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Jan 25, 2007 05:22 AM

Cheap eats in downtown atlanta?

I'm headed there for a few days and was looking for some good food at a reasonable price within walking distance of midtown - authentic soul food is cool too! Thanks !!

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  1. For the best Cuban sandwich...Kool Korners. It is west of the connector off of 14th Street. It is to-go only and lunch only. There is usually a line. Also, not far from Kool Korners is the Silver Skillet. It is a great breakfast spot. Good soul food would be Carver's, but that would be too far to walk. It is located on the west side of town. Tin Drum Cafe in Technology Square (Georgia Tech) is also reasonably priced. These are the least expensive versions $6-$12 meals. Also, you may want to check out the Flying Biscuit at Piedmont and 10th. It was franchised in the past year...but an Atlanta original. They are open for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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    1. re: UGAerin

      sounds great!! I love cubans too - I was wondering about the Silver Skillet and Flying Biscuit - I wasn't sure if some of those "reknown" places live up to their reputation! So I will give them a try!!! Thanks for replying!!

      1. re: pinkpo

        Pass on Flying Biscuit. It has gone downhill. Not great like it used to be.

    2. Baraonda.
      Right in midtown, near a MARTA stop, and very good reasonably priced italian with fun city atmosphere.

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      1. Rosa's Pizza on Broad St. It is really great. Just a slice with cheese, unreal.

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        1. re: Katj

          I love Vickery's on Crescent - great sandwiches and a very nice patio. Pasta di Pulcinella which is kind of near Crescent is also very good and inexpensive. Of course, you could also try the new restaurants in Atlantic Station --- I am not a huge fan of any of them and they are a little pricey, but they are great for drinks.