Top 5 Little Known Dining

Sometimes you just have to let the reviews speak for themselves.  These little known Macon restaurants have won over the hearts of many but are still considered hidden even though they are in plain sight.  From gas station dining to home cooking that is literally cooked at a home, these little known treasures are a must try!

1.  Cox Café

694 Lower Poplar St.​

“You’ll be hard pressed to find better home cooking around these parts.  Everything is cooked, nothing comes out of a can.  It’s a great place for breakfast or lunch.  The only draw back is there’s not much parking.” 
Yelp Review

2.  Griffin’s Right On Q

3189 Mercer University Drive

“In town for a few weeks for work.  Stopped by to check out the BBQ and was not disappointed.  Got the ½ chicken and two sides.  Chicken cooked perfectly, it was juicy and had great smoke flavor!  Sauce and sides were awesome as well!  I would recommend for anyone who loves great food!  Hidden gem in Macon for sure!” 
Urbanspoon Review 

3.  Silly Lilly’s

327 Pittman Street

“Every Sunday there is a line of cars lining the street in front of Silly Lilly’s!  It is the after church go-to place for good home cooking.  If you are craving real soul food cooked with love, then Silly Lilly’s should be at the top of your list.” Gatekeeper 

4.  Fish Port

2795 Montpelier Ave.

“The food is the only thing that matters!  Okay, the restaurant may be in a sketchy area… The building may be a little beat up… But, I ate the best battered whiting fillet sandwich I have ever had.  It is called the ‘Super Dock”.  6 Battered fillets of whiting with their special sauce on bread.  Absolutely delicious.  I went with 8 of my male friends and the opinions were the same.  One had the shrimp and said it was the best he had in a long while, maybe the best ever.  The staff was very friendly and everything was cooked to order.  Don’t miss this diamond in the rough!"
TripAdvisor Review

5.  Friendly Gus

4845 Ocmulgee E. Blvd

“The little Country Cooking café in the gas station has really good food & there is enough room in the dirt lot for 3 or 4 big trucks to park.”
Google Review


Due to the popularity of this Top 5 list we have added Little Known Dining Part II. We opened up our search to include more locations in Middle Georgia.

TOP 5 little known Dining locations part ii

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