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The General Muir

4.7
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275 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The General Muir is a modern Jewish deli serving classics such as pastrami and reubens, along with an award winning burger amoung the diverse menu. Winner of several awards, this modern deli offers a tasty selection of bagels, sandwiches, salads and other deli classics along with a Chef driven dinner menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 275 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to The General Muir for the first time on my birthday because I love bagels and Jewish delis and their Coffee Drink of the Month for October is Pumpkin Spice Latte which is my favorite! When we walked in we were warmly welcomed by their hostess, she was so nice and upbeat, exactly how I want to be greeted at a restaurant! We had a reservation on OpenTable so we were able to be seated right away. Before seating us she thoroughly explained their COVID-19 protocols in place to keep their guests and staff safe which I greatly appreciated, I wish all restaurants were like that! Our server, she was so nice, warmly greeted our table with 2 glasses of water and 2 napkin rolls of silverware within 1 minute of us being seated which is excellent especially by restaurant industry standards, I wish all restaurants were like that! I ordered the Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Smoked Hash which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and I was going to order a bagel afterwards depending on how full I was. My husband ordered the Bloody Mary and the Poutine and added Pastrami and Two Eggs over easy. Our drinks arrived fairly quickly. My Pumpkin Spice Latte was very good. My husband’s Bloody Mary was very good. Our food arrived very quickly. My Smoked Hash was excellent and every ingredient was cooked perfectly. It had orange peppers instead of red peppers in it which was a nice fall touch and my favorite color is orange so it was like it was made specially for me 😉! My husband’s Poutine was excellent and every ingredient was cooked perfectly. I was so full after I finished my Smoked Hash I did not order a bagel. My husband was so full from his poutine he could only eat half of it. We asked our server for our check and she returned very quickly with it. We didn’t have to tip because a 20% service charge was added to our bill, I wish all restaurants did that! It takes out the math/guesswork and it also weeds out all the bad tippers! We’ll be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service5ambience4

I was very disappointed when I arrived at the restaurant and was given all of the “rules”. I was told there would be a 20% service charge added to the bill and if the restaurant got busy, we would be asked to leave after an hour. Immediately at the one hour mark, a waiter came to our table of 2 and mumbled something that I assumed to be the 2 minute warning. Shortly after, we were told it was time to leave. I will never patronize this restaurant again.

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Tulips823
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been on my “must try” list for years and finally made it. I must say it was well worth the wait. The food was delicious along with excellent service. From a die hard foodie!

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LizN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lightest, most ethereal matzoh ball soup ever! Pastrami reuben was great! Perfect ratio of meat, cheese, sauerkraut. The rye bread was crazy good!

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vipBenny
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Love the place. But there is a time limit (one hour) as to how long you can stay for brunch because of its popularity. This is understandable but the maitre d’ came by like 30 mins into our brunch just to let us know that the hour is almost up. And she kept looking at our table every 5 mins after that. Makes for a very uncomfortable time there.

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vipCrosbyFam
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and great service!

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MimiC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastrami Poutine!
Need I say more:)
TGM always has the best staff.
Thank you Brandy, Kevin, and all!

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Walstib
Western NC
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

its always great here, great food, great service, we go here often.

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RhettT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it all. The food was fantastic. Service was spot on. Love the way you all have this organized during COVID.
Will definitely be back soon.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very great experience recently. This was my first time eating there since COVID.

The restaurant and its staff made our recent visit feel very safe by spacing tables, limiting interactions with other guests (reservation system) and staff (digital menus and color coded table top block to indicate when service is needed).

The food as always was excellent (we both got the roasted turkey and matzoh ball soup). The staff were excellent and were thorough with busing and sanitizing spaces for next guests. Definitely a place I will choose to dine-in again with unlike other places that I still do takeout.

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RobertP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The General Muir has been awesome through all of this!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the General Muir. Love the Maven, get an extra bagel and it’s enough to share for two!

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vipDonB
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sunday night spaghetti!

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JeffD
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted with instructions for the reopening COVID guidelines. We liked the red/green block used for requesting service at the table, as well as the QR menu download. We came specifically for the burger and once again not disappointed!!

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ChrisT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are taking covid precautions seriously and food great as ever

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Yessy
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Charging 20% to be told to get out by an hour. The way the hostess delivered the message could be a little better. But one not check the menu before going to assure you know what you want because if the waiter is busy with other tables you will be screwed to actually finish your food. Also, If I put on my reservation that I have a child on a high chair WHY have my family sit in the patio while its the first weekend of chilly weather as I put Standard I did not put patio! Not worth it.

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe eating out for the first time since the pandemic. I really appreciate all the precautions they’ve taken.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The build out is starting to show its age. Food is good as always, but it isn’t great. Also, they are now charging a 20% surcharge for dining in. They told us upon arrival, but had we known in advance, we would have opted for another breakfast spot.

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vipWilliamK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID-19 precautions, patio dining, along with good food and service.

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Peace
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best corned beef and pastrami in town! I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the staff super helpful.

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Walstib
Western NC
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING IS GREAT. THE RACHEL SANDWICH, REUBEN, BAGELS, LATKE, WHATS NOT TO LIKE??

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Requiring masks while you sit and wait for food seems obviously pointless considering you can’t wear a mask and drink or eat. Otherwise one of my favorite restaurants.

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RayR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant did a good job in complying with the COVID-19 recommendations for screened porch dining. Quality of the food was high as Usual. They did not have the beer that I commonly order there but the substitute recommendation was fine. As a departing gift, we were given a half dozen of bagels. We supposed this was because it was a Sunday evening and they had not sold the bagels that had been made for that day.

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GregS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent, but our server was relatively incompetent at customer service. We ordered an appetizer and our main dishes at the same time. They delivered our appetizer and our main dishes at the same time. When we questioned our server, instead of an apology and a solution or suggestions, we got a litany of excuses about the kitchen staff. That is not a competent or professional way to handle a complaint.

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MONIKAH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed by how well General Muir handled social distancing. Customers must keep masks on until all food is ordered. Contact with the server is minimal - you signal for help using a colored wood cube on the table. My table was far away from the next family of diners. I really enjoyed it and felt safe dining here. Having the tip precalculated and included for me is convenient, too.

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vipKatieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food!

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vipAndreaS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What if you had a restaurant that needed to survive Covid--and it existed across the street from the CDC? That's the General Muir and they are on their A game in terms of providing a safe and delicious experience, especially if you sit outside on their patio. Our family enjoyed a terrific brunch there recently, and the food and service were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good environment, friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! The service is always great! They did a great job adapting to the service challenges and it still had the same quality you love from General Muir!

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JesseM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Excellent place to be from lunch or dinner.

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Walstib
Western NC
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the General Muir! Excellent on all fronts.

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Kenzie
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful and my waitress was kind but the lady at the front was a little rude

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Glad to see the dining room back open and done with excellence with social distancing guidelines! Great job!

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InkedSquirrel
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt that they took our safety very seriously. I had a great meal.

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Lars
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very COVID aware. Probably because right across from CDC

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Peace
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only reason I did not give it all 5's is because we ate on patio and not the same experience as eating inside, but not ready to eat inside at any restaurant. Happy they have a patio, but they could give the patio a little more love. Adding some color, flowers/plants, lights, or other accents to enhance the ambiance and experience.

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mikee
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always...social distancing observed

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vipIlovegoodfood
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a find! No wonder it is so highly rated.

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Walstib
Western NC
31 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great plan for social distancing, made a reservation, it was great as usual.

FAQs

The General Muir offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 927-9131.

The General Muir is rated 4.7 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.