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Old 04-05-2018, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Jonesboro, Fairborn, Fayetteville have pretty much the only good downtowns on the south side (and if you want to consider Griffin as the Atlanta area, then add that). In the west metro I really like Carrollton’s downtown, but I wouldn’t consider that close enough to count.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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Good point. With so many Asian restaurants, I'm pretty sure there's more incentive to keep their food tasty and authentic.
I believe the question was about historic downtowns.

Duluth only has one downtown restaurant that has some Asian influence, though it's not strictly an Asian restaurant. To my knowledge, downtown Norcross has exactly zero Asian restaurants.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:38 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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Jonesboro, Fairborn, Fayetteville have pretty much the only good downtowns on the south side (and if you want to consider Griffin as the Atlanta area, then add that). In the west metro I really like Carrollton’s downtown, but I wouldn’t consider that close enough to count.
I think Newnan is being overlooked, with the exception of Born 2 Roll's mention. I think it's very solid, and a great Downtown. If it were closer in, it would probably be a huge deal.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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I believe the question was about historic downtowns.

Duluth only has one downtown restaurant that has some Asian influence, though it's not strictly an Asian restaurant. To my knowledge, downtown Norcross has exactly zero Asian restaurants.
If only we could only take all of the awesome international stuff all along Satellite and Pleasant Hill, and compact it all into a walkable Downtown Duluth square. Wouldn't that be THE spot.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:40 PM
 
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I've considered Buford to have an interesting Downtown by the way of its layout and it actually seems fairly long.

I havent seen Newnan's downtown.

I forgot about Fayetteville, which also does have a nice downtown.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:03 AM
 
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If only we could only take all of the awesome international stuff all along Satellite and Pleasant Hill, and compact it all into a walkable Downtown Duluth square.
Meh.

After you live in Duluth long enough, you eventually start to get a little bored by all the Asian joints. Sometimes, you just want an American restaurant, but everything around you is Asian if you're on the Pleasant Hill corridor.

And for the record....and this is true in Chamblee and other parts of Buford Hwy as well....for every awesome Asian restaurant, there are ten disgusting ones. You really have to know how to select them. A great place to start is the health ratings (it's astonishing how many of them fail with violations that would make you gag).
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:17 AM
 
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Jonesboro, Fairborn, Fayetteville have pretty much the only good downtowns on the south side (and if you want to consider Griffin as the Atlanta area, then add that). In the west metro I really like Carrollton’s downtown, but I wouldn’t consider that close enough to count.
Newnan?
McDonough?
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:51 AM
 
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I believe the question was about historic downtowns.

Duluth only has one downtown restaurant that has some Asian influence, though it's not strictly an Asian restaurant. To my knowledge, downtown Norcross has exactly zero Asian restaurants.
I believe you are mistaken. I didn't see anything about historic. The topic is what is your favorite restaurant downtown OTP in Metro Atlanta. I have never been to Duluth, nor Norcross's downtown but perhaps Forhall has. I assumed the person meant downtown but perhaps they were talking about the two cities in general.
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:58 AM
 
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Meh.

After you live in Duluth long enough, you eventually start to get a little bored by all the Asian joints. Sometimes, you just want an American restaurant, but everything around you is Asian if you're on the Pleasant Hill corridor.

And for the record....and this is true in Chamblee and other parts of Buford Hwy as well....for every awesome Asian restaurant, there are ten disgusting ones. You really have to know how to select them. A great place to start is the health ratings (it's astonishing how many of them fail with violations that would make you gag).
I was going to p.m. Need4camero and let the person know that this thread will attract negative ItP posters. You should look at the topic again and try to contribute to the discussion instead of trashing people's post. You might as well scream out there are no good otp downtowns that only Atlanta has a good one. I haven't seen you say anything at all positive bout the listed downtowns nor list your own.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I think Newnan is being overlooked, with the exception of Born 2 Roll's mention. I think it's very solid, and a great Downtown. If it were closer in, it would probably be a huge deal.
I was going to add Newnan, followed by Senoia and Covington.
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