South - Where to eat in ATL?
Sep 24, 11, 9:57 pm
I have a seminar to attend to Oct12-14, staying at the Holiday INN ATL Airport South. Seminar is from 8am-5pm. Any suggestion on where to eat near the hotel? Unfortunately I do not have a local transport allowance. :td: I do not mind paying for bus/train if it is reasonable, as I have 3 nights to stay. Thanks for your suggestions.
Sep 24, 11, 10:04 pm
MARTA. Train system from airport to Downtown or Buckhead would give you a plethora of choices
Sep 25, 11, 12:40 pm
Agreed. You are not going to want to walk to anything near the airport. Not a good area by any means. I'm not exactly sure where the HI is, there are a few decent things scattered here and there but it's best to be safe and don't go there unless you know for sure that the place is decent.
Get a MARTA card for the few days you are here and take the train from the airport. The stops in midtown, Lenox or Buckhead, Decatur downtown and even Lindbergh will give you a good number of things to choose from. If you have a specific type of food you are looking for, that could help with specific suggestions.
Sep 25, 11, 9:19 pm
Thanks. Hotel address is 4669 Airport Blvd., College Park, GA.
I wasnt aware that the area around the airport was not the best. Guess I'll be taking the hotel shuttle to the airport, and then train.
As for food preference, I like it all.
Sep 26, 11, 12:45 pm
This link is a little outdated, but it gives you an idea of what's at different stations on MARTA.
Some of those are definitely out of date. If any catch your eye that I don't mention, let me know and I'll tell you if the info is still correct.
My top recommendations for things near stations would be:
Decatur - Brick Store - it's probably my favorite place to eat in Atlanta, but I'm a big beer fan as well so it's perfect. Decatur actually has a ton of restaurants around the square. Including my favorite local chain, Taco Mac, which is a sports bar type place with 100's of beers. Taco Mac can be found near a lot of stations though. I'd avoid the one at Lindbergh on weekends but it's fine during the week.
Brookhaven - this is where I live so I know it well and I live here for a reason. The info on that link is wrong but there definitely are places to eat right across from the station. There is a shopping center called Brookhaven Station that has a Mellow Mushroom Pizza, Pub 71 and Hudson Grill. All of the restaurants have outside patios so it's a nice place to sit on a pleasant night.
Midtown - on Peachtree you will find another Taco Mac and another Atlanta favorite, Vortex (there is one in Little 5 Points as well, be aware, 5 Points and Little 5 Points are NOT the same at all). Vortex is famous for their very large burgers and cool atmosphere.
Things I'm not personally fond of or are the sort of "not that great" picks... Varsity. It's the world largest drive-in, I think, but I personally hate the food. Some people love it, it does not make my tummy happy and a lot of others tell me the same. Greasy and cheap. Five Points, this area isn't always the safest place to be after dark. Dome area, not much to do after dark unless there is a game. CNN does tours and the park is nice during the day. The aquarium is fabulous but it's only open until 5 or so on most days.
Let me know if you need anything else.