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This Is It
Ranked #2,119 of 3,977 Restaurants in Atlanta
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Large groups
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Mableton, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
289 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Having listened to their ads on the radio for several months, I thought that they were just another restaurant. So I really didn't believe the hype. But, I'm here to tell you, that this is one of the absolute best restaurants I have ever visited. From the time that you are welcomed at the door to the efficient staff to the server, you will be blown away. We were fortunate, in that our server was a beautiful young lady named Deniece. I'll eaten in restaurants all over the world, but I never had a server as wonderful as her. It was the icing on the cake for me!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank zablob
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Best Darn Soulfood Around”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I really enjoyed eating @ This Is It. I had ribs collards and Mac and cheese. Everything was delicious. Also had a slice if cake that was tasty as well. I look forward to eating at this restaurant again real soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Pinkdiva100
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Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were in Atlanta for a family reunion in May 2013. Everyone recommended THIS IS IT as the soul food place to try. When we arrived at the establishment located near the airport, the line went right out the door. We ordered bbq spareribs, macaroni & cheese, fried chicken wings, potato salad, cole slaw, sweet potato soufflé, collard greens, pineapple upside down cake.

Unnecessary to say, we spent a lot of money. Nonetheless, it took approx. 45 minutes to get the chicken since it was done from scratch [no problem there]. We got back to the hotel with the large order as we were feeding about 20 people. The ribs were too salty and there was a problem with most of the other foods. The wings and macaroni and cheese were good but I have had better. The potato salad was more like mashed potato salad, the collards were too salty too.

While we were in line, there were about 25 oriental people who were accompanied by some type of a guide -- it was apparent to me that THIS IS IT has good reputation but frankly, the food just doesn't back up the reputation. Perhaps it was at some point, but maybe the mass production may have detracted somewhat from the quality and detail.

Well, I definitely will try to find some other less crowded joint to get my soul food fix when I am next in ATL.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank chinamom62
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“The food is great”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

The food was,great the people were nice
When I come back I will go back the price is great
Everboby need to come there

Visited November 2012
Thank Henshields
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
640 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“BAR-B-QUE to die for!!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

The name says it all! The food here was fabulous and abundant! My friend had pork chops and even though he is a big eater, he could not finish this portion. I had a chopped chicken sandwich - probably the best I have ever tasted. The baked beans were also exceptionally good and had a generous helping of meat and spices. All of this was served with smiles and friendly conversatio. We LOVED it!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Linda M
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