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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Central Georgia

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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 Daphne Lodge Restaurant restaurant
5.0
5 (119)
$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 May 11, 2024
Fantastic restaurant. Food was great! Service was excellent.
A photo of Abel Brown restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2436)
$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 Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Always excellent. Food and service. Benn a regular there since it opened.
A photo of Becks restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1112)
$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
BruceLvip
Dined 4 days ago
Consistently great food, service and value. They were willing to sauté the soft shell crab for me instead of frying it as indicated on the menu.
A photo of Oliver's Corner Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (437)
$30 and under
American
Macon
About the restaurant
Located in Downtown Macon, GA, Oliver's is the happening Restaurant where the locals go to dine, drink, and socialize. Our menu features dishes assembled from the freshest ingredients, sure to bring bold and inspiring flavor into your life. Upscale, quality food meets welcoming friendly service and a comfortable environment.

Join us for Brunch Saturday & Sunday, Lunch Tues. - Friday, and Dinner Tues. - Sunday. Closed Mondays. Within walking distance to venues like the Auditorium, Capitol Theatre, Grant's Lounge. Surrounded by nightlife, breweries, and cocktail bars. Metered street parking and nearby garages available.

Outdoor seating immerses you in the downtown experience, tables are covered by awning and umbrellas. Indoor seating offers dining tables for couples to larger parties. Large Party reservations must be made over the phone. Full bar, cocktail menu, wine by the glass/bottle. Bottled/canned beer. Bar seating available.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We had a large party of 12. They split us into 2 tables next to each other which worked perfectly. Service was impeccable! I ordered the Penne with Vodka sauce and it was ok. Not bad but not spectacular either. We ate @5:30 and the place was packed by the time we left. I would eat here again but order something different.
A photo of Sheehan's Irish Pub and Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (426)
$30 and under
American
Summerville
About the restaurant
12 beers on tap/fresh seafood/lively casual atmosphere
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Great local spot with fresh menu, small plates, & drinks.
A photo of Cucina 503 restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1065)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Emily R was and seats is the best. We love her. .
A photo of Midtown Tavern restaurant
4.6
4.6 (56)
$30 and under
American
Downtown Augusta
About the restaurant
Midtown Tavern, a local neighborhood bar & Grill serving great food in a casual atmosphere. We have a modern tavern-style menu from burgers to wings and everything in between. We also have signature cocktails, wine, and cold specialty beer selections that are sure to please.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Firstly, the food was top tier; just amazing! The staff was extremely courteous and friendly! The only pitfall we experienced, was they ran out of some of the items that we wanted. So, we'll now have to come back to try! Lol
A photo of Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant- Thomasville restaurant
4.5
4.5 (94)
$30 and under
Italian
Thomasville
About the restaurant
Mom and Dad's Italian Restaurant is a small, family-owned and run Italian restaurant in Thomasville, Georgia. We consider ourselves a casual-fine dining and family atmosphere in which everyone can feel comfortable and find something to eat and drink. We've been a purveyor of traditional, house-made Italian cuisine in Thomasville since 1977. Our menu features classic Italian dishes ranging from spaghetti with house-made marinara or beef ragú and house-made fettuccine and lasagna to fresh fish and steaks. Our restaurant features a full bar serving beer, wine, and liquor, including craft cocktails, as well as a porch with limited seating. We also have a Bakery with a commercial kitchen in which all of our desserts are made including a variety of cheesecakes, tiramisu, and cannoli. We treat our guests like family and we look forward to serving you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
One our favorite places to each in Thomasville for great authentic Italian food.
A photo of Company Supply Rotisserie Bistro restaurant
4.4
4.4 (64)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Dublin
About the restaurant
Company Supply offers award winning contemporary Cajun and Creole cuisine with a "Southern Spin". New Orleans native, Richard Mascaro and his wife Colby returned to her home town and opened the doors in 2015. Diners enjoy casual elegance in the restored F.W. Woolworth building located next to Jackson Plaza.

Creative takes on Southern and Creole Cuisine bring traditions like our award winning Catfish Perdu, Crawfish Étouffée and Grits and Grillades to Dublin. Craft cocktails, an ever-changing 16 beer craft tap and the freshest oysters in Middle Georgia are just a little "lagniappe" to the beautiful building we call home.

Our Bar Side stage boasts live acts from around the region Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with regular performances on Jackson Plaza in front of the fountain. If y'all don't get enough to eat or have too much fun on Friday, we will get you right with our brunch on Saturday and then after Church on Sunday.




Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 6, 2024
The food was excellent, as well as the service! We continued to talk about how good it was after we got back to the hotel.
A photo of Phoramenl restaurant
4.1
4.1 (13)
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Downtown Augusta
About the restaurant
A uniquely untraditional dining experience in Downtown Augusta, Georgia. Asian- inspired small plates, noodle dishes, boozy boba drinks, a curated cocktail list and a extensive Japanese whisky selection.
Top review
Kikivip
Dined on May 8, 2024
I went on Wednesday so it was suuuuuuuper loud but overall good
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