1360 Virginia Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30344
Phone: (404) 761-5201
Fax: (404) 763-9534
Barbecue Kitchen keeps guests coming back with their authentic Southern-style home cooking and friendly service. If you're looking for something fussy and upscale, this smokehouse isn't for you. The interior is sparse, almost institutional, but fill it with locals happily chowing down and chatting away and the spirit of the place comes to life. There are about ten entree options such as roasted chicken, meatloaf and ham hocks, and each entree comes with three vegetable sides. Best of all, Barbecue Kitchen happily provides free "refills" on all their veggies. Be advised, the restaurant is cash only.
Malone's is a mass-appeal steak and seafood location just around the corner from the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel. Featuring a lineup of American and Southern standards, the menu can occasionally lose focus in face of the sheer number of dishes available at Malone's, but the definite highlights such as the fried green tomatoes, aged steaks and queso dip keep dedicated patrons coming back. Arguably the most impressive aspect of Malone's is the beer selection, consisting of a line of standard domestic and import bottles as well as a huge selection of 17 micro-brews from across the country. With an airport-adjacent location and plentiful seating for groups and private functions, Malone's is a great spot for a quick casual meal, business or no.
For local tradition, few places in Atlanta can hold a candle to Spondivits. While the food is great, it's the party atmosphere and smiling faces that have set the place apart for the past 20 years. Among its credentials, the menu includes shellfish, gumbo and clam chowder as the people's choice for tastiest in Atlanta. The seafood is tops, while good salads, burgers and beef entrees round out the choices. Full and lively bar service is available.
The Manchester Arms offers a casual yet sophisticated dining experience that is still perfect for the whole family. The restaurant is full of unique and historic decor, including a naval Union Jack flag that's over a hundred years old and a bar top made from reclaimed box-car wood. The Manchester Arms serves contemporary British Gastro Pub dishes, such as a cold smoked salmon sandwich. Save room for dessert with tempting options such as sticky toffee pudding. You'll also find an impressive selection of British beers and ales.
Formerly a gas station, Brake Pad delights patrons with stellar brews and delicious burgers. The Brake Pad features one of the best outdoor patios in the College Park area, with plenty of outdoor seating and kitschy decor. It has become quite the hangout for those heading to the airport as well as a mix of locals. Their spicy black bean quesadilla and house special Brake Pad burger are among the favorites.
This quaint and charming steakhouse is one of College Park's greatest hidden gems. Located near the airport, Simon's Steakhouse and Seafood offers scrumptious hand-cut Angus steaks and fresh seafood. Lighter fare such as salads, soups, and sandwiches are also available. The outside decor is unassuming and rather simple, however once you step inside and taste the cuisine, you're sure to be impressed. Simon's Steak and Seafood provides services for catering and private celebration. Check website for details.
Noodle, located in College Park, is an elevated Pan Asian restaurant which is run by three siblings. Not just your typical noodle house, this restaurant serves an array of popular Asian cuisine including, miso soup, chicken satay, spring rolls, lettuce wraps, fried rice, pho, Mongolian beef and much more. The retro decor with a '50s theme adds to the charm of this welcoming restaurant.
The Pecan lures customers with their delicious Southern fare. Located in College Park, it is run by Chef Tony Morrow, who has worked for several Buckhead Life Restaurants. Diners can start off with a sumptuous salad, then move on to the popular Tilapia Sandwich, or the Black Angus Beef Burger. Since seafood is a specialty here, you may want to try the Blackened Shrimp and Salmon Croquettes too. Finish off with a Whipping Southern Pecan Pie which patrons agree is to die for.
Pit Boss is routinely called the best smokehouse in town, but that means a little more coming from barbecue-crazy Atlanta residents. Owners Wade and Tacy McSwain have created a savory sensation that keeps locals flooding through the doors for the delectable dishes that are smoked using a signature blend of oak and pecan wood chips. The menu is fairly basic - chicken, pork, turkey and beef. Also on the offer are the conventional run of soul food favorites like collared greens, mac and cheese and baked beans. The rib tips are one of the favorites here, so order up soon before they run out!
Located in a historic building, this wonderful restaurant was originally a feed store called J.D. Smith Grain. The restaurant stays true to its roots with upscale southern barn decor along with contemporary furniture. The Feed Store serves modern twists on traditional southern dishes like Coca-Cola Baked Beans and the BBQ Quail Deviled Eggs. The seasonal menu means that your favorite summer dishes may not be there if you return in winter, but no matter what you order you can guarantee it will be delicious.
This terrific upscale cafe concept is a welcome addition to the Atlanta dining scene. Come for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a tasty pick-me-up. Patrons split themselves just about evenly between sit-down and take-out orders, but the dining area is pleasant, if also somewhat simply decorated. The restaurant offers hot entrees like quiches, pot pies, soups and designer pizzas in addition to delicious breads, pastries and desserts. The lunch soup menu is extensive, and the salads, sandwiches and fruit plates are popular.
Oz Pizza's East Point location is a humble extension of this no-fuss pizzeria's exceptional service. The interior is more taqueria than pizzeria, with gingham tablecloths absent in place of bright orange and canary walls and tiled floors, but the food is unmistakably true to form. The tastefully brief menu provides a good run of topping combinations. Of course, you can always choose to build your own, this time with the option of gluten free dough for guests with celiac complications. A relaxed spot for some casual pizza and beer, Oz Pizza will have you feeling right at home.