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Farm egg in celery cream from Miller Union
The farm egg in celery cream at Miller Union.
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Atlanta's 24 Most Iconic Dishes

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The farm egg in celery cream at Miller Union.
| Matthew Wong/Eater Atlanta

Those looking for staples of Atlanta's culinary scene, take notice. We're rounding up the food that defines this city's cuisine. We searched high and wide for the must-try items for local residents and out-of-town guests alike, and with the help of hungry Atlantans and avid Eater readers, we've come up with a list. From frozen pops to double-decker burgers, relatively new to old standbys, these are the 24 most iconic dishes in the city.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Ammazza's Inferno

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Salty, cheesy, spicy, and meaty. This Edgewood Avenue pie has it all.

Ann's Snack Bar's Ghetto Burger

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Many higher-end Atlanta restaurants have refined the hamburger in recent years, but if you want to get messy, go to Ann's. The Ghetto Burger, a double cheeseburger with bacon, grilled onions, ketchup, mustard, and chili, requires plenty of napkins.

Antico's Margherita D.O.P.

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If spicy pizza isn't your thing, keep it simple with mozzarella, tomato, and basil.

Bacchanalia's Gulf Crab Fritter

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With Thai pepper, avocado, grapefruit, and coconut, this little crispy ball of crab is one of Atlanta's best-executed dishes.

Bell Street Burritos's Pork and Green Chili Burrito

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Atlantans don't have to go to national chains like Chipotle and Moe's to get football-sized burritos. In addition to the original in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, there's a standalone in Buckhead at 1816 Peachtree Street.

BoccaLupo's 20-Yolk Tagliatelle

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BoccaLupo has quickly become one of this city's best restaurants, and the housemade tagliatelle may be the its star.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q's Beef Rib

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Fox Bros. has the market cornered for Texas-style barbecue, and the humongous beef rib is downright Flintstonian.

Heirloom Market BBQ's Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Heirloom Market takes traditional Southern barbecue and throws a changeup by adding Korean flavors.

Holeman & Finch's Burger

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It's the burger that made Atlanta double-stack crazy, and now it's available on the regular menu.

Home Grown's Comfy Chicken Biscuit

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A chicken biscuit covered in sausage-heavy gravy? Wake up, eat this for breakfast, and take a nap.

Kevin Rathbun Steak's Dry-Aged Porterhouse

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It's available for two or three, and it's bound to leave any hungry carnivore satisfied.

Kimball House's Oysters

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Whether you prefer East Coast or West Coast bivalves, you'll surely enjoy slurping them down with a few cocktails in Decatur.

King Of Pops's Chocolate-Sea Salt Pop

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Gourmet popsicles: quite possibly the best part of summertime.

Miller Union's Farm Egg in Celery Cream

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Simple, fantastic ingredients — a farm egg, celery-infused cream, crusty bread — make for a great dish.

Morelli's Salted Caramel Ice Cream

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King of Pops has you covered for frozen treats on a stick, but Morelli's is the choice for a traditional cone-based dessert.

Pho Dai Loi 2's Pho

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Whatever additions you like — beef, pork, tripe, to name a few — it's tough to beat a hot bowl of pho, especially in these chilly winter months.

So Kong Dong's Bulgolgi

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One can travel around the world by dining up and down Buford Highway. So Kong Dong is the stop for a taste of Korea.

Star Provisions's Pimento Cheese

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The Southern staple is dressed up a bit at Star Provisions with parmesan and gruyere, but not too much.

Taqueria El Rey Del Taco's Tacos

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What's better than tacos for lunch or dinner? Tacos in the wee hours. Good thing El Rey Del Taco stays open until 5 or 6 a.m.

The General Muir's Avenue D

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With salty lox, cream cheese, salmon roe, cucumber, and chives on the bagel of choice, it's hard to find a better example of this New York classic in the South.

The Varsity's Chili-Cheese Dog

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It may be a bit of a tourist trap — OK, a lot of a tourist trap — but The Varsity still serves the most famous hot dog in Atlanta.

The Vortex's Double Coronary Bypass Burger

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It's topped with two fried eggs, six slices of American cheese, and eight slices of bacon, served between two grilled cheese sandwiches instead of hamburger buns. Local cardiologists love The Vortex.

Watershed on Peachtree's Fried Chicken

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With a recipe created by chef Scott Peacock and Edna Lewis, the kitchen staff at Watershed may change, but the fried chicken remains the same.

Yakitori Jinbei's Tonkotsu Ramen

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Ramen is one of the "it" dishes these days, and Yakitori Jinebi's is some of the best around.

Ammazza's Inferno

Salty, cheesy, spicy, and meaty. This Edgewood Avenue pie has it all.

Ann's Snack Bar's Ghetto Burger

Many higher-end Atlanta restaurants have refined the hamburger in recent years, but if you want to get messy, go to Ann's. The Ghetto Burger, a double cheeseburger with bacon, grilled onions, ketchup, mustard, and chili, requires plenty of napkins.

Antico's Margherita D.O.P.

If spicy pizza isn't your thing, keep it simple with mozzarella, tomato, and basil.

Bacchanalia's Gulf Crab Fritter

With Thai pepper, avocado, grapefruit, and coconut, this little crispy ball of crab is one of Atlanta's best-executed dishes.

Bell Street Burritos's Pork and Green Chili Burrito

Atlantans don't have to go to national chains like Chipotle and Moe's to get football-sized burritos. In addition to the original in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, there's a standalone in Buckhead at 1816 Peachtree Street.

BoccaLupo's 20-Yolk Tagliatelle

BoccaLupo has quickly become one of this city's best restaurants, and the housemade tagliatelle may be the its star.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q's Beef Rib

Fox Bros. has the market cornered for Texas-style barbecue, and the humongous beef rib is downright Flintstonian.

Heirloom Market BBQ's Pulled Pork Sandwich

Heirloom Market takes traditional Southern barbecue and throws a changeup by adding Korean flavors.

Holeman & Finch's Burger

It's the burger that made Atlanta double-stack crazy, and now it's available on the regular menu.

Home Grown's Comfy Chicken Biscuit

A chicken biscuit covered in sausage-heavy gravy? Wake up, eat this for breakfast, and take a nap.

Kevin Rathbun Steak's Dry-Aged Porterhouse

It's available for two or three, and it's bound to leave any hungry carnivore satisfied.

Kimball House's Oysters

Whether you prefer East Coast or West Coast bivalves, you'll surely enjoy slurping them down with a few cocktails in Decatur.