Restaurants in Atlanta, GA

Yes, of course sophisticated restaurants with creative chefs abound in Atlanta and the cuisines of the world are readily available. It also is a city where Dixie standards are at their best: BBQ, fried chicken, country ham, and pork chops are all are grand, and the vegetable menu is dazzling. Make no mistake, though: most of the city’s best vegetables, cooked with fatback or hambone, are not for vegetarians. Some items listed on menus’ vegetable roster are not even vegetables: mac ‘n’ cheese, for instance; or congealed salad (aka Jell-O). Among Roadfood’s top destinations in the city are the Silver Skillet diner, especially for its sweet/tart lemon ice box pie and Mary Mac’s Tea Room for such old-fashioned dishes as pot likker, tomato pie, and sweet potato souffle… and, of course, fried chicken.  No food pilgrimage through Atlanta would be complete without a visit to The Varsity (world’s largest drive-in) for chili dogs, fried pies, and frosted orange.

Atlanta’s Most Famous Dishes

Mountainous sandwich holds pastrami, egg, French fries, cole slaw, and a tomato

Sandwiches

Fried chicken drumstick and thigh rest upon greens and corn

Fried Chicken

Soft chunks of rutabaga in a green-rimmed diner bowl

Rutabagas

A plated stack of 5 hefty pancakes with pitchers of melted butter and syrup

Pancakes

Atlanta’s Best Restaurants

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