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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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Americus, Georgia
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even tho we live in nearby town, we had not been to Downtown Macon in years..So on a doctor's visit day we looked up eating places in Macon and headed for The Rookery. It was a great meal! On the street parking at 6pm was a bit challenging to find a space, but didn't have to walk far. We were... More 

Thank Americusite
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167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely one of the best burgers I have ever tasted. Juicy and flavorful and cooked to perfection! I had the James Brown black and bleu and it was outstanding. A go-to spot for sure.

Thank HJR1960
Macon, Georgia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in Macon and Atlanta, when I find myself in Macon for the weekend and in need of a good burger, this is my place.

Thank WingateN
Macon, Georgia, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A definite place to get a bit if you ever find yourself in macon. Downtown's best place to get a drink and eat for sure. Lunch isn't typically too busy ( I highly recommend the Little Richard patty melt) and dinner is worth the wait. The best part is the adult milkshakes! They have 3 on the menu but if... More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As good as ever! It's been many years since I have been here, but it's still just as good, if not better, than I remember it. Stopped back by on my way through town recently. It's one of Macon's best places to grab a good meal and beer with friends. Downtown location with excellent atmosphere and local flare. Mostly pub... More 

Thank borders
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I finally deviated from the steak sandwich (which is great) to get something new. Betsy's Grilled Pimento Cheese sandwich is very rich, but soooo good! Homemade pimento cheese with bacon and tomatoes, grilled on rye bread with hand cut fries!! I am not a fan of mayonnaise so any pimento cheese is worrisome for me, but I had tasted The... More 

Thank Althea G
Tiffin, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit at The Rookery last night. Ordered fried pickles before dinner. BEST friend pickles we've ever had. During dinner, you should try one of the juicy cheeseburgers, and after dinner, order a homemade milkshake. If you want a great waiter, then ask for David. He is very friendly and knowledgeable!

1 Thank Andrea M
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on the wait, this must be the place to go in Macon. Burgers were good. My husband had a shake that was very good, but certainly would have appreciated more shake and less whipped cream. I realize we were downtown, so prices are higher, but $30 for two burgers, fries, an upgrade to onion rings on one, plus a... More 

1 Thank Cindy B
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been in Macon for almost 4 years and finally experienced the rookery - food was great! Burger I ordered was very tasty and fresh. The waiter (forgot his Name need to look on my ticket) was the only down side. He was nice but was a bit rushing and even took my Friends plate before she was finished (guess asking... More 

1 Thank Tammy B
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby's Jerry Reed burger was really good. All the burgers had names and unusual condiments to make them different. I had the Fried Green BLT and it was tasty. Could have had more bacon for my liking. House chips were a good side. They also have milkshakes that all sounded delish. They are super thick and creamy.

1 Thank MandM_Morgan

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?