If your tired of having frozen seafood that lacks freshness, then venture to Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. The popular restaurant serves some of the best seafood in Atlanta. The seafood kitchen is part of a family owned company called Pappas Resturants. Their mission is to provide superior dining with the freshest seafood and produce. Every customer is rewarded with quality and a memorable dining experience. Appetizer Trio Appetizers are the first thing the customers finds on the menu. Pappad... More >>
If you find yourself off of Roswell Road in Marietta you can't help but notice the cabin like building a few blocks behind the big chicken. While it may look like it belongs in the North Georgia Mountains more than the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, Williamson brothers BBQ has truly established itself as a Marietta favorite.
The story goes that the Williamson Broth... More >>
If you are in the mood for something exotic but quaint in Marietta, you won’t find a better spot than Falafel Café in Marietta. Tucked away in a shopping center off Cobb Parkway, you may have to undertake a Marco Polo style expedition to find it, but Falafel Café is definitely worth the energy. Falafel Café is difficult to find. You may find yourself searching around 950 Cobb Parkway for a while. You are in the right vicinity when you see a FedEx sign and a Waffle House. Falafel Café ... More >>
My Friday evening routine is pretty much the same. Clock out, head home, stop by the Bev Max on the way and grab some Chinese food from the Hong Kong Buffet next door. On South Marietta Parkway, I can even keep up this routine without encountering too much traffic. Hong Kong Buffet is reopening its doors after being closed for about a four month renovation. While I’m not sure that I would ever suggest taking a first date to a Chinese food buffet, if you did dare to, this might be the spot... More >>
One of the most delectable types of sandwiches I have tasted in my travels around the world is the gyro. I believe that there is not a right or wrong way to prepare a gyro, as it comes in many different variations depending on where you go. However, I do believe that there are some which are better than others based not on the combination of ingredients that go into the gyro itself, but more on how the ingredients themselves are prepared. On that note, me and my Egyptian friend was on a mission ... More >>
Nothing says come out and enjoy the world better than authentic Latin food right at your back door. Presto is a combination of different Latin American cultures, from the dishes all the way to the drinks. The inside of the restaurant is lively decorated with different festive artifacts displayed all over the walls and decorations hanging from pretty much everywhere. The hostess was quite friendly and welcoming when we entered and showed us to our table with such a huge smile on her face tha... More >>
Walk by the window of Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes and Such just off the Marietta Square and you are sure to be lured in by the sight of sweet confectionary delight, but unfortunately looks can be deceiving. I had such high hopes for Miss Mamie’s cupcakes. Six of their cupcakes were sitting at home in my freezer. I had received them as a birthday gift from a coworker and now that I know that they ran him about $30 I feel bad for sticking them in the freezer to begin with! (My plan was to save th... More >>
Let’s face it, every now and then we all have that one day. That one unbelievably long day! And when you come home from it the last thing you want to do is cook on top of it. Well when that one day comes we all know what to do…ORDER OUT! If you are looking for an affordable Chinese Food Restaurant check out China Kitchen. The sesame chicken combo from China Kitchen. It is very obvious that China Kitchen operates primarily from their delivery service. There dining facility is e... More >>
A buffet is a type of restaurant which many of us know that is usually based around one concept: eat as much as you can for one standard price. Most people are unfortunate enough to live their entire lives knowing only two or three types of buffets without knowing that there are many variations of buffet right smack dab in Atlanta! We have Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian, Mexican, Middle Eastern... More >>
Ole! I have to admit that Mexican food is one of my many passions in life that I prefer to keep secret! The combination of cheese and meat is simply amazing, and the different types of beans and burritos only keep me coming back for more!
I decided to try my Egyptian friend to some Mexican Cuisine one night for dinner and we found ourselves outside of Las Agaves. From outside, the restaur... More >>
Just off the side of the Marietta Square in a small yellow building is a restaurant sure to delight your tastebuds. Thai coon brings big flavor to the small square.
Thaicoon found it’s home on the Marietta Square in 2002. They pride themselves on offering fresh Thai and Japanese food at an a... More >>
Who does not like Sushi?! Well, a nice amount of people actually, but that in itself should be considered a crime. Traveling around the world is bound to make you more acceptable to foreign food, and I have grown to love sushi. My time spent in Asia has been filled with many foreign tasty dishes and I have spent a nice portion of my time in the US trying to find restaurants that are able to duplicate these foreign dishes. My search has led me to many different restaurants, one of which is <... More >>
Just off of the Marietta Square is the gem of a restaurant known as the Starlight Café. This Frank Sinatra/50s themed Restaurant will make you long for the days of yesteryear and steal your heart away.
So what exactly is a Frank Sinatra/50s themed restaurant? Will this isn’t the dinner you’ve seen time and time again in Happy Days. The space is quite up to date. No jukeboxes or poodle skirts, here. The walls are however lined with the l... More >>
Chicago's is an independently-owned restaurant at the corner of Johnson Ferry Rd. and Shallowford Rd. in Marietta that has cooked for East Cobb since 1991. It’s been remodeled in the past few years and is, of course, even nicer than it used to be, which was more like a Houlihan’s. Now it’s certainly one of the most sophisticated and elegant restaurants... More >>
Noah’s Ark is an animal rehabilitation center and wildlife refuge south of Atlanta (down I-75) near the Tanger Outlet Mall. It’s about an hour and fifteen minutes from Atlanta’s north suburbs. I love this place so much more than Zoo Atlanta. It’s open and shady, and you can get right up close to the cages to see the animals. It’s not often crowded, and the kids can run and run and not get lost or run over. Compared to Noah’s Ark, Zoo Atlanta is too big, too... More >>
Since suburbs are filled with way more than their share of average chain restaurants, it’s so nice to see Seed open in the newly remodeled Merchant’s Walk commercial area. I was disappointed when they tore down the library here, but have been pleasantly surprised with the replacements: Whole Foods, Seed, Marlow’s, Fab’rik Boutique, Savvy Snoot Furniture Consignment, and more. Plus, the library was relocated not far away. Seed Kitchen and Bar Sandwich. ... More >>
Gigi's Cupcakes, where no one gets to be unhappy!Feel like you've just fallen down the rabbit hole in Gigi's cupcakes. It's a smaller shop with 2 petite tables and plenty of family. The rich colors and ever-changing daily menu are made fresh for you daily.Have specials daily. Call for it. Today's was 4 cakes for $10Like myself, you may be wondering, what's so different about Gigi's? Well, owner Judy Kenney has several answers for you. First, the bakery ONLY uses fresh ingredients SPECIFIC to each... More >>
Comprised of the area between East Park Street, West Park Street, Mill Street, and Roswell Street the Marietta Square is the life of the city. From the Saturday Farmers Market to the many shops and studios there’s plenty to keep you occupied in this area. If you happen to work up an appetite here are the top five places to pop in for a bite to eat. 5. Marietta Pizza CompanyWhat would any downtown area be without the classic pizza joint? In the case of the Marietta Pizza ... More >>
If you drive down South Marietta Parkway in the morning, you are bound to notice one thing…the enormous amount of traffic. However, another noteworthy and perhaps better way to start your day is by noticing Douceur de France French Bakery and Café located at the corner of South Marietta Parkway and Powder Springs Road.
I must say that on a rainy and dismal morning this place was a real pick me up. The quaint space is an ode to a true Parisian café. The interior decorator ... More >>
Driving around the outside of the Marietta Square and you are bound to stumble upon the Square Bagel. With a clever play on word’s that’s about all this little hole in the wall has to offer located off South Cobb Drive.
Their eclectic menu features typical diner foods. The menu natural focuses on breakfast foods, so there is plenty of omelet, hash, and bacon to be found here. It’s easy to spot their specials which are written out on a white board right by the door. The... More >>
One of the latest waves to hit the Marietta Square is the Latin-Asian Kitchen inspired Taqueria Tsunami. If you are looking for a unique dining experience, you won’t find a better place to test the waters.
Taqueria Tsunami’s atmosphere sets the stage for something tasty and trendy. Their unique dining floor features mostly hardwood spaces with splash of green and chrome which reflects the bright and flavorful cuisine. There’s just enough seating to avoid a wait, but t... More >>
Although in the eyes of the law Johnnie McCracken’s is a bar, they also offer quite a scrumptious selection of Irish food to accompany your beverage. For legal reasons, take your ID even if you don’t intend to drink because they aren’t letting you in without it. And before I forget to mention, the trip alone is worth it to see the beautiful Marietta Square. McCracken’s happens to be housed in one of the oldest building in Georgia.
McCracken’s owner who shall hencefor... More >>
Looks may be deceiving, but taste, taste never lies. Such is the case with La Suprema Bakery located on the corner of Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road in Marietta, GA. Although this area is perhaps best known for the legendary, Big Chicken, La Suprema Bakery could be the next rising star of the block.
The outside of the building does leave a bit to be desired, but prepare to be shocked once you enter the building. From the chandeliers, to the muted pinks, and of course all of the... More >>
If you are in a hurry for a quick but satisfying lunch, Taco Loco just might be the place for you. This isn’t the place that you would take a date to, but as lunch dives go the food’s not too bad. Taco Loco resides in a building that has obviously been recycled many times over. There appears at one time to have been a drive through, however, it is nonoperational at the moment. Parking is also an absolute nightmare because the lot is unleveled. However, the money saved from not having ... More >>
Famous for their fantastic dinner shows, Fuji Hana is a restaurant that offers both sushi and hibachi for lunch and dinner. There are several locations around the Atlanta area but the one this review is about is on the corner of Shallowford Road and Johnson Ferry in East Cobb. I have also visited the location on the other side of Johnson Ferry and had a great experience there.
• Great dinner show to bring the family to
• Inexpensive lunch specials
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Have you ever been to a restaurant where the smell of food walked around the corner and introduced itself to you before you even hit the door? If you haven’t head down to Kiosco’s off the square in Marietta. For those inside the perimeter, this place is definitely worth the drive. Kiosco’s offers traditional Colombian food. After a fire forced businesses on the block to close down, Kiosco’s has reemerged as the phoenix of the Marietta Square. As part of the initiative to welcome bac... More >>
Although many of you have probably heard of the people who have eaten here, Alton Brown and Guy Fieri just to name a few, you probably haven’t heard of The Marietta Diner. The central topic of one of Guy’s episodes of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, the Marietta Diner is a well-kept secret of the suburbs of Atlanta. If you’re ever looking for a great homestyle meal, or even just a good cup of coffee, the Marietta Diner is the place for you.
Found in Alton Brown’s hometown,... More >>
If you are intolerance to gluten, it’s an annoyance to go out to eat. Most menus consists no clear gluten-free options, so you find yourself choosing from something raw or just not anything at all which leaves only a few options to try. Actually there are many restaurants in Atlanta down town area which offers gluten free menu and if you live in Marietta and do not want to drive too far, after exploring the local restaurants, we have come out with the following restaurants which have responded ... More >>