Whether you are a college student looking for a good place to eat or popping onto campus for a quick meeting or a parent wanting to treat your child to a delicious meal, our walkable downtown district has an incredible selection of restaurants to choose from. Yelp reviewers have helped make your decision easy, with the top 10 restaurants to eat in downtown Milledgeville. 

These rankings were compiled in May 2023.

Miso Hawngry Poke Bowl

1. Miso Hawngry

Miso Hawngry is dedicated to providing local farm fresh ingredients, and an environmentally friendly restaurant with recycled materials and compostable kitchen waste. Enjoy their Krab Poke Rice Bowl made with krab salad, avocado, edamame, fresh vegetables, sushi rice, spicy mayo, and furikake. Don’t miss out on other favorites, including the Banging Shrimp and Boba milk teas. 

5 stars yelp

"I love this place! It's so gorgeous! Great atmosphere! Wonderful service and music, and the artwork is so adorable. They've got plenty of choices for food of all kinds and diets. I got watermelon boba and my friends got honeydew and it was delicious. I got spicy tonkotsu and she got a lettuce wrap. They were delicious and very fresh tasting!"

Review from Yelp reviewer on 2 May 2023.

2. Dungeons & Daiquiris

For a fun twist on board games and arcade games, Dungeons & Daiquiris is a laid-back gaming lounge in downtown Milledgeville. Featuring a variety of games appropriate for all ages, they also serve bar-style food with themed cocktails! 

5 stars yelp

"I loved Dungeons & Daiquiris energy. The bar was very clean and everyone seemed relaxed and happy doing their own thing."

Review from Yelp reviewer on 1 July 2022.

Metropolis Cafe

3. Metropolis Cafe

Indulge in flavorful Mediterranean food on Metropolis Cafe’s back patio. Opened in 2009, this cozy restaurant has plenty of healthy options at affordable prices like their Greek Gyros and Shrimp Kabobs. If you are in the mood for Indian food, come to Metropolis on Thursdays and try their homemade curry and naan. 

4 1/2 stars yelp

“Best restaurant in all of Milledgeville. The food is fresh, the service is great, and the environment is a friendly, fun space. Also the only restaurant downtown with a back porch, so they are pet friendly! Definitely recommend.”

Review from Yelp reviewer on 31 March 2021.

Blackbird Coffee

4. Blackbird Coffee

A trendy favorite of both visitors and college students alike, Blackbird Coffee has been a local staple in the heart of downtown Milledgeville since it’s debut in 2004. With coffee that is roasted fresh on-site, smoothies, tea, baked goods, sandwiches and salads, Blackbird is the perfect place to start your morning, grab an afternoon pick me up or finish studying for that upcoming exam! From students to professors to locals, you’ll find a universal clientele in this small town coffee shop.

4 1/2 stars yelp

“One of my favorite coffee shops in the world! So much better than Starbucks. I love their wide selection of coffee, food, and gifts. The store design is pretty cool too!”

Review from Yelp reviewer on 4 April 2023.

Cravings outdoor

5. Cravings

This small family-run sandwich shop offers tasty food with a Tiawanese twist. Cravings’s menu consists of traditional soups, salads, sandwiches, and a selection of bubble teas to choose from. We highly recommend their Gobbler Sandwich with roasted turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, cream cheese, cranberry jelly paired with their mango strawberry boba tea.

4 1/2 stars yelp

“I just love this place. Friendly faces, fresh salads, great bubble tea. The sandwiches are also GREAT. My husband likes the buffalo chicken the best. And if you're getting bubble tea, go Taro or Thai spice for sure.”

Review from Yelp reviewer on 20 January 2020

6. The Reel Grill of Milledgeville

Enjoy upscale food with a casual atmosphere. The Reel Grill offers mouth watering steak and seafood that will leave your taste buds craving more. This restaurant is perfect for a special treat or a date night. Some of the fan favorites include their Bourbon Salmon glazed with brown sugar, the 16oz Bone-In Pork Chop with fire roasted apples, and the Seafood Platter with large shrimp, scallops and a catfish filet. 

4 star yelp review

“The filet was cooked to perfection, and the shrimp scampi was delicious! Highly recommend this place for dinner. Great atmosphere!’

Review from Yelp reviewer on 15 April 2021

Local Yolkal

7. Local Yolkal Cafe

Students immediately feel at home when they walk into the Local Yolkal Cafe with incredible service and delicious comfort food. The menu has a wide variety of mouthwatering options including their award winning eggs benedict and buttermilk pancakes. Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or a mimosa with your order of breakfast. It is no wonder why this diner is so highly praised by locals and travelers visiting Milledgeville.

4 star yelp review

“Service and food are wonderful!! Highly recommend the French toast. I wanted to take a few pix of our meal but everyone dug in so fast I missed the moment.”

Review from Yelp reviewer on 22 May 2021

Bollywood Ladies drinks

8. Bollywood Tacos

Bollywood Tacos offers a unique blend of Mexican and Indian cuisine. They have a friendly atmosphere, great service, and tasty tacos, burritos, and quesadillas that will leave you wanting more. We highly recommend trying their Peach Country tacos with fried chicken breast, bacon, pimento cheese, and peach salsa and their Honey Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with fried or grilled shrimp tossed in honey chipotle sauce with peach salsa and crunchy coleslaw. 

4 star yelp review

“Great taco spot in Milledgeville GA. If these were in ATL there would always be a line...”

Review from Yelp reviewer on 01 June 2021.

The Brick

9. The Brick

If you are interested in having a family night in Milledgeville or going out with friends, The Brick is a great place for pizza night. They have a wide selection of brick oven baked pizza and a make your own pizza option that your group will surely enjoy. Pair your meal with any of their Georgia brewed beers. Oh and don’t forget about Tuesday’s Wing Night featuring 65 cent wings from 4:30 - 10 p.m.

3 1/2 yelp review

“My wife and I came to Milledgeville on an impromptu day trip and stumbled upon this gem in downtown. Great location and atmosphere, fantastic staff (thanks, Christina!) and this Calzone! A work of art!..”

Review from Yelp reviewer on 2 January 2021.


10. Amici

Enjoy Amici's Italian inspired fare made with the freshest ingredients and served with love since 1993. Slide into any of their booths and relax with a pint of refreshing beer and a slice of sizzling pizza. Some of their fan favorite items include their Jumbo Wings with a variety of savory sauces, their Blonde Greek Pizza with fresh spinach, mushrooms, feta and garlic, and their Philly Cheese Sub. 

3 1/2 yelp review

“Service was great and fast. Pricing is also good. I always come for their wings. They are called jumbo for a reason and I always get the honey hot. It's a perfect sauce of sweet and heat and the ranch that comes with it is house made...”

Review from Yelp reviewer on 25 January 2021.