Restaurant Report Card: Country Buffet


MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Driving just south of downtown Milledgeville, you might come across one of the city’s hidden gems. Country Buffet has been serving up soul food for 26 years, and has a perfect health inspection score.

“We put a lot of love in our cooking,” co-owner Havalyn Adams said. “It’s an old way of cooking, old time cooking, like our mothers and father used to do.”

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Well, Mrs. Adams, you’re parents would be proud.

“This restaurant has been here for ever and ever, it’s a staple of Milledgeville,” Shannon New-Diaz said.

Since 1992, Country Buffet has been quite popular.


Here are some other score this week.

Fincher’s Barbecue & Catering – 99

Grow – 97

Jersey Wings & Fish – 80

Lucky China – 80

Cloverleaf Restaurant – 90


Macon Pizza Company – 99

The Rookery – 86

Pickle Barrel Cafe and Sports Pub – 92


Hong Kong Palace – 93

Shoney’s – 89

Here’s a couple restaurants that need to step it up this week:

Papa Johns on North Avenue in Macon – 66
– live roaches in kitchen and prep area
– fruit flies in prep area

Stoner’s Pizza Joint on Forsyth Rd – 74  Follow up and final score: 93

After her husband found work in Atlanta, Havalyn Adams realized, big cities aren’t for her.

“We decided to open the restaurant, we live here and we love Milledgeville,” Adams said.

Milledgeville is home, but Country Buffet is where the Adams’ do their home cooking.

“I’ve been coming here for years, my father came here,” New-Diaz said. “It’s gotta be something that keeps you coming back.”

Country Buffet is making the grade this week.