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Best cheap lunch

How about a fish taco and a trio of salsas for lunch. Taqueria del Sol was your pick for best cheap lunch in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

How about a fish taco and a trio of salsas for lunch. Taqueria del Sol was your pick for best cheap lunch in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

YOUR PICKS
1. Taqueria del Sol
You say, “No competition, Taqueria del Sol – two people, 4 tacos, 1 cole slaw, guacamole for 2, 2 teas (the best tea in the world, by the way!) = $20!” and “Taqueria del Sol is the best deal on the planet for lunch OR dinner.”

2. Costco
3. Matthews Cafeteria
4. Eats
5. Lee’s Bakery

OUR PICKS
1. The Lunch Basket
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “This small Marietta lunch spot near Kennestone Hospital serves up cheap and simply sandwiches each weekday to long lines of devotees. Most of their no-frills sandwiches cost less than $5 each, making this one of the best lunch deals in the city.”

2. Victory Sandwich Bar
3. Brandi’s World Famous Hot Dogs
4. Hankook Taqueria
5. Lee’s Bakery

155 comments Add your comment

Belinda

July 18th, 2011
12:02 pm

Alexa Kravitz

July 18th, 2011
12:34 pm

Belly General Store

Peter

July 18th, 2011
2:51 pm

Matthew’s cafeteria in Tucker for southern food and Taxco restaurant on Roswell Rd. for Mexican food.

MMMmmm...FOOD

July 18th, 2011
3:36 pm

Julia’s Taqueria on Roswell St. In Marietta. They make their own tortillas!

Typical Redneck

July 18th, 2011
4:12 pm

Baldino’s.

Mark R

July 18th, 2011
9:33 pm

Peter is right! Matthews Cafeteria in Tucker on Main Street. It`s the best meal for the money–real food, real meat, real veggies. Very affordable.

Wes

July 18th, 2011
9:35 pm

@Alexa: Belly doesn’t exist anymore.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

July 18th, 2011
9:38 pm

Chin Chin is VERY reasonable for lunch.

John

July 18th, 2011
9:38 pm

Wendy’s. You can have an entire meal for under $5. Best lunch spot ever.

Jason Hatfield

July 18th, 2011
9:42 pm

Taqueria del Sol – you can pick up 2 incredible tacos, a cup of corn chowder and a drink for about $7. Best lunch in Atlanta.

Michael

July 18th, 2011
9:47 pm

Jason’s Deli

Bill

July 18th, 2011
10:01 pm

My lunch box!

Muck

July 18th, 2011
10:05 pm

Viet Tofu. Great Banh mi for $2.50 and dessert for 1.50

Karl Marx

July 18th, 2011
10:14 pm

El Taco Veloz. Super Burrito Carne Asada with Green Sauce $5.50. One is a meal by itself and very tasty! YUM

Cat W.

July 18th, 2011
10:19 pm

@Wes…I ate at Belly on Sunday. It’s definitely still there.

Cat W.

July 18th, 2011
10:19 pm

Oh, and it’s my nomination, as well!

Elizabeth

July 18th, 2011
10:27 pm

Well, we just voted on the Bahn Mi category but any of your top 5 for a $2.50 sandwich are hard to beat. Now if we could just get these Bahn Mi in Midtown – cant trek to BuHi for lunch with my allotted 30 minutes sadly.

Also a newcomer to the food truck scene – the Wow! truck from Ducks Cosmic Kitchen. The arepas are amazing and I was stuffed for less than $5.

Tech Man

July 18th, 2011
10:28 pm

Tech Man

July 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

Waffle House with the 10% off coupon for supporting local schools.

jw

July 18th, 2011
10:31 pm

Bill

July 18th, 2011
10:34 pm

Taqueria del Sol. When you have to get there before 11:45 to avoid a 30 minute wait that should be a good sign….

Cappy

July 18th, 2011
10:35 pm

Ruebens Deli on Broad St.

Half a sandwich and a water… under 4 bucks.

atlanta native

July 18th, 2011
10:46 pm

Banh Mi anywhere $2.50 each buy 5 get one free!

La Kermex awesome huevos rancheros under $5

Taco Bell fresco bean burrito 99 cents, low fat and fills you up

Mary B

July 18th, 2011
10:53 pm

Jason’s Deli, great salad bar for a very good price, also Fortune Cookie over on N. Druid Hills Rd they have a great lunch special.

joe

July 18th, 2011
11:14 pm

Sam’s club and Costco… Hot dog and drink(unlimited) $1.50

Josh

July 18th, 2011
11:33 pm

Bim Bim Bop at Hankook Taqueria or Memphis tacos at Taqueria Del Sol

Josh

July 18th, 2011
11:35 pm

I meant Bimbibap

BarryLee

July 18th, 2011
11:53 pm

Matthews Cafeteria in Tucker is still great for lunch.

FM Fats

July 18th, 2011
11:56 pm

Cafe Lily in Decatur has a wonderful list of $5.95 lunch specials. And then there’s Steak Day at the Oak Grove Market.

Dixie Cybill Presley

July 18th, 2011
11:56 pm

Donnies Home Cookin on Clairmont @ Buford Hwy in the shopping center with Kroger. Meat & 2 with bread & drink for $5.50 tax included. http://www.donniescountrycookin.com

dirty mike

July 19th, 2011
12:03 am

mediterranean grille
$6 business lunch special and im full for a week.

A reader

July 19th, 2011
12:16 am

Harry’s Pizza, at the corner of Powers Ferry and Interstate North Parkway. Great pizza, good prices, and the owner and staff are like a great big family. I have been going there for years and years.

Deal me

July 19th, 2011
12:37 am

mcdonalds on memorial–cheeseburger and apple pie.

William

July 19th, 2011
12:46 am

Taxco on Roswell Road

Big Gunt

July 19th, 2011
12:58 am

Victory Sandwich in Inman Park

Holden

July 19th, 2011
1:20 am

Taqueria is awesome. Also dig Moe’s on Monday. Get a great burrito, chips and a drink for $5.

spidermonkey

July 19th, 2011
2:10 am

Taco Velez on Buford Hwy.

big jon

July 19th, 2011
3:31 am

Eatz on Ponce!!

Kev

July 19th, 2011
4:17 am

Costco. Giant dog or Polish for $1.50. Incudes drink.

Mike Harris

July 19th, 2011
4:48 am

Great lunch selections at very affordable prices.

Mike Harris

July 19th, 2011
4:49 am

The cuban at Crossroads in Flowery Branch!

Ike

July 19th, 2011
5:04 am

Lil This Lil That on 19/41…Jonesboro, GA…Three dollar lunch specials every day!

Mr. Ed

July 19th, 2011
5:57 am

Little Bangkok on Cheshire Bridge. They offer a varied assortment of Thai and Chinese lunch specials, served with an soup appetizer, the bulk under six dollars.

Native

July 19th, 2011
6:19 am

Holden – you don’t get a drink in the $5 Moe’s Monday.

Destin Dawg

July 19th, 2011
6:35 am

Golden Coral buffet or Olive Garden salad & soup… under $8 if you drink water

Destin Dawg

July 19th, 2011
6:36 am

We like salad bars .. so also Sweet Tomato’s..

Elizabeth

July 19th, 2011
6:42 am

El Senor Taco – $1.55 for a fish taco and it comes with fresh tortilla chips and salsa bar!!!!

DecaturCyn

July 19th, 2011
6:59 am

The cafeteria at Your DeKalb Farmer’s Market has lots of veggies and internationally inspired choices for a low price. And I agree with Big John about Eatz on Ponce … it’s cool comfort food in a laid-back atmosphere.

woodstock jack

July 19th, 2011
7:09 am

hands down, the value meal at subway. 6 inch sub, large drink, and chips for #3.99!

Upscale Man

July 19th, 2011
7:10 am

How about Mckendrick’s. While cheap might not be the right word, the blackened grouper with 2 side for $13 is pretty hard to beat for lunch. Maybe it qualifies as best value