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2nd City Distilling Co.

4, 8th Street Augusta, GA 30901

Second City Distilling Company is drawing a direct line between Augusta’s past and present. The moniker alone is enough to establish a connection; Augusta is Georgia’s second oldest city, it was also once nicknamed the second city of Georgia, and it is the second location for Second City. Augusta’s first legal micro distillery, the brands Second City creates also represent the history of the city and surrounding areas. We’re talking Southern to the core. While whiskey/bourbon is the main focus, Second City Distilling Company offers a wide variety of handcrafted spirits, to include vodka, gin, rum, and liqueurs. [...]

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Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar

491 Highland Avenue Augusta, GA 30909

Abel Brown, a southern kitchen and oyster bar located in Surrey Center, is renowned for its authentic approach to Southern cuisine. The name, Abel Brown, is a nod to and celebration of the restaurant’s blended cultural roots. Originally a traditional folk ballad about the everyday man, Abel Brown has become synonymous with modern cuisine delivered with the charm and tradition reserved for high company [...]

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Augusta To Go

Augusta To Go is a locally-owned and operated restaurant delivery platform with a community-focused mission of “locals helping locals.” Owners, Trevor Dow and Lindsey Teague, are passionate about excellence in customer service and fostering partnership throughout the Greater Augusta Area. This passion is reflected in their company’s friendly, reliable service and in the relationships Augusta To Go builds with customers and restaurant partners, alike. Leveling the playing field, Augusta To Go makes it possible for customers to easily order delivery from beloved locally-owned restaurants as well as their favorite national brands while stimulating the local economy. [...]

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Augustino's

2, 10th Street Augusta, GA 30901

A truly unique establishment offering fine dining, a casual menu and bar, Augustino’s is located next to the Savannah River in the Augusta Marriott, with easy to access parking and within easy walking distance of downtown Augusta. Offering Prime steaks and Classic Italian cuisine with Southern inspiration, Augustino’s has received multiple rewards for its delicious menu, refined yet relaxed atmosphere, and outstanding service. [...]

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Beamie’s at the River

865 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Established in 1994, Beamie’s has been Augusta's only downtown seafood and oyster bar for the last 25 years. Its location is part of Augusta’s historic cotton industry that drove our local economy 150 years ago; the renovated cotton warehouse has been transformed into a casual restaurant that gives off a beach vibe. Locally owned, Beamie’s not only offers its customers a relaxing atmosphere, but also provides an ample menu, signature cocktails, and a place to escape the bustle of everyday life. [...]

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The Boll Weevil Café and Sweetery

10 James Brown Boulevard Augusta, GA 30901

The Boll Weevil Café and Sweetery is a cozy café known for its eclectic menu of more than 30 homemade desserts, homemade soups, as well as its Southern-inspired appetizers and entrees. The Boll Weevil offers an array of regional and Southern dishes for lunch and dinner, such as the fried green tomatoes, and shrimp and grits. Pair your meal with one of the Boll Weevil’s many wines, one of over 70 beers, or choose from a selection of Meads. [...]

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Buona Caffe

1858 Central Avenue Augusta, GA 30904

A specialty coffee roaster and espresso bar, Buona Caffe has evolved from two people’s dream to an ever-expanding artisan coffee supplier renowned throughout the Augusta River Region. Owners John and Pat Curry opened their flagship café in 2013 in a cozy 1930s cottage on The Hill between the two campuses of Augusta University. In 2018, Buona Caffe expanded to include a second location at the Cyber Center on Reynolds Street in downtown Augusta. [...]

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Cantina Locale

2803 Wrightsboro Road, Suite 20A Augusta, GA 30904

The newest restaurant located in Daniel Village has a fresh new take on tacos with everything from Barbacoa, tuna, pork belly and may even feature grasshopper from time to time. Owned and operated by Heather Chancey, owner of Village Deli, Cantina Locale is opening its doors in late spring of 2020. [...]

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Divino

465 Railroad Avenue, Suite 100, North Augusta, SC 29841

Italian food is one of the most beloved of all the world’s cuisine. Luckily for us, Andrea and Marion Petruzzi made the move from Florence, Italy to North Augusta in March, 2016, and shortly after opened DiVino. The restaurant offers a variety of authentic dishes that draw inspiration from their Tuscan roots, and their new southern home. [...]

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Enterprise Mill Courtyard

1450 Greene Street, Suite 600 Augusta, GA 30901

Located just off the canal, in a historic downtown mill, Enterprise Mill Events is Augusta’s premier venue! Under the guidance of Heather Bowen, the venue is perfect for any gathering; an upscale wedding, large corporate event or even a baby shower. Looking for the complete wedding experience? In addition to an unforgettable reception in the Events Center, there is an industrial loft suite for the bridal party, smaller event space for rehearsal dinners and an outdoor gazebo for a picture perfect ceremony. Heather oversees each event like it’s her own. She brings her passion and vast experience in design, menu, and wedding planning, along with a resume that includes hundreds of satisfied clients. [...]

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Fat Man's Cafe and Catering

1450 Greene Street Suite 600 Augusta, GA 30901

The Usry family’s business roots run deep throughout Augusta. In the 1940’s, Horace Usry, The Fat Man, took over his father Darnell’s grocery store, changing the name from Sanitary Curb Market to Fat Man’s Corner, which eventually became the beloved Fat Man’s Forest. Brad Usry helmed the success of Fat Man’s Forest, and eventually opened Cotton Row Cafe, Fat Man’s Riverwalk, and Fat Man’s West. Havird – now the Vice President of Operations and Development – grew up in the Cotton Row Café and The Pit helping his dad or Grandmother, Carolyn Usry. The hands-on exposure to life in the kitchen fueled Hav’s passion of business and culinary arts. [...]

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Fielding Bros BBQ Shack

855 Laney Walker Blvd Augusta, GA 30901

Some people enjoy Independence Day because it’s one of our most significant national holidays. Alonzo Fielding, a third generation BBQ master, will forever celebrate it as the birthday of Fielding Brothers BBQ. And, while the name implies it’s operated by several brothers, it’s actually a big family affair – a fact that isn’t lost on anyone who eats at the brick building off Laney Walker. [...]

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French Market Grille

425 Highland Ave, Augusta, GA 30909

Established in Surrey Center since 1984, French Market Grille serves up Louisiana-style dishes in a casual setting. With its broad menu of Cajun and Creole cuisine, the French Market Grille is a popular destination for lunch and dinner for the Augusta region. The Grille’s dining areas welcome everyone, from individuals looking for a quiet meal, to large groups and corporate parties who want to enjoy great food and a relaxed atmosphere. [...]

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Inner Bean Café

139 Davis Road, Suite C Augusta, GA 30907

When they went on their second date, Fiona and Shane Lysse never suspected it would one day belong to them. The couple, who met in Augusta, fell in love with Inner Bean Café for its welcoming atmosphere, freshly roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee, and home-baked goods. So, when the original owners put Inner Bean Café on the market in 2017, the couple decided to take the leap into the local coffee culture. [...]

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La Bonbonnière

229 Fury’s Ferry Road, Suite. 129 Augusta, Georgia 30907

Belgian chocolate is among the finest chocolate in the world, and Augusta is lucky to have had its own artisan Belgian chocolatier since 2005. Opened by the wonderful Marie-Hélène, better known by her customers as Bébette, La Bonbonnière is the best smelling shop in Augusta and it houses some of the most delicious chocolates in the region. [...]

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Laziza Mediterranean Grill

4272 Washington Road Suite 8A Evans, GA 30809

Known for its friendly and prompt service, Laziza – an Arabic phrase meaning “delicious” – has two beautiful fast-casual lunch and dinner spots handily located near the center of Evans on Washington Road, and a new location on Broad Street. Pioneering the way for greater diversity in the local restaurant scene, Laziza has been serving up fine Mediterranean cuisine since 2011. Family-owned and operated, the Mediterranean Grill has been warmly received by the community, and its popularity continues to grow as more people experience its authentic approach to fresh, fast food. [...]

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Metro Coffeehouse & Pub

1054 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Metro Coffeehouse & Pub is a perfectly quirky, endearing establishment, with an extensive track record of inviting all to enjoy its sweet treats, hot drinks and adult beverages. The much loved coffee house is a prominent feature of downtown, occupying the corner of 11th and Broad Street. Metro serves up high-end espresso and coffee based drinks (non-alcoholic or fully leaded), desserts, and of course, a full bar. The coffee selection is fantastic, as are the hand crafted blends, teas and more. Metro is not only a contemporary Coffeehouse & Pub, but it also puts its delicious baked goods at front and center. [...]

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Namaste Indian Street Food

4272 Washington Rd, Suite 5A Evans, GA 30809

Manoj Parameswaran has enjoyed more than 20 years progressively sharpening his skills in the kitchen, including time as chef for the Augusta National. A passion for great food, and developing a desire to manage the business behind serving food made the progression from chef to restaurant owner a natural one. While looking for a location to share his Indian heritage, Manoj realized the Evans area was ready for more ethnic flavors, and pursued the path to own his own place. Driving his need to succeed is his wife, Sujitha Manoj and their children, Nayan and Neha. [...]

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New Moon Café

936 Broad Street Augusta, GA 30901

New Moon first opened its doors in Aiken in 1995. Since then, this family owned café has kept it fresh, funky and local. Seven days a week they serve up creative comfort food using fresh, honest ingredients from around the southeast. [...]

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Noble Jones

816 Cotton Lane Augusta, GA 30901

Understated, elegant, welcoming and very Southern, Noble Jones is a nod to an English carpenter from Herefordshire. The original Noble Jones commanded Georgia’s Northern Company of Marines, became a Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and eventually played a prominent role during the Revolution. Our Noble Jones, under the careful guidance of J.D. Wier, is located by the site of the Saturday Market at the river, a predominantly pedestrianized area – private, yet conveniently close to downtown. [...]

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PI Bar and Grill

2110 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30904

Chosen in 1923 to host Augusta’s welcoming banquet for President Warren G. Harding, The Partridge Inn boasts a long legacy of culinary excellence. A local tradition and destination, PI Bar and Grill is an upscale Augusta restaurant where you can rediscover old charm, experience modern Southern hospitality, and dine on contemporary Southern cuisine. [...]

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RAES COASTAL CAFE

3208 West Wimbledon Drive Augusta, GA 30909

When RAES COASTAL CAFE opened in February, 1992, there were four appetizers, four entrees, two desserts and one salad – with no choice of dressing. The restaurant has since expanded its repertoire, growing into a beloved destination for people near and far. RAES COASTAL CAFE welcomes diners for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, and if you haven’t been before, set your GPS or call ahead for directions. [...]

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Riverwatch Brewery

1175, 4th Street Augusta, GA 30901

Before Riverwatch Brewery opened in 2016, Augusta has been without a local brewery since prohibition times. Owned and operated by Brey Sloan and daughter, Anne, Riverwatch Brewery has become a popular destination for serious beer lovers across the region, and beyond. [...]

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Salt + Marrow Kitchen

1060 Center Street North Augusta, SC 29841

Located on the first floor of the Crowne Plaza, Salt + Marrow Kitchen, a specialty wood-fired grill restaurant, offers an inviting gathering place for locals and visitors. With views of SRP Park, home of the Green Jackets, guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner, while lunch is served daily at the Parlor Bar, next to the main restaurant. The Parlor Bar’s rugged leather and warm wood décor makes it the perfect cozy spot for catching up with friends. [...]

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Sno-Cap Drive-In

618 West Avenue North Augusta, SC 29841

This family-owned retro diner in North Augusta has been a part of the local community for more than 50 years. Now owned by the Usry family and part of the Fat Man’s Café Hospitality Group of restaurants, the diner has recently enjoyed a refreshing face-lift, bringing it back to life as a vibrant family restaurant and much loved local destination. The face-lift included renovating the drive in boxes, which can be used by customers who want to pull in and order from the comfort of their vehicle. [...]

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Stone Roastery

502 Belvedere Clearwater Road North Augusta, SC 29841

In some ways, Stone Roastery was inevitable once Brad Stone started roasting his own coffee beans. After he couldn’t find a local source to provide the fresh-roasted beans he loved, Stone started home-roasting. First he did it for himself, then to provide coffee to churches on Sunday morning. Eventually, he was essentially forced to open his eponymous café to keep up with demand. Stone was a rock star. [...]

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Sunshine Bakery

1209 Broad Street Augusta, GA 30901

Gene Gurley had been in the service industry for most of his life, so when he found out that legendary local eatery Sunshine Bakery was for sale, he decided to take the plunge and buy it. The downtown restaurant, open since 1946, had built a solid reputation on one-of-a-kind dishes and Gene, who had both grocery and F&B experience, knew he couldn’t let a restaurant with 70-plus years of quality customer service close. So he went to work, keeping what worked and making small updates where needed. [...]

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The Bees Knees

211 10th Street Augusta GA 30901

Augusta’s pioneer in tapas and fresh, farm-totable inspired meals, The Bee’s Knees has served Augusta since 2002. Locally owned and operated, the vegetarian and vegan-friendly tapas bar also offers a vast selection of seasonal craft cocktails, beers and wines. Food is prepared in-house using fresh, seasonal ingredients with a focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. In addition to its beautiful dining areas, customers can enjoy watching downtown go by from a patio table. [...]

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The Solfood Kitchen

471 Highland Avenue Augusta, GA 30904

Melanie Harvey is on a mission to make people fall in love with farm fresh soul food, or Sol Food, which means food from the sun. Opening The SolFood Kitchen fulfils her vision of establishing a community-driven, all-encompassing wellness café. From its name and concept, to the plates set in front of customers, The SolFood Kitchen promises a mosaic of global comfort foods in a cozy cafe setting that tends to the mind, body, and soul. [...]

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The Southern Salad

1008 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Brad and Havird Usry are known for their Fat Man’s soul food and top notch catering, but the other side to this dynamic duo is their dedication to a healthy lifestyle. For years, the two envisioned opening a local fast-food restaurant that served healthy, gourmet salads, grain bowls, and fresh smoothies – a concept they could see a demand for in rapidly-growing downtown Augusta. In the summer of 2018, The Southern Salad opened on Broad Street under the management of Augusta local, Chef Jeremy Miller, and Havird. [...]

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Vance’s Bakery Bar

123 James Brown Boulevard Augusta, GA 30901

Vance’s Bakery Bar, a unique concept-bar, is a 21-and-over cocktail lounge serving boozy treats in a mid-century modern environment. Located in a beautiful, fully restored two-story brick building built in 1892, the original building was built to house a saloon, and Vance’s Bakery Bar occupies the stables where patrons kept their horses. [...]

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Village Deli

2803 Wrightsboro Road, Suite 28 Augusta, GA 30904

Located in one of the oldest shopping centers in the south, Daniel Village, The Village Deli is a neighborhood favorite and iconic Augusta hometown diner owned and operated by Heather Chancey. Heather, a longtime employee, purchased the Village Deli after devoting several years to the establishment. Its spacious dining areas and friendly bar offer a range of seating suitable for everything, from intimate dates to larger family dinners, and the atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly. [...]

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Whiskey Bar Kitchen

1048 Broad Street Augusta, GA 30901

Founded by brothers Kenny and Bobby Morrison, Whiskey Bar Kitchen is deeply rooted in their rich family tradition of food spirits. Opening onto Broad Street, authentic Japanese cuisine and craft burgers anchor the menu of this casual restaurant. In addition to its flavorful food menu, Whiskey Bar Kitchen also offers an extensive array of hard-to-find whiskeys from the seven whiskey regions around the world. Featuring over 200 whiskeys and a full service bar, appealing to any discerning taste. [...]

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Wild Wing Cafe

3035 Washington Road Augusta, GA 30907

Augusta is full of good people – this is a fact. However, you will be hard pressed to find anyone as gracious and friendly as the Scholer family, owners of Wild Wing Café on Washington Road. Establishing the restaurant in Augusta allowed Tricie and Jan Scholer and their family to open a place that welcomed people from all over the region to enjoy great food and live music. Thanks to its dynamic architecture, Wild Wing Café boasts spacious dining areas, a large wraparound bar, and a massive outdoor covered seating area. [...]

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