Let taste buds do the touring in Albany, Georgia
Posted on 11/20/2015 by Rashelle
When it comes to exploring southwest Georgia’s culinary scene, let your taste buds do the talking with a tour around Albany, located about an hour off I-10 and only 30 minutes from I-75, an ideal resting place or stopping point when en route to/from Savannah and Charleston or even Florida. Home to Stewbo’s Restaurant Group, several standout haunts, each serving up a specialized cuisine in a one-of-a-kind ambiance, tempt even the pickiest palates and will have you craving a return visit.
Pub-style Harvest Moon, is the go-to for a slice of famous Harvest Pie pizza, piled high with pesto, grilled eggplant, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, tri-colored bell peppers, spinach, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Here you’ll also find an assortment of more than 50 craft and import beers, with evening musical entertainment served on the side Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
For fresh seafood flown in from Florida, head to The Catch – you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon some secret hideaway where only those in-the-know go, since the restaurant lacks a splashy sign out front and is instead marked by a discreet silver fish. Panko-crusted grouper, crab cakes and shrimp and grits rank as the most popular menu items.
Another option? The elegant Henry Campbell’s Steakhouse – a popular choice for special evenings that is known for its extensive wine list and high quality fare and whose menu favorites include filet, rib-eye steaks and pan-roasted Chilean sea bass.
Where to stay? Merry Acres Inn was recently named one of Georgia's Top 10 Southern Hospitality Hotels for 2014 by Convention South Magazine, and is also home of the Manor House Pub. Here visitors and locals alike gather to savor a nightcap and relax on the patio with friends. Or, rock the night away with live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Insider tip: While the Pub offers its own menu of tasty bites, you can also order from the other restaurants in the Stewbo’s Group and have fare delivered and served to you at the Pub. Merry Acres offers shuttle service to and from all the Stewbo’s restaurants.
Save some room – a new restaurant. Local Jerry's, will be added to the Stewbo’s collection soon.
MEDIA CONTACT: Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.visitalbanyga.com, 1-866-750-0840.