Best of Atlanta winners in 2018

Who’s the best of the best? All of the Best of Atlanta winners in 2018 

From our 45 AJC Best of Atlanta polls, we found out just how strong of a stance Atlantans take on everything from where they get their wings to which sports talk radio host they tune in for each week.  

By tallying thousands of votes on myriad topics, the AJC’s Best of Atlanta gave a glimpse on the significant elements that define the Atlanta experience.

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Some of the highlights from our Best of Atlanta poll were quite interesting. Turns out the most popular radio host topic is news talk radio. In that category, AM radio host Rashad Richey of WAOK, News & Talk 1380 reigned supreme. With a bevy of downtown squares to choose from, our AJC readers pinpointed one of the most distant suburbs, Covington, as the spot for the top downtown square. One of the top-voted categories, wings, brought one of our biggest surprises for Atlanta’s favorite wing spot. It wasn’t J.R. Crickets, the Atlanta food chain that has become the legend of pop culture. It was a little-known chain, Three Dollar Cafe, that was voted as the best place for wings.

Here are all the other places, things and events you all lauded as the Best of Atlanta.

Best mac and cheese 
Best dive bar 
Best sports talk radio personality  
Best first date spot 
Best Atlanta dish under $10  
Best ZIP code

Porchfest is an annual event in Oakhurst. The neighborhood hosted more than 180 musicians, bands and performances on a Saturday last October. (Jenni Girtman / Atlanta Event Photography

Best Chinese 
Best spring festival 
Best brunch dish 
Best tourist attraction 
Best patio 
Best dog park 

Best taco 

Best movie theater 

Best happy hour 

Best urban radio personality 

Best fried chicken 

Best landmark  

Best music festival 

Best farmers market 

Best seafood 

Best family attraction

Best ice cream

Best suburb

Best burger

Best late-night spot

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Best cookie

Best Atlanta chain

Best sports fan

Best playground

Best food truck

Best wings

Best view of the city

Best pasta

Best coffee shop

Best pizza

Best fall festival

Rashad Richey on set of his daily show on 1380/WAOK-AM.

Best news talk radio personality

Best hike

Best BUHI restaurant

Best Mexican food

Best local charity

Best town square

Best soup 

Best holiday activity

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