Parts of The Walking Dead have been filmed in several different locations. Much of the first and second season were filmed in Atlanta, but the primary filming location, for the overall series, is a small town about an hour’s drive south of the Georgia state capital, named Senoia. This town, according to The TV Traveler, houses most of the fan-favorite locations from the show … and yes, that includes the rooftop where Carl sat to eat his monstrous can of chocolate pudding.
Many shows are shot in a studio, because they only require a handful of locations, but The Walking Dead is a little different: The characters constantly cover broad areas on foot and, almost as often, are forced to leave the comfort of a safe place they’ve barely been at long enough to know where to find the bathroom. So, the production picks suitable locations, usually from around Senoia, for whatever scenery the newest trouble requires. Downtown Senoia would look familiar to you if you watched season 3, for instance, because it was used as the town of Woodbury. The train tracks running through town will send shivers down your spine as you remember the cannibalistic “safe haven” of Terminus. Another part of the town makes up Alexandria, as TV Guide reports.
Today, it seems that Senoia embraces the show. It’s become part of the aesthetic, via tours, merchandise, and businesses, as seen on Roadside America. One of the biggest new Walking Dead-inspired businesses, of course, is the restaurant known as Nic & Normans. Why? Because it’s owned by none other than “Daryl” actor Norman Reedus, and Walking Dead director Greg Nicotero. So next time you’re in Georgia, grab an order of Sloppy Norman’s Sliders, and dig in!