Southern Food Near I-75 and I-475 in Central Georgia


NEAR I-75 - NORTH OF MACON

 EXIT  NAME  DISTANCE
 FROM I-75
 COMMENTS
205 East Fresh Air Barbeque
  Jackson, 1164 Highway 42 S

  11.1 miles

- original location
201 West Buckner's Family Restaurant
  Jackson, 1168 Bucksnort Road
  1.1 miles - known for their fried chicken
198 East Falls View Restaurant
  Jackson, 42 Towaliga River Dr.
  1.5 miles - catfish
187 West The Prime Palate
  Forsyth, 22 West Main Street
  0.8 miles - buffet with country cooking
- Closed on Monday
 186 East Whistle Stop Cafe
  Juliette , 443 McCrackin St.
  9 miles - movie Fried Green Tomatoes filmed here
 175 East Miss Hattie's Kitchen
  Bolingbroke, 7248 N. Alexander Ct.
  2.0 mile - this exit for northbound traffic only
- closed Monday and Tuesday



NEAR I-75 IN MACON

 EXIT  NAME  DISTANCE
 FROM I-75
 COMMENTS
169 West Fresh Air Bar-B-Que
  3076 Riverside Dr.
 1.1 miles - southbound traffic
167 West Fresh Air Bar-B-Que
  3076 Riverside Dr.
 1.6 miles - northbound traffic
167 West S & S Cafeteria
  2626 Riverside Dr.
 0.2 miles - open 7 days a week
- good fried chicken
164 East Bear's Den
  1191 Oglethorpe St
 0.8 miles - good fried and other comfort food
164 East Nu-Way Weiners
  430 Cotton Avenue
 1.3 miles - original location
- closed on Sunday
164 West Dawson's Kitchen
  3360 Brookdale Ave.
  2.2 miles - home-style cooking
160 East Fincher's Barbecue
  3947 Houston Ave.
  0.9 miles (S)
 1.4 miles  (N)
- original location



NEAR I-475 - BYPASS OF DOWNTOWN MACON

 EXIT  NAME  DISTANCE
 FROM I-75
 COMMENTS
15 East Twila Faye's
  Bolingbroke, 6025 US Highway 41 S

  1.0 mile

- lunch on Monday to Saturday
- tea room with daily Southern lunch specials
15 East Miss Hattie's Kitchen
  Bolingbroke, 7248 N. Alexander Ct.
 0.6 mile  - closed Monday and Tuesday
9 East Nu-Way Weiners
  Macon, 6016 Zebulon Road
 0.25 miles  - newer location
- closed on Sunday
3 East S & S Cafeteria
  Macon, 3724 Bloomfield Village Dr.
  1.7 miles - Open seven days a week


NEAR I-75 - SOUTH OF MACON

 EXIT  NAME  DISTANCE
 FROM I-75
 COMMENTS
155 East Fincher's Barbecue
  Macon, 5631 Houston Road

  2.8 miles

- nicer location than original
149 East Georgia Bob's Barbecue
  Byron, GA Hwy. 49
  0.4 miles - Open seven days a week
144 East Georgia Bob's Barbecue
  W.R., 1882 Russell Parkway
  5.3 miles - Open seven days a week
144 East Ole Times Country Buffet
  W.R., 1208 Russell Parkway
  6.5 miles - lunch and dinner
- Open seven days a week
142 West Lane Southern Orchards
  Fort Valley, Hwy. 96
  5.2 miles - Open seven days a week year-round
136 East Yoder's Sandwich Shoppe
  Perry, 1201 Sunset Avenue
  1.4 miles - Mennonite sandwich shop
- open Monday - Friday 11am -3:30pm
135 East The Oil Lamp Restaurant
  Perry, 401 General Courtney Hodges
  0.5 miles - cafeteria with country cooking
127 West Yoder's Deitsch Haus
  Montezuma, Ga Hwy 26
13.4 miles - Mennonite country cooking
109 East Ellis Brothers Pecans
  Vienna, 1315 Tippettville Rd.
  1.5 miles - pecans and candy
109 West Marise Country Cooking
  Vienna, 1017 East Pine Street
 1.4 miles  - breakfast and lunch
- closed on Saturday
104 West Cordele Farmer's Market
  1901 U.S. Highway 41 North
  3.7 miles - known for watermelons and cantaloupes
102 East Smoakies Bar-B-Que
  Cordele, 107 Cemetery Road
  0.8 miles - closed Sunday and Monday
101 West Carter's Fried Chicken
  Cordele, 1213 South 7th Street
  2.4 miles - fast food fried chicken on U.S. Hwy. 41
101 West Stripling's General Store
  Cordele, 2470 U.S. Hwy 280
10.2 miles  - famous for their whole hog sausage
- also beef jerky and fresh meats
101 West Daphne Lodge
  Cordele, 2502 U.S. Hwy. 280
10.4 miles - catfish and seafood
- open Tuesday-Saturday



This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every good place to eat along I-75 and I-475 in Central Georgia. It is my personal list of places that I have found where I like to eat Southern food. The price of meals at most of these places is inexpensive to moderate.

Bill Golladay
Warner Robins, Georgia


This page last updated on March 29, 2014