18. OK Cafe

Photograph by Greg Dupree
Photograph by Greg Dupree

Cheeseburger with Maytag Blue Cheese
Don’t bother waiting for a table at this bustling Southern diner, which opened in 1987. Skip the line for a seat at the kitchen counter. Straightforward but precisely executed, the blue cheese burger—compact and served on a toasted egg bun with fried pickles—needs only a few slivers of raw onions for balance. $10.99 (burger and fries). 1284 West Paces Ferry Road, okcafe.com

Update 1/15/15: Due to an electrical fire, Ok Cafe has closed temporarily.

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This article originally appeared in our January 2015 issue.