(Closed) Atlanta Favorites?

posted 10 years ago in Atlanta
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2003

When my family comes in from out of town they are always up for a visit to Stone Mountain.  I haven’t been to the Aquarium yet, but I would put that on your list or map.  For those that appreciate healthy & different….  R. Thomas Deluxe Grille should be on your list of restaurants.

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I really like the Aquarium and a hike at Lake Lanier.  The Vortex for burgers, Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, and Golden Buddha.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So cute of him! Belly’s is my favorite for delicious bagels or cheddar grits with a coffee and a paper on weekend mornings. For a funky shopping experience, I like Paris on Ponce – all sorts of antiques and a crazy Moulin Rouge-esque event space. I don’t buy stuff, but I like poking around there. I also love Paolo’s for absolutely yummy gelato!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Now that they’ve been sold to Raving Brands I’m not as sure, but the Flying Biscuit is always good as well as the Majestic Diner or OK Cafe. Cafe Intermezzo has some great dessert options and coffee.

Dad’s Garage for improv. The Atlanta History Center and Swan House (the grounds are gorgeous, though I’m a little partial since that’s where I’m getting married).

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We love Canoe in Vinings (gorgeous view), Murphy’s in the VA Highlands, Fernbank for fun and a bit of Ga history.    For brunch, I love J. Christophers.   

Post # 8
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Newbee

We always take out of town guests to Papi’s Cuban restaurant. It’s next to Mary Mac’s at the intersection of Ponce and Myrtle. Fantastic food and pretty cheap. Also, don’t forget the Varsity!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

For delicious food, I’d suggest Agnes & Muriel’s or Fat Matt’s Rib Shack (yum!)

I have to agree with other bees who suggested the Aquarium, though it’s not exactly off the beaten track.

And depending how much time your guests will have, I’m a strong believer that a trip up to Athens is never a wasted trip!

Post # 10
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Newbee

Eddie’s Attic for music. Buford Highway for int’l eats. Oakland Cemetary. If they’re fans of Top Chef, burgers at FLIP.

Post # 11
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Newbee

Fernbank is particularly fun if you can send people there for martini’s and IMAX on a Friday night. For museums, there’s always the High, MLK center, Carter Center, and Emory’s Carlos museum.

One of my favorite things to do in ATL is also just to walk around fun neighborhoods, like downtown Decatur, L5P, Inman Park, VaHi, etc.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You could recommend taking a walk down Little Five Points for food and shopping (with a fair warning…some of the older guests may not enjoy it as much), or a trip to Virginia Highlands. The Botanical Gardens or Piedmont Park are some more touristy, free options as well (and there’s always the World of Coke or CNN center, for obvious OOTers choices :)).

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

atlantic station is nice because it has plenty of restaurants and outdoor shopping and a movie theater, something to please everyone!

and you cant come to atlanta without eating at the varsity!! i eat there everytime i come home and lately its been a lot!

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Another two cool restaurants in Roswell in the historic area are "Swallow in the Hollow" (a funky bbq joint where there’s live music on the weekends..so much fun with families even going..great bbq!  Some awesome performers are there and it’s just like a suburban getaway going there.  Definitely ATL and southern but very fun.  Lots of good acoustic artists come there too!

And the place across the street has amazing apple pies and good home cooking with a bohemian flair (Green on Green Street is the name I think?)  

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did my bachelorette dinner at the Swallow last weekend…fun laid back place.  Greenwoods on Green Street is across the street, think large portions of good ole southern viddles (you’ll see the servers running back and forth since Swallow has the bar, and Greenwoods has the desserts).  They also own the Yellow House event venue that I’ve heard is REALLY economical for smaller events like dinners and showers.

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