Georgia Dining January 24, 2017
The Georgia Grits Bucket List That Will Make You Drool
Did you know that
grits are the state prepared food of Georgia? I mean, who really can be surprised. Georgians are known for their creamy, salty, tangy, and smooth grits dishes that cannot be rivaled by any other state, right? Well, what if I told you we rounded up some of the best restaurants in Georgia with grits so good, you’ll never want to eat them anywhere else again? That’s right folks, here is the ultimate Georgia grits bucket list that will make you drool.
1. Jonah’s Fish and Grits— 109 E Jackson St, Thomasville, GA 31792
When you have the word "grits" in the title of your restaurant, you know it means business. Jonah's has been around for years, serving up the creamiest, tastiest shrimp and grits anyone could ask for.
2. Narobia’s Grits & Gravy— 2019 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401
Grist and gravy, what a pair! Who can resist the divinity of the grits paired with the soft, tender shrimp, then doused in Narobia's tangy gravy?! It is a match made in grits heaven.
3. Eli’s American—4446 Washington Rd #10, Evans, GA 30809
The shrimp and grits at Eli's American is certainly worthy of indulging in. It is American fare with a southern twist, and then a little bit of modern flare to boot. Once you sink your spoon in these savory grits, you'll know what we mean.
4. Parish on Cherry—580 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201
These aren't your average grits served at Parish on Cherry. In fact, there is a little bit of New Orleans style thrown in. For example, you can top your grits with shrimp or better yet, sausage, for a new take on this Georgian classic.
5. Henry’s Louisiana Grill— 4835 N Main St, Acworth, GA 30101
Are you ready for the cheesiest, most heavenly grits you've ever sunk your spoon into? Henry's Louisiana Grill takes ordinary shrimp and grits and levels them up with huge flavors.
6. Grits Café— 17 W Johnston St, Forsyth, GA 31029
Beyond Grits Cafe serving up some seriously splendid grits the old fashioned way, they also have cornered the market with these succulent grits fritter sticks! And guess what? No forks or spoons required.
7. Bank Street Café—126 S Hill St, Griffin, GA 30223
This adorable eatery in Griffin serves up truly sumptuous grits in a variety of ways. Get them on the side to compliment any breakfast dish, or divulge into the mouthwatering shrimp and grits for an experience you'll never forget.
8. Steel Magnolia— 132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601
Are you ready for some creamy, cheesy yellow grits unlike anything you've ever tasted? Then Steel Magnolia is your place. Especially when you choose to put a nice piece of braised pork belly on top. Mmm mm.
9. Le Petit Marche— 1984 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Cheese+shrimp+grits+bacon = all from an unassuming spot in Atlanta. Really, what more could you ask for?
10. The National— 232 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601
The National is a fantastic southern spot that features the most rich, most scrumptious shrimp and grits you've ever tried. We dare you to have just one plate.
11. West Egg Café— 1100 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318
If you're wondering who won the best grits in the state at last year's Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, then look no further. West Egg took home the top prize with their delectable shrimp and grits dish. Try this prize winning plate for yourself.
12. Blackwater Grill—260 Redfern Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
There is nothing better than outdoor seating, overlooking the marsh, and snacking on some of the freshest shrimp in the state. Well maybe one thing better is when the shrimp is piled on some swoon worthy grits.
Are there any places we missed that you recommend we check out? Share with us! Otherwise if you’re looking for more tasty places in Georgia to tackle, then take a look at
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