Local, seasonal, organic: Augusta's Frog Hollow Tavern does it right. Shrimp & grits is kaleidoscopic; in-season peaches are spectacular; cocktails are clever.
Serving 4-star Dixie cafeteria fare with spiritual purpose, Augusta's Honey from the Rock is known for baked chicken, crisp corn fritters & homemade ice cream.
Oysters at their best star at Abel Brown's, where the Southern-Kitchen menu also features brilliant steak. It's not cheap, but it's Augusta's finest.
Just yards from the Augusta Riverfront, Beamie's is a casual eat-house popular among locals for Dixie seafood, plentiful beer, and super-duper adult beverages.