It’s the last week of operation for yet another downtown Aiken restaurant.  Jameson McDubby’s shared an announcement on their Facebook page that Saturday (September 9) will be their last day open.

In the post, they thank everyone for their support and share that it was a difficult decision.  They are closing to focus on their families.  Due to multiple business ventures, the owners have been stretched thin.  They do share they hope you’ll visit their sister restaurant, JDubbZ Pizza & Wingz, where many of their employees will be going.

Jameson McDubby’s is located at 126 Laurens Street NW in Aiken, if you’d like to pay one last visit to the pub before they close. They invite you to come out for “one last taste of where ‘Aiken Meets Ireland.'”

Just last week, we shared that Fuse Aiken was officially closed.  This is one of many local restaurants that have recently announced their closings.

Family Owned Restaurants in Augusta That Feel Like a Home Away From Home

Today, June 23, is recognized as National Family Owned and Operated Businesses Day. A day to salute family-owned and operated businesses that are surviving and thriving through this economy. In Augusta, we are fortunate enough to have tons of family-owned and operated businesses. This holiday includes all types of businesses. We are going to focus on the restaurants that are run by a family. So not just locally owned restaurants, but those where it’s family owned and family run. It’s cool to find out which places are a family-owned restaurant in Augusta.

Visiting a family-owned and operated business is always a special experience. If they only have locations in your area, you are getting a one-of-a-kind meal. And not everybody that is outside of that area can get that meal on a daily. Another reason it is a special experience is that they often strive to be customer friendly and make you feel at home.


  • Hawaiian Style BBQ

    This family owned Hawaiian BBQ spot has been in Augusta for years. They have recently expanded, opening their second location. One located on Gordon Highway and the other on Washington Rd.

  • The Chefs House

    Located off of Walton Way, this family owned restaurant is known for their southern cuisine. Offering a rotating selection of meats and veggies along with their local favorite – peach cobbler.

  • brunch house

    This family owned restaurant is located on the corner of 6th and Greene St. Something the restaurant lives by is “where our family feeds families.”

  • hooks and cooks

    On Walton Way is another family owned restaurant. The restaurant serves fish ,chicken, fries and more.

  • hunan cafe

    This Asian restaurant serves the cuisine of China, Korea, Malaysia & Thailand. They are located on Fury’s Ferry in the Fury’s Ferry Plaza.

  • Laziza Mediterranean Grill

    They are most popular for their Mediterranean cuisine. A married couple are the owners and together, with the help of their three children, they are working to expand the restaurant concept throughout the Augusta area.

  • ausbaug haus

    Augsburg Haus was opened by Adolf Hermann, serving authentic German food – recipes he learned from his mom. Sadly and unexpectedly, Adolf Hermann passed away on September 1, 2021. His family and friends are continuing his legacy by keeping his restaurant open.

  • Ridge Road Bait and Tackle

    Don’t let the name fool you, they serve more than bait. This family owned café is located in Appling, Ga. They are known for their everyday food and American cuisine.

  • La Peña Bernal Mexican Antojitos

    This restaurant may be new, but La Pena Bernal is not new when it comes to serving the CSRA.  They also have a food truck that has been around for a few years, that serves Tacos and Quesadilla. Their Anjoitios shop serves snacks, ice cream, and more.

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