Restaurants in Macon, GA

Smack in the center of the state and nicknamed “The Heart of Georgia,” Macon is known in pop culture as a hub of musical creativity. Its stars have included Little Richard and Otis Redding, as well as the Allman Brothers, who used to hang out at what was then known as H&H Restaurant. In 2014, H&H was refurbished, reopened, and renamed H&H Soul Food. It offers such traditional dishes as fried chicken and ox tails as well as modern twists like biscuit pot pie, smoked chicken poutine, and the Red Dog, which is a biscuit freighted with fried chicken, collard greens, an egg, and both red-eye and sawmill gravy. Long before the original H&H, Nu Way opened in 1916 and has since become famous for an all-the-way dog, now known in much of the country as a Dixie dog. That’s a wiener (here spelled weiner) covered with chili, mustard, onions, and cole slaw. If you are craving square meals comfort food, check out the Bear’s Den Cafeteria; and if a hankering for BBQ strikes, Fincher’s (since 1935) has four locations around town. Fincher’s twangy sauce is known throughout the South

Macon’s Most Famous Dishes

Sausage, brisket, ribs, and chicken surround a ramekin of orange BBQ sauce

BBQ Platters

Fried chicken drumstick and thigh rest upon greens and corn

Fried Chicken

Golden, crisp-fried catfish filet topped with a wedge of lemon

Catfish

Pink, 3-layer strawberry cake is accompanied on its plate by a scoop of chocolate ice cream

Strawberry Cake

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