The Blue Mile Musts: You need to visit these local businesses before graduating


Noelle Walker, Miscellany Editor-in-Chief

“The ‘Blue Mile’ is the struggling one mile stretch of US Highway 301 South (South Main Street) bridging historic downtown Statesboro to the thriving campus of Georgia Southern University,” according to Statesboro Blue Mile. 


Located on the Blue Mile are iconic and local Statesboro businesses, including restaurants and retail stores. If you’re new to Statesboro, you might get overwhelmed with all the options–but don’t fret. Here’s a breakdown of all the local places you need to experience on the Blue Mile.




Bakery*: Sugar Magnolia Bakery, Big Boy Cookies, Daylight Donuts

*Many of the coffee shops listed also offer baked goods


Get your breakfast at Daylight Donuts, your lunch at Sugar Magnolia Bakery and dessert at Big Boy Cookies! 


Coffee Shops: Cool Beanz Espresso Bar, The Daily Grind, Three Tree Coffee Roasters


With the multitude of coffee shops available, it’s hard not to find one you like. Each has its own aesthetic and offers a unique variety of drinks. 


Brewery: Eagle Creek Brewing Company


Eagle Creek Brewing Company offers a variety of handcrafted beers you can;t get anywhere else. 


Mexican Food: Baja Boro, Del Sur Taqueria & Cantina, El Sombrero 


You have to try these places at least once. 


Wings, Burgers & More: Gnat’s Landing, Wingz University

Gnat’s Landing is a Statesboro icon. It’s basically a requirement to go at least once. 


Southern Food: Beaver House Restaurant, Smoque Pit   

Honestly, is there anything better than Southern food?


Pizza: Holiday Pizza, Nonna Picci

No such thing as bad pizza. 


Local Activities


Averitt Center for the Arts
The Averitt Center for the Arts hosts many performances and events throughout the year. It has the Emma Kelly Theater and an art gallery. 


Free Spirit Pottery & Glass Studio

Take a mental break and paint some pottery! You can do it alone or with a group of friends.


Statesboro Regional Public Library

Henderson Library can get pretty crowded, especially during finals week. The Statesboro Regional Public Library may be the perfect place to go get some peaceful studying done.


Blind Willie McTell Trail

Take in the views and clear your mind on this walking trail. 


Blue Mile Dog Park

Whether you have a dog or just want to be around them, the Blue Mile Dog Park is a great place to go. 

For more information, including addresses and more places to see on the Blue Mile, visit