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Steamhouse Lounge's beloved lobster bisque took top honors from readers for best soup in and around Atlanta.

Steamhouse Lounge's beloved lobster bisque took top honors from readers for best soup in and around Atlanta.

YOUR PICKS
1. Steamhouse Lounge
You say, “I gotta tell ya, if you haven’t tried the Lobster bisque at the SteamHouse, you’re missing something……itz by far the best I’ve ever had and I’ve tried them all over the world…..huge chunks of lobster meat and a very well kept secret ingredient that separates itself from the others!!”

2. Souper Jenny
3. Stone Soup Kitchen
4. Bone’s
5. Breadwinner Cafe and Bakery

Tofu Village is home to some great soups, including the yuk khae jang (chopped beef soup, shown here) and our pick for best soup in and around Atlanta, the kal bi tang (short rib soup). Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Tofu Village is home to some great soups, including the yuk khae jang (chopped beef soup, shown here) and our pick for best soup in and around Atlanta, the kal bi tang (short rib soup). Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS
1. Tofu Village
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood Fare Jenny Turknett says, “Prepare to dig in and sit for awhile with the kal bi tang (short rib soup) at this unassuming spot in a Marietta strip mall. Don’t rush through this bowl of steaming hot broth or you’ll miss that it slowly becomes richer as you draw the tender meat from its bone. So rich, in fact, that you won’t look to the small crock of salt served on the side for flavor.”

2. Buckhead Diner
3. Souper Jenny
4. Bone’s
5. Wisteria

149 comments Add your comment

Mark

November 29th, 2011
1:36 pm

Sopa de Tortilla at Pappasito’s Cantina on Windy Hill in Marietta. Only Pappasito’s outside the state of Texas

Sunny

November 29th, 2011
1:38 pm

I completely forgot to add the Cream of Crab soup at Legal Seafood near Centennial Olympic Park. It’s devine!

Jenn

November 29th, 2011
1:39 pm

Coconut soup at Surin of Thailand

Karen

November 29th, 2011
1:39 pm

Lobster Bique at Gary’s Bistro in Lawrenceville – heaven in a bowl.

Southside Progressive

November 29th, 2011
1:45 pm

Gypsy Soup at Sevananda Natural Food Market in Little 5 Points.

doc martin

November 29th, 2011
1:45 pm

Matzo Ball Marietta Diner/ Lobster Bisque Ruth’s Chris/ chicken noodle Boston Market

souperb

November 29th, 2011
1:48 pm

I agree with Val – Lobster bisque at the Steamhouse lounge. Awesome.

Soup guy

November 29th, 2011
1:49 pm

Chicken tortilla at Meehan’s Public House in Sandy Springs, they also have a soup special lately of prime rib and potato. The best!

WeBurn

November 29th, 2011
1:52 pm

Houston’s has excellent soup. I saw someone mentioned the Chicken Tortilla which is my favorite, but they also have a good Red Beans and Rice.

Powder Springs Playa

November 29th, 2011
1:53 pm

Anyone ever had the Steak Soup at Cherokee Cattle Co.? Very good.

Chubby

November 29th, 2011
1:56 pm

The Breadwinner in Sandy Springs. Soups are the absolute best EVER!!!! Everything they offer is wonderful.

Andrew

November 29th, 2011
2:05 pm

R.L’s in Covington’s Seafood Bisque

MattyB

November 29th, 2011
2:05 pm

Clam Chowder at Spondivits

toorichformyblood

November 29th, 2011
2:06 pm

I’m not sure I can get over myself and go eat at Souper Jenny’s. Never been, but several folks here nominated it. I looked up their website and let me just say HAHAHAHAHA. Apparently it works like this: you pay $13 or $14 for the lunch “deal”, you cannot use your cell phone (great idea, can’t possibly be enforced), you cannot pay with plastic, you have to bus your own table, and apparently singing with the staff can get you a cookie. Must be a Buckhead “oh look at me, I’m at Souper Jenny’s” type of place. Too much money and work for lunch, IMHO.

Etain

November 29th, 2011
2:12 pm

pb

November 29th, 2011
2:14 pm

Agree with “toorichformyblood”;

Souper Jenny over rated and over priced. Went there once. Only one location and has “buckhead” snob appeal, Too expensive for what you get.

itsme

November 29th, 2011
2:17 pm

Bat and Ball pub on Johnson Ferry in Chamblee.

StaceyM

November 29th, 2011
2:17 pm

I know it is a chain, but the Sunday night tomato soup at Ted’s Montana Grill is the bomb, especially with a side order of their chips and dip.

msvelvet

November 29th, 2011
2:26 pm

African Peanut Soup (Thursdays)@ Sevenanda in Little Five Points
Black Bean Chili (Sundays)@ Sevenanda in Little Five Points

binski

November 29th, 2011
2:31 pm

Yes it is!!!!!!!

Susan

November 29th, 2011
2:31 pm

Any soup at Frank’s Family Restaurant in Palmetto….they are all delicious!!!

binski

November 29th, 2011
2:33 pm

I agree with pc. Mrs. Deavers makes the best soup, and her chicken vegetable is the best!!!!!

MS. F

November 29th, 2011
2:38 pm

Do you have to be a member of the Sevananda food co-op to go to their deli for lunch? I was just on their website and it looks delicious, but that wasn’t clear? And the Lobster Bisque at Steam House Lounge has always been my fav bowl of soup in Atl.

Nicole Rose

November 29th, 2011
2:39 pm

Wedding Soup at Capozzi’s in Decatur – the best!

NOLALady

November 29th, 2011
2:41 pm

Living again in NOLA and the only thing I miss about Atlanta food is TWIST. If you have not tried the soups at TWIST, you need to. They rotate several through teir menu. My very favorite is the North African Chicken…yummy!

Andy

November 29th, 2011
2:42 pm

Try the Tom Yum at Wild Ginger Chamblee.

Wendy D

November 29th, 2011
2:48 pm

Every soup I’ve ever at Baraonda has been amazing. These are all simple Italian country soups with just a few ingredients but delicious and filling. Baraonda is generally known for its wood-oven-baked pizza, pasta and panini, but these soups are well worth ordering.

East Atl Foodie

November 29th, 2011
2:50 pm

I am a big fan of the gumbo over at The Red Snapper on Cheshire Bridge Rd as well as the chicken soup at Taxco on Roswell Road.

loki44

November 29th, 2011
2:52 pm

Yo doc martin – the matzoh ball soup at Marietta Diner isn’t half bad but you should try it at Bagelicious on Johnson Ferry. I think it’s the best in Atlanta.

PooperScooper

November 29th, 2011
2:58 pm

Pho Da Loi II on Buford Highway.

She-She

November 29th, 2011
2:59 pm

Tomato Soup at Ted’s AND Panera Bread.

She-She

November 29th, 2011
3:00 pm

Loaded Baked Potatoe Soup from Panera Bread.

Suzanne

November 29th, 2011
3:04 pm

Carrabas Sausage lentil soup is the best…forget whether it is frozen or not ..that was not the question…

BIG RICK

November 29th, 2011
3:06 pm

I gotta tell ya, if you haven’t tried the Lobster bisque at the SteamHouse, you’re missing something……itz by far the best I’ve ever had and I’ve tried them all over the world…..huge chunks of lobster meat and a very well kept secret ingredient that seperates itself from the others!!

JimmyZ

November 29th, 2011
3:10 pm

Gotta say the Lobster Bisque at The Ridge in Cumming is pretty darn good stuff. So’s Bill’s Beer Cheese soup at Norman’s Landing (p’tree pkwy@400) though.
As I sit here eating a can of Campbells chunky beef barley, wishing I had anything but this…..

MRB

November 29th, 2011
3:14 pm

BoBo China, Lilburn.
Best Hot’nSour anywhere.
Well worth the drive.

CLEMSONDUDE

November 29th, 2011
3:14 pm

The Soup Nazi

MRB

November 29th, 2011
3:15 pm

Campbell’s Chunky Chicken and Dumplings.
Too good for a can!

Jeff K.

November 29th, 2011
3:15 pm

Not even close…The Fish Stew at 6 Feet Under…YUM !

chicken soup

November 29th, 2011
3:16 pm

Gyro Gyro greek chicken soup in Dunwoody.

Evelyn

November 29th, 2011
3:16 pm

“Rexall Grill” on Buford Hwy in Duluth has the best Vegetable soup.

cc03

November 29th, 2011
3:16 pm

Coconut Chicken soup at Thai Palace in Conyers or Tomato Basil at Town Center Breads in Covington

TimT

November 29th, 2011
3:23 pm

The Chili at the Blue Ribbon Grill, the black bean at Havana, or the Hot and Sour at New Paradise on Buford.

Yum!!

Judy M

November 29th, 2011
3:33 pm

Broccoli cheese soup @ Jason’s Deli!!!!

Ryan

November 29th, 2011
3:33 pm

French Onion soup at Brookwood Grill. Best in Atlanta!

Vee

November 29th, 2011
3:39 pm

O’Charley’s loaded potato soup…had some on Sunday and felt like I was in paradise.

Ed in Atlanta

November 29th, 2011
3:43 pm

Just like the eleven previous posters, I can’t think of a better choice for soup than Souper Jenny. Eat in or carry-out, the line moves fast. Always a variety, always vegan choices, always *something* that’s not soup. Oh, and they’re all well-considered, made from scratch, yummy recipes.

BTW, to everyone who names a chain restaurant, you’ve just boosted Corporate soup. If it has to be the same everywhere everyday, it’s never gonna be the best. Please, support a local chef in a local kitchen, you might even save some cash!

sam

November 29th, 2011
3:44 pm

sopa de pollo from la fonda!!! yum!!!

Gimmesoup

November 29th, 2011
3:49 pm

Maybe not the BEST soup but certainly delicious the cream of jalepeno at Three Dollar Cafe!

Ford's Poppa

November 29th, 2011
3:58 pm

I love the cornand crab chowder at the Colonnade and the kimche soups at Hae Woon Dae are great, too.