Dining: Soul Food/Southern

Atlanta Grill

The less formal cousin to the now defunct Ritz-Carlton Buckhead's Dining Room, this still-pricey restaurant offers upscale Southern cui

Beautiful Restaurant

Popular soul-food cafeteria in an eccentric building a couple of miles southwest of the West End.

Busy Bee Cafe

This venerated soul-food joint dishes up some of the city's best Southern cooking at a price that's hard to beat. From corn muffins and

Buttermilk Kitchen

Casual sport serving Southern-inspired breakfast and lunch menu, plus desserts.


Legendary in the West End as one of our town's quirkier soul food spots. Items from the menu include rosemary chicken, shrimp creole, a

Chicken and the Egg

Chicken and the Egg's name represents the circle of life and the importance of sustainability. That's why its menu relies on seasonal a

The Colonnade Restaurant

The overt country-club feel meshes with a distinct undercurrent of mellow booziness at this Southern-style restaurant that stands out f

Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

A restaurant serving all manner of chicken sausage, including biscuits, burritos, sliders, and more. Tasty sides and creative non-alcho

Empire State South

This outpost of Hugh Acheson's restaurant empire delivers the best spin on New Southern dining in Atlanta. Familiar dishes like pimento

The Feed Store

This College Park landmark is now a restaurant which serves southern/soul food. It has exposed brick walls with white linens and long b

Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park

No Southern breakfast is complete without biscuits, but the Flying Biscuit has made the biscuit -- cakey, oversized and with a touch of

Flying Biscuit Cafe - Midtown

Flying Biscuit is one of the great mysteries of Atlanta: How does a mediocre restaurant chain maintain a rabid following? There are bet

Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles

With the help of her son Shanga Hankerson, Atlanta’s empress of soul Gladys Knight continues to put her spin on the timeless chicken an

Greenwood's on Green Street

At this cozy, home-style Roswell restaurant you can enjoy authentic Southern cooking, particularly the sweet, honey-fried chicken, the

Highland Bakery - Emory

Milling its own flour from chemical-free grain is the cornerstone to this bakery's success. With signature whole-grain breads (white br

Home Grown

Home grown is a picturesque illustration of its straightforward aspirations and its eclectic Reynoldstown neighborhood. Most of what is

JCT. Kitchen

Decent modern Southern fare. Your best bet is the upstairs bar with its outdoor patio overlooking train tracks that stretch straight to

KFC (The Big Chicken)

It's kind of poetic that one of the most famous landmarks in Marietta — arguably the most stereotypically "suburban" of metro Atlanta's

King and Duke

Ford Fry's 24-foot-open-hearth restaurant. Experience locally sourced dishes cooked in front of guests.

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Atlanta's best-known home of soul food, Mary Mac's delivers quality Southern favorites like fried chicken, collard greens, hoppin' John

Miller Union

Longtime Watershed sous chef Steven Satterfield and Sotto Sotto manager Neal McCarthy have come together to deliver a personal-feeling,

Old Vinings Inn

The 150-year-old white wood-and-stone "home" and historic tavern is an oasis of Southern civility amid newish office buildings and cond

Our Way Cafe

You'll find basic, good and cheap home-style food at this mellow, egalitarian hole-in-the-wall. Vegetables, casseroles and sides are pa

The Brasserie & Neighborhood Cafe at Parish

Formerly known as Parish, the Inman Park restaurant helmed by chef Stuart Tracy, relaunched as the Brasserie & Neighborhood Café at Par

Paschal's Restaurant

Same name, same owners and similar Southern-food menu -- fried chicken, catfish, rib-eye steaks -- to its Civil Rights-era predecessor

The Pecan

Located in Historic College Park 15 minutes south of downtown Atlanta, the Pecan is known for refined Southern fare served in a casual,

The Pinewood

The Pinewood offers reinterpreted Southern classics, ambitious craft cocktails, and regionally inspired Southern fare. Every day the ba

Ration & Dram

This neighborhood spot welcomes adults, parents, and children to enjoy southern dishes for dinner and its weekend brunch with house-mad


This is chef-owner Scott Serpas' first solo venture after stepping out from under the Concentrics umbrella where he worked for three ye

Silver Skillet

One of the city's last true diners, the Skillet serves big buttermilk biscuits available straight up or stuffed. Our favorite order rem


Sobban is the sophomore effort from Heirloom Market BBQ’s Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor. The Korean Southern diner concept is novel and ba

Soul Vegetarian South

Vegetarian soul food is prepared with little sodium and no fat. It takes reservations, but walk-ins are welcome. The restaurant is grea

South City Kitchen - Midtown

Southern mainstays are the crowd-pleasing draw (fried chicken, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes) at this spot for regional cuisin

South City Kitchen - Vinings

Contemporary Southern cuisine at the suburban version of the popular Midtown restaurant. Lot parking. Closed New Year's Day.

Southern Art & Bourbon Bar

Chef Art Smith's new restaurant in the InterContinental Buckhead. Full bar. Validated hotel valet parking.

The Spotted Trotter

Charcuterie shop offering cured, salted, and smoked meats, crepinettes, and other meaty treats (bacon, pancetta, chicharonnes, pates, a


In recent years, the Decatur Southern staple Watershed has incubated some of Atlanta's most exciting local, Southern, seasonal, simple

Table & Main

Owner and operator Ryan Pernice runs this southern cuisine restaurant. He's has his fair share of restaurant experience, having helped

Watershed on Peachtree

Watershed's menu features local, seasonal, soulful dishes inspired by Southern traditions and artful technique. The restaurant's famous


Jason Hill and his crew have crafted a solid neighborhood gathering spot with a confident menu that includes sharp Southern touches suc