May 21, 2024


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‘Best of the Best’ list: 6 top Middle GA pizza joints

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Whether cooked over a wood-burning stove or hand-tossed and served up “Macon-style,” these Middle Georgia pizzerias each have their own unique draws.

All have built strong local followings in the Macon and Warner Robins areas. Two have been Middle Georgia fixtures for decades. One has been open less than a year.

The six restaurants earned top awards in the Telegraph’s 2021 Best of the Best contest in which customers can vote for their favorite businesses, including for best pizza place.

The Best of the Best winners are the top scorers in each category based on votes cast on

Here are the winners in the Macon-Bibb area in the best pizza place category:

Warner Robins area

Here are the winners in the Warner Robins area in the best pizza place category:

  • My Father’s Pizza“Built with perseverance, persistence and prayer,” this well-established family owned and operated restaurant took the top spot as the best pizza place. The popular pizza parlor has been in operation for more than 25 years. They’re known for daily deals of pizza slices with a salad and a drink as well as the huge Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza that can feed a small army. They also serve gourmet pizzas like the Rajun Cajun, which features garlic butter, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, Louisiana style cajun shrimp, mozzarella and provolone cheese. Located at 2507 Moody Road, the restaurant also serves subs, wings, salads, spaghetti and more.
  • 2 Guys & A Pie Pizzeria — Known for New York style pizza, this pizza spot won runner up. Among their top sellers are the Brooklyn Bomber pizza with pepperoni, meatballs, ricotta and fresh parsley and the 3-Amigos Taco Burger of beef, lettuce, tomato and ranch drizzle with a picante base. Pizza comes by the pie or by the slice. This local favorite is also known for their garlic rolls served up hot and drizzled in olive oil and chopped garlic. The restaurant is located at 402 Ga. 247, Suite 2000, in the The Landing Pointe shopping center in Bonaire
  • Mellow Mushroom — This locally owned and operated franchise restaurant in Warner Robins earned an honorable mention among readers for best pizza place. Founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Mellow Mushroom offers “fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled and family-friendly environment,” according to its website. Popular with locals, the restaurant offers a plethora of toppings to build your own pizza as well as a host of specialty pizzas. The House Special comes with a mellow red sauce base and toppings of mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, apple wood smoked bacon, mushrooms, black olives, roma tomatoes, green peppers, onions and extra mozzarella. The restaurant is located at 710 Lake Joy Road. The restaurant also serves cocktails.

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Becky Purser covers business news, having moved back to Middle Georgia in 2000. She’s also covered crime and courts primarily in Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. She’s also covered local government for The Daily Sun when it was a daily newspaper in Warner Robins, for the Kingsport Times-News in Tennessee and for the Bristol Herald Courier in Virginia. She’s a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
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