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Old 07-06-2012, 05:11 PM
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Originally Posted by bryantm3 View Post
let's back off of the controversial stuff— this forum has gotten a lot angrier recently and there's nothing better to bring people together than food. what are your favourite places to eat— off the grid, no big chains or anything, local restaurants that make you come back for more?
In no particular order:

Bone Garden Cantina
Blue Moon Pizza
Marietta Diner
Bella's Pizzeria
Williamson Bros BBQ (Chopped Chicken!)
Fox Bros BBQ (Bricket!)
Daddy D'z BBQ (Pulled Pork!)
Malaya (really really good Malaysian Food)
Taverna Plaka (I like it, some may disagree)
Varner's Tavern (wings and burgers)
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:12 PM
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Originally Posted by noah View Post
Malaya does Malaysian food, the type of place that gets a lot of locals.
Shhh. It's a sekrit.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:27 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Hankook Taqueria - BYOB!!!
Rosa's Pizza Downtown - Great place to go get that genuine downtown feel.
Nick's Food to go - Is this place really open???? Mouth is watering....

Guess I have a thing for cheapo greasy food
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:11 AM
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Italian Pizzas: Antico Pizza - Pizza Tradizionale di Napoli - The Crossroads and Fritti U Restaurants
Everyday pizza: Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
Bar food/wings: Righteous Room - Virginia Highland - Atlanta, GA
Italian: La Grotta Ristorante Italiano in Atlanta, Georgia
Chinese: Bo Bo Garden - Atlanta, GA
Dim Sum: Mr. BoBo: Golden House
Korean: Han Il Kwan - Doraville, GA
BBQ: Fox Brothers BBQ - #1 Rated Atlanta Barbecue
Dining without a budget: Bacchanalia Star Provisions
Burgers: The Vortex - Welcome
Vietnamese: Chateau de Saigon :: Chateau de Saigon showcases a different side of*Vietnamese cuisine ? one that displays a blend of flavors and textures unique to the region and its roots
Sushi: https://sushinobo.com/wp/
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:27 AM
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So many good choices have been mentioned and there are always more to discover in this city. Also a few to get you started with on this link - The 38 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, July '12 - Eater 38 - Eater Atlanta

A few I like:

Com and Chateau de Saigon - Vietnamese
Raging Burrito
Green Ginger - Sushi
Papi's - cuban
Jack's - bar, wings and pizza
Panahar - Bangladeshi and BYOB...excellent food in a tiny place in a shopping center on Buford Highway
Java Vino - coffee/wine
Two Urban Licks
Six Feet Under
Alons Bakery
Ria Bluebird for brunch
HD1 - By far the best hot dog I have ever had
Pint and Plate - patio for happy hour

On my list to try:
The burger stack at Bacado
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:56 PM
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Ms Betty House of Ribs
Mary Macs

but Copelands of New Orleans is my fav even though its a chain.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LovinDecatur View Post
Alfredo's...great old school Italian. Its like taking a trip back to 1968.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:17 PM
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The Crawfish Shack on Buford Highway (I could write a list of my favorite restaurants on Buford Highway, I did a tour of the world when I used on live there years ago). Don't know of any other place that does crawfish like they do.

Penang, which was mentioned above.

Osteria (and Osteria del Figo on Howell Mill)

Doc Chey's even though I don't even like noodles, for some reason I like theirs and they are inexpensive and kid friendly and my kids love going there.

Six Feet Under, usually I go to the one over here on 8th St I think it is on.

Dua downtown, a Vietnamese place

Also a downtown favorite, the Downtown Gourmet (they do pizzas, salads, and such).

There is also a Mediterranean place downtown I like but I can't remember the name of it. They are in the old Confederate artillery building and it is a hookah lounge too. I know I'll remember when I get off the computer.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:53 AM
Location: Jawjah
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Some places I went to this week:

Gu's Bistro - Buford Highway : Great Szechuan food. Spicy. Chonqking chicken and Tea smoked duck are my faves.

Dalia's - peachtree corners/norcross: Mediterranean/middle eastern. Great gyros/plates and their selection of sides is fantastic and fresh everyday. I believe it used to be in Alpharetta.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:14 PM
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Thanks for the posts on this thread. We are committed to never going to the same restaurant twice and having a blast working our way around the city.
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