Gold Fork Award



The Gold Fork Award is currently the highest honor we can bestow on any Dixie-based eatery. This honor is not simply a listing of the best restaurants in the South and food quality is certainly not the only criteria here. It is rather a small and noteworthy grouping of Southern dining establishments that perhaps best exemplify what our mission is all about. These restaurants do offer fine, consistent food. But perhaps more importantly, they feature the unique atmosphere, traditions, and friendly service that most completely deliver the dining experiences we desire and fiercely seek out on a daily basis. These folks have stood the test of time and continue to carry the torch when it comes to best representing eating out in the South and the many pleasures that go along with it. 



"Put Some South In Your Mouth!"

 Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ, Decatur

 Johnny's, Homewood
 Moe’s Original BBQ, Daphne
 Nicki’s West, Birmingham

 Wintzell's, Mobile

 McClard’s  BBQ, Hot Springs

 Joes’s Stone Crab, Miami
 Rod & Reel Pier, Anna Maria Island

 Blue Willow, Social Circle
 Dillard House, Dillard
 Lady & Sons, Savannah
 Mary Mac’s Tea Room, Atlanta
 Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House, Savannah
 Southern Soul BBQ, St. Simons Island
 Weaver D’s, Athens

 Brown Hotel, Louisville
 Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, Owensboro

 Acme Oyster House, New Orleans
 Bourque’s Supermarket, Port Barre
 Café Des Amis, Breaux Bridge
 Camellia Grill, New Orleans
 Central Grocery, New Orleans
 Jacques-Imo’s, New Orleans
 Johnson’s Boucaniere, Lafayette
 Mother’s, New Orleans
 Parkway Bakery, New Orleans

 Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville
 Lusco’s, Greenwood
 Taylor Grocery, Oxford


North Carolina
 Todd House, Tabor City

South Carolina
 Hog Heaven, Pawley’s Island
 Hominy Grill, Charleston
 Magnolia’s, Charleston
 Maurice’s Piggy Park, Columbia
 Shuler’s B-B-Que, Latta

 Central BBQ, Memphis
 Cupboard, Memphis
 Four Way Grill, Memphis
 Germantown Commissary, Germantown
 Loveless Café, Nashville
 Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken, Memphis
 Vergo’s Rendezvous, Memphis


 Black’s BBQ, Lockhart
 City Market, Luling

 Franklin BBQ, Austin
 Joe T. Garcia’s, Fort Worth
 Kincaid’s Grocery, Fort Worth

 Pecan Lodge, Dallas
 Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap

 Royers Round Top Cafe, Round Top

 Terry Black's BBQ, Dallas

 King’s BBQ, Petersburg

 Rt. 11 Chips, Middletown

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