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Bear's Den

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1191 Oglethorpe St, Macon, GA 31201-1824
+1 478-745-9909
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A menu that changes daily means that there is always something for everyone! The chicken and the meatloaf are our favorites, and definitely don't skip dessert or the sweet tea!

Thank AmesyF
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

love there soulfood awesome at a great price wish they would deliver to med center cause we cant leave for lunch

Thank Pamela M
Valdosta, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great lunch at the Bear's Den today. There was a line to the door when we arrived, but it moved super fast. The service was fast, but courteous. I had beef tips on rice. My mama didn't cook it any better than what I had today, and she was a good Southern cook. The... More 

Thank sscourson
Raleigh, North Carolina
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757 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Was in the area for a business meeting and we wanted the local flavor- and boy was it good. The line out the door at lunch was definitely the give away. Daily lunch specials- I can't pick a favorite part because it was all so good. The brownie to finish it off was perfect. Better than I make. Thank you... More 

Thank orreo5859
Macon, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My best friend and I had an appointment in downtown Macon, and didn't have much time for a quick bite, well we stoped at Bears den and there was a line at the door and we said to ourselves that we would never get out of here in time, well thrs out we were only in line less than ten... More 

Thank Linda O
Royal Oak, Michigan
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Never been a fan of meatloaf until now. Wow... a must try. If you want great food in an unpretentious diner setting this is the place.

Thank JCL1984
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful southern cooking. Very local feeling if that's what you want. Get the meatloaf you won't regret it!!

1 Thank darandriley
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Plentiful portion and nice staff. If you are looking for that someplace else to eat decision, this is one you have to try. They also have a take out counter 10-6 . Great food, good prices good people.

1 Thank JoeMaconGeorgia
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This place is almost always packed for lunch. I just stick to take out to avoid the crowd. Real friendly staff when I have visited. Food was real good. The catfish filet is on point! Seasoned very well. Fried chicken wings is pretty good too. I like the coleslaw, because it's got a little something different in it. Baked beans... More 

Thank Lou ONeil G
Marietta, GA
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173 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It's so southern, I tasted 100 years of heritage in every bite. It's as authentic as it gets folks. When traveling through Macon and want a taste of the south, this is it! Super close to Mercer and convenient to I-75.

1 Thank AtlFolks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1191 Oglethorpe St, Macon, GA 31201-1824
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-745-9909

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