It isn’t hard to believe that this Atlanta institution has been around since 1927. I say that because of the much older clientele — regulars who add to the hour-long waits during lunch time; including a good mix of hungry folks from all walks of life. And there’s good reason why the wait is usually long.
The main star at Colonnade is the fried chicken. It is simply the best fried chicken. Just like your momma used to make. Its buttermilk crust is light and crispy, and the chicken meat is tender and juicy. It is perfectly seasoned and comes with two sides.
While the fried chicken takes center stage at this joint, other southern favorites come close behind. The pork chops are fantastic, as well as the fried catfish. Sides are house made and include the usual fried okra, creamed corn, black-eyed peas, collard greens, macaroni and cheese. They’re all good. But the best part of the meal at Colonnade is the bread. Hot off the oven, yeasty Parker rolls, wheat rolls, and corn bread. I am so in love with the yeast rolls that I’m known to horde them, hide them in a napkin, and take them home. I just can’t get enough of them.
Colonnade serves delicious southern food at very affordable prices. The place is very unassuming with a cafeteria feel. Service is very warm and friendly.
Blue plate specials daily.
1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
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