We’ve all been there: not knowing what you want to eat, only knowing that you don’t feel like cooking. You don’t know what you’re in the mood for, but know you’ll know it as soon as you hear it. Or maybe you are visiting from out of town and are looking for an excellent recommendation for a local Macon establishment. Don’t worry. I’ve got your back. Check these awesome Macon, GA restaurants for a night out of the house or a lunch you won’t soon forget!
Casual fine dining is the name of the game with Macon, GA’s The Back Burner restaurant. Their relaxed atmosphere and upscale menu make it a perfect spot for celebrating graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and more! Are you looking for a weekday pick-me-up? In that case, every Thursday is Lobster night at the Back Burner, and their specialty prime rib is available Fridays and Saturdays. Their menu features a wide variety of classic appetizers like steamed black mussels, baked brie, and jumbo crab cakes. You may need help choosing an entree from a list that includes dishes like a New Zealand rack of lamb and braised beef short ribs.
Dawson’s Kitchen is the perfect spot if you’re on the hunt for fresh, fast Southern food. They start their day selling homemade baked goods, and the restaurant opens shortly afterward. From baked and fried chicken to collard greens and candied yams, this quaint and casual restaurant prioritizes using local, seasonal ingredients. Don’t have time to sit down and enjoy? Grab a la carte from this Macon, GA restaurant delis like chicken salad, chili, or gazpacho, or a casserole that will feed your whole family.
Macon, GA’s Fresh Air Barbeque is one of Georgia’s oldest pit-cooked barbeque restaurants! Since 1929, their iconic barbeque slow-cooks in an old-fashioned wood-burning pit using only hickory or oak; this gives it its signature flavor. They have a multitude of sandwiches, but if sides are more your thing, their barbeque plates are served with various extras like cole slaw, baked beans, and fresh bread. Are you serving a crowd? Don’t worry. They cater, too!
You can never go wrong with pizza. Are you craving freshly made pizza dough, gooey cheese, and an array of toppings? In that case, Macon, GA’s Ingleside Village Pizza is the restaurant where you want to be. Every morning they make their never-frozen dough. So you know you get the freshest pizza around. Their “sloppy breadsticks” are smothered in extra garlic and melted butter for the perfect Italian indulgence. And if pizza isn’t your thing, not to worry: they have plenty of subs and salads on the menu, too!
This may or may not have helped you decide what’s for dinner tonight (it’s a LOT to choose from). Still, I assure you that you won’t be disappointed if you pick one of these fantastic Macon, GA, restaurants. And if you can’t choose just one, don’t rule out the option of a Macon Music Food Tour!
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