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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Central Georgia

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Central Georgia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cadwalladers Cafe restaurant
5.0
5 (932)
$31 to $50
American
Martinez
About the restaurant
Locally owned and operated restaurant that offers an American cuisine with extensive bar and wine selection. We also offer a private dining room for all your business and social needs
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
The service and the food were exemplary as usual. I like the way they greet you, seat you, and then the thoughtful way the serving staff handles the meal is just perfect for me. Our guests were thrilled with the cocktails, win, salad, entrees and the total experience. I love their duck and their lamb the most, but my wife always gets the seafood risotto. The salads are very, very good. The appetizers are wonderful too.
A photo of Osteria Olio restaurant
4.9
4.9 (73)
$30 and under
Italian
Athens
About the restaurant
Osteria Olio offers a refined dining experience in Athens, focusing on modern Italian cuisine infused with a Southern perspective. The establishment prides itself on serving regionally inspired dishes alongside creative cocktails and a notable selection of wines. The ambiance is characterized by beautiful design and warm hospitality, creating an inviting and lively atmosphere for all patrons. The menu at Osteria Olio is crafted to honor local growers and purveyors, with a seasonal emphasis on made-from-scratch pastas, pizzas, and antipasti. Accompanying these dishes is an impressive Italian wine list and a variety of creative cocktails, ensuring a diverse and satisfying culinary experience for guests.
Top review
DeanSvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. Now one of my favorite Athens restaurants.
A photo of Aura Cocktails and Tapas restaurant
5.0
5 (54)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Statesboro
About the restaurant
We have moved our reservation platform over to RESY. Please join us there for your reservations!

https://resy.com/cities/statesboro-ga/venues/aura-cocktails-and-tapas?date=2024-07-02&seats=2


If you are looking to book a party larger than 5, Please reach out to using direct message via our Instagram @speak.aura or at our email auracocktailsandtapas@gmail.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Our server Layla was adorable and helpful, as were all the staff members. Love Aura!
A photo of Abel Brown restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2469)
$50 and over
Southern
West Augusta
About the restaurant
Abel Brown is a southern kitchen & oyster bar nestled in Surrey Center in Augusta, Ga. The name, much like our menu, is a nod to and celebration of our blended cultural roots. Authentic, yet refined, our ingredient-driven dishes are prepared and served with thought and respect. We pair clean and modern Southern cuisine with the charm & tradition reserved for high company.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Rob was our server, he was great! Crab cake was delicious, we should have doubled up on that. The rest of the food was excellent.
A photo of Emmy Squared Pizza - Athens restaurant
4.9
4.9 (62)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Athens
About the restaurant
Serving Detroit-style pizzas and an award-winning burger. Full service bar, local drafts & wine selection.

Top review
DavidW
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
I have eaten at Emmy Squared three times and their pizza is outstanding! The people who were there with me also loved the pizza and the Caesar salad. It is not a fancy restaurant but it is an old building with charm. We have always been seated in the larger of the rooms and it is quite noisy even with just general conversation even when the room is not at full capacity. The servers are all efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. Last night our server was Emily and she was attentive and offered helpful advice. The food is delivered quite quickly. I know food prices are increasing every day, but Emmy Squared seems a little expensive. The salads seemed reasonably priced but $21.00 for a pizza and $15.00 for 5 mozzarella cheese sticks seems a little steep.
A photo of Bianca's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (215)
$31 to $50
Italian
Albany
About the restaurant
Bianca's Restaurant is fine dining in Northwest Albany offering pasta, steak, seafood, pizza and more. The menu offers mouthwatering everyday options along with amazing daily specials created by our talented chef. The dessert menu is tempting to anyone with or without a sweet tooth, it's just that good! The cozy, upscale atmosphere paired with the extensive wine list makes you feel like you aren't in South Georgia, but the friendly staff reminds you that you are and definitely makes you feel like family!
Top review
DebraB
Dined 4 days ago
Bianca's is always a great experience. The wait staff are very professional. Food is always exceptional. We also enjoy the signature drinks from the bar and the wine selection.
A photo of Daphne Lodge Restaurant restaurant
5.0
5 (124)
$31 to $50
Southern
Cordele
About the restaurant
Welcome to Daphne Lodge, a family business since 1952. We have a 15 min. grace period on reservations. Please allow a 10-15 minute grace period to be seated. Your table will be reserved 1 hr. and 30 min. for parties up to 2; 2 hrs. for parties up to 4; 2 hrs 30 min. for parties up to 6; and 3 hours for parties of 7+.

Daphne Lodge enjoys the fruit of many years of successful service. Having appeared in Southern Living as one of the top ten restaurants serving catfish and featured on the cover of their Sea and Stream cookbook, feature articles on Daphne Lodge continue to appear in major travel books, magazines, and newspapers.

Atlanta Magazine recognized Daphne Lodge as one of the “South’s favorite restaurants,” U.S.A. Today honored us as a “crowned winner,” and Georgia Trend headlined Daphne Lodge as a “State Treasure.”

We hope you enjoy your evening with us. On behalf of our staff, we hope to see you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
It's always a special treat to eat at Daphne's. I was impressed with the wine list - it seems to have expanded. I would have liked to see more by the glass offerings. The food was excellent, as usual, and the portions very generous. We will be back!
A photo of Frog Hollow Tavern restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4589)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown Augusta
About the restaurant
Preferred time not available? Call us at 706-364-6906

Chef Sean A. Wight’s vision of an affordable yet stylish dining and social club is born in Frog Hollow Tavern. Located on the 1200 block of Broad Street, the space is a modern “Restaurant meets Bar” where a diverse crowd of people enjoy the company of others paired with a comfortable atmosphere, detailed service, and exquisite affordable cuisine.
Expect a dinner menu that features a substantial amount of local and regionally grown seasonal quality ingredients, and menu that offers unique libations, which encourages an active and lively upscale bar scene.
The wine list that boasts over a hundred value driven wines has a focus on sustainable, organic, or bio-dynamic practices. The bar also features a diverse offering of Scotches, Cognacs, Bourbons, and Vodkas, and includes many great classic and seasonal cocktails, all made with freshly squeezed juices and homemade mixes.

Top review
KESM
Dined 2 days ago
My favorite restaurant! Food was wonderful. Andrew our waiter was excellent. Service as always very good. However, we were seated near the entrance and the noise level was off the chart. My best friend, whose birthday we were celebrating, had to take her hearing aids out. She couldn’t handle to noise. Next time we will be asking for a table far from the door and bar. It did quiet down after about an hour.
A photo of Becks restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1140)
$30 and under
American
Summerville
About the restaurant
Excellent cold water oysters/Baked oysters specials/woodfire grilled steaks and burgers/fresh seafood/fresh craft cocktails/extensive beer list/private dining for parties
BETWEEN APRIL 2-APRIL 9 PLEASE CALL 706.922.1501 FOR RESERVATIONS FROM 3:00-4:30

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We were given a gift card to Beck's as a birthday gift. It wasn't quite what we were expecting but were very pleased at what we found. Everything about our visit was wonderful. Our server, Manuela, was exceptional! She catered to our ever need, making sure we had what we needed and that we were being pleased with our experience. Beck's has a local feel which made it even better!
A photo of Cucina 503 restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1074)
$30 and under
Italian
Martinez
About the restaurant
Chef Edward Mendoza, the owner of Kitchen 1454, is proud to open his second restaurant: Cucina 503. Italian food & wine.
Top review
LaurieC
Dined 4 days ago
Very nice bottle of wine - we had the Sangiovese and it was perfect with our dinner. We split the Cucina salad, which is one of the best salads in town, and large enough to share. My husband ordered the salmon and I enjoyed the shrimp risotto. Very reasonably priced- this restaurant is a gem. We will be back soon!
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