Central Georgia BBQ Trail

Did you know that there’s a BBQ trail in central Georgia that showcases some of the best and most delicious BBQ dishes in the state?  The range in how barbecue is made across Georgia is one of the reasons that it's such a beloved food.

Travel through these twelve Central Georgia counties and you’ll find some of the south's best brisket, pulled pork, sausages, ribs, and brunswick stew.  Barbeque pits along this 300-mile route range from family-owned franchises to hole-in-the-wall joints with meek dining areas and sawdust floors.

Check out this Georgia BBQ Trail and start planning your trip today.

Holy Smokes BBQ
402 Industrial Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021

Named a BBQ Pitmasters Georgia Champion on Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters, Holy Smokes BBQ knows good barbecue!  From BBQ quesadillas to pulled pork nachos, this flavor is not for the faint of heart. Experience “Georgia Style BBQ” from a professional BBQ team served fresh from a mobile food truck located minutes off I-16.

Southern Heritage BBQ
2276 Veterans Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021

Locally owned and known for the best BBQ in Dublin, Southern Heritage BBQ serves up the best pork sandwiches, brisket, sausage, BBQ baked potatoes, Brunswick stew, and ribs around! If its flavor you’re craving, Southern Heritage dishes up slow cooked Southern favorites that have earned Georgia its ranking as the #1 state for BBQ.

Scott’s Bar-B-Que
425 Georgia 87 N.
Cochran, GA 31014

A fixture in Cochran since 1952, Scott’s BBQ is a classic hometown restaurant that is standard by which the locals judge all other barbecue. Scott’s bbq pork is smoked the old-fashioned way and lathered in their vinegar based sauce made with the best ingredients.

The Grillmaster of Perry
1509 Sam Nunn Boulevard
Perry, GA 31069

Located right off Interstate 75 in a former Tastee-Freez, the pitmasters at Grillmaster know how to cook a pig and serve it up in an enjoyable, charming atmosphere.

If you’re traveling on I-75 between Macon and Valdosta, The Grillmaster should definitely be a must-stop destination.

Martin’s BBQ
102 S. Armed Forces Blvd.
Warner Robins, GA  

Martin’s humble beginnings started at home in the backyard.  Friends and family thought the bbq tasted great and urged the Martin’s that it should be shared.  You'll get delicious meats, always cooked low and slow with smoke from pecan, hickory and oak woods.Savor their homemade dry rubs and sauces that are made daily.  

White Diamond 
497 Ga Hwy 247 S.
Bonaire, Georgia  31005

For over 60 years, White Diamond Grill has been serving up simple, southern, barbecue in the kind of restaurant that you visit only for the food, not the fancy setting.  With its cinder block walls and faded flooring, this mainstays hickory smoked meats, smothered in vinegar based bbq sauce is definitely a local southern experience.

Fincher’s BBQ
3947 Houston Avenue
Macon, Georgia  31206

The Fincher family has been smoking BBQ in Middle-Georgia for 83 years.  If that isn't enough for you, Fincher's BBQ was also taken into space in 1989 aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Fincher’s cooks its meat on masonry pits fired with wood coals.Dine on their pulled-pork sandwich, which is great with a side of Brunswick stew n their vintage dining room or get it to-go at the outside walk-up counter.

Tucker’s BBQ
4591 Broadway
Macon, GA  31206

Since the 1940’s, Tuckers has been serving up no-frills barbeque at reasonable prices. Eat finely pulled pork with Tucker’s vinegar based (spicy) sauce on the inside or have your order delivered to you by a a carhop outside.  When dining at Tucker's, do yourself a favor and try the fries, you won’t be disappointed.

120 New Street
Macon, GA  31201

Since 1983, Satterfield’s has been serving up some of the best southern cooking and BBQ across Georgia. They slow-cook the freshest meats over a hickory wood fire and accompany them with delicious home-style vegetables and finish it off with scrumptious homemade desserts.

Old Clinton BBQ
4214 Gray Highway
Gray, GA 31032

Old Clinton BBQ in Gray has been called the 'Best in Georgia.'  It has even been featured on the Discovery Channel's 'Dirty Jobs' show.  This roadside restaurant is legendary in Georgia for its barbecue, which they've been making since 1958.

Fresh Air Bar-B-Que
1164 GA-42
Jackson, GA 30233

Known nationwide for its slow cooking methods and consistency of quality, Fresh Air Barbecue has been in continuous operation since 1929.  Fresh Air serves the Southeast's finest barbecued pork and Brunswick stew in their Jackson and Macon locations. Their award-winning Bar-B-Q is a tangy tomato and vinegar style known around the country.


posted 04/13/2018 in Dining


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