Our third place winner was Mary Mac's Tea Room, which for more than 70 years has "been setting the standard for Southern cooking in Atlanta," its website states.
Our second place finisher is Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Chamblee. Gus's has 29 locations in 13 states, but only one recipe, it's website states.
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Who came out on top?
Busy Bee Cafe, which Travel Noire recently named the best black-owned soul food restaurant in Georgia, took the title for 2019.
Busy Bee's website touts the restaurant as "Atlanta's Soul Food Kitchen Since 1947." It was a meeting spot for civil rights leaders after opening on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and continues to stay busy, serving up fried chicken and other Southern staples.
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