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“Great food and a great atmosphere”
Review of Manuel's Tavern

Manuel's Tavern
Ranked #312 of 4,020 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Poncey-Highland
Reviewed November 10, 2013

I will start out by saying we were in a party of 20. They accepted our reservations with no problem and even have a coordinator to assist you. We were placed in the very spacious main dining area since the other various "side" rooms were booked out. The restaurant was very clean and did not smell of smoke (only the main bar area does). Most of our party ordered various meals and all the comments I heard on the food were positive. I really enjoyed my Gyro sandwich meal and the hot wings appetizer. My wife said the collard greens were some of the best she had ever had. The beer was ice cold and the service was excellent. Plenty of free parking is available for this restaurant. I highly recommend you visit this restaurant.

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Thank Superfly13
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Came here after visiting the Carter Center -- just 4 or 5 blocks away. Free parking and decent food at reasonable prices. An Atlanta institution, this is where the political and press types (are reputed to still) gather -- the owner for 50 years was known as the godfather of Democratic politics in Georgia. We had the Brunswick Stew (a house specialty) followed by the Ribeye dinner for me and the Prime Rib for my wife. Both were serviceable -- a little fatty and a little grey for medium rare -- but for $16.50 not bad at all. We saw several families with small children: It's a good choice for them -- they can hardly hurt the plain / almost-grubby furnishings, and the place has an extensive selection of burgers, sandwiches, hotdogs, and bar snack food / appetizers to keep almost any kid happy. The decor is old-time tavern / bar and the many patrons all seem to be enjoying themselves. Maybe it's more than 3 stars.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stopped here on our pub crawl & enjoyed our visit! There are lots of photos on the walls from political events & politicians & we were told it is a favorite hangout for talking politics. Drinks & the chicken wings were reasonably priced but the wings came out from the kitchen cold & not as spicy hot as we thought. It is a great place to people-watch, with lots of free parking. Convenient to lots of other destinations on our pub crawl.

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Thank NUHusker
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Manuel's (or Manny's) is our go to for any occasion that takes us to the Ponce area. We even hosted our 30th anniversary celebration here. Our stand by items are the McCloskey burger, Dogzilla, and the nachos. Brunch is always delicious! If you are a visitor to Atlanta allow some extra time to look at the photos and memorabilia throughout. This is the real history of Atlanta.

Thank Nancyjanem
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Moved from Atlanta to Savannah about 8 years ago. One of the few things I miss is Manuel's. Went there for lunch on a regular basis as well as after work. Was in Atlanta this week and had time to visit for dinner and drinks. Sat at the bar. It was like old times. Great burger, fries were hot and the beer was cold. Just a great to sit and look at all the neat stuff on the walls and ceilling. What a great place!

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Thank Hank G
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