This beloved Cascade institution has been an Atlanta tradition since '79, serving the kind of homestyle comfort food a Southern granny might whip up for Sunday supper.We could say a whole lot of things about the Beautiful — heck, we could wax poetic for hours on those biscuits alone. But to put it simply, this beloved Cascade institution has been an Atlanta tradition since '79. And thankfully, for the most part, they haven't changed a darn thing since. The family recipes are still just as good, the folks behind the counter are just as friendly, and the atmosphere just as homey as they were back when a group of women from a local church first decided to combine forces — and family cookbooks — to open up a restaurant. Over three decades later, The Beautiful is as much a part of Atlanta's heritage as Coca-Cola and Peachtree streets.
Though the cafeteria-style interior may be humble, the Beautiful's food is plenty rich; the kind of homestyle comfort food a Southern granny might whip up for Sunday supper. That's thanks in part to the fact that most of the restaurant's recipes did, indeed, come from the family cookbooks of the ministry's matriarchs. After a couple of decades serving Atlantans their soulful, gravy-smothered grub, it's no surprise the Beautiful is famous for quite a few things (aside from their rather unforgettable name, of course): fluffy biscuits, fall-off-the-bone ribs, ooey-gooey mac 'n cheese. But perhaps the single most legendary item in the whole joint is that creamy, sweet banana puddin'—the kind of dessert so delicious that, even after stuffing yourself with a heap of meat 'n three, you're still willing to keep going for just one… more… spoonful. Soulful? We'd call this kind of food downright heavenly.
Macaroni & Cheese
Sweet Potato Soufflé
BBQ Beef Ribs
Daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.