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Mar 4, 2007 05:29 PM

Chowfamily Seeks Atlanta Tips

Greetings Atlantans and others in the know,
Wife and I are heading to Atlanta with the two little ones in tow. We've never been before, and we're looking for local places on the casual side that serve good food despite being family-friendly. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner suggestions are welcome. We'll be staying near the High Museum, but exploring much of the city, including the Aquarium and the Botanical Gardens, so we're not limited to a particular area. Thank you for your assistance.

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  1. Here's my list for family friendly. Lots are local chains w/ multiple locations.

    Figo Pasta
    Taqueria Sundown (same as Taqueria del Sol, Cheshire Bridge one seems to be a little more kid friendly, the others can be downright bitchy about it at times; hopefully they've added another high chair or two since the remodel); be sure to grab baklava or a napoleon at the International Bakery next door
    Star Provisions lunch counter (at the higher end)
    OK Cafe
    Fellini's Pizza
    Houston's- chain, but they do a good food
    Eclipse di Luna- tapas, can be really loud if you're inside and they have music; open for lunch too
    5 Seasons Brewing- a bit of a drive from Midtown, but they do very good food/beer and we were there w/ friends/kids just the other night
    Greenwood's on Green Street- in Roswell, this is the furthest afield, but it's worth the drive

    There are lots of others. And you can search to find out more on any of these. I finally made it to the Aquarium a few weeks ago, and it was all that and then some.

    1. There are several restaurants on Crescent Ave in Midtown Atlanta that you could try.
      Downtown Decatur is another area to check out.
      One of my favorite places is Shorty's Pub on N. Druid Hills near Toco Hills. Very good pizza's salads etc.

      1. Thanks for the suggestions so far. Please keep'em comin'.
        Any good Thai, Korean, or (not-too-Americanized) Chinese places?

        1. My kids like Hae Woon Dae for Korean. They deliver hot coals to the table for a little extra excitement with your bulgoki. Also you can add the little fish to the usual panchan dishes for salt and entertainment.

          There is a post for dim sum below. Our family prefers places where the turnip cakes are on the griddle. That means China Delight as Canton House leaves them on the plate. If location is an issue Hong Kong Harbor on Cheshire Bridge is ok on weekends.

          One more eat at the table place is Huong Giang on Buford Highway just north of Clairmont. They do pretty good hot pots and steamed items in bannana leaves. Everybody is happy.

          1. Try the Korean goodness of 88 Tofu House (Buford Hwy at 285) and fantastic Thai at Little Bangkok (Cheshire Bridge Rd). For great higher end try Taurus (about 1 mile north of the High on Peachtree Street). Also, southern food served family style Mary Mac's Tearoom(Ponce de Leon and Myrtle St). Six Feet Under has a great deck where you can see out over historic Oakland Cemetary and the skyline of Atlanta and a great key lime pie (Memorial Dr SE at Cherokee Ave) and next door you will find the best brunch in the city at Ria's Bluebird. My kids love all these places!