2019 Best Classic Restaurants in Atlanta Area

Iconic Restaurants
in Atlanta

The dining scene is full of restaurants attempting to cash in on the latest culinary trends, and often closing just as quickly as they open. But many landmark restaurants are steeped in history and have served meals to our parents (or even grandparents). They might range from classic lunch counters to white-tablecloth establishments.

Enjoy a meal at GAYOT's Top Old-Timer Restaurants in Atlanta, some of which are still trendy and à la mode after all these years. These selections are presented in alphabetical order.
 
Canoe
15/20
Canoe occupies a location that, besides being beautiful, also is historic. See More
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The Colonnade
13/20
Classic Southern fare comes straight out of Grandma's kitchen. See More
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13/20
Owner Hal Nowak's Big Easy roots give this steakhouse a Creole flair. See More

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12/20
Founded in 1945, Mary Mac's Tea Room serves classic dishes made with a whole lot of lovin' care. See More
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Nikolai's Roof
15/20
Classic yet contemporary American cuisine supported by warm, professional service. See More

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Pittypat's Porch
11/20
Classic Southern dishes are presented in a somewhat kitschy setting. See More

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Polaris
13/20
The view and fine American fare reinvigorate a revived Polaris. See More

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Silver Skillet Restaurant
11/20
Classic Southern food --- from served-all-day breakfasts to chicken-fried steak --- in Midtown. See More
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Swan Coach House
12/20
Swan Coach House epitomizes the gracious lifestyle of early twentieth-century Atlanta. See More
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Hot Dogs, Burgers, Sandwiches
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Having passed its 75-year mark, Frank Gordy's historic establishment remains a family-owned-and-operated institution. See More
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