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Restaurants in Georgia: RVing and Eating Our Way through Georgia

Restaurants in Georgia. Down-home southern cooking! BBQ. Catfish buffets. Local, mom and pop cafes. Truck stops and diners. Soul food and seafood. RVing across Georgia is a foodies dream! A big part of our RVing experience is sampling new foods, trying regional specialties, and feasting on local favorites.

Restaurants in Georgia

These are some of the restaurants in Georgia where we have eaten.

Northside Cafe
1629 Tift Ave N
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 238-2487

Bubba stopped by to see if our breakfast was good. He sat down to chat. Then, there were introductions all around. Within an hour of having walked in the door of the Northside Cafe, everyone knew about us. And, we'd gotten brief bios on all the regulars present. Prices are downright cheap. Service is friendly. Expect to linger over coffee and don't be in a rush. Try the tomato pie. RV parking is okay for camper vans or pick-up campers, but if you are driving a large motorhome or pulling a trailer, you probably will need to park elsewhere.

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Main Hua Chinese Restaurant
255 East Monroe Ave.
Ashburn, GA 31714
Ph: 229-567-9069

We first went to Main Hua Chinese Restaurant back in 1995. We went there so often, in fact, that we ate our completely through the menu -- each time trying something new, until we had ordered each entrée at least once. We returned to Ashburn more than 25 years later, wondering if they would still be open and if it would still be the same owner. Yes! The owner is still there, working diligently to provide good food and good service. The restaurant has expanded, and now offers a Chinese buffet for lunch and dinner. It's a bargain. You'll find Main Hua in a small strip mall, sharing a large, RV friendly parking with the Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

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Bubba Jax Crab Shack
1700 W Hill Ave
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: (229) 469-4368

Bubba Jax Crab Shack. Go there. Have oysters. That could easily be the review for Bubba Jax Crab Shack. Except, then you might miss out on the shrimp grits, and po boys, and crab cakes, and all the other scrumptious offerings. Everything we ate there was excellent. The service was better than good. Prices for the fresh seafood dishes aren't much more than fast food joint places. But, back to the oysters. They were succulent, almost buttery, with no grittiness and no fishy taste. Bubba Jax Crab Shack has reasonable RV parking.

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Tri-County Seafood Market and Restaurant
401 S Pecan St., Unit H
Cordele, GA 31015
Ph: 229-513-3397

You’ll find Tri-County Seafood Market and Restaurant tucked away in a Cordele strip mall. It’s not fancy. However, the seafood is fresh, the service very good, and the prices are decent. We had oysters and catfish, both fried to perfection. My onion rings had a crispy cornmeal coating. Bob said his carrot raisin salad was the best he’s had in years. Other diners had plates with shrimp and clusters of crab legs, and it sure looked as though they were enjoying them. Tri-County Seafood Market and Restaurant is a homespun café, friendly for lunch or a casual dinner. The parking lot can easily accommodate even large RVs.

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Passage 2 India
2910 N Ashley St
Valdosta, GA 31602

Passage 2 India offers an Indian food lunch buffet, which we enjoyed. They also have a menu, and are open for dinner. The cafe is in a strip mall, behind Captain D’s. Although it has an Ashley Street address, we find it easier to get there from Patterson Street. If going in from Patterson St., look for the sign with Brother’s Grill and Indian buffet – that’s where you want to turn into the parking lot. There is plenty of parking, even for large motorhomes and fifth wheels.

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Rancho Grande of Fitzgerald
708 S Grant St #3
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 423-2323

The lunch buffet at the Rancho Grande of Fitzgerald surpassed our expectations! More than a few basics, it included specialty items, too. We were happy to find the food closer to authentic Mexican than what is often served in Mexican restaurants in the U.S.A. Rancho Grande is busy with a lunch rush. If you are in a large RV, plan to arrive before or after the peak lunch and dinner hours, and parking should be fine.

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Esparza's Mexican Restaurant
611 N Irwin Ave
Ocilla, GA 31774
Phone: (229) 468-7037

Esparza's Mexican Restaurant is a small town Mexican restaurant, with excellent food and service. The atmosphere is jovial, with customers and staff visiting and having a good time. I highly recommend the chile relleno. Esparza's Mexican Restaurant is located in a strip mall, with adequate parking for RVers.

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La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
247 E Monroe Ave
Ashburn, GA 31714   
Phone: (229) 566-0278

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant served us a very good dinner. My chile rellenos were stuffed with meat and cheese, and came with a large tossed salad, instead of the usual beans and rice. Bob had a combination of some sorts, and it was huge. We had enough left to take home for a tasty Mexican food lunch the next day. The service was good. As with many restaurants, lunch prices are less than dinner prices. La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant is in a strip mall that shares a large parking lot with a grocery store. There is ample parking for even the largest motorhomes and trailer combinations.

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Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant
1005 8th St.
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-0790

Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant serves delicious Mexican food. Service is friendly and efficient. Atmosphere is quiet and pleasant. Prices are very reasonable. The lunch specials are downright inexpensive! My chile relleno came with a ground beef and cheese sauce on top, and a generous side of guacamole. Even the rice is flavorful! Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant is RV friendly, with plenty of parking.

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Morehead's Country Store
1962 GA Highway 32 W
Ocilla, Georgia 31774
Phone: (229) 831-5557
Physical Location: Irwinville, Georgia

Morehead's Country Store has a hot food bar. Some folks refer to it as a buffet or a buffet bar, but it is not a serve yourself, eat all you want buffet. You select from whatever meats and side dishes are available when you are there, telling the clerk what you'd like, and she dishes it up for you. It seems most meals are to-go. However, they have long rows of community tables, if you want to stay and eat there. Breakfast is best early; get the brown link sausage! The fried oysters on the Friday night seafood "buffet" are some of the best I've ever eaten. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We're becoming regulars at Morehead's Country Store! There's plenty of room for RV parking.

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El Metate
1021 2nd St W
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 445-3713

Our lunch at El Metate was excellent. We were particularly pleased with the enchilada sauce -- it had an authentic red chili taste. El Metate isn't the cheapest Mexican restaurant around, but is reasonable, and servings were large enough that we had some to take home. El Matate Mexican restaurant is conveniently located close to the Interstate. It is RV parking friendly, as it shares a large parking lot with a motel.

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Pit Stop Bar-B-Que & Grill, Inc.
1112 8th St
Tifton, GA 31793
Phone: (229) 387-0888

Pit Stop Bar-B-Que & Grill has been a mainstay in providing the Tifton area with delicious barbeque for years. They were good when we ate there twenty years ago, and they are good now. Service, food, prices, RV parking…no complaints from us on any of it. There is side-of-street parking for big rigs; last time we were there, there were four full-size fire and rescue trucks (no emergency -- the guys were on lunch break).

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Charles Seafood Restaurant
701 7th St W
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 382-9696

Charles Seafood Restaurant was serving up delicious seafood when we first RVed in the Tifton area over two decades ago. We looked forward to going back -- and we were not disappointed. Fried alligator, scallops, stuffed shrimp, and fried oysters…that was on our first visit back, and all were excellent. Meals come with plates of pickles and raw onion, if you ask for them. Service is good. Charles Seafood Restaurant is a lunch place -- closes early. There's RV parking nearby.

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Saigon Kitchen Thai Vietnamese Chinese Restaurant
724 W 2nd St
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 396-5888

Lunch specials at Saigon Kitchen Thai Vietnamese Chinese Restaurant take up an entire menu! Lunch specials come with soup and an eggroll. Bob particularly enjoyed the Sweet Mongolian Beef. If you like curry, but are afraid of the heat, their green curry is for you -- full of chicken and vegetables, with a very mild sauce. Fresh rolls, which they call "soft rolls," are not on the lunch menu -- ask for them. Our waitress did a fine job. Prices are reasonable. There's adequate parking for RVs.

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El Patron
31794 Fulwood Blvd
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 251-9770

El Patron has a lunch buffet and dinner buffet, along with menu service. The lunch buffet is so good that we haven't yet ordered anything from the menu. (Though, I hear it is delicious, authentic, and inexpensive.) During popular lunch and dinner hours, RV parking could be tricky.

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Royal Waffle King
603 Old Omega Rd
Tifton, GA 31793
Phone: (229) 388-9676

This Royal Waffle King is part of the Shell Travel Plaza. It is one of the few restaurants in the area with table service that are open on Sunday mornings. The food was good. The French fries were the best I've had in the state -- served hot and crisp. Service was exceptional. Prices are reasonable. Even the largest RVs should find easy parking.

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La Lomita Mexican Restaurant, Fitzgerald, GALa Lomita Mexican Restaurant, Fitzgerald, GA

La Lomita Mexican Restaurant
125 Bowens Mill Hwy
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 426-6114

La Lomita Mexican Restaurant features a lunch buffet. The sign on the door reads, "100% Authentic Mexican Food," but with French fries, fried chicken, and hot wings on the buffet, it seemed Americanized to me. The waitresses were attentive. The atmosphere was busy, with families visiting vociferously. Prices were reasonable. Parking is fine for small RVs, and should be okay for larger ones, especially if you don't arrive during peak times.

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Ole Times Country Buffet
718 W. 7th St.
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 388-1601

Ole Times Country Buffet is a large buffet, full of southern comfort foods and favorites. We were there on the early side of lunch, and the food was very fresh. They continually restocked. If you are new to southern foods, this would be an excellent way to sample a wide variety of the regions popular meats, vegetables, and desserts. It is also the most extensive salad bar we've found in this area. Friday nights they have an inexpensive seafood buffet. Ole Times Country Buffet has a large parking lot, suitable even for trucks pulling trailers.

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Peacock Grill Indian Cuisine, Albany, GAFrom the Buffet at Peacock Grill Indian Cuisine

Peacock Grill Indian Cuisine
2820 Meredyth Dr
Albany, GA 31707
Phone: (229) 496-5623

Peacock Grill Indian Cuisine offers a small buffet at lunchtime. They also have menu service, for lunch and dinner. The buffet was very limited, but we enjoyed what was there. The sauce on the egg curry was particularly flavorful, not spicy hot, but rich in layered, developed flavors. Peacock Grill is in a strip mall, with plenty of parking.

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Little Caesars Pizza
214 18th Street East,
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 256-2983

The Little Caesars Pizza Hot-N-Ready pizza has become our staple for when we want a cheap pizza, quickly. What's more, the quality is better than many of the expensive pizzas we've bought at other pizza places. This particular Little Caesars came through as expected. If you are in an RV, consider parking in the Walmart next door -- after all, if you are like many RVers, you'll want to do some shopping there anyway.

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Captain D's
1307 Highway 82 W
Tifton, GA 31793
Phone: (229) 386-0770

255 Ocila Rd
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 423-0334

Captain D's is our "go to" place for inexpensive fried fish in Georgia. Make no mistake -- it's fast food, order at the counter, with plastic silverware. But when you want a cheap meal, with fish or shrimp, it's the place. We also like the stuffed crab shells and chicken tenders at Captain D's. RV parking is iffy.

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Waffle House
2203 Us Hwy 41 North
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-8922

Waffle House is most always good for an inexpensive sit-down meal any time of the day. I like that  can get cheap burgers for breakfast, or anything else on the menu. And, I stress, it is sit-down, with table service. For the best deals and cheap meals, ask for the "Five Dollar Menu." The food is good and the service is most always better than expected. This location shares the parking lot with Harvey's supermarket, so there is plenty of parking for large RVs.

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Puckett's Place Hometown Diner
116 Benjamin H Hill Dr W #10
Fitzgerald, GA 31750   
Phone: (229) 423-3441

Puckett's Place Hometown Diner uses the tagline, "Fitzgerald's Newest Tradition." Located in a strip mall in the Walmart parking lot, Puckett's Place is easy to miss. They feature scrambled ground chuck burgers and hand roll hamburgers. They have interesting combinations, such as "The Burger-Que," which is a hamburger topped with pulled pork bar-b-que. The standout of our meal were the onion rings -- deep fried crisp and served hot. Puckett's Place is order at the counter, and then they bring the paper-plated food to your table. There's plenty of RV parking, after all, it shares the parking lot with Walmart.

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Hibachi Buffet
246 Ocilla Hwy,
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 423-3118

Hibachi Buffet is your average, Americanized Chinese buffet, with a hibachi grill. The price is very reasonable. The hot and sour soup was particularly tasty. We are not a sushi fans, so didn't try any of it, but they do have a variety of sushi items on the buffet. Go at peak hours for the freshest food. The parking lot is large and convenient for RVs.

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Asahi Xpress Japanese Restaurant
814 2nd St W
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-8611

Asahi Xpress Japanese Restaurant is Americanized Japanese fast food for the masses. It is an order at the counter and eat from throw-a-way plates with a plastic fork place. The building once housed a Long John Silver's restaurant. The food tasted fresh and servings were generous. I was disappointed in the lack of flavor -- I could taste absolutely no ginger in my Ginger Steak. Parking was crowded and crazy, even with a small SUV. The restaurant is also referred to as Asahi Express Japanese Steak House & Seafood.

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214 18th St B & C
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 386-5758

A Subway sub sandwich has the potential to be healthy -- if you skip the meats and load it with vegetables. We get ours loaded with vegetables, so we are good on that part. But, we most always opt for processed cold cuts, along with it. And dressing! This Tifton Subway location did a fine job of piling toppings on the toasted meat and cheese-laden sandwich. The sandwich artist -- or whatever they call the young person who puts the sandwich together -- was polite, friendly, and made our meal to order. RV parking is basically non-existent in front of the store, but if you are also doing some shopping at Walmart, it is just a short walk across the street.

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New China Buffet
1805 Tift Ave #B
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 387-8780

The New China Buffet is your basic Chinese food buffet restaurant, located in a strip mall. The buffet is available for both lunch and dinner. They gave us a take-out menu as we were getting ready to leave. I didn't think to ask if menu items were available for dining in or if dining is was buffet only. There's plenty of parking for RVs in the strip mall parking lot.

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208 E 20th St
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 386-9280

A Wendy's Chocolate Frosty always hits the spot after a day of running errands. This Wendy's is in the same building as the Shell gas station, so while there isn't an abundance of RV parking, you can run in for a quick treat while refueling.

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Denny's Restaurant #2325
Located at the Flying J
1125 Bucksnort Rd
Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 775-6670

Denny's Restaurant #2325 has the standard Denny's menu. It's convenient if you stop at the Flying J for fuel or other services. Although at a Flying J travel center, parking was crowded, even for our small motorhome.

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Golden Corral
190 S Virginia Ave
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: (229) 382-4121

The Tifton Golden Corral is your typical eat-too-much American food buffet. We hit the Senior Early Bird Special, making it reasonably priced. (As I write this, the Senior Early Bird Special is 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, but these things change.) The Tifton Golden Corral has plenty of parking, making it very RV friendly.

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TA Atlanta South, GA #100
Family Restaurant
122 Truckstop Way
Jackson, GA, 30233-0967
Ph: 770-775-2076

"Family Restaurant" is on the sign outside the TA Atlanta South, GA #100 TA Petro. Menu service may be available, but the wait staff strongly encourages the buffet. The TA Petro is at the exit with two other truck stops. There's plenty of RV parking in the area.

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King Buffet
177 S Virginia Ave
Tifton, GA 31794   
Phone: (229) 382-5555

King Buffet's dinner buffet includes a variety of seafood -- mussels, baked salmon, other fish, several shrimp dishes, stuffed crab shells, and several other dishes made with fake crab -- so if you like seafood on Chinese buffets, you may enjoy this. For me, the highlight of the meal was the ice cream. The restaurant is located in a Tifton strip mall. It shares the parking lot with Big Lots, Save-a-Lot, Dollar Tree, and TSC, so there is plenty of parking for even the largest of RVs. The location is also across the street from Golden Corral.

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1266 Lakes Blvd
Lake Park, GA 31636

Krystal is a fast food chain, apparently quite popular in parts of the south. A Krystal burger is small, square, and very moist (perhaps steamed). We enjoyed the fries -- they were served hot and crisp.

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Dairy Queen
1407 Tift Ave
Tifton, GA
(229) 386-2319

As it is with all fast food chains, some locations are better than others. We went to this Dairy Queen for lunch, one time.

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El Cazador
1103 King Rd, Ste A
Tifton, Georgia 31793
(229) 386-2126

We went to El Cazador Mexican restaurant in Tifton, Georgia, for lunch, one time.

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