Restaurants in Georgia

Georgia is a state of tremendous culinary contrast, from the most gracious Old-South tea rooms and dress-up Sunday suppers to raffish barbecue parlors and cheap-eats diners with waitresses who call you Hon’. Atlanta, Savannah, and Augusta boast stylish eateries where chefs’ personalities rule, as well as all manner of ethnic fare from around the world and inventive counter-culture cookery. The state’s most distinctive ways of eating are Lowcountry feasts and oyster roasts, meat-and-three meals in small-town cafes, and old-style boarding house suppers. Must-eat dishes include fried chicken, chopped and vividly sauced barbecued pork (accompanied by either Brunswick stew or hash on rice), hand-pattied biscuits, Dixie dogs, caramel cake, and anything made from peaches.

Georgia’s Most Famous Dishes

Fried Chicken

Macaroni & cheese, spangled with herbs, comes in a small cast-iron pot

Macaroni and Cheese

Styrofoam bowl holds dark purpble blackberries and chunks of pastry crust.

Cobbler

Mountainous sandwich holds pastrami, egg, French fries, cole slaw, and a tomato

Sandwiches

Georgia’s Best Restaurants

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room - Table For Ten
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

SAVANNAH, GA

Smith House - Fried Chicken
Smith House

DAHLONEGA, GA

Kelly’s BBQ - Chopped Pork
Kelly’s BBQ

COVINGTON, GA

Mary Mac’s Tea Room - Pot Likker
Mary Mac’s Tea Room

ATLANTA, GA

The Varsity - Full Plate
The Varsity

ATLANTA, GA

Stalvey’s Restaurant - Filet Mignon
Stalvey’s Restaurant

COVINGTON, GA

Yoder’s Deitsch Haus - Meatloaf
Yoder’s Deitsch Haus

MONTEZUMA, GA

Lane Southern Orchards - Peach Ice Cream
Lane Southern Orchards

FORT VALLEY, GA

Jomax Bar-B-Q

METTER, GA

Dillard House

DILLARD, GA

Silver Skillet

ATLANTA, GA

Edna’s

CHATSWORTH, GA

Old South Bar-B-Q

SMYRNA, GA

Nu-Way

MACON, GA

Skipper’s Fish Camp

DARIEN, GA

Perry Foster’s BBQ

GROVETOWN, GA

Walton Way Deli

AUGUSTA, GA

Seafood Shack

WAYNESBORO, GA

Big Chick

WASHINGTON, GA

Sunrise Grill

AUGUSTA, GA

Sconyer’s

AUGUSTA, GA

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