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Bear's Den

1191 Oglethorpe Street , Macon, GA - (478) 745-9909
Posted By Bill Golladay on 3/12/2014 4:31:00 PM
The Bear’s Den is a small cafeteria that serves Southern, as well as American comfort food. The reason to come here can best be described by two words: “Southern fried.”

The menu varies daily. Fried chicken and chicken tenders are always on the menu, as they are the most popular choices. Pork chops, catfish, and fried chicken livers are on the menu on different days.

If you don’t want fried food, there are some other good choices. The baked chicken is tender and enjoyable. It comes with a tasty homemade dressing. Chicken & dumplings and baked lemon pepper chicken over rice are other good menu options.

The ever-popular macaroni & cheese is always available. The potato salad is enjoyable and is also on the menu every day, as are the buttery green beans. Fried green tomatoes and fried okra are two Southern favorites that the Bear’s Den does well.

The homemade desserts are very good. There is a varied assortment of pies, cake squares, banana pudding, etc. Chocolate lovers will enjoy the brownies. The desserts come in plastic containers that are convenient to take with you on the road.

The major drawback of the Bear’s Den is that it is often crowded and very noisy during the peak lunchtime at noon.

Drinks are self-serve, although friendly waitresses do check for drink refills or other needed assistance. The Bear’s Den is only open for lunch on Monday to Friday, although there is a take-out counter that stays open until 6 pm. It is easy to access from I-75.

The Bear’s Den is located just northeast of Mercer University. Mercer’s sports teams are known as the Bears.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Friday is catfish and hushpuppies day at the Bear’s Den.
"Friday is catfish and hushpuppies day at the Bear’s Den."
Bill Golladay





These chicken & dumplings were really good. Shown with stewed squash and pineapple casserole.
"These chicken & dumplings were really good. Shown with stewed squash and pineapple casserole."
Bill Golladay


The homemade banana pudding is topped with crumbled vanilla wafers.
"The homemade banana pudding is topped with crumbled vanilla wafers."
Bill Golladay


Fried chicken with cornbread, broccoli casserole, and macaroni & cheese.
"Fried chicken with cornbread, broccoli casserole, and macaroni & cheese."
Bill Golladay


Fried chicken tenders are a good choice. Shown with honey mustard sauce, black-eyed peas, and turnip greens.
"Fried chicken tenders are a good choice. Shown with honey mustard sauce, black-eyed peas, and turnip greens."
Bill Golladay


Strawberry cake. Note the plastic container which make it easy to take with you.
"Strawberry cake. Note the plastic container which make it easy to take with you."
Bill Golladay


Cheesy and satisfying lasagna
"Cheesy and satisfying lasagna"
Bill Golladay


The doors shown on the left are to the dining area. The ramp on the right side leads to the take-out counter.
"The doors shown on the left are to the dining area. The ramp on the right side leads to the take-out counter."
Bill Golladay



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