From an atmospheric dinner on the Square to a down-home lunch of meat and sides, plus plenty of international flavor and fast-casual favorites, McDonough’s diverse array of dining options will please any palate. Standout coffee, local craft brews, and creative cocktails will complement what is sure to be a memorable meal. American Applebee’s Grill & Bar 815 Industrial Boulevard Handcrafted burgers, fresh salads, shareable bar snacks, and frosty beverages. 432.3023 • applebees.com Cracker Barrel 1124 Highway 20 West Homestyle breakfast favorites and a big country lunch or dinner. 678.583.9931 • crackerbarrel.com Deep South Deli and Pub 15 Griffin Street Popular hangout on the Square with sandwiches, Southern specialties, and Georgia craft beers. 300.8999 • deepsouthdeli.com Closed Monday Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 1410 Highway 20 West Cooked-to-order steakburgers, dogs, and frozen custard served classic or “concrete”-style. 914.5511 • freddysusa.com H. J. Wings & Things 140 John Frank Ward Boulevard Wings in a variety of flavors, plus burgers, wraps, and fried “munchies.” 432.8681 homeofthescorchers.com IHOP 905 Highway 20 West Pancakes, crepes, and diner standbys served round the clock. 957.6150 • ihop.com Kickin’ Chicken 301 Olde Town Way Wings in an array of sauces (from BBQ to Pterodactyl), chicken and waffles, and signature chicken sandwiches. 898.6200 • kickinchicken.com KirbyG’s Diner & Pub 45 Macon Street Retro diner offering an award-winning burger and “Sixteen Ton” sundaes. 583.8777 • kirbygs.com Panera Bread 1446 Highway 20 West Soups, salads, sandwiches, and bakery goods from wholesome ingredients. 914.7404 • panerabread.com Safari Grill 239 Atlanta Street Fast-casual spot for cheesesteaks, burgers, and big breakfast plates. 993.8665 Closed Sunday Talk of the Town Country Cooking and Cafe 355 Macon Street Made-from-scratch soul food with a hearty breakfast spread on weekends. 957.3545 talkofthetowncountrycooking.Weebly.com Three Dollar Cafe 1000 Regency Plaza Boulevard Atlanta sports bar chain specializing in hot wings, cold beer, and pub fare. 288.2025 threedollarcafe.com BBQ O. B.’s BBQ 725 Industrial Boulevard Meat smoked over a backyard pit, whole fried catfish, and from-scratch sides. 954.1234 • obsbbq.com Pippins BBQ 40 Sims Street Classic Southern ’cue, stew, and sides with a helping of Southern hospitality. 957.2539 • pippinsbbq.com Closed Sunday and Monday Shane’s Rib Shack 579 Jonesboro Road Locally based, multi-state chain serving slow-cooked meats, Southern sides, salads, and more. 583.1998 shanesribshack.com The LunchBox 13 Hampton Street Cozy mom-and-pop joint off the Square for when you’re craving a barbecue sandwich and fries. 272.6979 Closed Sunday Caribbean Island Paradise 551 Jonesboro Road Traditional Caribbean favorites at reasonable prices. 898.5766 Jamaica’s Finest Restaurant and Bakery 599 Jonesboro Road Home-cooked meats and baked goods seasoned with “a little dis” and “a little dat.” 583.0563 • jamaicafinest.com Closed Sunday Karshar Restaurant & Lounge 892 Hampton Road Authentic Jamaican fare, including oxtail and an array of seafood, in a spirited environment. 250.1296 karsharrestaurantandlounge.com Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Pollo Tropical 1404 Highway 20 West Florida-based restaurant chain specializing in Caribbean cuisine. 961.6238 • pollotropical.com Royal Jamaican Restaurant and Bakery 140 Willow Lane Specializing in curry chicken, coco bread, and ginger bulla. 919.7923 Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Chinese Asian Garden 299 Jonesboro Road Chinese and hibachi cuisine in a cozy dining room or carried out. 782.5778 asiangardenmcdonough.com China 1 924 Highway 81 East Chinese staples such as General Tso’s Chicken and hot and sour soup. 583.9338 China Kitchen 109 Willow Lane Walk-up service for Chinese favorites. 898.1933 China Star Restaurant 874 Hampton Road Dine-in and carryout establishment serving classic Chinese fare. 898.1331 chinastarofmcdonough.com Hong Kong Express 614 Highway 155 South Fresh, fast cuisine for takeout or a buffet lunch. 272.7007 Panda Express 1400 Highway 20 West America’s largest family-owned Chinese restaurant, complete with a tea bar featuring handcrafted beverages. 957.3173 • pandaexpress.com Coffee Queen Bee Coffee Company 58 Griffin Street Cozy, family-owned shop for seriously good coffee and sweet treats. 883.2233 queenbeecoffee.com Closed Sunday and Monday Starbucks Coffee 1479 Highway 20 West Seattle chain that turned fancy coffee drinks into familiar favorites. 432.6045 • starbucks.com Deli/Sub American Deli 1130 Highway 20/81 West Hometown franchise serving up subs, wings, gyros, and cheesesteaks. 898.3986 iloveamericandeli.com BoJaynes Specialty Foods 371 Keys Ferry Street Locally owned gourmet market offering a healthful take on deli favorites. 914.1154 Closed Sunday Firehouse Subs 1487 Highway 20 West Sub chain specializing in hot sandwiches and saluting firefighter culture. 957.5987 • firehousesubs.com Jersey Mike’s Subs 1504 Highway 20 East New Jersey-based sandwich chain featuring jumbo subs with fresh-sliced meats and locally grown produce. 271.2918 • jerseymikes.com Jimmy John’s 1419 Highway 20 West Famous for fresh, speedy subs and club sandwiches. 782.5955 • jimmyjohns.com Subway 1154 McDonough Parkway Home of the $5 footlong and other sandwiches. 583.5200 • subway.com Entertainment Jazzy Brown 1101 McDonough Place Music club and events venue hosting celeb performances and “Wine-Down Fridays.” 331.5288 jazzybrownjazzclub.com Closed Sunday and Monday Fast Food Chick-fil-A 1321 Highway 20 West; 860 Highway 81 East Beloved no-frills chicken sandwich—plus waffle fries, salads, and breakfast favorites. 954.0451; 770.957.4999 cfarestaurant.com/mcdonough; cfarestaurant.com/lakedow Closed Sunday Chipotle 1441 Highway 20 Fast burritos, tacos, and salads with responsibly cooked ingredients. 957.8656 • chipotle.com Dunkin Donuts 1407 Highway 20 West; 898 Highway 81 East Reliably tasty coffee alongside powdered and glazed treats. 957.5729; 770.892.0237 dunkindonuts.com Huddle House 350 Keys Ferry Street A 24/7 spot for waffles, hash browns, burgers, and other diner classics. 898.0670 • huddlehouse.com Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 908 Industrial Boulevard Fried chicken, seafood, and sides with New Orleans flavor. 782.7608 • popeyes.com Taco Bell 830 Highway 81 East Tacos, burritos, specialties, and the popular dollar cravings menu. 782.5617 • tacobell.com Zaxby’s 821 Highway 81 East Zalads, zappetizers, and tasty fried chicken baskets. 432.1121 • zaxbys.com Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt Rita’s 16 Macon Street A variety of frozen treats, including Italian ice and old-fashioned custard. 782.7313 Tutti Frutti 1495 Highway 20 West Self-serve fro-yo (tart, creamy, or even soy) with plenty of fresh toppings. 583.6858 • tfyogurt.com Italian Pasta Max Cafe 50 Griffin Street A taste of Northern Italy on the Square, with handmade pastas and savory pizzas. 320.9311 • pastamaxcafe.net Closed Sunday and Monday Japanese Ichiban Express 1501 Highway 20 West Order-at-the-counter hibachi and sushi, with plenty of specialty rolls. 961.5487 Closed Monday Sakura Hibachi Sushi Buffet 1001 Regency Plaza Boulevard Wide-ranging Asian buffet specializing in grilled-to-order hibachi. 583.8566 Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse 100 Willow Lane Hibachi, sushi, and tempura spot where chefs entertain tableside. 957.2100 tokyomcdonough.com Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant and Bar 380 Highway 155 South Fresh mezza and skewered meats, a hookah bar, creative cocktails, and ambience galore. 833.0813 fusionrestaurantandbar.com Closed Sunday Mexican El Agave 1381 Highway 20 West Mexican favorites in a colorfully decorated space. 583.2339 elagavemexican.com Los Aviña Mexican Restaurant 235 Atlanta Street Friendly family-owned spot for Tex-Mex cuisine. 957.3635 Mesquite 835 Industrial Boulevard Lively Mexican spot with karaoke nights and sports on TV. 759.2128 Moe’s Southwest Grill 1146 Highway 81/20 East Big burritos, walk-up service, and an enthusiastic greeting. 898.8622 • moes.com Padres Cantina and Grill 902 Highway 81 East Events like trivia and poker night alongside sizzling fajitas and other staples. 892.0143 Pizza Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta 260 Keys Ferry Street Friendly, family-owned eatery plating pizza, pasta, subs, and more. 957.2236 anthonyspizzamcdonough.com Domino’s Pizza 705 Highway 42 South “More than pizza,” with wings, pastas, and sandwiches, too. 954.3030 dominos.com Little Caesars Pizza 593 Jonesboro Road Carryout spot for pizza, wings, and classic Crazy Bread. 288.4147 littlecaesars.com Marco’s Pizza 298 Racetrack Road Chain carrying custom and specialty pies such as the Chicken Florentine. 692.5868 • marcos.com Papa John’s Pizza 205 Racetrack Road Franchise known for creative toppings and garlic sauce. 914.7890 • papajohns.com Pizza Hut 309-A Jonesboro Road Classic chain with innovative crusts. 957.4111 • pizzahut.com Southern Cooking Baby Jane’s Home Cooking 148 John Frank Ward Boulevard Plain-and-simple buffet with fried chicken, mac ’n cheese, and other staples. 914.1540 DuLac’s Bow Tie Chef Café 32 Macon Street Full-service restaurant offering traditional southern favorites in a quaint downtown locale. 846.5016 • dulacscafe.com Gritz Family Restaurant 14 Macon Street The go-to spot on the Square for a big Southern breakfast (plus lunch). 914.0448 Closes at 3 pm daily Maritza & Frank’s Southern Cooking 406 Highway 155 South; 715 Industrial Boulevard Serving homestyle favorites like catfish, cornbread, and fried chicken. 432.5910; 770.892.0270 Uncle Sam’s Cafeteria 2000 Commerce Place Home-cooked meat selections like meatloaf or beef tips with fresh sides. 288.2206 Closed Saturday Thai Red Orchid Thai Cuisine 386 Highway 155 South Family-owned spot for fresh, authentic Thai. 957.9382 Closed Sunday Thai Time 1134 Highway 20 West Cuisine made fresh to order in a family-run establishment. 583.8322 • thaitime.com PJ’s Cafe 30 Macon Street Square-side favorite serving classics like fried green tomatoes and baby back ribs. 898.5373 pjsmcdonough.com Closed Monday Town Trivia The walls of PJ’s Cafe are decorated with hand-painted murals depicting an idyllic town square—one not too different from the actual square just outside the restaurant’s doors.
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