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Sarasml Sep 25, 2010 06:50 AM

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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    JHLI Sep 26, 2010 09:44 AM

    Busy Bee gets good reviews (especially for fried chicken): http://www.thebusybeecafe.com/ 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. http://www.marymacs.com/

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

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      bobstripower Sep 26, 2010 02:06 PM

      try Carvers http://www.carverscountrykitchen.com/.... Very good southerne food

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        JHLI Sep 26, 2010 04:46 PM

        This link works: http://www.carverscountrykitchen.com/...

        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!

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        samlev Oct 6, 2010 01:53 PM

        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.

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

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