Thank you for your interest in McDonough, Georgia!  While we understand the current COVID-19 pandemic may impact your travel plans or day to day plans, we want to keep you updated on our local places of business.  Our Welcome Center is closed to walk in visitors at this time, but we can still assist you over the phone 770-898-3196.  We also share updates and other info through our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram.

In an effort to help support our local restaurants, shops and businesses in McDonough, GA, we have summarized a list of their updated hours and services.  We are proud of all the creative measures these businesses are taking to stay open to serve our community.   

Here’s a list below (as of March 28, 2020), and we will continue to update as often as we can.  Keep in-mind this information is constantly changing, so please always check with each individual business to verify.  Thank you for supporting local businesses in McDonough, GA and stay safe!

For a printable list, click here.

We appreciate everyone doing their part in efforts of social distancing during this COVID-19 pandemic, while also supporting our local businesses.  We are continuing to communicate with state officials and local partners on COVID-19’s impact locally.  Please also refer to the CDC website for prevention and other helpful information on COVID 19 virus.  

2020 Top Plates of McDonough

2020 Top Plates Awards of McDonoughYou do not have to travel all over the world to taste international flavors.  Just make a visit to McDonough, Georgia, just 30-minutes south of Atlanta, where small-town charm and great food await you!  From Mediterranean, to Jamaican to Indian and Italian cuisine, McDonough restaurants offer authentic dishes and dining atmospheres.   

No matter what you are in the mood for, you are sure to find it in McDonough, Georgia.  Enjoy a unique dining experience on the historic downtown square, and even more dining experiences spread round town at some hidden gems and in the McDonough hotel district.  With so much to offer, McDonough Hospitality & Tourism Board created the first-ever McDonough Culinary Guide to restaurants in the City.

The guide features Hidden Gems, off the menu Chef recipes for you to try at home and winners of the Top Plates locals love!  We had lots of fun recognizing our Top Plate Award winners, voted on by locals, at our reveal event and awards celebration.  See photos on FlickR.  And here’s a full list of these winners:

2020 Top Plates of McDonough, GA
Best Tacos – Macon Street Tacos
Best Dessert – Scoops
Best Burger – Kirby G’s Diner & Pub  (Old Blue Eyes burger)
Best Steak – Longhorn Steak House (Flo’s Filet)
Best BBQ – Pippins BBQ (Pulled Pork & Brunswick Stew)
Best Southern – Gritz Family Restaurant
Best Pizza – Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta
Best Healthy Fare –  BoJaynes Specialty Foods
Best Asian – Red Orchid Thai
Best Asian – Quick Bowl Asian Kitchen
Best Mexican – Mesquite Mexican Bar & Grill
Best Date Spot – Pasta Max Cafe
Best Family-Friendly – Dave & Buster’s
Best Outdoor Patio – Queen Bee Coffee Company
Best Vegan – BoJaynes Specialty Foods
Best Bar & Cocktail- Southern Roots Tavern & Eatery
Best Breakfast – Gritz Family Restaurant

McDonough Hospitality & Tourism Board would like to thank some of our fine folks who helped make the Culinary Guide reveal a wonderful event, that was held at The Gallery at Hood Street!  Our event was a team effort thanks to … Julie Collier & Kerry Williams at Hood Street, Soul to Table Catering, Main Street McDonough Program, McDonough Events Coordinator – Cinderella Bennett, SCBTV, McDonough Public Works & Chief Morgan.  

New Year’s Eve Geranium Drop

We had a blast at our 9th Annual Geranium Drop on New Year’s Eve!  Mayor Copeland, his beautiful Bride and several thousand of our friends, neighbors and guests rang in the New Year in downtown McDonough, GA!


We are so thankful for our wonderful partner, 9 Oaks, who operated the crane and lowered the big ball of geraniums as we counted down to 2020!  Main Street McDonough was covered with food trucks, vendors and event attendees while we enjoyed the live music and fun.  We hope everyone makes this an annual tradition, as we plan next year — we have big plans for our 10th Geranium Drop event!  Make plans to join us again on New Year’s Eve. 

McDonough, GA will be THE place to be December 31, 2020!

The voting has ended for the Top Plate & Restaurant in McDonough … 

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who cast their vote for their favorite restaurants and dishes!  We look forward to sharing those winners with you in the near future, including features in our 2020 Culinary Guide of McDonough!

We would like to say thank you to everyone who participated and voted in the best Top Plates /Restaurants of McDonough.  We had over 200 Votes cast over in the week this contest was live on Facebook.  This is a McDonough Hospitality and Tourism contest and winners are limited to businesses here in the City of McDonough, with a City  Business License. We will include many of these “Top Plate” winners in our new Culinary Guide, which will be available in January 2020.

In the meantime … go EAT in McDonough!  Find some of these delectable restaurants here!

Hogs, Hotrods & Harleys Car Show

Fall Festival, McDonough GA

Hogs, Hotrods & Harleys Car Show – October 26, 2019 in downtown McDonough, GA

  Click here to register online.

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