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The Traveling Hobo Cafe

20 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677-2514
+1 706-310-4323
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion rings” (9 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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20 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677-2514
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantast thick, juicy, cooked just right burger with unique crispy fries. I got the Party Melt, as recommended by a patron. Delicious! While driving through Watkinsville, I happened on the right place for lunch.

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Traveling Hobo is certainly one of our go-to restaurants in the Watkinsville area. The fried shrimp is my wife’s favorite - and is one of the two best in the area. The fried cod is a generous portion - and is one of my...More

Thank 63,43,488
Reviewed 2 October 2018

folks are pleasant and attentive; lots of options; kid friendly and railroad atmosphere can be used as teaching moment

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The wings are huge and NOT swimming in sauce. The may be the best I have ever had. Onion rings were awesome as well. NOT a fast food place, cooked as ordered. Highly recommend

1  Thank Bruff T
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Just go try it and you will know how good it is. Just like eating by the Ocean .. It is great!! KENNY THE BARBER Athens, Ga.

Thank kenduckhunter
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I've eaten here a few times and their shrimp plate is very good as is the burger & onion rings. Kind of feels like a truck stop kinda place but the food is much better.

Thank Mac H
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This place is no longer a secret as it was crowded for lunch, but when you taste the food, you know why. I've had their wild catch sliders a couple of times now and they are very tasty. Not sure I can tell the difference...More

1  Thank IrishBulldog
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great hamburger and French fries. Lots of different kinds. Both of ours were very good. Been once and will go back.

1  Thank searcyka
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I have now eaten here four or five times and had yet another great experience. The food is solid and original and the service is superior. It’s right in the heart of downtown Watkinsville and easily walkable from public parking if there lot is full....More

1  Thank irishuga4h
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

we got buffalo shrimp appetizer which comes with jumbo shrimp and either ranch or bleu cheese dressing to dip in. i got the elvis burger with peanut butter banana and bacon, which was excellent and my husband got the chicken po boy. My brother got...More

1  Thank Roseann P
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677-2514
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Watkinsville
  • Phone Number: +1 706-310-4323
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