“You Gotta Eat Somewhere and We Need the Money” – You gotta appreciate Blue Ribbon Grill’s sense of humor and blunt honesty with a statement like that. Though that may begin to describe the restaurant’s casual and no-nonsense approach to dining, make no mistake… Blue Ribbon Grill serves up some of the best tasting food in the area in large, heaping servings.
Blue Ribbon Grill has been a favorite neighborhood restaurant and bar for over 25 years. It has always had local Atlanta ownership initially including well-known Atlanta radio personality, Ludlow Porch and today is owned by longtime Blue Ribbon employee and former chef, Eddie Smyke, along with his business partner, Artie Brown.
The unassuming storefront, tucked in a strip mall near Northlake Mall in the Tucker area, has been serving up delicious, comfort food for residents and visitors alike for years. Inside, you’ll find comfortable seating, decorative memorabilia and wooden architecture. The friendly servers will make you feel at home the moment you step through the door.
I’ve been to the Blue Ribbon Grill for lunch many times, and usually go with the Baked Meatloaf, which is a particular favorite of mine. I’ve heard the Baby Back Ribs and Blue Ribbon Pasta with Chicken are also outstanding. They also serve up some mouth watering New York Strip and Ribeye Steak. Whatever ever you choose, you’ll be sure that you will not go home hungry.
Blue Ribbon Grill is also one of the best places in town to hang out with friends on Sundays to enjoy NFL football with 10 flat screen TVs. Make sure to check out their food and drink specials during the games while you cheer on your favorite team.
After leaving Blue Ribbon Grill with a full stomach and good spirits, you’ll be glad you chose Blue Ribbon Grill. Without realizing it, you may have just discovered your new favorite neighborhood restaurant.
Blue Ribbon Grill is located at 4006 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084. Phone: (770) 491-1570. TheBlueRibbonGrill.com.
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