H&H Soul Food

Meat-and-Three | Soul Food
Memorable
One of the best
Michael Stern | April 14, 2018
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Founded by Inez Hill and Louise Hudson in 1959, H&H Restaurant gained pop-culture fame during Macon’s 1970s music explosion, when it was a favorite haunt of the Allman Brothers. In 2014, it was bought, refurbished, and reopened as H&H Soul Food.

Yes, you can get a creamy buttermilk biscuit simply topped with sausage gravy or sandwiching bacon and eggs, and the menu is replete with such classics as fried chicken, ox tails, mac ‘n’ cheese, and collard greens; but there are too many fun iterations not to venture into the kitchen’s more experimental realm. How about, for instance, a biscuit pot pie, which is all the elements of a chicken pot pie piled into a split biscuit? Or smoked chicken poutine? or PB&J French toast? I love a breakfast called The Ramblin Man, featuring thin slices of smoked brisket that are both sweet and briny. The meat is accompanied by a slice of fried green tomato, cheese, and an egg — all sandwiched in one of the lovely biscuits. The Red Dog is another wild-and-crazy creation: a biscuit freighted with fried chicken, collard greens, an egg, and both red-eye and sawmill gravy. Side-dish grits have a good grain taste, even if they are more chewy than creamy

Lunch is a meat-and-three affair, the meats including meat loaf, pork chops, catfish, and heartily seasoned fried chicken; the sides a traditional roster of greens, squash casserole, fried okra, etc.

Quality ingredients, rock-music history, a well-inked staff of waitresses, and a menu that goes beyond tradition have been a formula for great success. H&H can get very crowded and car parking around it is limited. It’s especially popular for weekend brunch, when the brick-walled dining room throbs with the ebullience of enthusiastic clientele.

What to Eat
H&H Soul Food, Ramblin Man
Ramblin Man
Must-Try
Brisket, cheese, an egg, and a fried green tomato on a biscuit, A.K.A. The Ramblin Man.
H&H Soul Food, The Red Dog
The Red Dog
Must-Try
H&H's Mountain Jam is called The Red Dog: a split biscuit heaped with fried chicken, collard greens, red-eye AND sawmill gravy, plus an egg.
H&H Soul Food, Coffee
Coffee
Coffee comes in cute speckleware mugs.
Directions and Hours
Information
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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