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Best cheap eats

A tasty Memphis taco with a side of turnip greens at Taqueria del Sol.

A tasty Memphis taco with a side of turnip greens at Taqueria del Sol.

YOUR PICKS

1) Taqueria del Sol

You say, “Best food in the city for not a lot of money” and “inexpensive & yummy.”

2) Figo Pasta

3) Doc Chey’s Noodle House

4) Eats

5) Lee’s Bakery

The 'Original' Barker's Red Hot- a charcoal-broiled red hot topped with Barker's Famous hot sauce, chopped onion and pickle, with fresh onion rings. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The 'Original' Barker's Red Hot- a charcoal-broiled red hot topped with Barker's Famous hot sauce, chopped onion and pickle, with fresh onion rings. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1) Barker’s Red Hots

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “Barker’s charcoal-grilled hot dogs should be widely celebrated as one of metro Atlanta’s great bargain bites. The ‘original’ red hot, $2.79, is a classic Sahlen brand pork and beef dog covered in sweet-and-spicy red relish sauce, with chopped onions and a dill pickle sliver.”

2) Lee’s Bakery

3) Grecian Gyro

4) Fellini’s Pizza

5) Which Wich?

157 comments Add your comment

RL

August 16th, 2010
12:48 pm

Figo Pasta. Fast, fresh and cheap!

Sam

August 16th, 2010
12:51 pm

Tin Lizzy’s – excellent Tex Mex and really reasonably priced
Fat Matt’s – incredible BBQ and you can eat a whole meal for under $5
Pizzeria Vesuvius – some of the best pizza I’ve had in Atlanta and amazingly cheap

Amy @ Atlanta With Kid

August 16th, 2010
1:09 pm

Fat Matt’s is our family favorite for BBQ.

KB

August 16th, 2010
1:42 pm

Papi’s Midtown daily specials! A large portion of good food for a reasonable price

regularfoodie

August 16th, 2010
2:19 pm

- Figo Pasta
– Taqueria Del Sol
– Lee’s Bakery (seriously, you can get 6 awesome sandwiches for $12!)
– Eats

Martin

August 16th, 2010
2:45 pm

I agree with FIGO! Willy’s burritos, too

SP

August 16th, 2010
3:04 pm

Eats on Ponce is pretty good.

Al

August 16th, 2010
3:11 pm

DOC CHEY’S!

DAWGFANGONEWILD

August 16th, 2010
3:12 pm

if you want some good for at a good price//BLUE FROG// in east atlant village

Trish

August 16th, 2010
3:20 pm

Pot & Pan on Piedmont

Ga Peachy

August 16th, 2010
3:29 pm

Kids eat free at IHOP after 4:00 M-F
Half off menu @ Geisha House on Sunday’s, Half off menu @ Dolce on Monday’s
Half off menu @ Ra sushi house during happy hour M-F (includes alcohol drinks!)

Drew

August 16th, 2010
3:35 pm

oh man. Eats on Ponce is the worst food Ive ever had in Atlanta.

johnny t-bone

August 16th, 2010
3:55 pm

Hey Drew, if you think Eats on Ponce is the worst, clearly you have never been to Pot & Pan on Piedmont. Cheap yes, good, OMG it is so disgusting!
The best cheap eats can be found at Silver Skillet. Unfortunately this only applies if you are looking for breakfast or lunch.

Big Daddy

August 16th, 2010
4:15 pm

Hands down, Eats Restaurant at 600 Ponce De Leon is the best for cheap eats. There is something for everyone, whether you are a vegetarian are you want meat.

Sylvia

August 16th, 2010
4:15 pm

EATS IS THE WORSE!! HANDS DOWN!! – My husband & I were regulars until we went and MICKEY MOUSE was running around under the tables by the side windows. It was the middle of the afternoon. Haven’t been back since! Eat at your own risk…

heather

August 16th, 2010
4:16 pm

Stevi B’s — they just opened a new location in smyrna…great prices, great pizza and great fun for the kids.

Kelly

August 16th, 2010
4:16 pm

I love Stevi B’s Pizza – affordable meal for families and a great experience. I love all the specialty pizzas and the gamerooms for the kids.

red

August 16th, 2010
4:17 pm

Ganners

August 16th, 2010
4:22 pm

Willy’s for a burrito!

Eats for a plate.

Salad & rolls at Scallini’s/Provino’s

steaky mcsteakerson

August 16th, 2010
4:25 pm

agreeing with Willy’s – black bean quesadilla is my fave. Fresh and cheap.

joe

August 16th, 2010
4:25 pm

Nuevo Laredo or Doc Chey’s

N

August 16th, 2010
4:29 pm

Figo, Willy’s, Tin Drum, El Taco, Hudson grill $5 burgers on Mondays, Papi’s, Pita Republic is a new on in midtown. Honestly there are too many to list.

Michael

August 16th, 2010
4:32 pm

Taqueria Del Sol and FIGO!

Hungry Gringo

August 16th, 2010
4:41 pm

Carver’s on the West side. $9 literally buys you 3 full meals worth of food.

Carrie

August 16th, 2010
4:45 pm

Taqueria Del Sol & Verde Taqueria

RK

August 16th, 2010
4:52 pm

vitaman

August 16th, 2010
4:54 pm

Definitely not Willy’s or Doc Chey’s . Big ups to Viet Tofu, Lee’s Bakery, Buckhead Italian Deli.

Ashley

August 16th, 2010
4:55 pm

Eats is the best cheap food around, and delicious to boot.

RK

August 16th, 2010
5:06 pm

Chateau de Saigon

kevin

August 16th, 2010
5:17 pm

All of these places are great for the price

EATS
Nick’s
Taqueria Del Sol
Raging Burrito
Mi Barrio
Taco Veloz
Zyka

Nuevo Laredo is not cheap eats by any stretch.

Matt

August 16th, 2010
5:22 pm

Lee’s Bakery. $2.50 for bahn mi (to go) cannot be beaten. Tasty and cheap is an excellent combination.

Jed

August 16th, 2010
5:22 pm

Taqueria del Sol, hands down. Best food in the city for not a lot of money. *Now I’m hungry…*

Michael

August 16th, 2010
5:26 pm

Could we please retire the phrase “hands down” from the food comment section?

Smack

August 16th, 2010
5:26 pm

Taqueria Del Sol

blackbird13

August 16th, 2010
5:27 pm

1.Taqueria Del Sol
2.Dekalb Farmers Market (lunch)
3.Com (split an entree and a salad and this is a great deal)
4. Righteous Room (bar food, but way above average bar food at a great price)
5. Pastries a GO-GO (best cheap brunch)

how2fish

August 16th, 2010
5:28 pm

The Varsity..Fat Matt’s 2nd just my 2 cents.

ziza

August 16th, 2010
5:40 pm

little bangkok, doc cheys, papis. nuevo laredo aint cheap.

Rick

August 16th, 2010
5:48 pm

Has anyone eaten at Hands Down? Oh sorry Michael.

indigo

August 16th, 2010
6:26 pm

Cafe Sage Hill at Briarcliff & Clifton Road, in old Dusty’s location. Cafeteria style. Dirt cheap: Meat, two vegetables, roll and drink for $5.99. What I have had- meat loaf, green beans, a potato mixture, were hot at lunch and very good. I’ll be back. Cheaper than waffle House for breakfast, too.

PJ

August 16th, 2010
6:41 pm

Taqueria San Pancho or Pollo Campero are both inexpensive & yummy. Athens Restaurant in Roswell is cheap & awesome for Greek.

Koko

August 16th, 2010
6:43 pm

Doc Chey’s
Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Matt

August 16th, 2010
8:21 pm

Koko-I disagree with the premise that Grindhouse is “cheap”. Good, yes. Cheap, No. Burger with fries is gonna run you at least $8.

FM Fats

August 16th, 2010
8:33 pm

Carver’s gets my vote.

mamita1

August 16th, 2010
8:52 pm

Buford Hwy is a plethora of cheap eats. El Potro is a great example.

Joe Johnson

August 16th, 2010
9:47 pm

Why would I let you all in on my secrets? OK. 1. Tasty China in Marietta since they need the business and you can eat for an extra 2 days with the takeout from one meal

Valstake

August 16th, 2010
10:29 pm

If you’re worried about the price, DON’T eat out… YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT!

DA

August 16th, 2010
11:09 pm

LaFonda
Figo
Eats
Our Way Cafe (rebuilding after an electrical fire)
Willy’s

sugarfoot

August 17th, 2010
7:32 am

S&S Cafeteria-Chamblee Tucker Road

Wendy_BertNose

August 17th, 2010
7:57 am

I think um like yea I think Prime, bones, Chops, Slops, and HamHocks are all good places to eat. I’m fat…

O'Hanion

August 17th, 2010
8:14 am

R.Thomas’ at 1812 Peachtree St. Pricey but tasty,healthy,and made with love.