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Aug 13, 2007 11:53 AM

Visiting Atlanta: where should I go?


I'll be visiting Atlanta for three days in a few weeks and am looking for some inside advice on where to eat. I'd prefer to stay away from the chains and the ordinary. Any local, quirky kind of place would be great. Breakfast, lunch, dinner...I'll need to know about it all. Expensive is fine, but I generally don't like to get dressed up to go out to eat. A great Indian restaurant would be a real plus.

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  1. First place to go is the Search function above! ; )

    There are lots of great prior posts about where to go in Atlanta, and mostly steering people away from chains and the 'ordinary.' Indian would not be my recommendation while in Atlanta unless you're completely set on it. Far better options in other cuisines.

    1. >Any local, quirky kind of place would be great.

      I'm not a local so others will no doubt have their picks but R. Thomas Deluxe Grill may work for you. Here's a link:

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      1. re: Cpt Wafer

        avoid r.thomas like the plauge. worst service and possiblay the worst food on the entire planet.

        1. re: jgraben

          I ways there once, late night thing. Had a couple eggs with bacon and a half order of french toast and maple syrup. The food was fine but the scene was worth the trip. (BTW, the worst food on the planet can be found at Hominy Grill.)

      2. Where are you staying and will you have a car?

        1. Nicola's on LaVista at Briarcliff is fun, quirky (Dinnner). The food is very good. Coco Loco on Sidney Marcus is very good cuban food (Lunch or Dinner). For lunch Havana Sandwich shop on Buford Hwy has a great cuban sandwich. Shorty's Pub on N. Druid Hills has the best guacamole in the city and a great pizza or wonderful salad (Lunch or Dinner)
          Indian I don't know.
          You can go to downtown Decatur and pick from Sushi to Mexican to Pub and it's a no miss hit!
          Good luck and let us know how your trip turns out!

          1. I'm not from Atlanta, but I would recommend Tamarind downtown for Thai (limited parking, tho) My other recc is to head out to Green Street in Roswell to Swallow at the Hollow (great BBQ) and Greenwood's across the street for Southern dishes and pie. Dollar-for-dollar, you'll have a hard time beating those two (well worth the drive)

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            1. re: KyMikey

              If you're talking about the original Tamarind (w/ the limited parking at 14th and Williams)- it isn't there any more. Tamarind Seed, however, is open in Colony Square (14th St and P'tree) and is very good. They have a parking deck, so no problems there.