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rlspike Dec 19, 2013 05:31 AM

Where is a good, quick place to stop for dinner (not a chain)?

  1. ted Dec 27, 2013 04:38 AM

    Let us know what you ended up doing. Thanks!

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      Enfielder Dec 22, 2013 06:01 PM

      You could get off 75 at Howell Mill Road. Flip Burger is fun, usually some interesting choices. A bit further south on Howell Mill is a Figo Pasta and a Taqueria del Sol which ted mentioned, along with Star Provisions which makes good sandwiches and has a bakery. A little farther is West Egg Cafe - serves meatloaf, chicken & waffles. etc..

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        bobstripower Dec 20, 2013 04:43 AM

        Id add Der Biergarten---I love Antico but at 730 itll be packed

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          rlspike Dec 19, 2013 02:16 AM

          We expect to get to the Atlanta area on I-75 about 5-6pm the day after Christmas. This will be after 9 hours of driving with three more hours to go. We stopped at the Varsity last year. Interesting experience, but would like something a little better, but still quick. Thanks!

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          1. re: rlspike
            rcburli Dec 19, 2013 07:45 AM

            All off of 75 north of the city:
            OK Café
            Flying Biscuit

            Could explore the Vinings area....lots of choices there.

            Also checkout Atlantic Station:

            1. re: rcburli
              rlspike Dec 19, 2013 09:11 AM

              Thanks for all the great ideas!

            2. re: rlspike
              ted Dec 19, 2013 02:23 PM

              In addition to rcburli's suggestions:

              Taqueria del Sol- there's one near Atlantic Station or one that's a slight side trip on Cheshire Bridge
              Figo Pasta- another local chain with a location near Atlantic Station (same location as Taqueria)
              Heirloom Market BBQ- also near I-75 near 285 on the N side (takeout; assume they'll be open)
              Antico Pizza Napoletana- also near Atlantic Station/GA Tech

              If the last two interest you, I would check- they might also be on the road to FL via I-75 on the 26th.

              You could also make a slight side trip to either Grindhouse Burgers (Piedmont Rd) or Farm Burger (on Piedmont Rd a couple miles north and less easy to get to exc via 285 and GA 400). Or Bantam & Biddy (rotisserie chicken and sides) for that matter.

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              rcburli Dec 19, 2013 01:58 AM

              Tricky because even the good non-chain, quick places can get busy; i.e. Houston's or Local Three (on 75).
              Depends on time of day and what you really want.

              1. ted Dec 19, 2013 01:54 AM

                I-75? I-85? Fast or slow? Anything you like/don't? Crawling through during rush hour on a workday?

                You haven't given much to go on other than asking for a spoon feed.

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