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My family and I are traveling from Illinois to Florida and are currently in Nashville, TN on our way toward Georgia today. The plan is to hit the retail store in Tucker, GA today and I was looking for advice on a good spot for lunch around that area.


  • The Varisty a little out of the way. You could eat at the one in Kennesaw Ga which would be about 1 hr away from the mother ship. It will be exit 269 off I75,turn left, 2nd stop light turn left,go to the 2nd stop light turn right it will be on the right about 1/4 mile.

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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Matthews Cafeteria in Tucker, Ga. It was recently featured on Food Network, Diners Drive in & Dives..

    less than 10 minutes from the Mothership...
  • RoudyRoudy Posts: 431
    Kim (vidalia1) gave a good suggestion if you're craving southern staples. I myself prefer Shorty's pizza which is only about a mile east of the mothership on Lawrenceville Highway. They have some bizarre toppings on pizzas, but it's all good and the salads look tempting as well. :P
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    nice menu for what sounded like a "pizza joint" i'm manking that breakfast pizza sometime....
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • GirlyEggGirlyEgg Posts: 622
    From the mothership, it's a short drive to the Dekalb Farmer's Market... GREAT FOOD and a fun atmosphere. If you're coming in off of I-75, the "Little 5 Points" area of town is just off Freedom Parkway. The Vortex is a great "dive" with great burgers and fries... lots of weird folks to stare are (who don't mind being stared at) and you enter through a GIANT Skull! The kids will love it and it's not out of your way!
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Hey I go to the Vortex....weird...oh yeah I guess you may be right... :lol:

    it is good food though and not your normal burget joint.... :ohmy:
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    The farmers market is fabulous! I have never seen so many varieties of seafood in one place. I would be there everyday if I lived there. -RP
  • Thanks for both suggestions but we had to shop and go without haveing any extra time to mess around. Great to visit such a nice showroom!
  • Awsome suggestion and I might get to stop by there on the way back north next week. Thanks for the great idea!
  • I have to also share that tonight is a cooking class! What luck right!? Not so much, didn't have a night planned to stay in Tucker :S and had to say no can do. Definitly a bummer but oh well.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,301
    Aren't you and Mark's family traveling together or was this a side trip for you and your family only? Pick up any goodies at the showroom? COLD back here in IL - have a great time!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...

  • We are traveling "together" but this was a side trip for my car. I did get some goodies that I've been eyeing: BGE platter, billy bar, apron..etc. Just lots of goodies. Couldn't stand driveing through Atlanta and not atleast stopping by to check it out. And glad I did ;) .
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