When it comes to homestyle, classic Southern grub, nobody does it better than A-Town! From banana pudding to sweet cornbread to buttery grits, the finger licking goodness of Southern cuisine is on full display in Atlanta restaurants. When you’re missing mama’s cooking or just want a heaping helping of comfort food, try one of these Midtown Atlanta eateries and get your fill of Southern food in Atlanta.

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

You couldn’t have a list of the top Southern foods without mentioning Mary Mac’s Tea Room! This Atlanta institution has been around since 1945 and has become one of the most iconic destinations for Southern classics. If it is your first time to Mary Mac’s, ask for your free cup of pot likker, or the delicious juices left behind from boiling greens. Then chow down on some locally sourced fried chicken with Hoppin’ John or fried green tomatoes. And be sure to wash it all down with a big glass of sweet tea and grab some cinnamon rolls for the road.

South City Kitchen

Get a glimpse of the Southern hospitality made famous in Atlanta at South City Kitchen. This contemporary Southern restaurant is bringing a fresh twist to your hometown soul food favorites. Try the shrimp and grits or the braised rabbit with dumplings. And end things with pecan blondie or pineapple upside-down cake drizzled with bourbon caramel! We would say it’s just like ma used to make, but it might even be better. (Blasphemy, we know!)


Simon’s Restaurant

When you’re looking for a Southern meal with a classier touch, check out Simon’s Restaurant. This vibrant, chic bistro has traditional dishes like deviled eggs, crispy catfish, Southern fried chicken, backyard brisket, and more. And try their happy hour from 5-7 on Tuesday-Friday nights. You’ll find $5 house cocktails and a selection of tasty morsels to eat! Or if you’re a morning person, check out their brunch and enjoy spicy chicken biscuits and a bellini!


Get a taste of home cooking any day of the week at one of these fine Midtown Atlanta restaurants, and enjoy a big old dose of that sweet Georgia hospitality.

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