The Rookery

The Rookery

American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Macon
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  • Emily F.
    "The Jimmy Carter Burger is highly recommended!"(3 Tips)
    Cristen T.
    "Fried Green Tomato Sandwich is so yummy!"(6 Tips)
    Dell
    "The Walden Greenback burger with pimento cheese is amazing!"(2 Tips)
    Michael C.
    "The Dr John burger with a fried egg was excellent!"(2 Tips)
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  • Andy L.
    Andy L.September 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This is the best spot in Macon. Lunch or dinner the menu is solid. The burgers are my favorite in Macon but the Chicken Chèvre is awesome as well. The only problem is they don't take reservations.
  • Cristen T.
    Cristen TaylorAugust 2, 2015
    Brought the whole family with me on this visit. Waitress was great and food was awesome! Fried pickle spears are still the best. Fried Green Tomato Sandwich is so yummy!
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MaddoxSeptember 14, 2015
    Fun and funky atmosphere! The spicy pimento cheese appetizer was good! Angus burger and a Georgia Peach milkshake to top it off!
    Upvoted Feb 26
  • Angel C.
    Angel CollinsJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't get a watermelon margarita! Ask for a craft beer or try any burger. Each one I try becomes a new favourite. Substituting chicken for beef is an excellent choice. Locavore specials on Tuesdays.
  • Tremaine I.
    Tremaine IslandApril 26, 2012
    Nice little establishment, friendly staff. Trivia night can be very fun. Food is good, and works out great since it's right next to all the bars downtown.
  • Cristen T.
    Cristen TaylorMarch 22, 2015
    The Fried Pickle Spears and Fried Green Tomato BLT are very delicious!!! Great prices too!
  • Tom P.
    Tom PoohsanMay 22, 2010
    Great service! Had a small issue with a meal and they went out of their way to make everything great. Even gave us a red velvet cupcake. YUM! Thanks to the great staff at the Rookery!
  • Angel C.
    Angel CollinsMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The burgers are yum. My favourite is the bleu cheese burger, though to be fair, the burger with pimento cheese on it is delicious. The red velvet cupcake... get it! Awesome bartenders, great drinks.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChalmersSeptember 28, 2012
    The Dr John burger with a fried egg was excellent! Also try the pimento cheese dip served with rookery chips!
  • Brittany
    BrittanyJune 7, 2012
    You MUST get the grilled pimiento cheese and Bacon sandwich. Mind-blowing! Server was knowledgeable about their 5 rotating taps
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MooreFebruary 3, 2016
    My waitress, Tomeka, recommended a Double Chocolate Shake with Cake Batter (not on the menu). It was soooo good.
  • Angel C.
    Angel CollinsJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    I meant Locavore specials on Thursdays. All local ingredients in a special of the day. Get their early. They sell out quickly!
  • Allyse B.
    Allyse BatheSeptember 28, 2013
    Great food, a but private. $10 for a burger. Excellent list of beers and craft brews. legit.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FisherMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best burgers, period. Pay the upgrade for the free range beef. You'll be glad that you did.
  • Hillarie
    HillarieOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Upgrade your burger to grassfed, beef supplied by local Rockingchair Ranch out of Bolingbroke. It's delicious! I've had several different style burgers and all are outstanding!
  • Emily F.
    Emily FortierMarch 5, 2014
    The Jimmy Carter Burger is highly recommended! Yum! Great service and friendly atmosphere.
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HarrisJuly 14, 2010
    They will cook your burger to a deliciously pink medium rare, the way God intended. Try the one with pimento cheese and bread-and-butter pickles.
  • Hillarie
    HillarieDecember 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The grassfed beef is now supplied by Brasstown Beef, not Rockingchair Ranch. Still great tasting, so give it a try!
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MuellerAugust 10, 2014
    Amazing burgers. Maybe a tad on the pricy side, but I would definitely return.
  • J.D. D.
    J.D. DunstonMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Jimmy Carter burger is pretty fantabulous! Peanut butter and bacon on a burger... What's not to love? :D
  • Shernika J.
    Shernika JohnsonOctober 2, 2015
    The Walden Burger is just simply amazing. It's my favorite item on the menu.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TMarch 7, 2016
    Mmmm, yum! Loved the fried green tomatoes and my Jimmy Carter burger. Great local beer too!
  • Andy H.
    Andy HudginsMarch 17, 2012
    mushroom Swiss burger was great! fries are fries though, get the onion rings instead.
  • Parker P.
    Parker PierceJanuary 16, 2016
    Best burgers in Macon hands down and the milkshakes are amazing!!!
  • Jerry L.
    Jerry LucasJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for Michael, a central Georgia philosopher and a great server.
  • Akilah J.
    Akilah JonesJune 2, 2014
    Peanut butter and jelly AND bacon on a grass fed burger?! Yes!! I will take it! Yummy!
  • Roberto B.
    Roberto BazzaniDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come to trivia on Wednesday's at 8:00 with the best trivia host in the greater southeast DJ Dallas Jackson
  • Jarrod T.
    Jarrod TaylorJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be afraid to try some of the different drinks
  • Christine A.
    Christine AmoroseJuly 24, 2012
    Fried green tomato BLT with goats cheese add on. Heaven.
  • michelle
    michelleJanuary 29, 2016
    Have patience if u wanna have a bite here. Food is just normal. Ambience on the other hand is an experience
  • Akilah J.
    Akilah JonesJune 2, 2014
    Peanut butter and jelly AND bacon on a grass fed burger. YES! THANK YOU..
  • Michael C.
    Michael CollinsSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Pray they have the blueberry cobbler. Best I've eaten anywhere.
  • Dell
    DellMay 12, 2013
    The Walden Greenback burger with pimento cheese is amazing!
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew F.May 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Dr. John burger is soooooo good. And get a Mexican Coke (made with REAL sugar, not HFCS) while you are there.
  • Sunira M.
    Sunira MosesMay 24, 2015
    Burgers are sizable. Upgrade to grass fed a must.
  • NewTown Macon
    NewTown MaconSeptember 29, 2010
    FREE non-alcoholic beverage with entree purchase using your Impulse card. If you don't have an Impulse card, go to http://www.theimpulsecard.com to sign up or stop by NewTown at 479 Cherry Street.
  • Alex W.
    Alex WukosonAugust 2, 2012
    The Rookery burger with applewood smoked bacon, fries, and a Coke float. Amazing.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MellorFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get the mimosa. But DO get the Bloody Mary.
  • Hillarie
    HillarieAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch is Sunday's from 11:30-3pm. Happy hour is Mon - Fri, 3-7pm.
  • Lisa J.
    Lisa Jerzak VieiraMay 23, 2013
    Absolutely delicious!! Best burger ive had in a long time!
  • Tim S.
    Tim SwannerMarch 11, 2015
    Best lil hometown place to just hang out and catch up!!!
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HillJuly 6, 2016
    The fried green tomatoes blt is amazing!
  • Jim B.
    Jim BuchholzJune 12, 2013
    This place was gross! Burger was supposed to be medium rare- thing was rare. Fries were so greasy they were glistening- almost as though the oil wasn't hot enough and then the fries were just soaked
  • Natasha H.
    Natasha HubbardJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Friers go down more than a $2 hooker on payday....but rumor has it they're getting new ones soon. They've been down the past 2 times I've come.
  • Mandy P.
    Mandy PinnellJune 5, 2015
    Excellent burgers and fun atmosphere!
  • Rob S.
    Rob ShiltFebruary 18, 2016
    Burgers and great beverages
  • Jack Rhymes
    Jack RhymesJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cosmic Club on white, hold the mater, Cados on the side... Mmmmmmm
  • Rita C.
    Rita ChipalkattyMay 8, 2011
    Get the Jerry Reed burger if you like spicy. Amazing.
  • Andrew
    AndrewJanuary 1, 2012
    The battered fries are a new recipe this week.... Super crispy! :)
  • Lee L.
    Lee LambDecember 29, 2015
    Orange crush chicken with asparagus 😍😍😍😍
  • Dale H.
    Dale HamlinJuly 3, 2013
    The Market Sampler is delish!
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WhiteAugust 4, 2012
    Get the grass-fed beef--locally farmed! Yum!
  • Linda W.
    Linda WitthoeftFebruary 18, 2014
    Try the Jimmy Carter shake !! Amazing!!
  • Janel A.
    Janel Adams BaileySeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta try the Allman Burger! Delish
  • Jim M.
    Jim MonroySeptember 19, 2011
    Really nice restaurant, the food was ok, but the service was awesome!
  • Lynne S.
    Lynne ShelleyMarch 23, 2013
    Best place for a burger in town
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MoyeOctober 4, 2014
    Pimento cheese burger is amazing!
  • Scotty L.
    Scotty LesterNovember 19, 2010
    The burger with the fried green tomato is killer!
  • Amber H.
    Amber HollomonOctober 7, 2011
    Their battered fries r something serious!!!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MerrillOctober 31, 2013
    Best burgers in Macon! 🍔
  • Jack Rhymes
    Jack RhymesMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Always time for a Dr John, hold the mayo, tomatoes, & onions...
  • Gary
    GaryOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Who can resist Grass Fed Beef Burgers? Fantastic!
  • Cheryl L.
    Cheryl LindstromJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers and the Cheese board
  • Shanda S.
    Shanda SheppardMarch 15, 2012
    Best burgers in town! Yum!
  • Brandy B.
    Brandy BridgesApril 9, 2011
    The red velvet cupcake is delicious.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jeffers, our waiter buddy....
  • D. F.
    D. F.November 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The watermelon margarita is excellent!!!
  • TheGuru478
    TheGuru478January 3, 2012
    Buffalo chicken sandwich is the best!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MorrisonJuly 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Tuesday night board games
  • Chanda A.
    Chanda AklesApril 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm loving the Walden Greenback!
  • Victoria A.
    Had great fish & chips!
  • George T.
    George TysonJune 24, 2014
    Great burgers!
  • Turtle T.
    Turtle TurtleFebruary 16, 2014
    Thank you Washburn....lol
  • Kendra P.
    Kendra PippinJanuary 15, 2014
    2 words, Jimmy Carter
  • Donovan G.
    Donovan GMay 6, 2012
    Get the Wlden Greenback!!!!
  • 4th of J.
    4th of JulyFebruary 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Rodger is the coolest!
  • thisgirltv
    thisgirltvFebruary 5, 2010
    The burgers... oh the burgers are meat lovers heaven. Try the bleu cheeseburger with caramelized onions. Brunch on Sundays, good music, great bartenders, local cheeses for sell, no smoking inside. Go!
  • 4th of J.
    4th of JulyFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great veggie burgers!
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