Manuel's full menu is back, lunch and brunch service soon

After being closed for extensive renovations for some seven months , historic and much beloved Manuel’s Tavern opened to the public again on August 6. But with a brand new kitchen, and new staff to train, the menu was limited, and regular lunch and weekend brunch hours were cut.

Over the weekend, though, the full Manuel's menu suddenly returned, including the Dogzilla, the J.J. Special and the McCloskey Burger.

And during a call this morning, owner Brian Maloof said lunch service would be back within two weeks, maybe even next week, though probably not in time for the first presidential debate on Sept. 26.

602 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-525-3447,

More  on Manuel’s Tavern:

>> First Look at Manuel's renovation

» Life of Brian 

» Read about efforts to preserve the artwork and ephemera that line the walls of the bar.

» Learn about the history of Manuel’s Tavern and its reputation as a gathering place for both politicians and journalists.

» See photos of the bar and owner Manuel Maloof, going back to 1978.

» Take a look at the food of Manuel’s Tavern, and find out why that burger is know as a McCloskey.

» And what will happen to the bar’s regulars? Where will they go during the hiatus of early 2016?

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