphere is a elderly gentleman softly playing pop
standards of yesteryear on a piano in the front of the
eatery. Another asset not to be overlooked is a gem of a
waitress by the name of Flo. Flo has been employed here for
well over 20 years and she has attracted quite a following
during that time. Her smile and bubbly personality are
infectious. If there was a Waitress Hall of Fame, she would
be a first ballot inductee in my book. Flo rules!!!
Mary Mac’s Sweet Potato
½ can evaporated milk (6
½ cup sugar
½ cup melted margarine
1 tablespoon softened
1 teaspoon lemon extract
4 large sweet potatoes
(boiled and whipped)
dash of nutmeg
dash of vanilla extract
dash of baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bast 9” x 11” baking pan with
softened margarine. Mix milk, sugar, melted margarine,
sweet potatoes, nutmeg, extracts, and baking powder. Fold
eggs into the mixture last. Beat to whipped consistency.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Masada Café at the United House of
Prayer for All People – Savannah
West Bay Street – 912 236-9499
every day but Monday from 11am-5pm.
Matthews Cafeteria - Tucker
2299 Main Street – 770 939-2357
Minnie's Uptown Restaurant - Columbus
8th Street - 706 322-2766
Outstanding fried chicken, mashed potatoes and squash
casserole. A dish called "Country Captain" is served on
Tuesday which is chicken, tomato, curry, raisin mix served
over rice. Some say spice traders brought the recipe here
via the Port of Savannah. General George Patton ate here
from time to time and loved this unique Georgia specialty.
Jane's Restaurant – Warrenton
Main Street - 706 465-3882
Mrs. Bea’s Soul Food Kitchen – Albany
E. Broad – 229 420-6996
at 11am for lunch Monday through Friday.
Wilke's Boarding House - Savannah
(107 W Jones - 912 232-5997)
world famous eatery would certainly make my Top 10 list of
outstanding down home restaurants. The meals are served up
family style and no one goes away hungry. Everything is top
notch – from the sweet tea to the satisfying desserts. Mrs.
Wilke’s is highly recommended; do not miss it!
Mudcat Charlie's –
Ricefield Way - 912 261-0055
Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Opens at 11am and
closes at 9pm Sun-Thursday. Stays open ‘til 10pm Friday and
Barbecue – Thomson
Augusta Road - 706 595-2594
rice is good!
Weiners - Macon
Cotton Avenue - 478 743-1368
are 9 other locations around town. Check out their website
for addresses but the Cotton Avenue store is really the
place to go, an original. Food critic John T. Edge calls
this "Georgia's best dog house."
Cafe - Atlanta
West Pacesferry Road NW - 404 233-2888
Located in the Buckhead section of
Gray Hwy. - 912 986-3225
location in Milledgeville.
Old House Restaurant - Statham
2025 Atlanta Hwy - 770 725-5548
Open for breakfast and lunch, Monday – Saturday from
6am-2pm. Saturday you can order breakfast all day or order
from the lunch menu. Lunch at the Old House features an all
you can eat buffet with three meats, a dozen or so veggies
and tempting. Homemade desserts.
South BBQ House - Valdosta
Hill Ave. - 229 247-6700
Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm.
Way Cafe - Decatur
College Ave - 404-292-9356
Daily meat specials served up with veggies like Grandma used
to make include large wedges of cornbread with each entree.
Vegetarian entrees are available Tuesday and Thursday. In
addition, the vegetables are not cooked in meat so you can
order a vegetable platter on the other days. Hours are
Monday through Friday from 11am – 8pm.
Paschal's Restaurant – Atlanta
Northside Dr. - 404 525-2023
Upscale southern cuisine in the heart of the Castleberry
E – 706 743-3376
on Saturdays and the 4th of July, this is an old store
serving BBQ, stew, baked beans, cole slaw, pickle, iced tea
and light bread. Eat in or take out … but come early;
supplies are limited. Check this place out!!!
Pig – Cherrylog
Cherrylog Street - 706 632-2403
Poole's Real Pit BBQ - East Ellijay
Craig Street - 706 635-4100
Thursday through Sunday at 11am.
Mill Pond Cafe - Ray City
841 Ramblinwood Rd - 229 455-4075
Thursday through Saturday for dinner.
Riverbend - Thomaston
Riverbend Rd - 706 647-9738
Robert’s Restaurant - Lithonia
Evans Mill Road - 770 484-3355
Tuesday through Saturday 11am-8pm.
Hill Seafood Co. - Columbus
Hamilton Rd - 706 322-4410
owned for over 20 years, it’s the most popular fish house in
Columbus. Folks just love their hushpuppies, too. Oysters
on the Half Shell year round. Open Wednesday through
Salvador's Delicatessen- Brunswick
Gloucester Street - 912 264-1543
Sconyers’ BBQ - Augusta
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2250 Sconyers Way - 706 790-5411
huge BBQ palace has 6 dining rooms and seats over 400
people. Owner Larry Sconyers has a license plate that reads
"NO. 1 PIG". Sconyers still mixes the sauce himself. Hams
are cooked over wood coals for a minimum of 12 hours using
his own patented cooking process. They serve a good chopped
pork sandwich. They’ve even catered a banquet on the White
House lawn. Lunch and dinner Tuesday - Saturday; closed
Sunday and Monday; new hours of operation are Thursday
through Saturday from 10 am 'til 10 pm.
Skillet, The - Atlanta
200 14th Street - 404 874-1388
Specialties include homemade biscuits with rich white gravy.
House - Dahlonega
Chestatee - 800 852-9577 or 706 867-7000
are served family style in a Blue Ridge Mountain boarding
house tradition that started more than 70 years ago. Many
recipes date back nearly 100 years. The house still stands
on top of a vein of famous Dahlonega gold. The Smith House
often serves 2,000 meals a day on busy weekends. Fred and
Shirley Welch are 3rd generation owners and have been at it
since 1970. Tables are heavily laden with Fried Chicken,
Beef Stew, Corn, Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Ham, Dumplings,
Angel Biscuits, Okra, Candied Yams and more. Dessert may
feature Fruit Cobbler or Strawberry Shortcake. Some of the
more renowned menu items are the famous Smith House Rolls,
the fantastic Squash Casserole, Country Fried Steak and the
Banana Fritters. No one goes away hungry.
Smith family (the original owners) turned their home into an
Inn in 1922 and the price of a room and meals was just $1.50
a day!. Mrs. Smith handled all the cooking for the then
22-seat dining room. The dining room has since been enlarged
considerably. The Inn is still in operation and makes for
an ideal weekend getaway. Rates vary depending on the time
of year. While you’re there be sure to make a stop at the
Smith House's Country Store. You can take home a cookbook
or some delicious jams and jellies. This place is highly
Smith House Pecan Pie
tablespoons butter, melted
dark corn syrup
small mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, salt, butter, syrup an
cream. Stir in vanilla, brandy and pecans. Pour into
pastry-lined pie pan. Bake 40-50 minutes at 375 degrees or
until filling is set and pastry is golden brown. Cool and
serve. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Southern Soul BBQ – St. Simons Island
Demere Rd – 912 638-SOUL
Speed's Kitchen - Shellman Bluff
Speeds Kitchen Road – 912-832-4763
Thursday through Saturday from 5pm-9:30pm and Sunday from
noon to 8pm. Local shrimp and oyster stew.
Sprayberry's BBQ - Newnan
Jackson Street - 770 253-4421
location at I-85, exit 47.
Swallow At The Hollow – Roswell
Green Street - 678 352-1975
items here are made from scratch ... including bread and
pickles. Pork, ribs, turkey (all smoked) are the
specialties. . Live country or bluegrass music is often
performed here. Open Wednesday – Sunday at 11am
Auburn Bread Company – Atlanta
Auburn Avenue NE - 404 221-1157
Prince Avenue - 706 543-6592
is not your traditional meat and three establishment. In
fact, you won't find much meat at all because it is
primarily an eclectic vegetarian hangout in the shadows of
the UGA campus. You will, however, find some creative
twists on Southern favorites ... sample the sweet potato
fries or the flavorful collard greens seasoned with soy and
hot sauces. The result is some tasty down-home veggies with
none of the guilt. The Grit Cookbook can be
purchased at the restaurant. That's the nitty gritty.
Thelma’s Kitchen and Rib Shack– Atlanta
Auburn Avenue – 404-688-5855
8am to 6pm every day.
West Vine Street - 912 764-2444
Varsity Drive-In - Atlanta
61 North Avenue at I-75 - 404 881-1706
locations to choose from but try the original first. It’s a
fun and yummy dining experience.
Wall’s BBQ- Savannah
York Lane – 912 232-9754
the Deviled Crab. Open Thursday through Saturday from 11am
West Ponce de Leon Avenue - 404 378-4900
fancy joint; try stopping by on Tuesday night for the fried
chicken, which are said to be quite popular. Co-owned by one
of the Indigo Girls.
Willie's Wee-Nee Wagon - Brunswick
Altama Avenue - 912 264-1146
hot dogs, burgers, fish, sausage, chili, boneless chops and
southern iced tea. They’ve been in business well over 20
years. Some folks have called Willie’s the world’s best hot
dog stand. No argument here! Featured weenies have names
like the Willie Dog, BBQ Dog, Slaw Dog, Bull Dog, and
Brunswick Dog. Open Monday – Thursday from 10 to 10, Friday
and Saturday from 10 am to Midnight. Closed Sunday. Be sure
to ask for a paper cooks hat, printed on the side is Willie
Chamber’s famous slogan: “We Relish Your Bun.”
D's - Athens
1016 E Broad St - 706 353-7797
"Automatic for the People" is the slogan of Dexter Weaver.
Favorite sons, REM, borrowed the slogan for one of their
best-selling albums. Weaver D’s rambling mission statement
here is "to provide delicious fine foods at an optimally
set price that is pleasing to both the customer and us.
Customer service is of utmost importance, as we strive to
remain "Automatic for the People", meaning that for the
customers, we will always be ready, quick, and efficient."
Open from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday – Saturday and closed
Sunday. Breakfast menu consists of the basic eggs, sausage,
country ham, grits etc. Lunch and dinner features your
choice of fried fish, chicken, BBQ pork, pork chops,
meatloaf or steak and gravy coupled with wonderful vegetable
sides. The sweet potato and squash casseroles are out of
this world; don't miss the homemade macaroni and cheese and
perfectly seasoned green beans. The buttermilk cornbread is
heavenly and the sweet tea is just right. If you have room
left over finish your meal with cake, lemon pie, or apple
cobbler. Weaver D souvenirs (t-shirts, caps, etc) may be
purchased on your way out. Soul food doesn't get more
soulful than this. Highly recommended. Look out for Dexter’s
book: “Automatic Y’all!”
Williamson Bros. BBQ – Marietta
Roswell Road - 770 971-3201
Raes – Marietta
North Park Square Northeast - 770 792-9995
Wilson's Soul Food - Athens
Hull St - 706 353-7289
chicken, BBQ ribs and chicken, pork chops, etc. Side dishes
may include collards, mac and cheese, or black-eyed peas and
their awesome dessert selection may include peach cobbler,
coconut, pecan, sweet potato, apple and cherry pies. Wash it
all down with sweet tea or tart homemade lemonade. Opens
weekdays from 11am to 4pm except only til 3pm on Wednesday.
Call for summer hours.
Dean's Hickory Smoked BBQ - Danielsville
5742 Highway 29 North - 706 795-2701
for lunch Tuesday – Sunday and dinner Tuesday – Saturday.
They serve a lean pork BBQ with a peppery, vinegar-based
sauce. Highly rated by locals.
Drive-In - Atlanta
377 Moreland Avenue Northeast - 404 523-1973
2469 Piedmont Rd – 404 237 8689
Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday and
Saturday ‘til 11pm.