One of our guests’ favorites, this restaurant is located in a beautiful historic building that has been lovingly restored and took its name from a popular TV show that used the exterior of the building as a restaurant in the show. Their menu offers a modern twist on Southern with options like sweet potato shrimp fritters (the Atlanta Food Critic’s fav), sweet tea fried chicken, steak with sherry tomato butter, or try one of their burger creations. They have one of the swankiest bars around or spend hours dining and chatting on the rooftop. Certain evenings, they even have live music for their diners to enjoy.
Innkeeper’s Tip: Sweet Tea Fried Chicken.
When you visit IBP, we hope you can see the rich history in the building. From the front of house restaurant, to the back Pub, upstairs to the event space and balcony, the historic building was renovated in the Winter of 2016 to create an authentic Pub in a growing town.
The Pub is a full restaurant, just east of Atlanta. It’s home to two full-service bars, nightly entertainment and upstairs stage, large format TVs, balcony and private dining rooms. Family friendly with great views of the Downtown Covington Square.
Innkeeper’s Tip: and paddy's fish
Fine-dining Italian, this small boutique restaurant is perfect for a date night or special occasion and serves some of the most authentic Italian you’ll find. The owner and head chef, Christina Milazzo, is Italian you may have seen her on TV on Atl & Co. cooking up one of her amazing recipes. (She pictured on the left) They have fabulous wines and cocktails. This cozy little restaurant will put a little more romance into you and your sweetie’s evening. Location: The restaurant is actually nestled in an old-fashioned neighborhood, where the houses have little flicker flame gas lamps on the porches. Since it is located approximately 1 mile from the inn, we do recommend driving instead of walking. Offers live music most Thursday evenings (check their Facebook page for details).
Innkeeper’s Tip: truffle ravioli with gorgonzola cream sauce or the Tuscan Meatloaf.
Amici’s means friends in Italian and Nicole, John and Parker have made a weekly tradition out of going to this fantastic pub-style family friendly Italian pizzeria. Amici’s has a delicious Italian menu that includes calzones and build-your-own pizzas with fresh toppings and some interesting creations like their Seared Ahi Tuna Pie Bread. And if you love wings, we highly recommend trying theirs! Wednesday is Wing Night, Thursday is Trivia Night and Friday they feature live music.
Innkeeper’s Tip: Wings honey hot, double X, extra wet and add garlic with blue cheese and celery (order it just like that).
RL’s off the Square – I bet you didn’t think you’d find Real Louisiana Cajun cuisine right here in Covington! The chef here is from New Orleans and was trained by Paul Prudhomme. If you go into the front of the kitchen, you can see a whole wall of pictures of the chef with all the famous people he has cooked for including Stevie Wonder and Ronald and Nancy Reagan! If you love New Orleans style cuisine, you have to try RL’s!
Innkeeper’s Tip: in a sherry cream sauce
Your pie specializes in personal pizzas so everyone can get the toppings they want! They use very fresh ingredients and bake it in a classic Italian brick oven. You can build your own pizza from scratch or select from a great list of their creations featuring interesting twists like sun dried tomato pesto instead of your traditional marinara (which is also available). They are unique in that they have an amazing selection of crusts and toppings for people with dietary needs such as gluten free or wheat crust and even vegan cheese! We love the restoration they did to their historic storefront. They also feature a selection of craft beers!
A Lighter Fare
Bradley’s Real Pit BBQ
If you are craving some down-home-style BBQ, Bradley’s makes theirs smoked over real hickory wood. And their pork, beef and chicken is served with side items that prepared in house. (Within walking distance from the inn).
Plain Nuts Catering & Deli
If you happen to be staying with us in the Spring or Summer months, we definitely recommend you stop by this restaurant. Jim has a green thumb and has the most beautiful planters in front of the shop during this time making it somewhat of an urban garden, so it’s a real treat to sit outside and relax while you enjoy your lunch. Also maybe add Location for each thing: On the historic square (Within walking distance from the inn).
Bread & Butter Bakery
This bakery always makes their products fresh daily with no preservatives or additives, including their house made butters with flavors like pink peppercorn, caramelized onion, and pickled tomato among others. In addition to wonderful breads, they’re also available for breakfast (if you happen to miss our fabulous breakfast) or lunch. You could try their spicy tuna or cucumber avocado sandwich, or tantalize your taste buds with a 5 cheese and caprese pizza! And who could forget a giant cookie or slice of cheesecake for dessert? Yum! (Within walking distance from the inn).
Don’t Mind a Short Drive?
Then here are some great experiences you don’t want to miss! Each of these locations are about 20 minutes away.
Las Flores – Fantastic Mexican cuisine awaits you at Las Flores. The entire Twelve Oaks Staff loves the fried guacamole and the fried Yucca we recommend either the Pura Carne with Angus steak and salsa verde, or the Calamari taco with jalapeno ranch crema. And their margaritas are just heavenly! If you love Mexican food, we recommend taking a trip over to Las Flores. Location: Old Town Conyers. Click Here for more.
The Blue Willow
Blue Willow Inn – This one may surprise you, since it’s actually a restaurant and gift shop! This cozy little restaurant is nestled in a historic antebellum house and has a wonderful southern style buffet. It’s authentic southern cuisine with choices like fried chicken, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese and much more available on their buffet. After enjoying a slice of pecan pie (or one of the other many desserts), take a look in their gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs including Blue Willow dishes. Location: Social Circle. Click Here for more.
This award winning resturant is sure to please. Dishes & specialties include Dover Sole Meuniere, Filet Mignon Bérnaise, Roast Rack of Lamb Romarin, Ribeye Steak Madagascar, Chicken Wellington, Roast Duck Breast, Pheasant and Quail and more! Location Conyers. Click Here for more.
Chef De La Torre is the chef and owner of this French inspired restaurant. When you first walk in you can’t help but admire the old building with its tall ceilings, but when you begin to dine, you can almost taste the love this chef puts into the food. From Escargot baked in garlic to his Duck a L ‘Orange, whatever you choose is going to be delicious. Location: Madison. Click Here for more.