Are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Dublin or Savannah? Why not stop in Macon for a meal? Although Macon is not known to go green for this Irish inspired holiday, it is the perfect lunchtime stop on the way back from St. Patty's festivities. With their rich culture, unique menus and casual atmosphere, Macon's downtown area restaurants are sure to leave a good taste in your mouth.
Mercer Village is a retail and restaurant destination located in the heart of Macon. It is nestled right off highway I-75 and the downtown area, next to Mercer University. With restaurants like Francar's Buffalo Wings (pictured above), Fountain of Juice and Margarita's Mexican Grill, there is surely something here for everybody.
Molly's has been a downtown staple for years. Named for Macon's native son Little Richard's "Good Golly, Miss Molly", Molly's features a rotating menu of down south dishes, including soups, salads and sandwiches and will definitely give you the downhome comforts of home.
Lemongrass Thai Bistro
This downtown sweet spot offers fusions of Thai inspired spices and southern favorites. Their lunch menu offers a variety of options like fried shrimp and waffles, red curry chicken and bottomless mimosas.
The Rookery is known for its amazing burgers that glorify Georgia's southern charm. The large menu includes burgers and shakes named after some of The Peach State's famous and biggest personalities like Jimmy Carter, Outkast, and the Allman Brothers.
And don't forget, Macon's annual International Cherry Blossom Festival is only 2 days away! Make sure you come back to experience the festivities which kick-off March 19 and include parades, nightly concerts and an all-around good time!
Writer: India Turner, Macon-Bibb County CVB Marketing Intern