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Fresh Air Bar-B-Que

3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210-2548
+1 478-477-7229
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“rib plate” (11 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (37 reviews)
“cole slaw” (20 reviews)
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3076 Riverside Dr, Ste 100, Macon, GA 31210-2548
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know why this place receives such high praise. How did it ever win best of the best in Macon is beyond me. The best way to describe this "q" joint is greasy, greasy, greasy. The ribs still had the backstrap attached, were not...More

1  Thank Capn Al S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Love their chicken! Perfect level of smoke and always juicy! Get it with the hot sauce...the rest of the menu is standard bbq fare. Ribs are another standout.

Thank MattMacon
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stopped here for a quick lunch and can see why they've been in business for so long. The ribs were melting in my mouth and the Brunswick Stew was so good I had to finish, even on a hot August afternoon. I was disappointed to...More

Thank mmismargo123
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Fresh air Barbeque has been in business since 1929. We have stopped for lunch many times on our way from Tybee Island to Atlanta or reverse. Great chopped BBQ sandwiches or plate. The Brunswick Stew is excellent. Bottomless iced tea with the best crushed ice...More

Thank Perb F
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The smell of barbecue was enticing as we entered the restaurant. Got carry out. Have a side drive thru if ordered in advance. Brunswick stew was good as well as the coleslaw and barbecue pork. Would definitely recommend.

Thank 50Awm
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This place is frequented by the locals. The menu is basic but the flavor in genuine Georgia, and it doesn't break the wallet. It's about a mile away from the travel motels north of the city on interstate 75. It's a great alternative to the...More

Thank ColinPK
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We eat at the local barbeque place(s) wherever we go, and this one had the homey quality we were looking for. The food was very good and inexpensive.

Thank YatMan
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I was brought to this restaurant, established in 1929, and all I could smell was the aroma of meat being cooked on wood fires. We went for lunch, and had the rib sandwiches. I expected just rib meat, and maybe BBQ sauce, but I was...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Excellent bbq, Brunswick stew and sides. Prompt and friendly service. Eat inside or out. Always consistent.

Thank TeddyS47
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Only can compare to Fincher's which is #1 in my book. Being #2 gives some latitude to on #1!!! Good pork plates and Brunswick stew.

Thank Capn Al S
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9 October 2015|
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Response from Landlubber07 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we go after church regularly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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