Best Bagels
Best Deli

Six Area Locations
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
Fat Matt’s

1811 Piedmont Ave.
Featuring finger-licking-good smoked meat and tangy sauce. Eat ribs by the slab, half-slab, as a combo or chopped pork sandwich. Great barbecue chicken and sides as well. Listen to local blues bands in this friendly honky-tonk.

Best Bar Food
Graveyard Tavern

1245 Glenwood Ave.
Their menu offers great bites no matter what your in the mood for. Find rib sticking Graveyard Sliders and Beef Nachos to more refined tastes like Edamame and Tuna Tartare. Most menu items also offered late night.

Best Breakfast
The Flying Biscuit

Candler Park 404.687.8888
Midtown 404.874.8887
The Flying Biscuit serves great breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week starting at 7 am. They are known for their mouthwatering biscuits and original affordable menu items. Find great omeletes, free-range chicken and breakfast sausage. They now offer fresh baked bagels to compliment their fresh baked pastries. Enjoy weekend Sweet Specials on a variety of pancakes.

Best Burger
The Vortex Bar & Grill

Little 5 Points 404.688.1828
Midtown 404.875.1667
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, Splanish Fly and Double Bypass burger.

Best Burrito
Willy’s Mexicana Grill

19 Area Locations
Catering 404.422.7107
Atlanta’s original burrito chain. Willy’s award winning signature California-style burritos keep the concept of freshness true. Their rice and beans are cooked daily using no lard or animal products. Willy’s restaurants are vegetarian friendly offering grilled tofu and veggie burritos. College Students make sure to check out their $4 burritos on the first Tuesday of the month with college ID. Planning a tailgate this fall? Order a Willy’s truck to come to your event by calling their Catering Hotline.

Best Cajun

Cumberland 770.612.3311
Kennesaw 770.919.9612
Copeland’s Famous New Orleans Restaurant and Bar offers greatCajun cuisine in a French Quarter inspired setting. You will feel like your back in the Bayou when tasting their Shrimp Etouffee, Fried Catfish Creole or Crawfish Po-Boy. Don’t miss their famous bruch buffet. Spice up the holidays with a Copelands Famous Fried Turkey dinner for parties large and small. Call store locations for details.

Best Chinese
Chin Chin

3887 Peachtree Rd. 404.816.2229
and other area locations
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 Cuban
Havana Restaurant

3979 Buford Hwy #108
An Atlanta icon at their original Buford Highway location for many years. After the building was lost in a fire many thought that they would have to live without Havana’s great Cuban cuisine. But they found a new location up the road and their Cuban menu is as good as ever!

Best Diner
Landmark Diner

3652 Roswell Rd.
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. The Buckhead location featured is now offering four new fish entrees. Broiled Chilean Sea bass, Broiled Eastern Halibut, Broiled Grouper Teriyaki style, and Grilled Corvina Fillet.

Best Greek
Athens Pizza

1341 Clairmont Rd.
The Papadopoulos family at Athens Pizza continues to serve the same delicious Greek cuisine to the Emory / Decatur area that their customers have come to expect. Some of the favorite recipes on their Greek dishes go back 50 years. There is much more than pizza here. Try the Veal Parmesana, Roasted Lamb or the Oven Baked Chicken.

Best Indian

1363 Clairmont Rd.
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

600 Ponce de Leon Ave.
For over 20 years now, 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
Sotto Sotto

313 N Highland Ave 404.523.6678
When Riccardo Ullio opened Sotto Sotto, he envisioned a restaurant serving all of the delicacies from his childhood. Over a decade later, the cozy authentic Italian spot in historic Inman Park has been named Atlanta’s Best Italian Restaurant by too many publications to mention. Sotto Sotto’s kitchen strives to create authentic Italian food with flavors developed from centuries of Italian culinary traditions.

Best Mediterranean
Mediterranean Grill

N. Decatur Plaza 404.320.0101
Midtown 404.917.1100
East Cobb 678.996.0045
Mediterranean Grill is a perennial Best Of Winner. For over a decade their loyal customers have continued to flock to this family / chef-owned and operated restaurant. They serve authentic regional dishes like gyros, falafel and kabob sandwiches made to perfection. Try their fall off the bone lamb shank.

Best Mexican
Pancho’s Mexican

2641 Buford Hwy.
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina has become an Atlanta landmark. They offer superior quality and great value that makes Pancho’s a hit with customers. You will find inspiring dishes like their Filet Mignon Medallions or Pancho’s Florentine (chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cheese) and also affordability like their $4.99 lunch specials and their selection of combination diner platters for just $9.95!

Best Middle Eastern

2751 Lavista Rd.
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 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
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! Their bowls are great for take-out serving parties large and small.

Best Outdoor Dining
Horseradish Grill

4320 Powers Ferry Road
Adjacent to the beautiful Chastain Park, Horseradish Grill housed in a historic building brims with neighborhood charm. Their menu celebrates the cultural, regional and seasonal elements of Southern cuisine. This includes using ingredients from their own organic garden. The result is a genuine alfresco dining experience on every possible level.

Best Pizza
Johnny’s Pizza

1810 Cheshire Bridge Rd.
Multiple Area Locations
Johnny’s Pizza has been synonymous with great pizza in Atlanta since 1977. They specialize in NY style pizza, which is thin in the middle and thick around the edges. The secret to their success is in the preparation. They always use the finest ingredients accompanied with friendly staff that keeps customers coming back. Try one of the house specialties: Johnny’s Deluxe, Pesto Buffalo Chicken.

Best Ribs

Sandy Springs 404.255.6368
Brookhaven 770.451.1112
Emory Area 404.474.9444
Pig-N-Chik’s ribs have won numerous awards over the years. They are St. Louis cut and cooked until they show a
pink smoke ring. Their ribs are nice and tender with just the right smokey flavor. They are served naked without the sauce as owner Jim Graddy feels ribs should stand on their own. Add BBQ sauce if you like as there are homemade Pig-N-Chik sauces on the tables. An order of ribs comes with a thick slice of white bread to mop it all up!

Best Southwest

242 Boulevard SE
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 inspired dining experience.

Best Sub Sandwich
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs

80 Powers Ferry Rd. 770.321.1177
5697 Buford Hwy. 770.455.8570
Consistently voted Best Sub Sandwich in the Atlanta market, Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs has been recognized as the only true New Jersey Style submarine in the South. They bake their bread fresh daily and every sub is either sliced fresh or grilled when ordered. When you eat a Baldinos sub you know the difference.

Best Tacos

1242 Glenwood Ave.
Tomatillos opened in East Atlanta just over a year ago and has already earned a legion of fans. The restaurant is named after the tomatillo in which their signature sauce salsa verde is made from. But it isn’t just the sauce that makes their tacos so great it is the ingredients. Fillings like shrimp and steak to brisket and potato green chili are what keep people coming back. Their customers also rave about their catfish and fried chicken tacos. Come Tuesday for the Crunchy Taco Special: Three Tacos for $5!

Best Tapas
Eclipse di Luna

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. 678.205.5862
764 Miami Circle 404.846.0449
Eclipse di Luna has 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 affordably to encourage multiple sampling.

Best Tasty Dogs
Dog Days Hot Dogs

6025 Peachtree Parkway (State 141)
The line often extends out the door at Dog Days Hot Dogs located in the Peachtree Plaza Shopping Center at Peachtree Corners. People line-up to get one of their 22 Classic dogs. Some of the favorites include: Chicago Dog, Chili Cheese Dog, OTP Dog and Baked Bean Dog.

Best Wings
Taco Mac

24 Atlanta Locations
Taco Mac buffalo wings have been an Atlanta favorite for many years. The wings are fresh, never frozen and offered in Signature, Boneless or Jumbo varieties.

Best Looking Wait Staff
Twin Peaks

3365 Piedmont Road
When Twin Peaks opened their first Atlanta location in Buckhead this summer, it turned heads. The mountain lodge-style sports restaurant with the Twin Peak Girl wait staff has certainly created some scenic views.

Best Yogurt

11 Area Locations
Yoforia is a new frozen yogurt concept that emphasizes natural and organic ingredients. Its name represents a healthy and delicious yogurt treat that sends your taste buds into a state of euphoria.

Best Acoustic Club
Eddie’s Attic

515 N. McDonough St.
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 great new acts on a nightly basis.

Best Billiards
Best Trivia
Corner Tavern

1174 Euclid Ave
Corner Tavern knows how to keep their customers occupied. Whether it be Pool, Trivia or Darts, there is always something to do here. Trivia is held Tuesday and Wednesday nights with Dart leagues on Thursdays. They have tournament quality billiard tables that stay occupied most nights. Corner Tavern also has a great beer selection and Poker nights.

Best Brewery
Red Brick Brewing

2323 Defoor Hills Rd.
Red Brick, originally known as the Atlanta Brewing Company, is the oldest operating craft brewery in the state of Georgia, and has a proud history of brewing award winning beers over the years. Red Brick opens its brewery doors for public tastings each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (5pm-8pm), and Saturday (2pm-5pm).

Best College Bar
Best Dance Club

714 Spring St.
Located at 714 Spring St. in Midtown, Quad is Atlanta’s most popular 18+ dance club featuring the best of local and international DJ talent. Open from 10p -4a weekdays and 10p-5a on Fri. & Sat. Quad is also a favorite late night destination. Check the web site for upcoming events.

Best Comedy Club
Laughing Skull Lounge

878 Peachtree St.

Located in the back of the Vortex in Midtown, this intimate comedy club has made a big imprint on Atlanta’s comedy scene. Check out Joe Matarese, Vic Henley , Adam Newman and Trevor Williams this month.

Best Happy Hour
Tavern at Phipps

3500 Peachtree Rd.
The Tavern’s Friday Happy Hour is legendary. Inside the restaurant, tables are full and bar area is packed wall to wall while the heated patio outside is great for people watching. They offer live musical entertainment to keep the party going.

Best Improv
Whole World Theatre

1216 Spring St.
Now in their 20th year, Whole World Theatre remains among the top improv theatres in town with laugh out loud comedy sketches nightly

Best Latin Music
Loca Luna

550 Amsterdam Ave. 404.875.4494
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.
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 Music Venue - Indoor
The Tabernacle

152 Luckie Street
This turn of the century church turned concert venue attracts some of the biggest national acts to Atlanta. Check out Social Distortion (Nov. 11); Cypress Hill (Nov. 17); Megadeth (Nov. 26) and 2 Chainz (Nov. 28).

Best Music Venue - Outdoor
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

2200 Encore Pkwy.
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 Patio Scene
Park Tavern

500 10th Street NE
The Park Tavern has arguably the best backyard in the city in overlooking Piedmont Park. This provides for great atmosphere. They have a large patio area dotted with table seating and even private cabanas. The patio can be transformed for Weddings and in winter becomes an Ice Rink. They offer half-off Sushi nightly from 10pm - Midnight. Wine Wednesdays are half-off priced bottles of wine and whenever it is raining they pour $1 drafts.

Best Rock Club

529 Flat Shoals Ave
This popular East Atlanta venue has been building a large following. Upcoming acts include: Cult of Youth (Nov. 9); King Kill 33 (Nov. 10);The Left Field Experiment (Nov 16).

Best Boot Camp
Higher Purpose Fitness

3130 Mathis Airport Pkwy
All Boot Camps are not alike. This one located in Swanee / 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
Winner of multiple awards in Atlanta, their Ponce location was recently rated as best nationally. See their Best Of Atlanta coupons for $3.00 Off and Free Exterior Wash with Emission Test (Ponce location).

Best Fitness Center
Urban Body Fitness

730 Ponce De Leon Place
Voted Best in Atlanta by INsite readers two years running, Urban Body is a favorite destination for those looking to get fit intown.

Best Hair Salon
Van Michael

Five Area Locations
Voted one of Atlanta’s best and most affordable salons by numerous publications over the years. They now have five salons including the newest East Cobb location.

Best Martial Arts
Unit 2 Fitness

240 Ponce De Leon Ave.
The guys and gals who work out at Unit 2 take it seriously. Whether it be Brazilian Jiujitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts you know you are in for a fight in one of their sparring sessions. The staff is comprised of World Champion martial artists who have competed at the highest levels. They have a full gym with free weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment.

Best Spa
LaVida Massage

5944 Roswell Rd.
LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs is a unique concept in health and wellness that provides affordable therapeutic massage and esthetic services. Their products and services are specifically designed to meet the needs of both men and women in the area, such as: relaxation, deep tissue, couples massage, hot stone, Swedish, and pre-natal care.

Best Tanning Salon
& Spray Tanning

Multiple Area Locations
(STAND) UV & Spray Tanning salons are unlike any other tanning salon you'll find. (STAND) features UV-Free spray tan options such as the automated Mystic Tan as well as customized airbrush spray tan by Norvell. (STAND) also features 4 levels of vertical UV tanning options, including high pressure tanning which produces some of the fastest most beautiful results in UV tanning.

Best Adult Store
Best Adult Toys

Multiple Locations
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 one stop shop.

Best Adult Video Selection
Southern Nights

2205 Cheshire Bridge Rd.

Atlanta’s widest selection of adult videos and DVD’s at great prices. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Their DVD’s start at just $9.99 with over 10,000 for sale or rent.

Best Art Supply

3330 Piedmont Rd.
The place to go for all your art supply needs. Their staff are accomplished artists themselves that can offer knowledgeable and caring customer service.

Best CD Store
CD Warehouse

4 Metro Stores
They have 10,000 used CD’S for $7.99 or less plus all the new releases. They pay cash for used Blue-ray, cd’s, dvd’s and games. If you can’t find it they will special order it for you.

Best Consignment
Psycho Sisters

Little 5 Points 404.523.0100
Sandy Springs 404.255.5578

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 Hip Clothing
Best Vintage

1111 Euclid Ave 404.658.1988
6500 Roswell Rd. 404.497.0701
Both Rag-O-Rama stores are filled with spectacular men’s and women’s fashions and accessories. They carry an ever changing inventory that includes brand names, designer labels and vintage styles. Find the best prices in town with tons of outfits arriving daily.

Best Jewelry Store
Worthmore Jewelers

500 Amsterdam 404.892.8294
117 E. Court Square 404.370.3979
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 Music Store
Guitar Center

Atlanta 404.320.7253
Marietta 770.980.9222
Gwinnett 678.380.6730
Fayetteville 770.719.2531

You’re one stop shop for guitars, amps, keyboards, drums, basses, recording equipment, mics, accessories and more! Guitar Center always has plenty of knowledgeable staff on hand.

Best Smoke Shop
Smoke 911

710 Holcomb Br. 770.992.4485
6125 Roswell Rd. 404.256.1116
3466 Cobb Pkwy. 770.974.5585
8265 Hwy. 92 678.445.5550

This is the place to go from everything for your smoking needs. You will also find adult novelties, incense, posters, vaporizers, aromatherapy and more.


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