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Anaheim Soul Food Staple Expands With a Second Location in Long Beach

The second Georgia’s should be open by early 2019

Georgia’s Restaurant
Georgia’s Restaurant
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Back in 2014, owner Gretchen Shoemaker opened the popular Georgia’s Restaurant in the Anaheim Packing District. Her family-owned soul food spot gathered a loyal following over the years, and now they’re ready to introduce a second location by early 2019. It’ll take up residency at the Long Beach Exchange, the mega shopping retail development in North Long Beach.

Shoemaker’s menu is a romp through traditional soul food, peppered with a taste of New Orleans, including po’ boys, red beans and rice, and jambalaya. It’s a solid add to LBX, who is curating a diverse group of restaurants. There’s a corner lot In-N-Out Burger, Orange County-based Portola Coffee Roasters, the upscale The 908, and Southern California chain The Kroft and Grilled Cheese Bar.

Georgia’s addition is a smart move by the organizers of Long Beach Exchange. According to the Long Beach Post, Georgia’s OC location brings in approximately $2 million per year.

Georgia’s at LBX. 4069 North Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, CA