Where Dinner Woes and Dirty Dishes Disappear Savor a wide selection of flavors from eateries throughout Henry County. With dining options that range from international dishes to Southern staples, you’ll find foods that satisfy your cravings. Morning Meal The most important meal of the day should be delicious. From early morning staples to those with a culinary twist, you’ll find a satisfying selection of breakfast items in Henry County. Heaven Café offers a robust menu of breakfast and lunch options throughout the week. Many dishes are popular, but if you have to choose just one, try the blackened shrimp and grits. If you’re in search of a hearty breakfast with a down-home feel, stop by Bridgeview Country Cooking, where regulars love the food as much as the friendly service. BBQ and Burgers Good BBQ and good burgers can be hard to find. Don’t worry—Henry County has you covered. As its name suggests, The Original Shane’s Rib Shack in McDonough is where the successful chain first began. Burger connoisseurs in search of juicy, flavorful patties will no doubt enjoy the freshly prepared and served food of Smashburger. And located inside the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Stockbridge is Burger Theory; pair one of their signature burgers with a selection from their craft beer menu to make your experience complete. Meat and Three An essential part of a true Southern dining experience is a visit to a meat-and-three restaurant. Serving not only breakfast, but also lunch and dinner, Bridgeview Country Cooking doles out fresh, Southern cuisine, including country-fried steak, catfish, and more. Cravings Home Cooking offers flavorful meals in a cafeteria-style setting where you can enjoy handmade favorites that are difficult to pass up. Want to indulge in the homemade goodness of fresh entrées and sides? Get in line at Sarah’s Country Cooking. We can’t guarantee you won’t grab a second helping when dining at this family-owned, cafeteria-style restaurant. Grab and Go When you’ve got a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time, you need a quick meal to help you refuel before moving on to your next adventure. A stop at Empson’s Deli should do the trick. This family-operated deli serves soup, salad, and gourmet sandwiches. Gezzo’s Surf & Grille is a West Coast-inspired burrito shop with a menu that strikes a balance between healthy and tasty. Whether or not you’ve pledged your loyalty to a sports team, you’ll want to visit Yellow Jacket Hot Dogs; order a hot dog piled high with your toppings of choice and admire an endless assortment of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets memorabilia while you eat. Enjoy a cold sandwich or a warm panini at Rutabaga’s Market & Café; the menu also includes freshly prepared gourmet tuna salad, chicken salad relish, and more. RuChDa Wings’ 24 flavors are enough to satisfy a variety of tastes, and you can always add a salad, a sandwich, or any of the finger-licking-good items from the expansive menu. Sweet Treats It’s important to treat yourself sometimes. That could range from a relaxing spa day to a smaller gesture like tasting a new dessert. Show yourself some love with a visit to Crumbles Bakery, where the owner creates fresh-baked desserts that boast impressive handcrafted designs. If you love cupcakes, you won’t be disappointed when you visit Smallcakes, which features a wide selection of decadent baked goods daily. Slice and Sip Sometimes all you need is a warm slice of pizza and a cold drink—something you can get at each of these unique restaurants. The family-owned Olympia Pizza House is big on original recipes. With a menu that also includes lasagna, burgers, and steaks, you can look forward to handmade specialties that beg for multiple visits. You can count on dishes made from quality ingredients and an extensive selection of craft beers when visiting 15th Street Pizza and Pub, where hand-tossed pizza and creatively crafted dishes are always on the menu. At Graffiti’s Pizza–A Greek Taverna, you’ll enjoy a menu inspired by the restaurant’s Greek heritage. Hearty, tasty salads are among the various dishes served up alongside fresh-baked pizza and refreshing drinks. Take a seat at Lovin’ Oven’s bar for an up-close view of high-flying dough as the talented team tosses and prepares delicious pizza. They even offer gluten- free pizza for those with dietary restrictions. A Night Out Looking for a spot where you can enjoy good food in the company of good friends or loved ones? Have a night out at one of these Henry County restaurants. The French Market & Tavern, a onetime hardware store, now offers a savory New Orleans-inspired menu, cocktails, and unique merchandise that give this eatery one-of-a-kind appeal. From seafood to lamb chops, you’ll find an array of delicious Italian cuisine at Serifino’s. Be sure to leave room for their delectable desserts! If the beautiful location of Pilgreen’s of Lake Dow doesn’t draw you in, the food sure will. Having served steaks for more than 80 years, the Pilgreen family must be doing something right. The Italian Oven offers generous helpings from appetizers to desserts. There’s a good chance that with just one bite of their warm, soft bread, you’ll fall in love. Under the Radar Olive in a Bottle in Downtown Locust Grove has more than 40 varieties of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars available for free tastings. Attend one of their cooking classes to learn more about ways to use these ingredients to freshen up meals. History has a name Shane Thompson / The Original Shane’s Rib Shack “I always knew I wanted to open up my own BBQ restaurant one day and call it ‘Shane’s Rib Shack.’ I just didn’t know how or when it was going to happen. When we drove by the building where ‘The Original’ is now, it just felt right.” For more of Shane’s story: VisitHenryCounty Georgia.com/History
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