Eating in Augusta, GA
Whether you’ve arrived in Augusta, GA, for an event, a business trip, or a visit with family or friends, you’ll quickly discover that Georgia’s second largest city features a variety of local restaurants and many cuisines. Several of the restaurants mentioned are within walking distance to the Augusta Riverwalk, meaning you can walk off a full stomach while enjoying views of the Savannah River. Sounds like a good plan to us.
- Pineapple Ink Tavern: This new restaurant dared to open its doors during a very atypical 2020, and has since established a reputation for creative southern dishes, creative craft cocktails and a focus on hospitality. Most menu items range from $10 – $25, and they also offer a popular Sunday brunch.
- Southern Salad: If you’re looking for a restaurant that caters to even the healthiest of eaters, try Southern Salad. The restaurant menu includes both signature salad combinations and a build-your-own salad option. Most salads are in the $10 – $15 range, especially if you add an optional protein, but if you’re looking for a restaurant with options for a variety of diets and preferences, this is a great option.
- Farmhaus: Craving a burger? With two locations, Farmhaus has become well-known in the Augusta area for delicious burgers (including beef, turkey, chicken or black bean), hot dogs, and milkshakes. (If you’re not the designated driver, their boozy milkshakes are especially popular.) Menu options are sourced locally or regionally when possible, and its reasonable prices and quick service make this an ideal choice for families with children.
- Abel Brown: Although Augusta is several hours from the nearest coast, Abel Brown can quench your appetite for seafood. Their menu emphasizes fish and oysters, but they also offer a comprehensive menu for those who prefer their meals come from the land instead of the sea. (We get it. Oysters are an acquired taste.) Abel Brown’s menu is on the pricier side, so many locals save it for a special occasion, though it’s a popular location for business dinners as well.
- Knuckle Sandwiches: This hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Broad Street used to exclusively cater to the bar crowd, with late-night hours and comfort-food sandwiches. They recently expanded their hours to include standard dinner hours, so even more locals are aware of the wonder of their sandwich menu. Sitting inside is limited, but many people grab their sandwiches to go.
- Pizza Joint: If you’re looking for another family-friendly, reasonably-priced, crowd-pleasing restaurant, consider a stop at Pizza Joint. Their two area locations offer ample indoor and outdoor seating. Their menu is broad, and you can purchase pizza by the pie or by the slice, but it might be difficult to satisfy an extremely healthy eater. Though, some might say it’s worth the splurge.
Don’t forget to Google for fantastic restaurant options for many ethnic cuisines, including Italian, French, African, Mexican, Indian, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Mediterrean and German. Augusta, GA, and its local business and restaurant scene might just help you expand your palate or satisfy a craving. Now to decide what to try first!