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Thinking Man Tavern

537 W. Howard Ave. (Atlanta Ave.) Send to Phone
404-370-1717 | Menu
This classic neighborhood pub features good food and relies more on conversation and conviviality than TVs.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Open late

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Thinking Man Tavern Restaurant Review

: A genuine neighborhood pub, Thinking Man has a TV, but patrons tend to prefer to grab a game and play a round of Scrabble, or even knit or crochet. The ceiling is festooned with flags of various countries, while some of the decorative elements --- including the taxidermied panther and bobcat --- come from the science departments at nearby Agnes Scott College. The menu is approximately half vegetarian, with a house-made veggie burger. Good fried green tomatoes may come as an appetizer or as a sandwich. Check out the soup of the day, too, such as cream of spinach. We like the gumbo, although its seasoning may strike some as too tame. Deviled organic eggs make another good starter. The burger is the kingpin offering, best savored rare and topped with blue cheeses. Chicken, half roast, is from Springer Mountain in north Georgia. Most desserts are cakes from Southern Sweets nearby. Brews focus on craft suds, on draught and by the bottle and from sources near and far. The wine list, although short, is decent and barely marked up over retail, although it lacks a still rosé. Spirits include top-drawer gins, vodkas, bourbons, and Scotch and Irish whiskeys.


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