Originally Posted by nicad2000
Try the Colonnade (sp?), it's near Buckhead. Very good old-school Southern food as well as some more modern dishes. I would highly recommend the fried chicken plus mac 'n cheese, greens, etc.
One of my favorites. Unfortunately, they got a new chef a few years ago who was added some new dishes. They aren't as good as their classic food and have forced a few of the old time dishes off. Not in a touristy area.
Originally Posted by tdangio
Nowhere near as good as it used to be. Not too close to Buckhead.
Originally Posted by kennethpollock
Both of the two reccomended places mentioned above are inexpensive old timely "meat and two (vegetables)" feed halls where you will eat with polyester-wearing elders and have to endure fatback flavored, grey-colored food which has been cooked to mush.
If you want a good restaurant with a definte Southern touch, try either Restaurant Eugene or Dogwood.
Eugene is fantastic but not the old-school Southern food you are looking for. I'd try the gastropub next door, the name of which escapes me ATM, and have the head to tail pig dinner.
Originally Posted by Cavalier
Don't forget a stop at Magic City!
Or Clermont Lounge! Tell Blondie I sent you.
BTW: It is Peachtree Street and there are lots of them here. So don't say Peach Street and expect people to know what you are talking about.
What I would really suggest you do though is go to Carver's Grocery. WAAAAAAY out of the way though. You'll need a car to get there or have a really long and complicated MARTA ride. CALL
before you go. Some days they are open, sometimes not. Only for lunch too. Far and away the best soul food in Atlanta. No cards accepted though. And you won't need dinner if you go. Shit is so good you'll eat it all up and won't have room for dinner or breakfast the next day.