There are certain rights of passage you have to experience when you visit Atlanta, like ending a night at the Clermont Lounge, or going to an entire museum dedicated to Coca-Cola. Getting lunch at Mary Mac’s Tea Room is another one and if you only have Southern food once while you’re here, this is where you should go. This Midtown institution opened in 1945 and has been the go-to spot for fried chicken, peach cobbler, and more than 36 sides ever since. The fried okra, fried green tomatoes, and sweet potato souffle are all classics, but you can’t really go wrong with any of them.
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Eats has been a mainstay on Ponce for a long time, and is where you can get pasta or meat-and-two options for super reasonable prices.
Momo Cafe in Midtown is one of the best coffee shops to post up with your laptop and matcha soft serve for a bunch of hours.
The Nook On Piedmont Park
The Nook in Midtown has tater tot nachos and large format drinks, so head here with a group of friends to hang out for a while.
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Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, or it just being Friday, Miler Union is the perfect spot to eat upscale Southern food and drink good wine.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
There are lots of biscuits in Atlanta, but Callie’s in the Highlands has some of our favorites, with 7 different flavors and sandwich options.
Murphy’s in the Virginia Highlands has a long, varied menu and is your answer when your group can’t decide where to go.
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