Restaurants in Rural Georgia
Soul food chef and cookbook author Dexter Weaver operates this neon-green cinderblock café in downtown Athens, overlooking the Oconee River.
Don’t be put off by the simple décor; the main focus here is the food, which is why die-hard fans drive hours for the restaurant’s imaginative fall fruit–harvest preparations.
The staff at this Southern-accented restaurant in Athens not only source the ingredients they cook and serve from their own Full Moon Farms, they also till the soil. That means a menu based less on chef Matt Palmerlee’s creative fancy than on what he saw in the ground that morning.
A local landmark for more than three decades, this 1950's-style diner is just up the block from the main entrance to the University of Georgia campus.