Seafood at this laid-back coastal cafe in the heart of Augusta comes with one of two distinct accents -- Caribbean or Carolinian. Rae's also is renowned for its well-marinated green salad, a simple and classic concoction that serves as a meal unto itself or as a welcome companion to just about everything else on the menu.
An Augusta-area sextet of fast-food eateries (including a drive-through option), Wife Saver is known for crunch-crusted chicken, fine fried shrimp, and a bountiful choice of southern-style vegetables.
Superior Philly cheese steaks are the signature dish at this family-run neighborhood cafe, but the menu also includes ingenious egg rolls with wild ingredients, known as soul rolls, as well as powerhouse red velvet cheesecake that leaves commonplace red velvet things in the dust.
A happy destination for Augustans in search of speedy service and fair prices, the Sunrise Grill features interesting sweet potato pancakes and country ham for breakfast and craggy griddle-sizzled hamburgers for lunch.
A grand old cafeteria in the southern tradition, S&S offers a vast array of classic comfort food from Sunday-supper baked chicken and carved-to-order roast beef to such beguiling desserts as millionaire pie, baked apple, banana pudding, and caramel cake. Everything is made from scratch by experts, prices are low, and an eager staff is on hand to make sure ice tea glasses are filled and extra napkins are delivered as needed.
A long-time Augusta favorite now located in a repurposed industrial complex, Fat Man's is the place to go for fine southern-style vegetables along with fried chicken or pot roast. The high-rise Bacon Cheesy Fat Burger is a must-eat.
Local, seasonal, fresh, organic: Frog Hollow Tavern hits all the right notes of a virtuous and fashionable urban tavern. What's more, the food is delicious, from pickled greens strawberry salad to kaleidoscopic shrimp and grits to strawberry shortcake heaped with freshly whipped cream.