Macon's culinary scene
... is as unique and spectacular as the city itself. Offering a wide variety of genres from Mexican to Thai to farm-to-table and more, it's a food-lover's paradise. Here's 6 restaurants that are worth the trip.
Establishing itself as one of Macon's most critically-acclaimed restaurants, Dovetail serves uniquely crafted southern cuisine highlighting the character and flavor of its fresh ingredients. The rustic and sophisticated dining room gives you the feel of gathering around a southern dinner table.
Offering authentic Thai cuisine, Ladda Bistro has an array of mouth-watering dishes on their menu. Try out their classics like Shrimp Pad Thai or Beef Broccoli. Feeling adventurous? Order the Chicken Red Curry. Thai hot.
If you're in the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine, La Bella Morelia is the place for you. Choose from several entrees like tacos, tostadas, burritos, and quesadillas. Next, the protein. Test out their marinated pork (al pastor) or beef barbecue (barbacoa). If you're looking to expand your palette, order the cow tongue (lengua) or cactus. That's right, cactus.
Known as one of Downtown Macon's most noticeable landmarks, The Rookery is a must-try. They're best known for out-of-this-world burgers (Guacamole on a burger? Yes, please.) and unique milkshake flavors like the Jimmy Carter (banana ice cream and peanut butter with a slice of bacon). Mmm mmm, good.
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Tic Toc Room
Macon's Tic Toc Room is an upscale steakhouse with a rich history. Previously called Miss Anne's Tic Toc Room, it's where Little Richard got his start and created the blueprint for rock and roll. Their Firecracker Seared Ahi Tuna, Chairman Reserve Filet, Lobster Ravioli, and Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes are just a few of our favorites.
Known for their unique American Asian fusion, Tokyo Alley has been serving up delectable dishes since 1992. Their Orange Chicken marries hand-battered chicken tenders with a tangy citrus sauce and comes with a side of fried rice and noodle salad. Yes, yes, and yes.