Nic & Norman's in Senoia, Georgia

Eat Like a Celebrity at These Georgia Restaurants

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood frequent these Georgia eateries, and so can you!

Georgia's culinary scene is celebrated across the globe for its rich Southern traditions, fresh ingredients and ingenious creativity by some of the finest chefs. And, with so many film productions bringing celebrities to Georgia, word is spreading about all the great places to eat throughout the state. Here are some insider tips on where to eat in Georgia just like some of Hollywood's elite.

Nic & Norman's, Senoia

Nic & Norman's in Senoia

If you're a fan of "The Walking Dead," try visiting Senoia for a possible celeb sighting. At Nic & Norman's, you'll likely get a glimpse of owners Greg Nicotero (executive producer) and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) as you enjoy an eclectic menu from flatbreads to decadent pasta.

Barnstormer's Grill, Williamson

Shrimp & grits at Barnstormer's Grill in Williamson, Georgia

Visit a classic like Barnstormer's Grill, where Clint Eastwood has been spotted on several occasions. Harrison Ford also has been among the visitors to this Southwest Georgia landmark. Whether you’re in the mood for brats or a filet mignon, you can find something mouthwatering here.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate, Atlanta

Cypress Street Pint & Plate in Midtown Atlanta

You won't be surprised by celebrity sightings in the metro Atlanta area, but you may be surprised to learn about the places they like to eat. Veer off to Cypress Street Pint & Plate in Midtown, where Justin Timberlake and Tina Fey have been spotted chowing down on the indulgent dishes. Try the Sublime Doughnut hamburger, which has a luscious handmade patty sandwiched between two locally made Sublime Doughnuts!

Watershed on Peachtree, Atlanta

Watershed on Peachtree in Atlanta

Come for brunch, lunch or dinner, and find out why Jane Fonda is a fan of Watershed on Peachtree. You'll probably need Fonda’s iconic moves to help burn off the calories from the Southern-inspired dishes like chicken and dumplings, fried chicken and crispy fried catfish.

Gunshow, Atlanta

Owner Kevin Gillespie is somewhat of a celebrity himself from his appearance on the TV series "Top Chef," but his Atlanta hot spot is a fan favorite of actress Mindy Kaling. Gunshow offers a bold new interpretation on some old school ingredients like pork belly and short ribs.

Bradley's Real Pit Bar-B-Que, Covington

You might find funny man Will Ferrell dining on the tender racks of ribs at Bradley's Real Pit Bar-B-Que in Covington. You’ve got to try the fall-off-the-bone pork that will leave you looking forward to your next visit, too.

H&H Restaurant, Macon

H&H Restaurant in Macon

The Allman Brothers Band and Oprah Winfrey are among the well-known fans of H&H Restaurant. There's lots of love and years of family tradition in the soul food made just right in downtown Macon. If you've never been, put this Southern fare on your bucket list!

Antebellum Restaurant, Flowery Branch

Antebellum in Flowery Branch, Georgia

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have been spotted at Antebellum Restaurant on occasion. The contemporary Southern restaurant uses the freshest ingredients, like Georgia's state veggie, the Vidalia onion. Although you might not see a celebrity when you visit, you will always see local and regional ingredients on the menu, like wild Georgia shrimp, stone ground grits and meats sourced from nearby.

A-J's Dockside Restaurant, Tybee Island

A-J's Dockside Restaurant on Tybee Island, Georgia

It's no surprise that David Hasslehoff found a go-to restaurant on Tybee Island while filming "Baywatch." You want to check out Tybee and the local eateries, especially A J's Dockside Restaurant. You can have anything from the dockside gumbo to conch fritters.

Beechwood Inn - Georgia's Premiere Wine Country Inn, Clayton

Beechwood Inn, Clayton

You'll want to be on the lookout for more than just the gorgeous scenery in Clayton because John Travolta and Robert De Niro have both visited Beechwood Inn - Georgia's Premier Wine Country Inn. The bed and breakfast prepares farm-to-table excellence with local products that leave you wanting to come back for more. Beechwood Inn has received accolades, including Best B&B in Georgia and Top 5 Food Lovers Escape. Need a holiday retreat? Visit Beechwood Inn with the whole family for a Thanksgiving vacation.

Published: October 2017