BBQ Thursday- Satterfield’s BBQ

Satterfield’s was everything that Georgia Bob’s was not. From food to atmosphere, Satterfield’s provided a most excellent bbq outing.

I have had Satterfield’s bbq catered on a couple of occasions and had eaten in the restaurant once before, but it has been several years since I had been in. The opportunity arose for corbin and I to make the short trip to downtown Macon to see what they had to offer. We both walked away very satisfied.

Located in downtown Macon, Satterfield’s is a true bbq joint. We walked in and were immediately greeted by very friendly waitresses. The tea was on the table as soon as we were seated. I give extra points here because, along with the glasses, they provided a pitcher of tea so the glass never ran out. I particularly liked the sweet tea, more so than corbin.

An interesting thing about Satterfield’s, they offered a large variety on their menu for a bbq joint. They also have boiled peanuts as an appetizer. We didn’t have any, but I thought that was a neat appetizer. I normally don’t have to make a decision when I sit down at a bbq joint- it’s typically a sandwich, stew and slaw. However, the waitress talked me into getting a plate, so I did. But the plate came with 3 sides, so I had to make the tough choice to go with beans, along with my ‘cue, stew and slaw. The entire plate and sweet tea was $9, which I thought very fair for the amount of food I was presented.

We didn’t have to wait very long for our food to arrive. When the food came, I dug in to the bbq immediately. One bite was all it took to know that we had found a gem. The ‘cue was very good; tender, well cooked, and needs no sauce! It was very moist and had obviously been cooked for several hours on a pit. Though I won’t go so far as to proclaim it the best barbecue I’ve had, it definitely ranks near the top. I give the bbq a 4.5 out of 5 on my personal point scale.

After taking a couple of bites of bbq, I moved on to the stew. I can safely say that the stew was the best I’ve had in middle Georgia. Though a touch on the soupy side, I can find zero fault with their creation. I give it an amazing 5 of 5 ranking! Please do yourself the favor of ordering stew when you visit Satterfield’s.

I had to force myself away from the stew, but I did get on to the slaw. Maybe it was because I was comparing it to the ‘cue and the stew, but I was not overly impressed with the slaw. It was just a little too sweet, and in my opinion was only OK. I give the slaw a 3.5 out of 5, which is just above mediocre.

The beans did make up for the slaw a little. They were a mix of sweet and spicy, if you can imagine, and I loved them. As you know, I typically don’t get beans with my bbq meal, but today I am glad I did. I put them away in no time, and give them a 4 of 5 ranking.

I mentioned that the ‘cue needs no sauce, and that’s a good thing. However, to give a good review it is important to note the sauces offered. They have two sauces, a mild and a hot. Both were very good to me. The hot is HOT, and while I typically shy away from hot sauce, this was very good. I only added a little of each to small bites, but could have easily had either on the entire sandwich if needed.

After we finished  the meal, our very friendly waitress convinced corbindawg to try some banana pudding. I’ve got a little more will power than he does, so I passed. However, she brought out two spoons, and I crumbled. The banana pudding was out of this world good. I’ll get my own serving when I go back.

I can summarize Satterfield’s very easily. The food is incredible, and I look forward to going back soon. However, it’s the atmosphere that really puts it over the top and gets this joint into my upper tier of bbq restaurants. The place is cozy and is exactly what I look for in a bbq joint. The decorations on the wall couldn’t be more fitting. Just behind us was a signed pic of Emmylou Harris. Robert E. Lee sat on the wall beside us, looking over us as we ate. A lot of sports paraphernalia hung on the wall, and every team was represented.

I have had some good bbq experiences, but this one ranks near the top. They have found a repeat customer in me, and I highly encourage you to stop by the next time you are in downtown Macon. I can’t say enough good things about Satterfield’s, and am very glad that corbin and I were able to stop in. I can promise that we’ll be back soon.


3 Responses to “BBQ Thursday- Satterfield’s BBQ”

  1. 1 Corbindawg January 20, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I noticed they had pimento cheese on the menu, and wanted to give it a try. If there is one thing I like better than BBQ, it’s pimento cheese.

    The pimento cheese is ok, but nothing too special. Good flavor, but it is not as spicy as I like it. I like it have a little kick.

  2. 2 ilovegranite January 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Two dudes sharing a single dessert? I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’…

  1. 1 Satterfield’s, Macon GA – Marie, Let's Eat! Trackback on July 17, 2016 at 2:46 am

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