Whether you’re planning a quick stop-in or a leisurely getaway, you’ll want to be sure to dine with Dublin. From favorite dives to fine dining, new spots to time-honored traditions, Dublin has it all when it comes to filling your plate. Our top 10 must-visit eateries in the Emerald City serve up delightful dishes that will have you craving a return visit.
Serving contemporary Cajun- and Creole-inspired cuisine, this rotisserie bistro in historic Downtown Dublin has an expansive menu sure to satisfy even the pickiest palate, with everything from salads and sandwiches to meat and seafood from the grill. Savor Georgia just included Company Supply’s catfish perdu on their list of 50 Must-Try Dishes. This delectable dish features a catfish fillet prepared blackened or lightly battered and fried, topped with crawfish etouffee and served over cheese grits.
You’ll think you’ve stumbled into a seaside seafood spot when you visit this locally owned restaurant in Downtown Dublin. Saltwater Fishery partners with local suppliers to source the freshest ingredients–from wild Georgia shrimp to lettuce from the nearby hydroponic lettuce farm, R & G Farms. A casual canteen by day and a welcoming watering hole by night, Saltwater Fishery hosts live music in the evening at the rooftop bar.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you visit this original, All-American burger joint that’s been in operation since 1963. The Minute Grill serves up made-to-order hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Be sure to add the homemade coleslaw or chili to your order. Woman-owned by a mother-daughter duo, this unassuming diner has been recognized by Savor Georgia as a Top Time-Honored Classic and has been featured on the SEC Network’s TrueSouth.
This hole-in-the-wall hamburger stand may not look like much, but once you’ve had a sack of Jack’s, you’ll quickly learn looks are deceiving. Jack’s Hamburgers slings mouthwatering burgers and dogs hot off the grill. This locally owned greasy spoon keeps it simple with savory food and fast service. Sit at the counter like a local or take it to go and picnic in nearby Stubbs Park.
A family friendly eatery in Downtown Dublin, Deano’s Italian prepares award-winning, wood-fired pizza with the freshest ingredients and dough handmade in-house daily. The family-owned establishment also offers traditional Italian cuisine cooked to order, delectable desserts, and a selection of local beer and wine.
Lou Ann’s Biscuits – best breakfast for over 30 years
Family-owned and operated, Lou Ann’s has been recognized by locals as the best breakfast in Dublin for more than 30 years. They’re known as the home of “Georgia’s Biggest Biscuits” because their homemade buttermilk “cathead” biscuits bake up as big as a cat’s head. They’ll butter your biscuit and add whatever you’d like on it–country ham, bacon, a fried egg, apple butter, or homemade gravy. Swing by for a bite to start your day off right.
Award-winning pitmasters Gary and Dionn Lanton prepare hickory-smoked BBQ fresh daily using top-quality meats. Try the tender, slow-roasted, Georgia-style pulled pork BBQ with homemade sauce. They also offer brisket, pulled chicken, and ribs, which were named the Best Ribs in Georgia by the Food Network. Then there’s the pulled pork BBQ nachos, BBQ quesadillas, and BBQ baked potato, plus Brunswick stew and banana pudding. Bring your appetite for a finger-licking good time.
Locals consider Miller’s Soul Food to be the heart of Dublin. This quaint restaurant tucked in Downtown Dublin has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. An institution for nearly 70 years, Miller’s is one of the oldest, Black-owned restaurants in the area. They’re dishing out heaping helpings of favorite comfort food classics, like fried chicken, ox tails, and dumplings, along with scrumptious sides. Come for the home cooking, stay for the welcoming atmosphere.
Make reservations now for this flawless fine dining experience featuring a taste of Tuscany. Chef Maria updates the menu weekly, preparing authentic Italian cuisine from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. Nestled at Dublin Farm, the charming dining room is surrounded by idyllic views of the area’s countryside. This cozy hideaway hosts dinner on Friday and Saturday nights for a maximum of 35 guests, ensuring an intimate experience you won’t soon forget. The romantic restaurant was recently rated a Top Date Night location by Savor Georgia.
Start your day by satisfying your sweet tooth. A local favorite for more than 50 years, Williamson’s Bakery prepares grab-and-go goodies fresh each morning. Their staples are old-fashioned doughnuts and doughnut holes, but they also have hot and ready homemade cookies, pastries, cupcakes, and other baked goods.