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Ten of Atlanta's Most Iconic Meat Dishes

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With it being The Five Days of Meat, we wanted to know readers' answers to a simple question: What is the most iconic meat dish in Atlanta? Through Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, and comments on the website, we've come up with a list of 10 go-to meaty meals. Has one of your favorites been excluded? Let us know in the comments below.


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1. Bone's

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3130 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 237-2663
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Looking for meat? A steakhouse may be the best place to start. Bone's is one of Atlanta's most popular, and the filet doesn't disappoint.

2. Aria Restaurant

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490 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-7673
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The beef short rib is fine-dining decadence: Painted Hills Ranch natural beef, succotash, shiitakes, polenta, and cipollini onions.

3. The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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Any deli worth its salt must have a good Reuben, and The General Muir is definitely worth its salt.

4. Bocado

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887 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 815-1399
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Atlanta loves a double-stack, and the Bocado burger is one of the best in town. Bocado keeps it simple with American cheese and house-made pickles.

5. The Varsity

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61 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 881-1706
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At one of the most famous hot dog establishments in the country, the chili dog is tough to beat.

6. Mary Mac's Tea Room

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224 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-1800
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Mary Mac's has been serving up Southern cookin' for decades. The fried chicken represents our neck of the woods well.

7. Farm Burger

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410 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste B
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-5077
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With a few locations throughout Atlanta, it's a local favorite for a build-your-own burger. The Farm Burger, with aged Vermont cheddar, caramelized onions, is a fine option for anyone who doesn't want to come up with their own custom build.

8. Folk Art Restaurant

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465 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 537-4493
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How do you make meatloaf better? Make it a sandwich. The meatloaf sandwich at Folk Art, has carmelized onions, gruyére cheese, and smoked tomato ketchup.

9. Ria's Bluebird

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421 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 521-3737
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Ria's is one of the best morning spots in town, and the brisket breakfast is one of its highlights. With 14-hour slow-roasted Angus beef, spicy tomato broth, and two poached eggs, it's a good way to start the day.

10. Ann's Snack Bar

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1615 Memorial Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 687-9207

The Ghetto Burger: two patties with chili, cheese, bacon, onions, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard and mayo. Need we say more?

1. Bone's

3130 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Looking for meat? A steakhouse may be the best place to start. Bone's is one of Atlanta's most popular, and the filet doesn't disappoint.

3130 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

2. Aria Restaurant

490 E Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

The beef short rib is fine-dining decadence: Painted Hills Ranch natural beef, succotash, shiitakes, polenta, and cipollini onions.

490 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

3. The General Muir

1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329

Any deli worth its salt must have a good Reuben, and The General Muir is definitely worth its salt.

1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329

4. Bocado

887 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Atlanta loves a double-stack, and the Bocado burger is one of the best in town. Bocado keeps it simple with American cheese and house-made pickles.

887 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. The Varsity

61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

At one of the most famous hot dog establishments in the country, the chili dog is tough to beat.

61 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

6. Mary Mac's Tea Room

224 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Mary Mac's has been serving up Southern cookin' for decades. The fried chicken represents our neck of the woods well.

224 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

7. Farm Burger

410 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste B, Decatur, GA 30030

With a few locations throughout Atlanta, it's a local favorite for a build-your-own burger. The Farm Burger, with aged Vermont cheddar, caramelized onions, is a fine option for anyone who doesn't want to come up with their own custom build.

410 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Ste B
Decatur, GA 30030

8. Folk Art Restaurant

465 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

How do you make meatloaf better? Make it a sandwich. The meatloaf sandwich at Folk Art, has carmelized onions, gruyére cheese, and smoked tomato ketchup.

465 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

9. Ria's Bluebird

421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Ria's is one of the best morning spots in town, and the brisket breakfast is one of its highlights. With 14-hour slow-roasted Angus beef, spicy tomato broth, and two poached eggs, it's a good way to start the day.

421 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

10. Ann's Snack Bar

1615 Memorial Dr., Atlanta, GA 30317

The Ghetto Burger: two patties with chili, cheese, bacon, onions, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard and mayo. Need we say more?

1615 Memorial Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30317

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