Dishes such as fried chicken, black eyed peas, collard greens and candied sweet potatoes are innate to the region and The Bear’s Den does them exactly as locals prefer. This is soul food that sings to your soul and warms you from the inside out. The portions are large and the staff unflappably polite and helpful. Stopping by The Bear’s Den is often locally likened to stopping by your grandmother’s house; plentiful supplies of delicious food in a comforting atmosphere. The staff and owners want you to feel like family and share with you their family’s favorite home-cooked goodness.
The Bear’s Den 1191 Oglethorpe St, Macon, GA, USA, +1 478 745 9909
Located above The Rookery, Dovetail is refreshingly modern for this southern small town. The chefs follow a farm-to-table model, buying as much of their ingredients from local sources as possible. The menu is focused on fresh and seasonal ingredients and changes often. Dovetail plays with flavors that are familiar to southern cuisine, but presents them in wonderfully elegant ways. Southern classics like boiled peanuts, pork and beans and blackened catfish are offered on the menu alongside dishes that would be at home in a fine-dining setting, like seared foie gras and filet mignon.
Dovetail, 543 Cherry St, Macon, GA, USA, +1 478 238 4693
Ingleside Village Pizza is the simply the best Italian in town. Dough is made daily in-house and toppings are freshly and locally sourced. If you don’t feel like selecting your own toppings for a custom made pie, try the White Pizza, with ricotta cheese, spinach, mushrooms and garlic. The garlic knots are a firm local favorite with their warm twisted dough baked to perfection and slathered in garlic butter sauce. For great pizza without any fuss, Ingleside is the place to go in Macon.
Ingleside Village Pizza, Ingleside Ave, Macon, GA, USA, +1 478 750 8488