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Feb 14, 2009 09:26 AM

Atlanta Cheap Eats Comfort Food

Creating a list and map for Atlanta and ones for Not Atlanta Georgia and I'm now expanding them and checking em twice with your help...i hope... I'm listening to Little Feat's Oh, Atlanta while I type this....great album - Feats Don't Fail Me Now - its on vinyl to date me further..

My definition of comfort food has been expanding since I started exploring American Cheap Eats Comfort Food... Pho is big in some cities..Pakastani BBQ in Chicago for example
Here is the list I have for Atlanta's Pretty Good Cheap Eats Comfort Food:

If some strike you as clunkers let me know if some are closed let me know if you got something you want to share with the forum and the world well go head please let us know. Thanks Danny (:-D)

Annie Price Restaurant
1615 Memorial Dr SE

Burrito Brothers
2469 Piedmont Rd NE

Busy Bee's Cafe
810 Martin Luther King Jr SW

Central City Tavern
1900 Peachtree Rd NW

3500 Peachtree Rd NE # G4

El Torero Mexican Restaurant
2484 Briarcliff Rd NE # 33

La Fonda Latina
1639 Mclendon Ave NE

Mary Mac's Tea Room
224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE

R Thomas Deluxe Grill
1812 Peachtree St NW

Son's Place Restaurant
100 Hurt St NE

Silver Skillet
200 14th St NW

Thumbs Up Diner
573 Edgewood Ave SE

61 North Ave NW

West Egg Cafe
1168 Howell Mill Rd NW

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  1. I'll suggest Pho Dai Loi for pho and spring rolls. They have a location of Buford Highway and on Jonesboro Rd.

    Chef Lui and Pung Mie, both on Buford Highway, for dumplings. And San Shan Seafood noodle soup at Pung Mie is a
    delicious bargain.

    Also, there are a number of bahn mi places. I think the general concensus is Hong's on Buford Highway, but you may want to research that. Maybe others will comment on their faves.

    Finally, no one here calls Miss Anne's "Annie Price Restaurant", we call it Miss Anne's Snack Shack. You may want to have that in parenthesis.

    6 Replies
    1. re: LizATL

      thank you liz of atlanta!...that has a nice ring to it... i've added pho dai to atlanta and pung & chef to georgia...sorry about that miss Ann i'll change it right now..

      is that hong kong super buffet?

      1. re: FrugalDanny

        Just curious: you added pung and chef to "georgia" and not "atlanta" bc they are outside the city limits? If not, that is an odd distinction, since they are all three pretty close and they are all within the I-285 perimeter, which is used by locals as the geographic spearator (we refer to ITP or OTP).

        No, not hong kong, just Hong's.

        We also have some very good, cheap Dim Sum places like Oriental Pearl, and Royal China.

        I could go on and on if you want more ethnic things...

        1. re: LizATL

          i was sitting here wondering about what is atlanta i noticed that they were along buford i think i will include everything inside i-285 or ITP for Atlanta...yes dim sum too

          i see miss ann's snack bar should i still stay with snack shack?

          i struggled with itp otp for a while - inside and outside the perimeter?...

          1. re: FrugalDanny

            I think using the perimeter makes good sense, but, then again, I live ITP! Good guess, you are correct, ITP= inside the perimeter, OTP= outside the perimeter. People here even have ITP and OTP bumperstickers - it is a sort of rivalry between the city and the surrounding burbs.

            Sorry - Snack Bar is correct! So much for my authority. Actually I had to Google your original name for Ann's to see what it referred to, and then some other poster had mentioned "snack shack". Anyway, no one will know what Annie Price Restaurant is, but folks will know if there is Annie or Ann's or Anne's and then the word "snack"

            1. re: LizATL

              hope we're not going to tick anyone your authority is completely intact...i'm learning more about the atlanta scene than i expected! thks

              1. re: FrugalDanny

                You may be learning more than you wanted to know!!

                Atlanta is actually a pretty big city if you include the burbs. I believe the metro area has more than 5 million+ at this time.