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no. 246, Decatur, GA
no. 246, Decatur, GA
no. 246, Decatur, GA
no. 246, Decatur, GA
no. 246, Decatur, GA

no. 246

4.7
4.7
3252 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
No. 246 offers “OG” red sauce, classic Italian – a reimagined direction that marks a new era for the Decatur gem, paying homage to the old-school, Italian dining scenes of yesteryear. From chefs Drew Belline and Ford Fry, the menu showcases the likes of spicy rigatoni vodka and a bowl of meatballs in gravy plus remixed, throwback to classics like calamari marinara, cheesy garlic bread, Nonna-approved pizzas and pastas and secondi crowd-pleasers like chicken al limone and shrimp scampi – plus classic cocktails and a carefully curated wine list of American and Italian standouts. For more information on our Chef's Counter, please visit our website.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 78 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (678) 399-8246
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Drew Belline
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.
  • Private party contact
    Kaylen Isabella: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212
  • Neighborhood
    Decatur
  • Cross street
    Church Street
  • Parking details
    There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.
  • Public transit
    The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 3,252 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • DeKalb

    Best Food

  • DeKalb

    Best Ambiance

  • DeKalb

    Best Value

  • DeKalb

    Great for fine wines

  • DeKalb

    Romantic

  • DeKalb

    Most Booked

3,253 Reviews
  1. Jennifer

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The table was very noisy and the AC blew right on me. I will not go back unless I get a quieter table.

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    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was ok, it was a bit on the salty side. They have a good wine selection.

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  3. Gfood

    Atlanta Metro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing. Everything about this establishment is positive. From drinks to dessert it was a fabulous dinner. Our server had great recommendations and she was wonderful.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I went out for a date night on a Wednesday night. the staff did a great job of making sure we enjoyed the experience! The food was amazing and I plan on going back for another date!

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  5. JenniferC

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the 3rd or 4th time I've been here and the noise level makes it very hard to have a conversation. I wish there were ways to mitigate that effect. The food is ok, but not really all that great to warrant the reputation it's gotten. Overall, though, a good experience and worth a try.

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  6. LadyTee75

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I recently visited No. 246 for the first time, drawn in by the rave reviews. My guest and I were warmly welcomed by the sweet hostess, who promptly seated us upon honoring our reservation. However, our experience took a disappointing turn when our waitress, an African American woman with a sisterlocks ponytail, failed to acknowledge us throughout our nearly 20-minute wait. She attended to neighboring tables occupied by Caucasian patrons without so much as a greeting to us. It's important to note that my identification of the waitress is not intended to be racial, but rather to provide clarity on the individual who provided subpar service. Despite her apparent disregard for our presence, she repeatedly bumped into my guest's chair without offering an apology, leaving us feeling overlooked and disrespected. Feeling disheartened, my guest and I decided to leave, but were intercepted by the gracious hostess, who promptly addressed our concerns. Upon sharing our experience with Vinny, the manager, we were met with genuine remorse and a sincere apology. Vinny not only offered to relocate us to another area but also insisted on covering the cost of our meal. Following Vinny's intervention, we were reintroduced to the No. 246 experience by our waiter, Corey, who epitomized exceptional customer service. Corey's warmth, attentiveness, and genuine care for our dining experience were truly commendable. Thanks to Vinny, Corey, and the hospitable hostess, our perception of No. 246 was transformed from disappointment to appreciation. In conclusion, while our initial encounter with the waitress marred our experience, the exemplary service provided by Vinny, Corey, and the hostess reinstated our faith in the establishment. I look forward to returning to No. 246 in the future, confident in the exceptional service that awaits.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. ChrisJ

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. It's a little loud inside at times.

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  8. CherieS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for surgery at Emory. My surgeon recommended no. 246 as a great dinner day before procedure. He hit the mark with this recommendation. The food was fantastic! I had chicken Marsala and husband shrimp scampi. We both got the homemade pasta with butter, garlic, and Parmesan to go with it. The bread with gravy was a great starter too. The staff was so kind and attentive. When asked where we were from, we informed of our reason for being in Atlanta. The bartender informed the staff and we were pleasantly surprised with a lil card with well wishes by several staff members at end of our meal. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel special and ease our minds before surgery next day with their attentiveness and well wishes. Way to go no. 246 crew!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing, we really loved the food. The waiter was exceptional, attentive and a great help picking the food.

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  10. Ronnie757

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful. Garlic bread and dessert were delicious. Entrees were just okay.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we stepped in we knew it was going to be an incredible experience. The ambiance, service, and quality of the food can’t be matched anywhere else in Decatur. 10/10

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    More menu options is my only complain. Other than that we enjoyed our date.

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  13. Lexi

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best pasta and bread I’ve had in Atlanta! Bolognese, angoletti, and Chicken Marsala are a must!

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  14. PaulM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very happy with overall experience. Have been there 2 times and both excellent.

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  15. DanielleG

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time here. First time was a 10/10. 2nd time the waitress was clearly upset and it showed in her service, which made the visit a 8/10. Wish we had the waiter from our first visit.

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  16. Maria

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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  17. DeandreaH

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is always a good vibe. The food and server were great. Will be back soon!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They changed the serving bread also I believe they changed the chef because this was my fiancé and my favorite restaurant and we used to come here often but recently when we went with my dad she food was just not it. Please bring back the taste it was really disappointing

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  19. Brooke1226

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food is always on point. We tried the pizza for the first time, and it did not disappoint!

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  20. TimothyC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing, I will definitely be back.

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  21. HoustonFoodie

    Atlanta Metro

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. A must visit when we are in Atlanta!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner amazing service. I am that one that goes out to restaurants often, but loved this restaurant and will definitely visit again.

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  23. SamS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly service, food was excellent, great wines!

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  24. BrannonB

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the food, service and the overall vibe. Great spot!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful time last night which was also my first time dining at no.246. Our waitress was so attentive, accommodating and the opposite of overbearing. Each course was delicious and properly paced. we enjoyed the meatballs and burrata to start, veal parm and spicy vodka pasta, lastly olive oil cake and lemoncello to end the experience. The drinks were great as well. I can’t wait to go back soon.

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  26. RandallB

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere, service, and cuisine. Highly recommend!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing! Everything was so flavorful and the ambiance was fantastic. Thank you to the hostess, Susan, who made sure we were seated even after atlanta traffic delayed our arrival, truly a gem!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing spot great food great drinks and amazing service it’s a must

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a pretty good experience just wasn’t as impressed with the food based on hype. The stars at this place are def the pizzas. Most people had a pizza. I got the Spinach Agnolotti w Shrimp & the Diavola pizza. The pizza was amazing. Agnolotti not so much I had to force myself to eat it. It was also my first time so I would come back and try more things. Didn’t like the bread and dip either.

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  30. BeatriceD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Run and go try no. 246. From our waiter Cory to our food, everything was impeccable. The service we received alone will guarantee our next visit to patronage this restaurant. Now onto the food, oooo ooo oooo we tried many dishes from the cheesy garlic bread, to black spaghetti, chicken scallapino and more. I am a true fan of this establishment and if I may add the owner personally came and delivered food to our table and took the time to converse… just amazing.

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  31. DanM

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I was extremely dissatisfied with my experience at no. 246. I had a reservation for 9:30 PM and was not seated till 10:30 PM. Upon arrival I was told there was a longer than anticipated sit time by the patrons that were in the restaurant and that I was looking at another 20 minutes before I’d be seated. I didn’t love hearing that but it’s Valentine’s Day and I understand people are probably conversing and basking in the joy of the day. I can wait 20 minutes, no issue. But when 30 minutes goes by and I don’t hear anything from the hostess, I start to get frustrated. I approach the hostess stand and ask how far along we are before we’re seated, in which I get a response from the manager, which was a whole lot of words but nothing said and my question not answered. So then I ask him again. How long does he anticipate approximately before we’re seated, he replied, 30 minutes. And he was right it did take another 30 minutes. So a total of one hour wait time from my reservation. I know it’s Valentine’s Day, busy workload and a lot of things that were out of peoples hands but an hour late on a reservation for a restaurant such as this one is completely unacceptable. Especially considering they did nothing to accommodate me and my date for the inconvenience. Once seated they comped our glass of wine and gave a lack luster apology. Then they follow that up with telling us that major options on the menu were no longer available, that was disappointing to say the least. The positive is the restraunt has a beautiful ambience for date night, and the food that they did have was fantastic. I’m sure under different circumstances it is a great date night spot, but the experience I had was atrocious split around customer service. I’ve never left a review in my 35 years of life. This experience inspired me to leave my first review. Take that for what it’s worth.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    no. 246 never misses!! Valentine’s Day was our second time going and their special menu for the holiday exceeded expectations! Everything was delicious, but the Prime NY Strip was the star of the show!!🤩😍 We opted in for the wine pairings and they were absolutely delightful!

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  33. JacobF

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant food is always perfect great service , atmosphere and speed on food

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  34. NashondaW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. Our drinks were amazing and the customer service was superb

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  35. RobertM

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m not going to write a lengthy review but I am sick of dining out and paying money to outlets that insist on being rude, ungracious, and imperious to their customers. Honestly, replace the host with a kiosk. Even if it breaks it’s better than dealing with a bitter, off putting host. Don’t bother going for a special occasion either. Booked for an anniversary celebration and was sat at a cafe table between the bar and a bustling walk way. (How romantic!?) Meatball and salad was phenomenal. Halibut was bland and could have used salt. Don’t skip the Tiramisu.

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  36. ConnorD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and ambient atmosphere, will definitely come back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely one of the best Italian spots in Atlanta. You have to give it a try.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was incredible and patient!! He listened to our dietary restrictions and gave great suggestions. We didn’t feel rushed to finish our meal and had a wonderful time.

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  39. FildraS

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The was s superb the ambience was great . We sat outside . It was nice my drink was good .

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  40. CierraT

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have an excellent experience. Thank you so much to the host for being so generous and taking our group's picture.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

no. 246 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 399-8246.

no. 246 is rated 4.7 stars by 3252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 78 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for no. 246

129 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Church Street
  • Neighborhood
    Decatur
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.
  • Public transit
    The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Drew Belline
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (678) 399-8246
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.
  • Private party contact
    Kaylen Isabella: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212
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