Eating your way around Henry County is easy as pie. With so many interesting hidden gems across Locust Grove, McDonough, Stockbridge, and Hampton, you’re never far from your next scrumptious stop.
Deciding where to eat is only half the battle, though. What should you order when every menu item makes your mouth water?
We’ve curated a list of local favorite eateries and their must-try entrees, drinks and desserts. Put on your stretchy pants and check out our Top 18 Dishes to Try in Henry County.
This full-service casual dining spot serves a menu of classic Italian specialties made from the freshest ingredients. Enjoy woodfired pizzas, calzones, fresh seafood, salads and more. Don’t miss their substantial dessert menu to finish your meal.
Must-Eat: Fresh Bread
Lucky for you, our top recommendation at The Italian Oven! comes with every meal – fresh-baked bread served with olive oil dipping sauce. Served steaming hot and fresh, the restaurant’s loaves are so tasty, you may have trouble saving room for your entrée (but we believe you can make it happen!).
Inspired by the flavors or California and Hawaii, Gezzo’s West Coast Burritos takes a creative twist on Mexican staples. The restaurant fuses beach culture, fresh flavors, and West Coast style served with a smile.
Must-Eat: Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls
Start your meal with Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls. A nod to the owners’ Malaysian heritage, this once-sporadic menu item created by the restaurant’s matriarch has grown to a true culinary staple!
3. The French Market and Tavern
The French Market and Tavern serves up Southern and New Orleans flavor from a 115-year old refurbished hardware store. Enjoy lunch or dinner over eclectic cuisine, adventurous cocktails, housebrewed coffees, and home goods for sale.
Must-Drink: The Gardener
The Gardener cocktail is an ode to the original owners of the hardware store that now houses The French Market and Tavern. Packed with fresh blueberries and cocktails, this drink also pays tribute to the Gardeners’ iconic peach stand that stood on Highway 42 for generations.
Breakfast and lunch lovers alike will enjoy Southern Fusion Dining, formerly known as Heaven Cafe. Visit for breakfast, lunch, or weekend brunch for diner favorites with vegetarian and vegan options, too.
Must-Eat: Red Velvet Chicken & Waffles
The Red Velvet Chicken & Waffles are the perfect combination of something savory and something sweet. Though only served on the menu once a month, they’re worth a second (or third) visit.
Crumbles offers a full array of sweet treats like cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and cheesecake by award-winning baker Nicole Silva. A former elementary school teacher and home baker, Nicole opened her first bakery after appearing on ABC’s Great American Baking Show in 2015. Two years later, she competed and won Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge. Inspired by the experience, Nicole opened Crumbles Studio in 2018 to teach the next generation of young chefs. She has since appeared on Food Network’s Haunted Gingerbread Showdown and has also hosted the Kids Baking Battle on ATL CW69.
Must-Eat: Strawberry Lemonade OR Banana Pudding Cheesecake
While Crumbles is every sweet tooth’s dream, we can’t recommend the Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake or Banana Pudding Cheesecake enough. You’ll want to lick the plate (seriously!).
Awarded 2020 Business of the Year by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, 15th Street Pizza & Pub serves crowd-favorite pizza, wings, subs, salads, and calzones with a substantial beer selection. Stop by for pizza and a pint in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.
Must-Eat: Wine & Cheese Pizza
Created by 15th Street Pizza & Pub, the Wine & Cheese Pizza combines the classic pairing in an unexpectedly delicious way. Made on housemade dough, the pie features a wine and cheese sauce with grilled chicken, bacon, and provolone cheese topped with lettuce and tomato after baking.
Known for their handmade and custom-order donuts, McDonoughts also serves breakfast sandwiches, hot and iced coffees and teas, fresh fruit smoothies and boba tea.
Breakfast lovers on the hunt for a savory option, look no further than the kolaches. Somewhere between a pastry and breakfast sandwich, they’re made from scratch with Georgia sausage baked in tender, fluffy dough. Portions are generous, and you’ll still want more than one.
Southern Belle Farm is a 330-acre working farm open seasonally for fruit and pumpkin picking, Christmas trees, and family-friendly fun. The Country Market is fully stocked with fresh produce, jams and jellies, pickled vegetables, local honey, and baked goods.
Must-Eat: Strawberry Shortcake with Strawberry Ice Cream
Your visit to Southern Belle Farm isn’t complete without something sweet from the Country Market. We recommend the homemade Strawberry Shortcake with a scoop of homemade Strawberry Ice Cream on the side. Go big or go home, right?
Masala Cottage offers a feast for your senses with authentic North Indian cuisine and Halal. Their cooks prepare each dish with rich spices and aromatic herbs for a meal that’s satisfying bite after bite.
Must-Eat: Butter Chicken with Naan
Their popular Butter Chicken, or Chicken Makhni, features a curry with spiced tomato and butter. It’s best enjoyed with a side of warm Naan bread to sop up the rich sauce.
Cravings Home Cooking dishes out a stunning menu of Southern staples like meatloaf, country fried steak, squash casserole, collard greens, cobbler, and biscuits. Their homestyle comfort food is made fresh every day with a rotating menu.
Must-Eat: Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is an art, and Cravings is a master. Each bite delivers the perfect combination of crunchy seasoned skin and juicy, flavorful meat. This classic hits the spot every time.
Family-owned and operated, Holey Sweet Donuts has a simple mission – serve high-quality, made-from-scratch donuts – but their menu items are anything but basic. They hand-craft each donut in a variety of decadent flavors and textures. Stop by for an inventive sweet treat and friendly customer service.
Must-Eat: Maple Bacon Donut
While there are no wrong choices at Holey Sweet Donuts, the Maple Bacon Donut steals the show. Salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy, delicious—enough said!
Insee Thai Asian Cuisine features a menu of authentic Thai food with flavorful favorites like Pad Thai and Yellow Curry. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diners will find numerous filling dishes to choose from.
Must-Eat: Tom Yum Kai Soup
Begin your meal with Tom Yum Kai Soup. Made with chicken and a coconut milk broth, it’s comfort food that’s good for the soul.
Enjoy authentic Mexican and Southwestern food and drinks at Gabino’s Mexican Grill. This sizeable restaurant is the ideal lunch or dinner spot for large groups ready to chow down.
Must-Eat: Shrimp Poblano Corn Chowder
Warm up with a bowl of creamy Shrimp Poblano Corn Chowder. The chowder features a hint of spice perfectly complemented by rich cream and sweet corn.
Meat and three, oh me, oh my! Open for lunch Mondays through Fridays, this local favorite serves up healthy portions of home cooking everyone loves. Featured vegetables and desserts rotate daily, and entree plates come with two veggies and a bread.
Must-Eat: Fried Green Tomatoes
Don’t miss the Fried Green Tomatoes! When in doubt, ask if they’re on the day’s lunch menu. You can thank us later.
Inspired by drive-through coffee spots in the Pacific Northwest with nods to filmomatic stands from the 1980s, this ultra-cool coffee shop features dual drive-thru windows and fresh-roasted coffee by Café Campesino in Americus, Ga. They can accommodate almost any dietary restriction and serve smoothies and teas for non-coffee fans. The team at Drip-Thru prioritizes sustainability, from the coffee sleeves and straws to the cups themselves. Perhaps more importantly, their customer service is second to none. The owner formerly worked for Disney, and her standards are high. Expect your server to ask you to try your drink before you drive away to make sure you’re happy.
Must-Drink: Two Leaves and a Bud Matcha Lemonade
Refreshingly tart with a touch of enticing earthiness, this is the perfect thirst quencher for non-coffee drinkers and those looking to sip outside of the box!
Everything is homemade at Welcome Home Ice Cream and Coffee. This community-based specialty shop is part creamery, part bakery, and part coffee shop (talk about excellent smells upon entrance!). Stop by with the kids and enjoy classic and creative flavors that change seasonally.
Must-Eat: Key Lime Pie OR Pistachio Ice Cream
These carefully crafted pale green desserts are both winners. In the Key Lime Pie Ice Cream, they crumble made-from-scratch key lime pie into the ice cream. To make the Pistachio Ice Cream, employees shell fresh pistachios right into the mix.
Located above a real speakeasy, the Speakeasy Bookstore carries used books and a fully loaded coffee and espresso bar. With a sliding ladder to reach the way-up-there books, you can have your Belle from Beauty and the Beast photo moment. Just be sure to ask for assistance before climbing the ladder.
They serve amazing Georgia-roasted coffee with an Italian espresso machine on site. The baristas make beautiful latte art, so your drink will look as good as it tastes.
As the name implies, Camp Brewing Company is a camp-themed brewery that pours handcrafted beers from their taproom and biergarten. Visit for food trucks, trivia nights, and fun vibes with new friends.
Must-Drink: Citra Survivalist IPA
The Citra Survivalist is a crowd-pleasing session IPA. At 4.5% ABV, it’s drinkable and hoppy with juicy flavors of tropical citrus.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of delicious beverages, succulent dishes, and sweet treats in Henry County! Explore the area with an empty stomach and be prepared to discover your new favorite food! For more information about what to get up to while visiting, be sure to explore a local to-do list you’ll absolutely love in Henry County GA.