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Restaurant Report Card: On the road to Central Georgia

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MACON, GA (CBS46) -

If you're looking for a quick, in-state getaway where you can enjoy some delicious food you have come to the right place.

CBS46 took its exclusive Restaurant Report Card on the road and headed south this week toward some of Georgia's popular tourists spots. Our day trip took us by High Falls State Park near the city of Jackson. Here you can hike, camp or swim in the falls. Once you've worked up an appetite there's only one place in the area that serves up 100 tons of chicken breast a year.

Buckner's Family Restaurant has been serving customers for more than 30 years and when you walk in you see the family, you feel right at home and what's really neat is you sit down and they bring the bowls of food out. You also spin the lazy susan around at your table and get what you want.

"I've probably eaten here 700 to 800 times in the last 25 years," a Buckner's customer said.

And as if the food is not good enough, they've scored nine 100s in a row on their health inspection.

Next stop, the small town of Juliette named after the daughter of a railroad engineer. But this community is better known for something else.

"You can't come to Georgia without visiting the Whistle Stop Cafe, it's legendary," A Whistle Stop Café customer said.

The Oscar nominated movie Fried Green Tomatoes was filmed here in the early 90s starring Kathy Bates.

After the movie captured the attention of the world, the owners opened a popular café, much like the one in the film.

"It was very, very tasty. I've never had fried green tomatoes before, but now I have," said a Whistle Stop Café customer who traveled all the way from London, England.

The restaurant scored an "A" and you can order fried green tomatoes here as an appetizer, on a salad or even in a sandwich.

Just down I-75 in the heart of Georgia is our state's fourth largest city. Macon is home to many historic buildings as well as legendary musicians like Little Richard, Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers. You can even visit The Big House where the Allman Brothers once lived.

And for nearly a century, people have been enjoying the Nu-Way Weiner Stand in downtown Macon. When you walk in, you'll notice not much has changed since 1916. Nu-Way claims to be the second oldest hot dog restaurant in the nation and even Oprah traveled a long way for a Nu-Way.

So what makes their hot dogs the best? Some say the red wieners, others the secret chili sauce. Regardless they received an impressive "A" on their health inspection.

Our final stop on the road trip, Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley.

Here you can take a tour of more than 5,000 acres of pecan and peach trees and on a good day they can pick up to 1 million peaches.

Plus, you can watch workers sort and pack peaches on their assembly line where they fill 1,000 half-bushel boxes per hour.

And after a big day at the orchards you can dine at the Peachtree Café on site which scored an "A" on their health inspection. They serve a Caesar salad with a unique peach dressing. They also have grilled pork loin covered in a Lane peach chutney sauce. Plus, they have peach fritters, fried peach pies, peach cobbler and if that's not enough peach tea.

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