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The Colonnade

#79 of 3,264 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Morningside - Lenox Park
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1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-4923
+1 404-874-5642
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Pegram, TN
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387 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dining at this Atlanta icon is like taking a trip back in time. This place has been around the 20s and the inside looks like it might not have been updated since the 80s. Looking around it was def. a 'locals' hang with lots of folks in their 70s and 80s enjoying lunch. Got there in time for the early... More 

Thank rockstar89
Boone, NC
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Based on all the reviews, we had very high expectations for The Colonnade. It wasn't bad by any means. Our main dishes were just good...I had the fried shrimp and my wife had the herb roasted chicken. The chicken was very good, but the fried shrimp was just your average run of the mill shrimp. Our sides were nothing too... More 

Thank RahnC
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is on the east side of Atlanta on Cheshire Bridge Road. They have good salmon croquettes, fried chicken, and sweet potato fries, plus a selection of vegetables and a wedge of lettuce.

Thank BTM148
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to head out tonight to support our favorite Cheshire Bridge restaurant. The I-85 collapse has made it difficult on all businesses in that area. I love Colonnade! We had the Early Bird special. They have the best fried shrimp. Add to it one of their salads and/or vegetables & you have one great meal. The best rolls &... More 

Thank Warren K
Tucker, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Colonnade has been around forever for a good reason. Terrific southern food with a great staff. Classic southern fried chicken and great desserts, including banana pudding.

Thank travelerTuckerGA
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708 reviews
532 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Colonnade is an old established Atlanta restaurant since 1927 serving traditional southern food. They are noted for their fried chicken which is excellent. The fried chicken is not greasy and moist. The other items on the list are also good. They are one of the few places that serves up fried chicken livers. Normally you get 2 sides with... More 

Thank Dealmaker
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! The chicken was so flavorful and juicy I couldn't stop eating it! The batter was spiced perfectly and cooked to perfection! Nice wait staff with great service! I will be back!

Thank Ray C
Atlanta, Georgia
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646 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

For an experience in true southern food this is an amazing place. Whether you have fried chicken, pot roast or turkey n dressing it's all delicious. The collard greens, stewed corn and fresh mashed potatoes are all fantastic The service is always very good. They have a nice bar area to wait before being seated If you want to avoid... More 

1 Thank ddmullis
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The long time popularity of this restaurant is a testament to its consistency and good food. It is always crowded and just the wait is a unique experience. There is a friendly bar where you can enjoy drinks until you hear your name and number announced over a loud speaker. The specials are posted on a black board as you... More 

Thank Mary G
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Since 1927 at it's currant location, the Famous Colonnade has been serving up wonderful dishes that are exceedingly good. You have about 30 vegetable/salad items. Some are Southern old school like tomato aspic, pears with cheese and mayo, cucumber salad,etc. On the meal side, you have all sorts of seafood, steaks, chicken livers, beef liver, and chicken fried chicken. If... More 

Thank Bob J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-4923
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Neighbourhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Phone Number: +1 404-874-5642

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?