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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” (8 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
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20 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677-2514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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.

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

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

Thank Roseann P
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I came here for lunch with my wife, and we loved it!!! The fried green tomatoes and hot dog were incredible!!! I will be back!! This is one of the 3 best local cafes that I've ever been to!!!

Thank FFOhio
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The food was made fresh and, despite the crowd, arrived in a timely manner. My hubby had the wings, which he said were well-seasoned and paired well with the Box Car Fries. I had the Summer BBQ Burger which was as huge as advertised, and...More

Thank SouthernMama2
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is one of our favorite local places to eat. Great burgers & salads and the fried shrimp are terrific! The dining area is small and it's a popular place so get there early or come on the tail end of rush hour.

Thank _betsyricks
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This small lunch / dinner restaurant in Watkinsville is excellent. Wife had club sandwich (delicious) with onion rings (also delicious). I had a very good Philly Cheese steak sandwich (or equivalent- I forgot what it’s called). Great location, atmosphere and service. Only one minor problem:...More

Thank Jpburks
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A busy little burger and sand which joint. Everything is fresh, portions are generous and staff is friendly. Sometimes a little difficult to find a table. We always enjoy eating there.

Thank thom47
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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