Even though Atlanta has a crazy amount of great restaurants, especially some that you can take your date to, there are great places around Georgia to go check out. Around the state in other major cities, there are some great restaurants to go have a meal. We also have a couple hidden gems for you to go check out as well!
Inspired by cafes and bars in Europe, this Mediterranean restaurant is one of the best places to grab a bite to eat. Not only does it have great food, but the bar is great as well.232 W Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601
If you’re looking Creole or Cajun food in Athens, this is the best spot for it. Located right across the street from UGA’s North Campus, is the most popular spot for lunch and dinner. Just about every day there are specials and Happy Hour.279 E Broad St. Athens, GA 30601
One of the best restaurants in Augusta. Hard to refuse anything on their menu to try out! Also, if you’re a craft beer type of person, this place has some of your favorites.211 10th St. Augusta, GA 30901
This restaurant offers New American cuisine with a southern flare. One of the unique things about this restaurant is that not only does it serve their customers, but the community as well. A portion of the money they earn goes to education programs, job training and placement services for those in need.3165 Washington Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 854-4700
The Black Cow
Southern Cuisine at its finest and one of the best places in Columbus. From Ribeye to Shrip and Grits, this busy establishment is a must visit while in Columbus.115 12th St. Columbus, GA 31901
Home of some of the best food, fun and entertainment in Columbus for over 20 years. The Loft is not only a great place to dine, but also a great part of the nightlife.1032 Broadway Columbus, GA 31901
Small venue on Cherry St. where a lot of the nightlife goes on in Macon. This is one of the best local restaurants in Macon. The Big O Burger with Battered Fries is one of the popular dishes on the menu.543 Cherry St. Macon, GA 31201
Tic Toc Room
A great place to take a date, drinks after work or to take clients. Laid back environment, great food and an extensive selection of alcohol is great to be had here.408 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Macon, GA 31201 (478) 744-0123
Best sushi you can find in Rome, by far. This Japanese restaurant is a favorite among the locals and it pretty affordable as well!727 Turner McCall Blvd NE Rome, GA 30165
Authentic and fresh Middle Eastern food! When in Rome, definitely make a stop to check out this place!223 Turner McCall Blvd
Rome, GA 30165 (706) 291-8899
A historic restaurant in Savannah and is one of the longest running establishment in Savannah. Ran by Sema Wilkes since 1942 until her death in 2002 and is still run by her family today. Offering southern food and is noted by southern traditions. There are no menus and there are no menus. Dishes are brought out to the table and passed around.107 W Jones St. Savannah, GA 31401
One of the best restaurants in Savannah. Make sure to make reservations because it is pretty busy. There is also a basement bar/cellar which is great to have drinks at and listen to live music.23 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31401
Not very well-known, but this is the best spot in Statesboro that is not known for restaurants. Locals, students, and visitors passing by need to check out this place!455 Commerce Dr. Statesboro, GA 30461
One of the few fine dining experiences in Bulloch County. With the menu selection and the bar, this place will have you coming back for more!30 W Main St. Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7119
Some of the best Southern food you can find in Valdosta. Even includes a rooftop patio that you can go and enjoy as well!132 N Patterson St. Valdosta, GA 31601
Passage 2 India
Not only is it one of the favorite spots in Valdosta, but it’s one of the only Indian spots in Valdosta and it also includes a buffet! Friendly staff and spice levels that can suit just about anyone!2910 N Ashley St
Valdosta, GA 31602 (229) 219-7276
These are not restaurants that you can go have a seat and dine in, but these are some hidden gems in Perry and locations in South Georgia that are popular and very delicious. Stop at these places and make sure to grab something to take home and enjoy!
If you’re ever in Perry, this is the place to go. May look like a hole-in-the-wall place, but don’t let the appearance fool you. The chicken here is amazing and the thing that makes it even more amazing is that the food is prepared when ordered. So be sure to call in and then go pick it up. Chicken, fish, and livers are just a few that are on the menu.
1210 Macon Rd, Perry, GA 31069
Carter’s Fried Chicken
Head down to South Georgia and this is one of the most popular places down that way. There are different locations in Cordele, Leesburg and other location. Definitely stop by and check out their menu and grab a bite!