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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Ethiopian Restaurant
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“In operation for a decade in North Druid Hills, Desta is Atlanta's best bet for Ethiopian fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The expansive menu allows diners to build their own meals, like the tib platters with a choice of meat, flatbread such as injera, and sides that include tomato fitfit. Desta now has a second location nearby at Emory Point on Clifton Road, across from the CDC.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
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“Upscale cinema chain serving bistro food, popcorn & cocktails during film screenings.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local farm fool, classic American cuisine, great drinks (Gary the bartender is the greatest) and on Thursday nights in the summer enjoy the Tom Grose Band playing the best classic rock covers.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“ Verde Taqueria is an Americanized Mexican food place & bar. I order the grilled chicken taco & the pork taco, both were surprisingly good. They had way more filling than I expected & they also used un-grilled flour tortillas which I was scared of at first, but ended up tasting fine.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Kaleidoscope - Burgers, pizza, fried calamari, salads and sandwiches Upscale pub/bar and large dog friendly patio with best plain burger and fries around. Food served from noon until 10pm and bar open until the last person leaves, typically 3am on weekends with brunch and bottomless mimosas at noon Saturdays and Sundays. Mondays is half price burgers, Tuesday is half price wine. Every night is a featured soup and special. Note: We like the K-pub burger with no bun, pimento and add extra slaw. Patties are small so we typically order the double. Order fries burnt with a side of duck fat mayo and ketchup. Their personal pizza is amazing from the Italian oven. If you like meat order 'The Lan”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Favorite neighborhood restaurant. Excellent Special of the Day Menu. Generous drink selection. Lots of tvs and great for game days.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great ambiance (ask to sit on the bistro patio) and delicious food if you want a 'nicer' dinner. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best local bar in the area, with live music, outdoor games, pool, darts and a friendly crew of locals. Not quite a dive bar, and not quite upscale, this place has good food, decent prices and is generally relaxed and entertaining.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Gourmet burger bar, with an actual bar in the center. Located in the plaza at Briarcliff and North Druid, this is a great place to go for dinner solo or with friends. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Love a perfectly prepared Italian Dish? Valenza is my all time favorite Italian restaurant in Buckhead. I've personally been to this restaurant countless of times. They make a to die for Squid Ink Infused Linguini. Dare to try? ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you're a fan of bahn mi sandwiches like we are, head here. They are so good.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Margaritas are delicious, the tacos are great, and on Sundays they serve great tamales! Skip over to the beltline just behind the restaurant to walk off that great food!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is one of the most notable clubs in ATL and its only 10 minutes away. Most celebrities go here on weekends. This is a classy location that gets packed with people. There are sections available to purchase if you would like to sit. I recommend pre-gaming before entry!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“My favorite pizza spot in town! I loooooove their pizza and the crust is hard not to eat!lol Oh, and they sell by the slice too!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Irish pub with some great food. Excellent design/ decor with hundred year old pieces.. also a life-size Braveheart...”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This cozy wine bar is in the heart of Brookhaven. Each menu item comes with a recommended wine pairing. Specials like half-price wine on Thursdays make this an affordable date night or relaxing end to a long day.”
  • 6 locals recommend