Experience true southern hospitality
Photography encouraged and encouraged to share
Enough food for a large lunch
Dine rain or shine
Tours are on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 10:45 and 11:00 if a second tour is needed
Special diets can be accomadated
Guest can expect true southern hospitality through history, culture, and architect. But best of all, guest will experience Thomasville through food. As we walk through downtown Thomasville, you will taste several state and national award winning foods not often found is small towns. As you stroll among the brick streets, you will get an understanding why Thomasville was voted #2 Best Small Town in the USA voted by USA Today!
And of course, no trip to Thomasville is complete without a trip to see the oldest Live Oak east of the Mississippi River…The Big Oak!
Jonah's Shrimp and Grits
Sample a bowl full of shrimp and grits that were featured in Southern Living.
Sweetgrass Dairy Cheese Shop
A taste of two of American Cheese Society Award winning cheeses that is made in Thomasville
George and Louis' Seafood
A Greek restaurant with a little southern flair. You will sample their fried green tomatoes, crabcakes, and a true Greek salad that are considered two of Georgia's Best 100 bites.
A true pizzeria that serves a pizza on a sour dough crust, with sausage that comes from a 100 year old store that makes and smokes their own meats.
A small batch roasting facility, where they roast coffee twice a week. You will sample fresh French pressed coffee and cold brew coffees from different part of the world.
Marie's signature butter cookies in the shape of Georgia and Thomasville marked with a heart. The cookies are both delicious and beautiful!
Tours will meet at the Thomasville Visitor's Center Courtyard, 144 E. Jackson St.
Guest can park in the Municipal Building Parking Lot. Go to Crawford Street and Jackson St. Turn towards the Municipal Building. Go past the fire station and turn right into the parking lot. Parking is free.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at all selected food-tasting locations.
The tours are held rain or shine, . In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide umbrellas in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.
If severe weather comes up, (tropical storms, tornadoes, severe cold weather, etc.), I will call an reschedule your tour.
First, bring an appetite! We will be eating wonderful food!
You should bring with you a camera. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf. Please wear comfortable shoes. If it looks like rain we can provide you with a umbrellas.
We do provide cold water at the beginning of the tour. The water bottle will be refilled at each of the restaurants.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Downtown Thomasville eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning about the history of our small town.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated for the guides, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Taste of Thomasville tips the restaurants, so tipping at the restaurants is not necessary.
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Our host was excellent and the group of individuals participating in the tour was fun! Immensely enjoyed sampling the different cuisines of Thomasville while learning more about a city rich in history. If you are traveling to Thomasviile, I highly recommend this tour. You will not be disappointed.
Taste of Thomasville and Paxton House Bed and Breakfast have bundled a package for that great getaway weekend.