Eating Out in Augusta, GA
When visiting a new place, finding the best local businesses, shopping, and food is a top priority on many people’s lists. Instead of relying on chain restaurants that you can eat at in your hometown, you can use your trip as an opportunity to try new cuisines and explore restaurants that are popular among area residents. We find that local restaurants often offer truly memorable experiences that will come to mind long after you’re returned home. With this in mind, let’s take a look at 10 popular restaurants in Augusta, GA.
Frog Hollow Tavern
Most locals would consider this a special occasion restaurant. It offers a fine dining experience, with creative menu options and familiar favorites. Popular dishes include oysters, scallops and their perfectly-cooked pork chop. If you are a traditionalist, you’ll find that the burger will not disappoint. To eat at Frog Hollow, it will cost approximately $30/person. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Reservations are recommended. In 2020, Frog Hollow won the Travelers’ Choice award.
Farmhaus offers traditional American cuisine, featuring a variety of unique burger, hot dog and salad options. For any burger, choose between beef, chicken, turkey or vegetarian options. Gluten-free options are available. Feed your family for approximately $7-14 per person, making it a very affordable option to grab lunch downtown Augusta after shopping at the local businesses on Broad Street. Farmhaus is owned and operated by the same chef team who own Frog Hollow and nearby Craft and Vine.
This is a great deli that is perfect for a quick lunch. Many of their menu options are influenced by traditional German recipes. You’ll find German potato salad, German louis, and beef reubens, for example. But if none of those strike your fancy, the broad menu includes many other options.
Mellow Mushroom is a regional chain that sneaked onto our list with some of the best pizza in town. If you’re craving pizza, we’re confident that Mellow Mushroom will leave you satisfied (and probably craving another slice!). Large pizzas serve 4-6 people and cost $25-$30. Don’t plan to rush your meal. Their pizzas are made-to-order and often take 20-30 minutes to come out of the oven.
Calvert’s is a French-style restaurant and another good option if you are looking for a fancier meal. The menu includes options such as the fried lobster tail and bacon-wrapped shrimp in various sauces. If you have ever wanted to try escargot, then this is the place for you! If you are willing to dine earlier, there are typically more affordable sunset specials for around $30/couple. However, later in the evening, this restaurant will be more around $80/couple.
Many in Augusta consider Abel Brown to be the restaurant in Augusta for seafood. Abel Brown’s speciality is oysters. We realize oysters are not for everyone, but if you enjoy them, Abel Brown is a must-go. Beyond oysters, Abel Brown offers sophisticated American fare with an extensive wine and cocktail list. Abel Brown is located in Surrey Center, not far from the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club.
Craving Italian? Try Augustino’s Italian for both traditional Italian dishes and wood-fired pizzas. Looking for local Tex Mex? Try Nacho Mama’s in downtown Augusta. Finally, you’re in the south. Looking for southern food with no fuss? Try Honey from Rock Cafe for some of the best homestyle