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Sweet Auburn

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Address: Sweet Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA

The heart of African American commerce and culture in Atlanta at the turn...

The heart of African American commerce and culture in Atlanta at the turn of the century.

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Good BBQ

Good BBQ, we went there for a late lunch. We were excited by the word of mouth reviews and that it was a littlt bit of Auburn in Atlanta!! We had a large party and with call ahead... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
Cheryl H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Good BBQ, we went there for a late lunch. We were excited by the word of mouth reviews and that it was a littlt bit of Auburn in Atlanta!! We had a large party and with call ahead seating. If you want a great place to eat for BBQ this is it. Please note: that parking is a *****. If... More 

Thank Cheryl H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

First Visit. Had the Chicken and the Brisket. Both were juicy with outstanding flavor. Had the Cole slaw, potato salad and Mac n Cheese. All excellent. Sweet pickles and white bread were good accoutrements. Will be back.

Thank Ahg2
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Really enjoyed the barbecue. I had the barbecue tacos. The Korean was nice and spicy, the brisket with avocado cream was great, and the pulled pork with pear slay was delicious. I think if I were to go back I would miss the Korean, but probably jaded by a large piece of fat which kind of turned me off. All... More 

Thank toujoursparis1
Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great Market. Good produce and meats. Handful of restaurants. BBQ, Burgers, Latin, etc. A small pharmacy is also on premises.

Thank James R
Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Perhaps other people's flair in food, but definitely not mine. Everything about this restaurant's food was different and not tasty. The barbecue did not taste like barbecue. Its as if the chef had his own agenda in his head and through a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The bad part about it is that it... More 

Thank Debora E
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I admire the effort. The Market is a place to go. But the street is more memory and hope than reality. We walked from the MLK sites west about 8 blocks, and crushed glass crackled beneath our feet, as we walked by boarded buildings and down and out folks. There are signs of what was - but other than the... More 

Thank bretjina
Riverdale, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I always go Mothers day week end. This year was a little different it wasn't a lot of vendors. I was told due to the trolley it took up quite a bit of space normally taken by vendors. on the other hand I love it

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Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while riding the new Atlanta trolley. A variety of inexpensive and authentic food stalls are available and there are a couple of areas with tables and chairs. The building also houses stalls that sell vegetables, meats and fish as well as some specialty items.

Thank Martha W
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This area of town has been preserved and has so many great things going on. They have great food spots and of course The Sweet Auburn Festival every year. I recommend a quick visit.

Thank Salathiel
Atlanta, GA, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

While several food stands are very good (Bell St. Burritos, Panbury's Pies, and Grindhouse Burgers), overall the place needs updating. The facility is a dingy, the produce stands don't price half the stuff, and parking is a nightmare during lunch hours. Lots of history here, but the place needs to come up to 2016 standards.

Thank Jan_from_Atlanta

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