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Mar 19, 2012 07:10 PM

Visiting Atlanta with 10 year old.

We will be visiting Atlanta this weekend with our 10 year old daughter and would like to find a more causal restaurant that has very good food. She is an adventurous eater and has been to a number of Chow-worthy places. We want to stay away from "family" restaurants.

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  1. Guess depends on what you mean by you mean less formal, or do you want to wear shorts and flip flops?

    If you want to dress a little I would suggest:
    JCT Kitchen
    Local Three

    Also depends about lunch or dinner...other thoughts that are very casual (for dress).

    Urban Pl8
    Ria's Bluebird
    Six Feet Under

    1. Atlanta is a pretty spread out city. Where will you be in town? Since it's just for the weekend, it'd be a shame for you to spend hours in traffic.

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      1. re: larkemon

        We are staying at the Hotel Melia at 590 West Peachtree Street NW Atlanta. By casual I do mean less formal, someplace with good, interesting and maybe even unique food where we can wear jeans a decent and a decent shirt.

        1. re: chazzer

          Miso Izakaya and Sound Table come to mind for not-too-far away with good/funky food. The Porter in Little 5 Points would be a good place for that plus a great beer menu.

          1. re: chazzer

            You can walk to Gladys knight chicken and waffles. That's unique for sure.
            Also check out Ecco. You can walk there too.

            1. re: chazzer

              The kids in my life love to go to Houston's. And the grownups also enjoy it.

              1. re: fullyfunctional

                Thanks tried Houston's being close to the hotel was a great selling point. We all enjoyed it especially my daughter.

          2. Ncaa bb is in town this weekend do the crowds downtownwill be massive and traffic terribleyou should look at eating away from downtown. Like in decatur. Of perimeter area. Even Chinese on buford hiway like Canton house of Gus bistro

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            1. re: bobstripower

              Check out Einsteins restaurant. Nice outdoor with good. Food

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              1. Would love to see this post revived - will be spending 24 hours in Atlanta with my 10 yr. old son in July. He too is an adventurous eater (eats everything from sushi to 'Q) and gets frustrated with typical "Kids Menu" fare (frozen pizza, mac & cheese, etc). We are only in town for 24 hours & plan on visiting the aquarium as our main thing to do. Looking for breakfast & lunch spots within walking distance in that area. Also a reco for dinner close to (or at?) the airport would be great!