There’s not a lot of scenery on I-16 between Macon and Savannah. So a stop at Jomax’s is a welcome break while driving along this route through Georgia’s Coastal Plain. Jomax’s sits just north of the small lake where the Metter Welcome Center is located. Although Jomax’s can be seen while driving by, it is slightly back from the road and behind a gas station/convenience store.
The chopped barbecue pork is quite tender and moist. The tangy barbecue sauce is a mixture that includes tomatoes, vinegar, a little mustard, and some spices. The sauce is available in bottles for purchase to take with you.
Side dishes include a hearty Brunswick stew with corn and lots of diced potatoes, good creamy cole slaw, and potato salad with a strong mustard flavor. Sliced white bread accompanies a barbecue plate. However, toast is available for an extra charge.
Homemade desserts are available. Banana pudding is usually one of the choices. It is sweet and good, as it is made with really ripe bananas.
There is plenty of seating inside Jomax’s, but if you would like to eat outside, just get your order to go and drive to the picnic tables at the Metter Welcome Center on the nearby lake.
After a meal at Jomax’s, most barbecue lovers would be pleased to come back again for another plate of this tasty pork.
Note: Closed on Sunday
Note: Interstate I-16, Exit 104. About a quarter-mile north from the Interstate, on the left