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Here are Atlanta's top 4 Southern spots

Here are Atlanta's top 4 Southern spots
Photo: South City Kitchen/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 16, 2020.

Craving Southern food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Southern spots around Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

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1. Poor Calvin's

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First on the list is Poor Calvin's. Located at 510 Piedmont Ave. NE, the Asian fusion and Southern spot, which offers comfort food and more, is the most popular Southern restaurant in Atlanta, boasting 4.5 stars out of 3,060 reviews on Yelp.

2. South City Kitchen 

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Next up is South City Kitchen, situated at 1144 Crescent Ave. NE. With 4.5 stars out of 2,529 reviews on Yelp, the Southern and breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, located at 1238 Dekalb Ave. NE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and more, 4.5 stars out of 3,648 reviews.

4. Buttermilk Kitchen

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Check out Buttermilk Kitchen, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 1,550 reviews on Yelp. You can find the breakfast and brunch, Southern and New American spot at 4225 Roswell Road NE.

Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Atlanta area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of software and email marketing services for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants climbed to 70 per business on Saturdays, compared to 46 daily transactions on average on Mondays.


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