Classic Eats is a series about old-school and beloved Southern dining establishments. Do you have suggestions? Leave them in the comments.
Soul food restaurants are a dime a dozen in the South, but very few have as much history as H&H Restaurant in Macon, Georgia. The restaurant is beloved by music fans for being where the former owner, “Mama” Louise, fed the lanky young men who became The Allman Brothers Band. You can see the posters of the musical acts that came through the doors all over the walls. Opened in 1959, by Inez Hill and Louise Hudson, H&H was desegregated during the Civil Rights Movement, one of the few places in Macon.
Breakfast and lunch are the main attractions, both of which include their famous fried chicken. For breakfast, grab one of their biscuits, topped with fried chicken, pimento cheese or country ham. Pair with drip coffee. For heartier eaters, there’s also breakfast plates with all the fixings. For lunch, choose from plate lunches that changes daily. Fried chicken is available every day, along with meatloaf. Other daily options include beef tips, fried pork chop, catfish and chicken and dumplings.
If You Go
H&H Restaurant is located at 807 Forsyth St, Macon, Georgia 31201. They’re open from 7:00 to 11:00 am for breakfast and 11:30 am to 3:00 pm for lunch Monday to Saturday. The restaurant has its own parking lot.