Itinerary

Meat & Three Flavor Tour

Dishes that are church potluck mainstays reign supreme at these down-home diners and cafes. You'll find an amazing variety of side dishes and just-like-Mom-made entrees along with delectable desserts.

Start your Southern-style food tour through Georgia with the places on this list, and find even more on the Explore Georgia Dining page. Use #GeorgiaEats to share your experiences with your fellow travelers on social media.

  • Classic South
  • Atlanta Metro
  • Presidential Pathways
  • Plantation Trace
  • The Coast
  • Historic High Country
  • Historic Heartland
  • Magnolia Midlands
  • Northeast Georgia Mountains
  • Classic South

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  • Atlanta Metro

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  • Presidential Pathways

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  • Plantation Trace

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  • The Coast

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  • Historic High Country

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  • Historic Heartland

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  • Magnolia Midlands

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  • Northeast Georgia Mountains

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Classic South

1. Chester Dean's, 107 E. Haynes St., Sandersville, GA 31082. (478) 552-9246
 
2. Coleman House, 323 N. Main St., Swainsboro, GA 30401. (478) 237-9100
 
3. Glory House Café, 504 Metasville Rd., Lincolnton, GA 30817. (706) 359-6800
 
4. Goolsbys Restaurant, 4460 Washington Rd., Evans, GA 30809. (706) 432-6926
 
5. Honey from the Rock Café, 2621 Washington Rd., Augusta, GA 30904. (706) 434-1098
 
6. Ivery's Restaurant, 112 Railroad St., Thomson, GA 30824. (706) 595-2666
 
7. Miss Jane's Restaurant, 542 Main St., Warrenton, GA 30828. (706) 465-3882

Atlanta Metro

1. Always Fresh, 5385 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Stone Mountain, GA 30087. (678) 380-4656
 
2. Anne & Bill's, 1057 Main St., Forest Park, GA 30297. (404) 366-4477
 
3. Busy Bee Café, 810 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S., Atlanta, GA 30314. (404) 525-9212
 
4. The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. (404) 874-5642
 
5. Cornerstop Café, 195 N. Perry St., Lawrenceville, GA 30045. (770) 962-4112
 
6. Food 101, 4969 Roswell Rd. #200, Atlanta, GA 30342. (404) 497-9700
 
7. Gabriel's at the Old Mill, 4271 Southside Dr., Acworth, GA 30101. (470) 891-5969.
 
8. Greenwood's on Green Street, 1087 Green St., Roswell, GA 30075. (770) 992-5383
 
9. Mary Mac's Tea Room, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. (404) 876-1800
 
10. The Pig & The Pint, 1583 Virginia Ave., College Park, GA 30337. (404) 549-2416

Presidential Pathways

1. Annie D's, 123 N. Broad St., Buena Vista, GA 31803. (229) 277-0058
 
2. The Bulloch House Restaurant, 47 Bulloch St, Warm Springs, GA 31830. (706) 655-9068
 
3. Concord Café, 92 Main St., Concord, GA 30206. (770) 884-5566
 
4. Taste of Lemon, 204 S. Morgan St., LaGrange, GA 30240. (706) 882-5382
 
5. Yoder's Deitsch Haus Restaurant and Bakery, 5252 GA-26, Montezuma, GA 31063. (478) 472-2024

Plantation Trace

1. The Back Porch Restaurant, Buford St., Shellman, GA. (229) 679-5322
 
2. Carter's Grill & Restaurant, 321 W. Highland Ave, Albany, GA 31707. (229) 432-2098
 
3. King's Grill, 200 N. Patterson St., Valdosta GA 31601. (229) 242-5897
 
4. Paul's Restaurant, 245 Stonewall St., Dawson, GA 39842. (229) 995-2816
 
5. Royal Cafe, 304 E. Screven Street, Quitman, GA 31643. (229) 305-6036

The Coast

1. Altman's Restaurant, 1038 Ga. Hwy. 57, Townsend, GA 31331. (912) 832-2171
 
2. Carter's Fried Chicken, 517 Gordon St. Blackshear, GA 31516. (912) 449-5527
 
3. Jerry J's Country Café, 100 W. Cleveland St., Nahunta, GA 31553. (912) 462-5052
 
4. The Lady & Sons, 102 W. Congress St., Savannah, GA 31401. (912) 233-2600
 
5. Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, 107 W. Jones St., Savannah, GA 31401. (912) 232-5997
 
6. Southern Image Catering & Eatery, 3881 US Hwy. 17, Richmond Hill, GA 31324. (912) 756-3535
 
7. Steffens Restaurant, 500 S. Lee St., Kingsland, GA 31548. (912) 729-5355

Historic High Country

1. Aunt Effie's, 5287 Old Alabama Rd., Ringgold, GA 30736. (706) 935-6525
 
2. The Filling Station, 316 N. Hamilton St., Dalton, GA 30720. (706) 279-3355
 
3. Ivy Cottage Restaurant & Catering, 409 North Main Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. (706) 638-2787
 
4. Oakwood Café, 201 W. Cuyler S.t, Dalton, GA 30720. (706) 529-9663

Historic Heartland

1. Adrian's Place, 325 W. Washington St., Madison, GA 30650. (706) 342-1600
 
2. The Bear's Den, 1191 Oglethorpe St., Macon, GA 31201. (478) 745-9909
 
3. Miss Hattie's Kitchen and Bakery, 7248 N. Alexander Ct., Bolingbroke, GA 31004. (478) 994-1212

Magnolia Midlands

1. Holt's Bakery and Restaurant, 101 East Sellers St., Douglas, GA 31533. (912) 384-2202
 
2. Morehead's Country Store, 1962 GA-32, Irwinville, GA 31760. (228) 831-5557
 
3. Southern Star, 153 East Oak St., McRae, GA 31055. (229) 868-2507

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Northeast Georgia Mountains

1. Cook's Country Kitchen, 105 Pat Haralson Memorial Dr., Blairsville, GA 30512. (706) 745-1332
 
2. Jim's Grill, 50 South Forest Ave., Hartwell, GA 30643. (706) 376-9287
 
3. Longstreet Café, 1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville, GA 30501. (770) 287-0820 
 
4. Shirley's Sole Food Cafe, 124 W Currahee St, Toccoa, GA 30577. (706) 297-7739
 
5. Sybil's Family Restaurant, 362 North 1st St., Jesup, GA 31545. (912) 427-3855