3 Best Restaurants in Macon, Central and North Georgia

Downtown Grill


Tucked away in a city block of renovated warehouses, this old-school English steak house and cigar bar is a Macon institution. Old Georgian brick and dark wood accents give a romantic flair to the decor. The menu features many classic favorites such as pork tenderloin, filet mignon, and a tasty mixed grill with options for fish lovers and vegetarians. The restaurant is best known for its filets. Note that the restaurant can be a bit hard to find as it’s tucked away in the alley. Be prepared to walk, as the approach alleys aren't always accessible by car.

562 Mulberry Street La., Macon, GA, 31201, USA
Known For
  • Classic steak house options like filet mignon
  • Hard-to-find location
  • Cigar bar on-site
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Closed Sun.

Taste & See Coffee Shop

Part coffee shop and part gallery, this spacious downtown Macon establishment offers locally roasted coffee and tons of comfy seating. There's also baked goods, sandwiches, and decadent desserts made in-house for a quick snack.

The Rookery

There’s a definite '70s vibe at this popular downtown eatery, where the burgers are named for Macon’s famed musicians and the only president to hail from Georgia. The Big “O,” topped with barbecue sauce and an onion ring, is named for Otis Redding; the Allman Burger is smothered with sautéed mushrooms; and the Jimmy Carter comes with peanut butter, of course. With its fun menu, large patio, and groovy dive bar interior with dark wooden booths, it’s a great place to grab a bite and try out some local craft beers. Milk shakes are a big deal, too. For something a little fancier, try sister restaurant Dovetail Crafted Cuisine upstairs.
543 Cherry St., Macon, GA, 31201, USA
Known For
  • Creative burgers and sandwiches named for Georgia celebs
  • Milkshakes made with fresh, local milk
  • Fun pub environment with outdoor dining

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