Central and North Georgia Restaurants

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  • 1. Five and Ten

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    This cozy yet sophisticated restaurant put the Athens culinary scene on the map almost two decades ago with Chef Hugh Acheson's inventive cuisine...Read More

  • 2. Harvest Moon Café

    $$ | American

    With its warm exposed brick walls and folk art decor, this local favorite specializes in Southern-inspired, from-scratch cooking. Everything...Read More

  • 3. Back Porch Oyster Bar

    $$$ | Seafood

    Decorated in a breezy Key West style, this authentic seafood restaurant is owned and run by the Creef family, Outer Banks transplants who are...Read More

  • 4. Boll Weevil Cafe and Sweetery

    $ | American

    Named for the insect that ruined the cotton industry, this quirky little café on the Riverwalk offers some of the best desserts in Augusta,...Read More

  • 5. Clayton Cafe

    $ | American

    With its retro neon sign, this charming “meat and three” café has been a fixture in downtown Clayton since 1931. In 2018, it came into new ownership...Read More

  • 6. Corkscrew Café

    $$$ | American

    This cozy restaurant housed in an old jail offers a martini and tapas bar upstairs and a large covered deck and patio for dining downstairs...Read More

  • 7. Downtown Grill

    $$$$ | American

    Tucked away in a city block of renovated warehouses, this old-school English steak house and cigar bar is a Macon institution. Old Georgian...Read More

  • 8. Fortify Kitchen and Bar

    $$$ | American

    At one of Clayton's designated "farm to table" restaurants, Chef Jamie Allred's updated Southern cuisine highlights the region's best produce...Read More

  • 9. Frog Hollow Tavern

    $$$$ | American

    Reservations are recommended at this stylish downtown restaurant born out of chef-owner Sean Wight’s desire to create a sophisticated yet comfortable...Read More

  • 10. Harvest on Main

    $$$ | American

    Focused on local and seasonal cuisine, this popular Blue Ridge restaurant even harvests its own specialty produce, eggs, and honey. Chef-owner...Read More

  • 11. Hofer's of Helen

    $ | German

    Head to Hofer's for authentic, stone-hearth, oven-baked breads and pastries, as well as specialties like Wiener schnitzel and bratwurst. On...Read More

  • 12. Last Resort Grill

    $$ | American

    A favorite of locals and tourists alike, the Last Resort is a popular spot for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. For brunch, entrées like shrimp...Read More

  • 13. Madison ChopHouse Grille

    $$ | American

    Popular with locals, this casual eatery in the heart of the downtown shopping district offers bar-and-grill classics like sandwiches, burgers...Read More

  • 14. Mully's Nacoochee Grill

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and seasonal vegetables are the focus at this casual restaurant set in a cheerful old house in Nacoochee Village...Read More

  • 15. Picnic Cafe and Dessertery

    $ | Bakery

    With its checkered tablecloths and farmhouse decor, you’ll feel as if you've stepped back in time at this adorable café and bakery on Dahlonega...Read More

  • 16. Poole's Bar-B-Q

    $ | Barbecue

    It's hard to miss this East Ellijay barbecue legend. Just look for the roadside "Pig Hill of Fame," a mass of pig-shape signs memorializing...Read More

  • 17. Spirits Tavern

    $ | American

    This lively pub just off the town square is known for its burgers and craft cocktails. The menu offers appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and a...Read More

  • 18. The Brick

    $ | Pizza

    This eatery has a comfortable, worn-at-the-elbows appeal, the perfect backdrop for munching on massive pizzas with names like the Hogzilla and...Read More

  • 19. The Grit

    $ | Vegetarian

    This vegetarian paradise has been a favorite in Athens for more than two decades, serving freshly made vegetarian food in the casual comfort...Read More

  • 20. The National

    $$$ | American

    Owned by Chefs Peter Dale and Hugh Acheson, this refined but casual eatery evokes the atmosphere of a European café with its Mediterranean-inspired...Read More

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