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The Rookery

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543 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201-2710
+1 478-746-8658
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Gainesville, Georgia
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330 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate here with a large group and we sat outside without any wait for supper. It was a perfect spring evening so it was just perfect for us. Most of our group had burgers, of course. The choices were unusual, but no one left a bite of anything! It was all delicious. I had the Rookery Salad and loved... More 

Thank pitterpat000
Gaylord, Michigan
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night, and it was prom night, so parking was a challenge, and we had a 45 minute wait to be seated, but the downtown area offered live music, and we had no trouble entertaining ourselves. We weren't hungry enough to try the Rookery's famous burgers, but the onion rings and fried green tomatoes were very... More 

Thank cygans2
Warner Robins GA
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally made it to the Rookery with no wait last Sunday afternoon right around 12:30 PM. We were seated right away and our server David couldn't have been more knowledgeable! We had never been there before, and the suggestions David made were fantastic. My spouse had the Fried Fish and I had the Fried Green Tomato BLT on Wheat. The... More 

Thank LovesTravel0728
Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great burger and shake place (also have a good selection of beers. There is some outside seating available if the weather is nice. If going for dinner, checkout Dovetail upstairs for fine dining.

Thank TCairl
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating at the Rookery since the mid-1970s. The Rookery has always been a favorite watering hole and lunch destination in Macon. The food is good, the staff is always friendly and the decor is old pub. Everyone should try this established Macon favorite!

Thank unclegrouch
Macon, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu and great food. Great history for downtown Macon. The atmosphere is laid back and relaxing.

Thank Denise M
Macon, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The elk burger was delicious. We were able to sit in the loft so it was less "busy" and we could have a fantastic visit. Our waiter was courteous and answered all questions we had. He made great suggestions.

Thank MichelleCM63
Matthews, North Carolina
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner on the patio on a pleasant evening. Wonderful burgers and sandwiches at one of downtown Macon's longstanding best restaurants.

Thank Carey W
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sitting here right now at The Rookery, and oh my....am I full! The Rookery is a groovy/eclectic bar and restaurant nestled in downtown Macon. It's a hole in the wall....but oh, it's a hole you have to visit! The burgers are awesome! They have a large selection of beer, amazing variety! We also got the fried mushrooms, they were... More 

Thank Kbellies
Tallahassee, Florida
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know going to a place later in the evening (I think it was around 9) that the wait staff wants to go home. But, if you're still open you have to treat everyone as if it's the first customer of the evening. The hostess sat us (kind of) and then came back as if it was too much trouble... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 543 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201-2710
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-746-8658

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