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The Bliss List: My current favorite restaurants in Metro Atlanta

posted on September 2, 2018 at 8:41 am

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Need a restaurant recommendation? You have come to the right place! It was time to update this post because so much has changed.

This Bliss List is not a ranking of what I consider “the best” restaurants in Atlanta or an exhaustive list because I am sure I left something out. It’s simply a compilation of where I am currently eating often in case you need a fresh idea for your next meal.

I’ve also included a link, when applicable, to anything I have written about the place if you want more information.

Happy eating!
xoxo Bliss

678
Type: Korean, BBQ
Recommended dishes: Meat! Also, spicy noodle soup.
Relevant articles: The Glutton at Large: 678 (April 2013)

The special combo at 9292 in Duluth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNIFER ZYMAN.

9292
Type: Korean, BBQ
Recommended dishes: All the meats.
Relevant articles: 9292 Korean BBQ changes the KBBQ game in Duluth

Atlas
Type: Fine dining
Recommended dishes: N/A. Menu changes often.
Relevant articles: https://creativeloafing.com/content-186422-Restaurant-Review:-Atlas

A selection of dishes at Best BBQ.

A selection of dishes at Best BBQ.

B’s Cracklin Barbecue
Type: Barbecue
Recommended dishes: Brisket, ribs, chicken, and any sides.
Relevant articles: Meet Atlanta’s next great pitmaster—Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue

Best BBQ
Type: Chinese, Cantonese, BBQ, Dim-sum
Recommended dishes: Any of the dim-sum dishes and stir-fried noodles.
Relevant articles: Exciting Dim Sum at Best BBQ and Dim sum powerhouse Best BBQ opens a new stall on Buford Highway.

Boccalupo
Type: Modern Italian, Pasta
Recommended dishes: Any of the pasta dishes.

Buena Gente
Type: Cuban sandwiches, pastry, and coffee
Relevant articles: This is the best Cuban sandwich in Atlanta

Busy Bee Cafe
Type: Soul food, Southern
Recommended dishes: Fried chicken, fried pork chops, and oxtails.
Relevant articles: https://creativeloafing.com/content-222922-Cheap-Eats–Busy-Bee-Cafe

Bread and Butterfly
Type: French, American
Recommended dishes: Omelet, pancakes, steak frites, and burger.
Relevant articles: https://creativeloafing.com/content-186436-Restaurant-Review–Bread-and-Butterfly

Café Agora
Type: Turkish
Recommended dishes: Mezze platter, falafel, and kabobs.
Relevant articles: Glutton at Large: Cafe Agora (May 2014)

Cafe Bombay
Type: Indian, multiple regions

Chat Patti
Type: Indian, vegetarian
Recommended dishes: Chaat and thali.
Relevant articles: Indian street food star Chat Patti shines in Decatur

Chops
Type: Classic American steakhouse

Desta
Type: Ethiopian

El Rey de Taco
Type: Mexican, taqueria
Relevant articles: Glutton at Large: Where to cure a hangover in Atlanta (March

Home sweet home.

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Fellini’s Pizza
Type: Pizza, New York Style

Floataway Café
Type: New American
Relevant articles: Glutton at Large: Abattoir and Floataway Café (April 2013)

Fogo de Chao
Type: Brazilian Steakhouse
Relevant articles: Glutton at Large: Fogo de Chao (July 2013)

Frito Pie from the Fox Bros.

Frito Pie from the Fox Bros.

Fox Bros Bar-B-Q
Type: Texas-style barbecue
Recommended dishes: Chili and cheese covered tater tots, Frito pie, beef rib, pork ribs, cole slaw, mac and cheese, burger, and dessert.


Fred’s Meat and Bread
Type: Sandwiches
Recommended dishes: cheesesteak, GRINDER (my favorite sandwich in Atlanta), meatball sub, cauliflower bahn mi, and burger.

The General Muir
Type: Modern Jewish deli, New American
Relevant articles: First look: The General Muir (March 2013)

Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano
Type: Italian, Chicken
Recommended dishes: Any of the chicken dishes, baked pasta, chicken soup, and salad.

Good Luck Gourmet
Type: Chinese, Sichuan, Shanxxi

Ribeye on the grill at Hanil Kwan.

Ribeye on the grill at Hanil Kwan.

Hanil Kwan
Type: Korean, charcoal BBQ

Homecomings call for @homegrownga and the comfy biscuit. #weloveatl #comfybiscuit

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Homegrown
Type: Southern, American, Breakfast, Lunch

Jinya Ramen
Type: Japanese, Ramen

Kajun Krab
Type: Vietnamese, Cajun
Relevant articles: Prepare to get messy with Kajun Crab’s Vietnamese-Cajun crawfish boils

Kimball House
Type: Modern American
Relevant articles: Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder at Kimball House (July 2014)

Lan Zhou Ramen
Type: Chinese, Noodles
Relevant articles: Lan Zhou Ramen brings first-class hand-pulled noodles to Buford Highway

Las Brasas
Type: Peruvian, Rotisserie chicken

Little Tart Bakeshop
Type: Bakery, French and American

I ordered all of the noodles from #Mamak via @postmates.

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Mamak
Type: Malaysian

Masterpiece
Type: Chinese, Sichuan
Relevant articles: Restaurant Review: Masterpiece | Atlanta Creative Loafing

Miller Union
Type: Modern American, Modern Southern

Momonoki
Type: Japanese, ramen
Relevant articles: Review: Momonoki brings the beauty and craft of Tokyo and Taipei to Midtown

Nam Phuong
Type: Vietnamese
Relevant articles: Ethnic.City: Nam Phuong (June 2011)

Northern Chinese Eatery
Type: Northern Chinese.

The meat sick at One eared Stag.

The meat sick at One eared Stag.

O4W Pizza
Type: Pizza, Italian.
Relevant articles: Is O4W Pizza’s new location worth the drive to Duluth?

One Eared Stag
Type: Modern American

Pita Palace
Type: Falafel and shawarma
Relevant articles: Mouthful: Falafel (April 2009)

The nachos at Red Pepper on Briarcliff.

The nachos at Red Pepper on Briarcliff.

Poor Hendrix
Type: Modern American.
Relevant articles: Review: At Poor Hendrix, pastry chef Aaron Russell goes savory, with success

Red Pepper Taqueria
Type: Tex-Mex, Mexican

Any day that starts with sunflowers from @sarah_donuts is a good day.

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Sarah Donut
Type: Donuts, best ones in ATL

Shake Shack
Type: Burgers, Classic American

Quoc Hong
Type: Vietnamese, Bahn mi.

Ruchi
Type: Bangladeshi
Relevant articles: Ruchi serves up solid Bangladeshi and Indian favorites in Chamblee

Rumi’s Kitchen
Type: Persian

Sotto Sotto
Type: Italian, Pasta

Laotian for lunch. So fresh, so clean.

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Snackboxe Bistro
Type: Laotian
Relevant articles: Snackboxe Bistro brings exceptional Laotian street food to Atlanta

Spring
Type: new American.
Relevant articles: Review: Spring offers minimalist charm in Marietta

The roast chicken sandwich with salad @starprovisions.

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Star Provisions
Type: New American, New Southern, Bakery, Cheese Shop, To-go Foods, Cooking supplies

Southern Sweets Bakery
Type: American desserts.

Superica
Type: Tex-Mex, Mexican
Relevant articles: The chilaquiles at Superica are your next favorite brunch dish

Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House
Type: Korean
Relevant articles: Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House (August 2010)

Sushi House Hayakawa
Type: Traditional Japanese, Sushi
Relevant articles: The Glutton at large: Atlanta sushi roundup (February 2013)

Taqueria del Sol
Type: Mexican, Fusion

The reuben at The General Muir.

The Reuben at The General Muir.

Thank U Chicken
Type: Korean fried chicken
Relevant articles: Thank U Chicken crushes Atlanta’s Korean fried chicken game.

Ticonderoga Club
Type: Modern American
Relevant articles: Restaurant Review: Ticonderoga Club | Atlanta Creative Loafing

Tomo
Type: Modern Japanese, Sushi
Relevant articles: The Glutton at large: Atlanta sushi roundup (February 2013).

True Food Kitchen
Type: Fusion, New American, Healthy

Umi
Type: Upscale sushi and Japanese
Relevant articles: First Look: Umi (July 2013).

UpBeet
Type: Healthy, vegetarian

The Nana's pizza at Varasano's.

The Nana’s pizza at Varasano’s.

Varasano’s Pizzeria
Type: Neopolitan pizza

Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe
Type: Deli and bakery
Relevant articles: Glutton at Large: Cake

Yummy Spicy
Type: Chinese, Sichuan
Relevant articles: There’s truth in advertising at Yummy Spicy on Buford Highway

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