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Fincher's BBQ

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3947 Houston Ave, Macon, GA 31206-2515
+1 478-788-1900
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Richmond Hill
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We and our family have been visiting Fincher's on Houston Ave for nearly 70 years, and my parents went there in the early 1940's. The décor is the same as I remember from the 1950's, and some of the staff are the same as I remember from the 1970's. The food is unbeatable--especially the barbeque, the grilled cheese sandwiches, and... More 

1 Thank wb5705
Atlanta, GA
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234 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I stopped by Fincher's on the way to Orlando for spring break. I knew Fincher's was legendary in Macon. It was delicious!! I had a BBQ grilled cheese and crinkle fries. Soooo good. It's not fancy. It is basic, somewhat run down but perfect for old school BBQ. Service was quick and very polite. Worth the detour.

1 Thank TheGardners_11
Macon, Georgia
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Many in Macon have their pick of bar-b-cue and Finchers is one of the best. Astronaut Sonny Carter even took some on his missions n to space. Pulled pork, fries and Brunswick stew is a standard. Over New Years we will get a bar-b-que shoulder.

Thank Steve R
Reva, Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've been visiting this locally-owned bbq dive since I was a small child, when the waiters would bring a window-tray out to your car. I return every time I'm back in town. They smoke their chicken & whole sides of pork at the Houston Ave location & no matter what you get, the meat is outstanding in flavor, texture, moisture.... More 

Thank jm724real
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I am a barbecue skeptic so I was pleasantly surprised by Finchers. The barbecue pork was very good. Tasty and moist and not overpowered by any particular sauce. Fries were fine and typical of most barbecue places but still good. The coleslaw was really good. We ordered a pint and I think I ate about 3/4 of it. Even though... More 

Thank Randall P
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I only had the pulled pork sandwich to go, but I was very pleased. The mustard sauce has a different kick from most, and I would love to try it over a pork plate. The service was friendly in its own way, which I loved. ;) If you like getting your bbq from down home family-run "hole in the wall"... More 

Thank Emil_J_Padar
Jacksonville, Florida
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Went through the drive through off the recommendation from a friend - wonderful pulled pork sandwiches and hush puppies and super close to the interstate (we were traveling through to Florida from Indiana). It doesn't look like much on the outside but so worth it and WAY better than a fast food lunch!

Thank carriefromcharlotte
El Paso, Texas
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Visited Macon on business (not much reason to go otherwise) but came across this good bbq while I was there. The location is pretty run down but the food was affordable and good...very good actually. Very popular, we made it in before the lunch rush. Nice staff, friendly service, good food-nothing fancy. FYI-Mustard based sauce.

Thank T H
Opelika, AL
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We were on our way to Atlanta with our granddaughter and her friend. She was searching for a place to eat on here phone and found Finchers. I was sure I had heard of it in somethings I had read about Macon music. It looks like a real dump which I guess it is. But that is what true bbq... More 

Thank Cicada3
Macon, Georgia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Quaint hometown barbeque restaurant run by the Fincher family for at least 3 generations. They know everyone almost by 1st name. A great place to eat your favorites from grilled cheese to the ribs! Love the place and the food!

Thank joystory

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3947 Houston Ave, Macon, GA 31206-2515
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-788-1900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?