There is nothing like a delicious, home-cooked meal that tastes exactly like your family used to make on Sundays. We’re lucky that in the great state of Georgia there are tons of small, family kitchens that serve up incredible food just like that. So the next time you have a hankering for some Southern, family-style fare, then these 11 spots should be on your mind.
1. Porch Light Latin Kitchen - 300 Village Green Cir SE, Ste 110, Smyrna, GA 30080
Editor's note: This restaurant is permanently closed.
From the outside, you may even miss this small, family-style restaurant. But once you get inside and smell the wafting scents of Latin-inspired flavor, you'll know exactly where you are. Chef Andre Gomez wanted to create an intimate community space where people can gather together to drink, eat, laugh, and feel safe. And he did just that.
2. Old Brick Pit Bar-B-Q - 4805 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341
For many Southerners, it's hard to disassociate the terms "family-style" and "BBQ". The good news is, in Georgia you don't have to. Old Brick Pit Bar-B-Q has been serving up traditional flavors and meals for years. Their homemade Brunswick Stew is even a fan-favorite and must-order-side-dish for most.
3. GRITZ Family Restaurant - 14 Macon St, McDonough, GA 30253
Nothing brings the family together like a good, Southern breakfast. At GRITZ Family Restaurant, you can spend the morning feasting on delicious pancakes, huge Western Omelettes, and a nice, steaming cup of Joe. What more could you ask for?
4. Beaver House Restaurant - 121 S Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458
One of the best parts about visiting this hidden gem spot is that you can order up food family-style and have a true Southern feast of your own. With fan favorites like crunchy fried chicken and buttery biscuits, Beaver House is a great spot to chow down in Statesboro.
5. Giorgio’s Family Kitchen - 558 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming, GA 30040
The type of quality and care that goes into Giorgio's food on a daily basis is exactly what family-style kitchens are all about. Handmade dough, fresh each day, plus the freshest sourced ingredients you could hope for. That's what dining at this restaurant is all about.
6. Buckner’s Family Restaurant - 1168 Bucksnort Rd, Jackson, GA 30233
Buckner's Family Restaurant has been around for years, always serving up home-cooked food exactly like your grandma used to make. With a spinning Lazy Susan in the middle of the table, guests can pick and choose from all the Southern best smack dab in the center.
7. The Hil - 9110 Selborne Ln, Palmetto, GA 30268
You know the food will be insanely good when the restaurant is named after the owner and chef. Hillary White and her husband Jim White have created an ultimate haven for delicious family-inspired food, which will keep you coming back for more. At the very least for the cinnamon rolls ;).
8. Frank’s Family Restaurant - 1188 Collinsworth Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268
This simple, roadside joint is the perfect place to gather with your family and feast together. Make sure you save room for dessert! Pick from literally shelves of mouthwateringly delicious dessert options only at Frank's Family Restaurant.
9. Dillard House Restaurant - 768 Franklin St, Dillard, GA 30537
Another fan favorite in terms of family-style dining, Dillard House is a perfect place to feast together and load up your plates with Georgia staples. With mountains views all around you, this is a dining experience you won't want to miss.
10. Home Grown GA - 968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
If you're looking for quality breakfast any day of the week, then Home Grown GA is your place. With an incredible selection of food, plus the family-style feel of the place, you'll be in gravy-biscuit-drenched-heaven in this restaurant.
11. RJ’s Grill - 434 S Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458
Editor's note: This restaurant is closed.
What makes this family-style restaurant so unique is that they have a killer buffet on Sundays. For over 30 years RJ's Grill has been serving up quality food to families from all over Georgia.
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768 Franklin St, Dillard, GA 30537
1188 Collinsworth Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268
9110 Selborne Ln, Palmetto, GA 30268
1168 Bucksnort Rd, Jackson, GA 30233
558 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming, GA 30040
121 S Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458
14 Macon St, McDonough, GA 30253
4805 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341
300 Village Green Cir SE, Ste 110, Smyrna, GA 30080
434 S Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458
968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316