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The Colonnade Restaurant

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Morningside - Lenox Park, Atlanta
75 Tips and reviews
  • fried chicken
  • cocktails
  • collard greens
  • great value
  • traditional southern fare
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  • Courtenay B.
    Courtenay BirdDecember 3, 2012
    The best yeast rolls on the planet. Plus, all the classic Southern staples done to perfection -- fried okra, collards, fried chicken, pot roast, black eyed peas, cornbread, gravy.... yum!
  • AJC
    AJCFebruary 19, 2015
    It doesn’t get much more old-school Atlanta quite like an early supper of fried chicken at The Colonnade. When we say old school, we mean it, too. They’ve been serving Atlanta for nearly 90 years. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    For an extra good deal, hit the early bird menu before 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and join a crowd that spans toddlers to seniors, all eager for a plate of Southern hospitality. Read more
  • Joe S.
    Joe StrobhertNovember 4, 2016
    Classic Southern food at an Atlanta landmark. Full bar with great drinks. In business since 1927. Many great signature dishes, including the fried chicken. Daily chef's special dishes.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableApril 7, 2016
    The Colonade has been serving classic Southern food since 1927. For a great deal on a plate of Southern hospitality, head to this soulful spot before 6:30pm for the early bird menu. Read more
  • Dolores L.
    Dolores LoudermilkJuly 23, 2017
    Best people watching ever. Go early for dinner, like at 5, to get specials!! Fried chicken not recommended. Pot roast is great. Parking lot can be terrifying because of methy motel.
  • Danny M.
    Danny McBrideFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Colonnade is my culinary obsession for over a year now. Just great Southern style food like grandma used to make. Fabulous Bloody Marys! And I love all the very friendly staff. Great place!!
  • Donna B.
    Donna BAugust 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Been eating here for 30 years. Always good. Fried chicken is the best. Bar is great. If J is working, she'll make you a great drink. Manhattan straight up is my fav.
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtNovember 28, 2015
    Oh so good. Great value, and the chicken is out of this world. Chicken Fried Steak blew my mind also. Just go, and soak in the people and the food.
  • Rob O.
    Rob OsattinMarch 18, 2016
    I love this place. Old time atmosphere, great staff and, most of all, great food. Oh, and great Bloody Marys. I try to go there every Sunday
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    The fried chicken is the go-to order for generations of Atlantans. When you're looking for the dining equivalent of a comfortable old friend, visit the Colonnade.
  • Courtenay B.
    Courtenay BirdDecember 3, 2012
    Need somewhere to take grandma after church? This is it. Known for decades for its "gays and grays" and the best Southern food in town. And, yes, that's a strip club across the street.
  • Jackie Garson H.
    Jackie Garson HowardMay 25, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    It's one of the few places left where you can get fried chicken livers and grilled calves liver with smothered onions. Both fabulous!
  • Sara B.
    Sara BApril 26, 2014
    Good Southern Food; the fried chicken is very good. The chicken fried steak was on point, not heavily breaded and delicious
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BrownApril 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Large shrimp + fried chicken (2 breasts, 2 wings!) = split half of each with a friend for a banquet fit for a king - top it off with hod fudge cake with peppermint ice cream - this place is the height
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaJanuary 30, 2012
    Befitting its age and its old-school ambience, the Colonnade takes its time. The classic Southern fried chicken is cooked to order. Read more
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerOctober 25, 2014
    Great food here and at a great value. You'll see lots of Lincolns and Cadillacs in the lot for lunch and before dinner rush. All the grey-hairs eat here.
  • Lee R.
    Lee RiceJune 14, 2013
    Great southern food, especially the fried chicken!! Save your appetite for their desserts too!! Wow!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaFebruary 2, 2012
    The Colonnade has been serving gigantic portions of batter-fried chicken since 1927. It's super-crispy, steaming-hot and juicy. Read more
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    It's crowded, even with the large, enclosed patio, but on a cold evening the see-and-be-seen place is inside. Read more
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 3, 2012
    As one of the oldest eateries in Atlanta, GA, Guy Fieri stopped by for some traditional Southern fare on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Read more
  • Stace
    StaceNovember 24, 2013
    Best southern food in Atlanta! Fried chicken and peach cobbler are must haves.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NuttingMarch 11, 2014
    If they have to use the defibrillator on a member of your party, you all get free dessert!
  • Aleq B.
    Aleq BoyleApril 30, 2014
    An ATL standard, old school, great potions & a relaxed motif, Bravo!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelAugust 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is the jam. Literally old school--enjoy dinner out like your grandparents did. Fried chicken was a standout.
  • Lance S.
    Lance StarrJune 29, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    2 words. Strong drinks. Make that 3 words. Really strong drinks
  • Chester T.
    Chester ThrashMarch 6
    Been here 5+ times
    they give you a lot of fried chicken but they're skinny skimpy on the other food!!!!!!
    Upvoted Mar 28
  • Pam B.
    Pam BushDecember 10, 2011
    The rolls are so good, just like the ones we had in elementary school.
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BurkesJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome fried chicken and traditional southern fare!
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AllenFebruary 2
    AWEsome food, prices and service. This place is an Atlanta icon.
  • Francina P.
    Francina PriceJanuary 11, 2016
    The food is very good. Salmon crochets...yummy!
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MaxwellFebruary 9, 2013
    Old school southern cooking! Really good cole slaw.
  • Marion Y.
    Marion YoderJanuary 1, 2014
    That calf liver with onions is delish!
  • Chester T.
    Chester ThrashMarch 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Just about celebrate my 49th birthday with Bill Pritchard enjoys Hutchison!!!!!!!!
  • Ebony H.
    Ebony H.February 17, 2012
    Stick to the fried chicken and cocktails...The sides are straight out of the can:(
  • Chuck W.
    Chuck WigginsJanuary 1, 2015
    The largest vegetable selection I have ever seen.
  • Trevor H.
    Trevor HullenderApril 21, 2014
    Get the Fried Chicken, it's amazing!!!!
  • Rich E.
    Rich EphgraveJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The fried chicken here is some of the best in Atlanta. Order it and you will have enough to take home.
  • Adna
    AdnaSeptember 29, 2015
    Friendly waitstaff. Portions were big .
  • Britton
    BrittonNovember 8, 2013
    The best chicken livers I've ever had!
  • Darlene C.
    Darlene CopelandMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious chopped sirloin early bird special
  • Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ M.
    Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ MSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Daily Specials but not the service
  • David M.
    David MobleyFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best fried chicken. Period.
  • Christie D.
    Christie DedmanMarch 28, 2013
    No kids menu so split an adult entree + cash or check only ATM inside
  • George L.
    George LafoonFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The fried chicken is slap your mamma good. Man...
  • Robert M.
    Robert MAugust 12, 2014
    Fried chicken is the best in the city.
  • Tony J.
    Tony JuliusJanuary 24, 2016
    The chicken fried chicken is tha bomb!
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaDecember 20, 2012
    Best fried chicken in town? That's for you to decide!
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BrethertonDecember 28, 2013
    BBQ salmon is excellent.
  • Christie D.
    Christie DedmanMarch 28, 2013
    The rolls are addictive
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