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Suggestions in South Georgia (noncoastal)?

lizdexia Jul 6, 2004 12:39 PM

I'm a food writer looking for tips in South Georgia -- Perry, Columbus, Thomasville, Tifton, LaGrange, Valdosta, Bainbridge or places thereabouts. Looking for meat & threes, barbecue, fine dining, and if anyone knows any place that serves quail on a former plantation, I'd love to hear about it. I have heard about the restaurant in Perry, Henderson Village, but don't know about much else. Thanks much!

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    kwe730 Jul 6, 2004 01:58 PM

    Being that my great uncle was a Baptist minister in Perry, I spent more than a few Thanksgivings having dinner at the New Perry Hotel. The food was always good and I loved the clean/starched linen type appearance of the place. I think it might still be worth checking out.

    Link: http://www.newperryhotel.com/

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      betty Jul 27, 2004 03:29 PM

      I agree the New Perry Hotel is a great place to eat. It is also a great place to stay. Ask for the room with the sun room. There also a place close to the Base at Warner Robbins called the White Diamond. Great BBQ they use a mustard sause. Their french fries are homemade.

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      Dave Vaughan Jul 7, 2004 04:51 PM

      Is Statesboro, Ga too far away for you? You might want to review Vandy's BBQ on East Vine or the Beaver House Restaurant on S. Main. Both are very good. Also Sybil's restaurant in Jesup.

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        lizdexia Jul 8, 2004 11:33 AM

        Thanks much to both of you! I'll check out as many as possible.

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          Newcomb Girl Jul 12, 2004 05:46 PM

          Check out Daphne's on Lake Blackshear (near Cordele).

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            Dukie92 Jul 26, 2004 03:23 PM

            You might look at Oglethorpe BBQ Co. in Oglethorpe, which is near Montezuma. Can't speak for the rest of the menu, but this is some of the best 'cue around, IMO.

            I now live in eastern NC, and while I've grown to love eNC 'cue, I've always liked south GA's better -- and Oglethorpe has the best. In fact, I called my mom this weekend and asked her to ship me some.

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        college town cook Apr 20, 2007 06:17 AM

        Thomasville - Mom and Dad's for some good Italian
        Bainbridge - Pace's Fish Camp for fried catfish

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          bryantuga Jul 12, 2007 11:43 AM

          I second Pace's (though it's a little west of B'dge on Spring Creek Rd.). I've eaten a lot of catfish and Pace's can serve up some of the best!

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          chickstein Apr 20, 2007 10:00 AM

          Bergeron's Downtown in Tifton
          Melissa's in Thomasville
          Plantation Grille in Albany
          The Bistro in valdosta
          The Ravine in Valdosta
          The Rocket in Albany

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            onrushpam Apr 20, 2007 10:36 AM

            Melissa's has been gone for years.

          2. sunsuze Jun 25, 2007 12:10 PM

            Fine Dining in Thomasville - Liam's - which is one of the best places around!

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              Blue Eagle Jun 26, 2007 01:19 PM

              One warning to those who have been to the New Perry restaurant in the past. The New Perry Hotel restaurant has changed. In May 2007, the New Perry Hotel hired a European chef. Southern food is no longer featured. The menu now revolves around fine dining/hotel food.

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