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Fresh Air Bar-b-Que Of Macon

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3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210-2548
+1 478-477-7229
09:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are never many non-chain restaurants when you're on an interstate, so it's nice to have Fresh Air Barbecue to run it to. The staff is so very friendly. It's all very casual - paper and plastic - the smoked chicken plate with cole slaw was good, and my friend loved her bbq sandwich. The menu is limited, but it... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the greatest BBQ in Macon. As a Macon native and someone who comes to Macon every year to visit family I make it a point to stop in and get some BBQ.

Thank jaxkapp
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and simple BBQ for a good price. The Brunswick stew was the best we have ever had! The location is not ideal (as it's in a strip mall) but the food was great and the staff were lovely and very friendly!

Thank ky16grad
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a rib plate and brisket plate. They came with a pickle, coleslaw, Brunswick stew and even baked beans. Everything was tasty and warm. If we are in the area we will eat here again.

Thank Judie S
Eastman, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by here one night coming through Macon. I had the ribs, baked beans, and potato salad. My wife had the pulled pork. The portions were generous and the ribs and pork were very good. Would definitely stop here again when in the mood for BBQ. Well established business with a long history of excellent BBQ.

Thank wzmercer
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Love BBQ. The reviews are correct. Best I've had in a while. Traveling back to Virginia and wanted a good meal. 2 loaded platters for under $20. Service was great and quick. Man I wished we lived nearby. Thanks to everyone working from BBQ lover from Richmond Virginia. Dog went crazy for bits and she usually doesn't want people food.

Thank Krayen
Milledgeville, Georgia
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324 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I love to eat at Fresh Air BBQ. The food is SO very good; and unlike a lot of other BBQ restaurants-- It is open daily. I especially LOVE the cole slaw there. I either love or hate slaw. If it chunky; I don't want it. If it is cramy and tasty like at Fresh Air-- I could easily eat... More 

Thank iluvkuntry
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A middle Georgia staple of BBQ consistency. Nothing fancy but it never fails to disappoint. The pork is traditional and tender, and the ribs melt in your mouth with the perfect amount of smoky flavor - THE best I've ever had! The brunswick stew, a relatively simple but delicious recipe heavy on corn and ground beef, is also the best... More 

Thank DThorpe14
Asheville, North Carolina
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572 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Although the quintessential Fresh Air location is the original one in Jackson, Ga., a little north of Macon -- probably the oldest BBQ joint in the state, at least the one in its original location, dating back to 1929 -- the Macon location, in a modest strip center on Riverside Drive, is a classic, too. This location has no atmosphere,... More 

Thank LanSluderBelize
Macon, Georgia
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a great take out option! They sell the barbecue "dry" (without sauce) and then give you an assortment of sauces. Then everyone can add as much sauce as they want, spicy or sweet, and so forth. Traditional BBQ is too dry for me so I love being able to adjust. Not greasy. Not lumpy. Finely shredded and easy to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210-2548
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-477-7229

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