Lately, it seems like there is a new restaurant popping up every week. This doesn’t leave much in the way of preservation for the old restaurants that have stood the test of time. Take Johnny Harris BBQ for example, one of the oldest restaurants in the state which recently closed its doors. So in honor of Johnny Harris BBQ, and the other seasoned restaurants which are still standing and churning out delicious food, this is for you…
1. Fresh Air Barbecue, Jackson
Established in 1929, Fresh Air Barbecue has been on everyone's radar for quite some time. They not only specialize in delicious Southern BBQ, but they also have some of the best Brunswick Stew around.
2. The Plaza Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Thomasville
It's hard to say no to the oldest restaurant in the entire state. Especially when they have a delectable lunch buffet as stellar as The Plaza's. It's a must-visit whenever you're in the area.
3. The Pirates House, Savannah
This long-running pirate themed restaurant has been around for decades. Not only is the food a must-have when you're in Savannah, but the decor throughout is fun for the whole family to enjoy.
4. Luigi's Restaurant, Augusta
Luigi's Restaurant has been family-run since the 1940s. They have a Greek-Italian menu, old-world charm and a good times jukebox. Plus did we mention that Tiger Woods has dined here?
5. Nu-Way Weiners, Macon
This hot dog hot spot was founded in Macon, Georgia in 1916. It is America's second-oldest hot dog chain....WOW. The menu packs a punch with their world-famous chili dogs and MegaBurgers. You certainly won't go hungry at Nu-Way Weiners.
6. Crystal Beer Parlor, Savannah
This historic restaurant in Savannah boasts an incredible beer selection, plus authentic American cuisine. It's a one-of-a-kind place that has nestled itself into the heart of locals throughout the years.
7. Franks at the Old Mill, Fayetteville
Classic American/Mediterranean-style cuisine, with an incredible selection of wine and beer. Frank's is a waterfront property, set in an old former mill that had been in the family for centuries. Pasta or fresh fish anyone?
8. Century House Tavern, Woodstock
Century House Tavern has been refurbished to it's former glory, and features old-fashioned cocktails in a quaint, cozy setting. Try their contemporary and flavorful menu on for size.
9. Pittypat's Porch, Atlanta
This soul-food scene is a recommendation for most, especially because it is known as Atlanta's Oldest Restaurant. Pull up a rocking chair and have a cocktail while you wait for your Gouda Mac and Cheese.