The Joints Directory

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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.”

There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column.  And yes, all are White Monkey approved.

ALO FARMS
629 Highway 74 South, Peachtree City • 678-489-4423
Red and Green Oakleaf, Sweet Crisp, Red and Green Butter and Muir Lettuce. Microgreen broccoli, basil, cucumbers, spinach, scallion and more. alofarmsga.us

APOLLO’S STEAKS
45 Robinson Street, Suite D, Newnan • 770-667-4811
Authentic Philly cheesesteaks, cheesecake and more!

CC’S WINGS
23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755
Do a pretty big take-out business. Usual flavors with fish and burgers on the menu as well.

CHRISTY’S CAFE
27 Jackson Street, Newnan • 770-683-7512
One of the more popular breakfast joints in town. Regulars know the secret menu. Also open for lunch. The front porch is popular, especially with dog owners. Down home grub.

CHYLACA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & GRILL
20 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan • 770-252-6821
3154 Highway 34 East, Newnan • 770-502-0122
Two locations serving up some of the best dishes around.
People rave about their salsa and rice. We are also partial to
the Tacos Carne Asada and the El Cabo.

COWETA COUNTRY JUNCTION
1502 Highway 29 North, Newnan • 770-253-5999
Arguably the best wings in the county. Big and juicy.
One flavor – awesome. Need to call ahead to order.

DUNC’S BBQ KITCHEN
98 Jackson Street, Newnan • 678-673-6644
Great joint that includes beef brisket, all-you-can-eat catfish and shrimp, smoked chicken and pulled pork. Killer banana pudding and their white sauce is The Bomb.

EL TAQUITO
1389 Highway 29 South, Newnan • 770-252-2777
It’s located inside a gas station. Their Coke is from Mexico and has sugar. This is the real deal. They have photos up above the counter and you can just point and salivate at the same time.

FABIANO’S PIZZERIA
19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683
Very popular pizza joint. It’s their other items that really make a hit – soups, sandwiches, garlic knots  and bowls of tater tots.

GARLIC THAI
16 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-7515 • garlicthai.com
For those who love Asian food, as in Thai cuisine, sushi and noodles, Garlic has to be on the top of anyone’s list. Seafood, lamb, beef, chicken, all the proteins are there in some amazing sauces including several curry spices.

GOLDENS ON THE SQUARE …
9 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-251-4300
The menu changes daily but there are always several meat/fish offerings, vegetables, salads and desserts. If you are looking for some good ol’ Southern comfort food, you would be hard pressed to beat Golden’s.

H.J. WINGS & THINGS
485 Highway 16 West, Newnan • 770-755-6192
Great wings, excellent hamburgers and top of the line cheesesteaks – and you know how serious we are about our cheesesteaks. But other “things” to consider are their shrimp, fish, massive salads, sandwiches, wraps, and … okay, wings again.

THE HALF SHELL
1690 Highway 34 East, Newnan • 770-502-9911
Hot dogs and oysters. Hey, it’s an Alabama thing. Onion rings, fried mushrooms are a secret hit.  And don’t forget the crawfish.

HOMESTYLE KITCHEN & BBQ
400 Carlton Road, Unit A, Palmetto • 404-228-2887
Soul Food and Barbecue. Grab and Go, Ready-to-Eat Meals.

JAPANECK FRANK HIBACHI CUISINE
678-633-0528 or 678-756-1906
Food Truck … Facebook: Japaneck Frank for times and locations.
This joint is all about something different. Different foods, different cooking styles, different locations … different. Think flat tops, shrimp, steak, salmon, grilled veggies, ginger sauce, the perfect fried rice and trailers and personal chefs and …

JR’s BBQ
191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846
He’s located on the side of the road in a little trailer. The smoker is outside. Just go ahead and stop for a BBQ sandwich and you will be hooked.

LISA CREPERIES
48 Main Street, Senoia • 770-727-9566 •  www.lisascreperie.com
Lisa’s Créperie has some amazing dessert crépes. But you’d be missing out if you didn’t try their breakfast and lunch “sandwich crépes.” Let’s just say their simple ham and cheese creépe would put your mama’s to shame and make her cry. And the “Lisa’s Crépe,” which is basically a ham crépe on steroids, is awesome. Heck, everything is. Come support this veteran-owned joint right in the middle of downtown Senoia.

THE MAD MEXICAN
2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
Southern BBQ meets Mexican tacos. A unique take on Mexican dishes – burritos, quesadillas, nachos – with that Southern flair.  Now serving margaritas … and awesomeness.

MATT’S SMALL TOWN PIZZA
53E Main Street, Senoia • 770-599-1226
There is nothing “smalltown” about their pizza, or wings or anything else. Very casual atmosphere with beer, wine and even gluten free pizza if you prefer.

MIMMO’S GOURMET PIZZA
1014 Senoia Road, Tyrone • 770-486-8000
The pizza is dead-on with every topping you would want.  Their cheesesteak is top-notch. And they have “build your own” pasta specialties where you choose the pasta, the sauce and the protein. Strombolis, Calzones and Chicken Parmesan and wings also on menu.

MODERN THAI
54 Carriage Oaks Drive, Tyrone • 678-834-5403 • modernthaiga.com
A few offerings … Panang Beef … sliced beef tenderloin sautéed in panang curry topped with minced kaffir lime leaf and bell pepper served with jasmine blue rice. Or Spaghetti Keo Mao:  stir fried spaghetti, shrimp, scallop, calamari, sweet onion, bell peppers, green beans with fresh chili, garlic & Holy basil. And  Deep fried calamari rings with tentacles in salt and pepper batter served with pineapple chili sauce.

THE RED DOOR CAFE
86 Highway 85, Haralson • 770-599-6838
If you are ever in Haralson, Georgia, make sure and stop at Williams Grocery for some of the best sausage in the country. And you can try it right next door at the Red Door Cafe. You can have breakfast or lunch. On weekdays, they usually have two meat specials with plenty of vegetables. Or order off the blackboards.

THE REDNECK GOURMET
11 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-251-0092
Where you go to see a lot of people you know. It’s unpretentious with a little quirkiness – think Redneck Caviar. Hamburgers, hotdogs, sandwiches and salads. Everyone eats here.

RPM FULL SERVICE
15 Jackson Street, Newnan • 770-683-1414
Great pub food. Those into Reubens give it high marks. They have this Cod of Thunder that we aren’t sure anyone has ever finished. A very dog friend porch that always gets high marks.

SHE CRAFT COMPANY
929 Senoia Road, Tyrone • 678-884-6323
The chef calls it “Asian Confusion.” We call it fun and unique.
A Korean/Chinese/Southern place – grilled brussel sprouts, meat Bulgogi sliders.

SPRAYBERRY’S BARBECUE
229 Jackson Street, Newnan • 770-253-4421
Everyone, everyone has eaten at Sprayberry’s. And that includes vice presidents, senators and a slew of others. One of the oldest businesses in Coweta County, for many, it is their go-to spot.

TACO CRISS MEXICAN RESTAURANT & BAKERY
21 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan • 678-552-9438
3500 Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg • 770-683-5052
Upscale authentic dishes that will have your mouth watering. At first glance, one would think it is just a bakery. But they offer tortas, which is pretty much a taco supreme in a killer hamburger-like bread. Their tacos, served with onions, cilantro and lime, come in a lot of flavors: steak, beef tongue, chicken, chorizo, seasoned pork, fried pork and more; and there’s fajitas,  sincronizadas and several house specialties.

TAMMY’S NEIGHBORHOOD CORNER CAFE
12 Bonnell Street, Newnan • 770-755-7757
Great Southern food at even better prices. Everything from turkey wing to pigs feet and hamburger steak. Home of the $3 breakfast.

TOMO
90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588
An excellent Japanese restaurant hidden in a strip mall. The only downside to this place is finding a seat. From Bento boxes to off-the-wall sushi, this is as authentic as it gets.

TOWN AND COUNTRY
8 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-251-8070
Their slogan is “Come back to the country.” And that’s what you get. Homestyle breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just good food without all the bells and whistles. Probably the nicest waitresses around as well.

WINDY HILL FAMILY FARM
1011 Rock House Road,  Senoia
This fourth-generation local dairy farm is creating a name for itself in the beef business. It is one of our favorite “go-to” places for quality beef at a reasonable price.

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