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Decatur is a dining destination, attracting foodies from all across metro Atlanta to more than 80 mostly independent restaurants, cafés and pubs. A recognized proving ground for new culinary trends, many of our dining establishments are critically acclaimed on local, regional and national levels.

In 2012 Southern Living named Decatur one of the top Tastiest Towns in the south. Local restaurant standouts include Cakes & Ale, named one of Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants in America with chef Billy Allin, a 2011 southeastern semi-finalist for the prestigious James Beard Foundation award. Notable newcomers to Decatur’s restaurant roster are No. 246, The Pinewood and Kimball House.

• Kimball House, Twain's, Java Monkey, Leon's Full Service, Cafe at Cakes & Ale, Trackside, Revolution Doughnuts, and Raging Burrito are mentioned the Creative Loafing's 2014 Neighborhood Issue, 3/27/14.

• Iberian Pig is considered one of the top restaurants worth traveling for on The FlipKey Blog, 2/24/14.

• John Kessler believes Decatur is Atlanta's top new dining destination, Atlanta Journal Constitution article and blog post, 10/31/11.

Cakes & Ale is considered a "sophisticated southern" in this New York Times article, 5/6/11.

Last updated: 4/2/2014 4:36:40 PM