37. The Optimist


What with the mini-golf lawn outside, you don’t really need dinner to have a grand time at Ford Fry’s seafood sensation. But you’ll want to eat. Your ideal meal: the best lobster roll in the city, stuffed almost entirely with claw meat; wood-roasted oysters blanketed with lemon, Parmesan, and breadcrumbs; and, to drink, A Nod and a Wink (gin, sweet vermouth, Hoodoo chicory liqueur, and black pepper). Now that’s a good time.

914 Howell Mill Road, 404-477-6260, theoptimistrestaurant.com

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