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Brasserie Circa

4420 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210

Inspired by classic French and European fare, Circa offers an upscale neighborhood setting perfect for an intimate lunch or dinner with friends. Lunch favorites include entrée salads, signature sandwiches, pastas, and seafood. A menu outlier is Circa’s interesting variety of sushi prepared in generous portions - Angry Shrimp and Red Dragon Rolls plus Tuna Tartare are popular local favorites.

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The Brick

1305 Hardeman Avenue, #100 Macon, GA 31201

Located in the historic College Hill district in Macon, The Brick keeps things simple with great food and friendly hometown hospitality. The family-friendly restaurant offers pizzas, wings, calzones, pastas, and sandwiches with the goal to keep its customers bellies full and their hearts happy one dish at a time. Their Ultimate Stuffed Sticks, cheesy breadsticks filled with your favorite fresh ingredients, are a local favorite for all ages!

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Christian’s Fine Cuisine

1693 Bass Road Macon, GA 31201

Christian Losito’s youth set him up for his career – it was inevitable that Christian would create a life around preparing food considering his childhood was spent in Nice, France at his family’s restaurant. Christian’s Fine Cuisine, located on Bass Road, is a direct reflection of the chef’s long-time passion and his family’s tradition of crafting superior dishes.

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Dovetail Crafted Cuisine

543 Cherry Street Macon, GA 31201

Located in the center of a downtown district enjoying a rebirth, Dovetail serves uniquely crafted, southern cuisine. Dishes such as its Shrimp + Grits featuring manchego and chorizo that have firmly established it as one of Macon’s most critically-acclaimed restaurants since its founding in 2012.

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downtown grill

562 Mulberry Street Lane Macon, GA 31201

At downtown grill, in the heart of historic downtown Macon, charm and flavor are always on the menu. Since 1930, the nineteenth century brick building on Mulberry Street Lane has housed various restaurants, all leading up to the 1997 birth of the downtown grill. The exposed brick and deep leather accents resemble the interior of an English steakhouse, and indeed, specialties include prime cut Black Angus steaks, Veal Parmesan, and a house-favorite, Bouillabaisse.

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El Sombrero Mexican Grill and Bar

4646 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210

Working in his father’s restaurant outside of Atlanta, and later in Macon, Ernesto Aguirre learned the ropes at an early age. He moved to Macon in 2001 and by 2006, he opened El Sombrero, serving delicious family recipes made from scratch, daily. Adding more variety, Ernesto expanded his culinary skills to include specialty dishes that incorporate his wife, Paula’s, Cuban heritage.

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Fall Line Brewing Co.

567 Plum Street Macon, GA 31201

The couple behind Just Tap’d and Ocmulgee Brewpub are venturing forward into another beer-based journey - Fall Line Brewing Co. Kaitlynn Kressin is born and raised in Macon and husband, Nate, graduated from Middle Georgia State University. Kaitlynn, a Mercer graduate, explains the simple motivation behind their new business, “We love beer and we love Macon,” she said, “We want to see Macon continue to grow.”

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Famous Mike’s of Macon

524 Poplar Street Macon, GA 31201

If you are looking for true passion in Macon, Georgia, take a stroll down Poplar Street and step into Famous Mike’s for a visit and a bite of delicious home cooking! Mike Seekins has cultivated a reputation for great food and great service. Originally located on the outskirts of Macon, Mike excitedly moved his operation into a newly renovated space in downtown in 2018.

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Fincher’s Barbecue and Catering

5627 Houston Rd Macon, GA 31216 + 3 Other Locations

Serving up award-winning barbecue sandwiches and platters is what the Finchers do. Since 1935, Fincher’s Bar-B-Q has served mouth-watering barbecue dishes and other home-cooked foods to countless satisfied customers. First opened in 1935 by Douglas “Dude” Fincher, the restaurant fast became known for its delicious southern barbecue, hams, shoulders, and turkeys.

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FOJ, An Eatery

4123 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31201

Husband and wife team, Carl and Natasha Phillips, set out to realize their dream in November of 2007, when they opened a small juice and smoothie bar attached to a local fitness facility. By 2014, they had outgrown their inaugural space and moved FOJ, An Eatery to their current location on Forsyth Road. Macon natives, the couple’s desire to nurture and grow the business comes naturally to them

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The Grey Goose Player’s Club

4524 Forsyth Road Macon, GA 31210

This cozy, family-oriented tavern has been a favorite of Maconites for more than 30 years! Small brass plaques even mark the seats for a few truly dedicated regular patrons. Enjoy loaded seafood nachos, a deluxe bacon, swiss, mushroom burger, or a grilled grouper sandwich for lunch; the upscale evening menu features seafood, steaks, and pastas. Pair your meal with melt-in-your-mouth pimento cheese balls, or a house specialty prickly pear or caramel-apple martini.

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H & H Restaurant

807 Forsyth Street Macon, GA 31201

A piece of history. Founded in 1959 by Inez Hill and Louise Hudson, H&H Restaurant is a Macon institution – woven into the fabric of Macon’s history. H&H has kept Macon’s most diverse clientele well-fed with delicious, stick-to-yaribs soul food and is most famous for its founders’ unique friendship with the Allman Brothers Band.

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Ingleside Village Pizza

2395 Ingleside Avenue Macon, GA 31204

Located in the heart of the city, some people will tell you they are the heart of the city. Voted as best pizza in Macon too many times to list, IVP has been slinging dough since 1992. As delightful as the food, the eclectic art and artifacts adorning the walls and ceiling make IVP the unique local gem that it is!

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Just Tap’d

488 1st Street Macon, GA 31201

Just Tap’d is a casual pint café and upscale craft beer superstore located in the heart of downtown Macon. As a neighborhood gathering place to meet new friends or spend time with family, Just Tap’d has ample seating, both inside and out. Don’t forget to check out the spacious, yet cozy basement! Beverages abound with 64 taps of craft beer, over 40 taps of wine, ciders, gourmet sodas and many non-alcoholic selections.

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Kudzu Seafood

512 Poplar Street Macon, GA 31201

Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, Lee Clack developed a love for preparing and eating Gulf Coast seafood. Inspired to bring the Gulf Coast experience to Middle Georgia, Lee and his wife, Macon-native, Kelley Wrigley, took the leap into the restaurant scene in downtown Macon in 2015. Chef Michael Falduti joined Kudzu Seafood Company in 2019 lending his worldwide experience from Maxim’s in Paris, Emeril’s in New Orleans, and most recently the Ocean Front Country Club in Sea Island, Georgia.

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La Bella Morelia

524 Mulberry Street Macon, GA 31201

An authentic Mexican taqueria serving tacos, tortas, sopes, burritos and more, La Bella Morelia has a history as a sought-out Macon destination. The restaurant’s original roots were planted at Smiley’s Flea Market before moving to a small location in downtown. As demand for their authentic Mexican food continued to grow, the chef and family’s matriarch, Angelica Marín, and her children moved to La Bella’s current home on Mulberry Street in January 2019.

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Miramar Raw Bar and Tapas

4420 Forsyth Road #150 Macon, GA 31210

Miramar – Spanish for “of the sea” - joins Macon’s dining scene in 2020 as a brand new raw bar and tapas concept in the Vineville Crossing shopping center on Forsyth Road. Created by managing partners Chris Barton and Chelsea Leverett, the menu is centered around three aspects—oysters, tapas, and charcuterie—and features specialty items such as Southern Style Oysters topped with homemade pimiento cheese and pork belly and a classic favorite, Oysters Rockefeller.

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201 North Macon Street Macon, GA 31210

Since 1984, Natalia’s has been serving an extraordinary fine- dining experience to the Macon community, and beyond. From the service to the menu itself, Natalia’s delivers an intuitive, robust and unforgettable experience that meets the needs and the desires of its clientele. Put simply, an evening at Natalia’s is a special experience.

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Ocmulgee Brewpub

484 2nd Street Macon, GA 31217

Ocmulgee Brewpub embodies a return to an era of community where food was sourced naturally, Macon citizens were explorers seeking new frontiers, and most importantly, where people enjoyed well-crafted fermented beverages! Ocmulgee Brewpub marries the best in craft beer with a selection of gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries, and superfood salads. Ocmulgee Brewpub placed top in both 2018 and 2019 Macon Burger Week and their winning burgers are now featured on the permanent menu.

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The Rookery

543 Cherry Street Macon, GA 31201

The Seventies were wild - during an era that saw Jimmy Carter ascend to the White House and Macon’s own Capricorn Records release hit after hit making music history, the Rookery was just being born. Today the Rookery bustles on, serving Allman Burgers and Jimmy Carter shakes to Maconites and travelers from far and wide.

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Wild Wing Cafe

5080 Riverside Drive #100 Macon, GA 31210 + 1 Other Location

The Macon Wild Wing Cafe team is a wonderful example of community – they know how to create a sense of family and familyfriendly spaces for local customers. In fact, many of the Macon staff have been a part of the team since the restaurant opened in 2008. That might be why their customers feel so at home.

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Your Pie

536 Poplar Street Macon, GA 31201 + 1 Other Location

In 2006, Your Pie founder Drew French was visiting his wife’s family in Ischia, an island outside Naples, Italy. There, he fell in love with the region’s brick ovens and the smoky, earthy flavors that came out of them. And, he learned that enjoying a homemade meal with friends and family is often the most important ingredient in any dish. Inspired, French took the humbling experience home with him. Two years later, Your Pie was born.

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Z Beans Coffee

311 Cotton Avenue Macon, GA 31201 + 2 Other Locations

Before the summer of 2016, Shane Buerster had never tried coffee. Now, it’s his life. Shane went on a Mercer On Mission trip to Zaruma, Ecuador in 2016; little did he know, this trip would help him find a personal mission of his own. He became friends with Arturo Penaretta, speaking on the phone with him daily. A few months later, Arturo approached Shane with a challenge: to improve Ecuador’s economy utilizing one of the country’s most prestigious products – coffee. A moment later, Z Beans was born.

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