Three Gavels

Fincher’s Barbecue

  • Local's Favorite
  • Quick In/Out
  • Take-out Available

3.9 miles from the Courthouse. Opened in 1935 by Douglas “Dude” Fincher, and carried on by 3 generations of Finchers, you’d be hard-pressed to find an older and more successful barbecue establishment in the State.  There are four locations now (a couple of them have free WiFi) but the Houston Avenue original is the closest to the courthouse and still offers the same old-timey ambiance and curbside service that they did back in the 30′s.  Barbecue Pig sammies are the mainstay here, offering the original chopped pork, as well as pulled, served with sauce and slaw.  There are three housemade sauces to choose from but the hands down favorite is their vinegary tomato-based original.  Many of the longtime regulars swear by the burgers and they’re worth a try (for a couple bucks each, you can easily afford to go with a pork sammie and a burger).   For another buck, get a cup of their legendary Brunswick stew and you’ve got a meal that has been savored by the Macon faithful for over 70 years.  The St. Louis style ribs are also well worth writing about but sort of difficult for us lawyers to negotiate with the suit and tie.  Fincher’s is not just a local’s favorite but has been a regular stop on many a politician’s campaign trail and not once, but twice, the famous bbq has been enjoyed by Astronauts on the space shuttle.  That’s some well traveled ‘cue…and for good reason.

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