Plates Locals Love: Your Dining Guide to Madison & Morgan County

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It’s likely you’ve planned your weekend trip to Madison to include re-tracing the footsteps of Union Soldiers. That, or you will surely work up an appetite if hours of antiquing and boutique-ing in Madison’s downtown shops is on your agenda. Whatever the case, we have just the meal for you! Madison and Morgan County have no shortages of unique eateries and charming restaurants, so take a peek at our “foodie finds” to learn about the places that define dining in Madison!

Note: To fill the time between the food, check out our History & Heritage TourArts & Culture Tour, and Back to Nature Tour!

Farmview Market
Breakfast & Lunch | Farm to Table

While Fairview Market is open for lunch as well, we absolutely love their breakfast! Our recommendation on the menu: the Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast or the Summer Scramble if you’re looking for something light! Serving as both a grocery store and an amazing farm-to-table café, make sure you take some time to shop around for Georgia grown goods and locally crafted products after your breakfast.

Amici Livery
Lunch & Dinner | Pizza and Wings

A long-time local favorite in a new location, Amici Livery serves up amazing ambience and some killer pizza. If the weather is nice, snag a seat on the patio and try out some craft beer brewed on site and the seared ahi tuna flat bread. For that perfect ‘pizza and beer’ combo, the margherita pizza never disappoints!

Dessert | Ice cream, Chocolates, Candy

A trip to Madison wouldn’t be complete without a pit-stop at Scoops! With over 48 flavors of amazing ice cream and walls lined with candy, this ice cream shop that’s been raved about in several publications (including Only in Your State) is a must-visit.

Mint Juleps Kitchen
Lunch & Dinner | Upscale

After an adventurous day of touring historic homes and exploring the downtown shops, make your way to Mint Juleps Kitchen, an eclectic eatery with a lounge-y feel. Everything on the menu is phenomenal, but the roasted duck breast is the perfect compliment to the obligatory mint julep.

Perk Avenue
Breakfast & Lunch | Coffee, Cafe

Another great breakfast place to start your Saturday off right is our go-to coffee shop in Madison: Jolene’s Perk Avenue Café located on the corner on Main and Washington. Order a beverage and blend right in as you link up to the free wifi and watch the Madisonians mingle! We highly recommend pairing one of Jolene’s homemade cinnamon buns or other sweets with your cup of Joe.

Town 220 Restaurant
Lunch & Dinner | Upscale

You cannot miss Town 220 Restaurant for dinner while you’re in town, located directly behind the James Madison Inn. With more of an upscale vibe, the ambience here is impeccable as you dine amongst beautiful artwork in an industrial style building. Anything you choose off of their menu will be delicious, but people usually rave about the wild mushroom soup and the fresh seafood dishes.

Madison Produce Company
Lunch | Deli and Fresh Produce

Madison Produce Company is one of our favorite places to go for lunch, which houses an expansive array of locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, and more as well as a tasty deli. Grab a Burnin’ Sherman sandwich, a vintage-style soda, and a fresh peach to go and walk a block over to Town Park to dine al

The Caboose
Breakfast & Lunch | Deli

Adventure a little further to our neighboring (and just as charming!) town of Rutledge. Here you can enjoy a delicious Sunday, southern brunch at The Caboose (that’s right…an old train car), or dine in an old bank at Yesterday’s Cafe where the biscuits and gravy are sure to hit the spot. Wander past the infamous ‘stop barrel’ into the park, the charming shops around the square, and explore the historic homes.

To see a full list of places to eat in Madison and Morgan County, click here!

To learn more about Madison, explore our Shop, Stay, and Play pages or contact the Madison-Morgan Welcome Center at (706) 342-4454.