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6 Classic Atlanta Dishes We Still Love

Lauren Finney | July 13, 2018 | Food & Drink

Atlanta’s dining scene is bursting with all things new—restaurants, chefs, menu items—but these six dishes stay at the top of our list year after year.

Kyma_Wood_Grilled_Octopus_(1)-0001.jpgThe grilled octopus is the right way to start any meal at Kyma.

CRAB FRITTERS, BACCHANALIA
If there’s one iconic Atlanta restaurant, it’s Bacchanalia—forever immortalized in the movie Baby Driver. And the must-have item on the menu? The crab fritters, of course. With Thai essence, citrus and avocado, it’s a can’t-miss bite. 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., 404.365.0410

GRILLED OCTOPUS, KYMA
A must-order at Pano Karatassos‘ Kyma is the grilled octopus, served with a tangy red onion salad and red wine vinaigrette. Can you hear the waves of Santorini, Greece, yet? 3085 Piedmont Road NE, 404.262.0702

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, SOUTH CITY KITCHEN
Head to the original South City Kitchen, where the fried chicken is a signature dish—but our pick is the fried green tomatoes. Served up with sharp goat cheese and a red pepper coulis, it’s the perfect bite to take you back. 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, 404.873.7358

LE POULET CAJUN, LE BILBOQUET
The most popular dish at first-class French spot Le Bilboquet is actually Cajun. Le poulet Cajun, served with beurre blanc and pommes frites, pairs perfectly with a cold, crisp glass of rosé, it’s the perfect dish for a tête-à-tête or a rendez-vous. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 404.869.9944

LOBSTER MAC ’N’ CHEESE, CHOPS LOBSTER BAR
We’d be remiss to not include Chops Lobster Bar’s creamy curly mac and smoked Gouda—with lobster, of course. Add a side of thin green beans for balance. 70 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404.262.2675

GYPSY POUTINE, GYPSY KITCHEN
Only available late night, the gypsy poutine is the way to go after the witching hour at Gypsy Kitchen. Patatas bravas, smoked Gouda-cheddar fondue, bacon lardons and scallions will keep even the most voracious eaters satisfied. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 404.939.9840



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