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Augusta To Go
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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Abel Brown
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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Boll Weevil
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
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
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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Fat Man's Cafe and Catering
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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Inner Bean Café
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
La Bonbonnière

231 Furys Ferry Road, Suite 206B Augusta, GA 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
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
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
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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Noble Jones
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
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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PI Bar and Grill
Pineapple Ink Tavern

1002 Broad Street Augusta, GA 30901

Pineapple Ink Tavern is a funky new joint downtown serving elevated bar food and exceptional cocktails. What’s meant by “elevated bar food?” Foods you’d expect at a bar… but better. The ever evolving menu features offerings such as Pigstrami Sandwiches with house cured and smoked\ [...]

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Rooted Coffeehouse
Rooted Coffeehouse

3116 William Few Parkway, #1 Evans, GA 30809

“Back home in Illinois, we did a lot of life in coffee shops. It’s where we built relationships,” said Heather Needles, who co-owns Rooted Coffeehouse with her daughter, Ali Kocher. “When we moved here almost five years ago, we were missing that aspect of daily life. We also saw that we were living in an ever-changing and diverse community that was used to doing daily life independently. [...]

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Sno-Cap Drive-In
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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Stay. Social Tap & Table
Stay. Social Tap & Table

7025 Evans Town Center Blvd Suite 205 Evans, GA 30809

Stay. Social Tap and Table is a new concept social café in the heart of Evans, where you serve yourself and “stay” for the experience. Coined as “tapas-charcuterie fusion,” customers select from a variety of small tapas dishes intended for sharing, plated charcuterie-style on wood planks similar to traditional charcuterie boards. [...]

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Stone Roastery
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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Summerville Scoops
Summerville Scoops

2803 Wrightsboro Road Augusta, GA 30909

Ice cream at Daniel Village is a decades-long standing tradition on “The Hill.” Having been absent in the last few years, Village Deli owner Heather Chancey seized on the opportunity to revive the experience. When the space next door to the Deli opened up—which happened to be the ORIGINAL Deli—she snatched it up, and the rest is rich, sweet, delicious history. [...]

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Sweet & Sassy Apron
Sweet & Sassy Apron

When you hear of Sweet & Sassy Apron, think LOCAL. Owner, Katelyn Youngblood, creates custom cheese and charcuterie boards for Augusta and the surrounding area. She has always had a passion for creating beautiful dishes and being in the kitchen. She also has a background in culinary arts which brought her dreams of cooking to life. [...]

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The Meadows of Grovetown
The Meadows of Grovetown

715 Gateway Center Boulevard Grovetown, GA 30813

When The Meadows owners Brandon and Bethann Goller moved to the area, they came to feel that the ice cream scene was lacking. After some thought, research and planning, they brought the delicious, high quality, handmade goodness of The Meadows Original Frozen Custard + Espresso Cafe to Grovetown. The quality of the custard is what makes the difference! [...]

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The Solfood Kitchen
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
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
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
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
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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Will’s Dills
Will’s Dills

Will’s Dills are the result of musician Will McCranie’s passion for all things pickled. The story goes that in the summer of 2012, a bloody mary party was in the works, and it seemed simply inconceivable to serve store bought pickles for the occasion. In his shoebox of an apartment in Sunnyside, Queens, Will quickly set out to create a test batch of spicy habanero dills that would later be named “Devil Dills.” [...]

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