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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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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.

Aria Restaurant

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

The General Muir

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

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.

The Varsity

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

Mary Mac's Tea Room

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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.

Farm Burger

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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.

Folk Art Restaurant

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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.

Ria's Bluebird

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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.

Ann's Snack Bar

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

Bone's

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.

Aria Restaurant

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

The General Muir

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

Bocado

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.

The Varsity

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

Mary Mac's Tea Room

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

Farm Burger

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.

Folk Art Restaurant

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.

Ria's Bluebird

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.

Ann's Snack Bar

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

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