Favorite places to eat

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mjm1204
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Alright guys and gals.... let us know of your favorite restaurants in Fayette County!

I know it's not a local spot, but I love me some Carrabba's down in PTC.

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Om Nom Nom

La Parilla. Also, Ted's - though the one in PTC is really small and needs more seating.

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Favorite Restaurant

We like La Parilla too, but Thai Spice in PTC is our favorite. And only place we can beat Waffle House for Breakfast is at home!

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Best Restaurant in Fayette County

City Cafe in Fayetteville is the best by a long shot.

Not a big fan of Ted's - have you seen their Food Service Establishment Inspection rating lately?

http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/health/environmental/fsinspections/TedsMo...

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I agree with both comments.

City Cafe is always great, and Ted's has a history of bad inspections. I wonder if their corporate office keeps us with those?

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Favorite Restaurant

Charlie's (not O'Charley's) all you can eat buffet is the best for Southern food. We go there when we want some collards and fried chicken!! We aren't fans of the all you can eat type places, but this is different and we try not to eat "all we can eat".

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Paschals of course

How could you top that?

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Favorite?

It's a toss up between La Parillia and City Cafe. Has anyone tried the new Franks?

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My parents like Charlies... I

My parents like Charlies... I quit going after I saw a dead rat just outside the building. For home cooking, I like Rosa's although the selection can be lacking at times. -------

The wife love La Parilla... we had one by our previous home in Marietta also.... the parilla dip is her favorite. -------

I didn't know there was a Paschals in Fayette?? -------

I assume you're referring to Frank's Old Mille? If so, I have. My wife had the filet and shrimp... steak was good and she loved the shrimp. I had prime rib... very dry.. I figured out why later.. the waiter informed me I got the last one of the night. I got pasta alfredo as a side dish... it was good. I'll definitely try them again.

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mjm1204

We'll give Frank's a try! Thanks.

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Franks at The Mill

Tried it for lunch. OUTSTANDING! Had the shrimp scampi. Absolutely delicious. Wonderful ambiance. It was a beautiful day - and lots of people were enjoying the view and the food. I think these guys are here to stay. I'll be back!!

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Maxwells

Without a doubt, Maxwells is the best restaurant in Fayette County. The location in PTC over by Home Depot on 54 isn't the best but the food is in a class by itself. The chef is a grad of the Culinary Institute of America, the only one in the county to my knowledge. Maxwells is so much better than anywhere else that all you can do is debate which might be second best. Take your wife, husband, BF or GF, not your kids. It's not a kids place and teenagers can't afford it, so it's adult couples mostly.

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Maxwell's 6.95 20 minute lunches

Maxwell's is great but pricey for dinner, try their new 6.95 lunches. Not supersized but a great atmosphere and high quality taste for a small price.

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MOC

Does the $6.95 include tax, drink and tip?
Aren't we talking about a $11.00 lunch, as is most places.

That is kinda like the $99 Las Vegas vacations that end up costing several thousand.
Advertising as marketed these days is rigged to please those who want to do it anyway at any cost but can brag about the cheap advertised cost! (Not accusing you of this here).

Like, mattresses for $699, King size! Right, if you want corn shucks and sack cloth, plus $200 delivery and disposal costs. They are out of them right that moment, any way. By the way did you want a box spring with that?

We have those the Astronauts sleep upon for $3500, also.

Will you be taking it (or them) with you?

Also, we are experts at getting you a "scooter." Free if we approve you after Medicare has approved you and won't deliver!
We will finance for 36% interest and your family's mortgage deed.

We also have funerals at 75% off! Off what?

I guess I don't understand why nobody in Georgia's capital or DC cares about these crooks. Even our medicine is faulty half of the time anymore.

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Bonker$

It might be time to get those cataracts retightened or something. You replied to MOC when the post was written by rmoc. Not that he/she would care about that drivel you wrote either.....

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Hutch,what a guy! Getting his head shaved to help cancer victims

Good luck tomorrow Hutch! I wish I could be there to watch. I know Cathy would chuckle seeing you afterwards. But, I also know she would think it is a great thing. A very nice gesture on your part for little Taylor and others. I hope everyone who could afford to donate something did!!

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I thought it was a typo.

Drivel, drivel, you say!

Was I correct or was I wrong?

Maybe someone doesn't tip and refuses to order a drink and cheats on his taxes! Water will soon be $1.00-$2.00 at restaurants (bottled, maybe).

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What do astronauts have to do with restaurants!

My secret to keeping lunch prices in line...drink water! It is free and good for you.

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r (R) rMOc/ with an r

If you will kindly take notice, the last few statements concerned fake or bad advertising that we have nowadays!

I was comparing it to a $7 advertised meal that costs $11-12 when all is paid up!

I hate to explain jokes!

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bonkers ..a couple of lines would have been a joke

more than a paragraph?????????????????????

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CIA grad....not

You might want to double check the credentials of their chef ;-). Unless there has been a very recent change, it is the same person who was at the original Village Cafe in Fayetteville. Great "chef", but not CIA (or even JW) grad.

However - with that said - with the demise of Pascal's Bistro (now Pascal's pasta-by-the-bowl), Maxwell's is the best fine dining in PTC.

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I know I've eaten at

I know I've eaten at Maxwell's... is a little restaurant in those little strip centers in front of wal mart?

I had a steak... didn't like it..

My wife got chicken alfredo... it was good.

It was definitely expensive for what it was... a small cafe in a strip center..

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Maxwells 3

The old San Francisco Bread Company location is now Maxwell's.

Avoid the curried Lamb. Most of the time,however, they get it right and it is worth the price

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Best Pizza: Johnny's in Fayetteville (way better than the PTC location for some reason)
Best comfort food: Rosa's or Lockett's (Fayetteville)
BBQ: Uncle Frank's (in the Chevron at the corner of 92 and Rivers Road. If you haven't been here, make the trip immediately. Best brisket / Texas style BBQ in the state)
Best Chinese: China Bistro in PTC near line creek
Best Mexican: La Parilla
Best date/dinner: City Cafe
Best lunch plate: Jamaica Country Kitchen in Fayetteville (try the goat)

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Beale: eateries

I'm afraid I haven't heard of any of those places.

Try: Chop Sticks; Showplace; Tai in Westpark; O'Charleys; Mimi's; Any Pizza Hut except crosstown.

Everybody open their windows---shout out---I'm tired of it and won't take it any more!!! Do it now!

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Uncle Frank's BBQ

Visited today. Smoked Brisket (30 hrs), Ribs, Chicken, and Homemade Beef Sausage.
Ton of sides and all the ones we sampled were good and well seasoned. Brisket & Ribs are tasty but be prepared to do some work, as they were both quite chewy. Sausage is excellent. These folks come from Louisiana originally and it is reflected in their cooking. Very friendly service, with free samples provided without being requested. Portions are generous.Also, the "Smoky" taste is really stong, leading me to believe they use Liquid Smoke, which I don't like at all.

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Did somebody say..............Brisket?????

Gym, We will get together soon.

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Cy, sounds good, but just remember, this is

basically a take-out place with space for maybe 6 or 8 folks to "dine-in". No matter, we can make it work!

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Cy, More on Brisket

Today, was at Whole Foods and sampled their smoked Brisket--quite good, certainly better than Uncle Frank's. Then headed to Decatur, where at Leon's Full Service, had their Brisket Sandwich--again better than Uncle Frank's and better than Whole Foods.

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Food and restaurants

Doesn't Cal have a category under blogs for us about this subject?

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You didn't really say pizza

You didn't really say pizza hut, did you? You're banned! :)

I think Locketts is that little hole in the wall on Hwy 85 across from the Burger King?

I'm gonna try Uncle Franks next week...

I'm still curious to learn more about this Paschals that was mentioned.

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Pascal's Bistro near Carraba's

Pascal's has always been one of the best fine dining experiences in Fayette for dinner and has a great pasta buffet at lunch. Unfortunately, I think the economy is hurting them and they have gone to the pasta buffet for lunch and dinner and no longer serve the regular menu. But, please try them and let's try to keep a local restaurant going. The buffet is only 7.99 for lunch and dinner (I think) and the food is very fresh. You see them cook it right in front of you.

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How about..

O'Charley's in Fayetteville.....great food, great service,great prices!

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My fave's

Grinds & Wines on Hwy 74 in PTC
Thai Spice in the Avenue,
Tea Fusion in the Avenue

Franks at the Old MIll n Hwy 54

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Restaurant Favorites

I've heard great things about Grinds & Wines, but the one time we tried it, the whole place smelled like bathroom. It's been suggested that we try it on a nice day and eat outside, but I really don't want my food cooked around that smell. Have they remedied that situation? If they have, I will give them another try.

I miss Sundried Tomatoes in Tyrone. You could tell they were cutting corners to save money and unfortunately, people can tell and they stop going.

Maxwells (PTC) has wonderful food...if they have anything left. They tend to run out of the more popular dishes quickly. They, too, seem to be cutting corners lately.

I agree with Thai Spice and Tea Fusion...yummm.

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Thai Spice lunch soup

Thai Spice is great for lunch but gets a little pricey for dinner, also you get that delicious soup with lunch for free.

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wish we had Chicago Pizza...MMMM

I wish Nancy's would open a branch down here, midtown is too far. There is no decent pizza here..(ok..East Coast folks, you may like New York Style)

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Chicago Pizza

I tried that stuff not long ago in Waukegan just to see what people miss.
If one likes only bread, tomato sauce and a little cheese, then it is OK. If you have $20.

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real Chicago pizza is flat

Real Chicagoans do not eat the stuffed pizza like Ginos and Pizzeria Uno(that is for tourists) we eat the thin Chicago Pizza..

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Chicago Pizza

Who are you talking about Kee-mo-sabe? Lived in Chi-town (Evanston) for 12 yrs, married 1 from Glencoe. There is a thin Chicago pizza?

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We are liking the Broadway

We are liking the Broadway Diner, This is it, Carrabbas of course. If you go out of the border just a bit, the Downtown Grill is good as well.

For all of you who like to save a buck, go to Restaurant.com and see the participating restaurants in our neck of the woods.

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Downtown Grill and Broadway Diner are awesome

Great places to eat. The blue plate specials at Downtown Grill are fab.

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agree on both! the blue

agree on both! the blue cheese chips at Downtown are amazing...and the Reuben at Broadway is the best in Fayette County.

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Downtown Grill

Where is it located?

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2 great restaurants

Try A'meritage on Dogwood just off 74 (old Sundried Tomato location). We've been there several times and have found both food and service consistently good....which was a great improvement over the haphazard food/service at the old Tomato....

Also, if you haven't been there, try Founder's in Senoia. Newly appointed chef is a JW grad and is on top of his game. Very comfortable, yet upscale, place for lunch or dinner. Top notch food and esrvice.

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Any word on the new Village Cafe opening?

I had originally heard May, but can't find any news of it opening.

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Frazzled.....

I have been told that they will be opening July 6th. Can't wait to try it!

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New Restaurants are Needed!!!!

This town needs some new restaurants. Why can't PTC get anything new? High income per capita, good schools, cool golf carts & lame restaurants! A Mongolian grill would be neat.

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A new seafood leaning place across from Johnny's Pizza..

Looks like it might be worth trying.

I always enjoy The Shrimp Company...they have expanded their BEER offerings...and the menu seems larger too.

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VIllage Cafe

I saw a sign for a Village Cafe across from the hospital on GA. 54 this week. Could this be the same people who were in Fayettevielle? Let's hope so!

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Hey Billinfayetteville

I heard that it was.

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Cy & Village Cafe

Yes, Chef is the same (Oscar) who was at the Village Cafe in F'ville and who moved from Maxwell's in PTC to take this new venture. I've been once. Very nice decor. Food was good (would have liked to had more than 7 count for my Fried Shrimp), svc was friendly/timely. We'll return.

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downtown grill

The downtown grill is off 74 in Tyrone across 74 from Publix in front of the Legacy Theatre.

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Thanks rmoc

Appreciate it...look forward to eating there.

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Chicago Pizza and Best Fayetteville Rest.

Best Fayetteville restaurant: City Cafe

I grew up in Chicago and we never ate stuffed pizza that is raged as Chicago style today, we ate thin crust with real Italian sausage and it was cut in squares.

For a good meal, go to Broadway Diner.....you don't have to dress up and you can great breakfast anytime of day.

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Thin Crust Pizza

My vote goes to Fabiano's Pizza in Newnam, across the street from the Courthouse. Fries are really good too and there is a wide range of beverage choices.

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good chicago thin crust

Why can't they open a Nancy's pizza here?? I hate to have to go to midtown for real thin crust Chicago pizza..(NOT the touristy stuffed)

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rmoc & pizza

Did you try Fabiano's in Newnan?

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no..is it Chicago style??

The taste of chicago pizza is so different than the East coast style..sauce and sausage are so totally diffent and CHicago style has corn meal in the crust, giving it a sweet taste..every place I go is the New York style YUCK!! rather have Papa John's

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RMOC & Fabiano's Pizza

I don't know if they attach any sort of "Style" to it or not--all I know is that it's the best I have had in the area. And get some Fries!

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We are back to Papa John's or

We are back to Papa John's or Fabio's or Cajun cookin, etc., again!
Big Daddy's Chicago Style, or did I get that mixed up?

Could you use the forum for such trivia?

Please don't get onto bitter beer!

I am a French Cooking and Champagne person, myself!
No recommendations, though.

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A'meritage in Tyrone

A'meritage in Tyrone is a great restaurant! Highly recommend it!

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Maxwell's is no more

Unfortunately, fine dining has lost another choice. Maxwell's in PTC shut their doors. Yes, they were expensive but a great special evening place for adults.

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Maxwell's Closed BUT

you can find their former Chef at the new Village Cafe, across from the Hospital.

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gym

It is restaurant time!!!

This one however charges 50% too much for the meal you get. 6 small shrimp!

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CHRS & Shrimp

Agree 100%--Had those for lunch and surely expected to get more than I did--not a bargain, that's for sure. I'll give them 6 months. Shame--they redid the old Season's Tickets into a very nice place.

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gym

Yes, the place is well outfitted inside, but somewhat difficult to find for visitors.

The real problem is their business plan. They have a large hospital tied up for sit down meals along with near neighborhoods.
They can get traffic.
But if they can't serve hearty lunches and dinners for $9-12 instead of $14-15 for lunch with drink, they will lose most of the traffic. I don't know if they jack up the prices for dinner.
The bar may save them if they promote a drinking crowd. It si too close to the diners however.

Pizza and hamburger will win again again.

That is my restaurant critique for the year!

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cajun pasta at Village Cafe

Is the menu similar to when they were at Banks Station...

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Big Daddy's family restaurant

Love that Big Daddy's opened a non-smoking family friendly side. The food there has always been great but never wanted to have a "smoke filled room" meal. I hope people will find this place. Seafood is great and Sunday night Prime rib and Monday Lobster special...yummy

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Good spots

Fayetteville: City Cafe, Pies On Pizza and Broadway Diner
PTC: Thai Spice

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New Restaurant in Fayetteville

Has anybody eaten at the new restaurant on the courthouse square in Fayetteville? Their bourbon steak may be the best I've ever had.

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Jeff

I didn't realize they had opened. I'll have to check it out, if nothing else, but to sit on the square and have a BREW.

Do they have liquor drinks?

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Yes Spy

We went back last night. Full bar, delicious food. Let's keep this one going.

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