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.
Full of character, comfortable and one of the most welcoming atmospheres around, the Rookery has become a reliable destination for delicious food, generous portions and excellent service. Voted Best Burger in town and featured in Garden and Gun’s “Guide to the South’s best Burgers 2014,” the Rookery’s dining area, outside patio, and renowned bar are always bustling.
Featuring traditional burgers, sandwiches, and sides, the Rookery plays up its Southern roots with dishes like its Fried Green Tomato BLT, and Outkast Stankonia chicken sandwich. Mix things up a bit and ask about the burger of the month - other noteworthy features are the onion rings, hand-cut fries, and extensive craft beer list. The handspun milkshakes are outstanding and highly worthy of attention, whether part of the meal or as a standalone treat!