OK Cafe reopens

A call to OK Cafe confirmed that the beloved Atlanta restaurant is open for lunch and dinner today, though the official reopening is set for Wednesday, and the takeaway shop may take some more time.

The iconic diner, near I-75 and the intersections of Northside Parkway and West Paces Ferry Road, was destroyed by fire in early December. Since then, its reopening has been anticipated by neighborhood regulars and fans from near and far.

OK Cafe opened in July 1987, and soon became an Atlanta fixture, with crowds standing in line to sample its Southern-style blue plate specials and classic breakfast and brunch dishes.

Recently, it became an unlikely battleground in the fight over Old South symbols, including the Confederate flag.

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