Busy Bee Cafe - Hall of Fame - Best of Atlanta - Guides - Atlanta Magazine

Busy Bee Cafe

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810 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Atlanta, GA 30314 404-525-9212


 Many of the old soul-food restaurants have become caricatures, but this is the real deal. This always-crowded, family-run place—a favorite with politicos and police officers since 1947—serves the city's best fried chicken, alongside smothered pork chops, oxtails, and more with traditional vegetables (e.g., greens cooked with turkey) and superb little corn muffins. Sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, and a moist, three-layered Key lime cake make you grateful you live in the South.

Photo by Gregory Miller