17 Spots for Delicious Lunch in Augusta, GA

Here’s your guide to the best restaurants for lunch in Augusta, GA. It covers everything from casual sandwich and burger joints to upscale bistros and healthy bites.

There are so many delicious lunch restaurants in Augusta, from the upscale spots that make for a perfect business lunch to casual yet delicious eateries. This article shares our top picks for a variety of lunch eateries in Augusta, as well as what to order for a memorable meal.

Where to have Lunch in Augusta, GA

The map below should help point you in the direction of nearby lunch spots. As you’ll see, there are excellent lunch restaurants all over the Augusta area.

This article highlights lunch in Augusta. Make sure to check out our guide to brunch in Augusta, too!

1149 Broad Street | Downtown Augusta

Hot sandwich shop downtown

Knuckle Sandwiches is a great hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving hot sandwiches in downtown Augusta.

Must-tries include the PBR-B-Q, the uppercut cheese steak, the Blackeye Chicken and their bacon cheeseburger.

There’s limited seating inside Knuckle Sandwiches and a few tables out front, but it’s the perfect place to get a mouthwatering sandwich to go.

Knuckle Sandwiches is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and for a late-night snack on weekends.

Wellness Café with healthy food packed with flavor

The SolFood Kitchen is a wellness café located in Augusta’s Surrey Center. It’s one of our favorite places to eat in Augusta.

The calm and welcoming atmosphere creates the perfect environment to relax and enjoy a meal.

They focus on preparing farm fresh, healthy food. The menu is full of vegan and vegetarian options but not exclusively. There are a few options that include meat like their Big Dill turkey sandwich or prime strip steak.

The SolFood Kitchen is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday.

Try one of their fresh grain bowls like the Bibimbap Bowl or Cuban Bowl for lunch.

901 Broad Street | Downtown Augusta

Fresh Mediterranean food in the heart of Augusta

When you’re in the mood for fresh Mediterranean food, Laziza is our top pick. They have a vibrant space right on Broad Street in downtown Augusta.

Try one of their pita wraps or Laziza bowl for the perfect lunch. And don’t miss their gelato– kids can get a mini scoop for $1. It’s on our kid-friendly restaurants list for this very reason! Well, that and their outdoor seating and excellent fare.

Laziza’s original location is in Evans. They are open Monday through Saturday.

NYC bodega, Spanish wine cellar and Italian café all rolled into one

Bodega Ultima is a blend of NYC bodega, Spanish wine cellar and Italian café. Brought to you by the creators of Augusta’s own TakoSushi, this unique concept is the perfect spot for lunch.

The lunch menu is served daily starting at 11 am and includes a range of sandwiches and burgers.

Bodega Ultimo has a welcoming casual atmosphere and covered outdoor seating.

226 6th Street | Downtown Augusta

German deli with mouthwatering sandwiches and potato salad

Hildebrandt’s is Augusta’s favorite deli. First founded in 1879, this establishment is the place to get delicious deli sandwiches in downtown Augusta.

Be sure to try their Reuben! Pair it with a side of German potato salad for ultimate flavor. They also have an outstanding authentic German bratwurst on the menu.

Hildebrandt’s is open for lunch Monday through Saturday. It’s one of Augusta’s kid-friendly restaurants and has a small market area with local brands and old-timey candy.

976 Broad Street | Downtown Augusta

Huge burritos and Tex-Mex in quirky atmosphere

Nacho Mama’s is a casual and quirky Tex-Mex restaurant in downtown Augusta. On the menu you’ll find a range of nachos, burritos, tacos, quesadillas and salads.

The burritos are huge and packed with flavor and the nachos are always a good choice. Protein choices include chicken, pulled pork, shredded beef, mahi mahi, shrimp and beans.

Nacho Mama’s is also a great spot for to enjoy a margarita. They have a great atmosphere inside and some tables outside on the sidewalk.

Best of all, Nacho Mama’s is open for lunch daily!

1204 Broad Street | Downtown Augusta

Top notch burgers from a local burger joint

Farmhaus is a locally owned burger joint with upbeat atmosphere right in the heart of downtown Augusta.

They have so many different specialty burgers on the menu. Try from one of their seven haus burgers or build your own!

Farmhaus sides are excellent as well. In addition to house made fries, they also have sweet potato tots and fried pickles that are worth trying. And how can you resist ordering a milkshake with a burger?

Check out their second location on Flowing Wells Road in Martinez.

3308 Milledgeville Road | West Augusta

Hidden gem cheesesteak spot

Jackie M’s and Sons is a dive with delicious food made with soul. It’s a great spot to grab a cheesesteak.

In addition to all kinds of cheesesteaks they also offer mouthwatering wings and signature soul rolls (think: egg rolls stuffed with Philly cheesesteak.)

Jackie M’s and Sons is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday.

Cozy and moody bistro with daily lunch

Finch and Fifth is a cozy bistro in Augusta with an excellent lunch menu. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy an upscale lunch with a glass of wine.

Located in Augusta’s Surrey Center, it’s a convenient place to enjoy lunch before hitting the shops.

For lunch try one of their soups, salads or sandwiches. The bacon and brie sliders are phenomenal!

Lunch is available on daily starting at 11:30 am.

10 James Brown Boulevard | Downtown Augusta

Neighborhood eatery with a fish camp feel

The Boll Weevil Café is one of Augusta’s cutest eateries. Located in historic cotton warehouse building just steps from the Augusta Riverwalk, it embodies all that is Augusta.

It’s a great spot for casual southern fare including soups, salads, sandwiches and DESSERT! They also have a few heartier entrees on the menu like their shrimp and grits and pasta creole.

The Boll Weevil is great place to take kids for a snack and sweet treat before going on a stroll along the Savannah River at the Riverwalk.

Come any day of the week — The Boll Weevil is open for lunch every day!

Coffee shop in Evans, GA with healthy lunch options

Rooted Coffeehouse is a cute community-focused coffee shop near Augusta in Evans, GA. They have a great atmosphere that’s bright, clean and always abuzz.

Along with great coffee, Rooted offers a range of fresh and healthy lunch options to keep you fueled throughout the day. Try their spicy chicken or caprese hot sandwiches!

If you’re in a rush, don’t worry, they have an extremely convenient drive-through.

You can also visit Rooted at Evans Towne Center!

505 Railroad Avenue | North Augusta

French restaurant serving lunch tucked in N. Augusta’s Hammond’s Ferry

Manuel’s Bread Café is a fine dining restaurant in North Augusta with a great French-inspired lunch menu.

Their lunch menu is loaded with delicious options including soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches.

Check out their blackened trout filet sandwich or go with a classic Croque Monsieur.

Manuel’s is a great spot to check out when visiting the area or for a special occasion! And they area also one of the top brunch restaurants in North Augusta.

Coffee shop and café with great lunch sandwiches

Inner Bean Café is an independent coffeehouse in Augusta that’s been serving delicious breakfast since 2006. And you can imagine, they also have excellent specialty coffee.

They have a wide variety of lunch sandwiches, soups and salads to choose from. Try the twisted grilled cheese or turkey croissant!

Lunch is available daily. There’s a parking available in the lot right in front of the shop on Davis Road. Extra parking can be found behind the building.

936 Broad Street | Downtown Augusta

Casual café serving hot and cold sandwiches

New Moon Café in downtown Augusta is a great place for loaded sandwiches. Their menu items are all made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

For lunch, the menu includes soups, salads and a ton of hot and cold sandwiches.

Or peek over at their breakfast items – there’s nothing wrong with a grits bowl for lunch!

New Moon Café is open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday.

Neighborhood eatery with a fish camp feel

Rae’s Coastal Café is one of Augusta’s most unique dining experiences. It has a fish camp feel tucked into the natural beauty of a wooded lot right along Rae’s Creek. They have casual dining room inside and outdoor porch seating immersed in nature.

Rae’s offers Caribbean cuisine with plenty of jerk seasoned dishes. Their Jerk Baby Back Ribs are some of the best ribs in town. They also have a large variety of seafood from scallops to Frogmore stew.

Rae’s Coastal Café is open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday.

Be transported to New Orleans for a Cajun lunch

French Market Grille is a great spot for lunch in Augusta’s Surrey Center.

It’s a casual neighborhood restaurant serving Cajun and Creole fare that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to New Orleans.

Lunch is available daily starting at 11:30 am. Try a po’ boy or jambalaya for some traditional Cajun flavor!

208 10th Street | Downtown Augusta

Trendy and vibrant Tex-Mex in downtown Augusta.

Tacocat is another great spot for lunch in Augusta. The lunch menu is available Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 11 am. They also have a weekend brunch.

They have a ton of tacos on the menu as well as several “not tacos.” Check out their Carne Asada Fries!

Tacocat also has several specialty margaritas to choose from.

The newly renovated space has a great atmosphere with large roll-up doors and nice outdoor seating.

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