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Ocmulgee Brewpub is located at 484 Second Street in downtown Macon, Ga. Photo via Facebook

COVID-19 has made service industry jobs tougher. These Mercer students say Macon’s restaurants are no exception

Nadia Pressley, News Editor March 4, 2021
According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant employment has decreased and $240 billion in sales have been lost. This isn’t just a national impact; the effects of COVID-19 have impacted local restaurants right here in Macon. 
Metropolis' $7.99 lunch buffet allows new comers to try out both types of food offered: Greek and Indian. From gyros to chicken curry, you can find something to satisfy your craving for international cuisine.

Bear Bites: Metropolis

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor January 28, 2016

Let me be frank: Indian cuisine is not in my gustatory wheelhouse. I come from a poor, white Southern family that fries anything that can be floured and cooks nearly every vegetable with pork. But, as...

Cox Cafe has been serving cafeteria-style since 1996.

Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor October 28, 2015

I had an existential crisis at 694 Lower Poplar St. The small white brick building along that potholed road seemed like it had been pumping out collard greens and mac and cheese well before my time....

Polly’s La Mesa was founded in 1976 and 
prides itself on its house-made salsa which it sells by the jar at the front counter. The eatery caters to a local crowd and offers large portions at fair prices. Above are their Tamales covered in a mix of cheddar cheese and white cheese. The dish is served sides of rice and beans.

Bear Bites: Polly’s La Mesa

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor October 14, 2015

Polly’s La Mesa is not somewhere you’d expect a college kid to sit down and order. It’s only about two and a half miles from Mercer University, but it feels a world away and untouched by time. Most...

The hours of operation for all food locations are posted around campus.

Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

Sophie Peel and Nicholas Wooten September 9, 2015

Record‐breaking freshman classes continue to push the university’s dining resources to its limits. After conducting a market match survey in the spring, Mercer’s administration took the feedback...

Check, Please! Bearfoot Tavern

Gene Mitchell January 25, 2012

Cherry Street in downtown Macon boasts several local bars and eateries with great variety for patrons to enjoy.  A new and hip place, located at the end of Cherry Street, has recently opened up to attract...

Downtown Macon restaurant offers outdoor hookah section, belly dancers

Downtown Macon restaurant offers outdoor hookah section, belly dancers

Kaitlin Marrin November 2, 2011

Macon’s newest downtown eatery, Roasted Café & Lounge, is sure to be the next local hangout for Mercer students. The owner, Nick Rizkalla, who is originally from Los Angeles and a recent alumnus...

check, please!

check, please!

Gene Mitchell September 21, 2011

Downtown Macon has opened up its heart and shown the world how hard work and creativity makes a restaurant successful.  This week I explored the back alleys of downtown to find the hidden treasures that...

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