By Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #atlanta-ga
More than a dozen Black-owned restaurants call Atlanta home. While all serve delicious food, two made Thrillist’s list of their 30 favorite in the entire country.
“While it’s impossible to list the hundreds of businesses worthy of your support, we’ve curated 30 of our top picks in the restaurant category — serving up everything from half smokes to soul food to hot chicken,” Thrillist’s food staff wrote.
Both Atlanta restaurants are famous not only for their fried chicken, but also for being meeting places for civil rights leaders during the 60s.
Our winner of Best of Atlanta’s fried chicken poll the past two years, Busy Bee touts itself as “Atlanta’s Soul Food Kitchen Since 1947.” It was a meeting spot for civil rights leaders after opening on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and continues to stay busy, serving up fried chicken and other Southern staples. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. every day. The dining room is closed, but you can place an order online for curbside or inside pickup. You can also get your food delivered via one of Atlanta’s food delivery services. For nearby orders of $10 or more, Busy Bee will bring your food personally.
“Recently, both Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike broke bread and fried chicken bones in political fellowship,” Thillist wrote. “Some would say BBC is “hot” again, but it’s had hot sauce ready for hungry guests and neighbors since icons of the Civil Rights Movement dined there for strategy sessions.”
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810 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314