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

Soft chunks of rutabaga in a green-rimmed diner bowl

Rutabagas

Burger on a tender bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo ... car hop service

Grilled Hamburger

Atlanta’s Best Restaurants

Mary Mac’s Tea Room - Pot Likker
Mary Mac’s Tea Room

ATLANTA, GA

The Varsity - Full Plate
The Varsity

ATLANTA, GA

Silver Skillet

ATLANTA, GA

Victory Sandwich Bar

ATLANTA, GA

West Egg Café

ATLANTA, GA

Bon Ton

ATLANTA, GA

Big Daddy’s Dish

ATLANTA, GA

Barbecue Kitchen

ATLANTA, GA

Busy Bee Cafe

ATLANTA, GA

Delia's chicken sausage Stand
Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand

ATLANTA, GA

Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

ATLANTA, GA

Manuel’s Tavern

ATLANTA, GA

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