There are so many places you can visit to experience true down-home southern cooking. From Arkansas to Louisiana to the Carolinas and Tennessee, there’s no shortage of states where you can indulge. But don’t count out Georgia, known for its juicy peaches, sweet vidalia onions, and crunchy pecans. Here you can find some of the best soul food and southern cuisine in the world.

So if you’re in search of some country ham, fried chicken, grits, buttermilk biscuits, peach cobbler, and sweet tea (are you drooling yet?), keep reading for a list of some of the top restaurants that serve southern fare in GA. By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly where to go to satisfy your southern food cravings – so let’s get started!

  1. H & H Soul Food, Macon, Georgia

Literally considered iconic by the locals in Macon, H & H Soul Food was founded all the way back in 1959. Since then, it’s become widely recognized as the place to go if you’re in the mood for some delicious fried chicken and waffles or a filling meal of country-fried steak and biscuits. With a casual and warm atmosphere, H & H is the perfect spot for an easy weekend brunch (even if you have kids in tow), serving great-tasting coffee that is sourced from Columbia. Reviewers remark that the food tastes “just like the way Mama still cooks” and that it “deserves six stars, not five.” The staff is attentive and delightful, and the restaurant charms with its decor (which includes signed photos of the Allman Brothers and other musical greats).

So the next time you’re in Macon, be sure to visit historic H & H Soul Food and check out the restaurant that Oprah visited when she last came to town!

Check out H & H Soul Food’s menu in Macon, Georgia here.

H & H Soul Food

  1. Southern Bistro, Sandy Springs, Georgia

It’s all about southern hospitality at the romantic Southern Bistro in Sandy Springs with its “chill atmosphere” and “views of the outside covered by sheer drapes.” Classy and upscale, this eatery is known for its exceptional food (described as “perfection” and “southern with a twist”). Diners come back repeatedly for the fried chicken “smothered in gravy” with mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans, oven-baked bread with garlic butter and chive spread, chicken-topped Texas toast with sweet potato fries, fried green tomatoes, salmon BLTs with fresh avocado and arugula, and so on. The list of delicious southern cooking just goes on and on.

In addition, the service at Southern Bistro is top-notch, the food is well-seasoned and served promptly, and the waiters don’t hurry you along. There’s also a huge menu selection and plenty of outdoor seating that is just perfect for a weekend brunch (or to bring your dogs where they can enjoy chicken and bacon off the doggie menu). Don’t wait – Southern Bistro is your next “favorite neighborhood restaurant!”

Find Southern Bistro’s menu in Sandy Springs, Georgia here.

  1. Atlanta Breakfast Club, Atlanta, Georgia

Chicken and waffles. Peach cobbler french toast. Shrimp and grits. Atlanta Breakfast Club is the place to visit in Atlanta if you’re looking for a delicious southern breakfast. Customers absolutely rave about the restaurant, claiming if they could give it more than five stars, they would. It is recommended that you put yourself on the waiting list before arriving as the eatery gets packed (amazing food draws a crowd!) Despite this, Atlanta Breakfast Club provides quick and attentive service. You can always expect upbeat music, and just a friendly tip: Don’t forget to ask for a peek at their “special menu” before you order. Trust us!

View Atlanta Breakfast Club’s menu in Atlanta, Georgia here.

  1. Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Augusta, Georgia

Do oysters come to mind when you think of southern cooking? Maybe or maybe not, but they definitely overlap at Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar in Augusta. Here patrons can enjoy both fresh oysters galore (each accompanied by a paper that explains their flavor profile, where the oysters are from, and level of saltiness) and farm-to-table southern cooking at its best. Food favorites include the shrimp and grits, scallops with risotto, blueberry lemon ice cream cake, corn relish, charcuterie, black bass, and rack of lamb, among others. Customers also enjoy Abel Brown’s “first-class” service (prompt, helpful, and sociable – especially the bartenders) and relaxing, friendly ambiance (simply “a great vibe”). I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to start off my next date night with a half dozen delicious oysters at Abel Brown’s!

Explore Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar’s menu in Augusta, Georgia here.

  1. The Frog and The Peach Southern Buffet, Savannah, Georgia

If you’re a fan of buffet-style serving and scrumptious southern foods, you’re going to love The Frog and The Peach Southern Buffet in Savannah. Located in a hotel with a “neat vibe,” everyone finds the food to be fresh and delicious. Folks rave about the crispy yet juicy fried chicken, cold salad fixings, mouthwatering vanilla cake, fresh fruits, and tasty banana pudding. Super affordable, it’s all-you-can-eat for $12 (hard to believe that price!) And, to top it all off, the workers in the restaurant are incredibly nice. So if you’re on a budget and craving the comfort of down-home southern cooking, don’t look any further than The Frog and The Peach Southern Buffet!

Find The Frog and The Peach Southern Buffet’s menu in Savannah, Georgia here.