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Recommendation needed - Casual, along I-75, north of downtown but south of 575

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lynchtrvl Aug 8, 2012 07:51 AM

Can anyone suggest a delicious casual place that is easy to access from I-75 NB? Could be burgers, or southern food, or BBQ, etc. Just trying to avoid a chain, but need to have several cars meet up to eat along I-75 after getting through downtown but before hitting 575 on the way to raft the Ocoee. I'm very familiar with great restaurants downtown, but not so much north of there.

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    DeeCee Aug 8, 2012 11:40 AM

    What time of day? Heirloom Market BBQ on Akers Mill is easy to get to from 75, but it's a tiny place with limited parking, so I'd go at a non-peak time, particularly with large group and several cars. You could also do the Atlanta Food Truck park at Howell Mill.

    There are non-chain burger places on Howell Mill (Flip, Yeah Burger), but they are not right at the interstate.

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      bobstripower Aug 9, 2012 06:25 AM

      Pappadeaux is on windy hill right off 75--and there are at least 6 others on windy hill just past papa

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        ted Aug 10, 2012 08:30 AM

        I agree on Heirloom Mkt, esp the warnings on size and hitting it off-peak if you have a crowd. The food truck park is fun if the weather's decent.

        Other thoughts:
        OK Cafe or Willy's (both at W Paces Ferry)
        Muss & Turner's if willing to make a couple-exit side trip on 285

        If you're heading up 575 to get into TN (instead of via Chattanooga/Cleveland), you could hold out for Bubba Q in Jasper.

      2. jboeke Aug 9, 2012 09:51 AM

        Another option - depending on time of day - might be Ted's Montana Grill at Cumberland Mall. Plenty of parking since it's in the mall and easy to find if you have directionally-challenged friends to meet up with. You might want to get clear of 285 before stopping though, just to get out of the city.

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          Milt Aug 11, 2012 04:22 PM

          The Rib Ranch on Canton Road (take Hwy 5 Connector north) on the left just past the first traffic signal. Brisket, pork, sausage, and chicken along with good sides. Plenty of room and plenty of parking.

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