Restaurants to Try in Augusta, GA
When you visit a new city, take the opportunity to eat locally. Many mid-sized cities are seeing an influx of new local businesses, including many new restaurants, and Augusta is no exception. It’s difficult to pare down, so this list includes both established restaurants and up-and-coming favorites. The common thread – delicious food.
Frog Hollow Tavern
This is a fine dining experience, that is a popular choice for special occasions and business dinners. It also won the Travelers’ Choice award for 2020. The menu includes a variety of meat and seafood options, including oysters, scallops, and pork chops. If you’re feeling more classic, the burger is always a satisfying option. The cost? It will be around $30 per person. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are also available.
Farmhaus offers a variety of creative burger options, served with your choice of beef, turkey, chicken or veggie patty, along with hot dogs, salads and milkshakes. If you prefer, you can build your own burger. Just be sure to save room for some hand-cut fries or fried pickles. The cost averages around $7-14/meal, so it’s affordable for a quick lunch or dinner out with your family. Either way, this is a great place to grab a quick bite.
It can be challenging to keep up a healthy diet while traveling. Balance out your more indulgent meals with a visit to Southern Salad (or SoSal). This local restaurant offers salads and grain bowls that are heavy on taste, but not on calories. They source their ingredients locally when possible.
Craving pizza? This “joint” won’t disappoint. They offer a great selection of beers and appetizers, along with pizzas by the slice or by the pie, and they have an outdoor patio to take advantage of good weather. Come by during the week and you may get roped into trivia night.
This is a great deli that is wonderful for a quick lunch. The menu is inspired by classic German foods, including German potato Salad, German louis, and beef reubens. If those options don’t make your mouth water, their menu includes many different types of sandwiches to choose from. You will get a meal here around $10-15 so it is a good rival to grabbing fast food.
Calvert’s is another option for a nicer meal. The French-inspired restaurant menu includes fried lobster tail and bacon-wrapped shrimp in various sauces. If you have ever wanted to try escargot, you can order it here! Eating here is a bit pricey. If you dine early there are sunset specials that are more affordable, about $30/couple. During standard dinner hours, the cost may reach upwards of $75 for a party of two.
Abel Brown Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar features a seafood-heavy menu, including oysters. If you aren’t a seafood lover, you’re still sure to find something to your taste on the menu, and with a cocktail and wine menu to complement your meal.
Whiskey Bar Kitchen
This place is known for its burgers and wings, but the menu and the setting is a step up from what you might be imagining. The burger menu includes both classic and non-traditional combinations, and the wings can be served with a variety of sauces. There are also vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Come by, experience the atmosphere, and enjoy your meal with a side of fries.