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Thinking Man Tavern

537 W. Howard Ave. (Atlanta Ave.) Send to Phone
404-370-1717 | Menu
This lively neighborhood pub features good food and relies more on conversation and conviviality than TVs.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Open late
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Thinking Man Tavern Restaurant Review

: Thinking Man is a genuine neighborhood pub, and while there is a TV, patrons tend to prefer to grab a game and play a round of Scrabble or even to knit or crochet. The menu includes lots of vegetarian specialties, such as a house-made sweet potato-based veggie burger. Check out the soup of the day, too, such as the cream of spinach. No longer on the printed menu but available on the "ghost" menu is the grilled cheese sandwich, which may be embellished with a strip of apple wood-smoked bacon. Fried green tomatoes make a good starter. The burger is the kingpin offering, best savored rare and topped with blue cheeses. Chicken dishes use Springer Mountain chicken from north Georgia; bangers are made by an Irishman in Tennessee and served with mashed sweet potatoes and plenty of gravy. Desserts are sourced from Southern Sweets nearby. One quibble: Scotch eggs are served hot with honey mustard. The brews list focuses on American craft suds, both on draught and by the bottle, and the wine list, although short, is decent, although it lacks a still rosé. Another strong suit is the quality of the spirits list with its gins, vodkas, bourbons and Scotch whiskeys.

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