Must eat places in Atlanta – General South Archive – Chowhound

By: nonstickron

Oct 03 2010

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The Steeplechase is in Kingston, which is slightly northwest of metro Atlanta. If you would care to dine closer to Kingston, may I make a few suggestions. They aren’t the finest places in metro Atlanta necessarily, but they are very good.

Sam & Dave’s BBQ 1 on Lower Roswell Road and Sam & Dave’s BBQ 2 on Whitlock Ave are in Cobb County – Marietta area. They have what I believe is the best bbq in metro Atlanta. Even those who disagree rate it very well. Brisket is their specialty, but the pork, ribs, chicken, and sausage are also well received. Unlike many bbq establishments, their sides are all homemade.

There is a very good restaurant in downtown Cartersville operated by a talented chef who has returned to his hometown. I have not yet eaten there and do not recall the name.

Doug’s Place in Emerson (immediately west of the Emerson exit about one mile) between Cartersville and Acworth is a meat and three place. Very busy, serving various meats and choices of various vegetables – this is very typically southern. The good is very good and the prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere is rustic/primitive but clean and efficient.

Henry’s Louisiana Grille on Main Street in downtown Acworth is one of the very best Cajun restaurants in metro Atlanta. The best – Gumbeaux’s – is in downtown Douglasville.

One of the best Japanese restaurants is Umezono (primarily Japanese patrons) on the southwest corner of Windy Hill Road and US 41 (South Cobb Parkway). Windy Hill is the first exit north of I-285 in Cobb County. US 41 is one mile west of I-75.

Most of the rest of the recommendations to your post are in Atlanta. Tasty China is the one exception. It is on the southeast corner of Franklin Road and the South GA 120 Loop. Franklin Road is the first road west of I-75. Several consider Tasty China to be one of the very best, if not the very best, Szechuan restaurant in the nation. Not everything is cooked with chili oil and Szechuan peppercorns, in case your taste preferences are for less heat.

Enjoy the Steeplechase and please let us hear about where you chose to eat and what you thought of the various places.

Found this post when looking for must eat restaurants for when we pass through Atlanta on our thanksgiving trip.

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