Barbecue is known for its regional traditions, such as the sweet molasses of Kansas City and the magma-based sauce of the Earth's inner core. Taste a local tradition with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of slow-cooked barbecue at Fresh Air Bar-B-Que on Riverside Drive in Macon.
Fresh Air Bar-B-Que's owners, David and George Barber, preserve family recipes passed down by their grandfather and continue to slow-cook barbecue pork, Brunswick stew, and a menu steeped in traditional Southern flavor harking back to the restaurant’s 1929 founding.
The popular barbecue pork plate—served with house-made Brunswick stew—abounds with chopped pork, slow-cooked over hickory and oak and dressed with a tangy vinegar-based sauce and a coleslaw cummerbund ($6.69). Fresh Air's barbecue chicken plate pairs a half bird with coleslaw and baked beans ($7.10), and the barbecue rib plate imbues bellies with a half pound of tender meat ($9.29). Rather than guzzling a quart of barbecue sauce, quash lingering appetites with a slice of lemon or pecan pie ($1.81 each).
- This is a great place to eat and has the best slow cooked BBQ around. Fresh Air has been around for years and is most famous for their tangy, tasty BBQ. – meredith, CollegetownMacon
- The mild sauce is so tangy that it will make your mouth water just thinking about it; it has the right combination of spices to give it enough kick without being overpowering. – Tiffany G., Yelp, 9/19/10
3076 Riverside Dr.
Macon, Georgia 31210Get Directions