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josephml1 Nov 28, 2013 08:25 PM

Hello everyone...

I am looking for an advice about where to eat in Atlanta I am going to stay in the sheraton downtown but I will have a car... and I donĀ“t mind to drive.

My personal preferences:
One good Chinese...
A good steak house.
A good Italian Restaurant.
Fast food for the hurry days.
If you also have any favorite place for breakfast, lunch or a most go in atlanta please mention it.
Mhhh also a good place to buy some desert

I am a big fan of the public markets with food...If you have any good choices please let me know.

As always I am open to suggestions by locals all the counseling and advice is welcome and truly appreciated.

Thank you all.

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  1. scubadoo97 RE: josephml1 Nov 28, 2013 08:40 PM

    Was recently at Chops lobster bar in Buckhead. Great food and service.

    1. josephml1 RE: josephml1 Nov 28, 2013 08:42 PM

      This restaurants are on my list of most go

      JCT Kitchen
      Fox Bro's BBQ
      No. 246

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        SJMDownunder RE: josephml1 Nov 30, 2013 04:54 AM

        I hope you enjoy your visit! A few thoughts....

        For Chinese, I would suggest Gu's Bistro on the Buford Hwy

        For steak, Bones in Buckhead

        For Italian, Boccalupo on Edgewood.

        All around favorite -- Holeman and Finch.

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          josephml1 RE: SJMDownunder Dec 7, 2013 06:34 PM

          Great advice, thank you very much. very useful

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            LorenzoGA RE: josephml1 Dec 10, 2013 08:39 AM

            Don't underestimate SJM's recommendation of Gu's for Chinese. Though it's way out on Buford Highway, some people consider it as good Sichuanese food as you will find anywhere in the US. That's a pretty bold statement.

        2. jboeke RE: josephml1 Dec 4, 2013 11:08 AM

          Something fun and close to downtown is the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Grindhouse burgers is there, and frequently ladies with tables outside making interesting stuff (arepas, for example) and food trucks. Unique building with a market atmosphere.

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            josephml1 RE: jboeke Dec 7, 2013 06:35 PM

            sound great, thanks for sharing

          2. josephml1 RE: josephml1 Dec 7, 2013 06:34 PM

            Thank you all for your help and advice, very useful

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              spikedds RE: josephml1 Dec 8, 2013 07:34 PM

              Might be too late, but I think McKendrick's might top Chops for steakhouses. It is up in Dunwoody, but worth the drive. Their wine list is superior, one of the best in the area. In all my time on here, which is several years now, I've not seen one bad word written about McKendrick's.

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                josephml1 RE: spikedds Dec 9, 2013 09:13 PM

                Good choice, sounds very good thanks for sharing.

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                LorenzoGA RE: josephml1 Dec 10, 2013 08:48 AM

                The recommendations that have been posted so far are solid, as is your must-go list. I didn't see any breakfast recommendations yet. If you're not from the South, you might get a kick out of the old-time Southern diner atmosphere of the Silver Skillet on 14th St. (not far from downtown), which has been featured on Diners Drive-Ins & Dives and mentioned on Roadfood. For more modern breakfast, I'd recommend West Egg on Howell Mill Rd., which is also not far from downtown.

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                  josephml1 RE: LorenzoGA Dec 10, 2013 09:19 PM

                  Thanks!!! thats the extra I need a good breakfast, thank you very much for sharing I truly appreciate it.

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                    scubadoo97 RE: josephml1 Dec 11, 2013 05:15 AM

                    I had a pretty nice and entertaining breakfast at the OK Cafe
                    1284 WEST PACES FERRY ROAD

                    Ask for Mel

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                    SJMDownunder RE: LorenzoGA Dec 10, 2013 10:16 PM

                    And nearby to West Egg are more favorites -- Octane for excellent coffee (there us one in Grant Park too), Sublime Doughnuts, and Star Provisions for almost anything, including a great shrimp po boy.

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                      LorenzoGA RE: SJMDownunder Dec 12, 2013 07:58 AM

                      Yes indeed. And these are all more or less in the area where JCT Kitchen, which the OP said is on his list, is located--JCT and Star Provisions are in the same cluster of shops. In that area, I would also normally steer a chowhound to Antico Pizza Napoletana, but the OP didn't ask for pizza recommendations.

                  3. josephml1 RE: josephml1 Dec 10, 2013 09:19 PM

                    and for a good traditional BBQ?

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                      SJMDownunder RE: josephml1 Dec 10, 2013 10:17 PM

                      Personally, I enjoy Heirloom BBQ.

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                        josephml1 RE: SJMDownunder Dec 11, 2013 09:50 PM

                        The menu looks great, thanks for the advice. :)

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                        LorenzoGA RE: josephml1 Dec 12, 2013 08:04 AM

                        It's a difficult call between Heirloom and Fox Brothers--visit both if you can. Fox Brothers is much closer to downtown, and I am biased. Unless the situation at Heirloom has changed in the last few months since their parking issues were semi-resolved, the only "seating" is standing outside on the patio.

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                          ted RE: LorenzoGA Dec 12, 2013 11:19 AM

                          I'd add Community Q to that list.

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                            josephml1 RE: LorenzoGA Dec 12, 2013 09:36 PM

                            definitive is in my most go, I will come back with a review.

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