MostBest Atlanta | Southern

There are 78 Southern restaurants in Atlanta. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

While Southern fare abounds in Atlanta and the surrounding area, don’t settle for anything less than the best when you want exceptional homestyle dishes and welcoming atmospheres.


via Flickr user emilee rader

via Flickr user emilee rader

Serving made-from-scratch Southern fare with a side of genuine hospitality, Mary Mac’s Tea Room has prevailed as the lone remaining original tearoom in Atlanta. Use pencils and slips to write your order at the table, adding a touch of old-style charm. A friend to soul food, Mary Mac’s will make anything crunchy and crispy, from fried chicken to collard greens. As for drinks, while the Sweet Tea is the local favorite, the Mint Julep Martini always hits the spot.

We Love The: Pork Barbecue with Brunswick Stew, Sweet Tea, Mint Julep Martini, Peach Martini

224 Ponce de Leon Ave
(404) 876-1800


via Julie, Dave & Family

via Flickr user Julie, Dave & Family

A trendy twist on tradition, JTC Kitchen & Bar offers an upscale, modern take on southern food. The letters JTC are a nod to a railway junction, which is appropriate, as this hopping venue has become a hub for Southern-food lovers. JTC creates a cool industrial atmosphere, featuring a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a stunning skyline view and live music on the weekends.

We Love The: Parmesan Truffle Fries, Angry Mussels, Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken and Dumplings

1198 Howell Mill Rd
(404) 355-2252


via Flickr user T.Tseng

via Flickr user T.Tseng

Empire State South provides an upscale dining experience in a casual environment, with bright lighting during the day and mood lighting in the evening. The contemporary take on authentic Southern-style dishes offers a pleasant variety of brunch, lunch, and dinner fare, all made with ingredients from the area. The award-winning wine menu showcases a selection from around the world, with a variety of craft brews and signature cocktails.

We Love The: Pimento Cheese, Farm Egg, Octopus, Prime GA Ribeye  

999 Peachtree St
(404) 541-1105