Hunter’s Cafe

310 Macon Ave
Jackson, 30233
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If you visit Jackson and don't eat at Hunter's, then you're missing something special. Miss Hunter makes the best fried chicken I have ever eaten in my life. The meat is so fresh, and so tender, and so savory, and the fried and breaded skin is so good that even someone who usually thinks fried chicken skin is gross (such as myself) will gobble it up and ask for more. The fried catfish is also delicious and so expertly prepared that you can crunch up the bones, fins, and tail like potato chips. I know this sounds savage, but if you embrace it you're in for a treat. The vegetable side dishes aren't vegetarian (they're cooked with bacon and pork fat), but don't let that deter you from digging into the best black eyed peas, turnip greens, collard greens, fried okra, and scalloped potatoes you will ever encounter in this world or the next. The cornbread is good, the hushpuppies are good, and the donuts (when they have them) are excellent. Miss Hunter's cooking is what all other soul food aspires to be. The only problem with eating here is that you will forever after be unable to eat self-proclaimed Southern food with knowing just how far it falls short of what it's supposed to taste like. These guys are super-busy on Sunday after church lets out, so heads up. If you don't want to eat in, the take-out is great. They'll also prepare large orders (like for a wake or for a family Thanksgiving meal) in advance if you call ahead. The to-go cups for sweet ice tea are enormous and probably shouldn't be placed in the hands of small children unless you're prepared to deal with the ensuing sugar high.

(770) 504-9111

Barbeque, Seafood, Breakfast & Brunch

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Little Caesars Pizza

574 E 3rd St
Jackson, 30233
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(770) 775-7755

Pizza, Fast Food

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Dairy Queen

2995 Highway 36 W
Jackson, 30233
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(770) 504-1146

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Jackson Ale House

136 W 3rd St
Jackson, 30233
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(678) 774-7060

Sports Bars, American (New)

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Blind Pig BBQ, LLC

873 Barnetts Bridge Rd
Jackson, 30233
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(770) 504-0250

Barbeque, Southern

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Ole Rudy’s Bar-B-Que

3200 High Falls Rd
Jackson, 30233
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(770) 227-6709

Barbeque

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Mesquite Mexican Grill & Bar

34 3rd St
Jackson, 30233
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Awesome Mexican restaurant. I have eaten at a lot of Mexican restaurants and this is one of the best. The carnitas were excellent and the chicken quesadilla was as well. The service was great and the ambiance was much nicer than we expected in a small town like Jackson. We were at a softball tournament in Monticello and drove over to eat there both days.
This will be the second time I have been here and the last time was a couple months ago and the food was really good. They have street parking and in Jackson, it is free for 2 hours and this was Sunday around 5 PM and parking was not a problem. They have a full bar and Draught beer thank goodness and you can get a 32 oz one .. yea!. They have a few domestics and of course Mexican beers. As with every Mexican restaurants, they make great margaritas. The have tables, booths and a bar that seats maybe 8-10 people. The chips they bring out are nice and crisp and light. Much better than many I have had at other places. I ordered a Molcajete, which has chicken, shrimp, grilled pork and steak and lots of other stuff served in a cool Volcano rock bowl. It also includes tortilla shells and a plate of beans and rice. It was huge and quite a bit for 14 dollars ... enough to share. I found it very tasty but some of the meat was grisly and actually had to spit some out into a napkin. I wish I could remember the cheese and meat cheese bowl as an appetizer. IT was awesome .. I added a messy picture of it... sorry... The service was great and the food was very good. I was a little concerned because some of the meat was grissly and took away from the overall experience. Overall it is a 3.5-4.0 because the quality for the price is very good. I will come again if I am in town.
Inexpensive and dependable Americanized Tex-Mex food. This place is always busy, and rightfully so. Everything on the menu is equally delicious, so order whatever you want without fear. Their desserts are surprisingly good, and their beer is surprisingly cheap. Great for large parties and people with small children. If you order take-out, be sure to call at least twenty minutes in advance, especially on the weekends.

(678) 752-0013

Mexican, Bars

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Wendy’s

2995 Hwy 36 W
Jackson, 30233
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(770) 504-8590

Burgers, Fast Food

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Hunter’s Family Restaurant

112 Peachtree St
Jackson, 30233
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(770) 775-9092

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Fresh Air Barbecue

1164 Hwy 42 S
Jackson, 30233
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Great pulled pork. Nice smokey flavor is just right with the meat. The vinegar-based bbq sauce is some of the best I've had. The Brunswick Stew was good. Overall good value. Quaint, rustic atmosphere. Only drawback is a lack of other items on the menu for those in your party that don't eat pork.
My wife says she has been going to Fresh Air Barbecue in Jackson (actually, it's near Jackson) since she was 2 years old. I've only gone a few times, but like yesterday we stop by whenever we can, usually on trips to or from Florida. Fresh Air is a classic barbecue joint, founded in 1929 and today run by the grandsons of one of the owners. I nominate it for the best name, best atmosphere and some of the tastiest basic "bar-bee-chew" of any BBQ place in the South. We had a simple barbecue sandwich for lunch, with sweet tea, and took home a box full of pulled pork slaw, Brunswick stew, beans and an 8-pack of Colonial hamburger buns. The price is right, and the food is as authentic as you'll find anywhere in the Southeast. The barbecue sauce is the vinegar and tomato combination style that you'll find in Georgia and some other areas in the South, and the pulled pork is slow-roasted in a shack next door. No alcohol served. My only disappointment was that they didn't have any Fresh Air bird houses in stock -- these are amazing pieces of Southern folk art. By the way, Fresh Air has put up a new rail fence in front of the building, so any photo you have or see on their website does not reflect the "new look" though the main part of the restaurant remains the same inside and out. There also are locations in Macon and Athens, run by "kin" of the Jackson owners, but I prefer the atmosphere and food at the Jackson location.
I have been eating here since I was a child. Growing up in Jackson, it was only one of the few places to eat back in the 70's and 80's. It hasn't changed. Still, very good bbq and slaw, those are my tow favorites things here but honestly have never had anything bad here.

(770) 775-3182

Barbeque

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