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Fresh Air Bar-b-Que Of Macon

3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210
(478) 477-7229
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Ranked #98 of 277 restaurants in Macon
Most recent review
- May 2, 2014
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English first
Atlanta, GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is my favorite place for smoked BBQ chicken, I love the extra hot BBQ sauce, vinegary with black peppar, I could drink it!

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Macon, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a vinegar based bar b que sauce & the meats are smoked to perfection. Really good Brunswick stew, too! I've eaten at both locations & the food & service if good at both.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

After reading about this place in trip advisor and in our motel booklet, we gave it a try. We, to say the least were not happy at all. There were several pieces of rib that my wife could not chew, the ribs were heated (or reheated) to the point of being dry. Again, like before, the beans tasted and appeared... More

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Atlanta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ate here because of the ratings and reviews but we were very disappointed. The pork had no flavor and the sauce tasted of ketchup and vinegar. My husband just got his Green Egg and can cook way better pork than we got here today. Very pricey for poor value.

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Atlanta, GA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I initially heard about this place on the PBS show "Get Delicious" and figured I'd give it a try. The pulled pork was really tender and moist, but I just couldn't get excited about the sauce. Too vinegary. I guess I just didn't grow up with that style so I'm not a huge fan. I wish there were more side... More

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Markham, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This place may look like a bit of a dive from the outside in a rundown plaza but wait. It has great ribs and chicken. The sauce isn't overly sweet. More vinegar based. The rib platter with a side of slaw beans and Brunswick and bread. It's the best I've ever had. The kids enjoyed the 1/2 chicken and it... More

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atlanta
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

The family stopped by here on our way thru Macon over the weekend. Wife and kids had smoked chicken sandwiches and I had the rib plate. Sandwiches were good sized and they thought the tea was good. Ribs were almost perfect but had some membrane on the back which made it a little too chewy. Flavor was super. I liked... More

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have been coming to Fresh Air for over 13+ years and it is hands down my favorite BBQ in Macon. The Brunswick stew is amazing, and a must try if you've never had BBQ in GA before. It is rather vinegary, so if that's not your thing then don't go to Fresh Air. Otherwise it's outstanding. I just went... More

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Griffin, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is good country BBQ. Servers are polite and friendly, the bbq has a vinegar tangy and smokey taste to it. Not sweet.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Fresh Air is a BBQ lover's dream. Tender, juicey pulled pork, great sliced beef brisket. If you can't find what you want at Fresh Air-you're a BBQ wannabe!

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