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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
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
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is really a hidden gem in Macon! Established in 1929, and it shows! They really know how to cook their meat. The minute you walk into the restaurant, the smell of hickory envelopes you! Reasonable portions and price here! I am not a fan of the vinegar based Barbeque sauces. However, that is a personal issue. You cannot... More 

Thank Cag1957
Macon, Ga
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want some tender ribs, baked beans and the best coleslaw in Macon? This is a stop you must make! We usually hit the drive thru. We will eat a barbecue sandwich with a couple fork fulls of coleslaw on the way home. Then get into the beans and ribs shortly after arriving home. We have never had a... More 

Thank Gagolfer6
Milledgeville, Georgia
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216 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I love Fresh Air BBQ and the sauce; but I think I could eat a gallon of their coleslaw. That says a lot for me as I may 'pick at' the slaw from many places. Not Fresh Air! I always get double slaw and still wish there was more. The staff have always been friendly and have made my order... More 

Thank iluvkuntry
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

OMG!!! The Best!!! The stew is out of this world! Original restaurant is in Jackson Ga (my Mother ate there as a child so I knew its reputation), but it was too far off the beaten path so when they opened this location we jumped on it. If you love BBQ don't miss this great find! They ship too!

Thank Saltwater cures everything
Macon, Georgia
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Mouth watering BBQ with a vinegar based sauce that you won't find anywhere else. My family and I have been eating here for years and we love their BBQ and all the fixins'! You will love it here! It's a casual place to eat and dine.

Thank Julia C
Lizella, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Not everyone can cook good BBQ nor can everyone make good slaw. This place does both VERY WELL. I HIGHLY recommend it. Oh and the SWEET TEA is SWEET...just like I like it.

Thank bippik
Macon, Georgia
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Ok so in the South BBQ is a hotly debated subject. Fresh Air is one of the most consistent and best around. The sauce is vinegar based and the meat is not overly covered in it. You can add more. It complements the creamy goodness of the finely chopped coleslaw. You should probably take a bit of each on every... More 

Thank Victoria J
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and it was the best pork I ever had. The Cole slaw was also fantastic! It is a must stop if your near. The staff so friendly and welcoming. We stayed and chatted after we finished our delicious lunch.

Thank Lisa T
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We loved this unpretentious, order at the counter, come as you are place. Very friendly staff offered me a sample of the most delicious stew before ordering. We seek out the best barbecue places and this is definitely one we will return to.

Thank Anita D
Cleveland, Tennessee
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: (478) 477-7229

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