Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Atlanta Restaurants


  • 1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd. Map It

Updated 10/15/2012

Fodor's Review

For traditional Southern food—fried chicken, ham steak, and turkey with dressing—insiders head to Colonnade, a local institution since 1927 and a magnet for gay men and the elderly. The interior, with patterned carpeting and red banquettes, is a classic version of a 1950s restaurant.

Restaurant Information


1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Atlanta, Georgia, 30324, United States

Map It




Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • No lunch weekdays
  • Reservations not accepted

Updated 10/15/2012


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

By starrs

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Mar 1, 2009

Southern cooking - with a full bar

Join the "gays and grays" at this Atlanta institution. Good food offering the Southern classics. Almost like eating at mama's - but mama probably didn't offer a full bar to go along with her fried chicken and southern veggies. You may have to wait on Sunday afternoons after church, but it's worth the wait and the people watching is an enjoyable pasttime. The mix is of the regulars, the older set that grew up eating at the Colonnade and the young

professionals living ITP (inside the Perimeter). Some folks don't care for the Colannade but the repeat business keeps it busy and and are thankful that the Colannade keeps on going with very few changes.

Read More

By Sheryl

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Jul 29, 2002

Food lives up to its reputation

I did some research before our visit to Atlanta and found the Colonnade to be highly rated. My husband was a bit skeptical when we saw the "adult" store next door, but he changed his mind once he had the roasted pork loin! I had to try the infamous Southern fried chicken, which was absolutely delicious. We both agreed that the mac-n-cheese and whipped potatoes were just as good. We'll definitely be stopping by again for more good ol' Southern

cooking with our next visit.

Read More

By Sally

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Jun 20, 2000

If you want REAL -OLD TIME Southern Cooking

Hope the ratings I gave don't scare you. Definately an Atlanta tradition and if your in the mood for it, it's great.

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?