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Local Three, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA First Impressions

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Have you heard of Local Three yet? Local Three is the hotspot that has taken over the old Joel space. Local Three is owned by the owners of Muss and Turner’s. @LikeATL and I had a lunch date recently, and we were both eager to check out Local Three. Local Three is THE place right now, but I was still stunned that there was a wait for a table on a Tuesday afternoon around 1 pm.

Wait, let me go back and give you some pointers about getting there before we talk about the restaurant itself. When arriving, I didn’t see any signs for Local Three or parking but here’s what you need to know: if coming South on 41, you’ll want to turn into the parking deck just past the Suntrust building. Make sure you bring in your parking ticket inside the restaurant, so the folks at Local Three can validate it. From here, enter the building and pass the security desk, the entrance to Local Three is down the hall on the left.

The wait was short and in no time Erin and I were nestled in our seats looking over the menu. They have a ton of beers to choose from and I found it interested that the draught beer is much pricier than bottled beer. Usually it is the other way around. I didn’t have any so I can’t comment on the quality but the selection is plentiful.

I decided on the Lobster roll. It seemed kind of pricey, at $14, given how cheap and plentiful lobster is nowadays, but it sure was tasty. The sandwich was piled high and there were huge chunks of lobster in each bite I took. Erin’s choice was the chicken pot pie. This was another very large portion. She hardly seemed to make a dent in it but did seem to enjoy it.

We were engaged in conversation and didn’t really notice the time going by. I suddenly noticed the entire restaurant was pretty much cleared out except for us. I asked if we needed to leave for them to close before dinner, but they were very polite, inviting us to stay and chat as long as we wanted. This preview really whet my appetite and I can’t wait to get back to Local Three and try dinner.

3290 Northside Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30327

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Storico Fresco 


Sushi Hoki 

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