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Manuel's Tavern: "An Atlanta Landmark" Top 5 Page for this destination Atlanta Restaurant Tip by rexvaughan

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  Manuel's Tavern
by rexvaughan

For almost 50 years Manuel's has been a hangout and watering hole for a vast array of people - politicians, reporters, literati, students, blue collar workers. Manual Maloof, who died in August 2004, was the owner and also a well known local politician. He was Chairman or CEO of DeKalb County government for 12 years and had his own style - gruff, often profane, plain spoken but always with an eye to the common good. I had the privilege of working with him on occasion and always had the utmost respect for his actions. His tavern is almost always full and has a unique character - a hodgepodge arrangement of 4 or 5 rooms in which all the walls are plastered with photos and memorabilia. He was an ardent Democrat and over the main bar hangs a portrait of JFK.

Favorite Dish: The menu is pretty extensive but not pretentious, mainly bar type food with great sandwiches, burgers. It also includes fried shrimp and filet mignon. It is all of good quality and value.

Address: 602 N. Highland Ave NE
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Just south of Ponce de Leon Avenue on Highland and North Avenue
Phone: 404 525-3447
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 4, 2004
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