Dr. Mills has been practicing in Atlanta for years (her dad was my orthodontist as well), providing great service. She is very friendly and has a great "chair-side" manner.
PROS: Great patient-relations
I have known Cathy Lynch and Mona Shuman for several years. If I, heavens forbid, ever needed a divorce or family representative, I would call them first. They are tenacious and really listen to your needs. I am an attorney (not divorce or family law) and am impressed with their standing in the community.
PROS: Tenacious and knowledgeable
Great ice cream and variety of flavors. Wait stuff is young but generally upbeat and polite. This location is difficult to get to if you are coming from Stone Mountain, but there is ample parking. There could be more outdoor seating in front, but there is plenty in the back.
PROS: Great ice cream
CONS: seating in front of store is sparse
There are so many branches of the NTB chain that they are sure to get a bad rep from a bad franchise here or there. This store is not so bad, although the retail clerks were a bit cavalier and overly familiar. They are willing to discount, if you can bargain correctly.
PROS: good location; quick service
CONS: ridiculous prices for some services
I have never understood the attraction of the Bahamas Breeze franchise. Real Bahamian food, like I ate on my last trip to Nassau, is not to be found here. Service is slow, assuming you can get a table after your 1.5 hour wait. Drinks are small and expensive. The appetizers were good and spicy (although I do not like conch), but the meals were overpriced. I fail to see the attraction of this place.
CONS: prices, service, wait time, you name it
Hunan Inn has been serving Hunan-style Chinese food to those in the Embry Hills area for years, but the recent change in management has finally brought the restaurant back to where it should be. Portions are large and prices are reasonable. The selection is varied, but many dishes have similar tastes.
Parking is poor, as the restaurant must share a limited number of spaces with a cleaners and another business.
PROS: good value and menu selection
CONS: poor parking
Aldo's has been serving Italian dishes in the Tucker area for years, but is a nondescript restaurant tucked into a strip mall. The seafood/pasta combinations are especially good; be sure to try the crab puff pastry, which is a flaky pastry filled with crab and cream sauce.
PROS: Good food, especially seafood
CONS: a bit pricy for what you get
Bonnie and friends/family provide an authentic NY-style pizzeria with great bread, pasta, and pizza. An organist provides popular show/movie/oldie tunes while you dine on authentic Italian.Don't ask for Pizza Hut style pizza here; the pizza is thin crusted, so you can fold your slice like pizza is meant to be eaten. Lunch portions are large, but cheaper than dinner, but dinner is very affordable.
PROS: Good authentic Italian food
CONS: often crowded.
Olive Garden franchises are known for their uneven nature. The bad service, cold food, and general lousiness of location doomed this restaurant. The branch has been shut for several months.
PROS: They finally closed this location.
CONS: Service, food, location -- did I miss anything?
I visit Sam's Club at least once a week, usually at this location. I love Sam's, both in the concept and the execution, but this location really needs help. Surly helpers, crowded, dirty aisles, out-of-stock merchandise and a general untidy air make this a club to avoid. Go to the one on Steve Reynolds.
PROS: Sam's are great; prices
CONS: Dirty store; sullen workers