the tic toc room is a new contemporary restaurant in downtown macon. the tic toc room has a sleek modern decor and a cosmopolitian atmosphere. the menu is steak and seafood as well as asian dishes. expensive for macon but the food and presention was excellent. the tic toc room has a nice bar that is known for it's martini menu. a very good place to eat when in downtown macon.
The Rookery was a lovely way to eat lunch on a quiet Saturday afternoon in Spring. Now remember, most everything in Downtown Macon is closed on SATURDAY (not Sunday like you might expect). There must be quite the after-church crowd downtown, because several restaurants we stopped by were closed Saturday, but open Sunday. Rookery was an exception. And they have a nice wide menu with burgers and quiche and soup and sandwiches, etc. They even had several vegetarian options. The food was good, the wait staff were really friendly, helpful and available, and sitting on the sidewalk in spring is one of the great things about living in the South.
Macon is the LAST place I would've ever thought to hold such a treasure! Everything you will find here is gourmet Italian and will melt in your mouth. It offers private dining for varying sizes of professional meetings with A/V ready rooms, but is also very warm and intimate, perfect for couples. The staff is very accomodating and professional. They take reservations, but I think they only REQUIRE reservations for the private dining rooms.
Favorite Dish: I highly recommend the filet mignon or the salmon dish. Talk about melting in your mouth!!
Restaurant - Bar - Club - Gay Bar
Originally opened in 1951, the Tic Toc has been the scene of a lot of history, musical and otherwise. Little Richard washed dishes (and learned much of his outrageous stage behavor) here. One of the first truly integrated places in Macon, it was surrounded by military bases when it first opened and it truly seemed that all were welcome, regardless of race or sexual orientation. According a recent newspaper column, "If there was any place in town an audience wouldn't mind gender-bending and race-mixing, it was [the Tic Toc]. Little Richard's blues hit, "Miss Ann," is about the early owner. It closed as a night club in 1975 and the building deteriorated for about a quarter century. In 2000 the building was purchased by a Connecticut restaurateur, Cesare Mammarella, and the building was essentially gutted so that a centrally located upscale restaurant was built.
The restaurant is open from 4 PM - 11 PM, Tuesday - Saturday. The bar stays open later as business justifies.
Favorite Dish: Beef tenderloin over bacon mashed potatoes and green beans in Bearnaise sauce. Chef Julio Rosas does it very well. What more can I say!
They also have sushi, vegetarian meals, cheese plates, and a very extensive wine list including bottles up to about $1000 dollars. Needless to say, I did not try the Chateau Margaux.
Although this restaurant has moved a few times over the years, The H & H Restaurant has been feeding down-home Southern cooking to the famous, not-yet famous, and normal folk like most of us for nearly 50 years. My interest in this place was first piqued because I read that The Allman Brothers ate there before they were famous and that they still eat there every time they are in town. What should grab everyone's attention, however, is the fact that this is an outstanding place for just plain good cooking. If you have heard of "Soul Food" but thought that the speakers were talking about the Bible, there is a different kind of soul food in the southern United States. They are open from 6:30 AM until 4 PM, Monday through Saturday.
Favorite Dish: Their menu is different every day but they always have fried chicken, collard greens, rice and gravy, and, except on Wednesdays when they have banana pudding, they have fruit cobblers every day. They also have potato pie every day. I will pass on the collard greens but will eat just about anything else on their menu but will say that the smothered chicken with rice and gravy, corn, and blackeye peas which is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays is my favorite meal. And, of course, you must wash all of that down with sweet iced tea.
In downtown Macon is a small restaurant worth finding especially for lunch. They feature fresh homemade hamburgers that are wonderful. We got the burger with onions and mushrooms and they were excellent.
Favorite Dish: Fresh made hamburgers.
It's a typical meat and two. For $5.85 - you get your choice of meat (country fried steak, pot roast, chicken and dumplings, etc...) and two veggies (fried okra, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, etc....). The sweet tea is fabulous - no one makes it better. And don't miss the homemade desserts - the banana pudding and chocolate pie are wonderful!
*For non-meat eaters, there is a vegetable plate and plenty of salad choces. Their veggie are all good - not a bad choice in the bunch*
Favorite Dish: Country Fried Steak
Fried Green Tomatoes
Need I say more??
With a menu changing daily, Jenean's is the place to eat. It is home cooking, Southern Style and fast. For under US $7 you get a meat, two vegetables, two breads and a drink.
Favorite Dish: We love the fried pork chops or the beef tips over rice. All of the vegetables are great.