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The Rookery

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American, Hamburgers
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543 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201-2710
+1 478-746-8658
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 135
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  • 116
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
THE Burger Place

I had the Jimmy Carter with jelly (loved saying that) and it was great! Battered fries were pretty flavorless and the Reeses shake was OK hence the downgrade from excellent. I would come back just for another burger anytime I'm in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Alex K
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Davenport, Florida
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Davenport, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had the Jimmy Carter with jelly (loved saying that) and it was great! Battered fries were pretty flavorless and the Reeses shake was OK hence the downgrade from excellent. I would come back just for another burger anytime I'm in town.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere and good food in this restaurant with an outside patio. Mostly a burger place, but there are other items on the menu. The milkshakes are some of the best I have had. I enjoyed the Moon Pie shake and it was plenty tasty and filling. I would definitely go back!

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Darien, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Food is not already made. Do not eat here, if you are in a hurry. However, everything is really good and worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went here while in town visiting a friend. This place is super fun. Has a very creative, Georgia themed menu featuring Burgers with names like "the James Brown." I eat my fair share of burgers out, and this is the best place I've been to. Location and atmosphere are also really fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Everything was so great. The service was amazing. Patrick was quick to suggest beers that stayed within the type i liked from all over the world. The black and blue burger was prepared perfectly. The Buffalo chicken sandwich was juicy and so tender. The entire meal was perfect! The environment was suddle and quaint perfect for a couple away from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

but the beer was cold & the food was very good. Our server was also very attentive - we were a large party but he did a great job & got our food checks correct. Will visit again if we're in the area.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We've eating at The Rookery several times in the past four years. Our dinner for a party of 3 were there on a Thursday evening. Our waiter, Patrick, was attentive and got us started with an order of Green Fried Tomatoes. Delicious! In addition to our chicken dishes, we also had dessert - carmel apple tart with ice cream. A... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were in Macon on a Friday night so we decided to eat downtown. Stopped here based on its Trip Advisor ranking and were not disappointed. The atmosphere and ambience make it a fun experience. Many variations of the hamburger... I chose the one with sautéed onions and sweet pickles. Delicious. The fries flavored with coca cola were an interesting... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We didn't try the Doublr "Mac and Cheese" burger, but everything was delicious. Our server was there to meet all requests. Unique atmosphere.

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Newmarket, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stopped for lunch here while driving the Antebellum Trail heading from Savannah to Atlanta. We had a bit of a wait as this is likely the most popular restaurant in downtown Macon - lots of local business people come here for lunch. We picked this restaurant based on tripadvisor reviews. We were given a table on the upper level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 543 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201-2710
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-746-8658

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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