43. Busy Bee

50 best restaurants in Atlanta
Busy Bee’s number one seller? Fried chicken.

Photograph by Josh Meister

We’d be a lesser town without this institution, which has been a go-to for the comforts of smothered pork chops, oxtails, and fried chicken since 1947. Six days a week, old-school politicos and R&B artists alike file in for lunch and early dinners (it closes at 7 p.m.). Don’t forget sides: collard greens, house corn muffins, and candied yams, all served with a smile.

810 Martin Luther King Drive, 404-525-9212, thebusybeecafe.com

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