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Where to eat in Atlanta.

It seems that everyone else is representing their city so I figure that its time that someone does mines, since theres not alot of us, and im the only one that will likely post here so here it goes. All of these places are reasonably cheap in my eyes (meals being $25 or less) so it should be obtainable by most people here. I can recommend some higher end places but chances are I have never eaten there so I can't tell you how I feel it is, only what I hear. Also I wont take the time to meantion the obvous places that people should know (Fatburger, Justins, Gladys Knights Chicken and Waffles, JDs, Sylvia's)

Piebar
2160 Monroe Drive, Atlanta
Probably from the name of the place you can figure out is a pizza joint, but in no way shape or form is it your average pizza joint. the pizza is actually rectangular, and the place looks somewhat futuristic (used to be a funky looking bank 5 years ago) They have your standard pizza, but the attaction is the more ecclectic types they have such as rabbit and smoked salmon. Yes it sounds nasty but it really is good. www.piebar.com


Abdullah the Butcher's House of Ribs and Chinese Food
2387 Fairburn Road S.W, Atlanta
I meantion it because its a place after my own heart. Soul Food and Chinese. Its kind of one of those things that until you try it you see how it sort of compliments each other.

Circle Sushi
8725 Roswell Road (shopping center) Sandy Springs
Nice looking place, kind of makes you feel its high end but it really isn't. Works out well when you want good Sushi but your not dressed or cannot afford Kampai or Benihanna.

The Swallow at the Hollow
1072 Green St. Roswell
For 'White people's BBQ' its actually is quite good. yes it could use some more work but its better than the average in Atlanta by far. the portobello mushroom sandwich with smoked Gouda and fried green tomatoes is awesome however.

Bamboo Garden
1707 Church St. Decatur
Another place that serves things that you wouldn't think goes together Chinese and Indian food. (Yes I know theres more in common than most people think) Its not really traditional dishes howver but that dosnt take anything away from it at all. Word for the wise, order more beef for the spicy dishes, it makes it less intense to me.

Sweet Devil Moon
350 Mead Road Decatur
I dont know how to exactly say it. its suposed to be Caribbean but I think its more Spanish/South American myself. Either way its a mix of styles and good drinks. They have some great soups as well.

What the Pho
Corner of Steve Reynolds and Pleasant Hill Rd. Duluth
Theres several items in this location which in the past two years or so has gone from the edge of a shopping district to a ton of Korean stores and restaurants. Theres several places you should try here especially on the Park Village shopping center about a mile from this place. Im meantioning it because of the name, but by no means take this as im knockin the place down. Awesome pho. I even like it better than Vietnam Cafe which is down the street. I wish it was there when I worked down the street from this location.

I'll have more places later.
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Thanks so much. I go to Atlanta (North west side - Sandy Springs area) and I always want to try something different. I try to stay away from the chain restaurants because I can get that anywhere and I want to try local southern flavors and international favors.
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Hi guys,

thanks for the tips! Does anybody know of a good/affordable Sushi place on the Southside of Atlanta?

One place I really like is a french/german restaurant called "La Petit Auberge". It's in the Toco Hills Shopping Center and priced pretty good. Without drinking wine, etc, you can get out of there for about $25.00/person.

The have KILLER bread pudding!
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The Varsity, don't remember where it's at (there's two locations IIRC)

Really greasy, American-Food... good to eat, but make sure to have reading material in your bathroom for later.
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only negative on the varsity is to not stand in the order line until you are ready and dont hesitate on saying what you want or they will just skip you and move on. Whatayahave? is kind of a culture shock too.

oh, and order TWO burgers. or you will be pissed.
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The Varsity, don't remember where it's at (there's two locations IIRC)

Really greasy, American-Food... good to eat, but make sure to have reading material in your bathroom for later.

One Varsity is at North and Spring, right off of the GA Tech campus.

I highly recommend getting a Frosted Orange -- it's kinda the consistency of a frosty, but it tastes exactly like those Flinstones Orange Pushups that everyone loved as a kid.
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I'd also like to mention Baraonda. It's a great Italian place, perfect location for a bdinner accompanying a night at the Fox at 3rd and Peachtree. Not a super-formal place, but very nice with some pretty original menu selections. As I recall, it's not very expensive, maybe $25 a head, including wine. I've only eaten there once, but with a group of about 5 others or so. All of us were extremely pleased with the meal, atmosphere, and service. I don't really recall what any of us had.

http://www.baraondaatlanta.com/
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Damn, piebar sounds fucking awesome. Too bad it's 4 miles away and I don't have a car.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for cheaper? I'm not looking for a nice place, just something cheap, good, and preferably open late.

Within walking distance (2 miles, give or take) of GA Tech is necessary.

I've tried the Varsity, and there's a place called Wingnuts right across the street, which is pretty good, but having eaten there ever day for the past week or so, I've gotten kinda tired of it.
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Hi guys,

thanks for the tips! Does anybody know of a good/affordable Sushi place on the Southside of Atlanta?

One place I really like is a french/german restaurant called "La Petit Auberge". It's in the Toco Hills Shopping Center and priced pretty good. Without drinking wine, etc, you can get out of there for about $25.00/person.

The have KILLER bread pudding!

They have amazing food at Petit Auberge, but very slow service, I found. Also, I felt like they were catering to a much older crowd- many seniors.in attendance.

For pizza, Everybody's is amazing. There's on in Emory village and one in Virginia Highlands that I know of.

Also, Buckhead diner is great for a nice dinner out, very cool atmosphere.
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Any good food near the Emory area?

I'm from Texas, and I think one of the biggest disparities is how bad the food is here.

The first time I had BBQ in Atlanta I started laughing after the first bite.

And are there any decent Chinese (American style) restaurants in the entire city? I know PF Changs, but it's slightly far away.
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The Real Chow Baby is a great place. Mongolian BBQ style stir-fry joint. It's only like $12. http://www.therealchowbaby.com/
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Spiced Right Barbecue
http://www.spicedright.com/
5364 Lawrenceville Highway NW
Lilburn, Georgia 30047-5952

excellent barbecue, buffet style


Nuevo Laredo Cantina
www.nuevolaredocantina.com
1495 Chattahoochee Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30318

best mexican in the city


Pappadeaux
10795 Davis Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 992-5566 FAX (770) 992-1334

2830 Windy Hill Rd., Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 984-8899 FAX (770) 956-0890

5635 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 849-0600 FAX (770) 849-0313
www.pappadeaux.com

Ive only been to the Norcross location. Excellent cajun/creole style food.
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They have amazing food at Petit Auberge, but very slow service, I found. Also, I felt like they were catering to a much older crowd- many seniors.in attendance.

For pizza, Everybody's is amazing. There's on in Emory village and one in Virginia Highlands that I know of.

Also, Buckhead diner is great for a nice dinner out, very cool atmosphere.
My parents and their friends are good friends with the Chef at Petite Auberge. His name is Wolfgang. No relation to Wolfgang Puck.

Ive been there several times. Its excellent.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for cheaper? I'm not looking for a nice place, just something cheap, good, and preferably open late.

Within walking distance (2 miles, give or take) of GA Tech is necessary.

I've tried the Varsity, and there's a place called Wingnuts right across the street, which is pretty good, but having eaten there ever day for the past week or so, I've gotten kinda tired of it.

hmmm close to tech

Juniors
Quiznos
Varsity
Arbys
Vortex (north on peachtree)

your best bet is heading across the highway and hitting up some midtown places.
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