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Diners' Choice: Southern restaurants in Atlanta Metro

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Southern cuisine in Atlanta Metro? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (491)
$30 and under
Southern
Canton
About the restaurant
Seasonal Chef driven meat and two restaurant featuring upscale southern favorites.
Top review
MarieW
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Delicious food and wonderful service. Brisket fritters were amazing.
A photo of South City Kitchen Midtown restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6828)
$31 to $50
Southern
Midtown
About the restaurant
South City Kitchen Midtown serves Southern classics with a sophisticated spin from an iconic bungalow in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Since opening more than two decades ago and changing the landscape of Southern cuisine and the Atlanta restaurant scene, we’ve been serving signature dishes like fried chicken and shrimp & grits alongside innovative, inspired regional cuisine.

Our nationally-recognized food and wine list and service come together seamlessly for weekday lunch, weekend brunch, nightly dinner and group dining events.

Whether you’re in Atlanta on business, enjoying a romantic night out on the town or meeting up with friends before a show, dine with us and enjoy the best contemporary southern food in Atlanta.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent all the way around. Food was delicious
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4.7
4.7 (1104)
$30 and under
Southern
Sandy Springs
About the restaurant
Southern Bistro is Chastain Park’s friendly neighborhood spot featuring approachable American cooking with classic Southern signatures including buttermilk fried chicken, North Georgia rainbow trout and gulf shrimp & grits. Open lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends, Southern Bistro is perfect to enjoy for every occasion, including hosting private parties in the sunroom. Visit our website for more information!
Top review
Kakivip
Dined 5 days ago
Southern Bistro continues its tradition of excellent service, warmth and friendliness of the servers, and overall ambiance. Great value and always excellent food.
A photo of South City Kitchen Buckhead restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3149)
$31 to $50
Southern
Buckhead
About the restaurant
South City Kitchen Buckhead opened its doors in 2016 and serves sophisticated Southern cuisine that’s constantly evolving and always satisfying. Nestled on Peachtree Street among the uptown high-rises of Buckhead, the restaurant offers an array of seasonal, regionally-inspired dishes for weekday lunch, weekend brunch, nightly dinner and group dining events.

From our signature fried green tomatoes to a dynamic dessert menu offered exclusively at our Buckhead location, we can’t wait to serve you a slice of our Southern story.
Top review
steveu
Dined 5 days ago
Food was great, and service was outstanding! Definitely going back as soon as I can.
A photo of South City Kitchen Vinings restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4271)
$30 and under
Southern
Vinings
About the restaurant
South City Kitchen Vinings gives Southern food a modern, upscale spin in a warm setting perfect for gathering with friends and family.

South City signatures like buttermilk fried chicken and creamy banana pudding share the spotlight with seasonal dishes served exclusively in Vinings, an extensive beer selection, and adventurous wine and cocktail lists. Savor these flavors during dinner, Sunday brunch or your next private dining event.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great brunch options, attentive service, overall good experience.
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4.7
4.7 (2756)
$31 to $50
Southern
Vinings
About the restaurant
In the quaint & historic town of Vinings, Old Vinings Inn is steeped in fond memories and heritage. Our house has served many functions in its past - a post office, a general store, a filling station - and for the last 25 years we welcome you into our home celebrating life& milestones or just simply an elegant, gracious, and tasteful Southern dining experience!

We serve classic Southern fare like our famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Shrimp & Grits plus amazing modern Southern cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients by our Executive Chef. Visit our Attic Bar for live music Thursday through Saturday nights!

Join us today and be a part of history in the making!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Great early Dads day celebration. They were very busy with a wedding reception and didn’t miss a beat. Great experience all the way around.
A photo of The Mill Kitchen and Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2895)
$30 and under
Southern
Roswell
About the restaurant
Modernized, Southern Comfort Food in Roswell, GA. The Mill Kitchen and Bar, the The quintessential Southern neighborhood restaurant, is a down-to-earth spot, where the casual vibe is heightened by the mouth-watering cuisine, the culinary-inspired cocktails, the large selection of craft beers and the thoughtfully selected wine list. Whether a guest prefers the well-appointed dining room, the comfortable bar or the sizeable patio complete with a fireplace, it is a gathering spot for those who want to conjure up their favorite memories or create new ones. We invite you to visit our popular Roswell Restaurant!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We have been coming here for years. I personally had the 3 pigs, which is bacon wrapped pork loins . My wife had a shrimp pasta. Mine was awesome while my wife’s was a little off to her . The pimento cheese fritters are insanely delicious with bacon jam served on top.
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4.4
4.4 (1671)
$30 and under
Southern
Castleberry Hill
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of the historic Castleberry Hill Neighborhood you will find Paschal’s Atlanta Restaurant; an icon completes with a rich history from six decades.

Paschal’s is known for its exceptional Southern Cuisine, upscale atmosphere, and a retro style that gives customers the perfect southern hospitality experience.

Paschal's enhances its dining experience with warm and inviting private and semi -private dining areas. Whatever the occasion; weddings, family reunions, business meetings, or special celebrations, Paschal’s is the perfect choice, and we look forward to serving you.

Please Note: Maximum Capacity for open Table reservations, will be 8 guests maximum for each table. Paschal's Restaurant only accept large parties in the open table system 8 guests at a time, at each table. You will be charged 10$ per person for cancelations of parties that are 8 or more. We do not accept Cash payments at Paschal's Restaurant.
Top review
MrsPJ
Dined 1 day ago
The service and the food were excellent ....As usual
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4.5
4.5 (597)
$30 and under
Southern
Woodstock
About the restaurant
Let’s make it Short & Sweet!

7 Things we love about MadLife Grill:

Scratch Kitchen: meats smoked in-house, breads and desserts made in-house.
Our menu is rooted in southern tradition with modern twists and shouts
Our menu changes with the seasons and sometimes without the seasons
Delicious selection of small plates, salads, sandwiches, steaks, and seafood
Nightly specials to compliment the vibe of the musicians in our venue – MadLife Stage
Immensely satisfying and honestly prepared.
Open and serving 5 days a week!
Top review
GreatStuffvip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Great food and excellent service by Chris!!! Great work of keeping drinks filled and checking up on us. Good suggestions for dinner and everything was perfect! Thank you!!!
A photo of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1635)
$31 to $50
Southern
Downtown
About the restaurant
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails features chef-inspired cuisine using ingredients fresh from the Southern region. The hospitality and ambiance are locally inspired and crafted, and the cocktails and wines are classic yet fresh. Let our hospitality lift you up!
Top review
JurgenBvip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Excellent food, the tuna crudo and the pork belly were fantastic. The flavors were excellently paired. The duck was good, a bit overdone by my taste (Europeans like it medium rare) and the Halibut was fantastic so were our servers Brigid and Andrew. The flight of local bourbons was very good and the non alcoholic lavender ginger drink was so refreshing. Highly recommend this place.
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