Taste your way through the 4 communities that make up Georgia’s Lake Country. Enjoy the best craft brews and bold bar-b-que flavors of the area overlooking Lakes Oconee and Sinclair. Don’t forget to stop at the Lake Country Craft Beer Festival on April 14th for a special treat!
1. Oconee Brewing Company
202 N. West St
Oconee Brewing Company has a retail production facility and a tasting room for public tours. A 3,600 square foot event space includes an 18 foot high, floor to ceiling, glass curtain wall that opens to an outdoor patio. Try one of their 7 in-house brews or ask to taste something from their test batches.
2. Holcomb’s Bar-B-Que
404 W. Broad St.
The local’s favorite BBQ… just be sure to keep the secret.
3. Georgia Butts BBQ
1137 Lake Oconee Pkwy
Come take a bite of the “Best Butts in Town” and enjoy one of the best views of Lake Oconee! You can even pull your boat up to dine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
4. 44 drafthouse and growler bar
1122 Lake Oconee Pkwy
At 44 Draft House Growler Bar in Eatonton you will find some of the best tasting draft beer and wide varieties of craft beer from around the world and across the United States. For our non-beer drinkers, we offer some of the best keg wines and nitro coffee.
5. Sissons BBQ
651 Old Phoenix Rd
“We Smoke the Good Stuff” is their slogan. Discover the best pork, chicken, baby back ribs, and brisket you will ever taste.
6. Andy’s BBQ
100 Friendship Rd.
Famous for its rustic building, you feel as if you are sitting in someone’s country dining room with all kinds of memorabilia from the early 1900’s. The front porch offers rocking chairs to just sit back and relax in while watching fellow guests play corn hole. Andy hads been serving BBQ for many years. It has been a family tradition since the 50’s. His BBQ is covered with a vinegar based sauce handed down for generations. Andy even has his own secret for the stew. What is his finishing touch? No one knows but Andy!
7. Big Kev’s Barbecue
270 W. Washington St.
They specialize in pulled pork, grilled chicken, ribs, fish, and southern side dishes!
8. Crowes Open Air Bar-B-Que
1320 Eatonton Rd.
Really good Barbeque owned and served by local folks. Crowes has been around a long time, and for good reason. The BBQ is great. Pulled pork, chicken, ribs and be sure to try to beans and brunswick stew.
9. Paradise Country BBQ
111 Old Montgomeryville Rd NE
The food is always excellent; the staff is always friendly. Don’t forget to get sweet tea and pie.
10. Old Clinton BBQ
2645 N. Columbia Street
Located In Gray, Ga and now a location in Milledgeville, Old Clinton BBQ is a must try. Old Clinton is reasonably priced and the food is good. Old Clinton BBQ is a traditional southern BBQ restaurant with local flavor.
11. Georgia Bob’s
116 E Hancock St
Milledgeville, GA 31061
With recipes that have evolved from a family heritage and the agriculture of the south, GeorgiaBob’s has not compromised true southern flavor. GeorgiaBob’s prepares barbecue and food products today as it has been done in the south for over 150 years.
120 West Hancock St.
a locally owned and operated bar and grill that focuses on great customer service and delicious food! Featuring over 50 bottled craft beers for your enjoyment. This is also one of the venues in Milledgeville that hosts TOURING BANDS!
Eatonton Cotton Warehouse
118 N. Jefferson St.
On April 14th from 1-5pm, enjoy over 100 different beers from 30+ breweries, live music and great food at the first ever Lake Country Craft Beer Festival. Your ticket includes unlimited beer samples and a souvenir beer tasting cup. For tickets, click HERE