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Macon Road Barbecue

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2703 Avalon Rd, Columbus, GA 31907-2614
+1 706-563-0542
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Best BBQ in Columbus ga always try to eat there. Always great service an friendly atmosphere totattly got my approval

Thank wdeadwyle
San Luis Obispo, California
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I grew up in Columbus but now live in California. I miss the good, old fashioned barbecue! Macon Road Barbecue has delicious, smokey barbecue that brought back great memories. It is not at all fancy but the food is great and the folks are friendly. The lemonade and ice tea were shockingly sweet but that's the way it's done down... More 

Thank sgbslo
York, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Down home BBQ is what you get everytime you visit Macon Road BBQ. This is the best BBQ in town and we always buy a ton to take back to Pennsylvania everytime we visit family in Columbus. The suace is the best also a little tang but not to much t really brings out the flavor of the meat.

Thank Jeepman4by4
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I was working in the area and decided to give it a try. Based on the reviews, I was expecting more. BBQ had no flavor and the meat was over cooked. They have a friendly and courteous staff. Needless to say, it was not my favorite BBQ and I won't go back.

Thank Armand P
Tallahassee, Florida
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Ribs were flavorful and tender. French fries were thickly sliced with skins and lightly battered. Food wasn't greasy. BBQ sauce is a mustard based sauce. Owners and employees were warm and friendly. Only thing I didn't like was the cole slaw; prefer KFC style slaw.

Thank Alice W
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Those were my parting thought on leaving Macon Road BBQ. I won't turn it down if someone suggests it for lunch but I won't go out of my way to go there either. The chipped pork was heavy on the smoked taste and light on the pork flavor. The sauce left a lot to be desired and didn't add much... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

A friend mine that once lived in Columbus highly recommended this place. From the outside it looked like a great Q joint with a giant smoker built onto the side of the building that opened up into the kitchen. There was a guy with a long fork moving the meats around continuously. I had the pork and it was OK.... More 

Thank nick m
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

I ALWAYS stop here on the way to Panama City and any other time I'm in Columbus. RIBS RIBS RIBS! killer ribs! try it and you'll be back too!

Thank Ryanuga47
Saint James, New York
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

If you want to try authentic southern BBQ, this is the place. The ribs are unforgettable, the chicken is cooked perfectly, and possibly the best order we made were the fries. The fries were supposed to be a compliment but turned out to be as good as you can imagine. Prices were very reasonable. And the owner and staff were... More 

Thank NewYorkBabs
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Ok, for a quick meal. Could not taste any smokey flavor, bbq sauce overwhelmed it all. Bbq slaw, chunks of cabbage with more sauce. One and done.

Thank Randall F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2703 Avalon Rd, Columbus, GA 31907-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 706-563-0542

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?