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Sep 25, 2010 06:50 AM

Best Southern Food

Hi Everyone - I am coming to Atlanta to celebrate friend's 65th b-day. We are staying at the Westin Peachtree - we need a restaurant for one night - being a southern girl I am looking for make me want to cry - slap my momma southern cooking with a reasonable price range and somewhat located near to the area where we are staying. Any suggestions?/ Many thanks!

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  1. Busy Bee gets good reviews (especially for fried chicken): Not elegant - it's a cafe - but it is close. I haven't been, I am only downtown occasionally. Tried to stop in for lunch a couple of times but the parking lot was full. I have since read that you can park across the steet at a Publix, but I would call and check to make sure towing is not a problem. That may not be a problem for you anyway if you are not renting a car. Closed Saturday.

    If Saturday is the day, Mary Macs has a nicer atmosphere - table cloths and tables for example - but I've seen some negative reviews on the food in recent years.

    Once a standard for southern food. Some still like it of course. Not close (not walking distance for sure), but not far.

      1. re: bobstripower

        This link works:

        Lots of food, looks like an old country store, which it was, but you might miss it if you don't look carefully. Not open at night. Lunch only, five days a week, except when the Carvers go on vacation. Call. Parking next door might be needed because their lot is small and fills up.

        From web site:
        Monday - Friday 11:00am to 3:00pm
        Come early for the best selection!

      2. Avoid Mary Mac's. Not as good as it once was and is surviving on reputation alone.

        For Southern fare, there is Colonade, Bobby and June's on 14th and Silver Skillet on 14th. All three have been around forever and institutions.

        Silver Skillet
        200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318