Blue Willow Inn Restaurant, Social Circle
The internationally acclaimed Blue Willow Inn Restaurant, located in the historic district of Social Circle, is housed in a turn-of-the-century Greek Revival mansion.This award-winning restaurant offers tours and the finest in Southern food. Check out the new village with great Georgia products, Soda Fountain, Etched in Stone. Also featuring Creation and Natural History Museum. www.bluewillowinn.com
The Crab Shack, Tybee Island
The concept for The Crab Shack began in 1990. Prior to that it was just a sleepy little fishing camp with a boat hoist, boat storage, live bait sales and a bar in the ship’s store where the locals could congregate and exaggerate their catches at the end of a day’s fishing. Now it’s a great restuarants for families and people of all ages, with three bars. www.thecrabshack.com
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, Savannah
Inside Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, four generations of the Wilkes family have worked the ground-floor, keeping the restaurant’s tables laden with platters of Mrs. Wilkes’ legendary fried chicken, beef stew and biscuits. Friends, family and fellow diners pass bowls brimming with her butter beans, collard greens, mashed sweet potatoes and banana pudding. www.mrswilkes.com
The Whistle Stop Cafe, Juliette
The building which served as the Whistle Stop Cafe in the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” really houses a cafe, and naturally they do serve fried green tomatoes. The FGT there are amazing! www.thewhistlestopcafe.com
Everyone, from neighborhood hopping café dwellers to art aficionado snootie foodies can find something in Atlanta restaurants.
Atlanta dining is known for its exquisite cuisine and friendly service, and now Southern cooking makes a comeback. Discover the award-winning Watershed, as well as Dogwood with a grits bar, and Home Restaurant and Bar, where everything is straight from the farm. Downtown Atlanta is emerging as a dining destination. Be sure to visit new restaurants Il Mulino, Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Steak, Legal Sea Foods, Peasant Bistro, and Rise Sushi Lounge.