I'm going down in a few weeks to visit my boyfriend who has been in basic training at Fort Benning. I'm looking for restaurant recommendations for a nice meal with his parents as well as a place where he and I can get beer and nachos that is not an applebees or chilis.
We are traveling to the area soon for the same reason, and so far I've had trouble finding recs. I'm looking for something regional -- that we cannot get in Northern Calif. Re BBQ, I've read about both Country's Barbecue (three locations in Columbus) and Macon Road BBQ -- good? Any recs? Thanks. -- Jake
re: Jake Dear
I like Macon Rd BBQ a lot. We typically get there as a lunch stop on trips to the FL Panhandle. There's the Cannon Brewpub for beer/nachos. I haven't been there much since I did a good bit of work there several years ago. I remember a nicer restaurant near Cannon but I forget the name.
Rose Hill Seafood has limited days open (Wed-Sat, IIRC) but they're great for your classic seafood shack type meal.
I also used to hit a taqueria on S Lumpkin that was very good. It's in the last strip mall before the golf course and Ft Benning. There's a mercado next door and a Caribbean mkt a few doors down.
Reporting back: We ended up at "Vintage 222" in Columbus. It was very good -- I supose it might be called "fine southern dining." And the room, an old butcher shop, is delightful. PS: Later, in Atlanta, we enjoyed "South City Kitchen." -- Jake