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Busy Bee Cafe

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Busy Bee Cafe
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Darren_and_Brad
Busy Bee Cafe
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/LWYang

Time Out says

This down-home spot has been nourishing hungry Atlantans since 1947, when Lucy Jackson, a self-taught cook whose fried chicken was always in demand among family and friends, opened up shop. Today, Jackson’s recipe continues to satisfy, producing a sheer, barely-there bronzed crust enveloping juicy, well-seasoned meat. A chicken dinner gets you two pieces, plus two sides (the candied yams and braised collards are perennial favorites) plus two fluffy cornbread muffins. 


Address: 810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW
Cross street: at Paschal Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am- 7pm; Sun 12-7pm