DINING

Best Bagels
Best Deli

Goldberg’s
Six Area Locations
goldbergsdeli.net
Goldberg’s is a favorite stop for deli and bagels dine in or to go. Here you will find authentic kosher meats and dishes. All Goldberg’s locations offer full dine-in seating. check out their newest location at Toco Hills.

Best Barbecue
Fox Bros. BBQ
1238 Dekalb Ave NE
404.577.4030
foxbrosbbq.com
Known as Bar-B-Q Southern, Fox Bros. say their Bar-B-Q has Texan roots with a southern influence. All their meats are cooked low and slow with Hickory Wood. Everything is made fresh daily, which is why this Bar-B-Q is a fan favorite of Atlanta.

Best Bar Food
Marlow’s Tavern
Six Area Locations
marlowstavern.com
Elegant bar with feel of a sports tavern. But when you try something like the shrimp and grits you realize this is far better than the usual sports bar menu.

Best Breakfast
Radial
1530 Dekalb Ave.
radial.us
Stop by and check out their Biscuits & Vegetarian Gravy, Mom's Strawberry-Rhubarb French Toast, Blackened Fish & Grits or Garlic-Leek Burger when you're there. Radial is located in Candler Park just a few blocks from Little Five Points.

Best Brunch
Flying Biscuit
Candler Park 1655 McLendon Ave. 404.687.8888
Midtown 1001 Piedmont Ave. 404.874.8887
Catering Hotline 404.849.2283
flyingbiscuit.com
One of Atlanta’s favorite home grown gems. Their famous biscuits are so good many still stop in to pick them up for the road. Call their catering hotline or check the Flying Biscuit website for the store location nearest you.

Best Burger
The Vortex Bar & Grill
Little 5 Points 404.688.1828
Midtown 404.875.1667
thevortexbarandgrill.com
The Vortex's award winning hamburgers are big, beautiful and delicious. There are 20 varieties offered and you can create your own version with a unique combination of toppings. Some unique varieties include the Elvis Burger, Spanish Fly and Double Bypass burger.

Best Burrito
Willy’s Mexicana Grill
19 Area Locations
Catering 404.422.7107
willys.com
Atlanta’s original burrito chain. Willy’s award winning signature California-style burritos keep the concept of freshness true. Now with 19 area locations.

Best Cajun
Copeland’s
Buckhead 404.475.1000
Cumberland 770.612.3311
Kennesaw 770.919.9612
copelandsatlanta.com
Copeland's Famous New Orleans Restaurant and Bar offers great Cajun cuisine in a French Quarter inspired setting. Don’t miss their famous brunch buffet. Enjoy $5 Martinis and $6 Appetizers while listening to live music during Jazzy Fridays.

Best Chinese
Chin Chin
3887 Peachtree Rd. 404.816.2229
and other area locatons
chinchinonline.com
From crab rangoons to cashew chicken, Chin Chin offers fine dining that won’t break the bank. Chin Chin has several locations around Metro Atlanta, each with the same great flavor, healthy portions and elegant décor. A perennial Best Of winner!

Best Coffee
Java Jive
790 Ponce De Leon Ave
404.876-6161
A popular breakfast joint for those in Virginia Highland and Inman Park. Customers keep coming to Java Jive for its eclectic atmosphere and great coffee.

Best Cuban
Havana Restaurant
3979 Buford Hwy #108
404.633.7549
havanarestaurantatlanta.com
An Atlanta icon at their original location at the intersection of Buford Hwy. and N. Druid Hills. After the building burnt down many thought that they would have to live without Havana’s great Cuban cuisine. Well they are back, and their Cuban food is as good as ever.

Best Diner
Landmark Diner
3652 Roswell Rd. 404.816.9090
landmarkdiner.com
A landmark of good eats, 24 hours a day! When you crave a 2 a.m. breakfast or an
8 a.m. steak, the food at Landmark Diner
will hit the spot. Check out their $19 Special. Choose 2 Dinners from 10 blackboard daily specials plus 2 Appetizers & 2 Deserts.

Best Ethiopian
Queen of Sheba
1594 Woodcliff Dr. NE
404.321.1493
qsheba.com
Queen of Sheba, tucked in a shopping center on the corner of N. Druid Hills and Briarcliff Rd., has been serving great Ethiopian cuisine for 13 years. They offer the full experience of Ethiopian dining. When you walk in to the restaurant your eyes are drawn to the culture specific decor and all the Ethiopian wall art.

Best Greek
Athens Pizza
1341 Clairmont Rd. 404.636.1100
athenspizzaatlanta.com
Originally opened in the summer of 1977 by the Papadopoulos family. Athens Pizza is still serving the same delicious Greek cuisine their customers have come to expect. Some of the favorite recipes on their Greek dishes go back 50 years.

Best Indian
Bhojanic
1363 Clairmont Rd. 404.633.9233
bhojanic.com
Bhojanic understands the need for authentic Indian fare.. The finest vegetables and meats are used to create the flavorful experience of the Indian culture. The food you find at Bhojanic is exactly like the food cooked in the homes of India.

Best Inexpensive Restaurant
Eats
600 Ponce de Leon Ave.
404.888.9149
eatsonponce.net
For 18 years people have been heading down to Ponce to experience their great jerk chicken and pasta dishes. Over all this time Eats has maintained the great quality of their food and kept their prices low.

Best Italian
Ippolito’s
Five Area Locations
ippolitos.net
Ippolito's Italian restaurant has been serving authentic Italian dishes in your neighborhood since 1989. Here you will find a casual, friendly atmosphere and excellent service in addition to the healthy portions.

Best Mediterranean
Mediterranean Grill
N. Decatur Plaza 404.320.0101
Midtown 404.917.1100
East Cobb 678.996.0045
mediterraneangrill.com
Authentic regional dishes like gyros, falafel and kabob sandwiches made to perfection. Also try their fall off the bone lamb shank.

Best Mexican
Pancho’s
2641 Buford Hwy. 404.325.2898
panchomexican.com
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina has become an Atlanta landmark. They do a brisk business lunch with their daily specials. Pancho’s fans love their selection of combination diners offered for just $9.95!

Best Middle Eastern Dining
Mezza
2751 Lavista Rd. 404.633.8833
mezzabistro.com
Mezza a Lebanese bistro and dar offers one of the most characteristic elements of Lebanese cuisine. Much like tapas, Mezza is an array of hot and cold appetizers. At Mezza you will find the most authentic Middle Eastern tapas and great wines. Enjoy belly dancing and hookahs while dining on the weekends.

Best New Restaurant
Eleven
1065 Peachtree St. 404.745.5000
loewshotels.com
Eleven is named for the street it faces and it stands as the first upscale addition to Midtown’s dining scene in some time. It’s southern inspired menu with sophisticated modern decor makes Eleven a hit in Atlanta.

Best Noodle Bowl
Doc Chey’s
1556 N. Decatur Rd. 404.378.8188
1424 N. Highland Ave. 404.888.0777
563 Memorial Dr. 404.688.4238
doccheys.com
The original pan-asian noodle house in Atlanta. Menu includes dim sum, salad bowls, soup bowls, noodle bowls and rice plates. Best Spicy Thai Basil Noodle Bowl in the city!

Best Pizza
Johnny’s Pizza
1810 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 404.874.8304
and Multiple Area Locations
johnnyspizza.com
When their first location opened in East Point back in 1977, it was an instant success. There are now over 50 Johnny’s Pizza restaurants in Georgia with many in metro Atlanta. The secret to their success is in the preparation. They always have used the finest ingredients accompanied with friendly service that keeps customers coming back.

Best Restaurant for
a 1st date

The Melting Pot
Four Atlanta Area Locations
meltingpot.com
What romantic situation can’t be made better with fondue! The Melting Pot four Atlanta restaurants offer the perfect setting for inspiring romance.

Best Ribs
Fat Matt’s
1811 Piedmont Ave. 404.607.1622
fatmattsribshack.com
Featuring finger-licking-good smoked meat and tangy sauce. Eat ribs by the slab, half-slab, as a combo or on a sandwich and listen to local blues bands in this friendly honky-tonk.

Best Southwestern
Agave
242 Boulevard SE 404.588.0006
agaverestaurant.com
Agave’s unique blend of eclectic southwestern cuisine, extensive tequila bar and wine list coupled with exceptional service makes this one of Atlanta’s top restaurants. They are the recipient of numerous awards from various publications for their cuisine and great margaritas.

Best Steakhouse
Parker’s on Ponce
116 E. Ponce De Leon Ave. 404.924.2230
parkersonponce.com
Parker’s on Ponce is an independently-owned steakhouse located in historic Decatur. They offer various cuts at affordable prices. After opening in November of 2008, Parker’s has quickly gained a fan following among Decatur residents.

Best Sub Sandwich
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs
80 Powers Ferry Rd. 770.321.1177
5697 Buford Hwy. 770.455.8570
baldinos.us
Since 1975, Baldino’s Giant Jersey Subs has been recognized as the only true New Jersey Style submarine in the South. When you eat a Baldino’s sub, you know the difference. This month Baldinos is offering a specialty sub each day for just $3.49!

Best Tapas
Eclipse di Luna
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. 678.205.5862
764 Miami Circle 404.846.0449
eclipsediluna.com
Upon opening in 1997, Eclipse di Luna set the trend in tapas style restaurants in Atlanta. With over two dozen tapas to choose from, there is something to please any taste. Their tapas is priced affordable, mostly between $3 and $5.50, to encourage multiple sampling.

Best Looking Wait Staff
Best Appetizers
Best Patio Scene

The Tavern at Phipps
3500 Peachtree Rd. 404.814.9640
thetavernatphipps.com
Their patio is the place to be. It is located just off the main bar that features some of the most entertaining bartenders in the city. Their Best Looking Wait staff happily bustles drink & appetizer orders back and forth.

NIGHTLIFE

Best Acoustic Club
Eddie’s Attic
515 N. McDonough St. 404.377.4976
eddiesattic.com
Decatur's most prominent music venue features some of the best acoustical music in the city. Made famous by the frequent appearances of the Indigo Girls, they still offer some great acts.

Best Beer Selection
Brick Store Pub
125 E. Court Square 404.687-0990
brickstorepub.com
Brick Store Pub is an authentic Southeastern craft beer drinking institution. There are 185 beers in the bottle and 25 on tap. They are currently the #2 rated beer bar in the world according to Beer Advocate magazine.

Best Blues Club
Blind Willie’s
828 N. Highland Ave
404.873.2583
blindwilliesblues.com
This popular Virginia Highland blues joint recently celebrated its 18th anniversary. They have won multiple awards and Blind Willie’s doesn’t seem to be slowing down one bit.

Best Brewery
Red Brick Brewing
2323 Defoor Hills Rd. 404.355.5558
redbrickbrewing.com
Makers of the popular Laughing Skull and seasonal Red Brick beers, this brewery also offers tasting tours accompanied by live music.

Best Comedy Club
Laughing Skull Lounge
878 Peachtree St. 877.523.3288
vortexcomedy.com
Located in the back of the Vortex in Midtown, this intimate comedy club has made a big imprint on Atlanta’s comedy scene.

Best Country Hall
Cowboys
1750 N Roberts Rd 770.426.5006
www.cowboysatlanta.com
Cowboys in Kennesaw has a great combination of live music, dancing and drinks. Their line dancing is legendary.

Best Dance Club
Tongue & Groove
565 Main Street 404.261.2325
tandgonline.com
This versatile night spot has always offered great dancing. The music and dancing changes depending on the night. Don’t miss their Latin Elegance featuring free salsa lessons every Wednesday night.

Best Happy Hour
Tin Lizzy’s
3639 Piedmont Rd. 404.846.6000 415 Memorial Dr. 404.554.8220
1136 Crescent Ave. 404.537.5060
tinlizzyscantina.com
Tin Lizzy's is a fun and casual cantina and Taqueria. If you need a good happy hour spot, Tin Lizzy's is the right place. They stock their bar with the finest spirits available. A lively happy hour crowd during the week attracts a group of young professionals drinking assorted draft beers and margaritas.

Best Improv
Village Theatre
486 Decatur St. 404.688.8858
villagecomedy.com
Village Theatre is chock full of actors and funny types, each with many years of improv experience. After working together at various venues around the city they decided to band together and set up shop in Decatur.

Best Irish Pub
Meehan’s Public House
Three Area Locations
101concepts.com
Meehan’s is an authentic Irish eatery that offers a full menu of classic Irish dishes elevated to the gourmet level. Meehan’s Public House offers guests a full menu of classic Irish fare with a gourmet touch. Meehan’s comfortable yet a lively atmosphere is a draw for the after work crowd, families and those out and about and visiting Atlanta alike.

Best Latin Dancing
Loca Luna
550 Amsterdam Ave. 404.875.4494
loca-luna.com
Samba. Salsa. Merengue. They have it all at Loca Luna, where you'll find live Latin music nightly and great food. Loca Luna offers a great space for getting your groove on. The entire place is draped in tropical and authentic latin decor.

Best Local Music
The Earl
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404.522.3950
badearl.com
The Earl prides itself on booking the hottest local acts in Atlanta. Check their schedule and you'll see that the club features the best bands that the ATL has to offer. Shows run nightly, so keep checking back to see when your favorite is playing.

Best Margarita
Pure Taqueria
300 N. Highland Ave. 404.522.7873
puretaqueria.com
Pure Taqueria offers strong drinks, a solid menu, exciting atmosphere and of course great margaritas. Their signature is the Margarita Texas that is served with a floater of gran gala orange liquor.

Best Martini
Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX
767 Clifton Rd. 404.929.6300
fernbankmuseum.org
Atlanta loves sipping their martinis among the dinosaurs! Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX offers great martinis, stunning films, live music, and creative cuisine within the museum atrium. This is a popular spot for singles looking to mingle and couples in search of something different.

Best Music Venue - Outdoor
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Pkwy. 404.733.5050
vzwamp.com
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre has quickly become the entertainment destination for music lovers across the region. Set on 45 acres of beautifully-landscaped wooded land in Alpharetta, the 12,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park provides a unique setting for both music lovers and first-time concertgoers.

Best Music Venue - Indoor
Masquerade
695 North Ave. 404.577.8178
masq.com
Masquerade continues on while offering great touring and local acts nightly. The venue has great acoustics for their ear drum piercing acts. Along with a large stage the venue offers three rooms for dancing and lounging and an outdoor deck. It attracts a combination of loud rock, 80s retro music, and modern electronics. Expect to see a changing crowd depending on the night.

Best Neighborhood Bar
Corner Tavern
Four Area Locations
thecornertavern.com
Corner Tavern serves as a favorite watering hole in now four neighborhoods across Atlanta. They are known for their casual fare menu, large beer selection, billiards, darts and nightly events like trivia.

Best Pool Hall
Twain’s Billiards and Tap
211 E. Trinity Place 404.373.0063
twains.net
This favorite Decatur establishment offers an eclectic mix of live music, a substantial menu, variety of draft beers, darts and of course the best billiards in the area.

Best Rock Club
The Peachtree Tavern
3179 Peachtree Rd. 404.842.1700
peachtreetavern.com
Here you will find a great collection of local artists, cover bands and up and coming acts looking to burst onto the national scene. Views of the stage are unobstructed from any of their many bar stations.

Best Small Music Venue
Smith’s Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave. 404.875.1522
smithsoldebar.com
Original live music seven nights a week. The music venue is located upstairs from the bar and offers an intimate setting. Here you will find national acts on weekends as well as local artists during the week.

Best Sports Bar
Best wings

Taco Mac
Multiple Area Locations
tacomac.com
Taco Mac continues to expand with new locations across the city but they haven’t forgotten how to serve up great wings while providing plenty of screens to watch the games.

LIFESTYLE

Best Body Wax
Brazilian Wax by Andreia
Five Area Locations
waxingatlanta.com
Owner Andreia Longshore has been waxing for over 18 years. They have recently expanded to their fifth location in Lawrenceville. Be sure to take advantage of their $35 Brazilian Wax.

Best Boot camp
Higher Purpose Fitness
3130 Mathis Airport Pkwy 678.525.6347
higherpurposefitness.com
All Boot Camps are not alike. This one located in Suwannee / Cumming burns fat fast. They offer 45 minute high energy sessions to get you in and out. Their trainers are highly certified with degrees from top nationally recognized organizations.

Best Car Wash
Cactus Car Wash
Midtown 404.876.3232
Buckhead 404.846.4040
cactuscarwash.com
Winner of multiple awards in Atlanta, their Ponce location was recently rated as best nationally. See their Best Of Atlanta special, $3 off their Express Exterior Wash.

Best Hair Salon
Van Michael
Five Area Locations
vanmichael.com
Voted one of Atlanta’s best and most affordable salons by numerous publications over the years. They now have five salons including the new East Cobb location located at The Avenue.

Best Health Club
LA Fitness
lafitness.com
LA Fitness offers tons of amenities at unusually low rates. Here you can take classes in boxing and cycling, swim in their many pools, or take part in a game of basketball or racquetball. With so many locations, there is bound to be one near you.

Best Martial Arts
KnuckleUp Fitness
Three Area Locations 404.339.5425
knuckleupfitness.com
State of the art gyms offering martial arts classes in Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mauy Thai and sports training.

Best Nail Salon
Lavista Nails & Spa
1159 Lavista Rd. 404.325.5977
lavistanails.com
Lavista Nails offers a wide variety of treatments and services at low prices. Located across from the Publix at the Lavista and Cheshire intersection it is a popular spot for Emory Students.

Best Spa
Natural Body Spa
Multiple Area Locations
naturalbody.com
Natural Body Spas offer natural services in a nurturing environment. They offer a wide selection of procedures and products to choose from. With their multiple locations they are an Atlanta favorite.

Best Tanning Salon
Hollywood Tans
Multiple Area Locations
hollywoodtan.com
As the largest chain of professional tanning salons, memberships at Hollywood Tans can be used at any of their 250+ locations nationwide. No appointments are necessary, and with an average of 15 booths at each location, you can be in and out on your schedule. Their vertical tanning system gives customers the most comfortable, sanitary way to achieve their perfect shade.

Best Tattoo Parlor
13 Roses Tattoo
524 Flat Shoal Ave. 404.880.0713
thirteenroses.squarespace.com
Located in the heart of East Atlanta, 13 Roses is a perennial favorite among tattoo artists and patrons.

RETAIL

Best Jewelry Store
Worthmore Jewelers
500 Amsterdam Ave. 404.892.8294
117 East Court Sq.  404.370.3979
worthmorejewelers.com
Offering top quality merchandise at low low prices, Worthmore Jewelers has built a huge fan base.  With ample displays of all types of jewelry, Worthmore is the perfect place to go for that one of a kind piece.
 
Best Liquor Store
Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits
2161 Piedmont Rd. 404.881.0902
5877 Buford Hwy. 770.458.3272
towerwinespirits.com
Tower's reputation has grown from statewide to regional as customers plan weekend trips to take advantage of their selection and discounts.
 
Best Music Store
Guitar Center
1485 NE Expressway 404.320.7253
You’re one stop shop for guitars, amps, keyboards, drums, basses, recording equipment, mics, accessories and more!  Guitar Center always has plenty of knowledgable staff on hand.
 
Best Organic Selection
Whole Foods
Multiple locations
wholefoods.com
This national grocer is very popular in Atlanta.  Especially among those looking for a plentiful and fresh organic selection.
 
Best Pawn Shop
Pawn Express
8845 Roswell Rd.  770.888.2274
Up Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Pawn Express offers Cash for Gold and great deals on whatever your hocking.
 
Best Smoke Shop
Smoke 911
710 Holcomb Br. Rd. 770.992.4485
6125 Roswell Rd. 404.256.1116
3466 Cobb Pkwy.  770.974.5585
8265 Hwy. 92  678.445.5550
If you are looking for premium cigars, they have a walk-in humidor with all the accessories.  This is the place to go from everything for your smoking needs and more.  You will also find adult novelties, incense, vaporizers, and aromatherapy.
 
Best Thrift Store
Last Chance Thrift
Multiple Store Locations 
lastchancethriftstore.com
Last Chance offers thousand’s of items in jewelry, clothing, gifts, house wares, books and furniture.  Their four convenient locations make thrift shopping easy.
 
Best Used Book Store
Book Nook
3073 N. Druid Hills Rd 404.633.1328
Great selection of used books, comics, cds and dvds.  Their knowledgeable staff has been with them forever.  Located just off Clairmont Road.
 
Best Wine Store
Total Wine
124 Perimeter Center West
totalwine.com 
770.395.1678
8,000 wines and 2,000 spirits to choose from.  They now how three locations with their other two in Alpharetta and Kennesaw.

Best Adult Store
Starship
Multiple Area Locations
404.766.6993
shopstarship.com
An Atlanta favorite for those into the erotic. Thousands of videos, DVD’s, adult toys, condoms, candles and novelties to meet whatever your desire. Their 22 locations make Starship a convenient on stop shop.

Best Adult Toy Selection
Inserection
Multiple Area Locations
Plenty of adult toys and gag gifts for those on the naughty side. Everything from vibrators, swings and wedges and more not fit to list.

Best Adult Video Selection
Southern Nights
2205 Cheshire Bridge Rd.
404.728.0701
Atlanta’s widest selection of adult vides and DVD’s. They have great themed videos offering an erotic take on your favorite TV shows. Buy tow vidios and receive a free vhs cleaner.

Best Art Supply
Sam Flax
1460 Northside Dr. 404.352.7200
samflaxsouth.com
The place to go for all your art supply needs. Sam Flax offers a wide selection in their huge warehouse at the lowest prices in town. Known for their Canvas Sale at 70% off retail, make sure to check out their website for their next big event.

Best Consignment
Psycho Sisters
Little 5 Points 404.523.0100
Sandy Springs 404.255.5578
Cartersville 770.607.0888
An out of the ordinary name for a unique boutique. From fun to funky, wacky to wild, Psycho Sisters is the queen of consignment. Featured threads include Levis, Diesel, costumes, footwear and plenty of bling!

Best Health Food
Store

Return to Eden
2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd.
404.320.3336
return2eden.com
Neighborhood grocery featuring fresh organic produce, grab and go prepared foods, cutting edge supplements and a huge vegan and vegetarian selection.

Best Hip Clothing
Best vintage clothing

Rag-O-Rama
1111 Euclid Ave 404.658.1988
ragorama.com
Rag-O-Rama occupies an enormous industrial chic space in the heart of Little 5 Points. The store is filled to the brim with spectacular men’s and women’s fashions and accessories. They carry an changing inventory includes brand names, designer labels and vintage styles.

Best Independent Store
Junkman’s Daughter
464 Moreland Ave. 404.577.3188
Little Five Point’s favorite and largest store. Here you will find eclectic and unique clothing that has made the area a most stop shopping destination. At 10,000 square feet, Junkman’s is crammed full with far out fashions and groovy accesories.

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