Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Old Atlanta Restaurants and Bars - as Seen Through a Vintage Matchbook Collection

I recently lucked into an amazing BIG collection of old Atlanta - Georgia - and Southeastern USA matchbooks. (The photo above is just a very small portion of this collection.) Some neat ones here! Anyone remember any of these restaurants or bars? I love hearing about old restaurants, and would love to hear your memories of these places. A few of these are still around. Some are local and some are national chains:

  • The Country Place at Colony Square

  • The Magic Pan - a Creperie

  • 57th Fighter Group

  • The Original House of Pancakes

  • Fisherman's Cove

  • Quinn's Mill

  • Mick's

  • Burt's Place - Burt Reynolds theme bar / restaurant at the Omni International in Atlanta

  • Williams Seafood - now in Atlanta

  • Savannah Fish Company

  • The Green Jacket Restaurant

  • Petite Auberge

  • Hillary's - Lenox Square

  • People's

  • Pelican's Landing

  • Le Peep

  • Dailey's

  • The Lark and Dove

  • The Hungry Fisherman

  • Victoria Station

  • Mother Tucker's Food Experience

  • Little Gardens Restaurant and Lounge

  • The Sun Dial

  • Ireland's Home o' the Original Stake an' Biskits

  • The Abbey

  • The Lion and Unicorn

  • Lion's Den - CNN Center - great picture of the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz

  • Molly Malone's Chowder House

  • Malone's Bar and Grill

  • The Upper Crust Famous Stuffed Pizza

  • Carlos McGee's

  • D.B. Kaplan's

  • E.J.'s - E. Andrews Drive, Buckhead

  • Houlihan's Old Place - great art nouveau style graphic

If you'd like to take a peek, here are all the vintage matchbooks:


Anonymous said...

My wife and I dined at the Lion and the Unicorn restaurant in 1982. The food was delicious and the service 1st rate. The after-dinner coffee was so good. Well worth the price.

Birdhouse Books said...

Great memory! I remember going to the Lion and Unicorn back in the 1980's too.