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Sep 6, 2011 07:50 AM

Places to take Out of Town Company - Atlanta & Decatur

We have company coming to visit us in Atlanta this weekend and we want to take them to some unique places - not extremely pricey and hopefully with some variety. I know I am in the minority, but I don't eat beef or pork, so it needs to be somewhere with some options for me. We need dinner both nights (Fri & Sat) and a place in Decatur for lunch on Saturday. We have been to Leon's Full Service and it was wonderful, but was wondering what else is good. Thanks!

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  1. we like Einsteins on Juniper--if its nice as its supposed to be, theres lots of outside dining under the trees--and lots of variety at reasonable prices

    1. Try the Tree House for a pretty decent pub experience (

      Treehouse Restaurant and Pub
      7 Kings Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

      1. Six Feet Under on Memorial, followed by a stroll around Oakland Cemetary, is always fun to do with out of towners.

        Six Feet Under
        437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

        1. I'm not a huge fan of Einstein's. Like the Treehouse (they make a good burger), but I think the food is more solidly-prepared than impressive. It's best if the weather is nice and you can sit outside (kind of a cave otherwise).

          Thinking in the same ballpark as Leon's (+/-), you could do one of our veggie Indian places or Bhojanic (which does some meaty dishes), Sotto Sotto, or Bocado. All could fit the bill for a non-pig/cow partaker. I had the Sat night lobster roll at Bocado back in July and it kicked plus-size booty. You could even unabashedly get a veggie plate at Community Q and come out well- they're that good.

          No 246 in Decatur is really talked-about right now and good, but it's also deafeningly loud. It's next door to Leon's. Supposedly they're going to do something about the noise but who knows how fast.

          For more casual, I think Farm Burger is the best of the bunch of burger-crazed ATL. Haven't tried the new one in Buckhead. There's also the rooftop bar at either Six Feet Under for fried seafood and a good beer (we usually hit the one on 11th by Tech, with it's Midtown skyline view).

          1363 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033

          Sotto Sotto
          313 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307

          Six Feet Under
          437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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          1. re: ted

            I didn't start this thread but I'm totally writing down your POI's Ted. Good stuff.

            You are totally spot on for the Treehouse. I kind of dug sitting downstairs when the nuts are falling off the tree on the roof...*PLANG!* WTH was that?

            I've not had a decent lobster roll for years...heck, I can't even remember having one let alone a good one...I may have to check out Bocado.

            I too have heard about 246 but know next to nothing about it other than it's supposed to be good.

            Farm Burger, however, sounds like it'd be full of win! *excited about cow*

            1. re: Aabacus


              Here's the photo of the lobster roll from Bocado. Hope they're still doing them into September.

              1. re: ted

                Holy crap ted. That looks awecredible! Must. Go. Sooooooon.

          2. I'd second Farm Buirger as the best of the burger places. I've had a few good dinners at JCT kitchen on Howell Mill Rd. I alos enjoy mary Mac's, but I know it gets mixed reviews on Chowhound.