Less than an hour south of Atlanta, Henry County is home to eateries, ranging from casual family dining to elegant fine dining, great enough to be on any foodies list of favorite places. Those listed here are home grown and unique to Henry County, Georgia. With a smaller town atmosphere, you find yourself dining with the locals who are sharing their best place to dine on a Friday night, and know where the Sunday Brunch is unbeatable.
The French Market and Tavern
This quaint bistro in downtown Locust Grove, Georgia serves a mix of Southern and New Orleans-style cuisine. Add an ice-cold brew from Jailhouse Brewery, or maybe a martini is more your style. Enjoy a Brunch on Sundays and lunch and dinner any day but Mondays.
In the 1890’s the building was home to the Original French Market which went through many changes over the years. The owners want to offer a “hometown, homemade, quality restaurant with smiles and warm greetings.”
This fine dining experience in McDonough, Georgia offers only the finest ingredients. Fresh pasta is their specialty with a nod to northern Italy. Chef Douglas Zitz attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. and brought his skills to PastaMax Café after working in several fine restaurants in South Florida.
Grab your favorite sweetheart and make it a date night with an Italian ambience. You can almost smell the garlic from here, can’t you?
15th Street Pizza & Pub
Ready to relax? How about a locally owned award-winning pizza place with local beers and a family-friendly atmosphere? Located in McDonough, Georgia, this restaurant offers a wide variety of interesting pizzas and other American cuisine, and 25 beers on tap to match all types of tastes. Need help with pairing? They can help you there too. Now offering a Pizza Kit with all the fixin’s to take home and make with the kids.
15th Street Pizza & Pub has been a favorite since 2004 and is the oldest continuously running pizza place in Henry County. The owners are committed to using locally sourced ingredients from the Atlanta Farmers Market and offers as many local Georgian beer as possible.
Rutabaga’s Market & Café
What began as a wholesale line of food products, LeAnn’s Gourmet Foods grew into this quaint market and café found in Hampton, Georgia. The products were inspired by family recipes that have been loved over the years by family and friends.
Shop the market for things like homemade jams, relishes, sauces, and dressings. Then enjoy a meal in the café of freshly made salads, sandwiches, and soups. Don’t forget a stop at the bakery for cakes and cookies before continuing on with your day. Or maybe you would enjoy their First Friday cooking classes where you learn to use those homemade sauces to create fabulous recipes at home for your family. It is everything you need to satisfy those hunger pains.