Fill in the Blank...I cant believe you went to Atlanta and you didnt have......
I have been going through the board trying to find places I should eat. But what I would like to know is what places fall into the...I cant believe you went to Atlanta and didn't Have category,
types of food...Southern, Korean, BBQ, Breakfast etc... All your suggestions are much appreciated.... I will be there in August, so I want to make sure this foodie has a great list to hit...
Talks amoungst yourselves...
BBQ - Fox Brothers, Dekalb Ave, or Dave Poe's BBQ on Whitlock west of Marietta Square.
Szechuan - Tasty China, Franklin Road & S 120 Loop, Marietta
Chinese - Hong Kong BBQ, Chinatown Food Court
Southern - Mary Mac's or The Collonade, or Greenwood's on Green Street, Roswell
Dominican - Mi Pilon, Buford Hwy @ Mitchell Rd north of Jimmy Carter Blvd.
585 Franklin Rd SE Ste 215, Marietta, GA 30067
5705 Buford Hwy, Norcross, GA 30071
If you're staying by the World Congress Center, it might seem like there are just chains and gimmicky restaurants for the tourists, but don't be fooled! Social is a cool little bistro walking distance from your hotel.
For BBQ, Daddy D'z is my favorite, followed closely by Rolling Bones and Fox Brothers BBQ (all within a 5-10 minute drive of downtown, where you'll be staying).
Southern - Ria's Bluebird (for breakfast or brunch) or her other restaurant, Sauced, are both kind of retro and unique, delicious restaurants.
Tapas - I'd say Pura Vida on Highland (Hector Santiago's restaurant, love him though he got booted off Top Chef early a few years ago).... or even Carroll Street Cafe (my neighborhood favorite).
Welcome to Atlanta!
Fox Brothers' BBQ
1238 Dekalb Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
264 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Ria's Blue Bird
421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Rolling Bones Barbecue
377 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Social Restaurant & Wine Bar
12 W Peachtree Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
656 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306
Carroll Street Cafe
208 Carroll St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
ok, I'll give it a shot, with downtown your starting point:
1. breakfast at Thumb's Up, on Edgewood. I like the greek scramble w/spuds, but take your pick. short drive.
2. In the unlikely event its not too hot, a late [9pm?] dinner at FAB on Ivan Allen on the rooftop. Walking distance. Neat spot, pretty good brasserie chow - salad nicoise, skate wing, etc.
3. If you can find it, dinner at Floataway. Near Emory U/Hospital, generally
4. Korean bbq at Hanil Kwan, just inside 285 on Buford
5. Tuesday? night fried chicken at Watershed.
6. pomme frites at Shaun's, Inman Park
7. Margherita pizza and caesar salad at fritti fritti.
8. If you get out Buford Highway, banh mi and pho at Lee's Bakery
9. Maybe bbq at Community, Clairmont n. of Decatur, or Rolling Bones on Edgewood [before you reach Thumb's Up].
10. Upscale seafood, $$$, Oceanaire.
1123 Zonolite Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306-2015
5458 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
um, well, how about "...a better idea of where I was staying, what I was interested in, how I was getting around, etc..." The Gwinnettians would probably disagree, but you hit "Atlanta" up N on I-85 and you're in "Atlanta" for about an hour after that. Big city. Mucho options. Need more info. Cheers.
There are tons of options on Buford Highway, if really good Latin/Vietnamese/Chinese/Korean are of interest. You'll probably need a car, but it's do-able via MARTA/cab. Decatur is a fun, walkable city within the city, accessible by MARTA. Great options for food and beer. Lots of higher end places are located in Midtown, on the West Side and up to Buckhead, with plenty of more-reasonable options sprinkled about. Virginia Highlands is a nice walkable neighborhood with plenty of restos and boutiques. But you'd need a car or a decent-length cab ride to get there.
So, that's very general, but there's a whole lot of specifics that've been written about on the board in the not-too-distant past. Take a look and narrow it down some more.
I will have a car, so no problem with driving, plus I love exploring new cities. I am very interested in the Korean scene, and the Southern Food and BBQ scene. Or what ever little suprises there are with in the city or outside.
I am driving in from South Florida, was told to stop at the Smokin Pig on the way in.
Hope it's not too late to give you suggestions:
Most are on or near Buford Highway
Korean BBQ: Cho Sun Ok
Korean: Woo Nam Jeong
Chinese: Chinatown Food Court (New Peachtree Rd) or Manchunhong
Vietnamese: Pho Dai Loi
Mexican: El Rey del Taco or El Pastor
Peruvian: Machu Picchu or Las Brasas (Decatur)
5094 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
310 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Not too late at all, thanks for the suggestions. I am making my game plan now. Headed up in August. We have some great Mexican down here in florida, so not really looking for that.
Flavors on my radar are: Southern food, BBQ(not too many good ones in florida) Korean, Maybe some Tapas. and a really good southern breakfast place. Any suggestions for the above mentioned is always appreciated.
Good list by BuHi. A few additions (not on Buford Highway):
Persian: Falafel Cafe in Marietta
Chinese: Tasty China in Marietta
Ethiopian: Queen of Sheba (or try fish tibs at Desta, but not on Fri or Sat nights, overcrowded)
Indonesian: Batavia or Waroeng Corner
Cambodian: Phnom Penh