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Fresh Air Bar-b-Que Of Macon

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3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210-2548
+1 478-477-7229
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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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A middle Georgia staple of BBQ consistency. Nothing fancy but it never fails to disappoint. The pork is traditional and tender, and the ribs melt in your mouth with the perfect amount of smoky flavor - THE best I've ever had! The brunswick stew, a relatively simple but delicious recipe heavy on corn and ground beef, is also the best... More 

Thank DThorpe14
Asheville, North Carolina
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538 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the quintessential Fresh Air location is the original one in Jackson, Ga., a little north of Macon -- probably the oldest BBQ joint in the state, at least the one in its original location, dating back to 1929 -- the Macon location, in a modest strip center on Riverside Drive, is a classic, too. This location has no atmosphere,... More 

Thank LanSluderBelize
Macon, Georgia
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great take out option! They sell the barbecue "dry" (without sauce) and then give you an assortment of sauces. Then everyone can add as much sauce as they want, spicy or sweet, and so forth. Traditional BBQ is too dry for me so I love being able to adjust. Not greasy. Not lumpy. Finely shredded and easy to... More 

Thank digitalcarol
Milledgeville, Georgia
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285 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The BBQ at Fresh Air has consistently been delicious every time I have dined in or got some to go. This order was a To Go order. The staff are nice and anxious to take care of you quickly. I believe it is some of the best BBQ in the middle GA area; and wish there was one in Milledgeville.... More 

Thank iluvkuntry
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,040 reviews
834 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,010 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

they try to duplicate the flavor but fail except for the sauce. the stew is similar but thats where the wagon stops. beans are heavy over spruced up versions of canned baked beans that fall short of the mark. the pork is pretty good, especially so with that heaven sent vinegar sauce that has been around since 1929 and stokes... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Fresh Air is a good stop if you're traveling through Macon around lunchtime. It's not the best BBQ ever, but it's better than many and value for money. They smoke the meats in a brick oven on the premises, as well as bringing some down from the mother-shop in Jackson (I think). They have a lunch special that gives you... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We went by the reviews and were very disappointed. The place is clean but the food is not really good. Don't waste your time if you are traveling to stop by.

Thank Thomas L
Griffin, Georgia
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162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I knew exactly what my problem was. My hands were shaking and my mouth was watering. It has been more than a month since I had a Fresh Air Bar B Que plate, and my body was rebelling. It needed a fix and I had to obey. The Macon location is where I first became acquainted with Fresh Air Bar... More 

Thank JustPeachy4576
McDonough, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Look at the reviews and that this was a 4 out of 5 star place to eat - NOT!!! How in the world this place was voted the best barbeque in GA. We were on our way home from a trip and my husband had a taste for barbeque. The only thing he could say that was good about the... More 

Thank jewels229
Roswell, GA
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160 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best bar-be-que I have ever eaten. In the corner of a shopping plaza with plenty of parking, some outdoor picnic tables and plenty of indoor seating in two rooms. I had the Rib Plate with 4 meaty bones, brunswick stew, beans, cole slaw, bread, crackers and drink. Delicious, a must stop with friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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 31210-2548
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-477-7229

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