With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to start getting in the holiday spirit, and these restaurants have already begun to decorate for the season. Come get your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus rolling with a visit to these eateries.
AP’s Hidden Hideaway
Every square inch of this unfussy biker dive is dripping in Christmas frippery, with tinsel on every pole and an ornament hanging from every low ceiling tile. Unless you’re here to drink and listen to live music, you want to come for Sunday lunch. Surprisingly good home-cooked food, from smoked chicken and sweet potatoes to biscuits and hoecakes, is only $8.50 for a heaping plateful. Sit on the patio if you have little ones or don’t like smoke, and make sure to save room for a slice of homemade cake.
Sid’s Sandwich Shop
If you’ve ever passed a sign saying something funny on Forsyth Street, you’ve been by Sid’s. Once a high school hangout, Sid’s is covered in nostalgia during most of the year and in holiday regalia for the rest. There’s even a fireplace decked out with a wreath next to the Christmas tree. Make sure to try their Reuben or a large salad, topped off with a made-that-day brownie.
Fish ‘n’ Pig
A local favorite not only for the seafood and barbecue but for the gorgeous lake views as well. Come dine early on Dec. 16 and stay for the Christmas Boat Parade at 6, with cookies and hot chocolate for everyone while they judge. The owners pick out and bring back fish and shrimp from coastal fishermen each week so you know it’s never been frozen. The hush puppies and key lime pie are always on point.
The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without a visit to S&S. Where else do you choose your dessert before you choose your dinner? Grab your pecan pie, your meat and two sides, and your choice of biscuit, cornbread or roll and find a seat by any of the Santas or even the Christmas tree if you get here earlier than the early birds. Plus this is the only place kids can get a meal with jello for only 99 cents every day.
AP’s Hidden Hideway
Address: 4274 Broadway
Hours: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday and Friday; noon-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
Sid’s Sandwich Shop
Address: 1510 Forsyth St.
Hours: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday
Fish ‘N’ Pig
Address: 6420 Moseley Dixon Road, Macon
Hours: 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Address: 3724 Bloomfield Village Drive, 2626 Riverside Drive
Hours: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily
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