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Kimball House.
Kimball House.
Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee

Another day, another publication throwing praise at Atlanta's dining scene. Southern Living's Jennifer V. Cole hit the road to determine the 10 best new restaurants in the South, and Kimball House tops the list. But the Decatur favorite isn't the only local restaurant honored. Athens's Cinco y Diez comes in at No. 9, and among Cole's overall list of favorites are Bacchanalia, Empire State South, The General Muir, Gunshow, Miller Union, One Flew South, The Optimist, Restaurant Eugene, Cakes & Ale, and another Athens eatery, Five & Ten.

Over at Bon Appetit, they've nominated 50 places for their list of America's 10 best new restaurants. Three local representatives — Gunshow; Lusca, from Angus Brown and Nhan Le; and Sobban, from Heirloom Market BBQ's Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor — are in the running for the ultimate prize.

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Cinco y Diez

1653 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30606 (706) 850-2020 Visit Website


924 Garrett Street, , GA 30316 (404) 380-1886 Visit Website

One Flew South

670 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307

The Optimist

1400 Adams Street, , TN 37208 (615) 709-3156 Visit Website

Restaurant Eugene

2277 Peachtree Road Northwest, , GA 30309 (404) 355-0321 Visit Website

Miller Union

999 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (678) 733-8550 Visit Website


1829 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 678-705-1486

The General Muir

1540 Avenue Place, , GA 30329 (678) 927-9131 Visit Website

Kimball House

303 East Howard Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 378-3502 Visit Website


1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 365-0410 Visit Website

Empire State South

999 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 541-1105 Visit Website