Atlanta, Savannah, Dahlonega…Augusta? The Georgia city is a culinary gem, and strangely enough isn’t the first place to come to mind when taking about foodie destinations in the Peach State. In fact, there are so many tasty things in Augusta, it might just warrant a trip solely planned around food!

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Frog Hollow Tavern
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Frog Hollow Tavern (Nearby Hotels)

With a hearty artisan menu and a cozy vibe, Frog Hollow Tavern is stealing hearts with their tender, drool worthy Pork Shoulder and dreamy Gouda Mac and Cheese. Extremely knowledgeable bartenders not only perfect cocktails, but serve up unusual selections of smooth bourbon and other spirits.

Honey from the Rock
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Honey from the Rock (Nearby Hotels)

Just straight, good old fashioned home cookin’ in a simple building—it’s perfect. All the southern favorites like green beans, fried green tomatoes, mashed potatoes, chicken, squash casserole, okra, incredible desserts and homemade ice cream fill the menu. Get there early, as the hours are pretty limited—Monday through Friday from 11am-2pm.

Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar
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Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar (Nearby Hotels)

Abel Brown leans toward the pricey side, but if you love seafood, especially oysters, splurge! Oysters Rockefeller and the Scallop Ceviche make the meal worth it all on their own, but yummy desserts like the pecan tart make this place a grand slam.

Whiskey Bar Kitchen (Nearby Hotels)

Chick-fil-A isn’t the only place with awesome waffle fries—the Whisky Waffle Fries with maple chili sauce and bits of Bleu cheese at this Augusta tavern are mind blowing. All of the other American foods such as the burgers and appetizers have made Whiskey Bar Kitchen a local favorite. Oh yeah, they have hundreds of whiskey variations to try.

Giuseppe’s (Nearby Hotels)

Yes, Augusta has authentic Italian, too. What makes the pizza and pasta so good is the made from scratch sauce and dough recipes. A good Italian restaurant must have authentic, family methods, and Giuseppes nails it. Want to try the most well balanced pizza ever? Go for the salad pie!

Craft & Vine (Nearby Hotels)

Augusta is full of eclectic little joints with amazing tapas and artisan plates—and Craft & Vine falls among the best. The Deviled Farm Eggs are incredibly fresh with a unique twist, and the charcuterie boards are elaborate and exciting.

BBQ Barn (Nearby Hotels)

Georgia just has great barbecue, and on most food round up lists for the state, you’ll probably see one or two. Looking like a traditional red barn, it’s just a darn cute place to go, and they happen to have incredible food. Ribs fall off the bone, all other meat selections are tender and smokey, and there’s a nice selection of sides. What more could a barbecue lover want? Homemade Dessert? They have that too.

Cadwalladers Cafe (Nearby Hotels)

Cadwalladers Cafe presents their food in such a lovely way—it’s a really special place to dine. With a selection of seafood and turf favorites, the crab cakes stand out as a favorite. But you cannot leave without trying a mouthwatering, beautifully prepared dessert.

Hildebrandt's (Nearby Hotels)

Hildebrandt’s is a German-Southern fusion deli with fantastic sandwiches and sides. It’s simple, and a nice break from the typical restaurant. For the perfect meal, go for the German Louis with Braunschweiger, Yachtwurst, Salami, Zungenwurst, Muenster and Swiss with mayo and spicy mustard on pumpernickel. Pair it with the warm potato salad!

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