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The Colonnade has been in Atlanta since 1927-quite a long time for a city that has had to re-build itself several times-and serves traditional southern style food. The Colonnade is located along Cheshire Bridge Road just east of Midtown, but you should look closely as you drive by it-it’s easy to miss since it’s in a rather plain building. The interior is also bereft of fancy decor, featuring only plain booths and tables throughout the building and a few pictures on the walls. One doesn’t go to the Colonnade for the beautiful setting though; one goes for the large portions of traditional southern food. The menu features chicken tenders, chicken fried steak, and, of course, southern fried chicken as entrees alongside fried okra, collards, corn, applesauce, cole slaw, and a plethora of other entrees and sides that sound like they came right out of a Georgia grandmother’s kitchen. You might not necessarily feel great about yourself after you go there, but if you enjoy Southern style cooking, you should try the Colonnade.

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