City Guide

Atlanta has emerged as one of the dining capitals of the South, a place that cares deeply about good food. It may not boast a singular cuisine like New Orleans or Charleston, but Atlanta more than makes up for that in both diversity and in the caliber of the ambitious chefs forging their own paths. You can find a bounty of contemporary takes on the region's culinary heritage, or, befitting the city's distinction as having the busiest airport in the world, you can spin the globe and find good representation of almost any cuisine. 

ICONIC DISHES

Fried Chicken

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Busy Bee Café
LOCAL EXPERT

Hugh Acheson

Owner of 5 & 10

"Oysters on the half shell at Kimball House are a treat for me and my people. And my people include an 11 year-old who eats 36 oysters by herself. Bryan Rackley selects oysters from near and far that are the best you'll ever have."

Local Expert

Todd Ginsberg

Chef and owner of The General Muir, Fred's Meat and Bread, and Yalla

"In Atlanta, the BeltLine is the place to be right now. There's a lot of great eating at Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market from the likes of Ford Fry, Eli Kirshtein, Linton Hopkins, Anne Quatrano, Sean Brock, Hector Santiago and Adam Evans. You'll also find great food in the surrounding neighborhoods of Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward, including Billy Allin's Bread & Butterfly."

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