Atlanta is a city for dining. With great restaurants all over the city, the choices are endless. But for those times that you are looking for a little comfort food, here is a guide to Atlanta’s Southern-style comfort.
Known as the spot for “gays and grays”, the Colonnade is a long-time Atlanta institution for any person, regardless. This is Southern Home cooking at its best, with a sure-fire southern greeting from the staff and some of best deep-fried Southern cooking. Not to mention the freshly made dinner rolls, which are so soft they practically melt in your mouth. You may need an extra 20 on the treadmill tomorrow, but it is worth the splurge.
Located on the Westside, JCT is a classic neighborhood bistro with authentic southern style dishes. Using seasonal and local ingredients, they offer dishes like JCT Fried Chicken, served with Sea Island red peas, and “of the moment” local greens. The sides are just as scrumptious, like the mac and cheese with Benton bacon, collard greens with house-pepper vinegar and butter whipped potatoes.
Mary Mac's Tea Room
Offering authentic, made-from-scratch Southern fare served in a true Southern fashion since 1945. Enjoy a Mint Julep Martini at the small bar or an Arnold Palmer before being seated in “Atlanta’s Dining Room” .The most popular dishes include the Tomato Pie and deep southern traditional items like country-fried steak with gravy. Try to save enough room for the Georgia Peach Cobbler to top of a true taste of the South.
There is always a crowd at this Atlanta café. Since 1987, they have been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at any time of the day. This spot stays busy and for good reason. True Southern Hospitality at its best.
South City Kitchen
There is a reason celebrities seem to flock to South City Kitchen when they are in town. The midtown restaurant offers a Southern atmosphere and contemporary spin on the traditional southern fare. Pared with the award-winning wine menu and you could not ask for a better place to unwind and enjoy the comforts of the South.