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All reviews fried chicken fries salad burger order at the counter juicy and tender great food and atmosphere outdoor seating great flavor collards sides atlanta dressing
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken is the best! The service was friendly and fast, and food was given almost with no wait time. Would eat here again!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed November 24, 2020

Saw this place highlighted on TIk Tok for it's Chicken, read the reviews which were all huge thumbs up. Can the chicken really be this good?? Yes it can be. Superb fried Chicken, moist and flavorful, the right amount of breading, and simply delicious. We...will be back, maybe with a day or two…..More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

luten was the culprit for years of health issues. This was my first time returning since then. Upon asking for gluten free options, the cashier guessed at one possible meal choice. When I asked for verification from the kitchen, she came back saying the rice...in the dish was “wheat rice” which confused both she and I. She apologized and we agreed they probably couldn’t accommodate my allergy. She stated that before Covid they had choices but since their menu changed, they could not. It’s strange to me that a restaurant like this- with salad and grilled chicken on the menu would be unknowledgeable and have zero choices for a gluten allergy. But more than anything, any good, modern restaurant should train staff and be able to state clearly upfront without question, if they accommodate food allergens.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

We took a little trip to Marietta Square, and landed at the Local while searching for a place to have lunch. The manager was super friendly, and recommended an off-menu salad that had peaches and other fruit. I added the fried chicken, and my wife...had it with grilled. The salad was downright amazing, it was an perfect blend of fresh fruit and the dressing brought the whole thing together. The fried chicken was extra good, and looking forward to going back to try it on its own. Highly recommended, and there was outdoor seating which was key during Covid-19.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

Great food and very friendly staff. On our way to Florida we stopped for breakfast. The owner came around and was truly interested in making sure our experience was an outstanding. We also loved the employee's shirts, "God...Family...Fried Chicken. They have another restaurant nearby called..."Base Camp". If we were a "local", we would eat here at least weekly.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020

Went for lunch. Great Fried Chicken. Great flavor, juicy and tender. Sides were great too. Grean Beans with a type of pasta sauce in them and cheese grits.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed January 14, 2020

Order at the counter, bring food to you, sit, enjoy, leave happy, happy. Fried Chicken (with fries claimed to be awesome...right!, collards...excellent) I don't even prefer chicken breast but when it's prepared this well, I love it. Ana's chicken salad pita (fries again), plenty to...eat even if your a big old guy. We made the trip ~10 minutes off 75 on the way home to FL...worth every minute. Portions are plenty. Prices are on Earth (usually not available with "ambience"). Service was very friendly, homey, and helpful. Glad we don't live nearby...probably wouldn't go anywhere else! That said, the wonder woman drifting around said they do have another and different location/restaurant in the area. Gotta find that and try it next time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2019

Met friend there for lunch Monday at 12:30. Due to traffic and parking issues it was more like 1 pm. Staff are wonderful and very helpful. Food very good. The only negative I had was I didn't care for their homemade ranch dressing on the...side salad. I had grilled chicken sandwich. Gulped it down. LOVED IT. Their tea is delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

My family visited for lunch and all had burgers. The food was pretty good, but we all had upset stomachs within 20 minutes. Not sure what about it got us, but maybe go with the chicken if you go.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 16, 2019

This is an absolutely awesome place to stop and eat! It’s right on the town square and surrounded by cute shops. They have great service and even better food! We we’re just going through Atlanta and decided to stop somewhere and we’re so happy to...have found this place! We will definitely be stopping every time we go through Atlanta! They’re famous for their chicken and for good reason! You can cut it with a fork and it’s juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. We also got a burger and it was delicious with a little char on the edges!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Yes, The Marietta Local offers takeout services.

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  • The Marietta Local is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4