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About Local Three

Using one the best kitchens in the country, Local Three presents a neighborhood spot with really good food, beverage and service! Join us for a come-as-you-are atmosphere and "foie gras in your flip flops" ambiance with the best quality cuisine at affordable prices alongside intriguing wine and beer lists and a full bar. Chef Chris Hall was formerly Chef de Cuisine at Canoe and most recently helped Jay Swift open 4th & Swift. The bottom line: Real, honest food served by people who care - at a fair price in a comfortable atmosphere.



Visit us online for menus, special events and more info. Localthree.com

3290 Northside Parkway, Ste 120
Atlanta, GA 30327
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11pm, Sunday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Bar opens at 4pm every day

Cross Street:
Howell Mill Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 968-2700

Website:
http://www.localthree.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is validated and available in the lot directly adjacent to the Local Three building. Signs clearly indicate where to park throughout the property.

Executive Chef:
Ben Barth

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

We offer a variety of private dining options at Local Three or are happy to cater an event at a venue of your choice. We’re able to accommodate groups of any size in settings ranging from casual to more formal as required.

Local Three Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (22)
Casual (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Authentic (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Seasonal (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fun (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic brunch. Novel serving style where diners visit the kitchen and serve themselves. Attentive and knowledgeable servers.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

During a short visit from Jacksonville to Atlanta, Local Three was worth the trip. As always no complaints. Fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

My toast on turkey sandwich was burnt. My friends tortillas on tacos were burnt also.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was blown away by how amazing food could be on a buffet. Definitely a new favorite brunch spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, People Watching, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Local Three was great! A friend and I went for the Sunday brunch buffet, and it did not disappoint! The drinks were great, the food even better, and it wasn’t crazy expensive. It’s got a really cool rustic-yet-chic vibe. The only downside I would say is it’s very difficult to find if you’ve never been before. But it’s definitely worth the hunt!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was undercooked. Appetizer was good but we had two main courses-the scallops and hamburger and both were undercooked. Drinks were fabulous. Ambience just so so due to noise level. If you want a romantic date it’s too loud with a casual feel.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The menu had a lot of great dishes, and it is great that the ingredients are all very fresh. Overall, our experience was great, but I am giving some three stars for two reasons: 1) Two of the guests got the pork chop, and both were over cooked and dry. 2) For the price, I would expect some of the dishes to have more than just the entree. Evidently the sides are mostly a-la-carte, and I have been at too many other restaurants that for the same price, you get equivalent food with sides. One last very positive comment - the wait staff was great, and the atmosphere was very good for conversation (not too loud).

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything I tasted at the brunch was creative and delicious. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was comfortable not stuffy. Highly recommend the Saturday brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food with a very whimsical naming scheme. Love the interior and pictures of The Jesus and The Dude from the Big Lebowski. The McDowell is a nice throw back order from Coming to America. Ordered the brussels, rabbit, popcorn and it was tasty. The popcorn was an excellent pairing with the Oatmeal stout. Entrees were the pork chop and the braised brisket stroganoff and they were delightful. The pork chops we're a perfect bite with the sweet potato mash and the cranberry sauce.

For dessert, we had the blackberry cobbler with lemon curd and it was fantastic. A nice light finish with extremely crisp citrusy flavors

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We arrived almost 45 minutes late due to traffic and other circumstances but they were so accommodating and still sat us.

We ordered the pot stickers for appetizer, they were pretty good with the horseradish sauce. I didn’t like that they were fried but still good.

We had the pork chop and the flat iron steak for the main. The pork chop was cooked well, bourbon glaze was evident and tasted delicious.

The steak though was amazing. Probably one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. It was so juicy and tender and the taste was really well seasoned.

Overall a great experience!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Though our food was mostly delicious, I was really disappointed in the bland flavors of the
butternut squash soup, though very grateful for the always yummy brussel sprouts. Our server Nick, was attentive when he was helping us, and very helpful with the wines we were served. It got busy though and I think he may have been helping more than he could handle well.
We will definitely be back!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

great food, really cool place. only downside is it's very hard to find, it's part of an apartment complex/other building, but once you find it, it's well worth it!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

An off night tonight. Lots of backlog, though not especially busy. Drinks were slow. Falafel appetizer was gummy. One fish entrée was room temperature at first. Nothing was offered in the delay, and I picked at my partner's plate instead. $100 bucks later. Gonna take a break from here for awhile.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter failed to notify us of last call. As a result, we missed a second go-round for food. We specifically saved certain items for the second trip. This was a HUGE disappointment, as I was introducing an out-of-town client to Local Three. The waiter tried to make it up by bringing "scraps" of what he could gather. #NotTheExperienceIWasGoingFor

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great brunch!!! Awesome food

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Local three has a unique location. It was a little tricky to find and it felt like we were entering a speak easy. The Local Three is located in a large multiple story building that I think is used for business during the day. We did not see anyone but a guard as we entered. Once we opened the door to the restaurant we found a lively crowd and a really cool restaurant. The staff was very good as was the food. We really enjoyed the night. Go to the Local Three. You will like it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Loved the food we had. The rabbit entree was super tasty. Heads up, portions are small.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food, fantastic drinks, wonderful service and a tremendous value. Our group of five ordered 7 plates and 1 entree for a shared dining experience. We left room for desert and were not disappointed with their Snickers, Apple Tort and Pudding. Overall a fantastic experience. Note the restaurant was a bit difficult to find with limited signage outside.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great bar area. Popcorn is fantastic. Menu is a little fru fru but surprisingly good. Great out-of-box experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service and terrific food!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We always love Local Three, but this was the first time we've made it to brunch. It was as fantastic as lunch and dinner always is. Local Three never disappoints.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have been to this restaurant at least 20 times before. The food and servers are great. I felt like it’s important to leave a low star rating because the host staff today (10/29/17) for brunch are that bad it destroyed the entire brunch meal.
Started with her pointing her finger to me when she was on the phone. No eye contact, heavy attitude like I had done something to disturb her.
Secondly she flat out refused and then rolled her eyes when we requested a table that could accommodate someone with a broken leg.
Again food great everything else was ruined by her and that appalling attitude.
If someone wants to reach out from restaurant I’ll be happy to provide more details

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Add one more convert to the Brussels sprouts! The pork chop never fails and the scallops were perfect. Food arrived fast and hot. Drinks from the bar were a tad slow and the waitress could've checked our drinks more often.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As we have come to expect, Local Three provided a great dining experience. We enjoyed creative cocktails and small plates to start our dinner. The locally sourced items on the list of entrees were delightful. The dessert was delicious as well.

What we really appreciated, however, that we did not feel rushed through the courses of our meal. We opted for a 5:30 p.m. seating in order to have a leisurely dinner before a show at the Fox Theatre. Their timing was ideal. There was such sufficient time between courses that we did not feel stuffed (despite the generous portions).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have eaten there a dozen times. Love the restaurant. Love the staff. Love the food.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

From start to finish every person and every dish was flawless. We love everything about this place!
Fresh & innovative. Full of flavor. Love!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Eaten here a number of times. And have always liked it. We've had special occasions in their private rooms...great! I tried a new menu item this time and was disappointed.
I like this place but the lunch menu, this time, seemed limited and dull.
I'll go back again, of course.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Local Three is a long-time favorite. The truffle popcorn is totally addictive. The creative menu always features inspired cuisine that is seasonal and approachable. Portions are ample. Prices are in line with quality and experience. Staff is top-notch!

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant is a little difficult to find the first time but as long as you follow the directions shared by them, you'll reach the right place. Amazing food! Their L3 potatos are to die for! Would go again just for those.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was the first time we checked this place out and we had a great time! Our waiter Matt was super attentive and very knowledgeable. The food and drinks were amazing and we can't wait to come back. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Not as wonderful as I had heard it would be. The crab dip was really good - lots of crab and delicious, but the “red lobster” biscuits were awful. Too compact and way too salty (and we like salt). I’m sure we just had a bad batch. The trout was ok, but not “OMG”good“ for the price. My husband thought the wings were fine, but again the price was silly for a few wings. Overall good with great vibe, but not 1st choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great ambience! Brussels sprouts appetizer was delicious and enjoyed the shrimp tacos. I will definitely go back again.

Strangely, I wasn't able to make a reservation for 6 people during the lunch hour but when I arrived there was plenty of tables available.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outside seating in nice weather is great.
Too loud inside when it's real busy

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The service was great and the food even better. Every staff member that came by our table was nice, which added to the enjoyable experience. It was probably the best date spot we’ve been to so far!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was great. Really cool, laid back atmosphere. The the servers had a really annoying habit of sitting a drink or something down,the just quickly walking off. We were left a number of times trying to order a drink or additional small plate for them to just turn and walk away. We’d definitely go back—but I would hope for better service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

With the exception of the burger, the food seems to miss the mark here. Nothing quite works and I find the prices to be high for what you get.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

L3 never disappoints! Delicious as always, love the new menu items. Outstanding service. We enjoyed a lovely meal and never felt rushed to get out the door to make it to our concert at the Fox on time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I've always liked local three and its sister restaurants, and have been many times. This last time, however, it felt like the server was trying to up-sell my friend and I, both on the food and the wine. Everything he recommended was on the high-end of the wine list and food menu. It was a turn-off. Then another waiter accidentally took away our bottle of wine that had been chilling in a bucket. The service overall was disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Local Three makes you feel welcome the moment you walk in. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had not been to Local Three for several years and it was nice to discover that the restaurant didn't seem to be on cruise control but rather was just as enthusiastic and innovative as it was when we first dined there. Our server was responsive and provided us with good insight into the menu options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were very disappointed with the new menu. Service was very attentive and friendly but the new items were generally lacking flavor. at least the crispy brussel sprouts were still good. Patio is great but the psychedlic, beer joint type of umbrellas really don't fit the scene.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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