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7 Must Try Restaurants in McDonough, GA

Don’t be fooled–the southside of Atlanta has some great eats, too! McDonough (pronounced Mack-donna, get it right folks!) has quite a few local eateries that are worth your while. Are you a Henry County native or maybe just headed over for an event or race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway? Then you’ll without a doubt need to fuel up on some good grub. Take a look at our list to find some food near you.

1. Crust and Craft

15 Keys Ferry St, McDonough, GA 30253

Crust and Craft is crushing the pizza game in McDonough. You could even say they’ve mastered their craft. Go for an old standby with cheese or pepperoni za’s or spice up your life a bit with any of their crazy flavorful concoctions, like their chicken bacon ranch, philly fry, and truffle mushroom pizzas. 

quesadilla from Gezzos
Gezzos Quesadilla

2. Gezzo’s West Coast Burritos

1866 Jonesboro Rd, McDonough, GA 30253

Enjoy tasty California style burritos and other Mexican fare with a bit of Asian spice! The baja chicken egg rolls served with Thai sweet chili sauce are a revelation and the tater toks with Korean spicy aioli and nori are a must. 

Photo Credit: KPOP BBQ

3. KPop BBQ and Bar

1901 Jonesboro Rd, McDonough, GA 30253

You’ve got to love a dinner that’s also an experience, and you’ll get exactly that at the McDonough location of KPop BBQ and Bar. Jam out to Korean pop tunes and sit back and relax while the servers here sizzle and sear a selection assorted meats for your enjoyment. For a lot of value and big appetites, you can’t go wrong with all-you-can-eat!

5. Nana’s Chicken & Waffles

1500 GA-20 #130, McDonough, GA 30253

What’s more delicious than fried chicken? Putting it atop a waffle. Chicken & waffles are one of the South’s greatest claim to fames, so it naturally makes sense for a restaurant to completely specialize in it. You can get your chicken ‘n waffle in any shape or flavor here.

Good Vybez Carribean Cafe - Oxtails | Photo: yelp
Good Vybez Carribean Cafe – Oxtails | Photo: yelp

6. Good Vybez Caribbean Cuisine

2153 Hwy 155 N McDonough, GA 30252

Y’all know great Caribbean spots are always a little off-the-beaten path, so it should come as no surprise that this spot south of Atlanta is serving up some killer Jamaican food. Get your oxtails, curried goat, and jerk chicken here in one of those full to the brim white styrofoam containers and leave happy. Locally owned and operated, but do be aware that the opening and closing hours can sometimes be a little inconsistent here. 

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7. Starshines

3b Keys Ferry St, McDonough, GA 30253

In the mood for some tasty new American eats? Truffle parm fries, shishito peppers, and chimichurri hanger steak are on the menu at Starshines, a trendy spot with chefs who know their stuff. They’re especially tasty for brunch! 

Pimento cheese wontons from Sweet Auburn BBQ.

8. Sweet Auburn BBQ

1828 Jonesboro Rd. McDonough, GA 30253

Much beloved Atlanta BBQ spot gets a location in McDonough. It’s southern food with just a touch of Asian floor, and boy do those two cuisines work well together! The pimento cheese wontons are life changing grub! 

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