If you are not familiar with Thomasville, Georgia, you should definitely do something about that. Thomasville is a designated Main Street USA community that boasts a historic past, beautiful Victorian homes, and an adorable downtown. Everyone is friendly and the town grows on you in no time. For me, Jonah’s Fish & Grits makes it even more desirable.
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My Introduction to Jonah’s Fish & Grits
One of the best known names in Thomasville is also one of my favorite restaurants in the South: Jonah’s Fish & Grits. I first encountered it after hopping off the interstate for food while traveling from Nashville to Florida. My meal, the service, and overall experience were so great, that four years later Jonah’s Fish & Grits took me back to vacation in Thomasville. That is the power of food!
Sinking My Teeth Into Southern Delights
While visiting Thomasville, my daughter (Taylor) and I ate dinner at Jonah’s Fish & Grits. The restaurant was quite busy for a weekday evening, but that seems to be the norm here. Taylor and I studied the menu while eating the magnificent basket of hush puppies our server brought us. Jonah’s Fish & Grits hush puppies are not your typical “throw a ball of fried dough on the plate” kind of side item, but a well thought out puffy and airy creation of deep-fried goodness that paired wonderfully with the house-made honey butter. The restaurant would not share the recipe, but I tried because they were absolutely amazing.
Taylor and I started our dinner off with some of Jonah’s Cyclone Shrimp. They are wonderful, big, fat shrimp slathered with a spicy citrus aioli sauce. This dish is far better than any other variation that I have ever had. I also tried a cup of Jonah’s Grouper Chowder, full of chunky fish pieces with bacon and potatoes bathed in a rich cream sherry base. It was superb! Think “deliciousness”.
Picture Perfect Plates from Jonah’s Fish & Grits
Our entrees arrived looking picture perfect! Taylor’s Fried Jumbo Shrimp was incredibly large and a beautiful golden brown color. The fried shrimp were light and not one bit greasy. Jonah’s remoulade and pineapple infused traditional cocktail dipping sauces were the perfect accompaniment. Taylor chose French fries and grilled Parmesan cheese dusted vegetables for her sides. She loved her entire meal.
I picked Jonah’s special of the day, Cajun Shrimp & Grits served with vegetables. The cajun dusted shrimp atop ooey-gooey white cheddar grits and a buttery, creamy sauce did not disappoint. It was one of the best shrimp dishes that I had ever eaten! Half-moon slices of roasted zucchini and squash gave the sauce a unique touch.
I am convinced that Georgia has the best shrimp and grits in the whole country and Jonah’s Fish & Grits is on top of the leaderboard!
Have a Sample for Yourself
People across the country are talking about Jonah’s Shrimp & Grits after it was featured on Georgia’s 100 Plates Locals Love list for the second year in a row. I can attest that Jonah’s serves incredible Shrimp & Grits, but don’t take my word for it. Visit Thomasville, Georgia and try Jonah’s Fish & Grits for yourself!
Jonah’s Fish & Grits
109 E Jackson Street, Thomasville, GA
Thank you to Jonah’s Fish and Grits and the Thomasville CVB for hosting our dinner. As with all reviews, opinions are 100% our own and unbiased.
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