Macon Road BBQ – A Hidden Gem
Barbeque in the South is as famous at it is varied in taste. Columbus is known for its mustard based, pork BBQ that usually divides many first time tasters. While the taste is not as renowned as the tomato based sauce used in Memphis, it’s a taste that grows better over time and the locals here swear by it.
One of the best BBQ joints in town is Macon Road Barbeque. This restaurant is no more than a small shack that has stayed the same since it was built. When you first walk in you are met with a blast of BBQ aroma and smoke. Everything is cooked slowly on a chimney style smoker from the 70’s that still uses wood, the smell will linger comfortably on your clothes long after you leave.
Macon Road Barbeque simply has the best BBQ chopped pork sandwich in town. A mountain of slow cooked pork in their original BBQ sauce is served on a bun with a dollop of homemade slaw – a combination of flavors that will put your mouth in heaven.
This isn’t your typical chain restaurant offering. There are no dancing pigs on the menu – or a menu at all for that matter. The tables are bare and a pitcher of sweet tea is brought to your table after you order. They also serve chicken, ribs and a pulled pork plate for the hungrier patrons. I would also recommend trying the home made Georgia style Brunswick Stew – thick and tomato based with ingredients that include pork, potatoes and corn.