Nu-Way Weiners - Macon, GA - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

I have an unhealthy relationship with meat in tubes. I love, love, love hot dogs, sausages and anything that can slide onto a bun and be slathered in condiments. While on a trip through Middle Georgia I peeled off of I-75 and made a beeline towards Nu-Way which claims to serve the best weiner in town.

Armed with GPS directions I meandered though midday traffic.  Nu-Way opened in 1916 and is located down a one way street at 430 Cotton Avenue.  After twice circling past the packed parking spots I found a space on my third attempt.  With thought of delicious hot dogs in my head, I trotted down the sidewalk towards the entrance. The original neon sign, complete with a giant red weiner, stood above the doorway. As I walked through the front door I wondered what the sign looked like illuminated at night.

Nu-Way Weiners - Macon, GA - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

Nu-Way is home to the shortest stools I have ever had the pleasure of resting my bottom upon.  I felt midget like as I sat at the low slung counter and looked over the menu.  I ordered a chili dog, slaw dog, and a side of fries with a full fat Coca-Cola.  As I soaked in the atmosphere I watched the cook work his magic.

In moments a foam plate was placed in front of me.  Nu-Way serves up bright red hot dogs slathered in toppings.  The chili dog was covered with a meaty mild chili, onions, and yellow mustard.  It was delicious and better than the chili dogs served 90 miles to the north by another Georgia hot dog institution.

Nu-Way Weiners - Macon, GA - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

The slaw dog was doused with a heap of coleslaw and the crunch of the creamy slaw went well with the saltiness of the dog.  The fries were hot, fresh, and salty. I’d go a long way for a Nu-Way and before departing for Florida bought a dark blue t-shirt emblazoned with their yellow and red logo.

Nu-Way has six location in Macon, but if you have time the original weiner stand is a must visit for all hot dog aficionados. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Nu-Way can be found online at and on Facebook. The downtown location can also be contacted by telephone at (478) 473-1368.

Sweet Tea & Bourbon’s Rating:
Atmosphere: A
Taste: A
Presentation: B
Service: A
Cleanliness: A
Price: $

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4 thoughts on “Nu-Way

  1. I’ve been to that Nu-Way several times and never seen it so empty! You got lucky. There’s usually a wait for a seat.

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