I heard about the Olive Garden many times on TV, but I only went a couple of weeks ago and I was impressed so I went back again, not only for food, but for the price. The first time we went, I shared a giant plate with my son, called the tour of Italy. It had meat, pasta and lasagna, all of which were delicious. The second time, my son chose some noodles with prawns and I got the lasagna. Again, both were delicious. All meals are served with hot garlic bread and green salad. Soft drinks are refillable and credit cards are accepted. You can also takeaway, but the atmosphere is very nice and the room is comfortable and spacious.
What initially struck me about this place are all commercials denouncing the consumption of beef, and that it is better to eat chicken! They only serve chicken, nuguets, burgers, wings, breasts, chicken fingers and fries. The place, despite being a fast food, has atmosphere, and their tables are delicately decorated with small vases and their employees go through the tables to offer refills and make sure everything is to customer satisfaction. It is one of the few restaurants in the U.S. that isn't open to the public on Sunday, giving everyone the sacred holiday, which does not happen often in this country, and I speak from experience. The first restaurant in the chain opened in Georgia in 1946.
In general, the restaurants situated in this area are American style, or Mexican Fast Food joints. Armando's Caribe caught my attention, and after the gastronomic hotel prices online, we decided to give it a try. When we arrived they served us nachos to nibble at. We chose a paella to share and I must confess it was really good, the prawns and octopus added a special touch. The atmosphere, despite the murals, is not particularly dazzling, and although convenient, everything is without frills. Excellent service. Credit cards are accepted.
Every afternoon I walk up Buford Highway to pick up my son, and I was always curious to see the parking lot of this place buzzing every day. At the end I asked a Mexican coworker and he told me the place was really good, so I decided to try it. He was right, the food is authentic and the service too. The decor is simple, a cafe like any other, on the cheap American with panoramic TVs broadcasting channels and some photos from Mexico. The food is delicious. They sell soft tacos or combined for euro prices reaching seven or eight euros. Beverages include fruit juices and all dishes are accompanied detortillas handmade. A place to go but with a good appetite because you eat well!
An expert friend of restaurants, took us one day to have burgers in Atlanta, which sounds very common in the US, but in Atlanta, gourmet hamburger places are trendy and Yeah Burger is one of them. One of the successes of the place is that the hamburger meat is from organically fed cows, who only grass and are certified. Upon arrival, you choose the type of bread, how you want the meat cooked and then additional sauces. After a few minutes, the food comes to your table. Soft drinks, as most restaurants here offer refills and the environment in mid town Atlanta is contemporary in design with interesting spots. A place to visit, leaving aside the fast food.
Finding mexican restaurants worldwide is relatively easy, and the United States is no exception. In Atlanta area where there is a large population of Mexican immigrants, people are used to eating nachos, burritos, tacos and spicy jalepeños. Chipotle offers a more contemporary atmosphere and they all of their food right in front of you. You can choose from bowls, tacos, salads or burritos and then add any kind of meat, sauce, and vegetables. The service is super fast. It´s a no frills place to get great mexican food.
Sometimes when you're away from home, there are things you miss besides your family, and when you find delicious food, you feel a little bit more at home. Mr Valdez is a small corner of Colombia in Norcross, just north of Atlanta. The restaurant is located on Buford Highway and is open Monday to Sunday for lunch, dinner or snack. There is always Bin Huang, chicken rice, fried tilapia, fried plantain, maduro, Passion Fruit juices, Lulo and all those typical earthly things. Sometimes they also prepare Ajiaco with chicken and you can eat-in or take-out. They also cater. The atmosphere, though it does maintain some vestiges of a Colombian snack bar, it's not quite authentic, but who cares if you are Colombian. Sometimes they even play Colombian stations, which gives you a nostalgic feeling.
Very close to my work, I found this fast-food Mexican place that's very good. I went on the recommendation of a friend, took the risk, and it ended up being a very nice place, buzzing with people and with authentic Mexican dishes, uncomplicated and familiar. The place is very small, many people choose to take away. The service is fast and you can add many sauces to the delicious nachos. It specializes in nachos, burritos, tacos and quesadillas. It also offers desserts.
Despite being a restaurant that I always saw as a child, I went for the first time a couple of week ago because my boss was happy we won a case in court. The prices aren't unreasonable, as this place has lovely food and all the dishes, unless told otherwise, include lobster tails. I opted for a bowl of noodles which included shrimp, lobster and mussels. It was great and I even had to ask them for a box so I could enjoy it as dinner the next day. My son, ordered a mixed plate that included squid, lobster, shrimp, crab, octopus and rice. My boss's children ordered a plate that included meat. To share, we ordered some nachos with a crab dip, delicious! This is a nice place with a good atmosphere.
When one makes a stop in a city like Atlanta, especially if it is unexpected and only for a night, the body craves hamburger. Or, alternatively, American food. Come on, some fat. The Twin Peaks is just that, and a perfect environment: music, rock, big screens for watching sports and Hooters-style (but more of a cowboy style), pretty girls. If you're in Buckhead, it is an interesting option that you have.
The first Applebees I went to about 5 years ago was on a trip to Lexington, Kentucky, and since then, when I am in the US I know I will find American food at an excellent price, good service and a friendly environment. Usually I ask for the bbq pork ribs because it is my favorite dish, but now I go for the half portion because the dishes are huge and I could not manage to get to dessert. The place is decorated in wood, with a central bar, tables in Hard Rock Cafe style but not only music, but other topics like sports and events, red crystal chandeliers and manys TVs that show different programs. They show whether, news, documentary, a sporting event or drawings. It's a place to go with friends, there are people, ensuring that quality is there. Prices per dish are about 20 dollars, no tickets to shar giant tex-mex, salads and specialty meats. Credit cards are accepted.
My son is fond of oriental food and what he likes most are Chinese noodles, which he eats with chopsticks. Shun Hing was recommendation by my employer, who happens to be the owner. His wife is currently running the restaurant. The interior was nothing spectacular. As was obvious, we were spoiled. I must however confess that while we were there, all diners were served diligently. The success of this place is the familiarity of repeat customers judged by the quality of the service and of the product. It is a clean, without extravagance, open from Monday to Sunday and offering an excellent and delicious product of American style Chinese food.
The Johnny Rocket is one of those places that takes you back in time. Just inside, you place yourself in the America of the 50s: rock n roll, jukeboxes, burgers and shakes, all in a contemporary era. It is a place that opened its doors over 75 years ago and the waiters are wearing white uniforms. Each table has a mini jukebox and for a "nickel" you get to choose the next song. It is known for its Milk Shakes, all the traditional flavors for its burgers, fries, onion rings and hot dogs. The price is a bit high for what it is and what you usually find in these areas, but well worth it for the hamburgers. Per person, about $ 10 (8 euros).
One of the first restaurants I tried north of Atlanta was Kuroshio, which is located in the Kennesaw area. Although this restaurant is found in the typical American polygons, unlike many others it has its own atmosphere, a bar, a dining room and giant TVs in numerous places. The food comes in large quantities and it is typical to ask for rice or noodles which are meant for sharing. The typical dishes are tempura, sushi, sashimi; you can ask for them individually which gives the opportunity to try different types. Skewers are also included. In the end, don't be afraid to ask for a box to take the food home. The typical drinks are wine, Japanese spirits, beers and soft drinks. Credit cards accepted.
I had noticed the Krystal poster on my way to the office for awhile, and like the simplicity of its advertisement, it never invited me to enter. Then, over time, and bored with eating the same thing, we decided to try it and loved it. What it is has nothing to do with its looks, because the burgers are delicious! It's like any other fast food joint, spacious and with an area for sauces, napkins, cutlery and soda, with free refills. Although you order and pay in cash, the food is freshly prepared and the waiters will bring it to the table. The service was very good and the people were friendly. The restaurant has retro decor of white, red and black. The main menu has mini burgers. There are offers of 4 units or doubles, and they come in mini boxes, ideal for sharing and you can take home what you don't eat. I liked it and will keep going there. Don't be fooled by its simplicity.
In very American fashion, this show of knights, duels and battles is fun. It is very adapted for a large welcome, with souvenir shops, drinks in the bar, and a pre-show. When you arrive, you receive a crown, each one differentiated by color, so that the organizers can easily locate the guests based on the price that they paid for admission. A few minutes before entering, from a balcony, one of the men announced that the King and his court are ready to receive us. Once inside, the waiter shows up and begins to serve soda and soup. So then the show begins ... a drama in which they caught the prince and gentlemen of the court must fight for their liberation. Teams are generated and the show is about events and competitions, an exhibition of horses in the cutting plan Maria Theresa in Vienna and some Arab horses dancing is beautiful. The dinner continued with a main course, chicken and ribs, which are eaten by hand and an apple pie dessert. The food is fine, is plentiful, but the hook is the show. The kids enjoyed the most and my niece, a gentleman gave her a rose. Prices are around $ 40 per person, which equate to about 35 euros, but there are some options available as well as coupons on the internet that you can find if you look before buying your tickets.
This restaurant is a unique find in Atlanta as it is true Caribbean style. The first Bahama Breeze I went to was that of Miami, and was more like a happy hour with some tapas. In Duluth, near the axis of the avenue Pleasante, the Bahama Breeze Hill is in the area northeast of Atlanta. The Caribbean architecture, all wood, open, palm trees and the uniform of the waiters transported to another environment. The food with Caribbean flair is okay, some signature dishes and a wide selection of seafood, steaks and chicken. It is worth going to for the live music and friendly atmosphere.