G. Garvin's Favorite Atlanta Restaurants
Taking a road trip to Atlanta? G. Garvin shares the best places to eat in his hometown.
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Ann's Snack Bar
1615 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
The combination of cheese/meat and the original ingredients makes this burger. It is really, really well-seasoned. I love the hole-in-the-wall effect that the space brings.
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591 Edgewood Ave., SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Ammazza serves outstanding dough, cooked perfectly, with the freshest possible ingredients. There's family-style seating and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
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Best Late-Night Spot
1065 Peachtree Road, NE
This is a really great dessert spot with a cool bar and nice late-night scene. It's great to unwind here before heading home.
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Best for Fine Dining
490 East Paces Ferry Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
I like this restaurant because the food is outstanding with the attention to taste and detail. There's a great dining room that's quiet but not stuffy.
Image via: Aria Restaurant on Facebook
Best Family-friendly Spot
The One Sushi+
2523 Caldwell Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
If you love sushi the way my family does, then this spot is it — great neighborhood fun and inviting too. The whole family will enjoy the focus on food and service.
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Best Date Spot
4199 Paces Ferry Road, SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
I love Canoe because it sits right off the Chattahoochee River; rainy or sunny, it’s peaceful and relaxing. I also grew up in the area and love the memories it brings.
Image via: Joy W. on Yelp
Best Tasting Menu
3085 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
When it comes to the way I like to order small bites with big flavors, Kyma is it. The style of food here offers unique flavors and a definitive style and taste.
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Best New Restaurant
True Food Kitchen
Lenox Square Mall
3393 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
I love this neat new concept. True Food Kitchen offers really great-tasting food without losing any of the flavors typical in healthy food, and there's a really large patio with a great view for people-watching.
Image via: True Food Kitchen on Pinterest
Watershed on Peachtree
1820 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
This restaurant is bringing a new Southern that’s way kicked up. The dishes are unique and traditional with a modern spin. They have great pancakes and different flavor combinations that are pretty amazing.
Image via: Watershed on Facebook
Best Cocktails/Bar Scene
969 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Bar Taco offers a super-hot concept, focusing on great drinks, different flavors and a fun adult scene for enjoying the finest cocktails.
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