We are blessed to live in the South, even more so coastal Liberty County. With a huge diversity of people in our community thanks to Fort Stewart (HOOAH!) we have people living within the county from all over the world. For this reason our culinary scene is pretty happening! To that end we thought a bucket list of all the places we would like to eat in 2018 would be helpful in remembering to branch out, expand our palates & get hungry!
- Sawadee Thai Cuisine, located in the Deal Street Plaza on Hwy 196W. This fairly new restaurant boasts Panang Curry as one of their most popular dishes, but they also serve Red, Green & Yellow curry as well and can customize it to your spice tolerance and the type of meat you prefer. We decided as part of our blog to go ahead & try one of the restaurants on our bucket list and headed to Sawadee this past Monday. It was AWESOME! The spring rolls were definitely my favorite, and I will be back. The prices were very reasonable and we brought back enough food to feed 2 more just from the lunch portions! I had the Pad Thai and Claudette tried the Pineapple Chicken, both on the lunch menu both well worth the trip! We’ll be back!
- El Borinquen Bakery. This Puerto Rican establishment has a wide variety of tasty offerings. With to die for Cubans, Coconut Flan and some really beautiful cakes this cool little shop on the west side of Hinesville located off Veterans Parkway is sure to please! Did we mention the homemade sancocho? Perfect to warm you up!
- Izola’s Country Café located on Hwy 196W. This traditional southern style buffet will never leave you hungry, but you will want to come back for more! Fried chicken, fried fish, mashed potatoes, grits, collards, mac & cheese and so much yummy traditional southern goodness! And they serve breakfast too! Have you ever had breakfast in a cup? Well they can make it happen for you, be sure to go check it out.
- Good to Go Jamaican located on Hwy 196W across from McDonalds. With dishes like Curried Goat and Saffron Chicken this island haven is an oasis in the middle of town. The rich flavors and smells of the Caribbean surround you as soon as you walk in the door. Oh and they deliver!
- Zum Rosenhof in downtown Hinesville. This traditional German restaurant has things like Schnitzel, Curry Wurst and German potato salad and many other offerings. With a large German presence in Liberty County it is a popular spot for locals and the newly arrived. With a full bar, they offer tons of German beers. Did we mention the new German grocery store they opened just next door?
- Sunbury Crab Company located on the Liberty County Coast. Serving fresh caught seafood daily (Wednesday-Sunday) this family restaurant serves oysters and Blue Crab by the bucket, along with crab cakes, steaks, fried shrimp and more. You can certainly drive to the place but a fun addition is a full-service dock so you can go by boat if you have one!
- Rodeo Mexican Restaurant located on Hwy 84 in Hinesville. One of my personal favorites this spot offers authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. With veggies chopped fresh daily and great menu items like carnitas, Tacos El Diablo and Nachos Rodeo, this restaurant is the place you go where everyone knows your name (at least after a visit or two!).
- The Gyro Shop in the Kroger shopping center. This Greek restaurant offers gyros, pita & hummus, Greek nachos and lots of other specialties. And some truly amazing Greek salads.
- Adobo Filipino in the Kroger shopping center. This traditional Filipino restaurant has been open a little over a year and has high marks from those who have visited. The pork adobo had great reviews so that’s what I want to try first. I had a great friend during high school who was Filipino and can remember fondly her mother cooking huge dinners of things that I never could pronounce but that were fabulous. I can’t wait to be transported back to that time through this experience.
- Margie’s Southern Cooking on Shaw Road in Walthourville. This stationary food truck made the Georgia list of Best Food Trucks in 2017, and we couldn’t agree more! Also serving traditional southern food Ms. Margie is up at the crack of dawn each day tackling breakfast, lunch and dinner for her loyal patrons. She’s got a few tables & chairs out for those who want to eat in the great outdoors and otherwise you can take the food to go. Be sure to try her fried pork chops, they will make you want to slap your mama!
In the South food is an experience. It evokes memories, moments and so much more. I love to cook and bake and I do this because I grew up watching my mother and grandmother do the same. The tradition of food in the South is incredible, and it doesn’t have to be southern food, it’s just food. Food brings us together, makes us family without any real ties and creates an atmosphere you only find below the Mason Dixon Line.
-Leah Poole, CEO for the Liberty County CVB & Liberty County Chamber of Commerce
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