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Remembering Readers' Favorite Restaurants That Have Closed Over the Years

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Rest in peace, restaurants.

Many Atlantans miss Hector Santiago's Pura Vida.
Many Atlantans miss Hector Santiago's Pura Vida.
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Last week, we asked readers to mention a few long-gone Atlanta restaurants that they sorely missed. Plenty of folks responded in the comments and via social media, reminiscing for places such as Pura Vida, Seeger's, Dynamic Dish, Cardamom Hill and many more. To pay respect to these dearly departed restaurants, consider this space a sort of memory wall with the names of this city's most-missed eateries. And if you don't see your most painful closure mentioned, speak up in the comments.

Take a few moments to remember all the good times had at these places, celebrate the ones that have plans for revival  ... and then go take in a meal at one of Atlanta's many great restaurants that are still open.

Atlanta's Dearly Departed Restaurants

Pura Vida

Le Giverny Bistro


El Tesoro

Urban Pl8

Brasserie Le Coze

Kudzu Cafe


Fabiano's Italian Deli

Kool Korner Sandwiches

Tortillas on Ponce

MF Sushi

Super Pan

El Burro Pollo


Peter Chang's Tasty China II

Harold's Barbecue


Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Dynamic Dish

Oh ... Maria!

Aunt Fanny's

Ollie's Trolley

Cardamom Hill

Joel Brasserie


Big Tex

Les Fleur De Lis Cafe

Dante's Down The Hatch

Mexico City Gourmet

Tango Grill

Soto Japanese Restaurant


San Gennaro Italian


The Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton

Sundown Cafe


Rolling Bones



Country Place at Colony Square

Melear's Barbecue

Ben's Brown Bag

Terra Cotta

French Quarter Food Shop


Pano's and Paul's

Rio Bravo


Cafe Diem



Coach and Six


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