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Where can you get the best cornbread in and around Atlanta?

We have our winners.

1) Harold’s

You said: “If you have to ask what cracklins are, then you haven’t really gotten out much. Go to Harold’s and try their cornbread. Then, you will admit that it’s the best on the planet. Go ahead…I’ll wait…”

2) The Colonnade

3) Greenwood’s on Green Street

4) Roasters

5) Eats


1) Watershed

AJC dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says:  “Inspired by the great Edna Lewis, Scott Peacock’s spoon bread at his Decatur restaurant Watershed is among one of the most heavenly things to eat on earth. Okay, maybe the most heavenly thing to eat on earth.”
2)  Harold’s cracklin’ bread

3) Thelma’s

4) Ricon Latino’s pupusas

5) Gorgonzola polenta at Pacci

155 comments Add your comment


July 6th, 2009
11:30 am


July 6th, 2009
1:56 pm

Hmmm I am not big on cornbread, but I like my cornbread with real corn mixed in


July 6th, 2009
2:03 pm

The jalapeno cornbread at Picadilly is good and I also like the cracklin cornbread at Harolds, but other than that I’ve been very disappointed by cornbread at restaurants.


July 6th, 2009
3:36 pm

If hushpuppies count, Depeaux’s hushpuppies are awesome!!!

da Judge

July 6th, 2009
7:48 pm

The cracklin cornbread at Harolds is the best cornbread that I have ever had .It really is outstanding.

Millie Thomas

July 6th, 2009
8:24 pm

Cornbread should not be made with sugar added. Make it with selfrising cornmeal, oil, water, and milk and a little salt. Have your oven preheated, iron frying pan heated, and then oiled. Pour very soupy mix of all ingredients into heated pan and cook in 425F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Millie Thomas

July 6th, 2009
8:27 pm

Cornbread crumbled into buttermilk is a great filling lunch or dinner after having had a large meal earlier in the day.


July 7th, 2009
9:16 am

Cracker Barrel and S&S Cafeteria at Chamblee-Tucker Rd. have the best cornbread that I have tasted since my mothers’.


July 7th, 2009
9:29 am

food depot has the best frozen jalepeno ones bt carletta wont let me go there anymore cause she know i love to see them fine womens up in there. umhm last time she showed up on me she slapped me in the express line and whepped my yellow neck with some pink stripes! her nails were just did too so you know i was hurtin! my daddy doesnt like that though.


July 7th, 2009
3:24 pm

Has to be Harold’s cracklin cornbread


July 7th, 2009
4:51 pm

Fox Brothers, or the Jalepeno cornbread at Joel’s, next to the Hurt Building at Five Points. Eats also has good cornbread, especially when you crumble it into the black beans!!!

Old School

July 7th, 2009
5:34 pm

Daddy D’z has that slight touch of sugar and is awesome with their collards.

Mrs. KDW

July 7th, 2009
5:37 pm

Jim & Nicks cornbread and cheese muffins.

melissa's mom

July 7th, 2009
5:38 pm

Not a big fan of the cracklins. What ARE they anyway? My vote is Matthew’s Cafeteria in Tucker, which coincidentalley was voted the best fried chicken in and around Atlanta. Matthews corn muffins are just dense enough, crisp on the outside and very flavorful. Cut them in half and slather with butter. Yum Yum!! Eat ‘em up!!

melissa's mom

July 7th, 2009
5:41 pm

Millie, you make cornbread the same way I do. No sugar added and in a hot skillet. My mother-in-law from Alabama taught me how.


July 7th, 2009
5:42 pm

Another vote for Harold’s. Cornbread shouldn’t be fancy. Harold’s is pretty dadgum good.


July 7th, 2009
5:43 pm

A & W DINER in Cumming Ga next door to the post office. Their daily special is cornbread and soup beans for under $5.


July 7th, 2009
5:44 pm

For a chain, Cracker barrel, but Green Tomato’s in Powder Springs has awesome muffins…..


July 7th, 2009
5:49 pm


July 7th, 2009
5:55 pm

6 Digit, I done told you, wee is gone be on da news tomorrow.


July 7th, 2009
6:09 pm

The jalepeno hush puppies at 6 Feet Under!!

Reeves Carrol

July 7th, 2009
6:23 pm

I have to say that everyone likes my cornbread better than a restaurants. I have even had co-workers ask me if I would cook them a pan which I have done numerous times.
I make mine with self-rising cornmeal, crisco, and lowfat buttermilk. No water and no sugar. Pour into greased pan or iron skillet and cook on 360 until brown. This has a wonderful crust and most people like it hot with just butter. It is not good made with whole milk or with sugar.That is not southern cornbread. It is also good to drop into a hot skillet and cook in patties.


July 7th, 2009
6:50 pm

roasters- lenox


July 7th, 2009
6:56 pm

Greenwoods on Green Street in Roswell


July 7th, 2009
7:09 pm

Whole Foods! Yum! Just the right amount of moistness, crumble, and corn…

Chicken farmer

July 7th, 2009
7:11 pm

Mine! 1 cup self rising white cornmeal (not cornmeal mix), mix in 3 tbsp crisco (butter style), 1/2 cup self rising flour, 1 egg and enough buttermilk to make it pourable from your bowl. Mix well and Pour into a medium size greased cast iron skillet, hot from a preheated 475 degree oven and then slide your full skillet onto your middle oven rack. Takes about 20 minutes for it to rise and brown. Delicious!


July 7th, 2009
7:17 pm

The cornbread at the Bone Island Grill( Crooked Creek Marina) in Eatonton GA is the best I have ever had.


July 7th, 2009
7:25 pm

If hushpuppies count – the Catfish Jim’s on Highway 41 in Cobb leads the pack !

da Judge

July 7th, 2009
7:35 pm

If you have to ask what cracklins are, then you haven’t really gotten out much. Go to Harold’s and try their cornbread. Then, you will admit that it’s the best on the planet. Go ahead…I’ll wait…


July 7th, 2009
7:40 pm

Apparently, most of those who’ve commented on this specific topic have no clue about what “real” cornbread tastes like in and around Atlanta. Take a visit to “GLADY’S AND RON’S CHICKEN & WAFFLES.” I’m willing to bet money once you’ve had one of their famous corn muffins you’ll be begging for more! Unparalleled!


July 7th, 2009
7:51 pm

I think McDonald’s has the best…along with their sweet tea…yum!

FM Fats

July 7th, 2009
10:12 pm

I love Carver’s cornbread, but the best we’ve had lately comes from Whole Foods.


July 7th, 2009
10:20 pm

My wife’s … then after that THE COLONNADE! That and their yeast rolls … My oh MY!


July 7th, 2009
10:30 pm

Without a doubt, Henry’s Louisiana Kitchen in downtown Acworth has the best cornbread!!

Bro' Man

July 7th, 2009
10:32 pm

A lot of people can mess up cornbread, and one of the most common mess ups is putting butter on it—–ugh!


July 7th, 2009
10:35 pm

Who has the sweetest iced tea, who has the greasiest hamburger, who puts the most fatback in their collard greens, come on Shane go back to writing about music.


July 7th, 2009
10:36 pm

I make the best cornbread. One day I might sell the recipe.


July 7th, 2009
10:47 pm

Farmer’s Basket .59 at Lenox and Perimeter food court!


July 7th, 2009
11:14 pm

Boston Market! Its like dessert!


July 7th, 2009
11:28 pm



July 7th, 2009
11:37 pm

Flying Biscuit! Totally! Best cornbread ever! That place rocks! For EVERYTHING! Even if they don’t make it!!!

Marcus Graham

July 7th, 2009
11:39 pm

Harold’s conbread (and BBQ) for that matter is bland.


July 7th, 2009
11:58 pm


voting is over.


July 8th, 2009
12:00 am

My Daddy makes the BEST!

Julie Matsunaga

July 8th, 2009
12:54 am

The jalapeno corn bread at Shirley’s in Newnan GA is marvelous.


July 8th, 2009
12:54 am

EATS on Ponce. I buy their cornbread at Thanksgiving to make Great grand mother’s dressing. My cornbread sux.


July 8th, 2009
1:55 am

Since my grandmother passed I do…Pine Mountain white meal, a dash of salt, 3/8 water, melted Crisco…cooked in Crisco in a cast iron skillet and ON TOP OF THE STOVE!


July 8th, 2009
1:56 am

Not sure where the idea started, but that sweet cornbread is just plain disgusting and totally wrong. It’s a sure sign of a restaurant I won’t frequent if they serve that nasty stuff. I haven’t had good cornbread ANYWHERE in Atlanta because too many places serve that nasty sweet cornbread. I am basically afraid to order it, because most restaurants seem to think that is the only way to make cornbread. Too bad they have absolutely no clue.

Millie’s recipe is just like my grandma used to make it. Talk about a great meal anytime of the day, cornbread shoved down into a glass of whole milk and eaten with a tablespoon. Mmmmm!

Aubrey Lewis

July 8th, 2009
2:15 am

My wife, Jackie, makes the best cracklin’ break in Georgia. She uses a full pound of cracklins’ to two flapjack Lodge skillets, hot, greased and cooked at 425 degrees for 18 minutes. The bread has a lot of crust and a lot of cracklins’ – good enough to eat like cake when it’s just out of the oven. She also makes a wonderful pan of Mexican Cornbread, with onions, jalapeno peppers and cream corn in the cornmeal mixture, then puts plenty of sliced processed Cheddar Cheese sandwiched into two parts. Cooks in hot 10 inch iron skillet for 25 minutes at 425 degrees. Do not use fresh jalapenos – the ones in the jar are much better and you can get them now already diced at Wal-Mart.


July 8th, 2009
3:34 am

Beautiful Restaurant on Cascade RD.
zgat rated and evrythings good