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Ritz Carlton Atlanta - Special EventsRitz Carlton Atlanta - Special Events
9 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

Worth every penny; great food, live band, and excellent service! More

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AgaveAgave
1448 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

One of my favorite restaurants! I love the food, love the staff and love the atmosphere. I recommend this spot to anyone that wants casual but awesome food! More

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Rosie's Coffee CafeRosie's Coffee Cafe
11 reviews
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Café | Downtown, Atlanta

Cousin day More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1395 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was great, server was very nice and attentive and very knowledgeable about our dishes. It was a very beautiful setting, I will definitely be back. More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1787 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and we loved the seasonal guacamole! Will definitely be back soon! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1496 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was excellent. We have the best server Darnell; he was very attentive to details. Everyone there was great! More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
899 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Cocktails were amazing! Such a great way to start a meal! Definitely try the shrimp beignet. Very unique!!! My scallops were cooked perfectly😄 More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
97 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

I love Ruscello, normally. It has been my go to lunch spot for years. Lately, they don’t seem to have it together. This is the second time in a row that something was not right with our experience. This time we each ordered a salad and 50 minutes later, we did not have our food. Our server, Kim, was absolutely fabulous. She checked on it and said they did not notice her ticket. That’s crazy! Kim took great care of us. My roasted vegetable salad was missing some of the ingredients but otherwise delicious.. More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
329 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

We were seated very quickly. Our server Arnoud was very nice, and attentive. He gave us complimentary soup & a dessert for my cousins birthday. It was our first time trying lamb we ordered the lamb special medium. My cousins was cooked closer to a medium rare and mine was a medium well, aside from the temperature differences the taste was still very good. I could not afford to come here regularly , but I will definitely consider it for my next special occasion. More

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PolarisPolaris
763 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Wonderful dining experience with great service! Enjoyed the view of the city with exquisite food! More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1187 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Friendly knowlegable staff, food was presented with quality with excelent tast. Overall great experience. More

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Public School - AtlantaPublic School - Atlanta
185 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

We loved the ambiance and decor of PS 404. The burgers were very good. We will go back. More

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Ray's in the CityRay's in the City
3431 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

We had a great meal. Thank you Phil for taking good care of us. More

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Truva - DowntownTruva - Downtown
456 reviews
$$$$
Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Service and ambiance were wonderful. The restaurant was fairly empty when my grandmother and I ate, which was perfect--we were able to talk and hear each other, which is not always possible at restaurants during dinner. The stuffed grape leaves were particularly delicious. The 4/5 for food (instead of 5/5) was more about portion sizes, which seemed quite small for the price. The stuffed grape leaves and cabbage were also inconsistent in size, with some much smaller than others. The bread, moussaka, stuffed cabbage, and stuffed grape leaves were very tasty, but grape leaves and bread stood out as gems. More

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The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree PlazaThe Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
6542 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

Ann was our server and I would specifically come back just to see her!! Amazing food and service More

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Pacific Rim BistroPacific Rim Bistro
382 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

We started with the Ceviche and an order of Spring Rolls, both of which were excellent. If I had to choose one, the Ceviche would win. We each ordered a roll and shared both, and they were both excellent. For dessert we shared the Cheesecake Spring Roll, which was outstanding. I'll definitely be back! More

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Suite Food LoungeSuite Food Lounge
320 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

The dinner was great more than enough food. Music was outstanding Lindsey Webster was featured. Got a signed autograph of her new CD. More

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Sweet Georgia's Juke JointSweet Georgia's Juke Joint
1268 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great live music. The food was incredible and our waitress was thr BEST! More

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the bqe restaurant & loungethe bqe restaurant & lounge
834 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great experience with friends. The rules and providing credit card and table hold for only 2 hrs is a lot of rules but we had a great time. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - AtlantaHard Rock Cafe - Atlanta
291 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great experience, a lot of memorabilia and the food was great. More

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & BreweryMax Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
1162 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Atlanta

Great place to take customers for a meal. We made a short notice reservation for 8 people on a busy night and the staff was able to accommodate our group. More

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Gyu-Kaku - AtlantaGyu-Kaku - Atlanta
64 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Atlanta

The atmosphere was great! Our server was Zach. He made my birthday an awesome experience at this restaurant. We will be back More

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Budi's SushiBudi's Sushi
22 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Atlanta

Logan our waiter was fantastic! But the bartender didn’t say a single word while we waited for our table for at least 10mins after a couple of attempts of us trying to get his attention. There was only 2 other ppl at the bar and he seemed only focus on making cocktails for ppl at their tables. Our food was great and the sushi roll Doc Ock was massive and delicious. More

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Trader Vic'sTrader Vic's
984 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Atlanta

We have not been to a Trader Vic's in decades. We had a nice meal in wonderful surroundings and the service was quite good. More

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Amalfi Pizza - AtlantaAmalfi Pizza - Atlanta
207 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Atlanta

The pizza was delicious. We had a good experience and the staff was attentive. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Centennial ParkRuth's Chris Steak House - Centennial Park
1665 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Excellent Food. Excellent Service More

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ThriveThrive
1144 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

California roll was very good. Pot stickers were good but we like them a little crispier than they were. Salmon was delicious. Our favorite was the fried green tomatoes! More

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Sweet Auburn SeafoodSweet Auburn Seafood
1148 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

Had the deep fried red snapper. It was AMAZING!!! The place was clean and the ambiance was magnificent. Looking forward to my next visit. More

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Paschal's RestaurantPaschal's Restaurant
997 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

It was a very trendy restaurant the hostess in the front Shamika or Chiquita she was very friendly and inviting and always dress she was awesome that Fried Chicken was on point yes I will definitely be back there I would definitely go back and take a lot of my friends because the food was good. More

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Prime MeridianPrime Meridian
398 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was great. The server was a little inattentive as glasses were frequently in need of filling. Overall, we still had a great time. More

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Molly B's at Mercedes-Benz StadiumMolly B's at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
49 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

If you want to see the beautiful Benz stadium this is the way to experience it. Food okay. More

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Restaurant 10Restaurant 10
21 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food for the price and only a 2 minute walk to the benz stadium. The only thing i would change would to have a better selection of beer on tap such as (local beer), but besides that it's a great place to watch the game and hang out. More

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Pittypat's Porch RestaurantPittypat's Porch Restaurant
1390 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

After conference team dinner. Was very good food and service staff was amazing. More

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Sway - Hyatt Regency AtlantaSway - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
278 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Fantastic service, really exceptional effort by Antoinette. Fried chicken lived up to the positive reviews. All you can eat pie bar was fun and good value. Be swayed to try this place! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
2979 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Atlanta

It’s all good every time I go there which is been about 15 times so far this year because I go to the hawks game and I always go there for dinner More

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Big KahunaBig Kahuna
43 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

We enjoyed our dinner at Big Kahuna. It's a great stop in after work place for a quick bite and beverages. More

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55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge
126 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was great and good customer service from the guy Dominic. But, I left a message for the manager Chris the day before taking in a group of 16 and he still hasn't called me back. Not, good for a manager More

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Escobar Restaurant and TapasEscobar Restaurant and Tapas
118 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

We had a wonderful time at Escobar. Our server was great, food was delicious, hookah was great!! There was a DJ and she was really good also. I highly recommend Escobar! More

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Old Lady GangOld Lady Gang
3113 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

My friend and I sat at the bar and had two great bartenders, even though we didn't order liquor. I ordered Aunt Bertha's fried chicken with mac and cheese and greens, she ordered the blackened salmon with the same sides. I was NOT expecting the food to be so amazing! My chicken was juicy, hot, seasoned inside and out (breading) and they gave me plenty- great sized breast and two large wings. The greens didn't even need hot sauce and the mac and cheese was yummy. I had a taste of my friend's salmon and it was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. The ambiance was so nice. They played good music that wasn't explicit, so its a place I wouldn't mind taking my aunts, mom, or kids. The next time I visit the A, I WILL make it my business to be back. More

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Southern ElementsSouthern Elements
22 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

I recommend Southern Elements to my associates. Was a good dining experience. More

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Atlanta Braves All-Star GrillAtlanta Braves All-Star Grill
151 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

We always count on the Atlanta Braves All Star for a decent meal when working the Atlanta Mart. Tonight was no exception. We arrived on time for the reservation and they seated us immediately with immediate service. All five of us had burgers and we all thought tonight, the burgers were the best ever. More

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Tin Lizzy's - DowntownTin Lizzy's - Downtown
35 reviews
$$$$
Tex-Mex | Downtown, Atlanta

Best Mexican food in Atlanta. More

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Dantanna's DowntownDantanna's Downtown
185 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was difficult understanding the waiter, but the food was tasty. More

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SEARSEAR
658 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

My husband, friend, and I had a lovely meal at Sear. We had an early dinner (so there was little noise) and the food was tasty and at our table promptly. I had a terrific Georgia mule - I would definitely return for that cocktail! More

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Terrace Bistro at The Ellis HotelTerrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
91 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Atlanta

It was amazing to be here and enjoy the food while celebrating our anniversary. More

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ROOM at TwelveROOM at Twelve
621 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Atlanta

We had a great experience at the Room at Twelve, Will our server did an Aweome job! He had some great recommendations for dinner and deserts and was very attentive and personable that made our dinner outstanding. We ordered some sushi for an appetizer and the filet and salmon and bread pudding for desert. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful! We will definitely be back the next time we are in Atlanta. More

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The Sleepy PotatoThe Sleepy Potato
2 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

The Sleepy Potato is a new restaurant in Vine City. Come visit us for brunch!More

Downtown Atlanta Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Atlanta's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AgaveAgave
1448 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Atlanta

One of my favorite restaurants! I love the food, love the staff and love the atmosphere. I recommend this spot to anyone that wants casual but awesome food! More

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Nikolai's RoofNikolai's Roof
1395 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Atlanta

Service was great, server was very nice and attentive and very knowledgeable about our dishes. It was a very beautiful setting, I will definitely be back. More

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Alma CocinaAlma Cocina
1787 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Downtown, Atlanta

Great food and we loved the seasonal guacamole! Will definitely be back soon! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - DowntownMorton's The Steakhouse - Atlanta - Downtown
1496 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

The food was excellent. We have the best server Darnell; he was very attentive to details. Everyone there was great! More

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White Oak Kitchen & CocktailsWhite Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
899 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Atlanta

Cocktails were amazing! Such a great way to start a meal! Definitely try the shrimp beignet. Very unique!!! My scallops were cooked perfectly😄 More

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Truva - DowntownTruva - Downtown
456 reviews
$$$$
Turkish | Downtown, Atlanta

Service and ambiance were wonderful. The restaurant was fairly empty when my grandmother and I ate, which was perfect--we were able to talk and hear each other, which is not always possible at restaurants during dinner. The stuffed grape leaves were particularly delicious. The 4/5 for food (instead of 5/5) was more about portion sizes, which seemed quite small for the price. The stuffed grape leaves and cabbage were also inconsistent in size, with some much smaller than others. The bread, moussaka, stuffed cabbage, and stuffed grape leaves were very tasty, but grape leaves and bread stood out as gems. More

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AG, Modern Bar and SteakhouseAG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
329 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

We were seated very quickly. Our server Arnoud was very nice, and attentive. He gave us complimentary soup & a dessert for my cousins birthday. It was our first time trying lamb we ordered the lamb special medium. My cousins was cooked closer to a medium rare and mine was a medium well, aside from the temperature differences the taste was still very good. I could not afford to come here regularly , but I will definitely consider it for my next special occasion. More

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Cuts SteakhouseCuts Steakhouse
1187 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Atlanta

Friendly knowlegable staff, food was presented with quality with excelent tast. Overall great experience. More

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Ruscello – Nordstrom Perimeter MallRuscello – Nordstrom Perimeter Mall
97 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Atlanta

I love Ruscello, normally. It has been my go to lunch spot for years. Lately, they don’t seem to have it together. This is the second time in a row that something was not right with our experience. This time we each ordered a salad and 50 minutes later, we did not have our food. Our server, Kim, was absolutely fabulous. She checked on it and said they did not notice her ticket. That’s crazy! Kim took great care of us. My roasted vegetable salad was missing some of the ingredients but otherwise delicious.. More

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Public School - AtlantaPublic School - Atlanta
185 reviews
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American | Downtown, Atlanta

We loved the ambiance and decor of PS 404. The burgers were very good. We will go back. More

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Discover Downtown

Atlanta natives are hiding some secrets. Their beloved pimiento cheese, the pâté of the South, was invented in New York.[1] Can anyone prove that the first batch of fried green tomatoes was whipped up in Atlanta?[2] There are far more peanuts grown in Georgia than peaches[3], and frying was a West African innovation rather than a Southern one.[2] Traditional favorites still satisfy, but the Atlanta dining scene is enjoying more global influence than ever before. Buford Highway, which runs through the center of town, boasts 20 separate international communities.[4] As a result, you’re just as likely to find snow crab chawanmushi or mughlai paratha on the menu as shrimp and grits or fatback-fried catfish. Whatever you sink your teeth into, it will be served up with homey Southern hospitality.

Discover Downtown

Atlanta natives are hiding some secrets. Their beloved pimiento cheese, the pâté of the South, was invented in New York.[1] Can anyone prove that the first batch of fried green tomatoes was whipped up in Atlanta?[2] There are far more peanuts grown in Georgia than peaches[3], and frying was a West African innovation rather than a Southern one.[2] Traditional favorites still satisfy, but the Atlanta dining scene is enjoying more global influence than ever before. Buford Highway, which runs through the center of town, boasts 20 separate international communities.[4] As a result, you’re just as likely to find snow crab chawanmushi or mughlai paratha on the menu as shrimp and grits or fatback-fried catfish. Whatever you sink your teeth into, it will be served up with homey Southern hospitality.