Milledgeville’s Best Restaurants

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If you need a quick bite to eat or a special dinner while visiting Milledgeville, these are some of our go-to stops. By no means an exhaustive list, here are some of our favorites:

Aubri Lane’s at The Club

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Offering a rotating menu of inspired southern fare, Aubri Lane’s at The Club is an easy choice for a sit-down lunch or beautiful dinner. The carefully curated menu has great appetizers, small plates, and entrees as well as outstanding drinks, cocktails, and wines. It’s our go-to for meeting up with a few friends or enjoying a special night out. Just make sure you try the gentlemen rolls and habanero margaritas!

Great for: 

  • A relaxing sit-down lunch
  • Dinner night out
  • Meeting up with friends

Location:

3700 Sinclair Dam Rd NE
Milledgeville, GA 31061

The Reel Grill

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Just a couple of miles from the Rockwell House, the Reel Grill is located right in the heart of downtown Milledgeville. With a variety of seafood dishes, the menu is sure to delight sea-farers and land lovers alike. There’s an absolutely amazing shrimp and grits or perfectly seared steaks. Don’t forget the specialty drinks, including a unique bourbon cocktail, “Flannery O’Conner’s Love Letters.”

Great for: 

  • Easy sit-down lunch after touring downtown
  • Dinner night out
  • Grabbing a drink between activities

Location:

114 S Wayne Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Velvet Elvis Grille

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Also located downtown, Velvet is great American food for lunch and dinner. The housemade burgers and chicken sandwiches are perfect for lunch, and the dinner menu has options for delicious grill food for everyone (including kids!). We’re usually at Velvet on Friday for $20 steaks, but it’s just as hard to beat any of their other daily specials.

Great for: 

  • Classic American bar and grill food
  • Steak night on Friday
  • Low-key lunches or quick drinks

Location: 

113 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Amici Milledgeville

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Amici means friends, and we love our friends at Milledgeville’s local pizza and wings joint. Located at the corner of Wayne and Hancock streets in downtown Milledgeville, Amici is a casual restaurant perfect for grabbing a slice, a few wings, or dining out with the whole family. An extensive beer list also makes stepping in for a drink easy, and the Sunday build-your-own Bloody Mary menu is excellent. 

Great for: 

  • Pizza (dine-in or take-out), wings, and Gar Chee Mar – trust us!
  • Family dining or quick bites
  • Weeknight trivia and other specials

Location: 

101 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

The Brick

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Self-described as a playful, brick-walled eatery and bar serving classic and creative pizza, calzones, pasta and sandwiches. The Brick is a local favorite and you’re sure to see plenty of families or students when you venture into the large dining room. It’s hard to be their calzones, but the build-your-own pasta and sandwich specials come close. 

Great for: 

  • Casual dining with the family
  • Lots of options for kids, including a few arcade games
  • Any carb you can imagine – pizza, pasta, and calzones

Location: 

136 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Buffingtons

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Locally owned and operated, Buffington’s is an excellent bar and grill with even better beer and music. Known for its rotation of local and touring artists, Buff’s is a great place to grab a bite, beer, and enjoy a band. You can’t go wrong with a burger, and definitely try a few “opening acts” appetizers. 

Great for: 

  • Live music and a college-town atmosphere
  • Craft beer – over 50 available 
  • Checking out the local bar scene

Location:

120 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061, USA

Bollywood Tacos

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Every town needs a great taco joint. Bollywood Tacos is an excellent fusion restaurant featuring tacos and other midwestern dishes with a distinctive Asian flair. We could go for just about any kind of taco, but usually include the Southern-Seoul, Beef Bar-bacoa, or Mexican Streetcorn tacos in our order. Try the margaritas, too while you dine on the patio!

Great for: 

  • Adventurous eaters who love fusion flavors
  • Tacos, chips, and margaritas
  • Quick and easy lunch or dinner

Location: 

107 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

The Local Yolkal Cafe

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Breakfast and brunch lovers pay attention! Open early through 3 pm, you don’t want to miss out on downtown Milledgeville’s best breakfast spot. There are great takes on classic brunch fare including eggs benedict, omelets, pancakes, and more. If you’re not an early riser, stop in for any of their delicious lunch sandwiches and salads. 

Great for: 

  • Breakfast, brunch, and lunch
  • Fueling up before heading out for an packed morning of activity 
  • Just about anything you could crave for brunch

Location: 

117 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

Metropolis Cafe

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While Milledgeville has a lot to offer when it comes to traditional Southern and American cuisine, Metropolis stands out for its light and fresh Mediterranean menu. From kabobs to gyro to baklava, drop by this small but smart cafe for a refreshing lunch or dinner. With vegetarian options and even Indian food all day Thursday, everyone can find something at Metropolis. 

Great for:

  • Refreshing lunch or dinner – we love the gyros
  • Vegetarian diners 
  • Great kids options

Location: 

138 N Wayne Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Kai Thai

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Truly a taste of Thailand in Middle Georgia. The only better pad Thai we’ve had was from a street food stall in Bangkok. The extensive menu and sizable portions ensure you’ll leave wanting more but unable to eat another bite. 

Great for: 

  • Large, sharable portions
  • Variety of dishes
  • Carb-induced naps

Location: 

2600 N Columbia Street #C2
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Surcheros

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The online franchise on our list, Surcheros is some of the best Tex-Mex you’ll grab anywhere. A Georgia-based franchise with a growing number of locations in the state, Surcheros really does beat out your go-to places for burritos and bowls. We recommend stopping in for a fast, casual, and delicious lunch. 

Great for: 

  • Unbelievably taste burritos and bowls
  • Lunch with the whole family
  • Grabbing to-go after an active day

Location: 

108 Roberson Mill Road,
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Goodie Gallery

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Goodie Gallery is a local staple! The go-to spot for quick deli sandwiches, salads, and desserts. This no-frills shop is a Milledgeville institution and well-trafficked by residents and regular travelers through the area. Build your own sandwich and makes sure to get a slice of cake to take with you. 

Great for: 

  • Quick bites to each for lunch
  • Excellent desserts for a sweet treat
  • Grabbing to-go sandwiches for later

Location: 

812 N Columbia Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061