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Fresh Air Bar-b-Que Of Macon

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3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210
(478) 477-7229
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 32
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch on the Go

Traveling on my way home from Alabama along the back roads, I came upon this restaurant that was very unique. It looked like a barn, and it had a large overhanging roof without a floor. There were picnic tables underneath it though. It was a beautiful day, and I thought it would be a wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen T
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Waycross, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped there the other evening with 2 of my sons on the way through town. I had heard from a couple people that it was the place to be. I got the bbq plate and one of my sons got the BBQ sandwich. He enjoyed his sandwich. Mine was not as good as I had hoped. The sauce was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been hearing about this place for years. We were in Macon looking for the old barn restaurant. Turns out the old barn is another town more than 30 miles away. We did find the Macon location in a back row shopping center. We walked in and the aroma was captivating. Then we noticed was the BBQ was coming from... More 

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Waycross, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling on my way home from Alabama along the back roads, I came upon this restaurant that was very unique. It looked like a barn, and it had a large overhanging roof without a floor. There were picnic tables underneath it though. It was a beautiful day, and I thought it would be a wonderful time to get a barbecue... More 

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Thank Stephen T
Libertyville, Illinois
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wife glued to football on the TV at the hotel. I was the go for guy for dinner. Rib sandwich, chicken plate, pint of baked beans, 6 buns and 2 brownies covers it. Sandwich was full of bones, a surprise for us Northerners, wife gave it a below average. My chicken was dry smoked to perfection, my preference, beans pretty... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We always, take a cooler, and stop at "fresh air" BBQ any time we are close to Macon, GA. The brunswick stew & BBQ are to die for.....Never have we been disappointed. You can eat in or take out.

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Thank William S
Macon, Georgia
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I grew up on Finchers, but my husband grew up on Fresh Air BBQ. I am also hooked on Fresh Air. The sandwiches are not greasy, but delicious and very full of meat. Their slaw is fantastic...brunswick stew good...I have had better. Their smoked chicken is wonderful, but the very best thing ever is their smoked ribs...so moist and delicious.... More 

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Thank Susiebell2
Joplin, Missouri
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Fabulous simple que! No fancy dining or gimmicky uniforms. I challenge you to Find a better rib than this place! We drove many many hundreds of miles to eat here through the years. Same ladies always work the counter and remember us, which is a nice homey feeling. But the food and very limited menu just can't be beat! A... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

You looking for good seasoned hot n ready food you in the right place wonderful flavor at all times. Very good greetings and food service morning evening and night.

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Thank Rajonda
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by here on our way home from the fair in Perry. We have eaten at the one in Jackson before and really enjoyed it. We really like the vinegar based sauce. Well worth it to give it a try.

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Thank Tngal47
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250 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

The Macon Outpost of Jackson 's Famous Fresh Air BBQ rates right up there with the original location in the woods outside the city. Pulled pork with their sauce on a bun topped with cole slaw is my favorite and their beans are great. You will taste no better ribs anywhere and this spot is easy to find on Riverside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: (478) 477-7229

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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