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Must-eats in Macon

A long day of moving and unpacking is sure to work up an appetite. Check out the following restaurants for a bite to recharge before the new school year starts.

Chico & Chang

A staple of any good Mercer Bear’s diet, Chico & Chang is a Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant serving up superb dishes from both cultures. They are friendly to a college student’s budget, and my personal go-to spot for bubble tea.

I RECOMMEND: Beef Bibimbap

CALL: (478) 477-1688

ADDRESS: 3850 Riverside Dr.

H&H Restaurant

H&H is one of Macon's claims to fame, and for good reason. Their delicious soul food kept the Allman Brothers Band well-fed while they were on their way to becoming stars of Southern rock. They also make the best waffles I have ever put in my mouth.

I RECOMMEND: Fruit & Waffle

CALL: (478) 621-7044

ADDRESS: 807 Forsyth St.

Ricky’s Tacos

What started as a taco truck is now a well-loved taco shop in downtown Macon. The burritos are huge, the tacos are mouth-watering and the street corn takes me

back to celebrating Fiesta back home in San Antonio. What’s not to love?

I RECOMMEND: Chorizo Taco

CALL: (478) 200-4476

ADDRESS: 518 Cherry St.

LaDDa Bistro

My love affair with Thai food is well-documented and many years in the making, so it’s not surprising to find me eating lunch at LaDDa Bistro. It doesn’t get more refreshing than a glass of Thai tea on a hot Georgia day.


CALL: (478) 812-8138

ADDRESS: 442 Cherry St.

Roly Poly Sandwiches

Roly Poly might be a small chain restaurant, not necessarily unique to Macon, but it’s too good not to put on this list. There are literally dozens of hot and cold sandwiches to choose from, not to mention soups, salads and the option to roll your own sandwich.

I RECOMMEND: Cobb Salad Roll

CALL: (478) 745-7659

ADDRESS: 624 New St.

Southern Vegan Soul Cafe

As the only fully vegan restaurant in Macon, Southern Vegan Soul Cafe provides customers with healthy, scrumptious dishes as well as entertainment — don’t miss their Saturday Open Mic Nights.


CALL: (478) 254-0816

ADDRESS: 3348 Vineville Ave.


Savannah Duringer provided graphics for this article.

This article was updated Monday, Aug. 30 to include phone numbers and addresses for each location.

Ivy Marie Clarke

Ivy Marie Clarke ‘22 is an English literature and creative writing double major, double minoring in art and women’s and gender studies. She has served as editor of the Arts & Culture section of The Cluster for the last two years. She also interns with Macon Magazine and Mercer University Press and edits for The Dulcimer. She also enjoys drinking coffee and writing poetry. 


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