We all know Atlanta is one of the best foodie cities in the south, so it’s only right that we celebrate National Southern Food Day. There is literally a “national” day for everything and this is one of those finger licking good ones, so no complaints here. Let’s take a look at where you get some of the best food in the city:
1. Mary Mac’s Tearoom
Mary Mac’s Tearoom is the ultimate southern staple here in Atlanta! Literally one of the best original southern restaurants in the city. They’ve been making some of the best friend chicken since 1954 and the popularity still hasn’t stopped. This is a must visit during National Southern Food Day.
2. Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours
This modern southern restaurant has been the recipient of the award winning global southern restaurant. If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know I don’t know what else will! Located in West Midtown visitors are guaranteed to enjoy some unique and amazing southern dishes which include: Herb Crusted Roast Pork Loin, Brown Stew Turkey Wings, Southern Marinated Fried Chicken and so much more. Check out more of their menu here.
3. Old Lady Gang
This celebrity owned restaurant is guaranteed to whet your appetite and then some. If you enjoy should food and soul music Kandi’s restaurant is the perfect spot. There are currently two locations for us Atlantans to enjoy Castleberry Hill and Camp Creek (which is currently under construction). Enjoy Southern staples such as shrimp and grits, ribs and more. You can also enjoy some bomb craft cocktails.
4. Busy Bee Cafe
A staple and a pioneer in our southern history since 1947, The Busy Bee Cafe has continued to give our communities a taste of true southern soul food, Fried Chicken, baked chicken, black eyed peas and so much more are guaranteed to impress every Busy Bee guest. Some of their decadent desserts include peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, blackberry cobbler and more. This is the ultimate southern spot to honor our history while enjoying good old fashioned southern eating.
5. South City Kitchen
With multiple locations throughout the city, South City Kitchen is one of the more accessible southern restaurants in the city. Their Fried Green Tomatoes, smoky grilled pork chop and other hearty dishes are sure to fill you and every guest up. You may not have room for dessert, but in case you do, you can look forward to banana pudding and upside down cake!
6. Breakfast At Barney’s
This hybrid restaurant brings its southern cooking paired with northern flavors! This restaurant has continued to grow in popularity since it opened a little over three years go. Unique appetizers include the soul rolls which are a southern egg roll with candied yams, collard greens and Mac & cheese. The New Orleans Mahi Mahi is to die for and will definitely have you booking your next reservation ASAP.