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Dish Worth the Drive

Historic Green Manor

If you head south of Atlanta on I-85, past the airport to Union City, you’ll come to the Historic Green Manor restaurant. If you like the fare you find at places like The Colonnade and Mary Mac’s Tea Rooms, you’ll love this place.

It’s Southern and soul food done right: pay one price to eat from the buffet, or pay by the pound to take it out with you. You like fried chicken? How about fried tilapia? How about Southern side staples like turnip greens, mac ‘n’ cheese, or candied yams? If you said “yes” to those, Green Manor is worth a drive.

But what about this place is “historic?”

In 1910 it was built on the foundation of a home that dated back to early Federal times, and it’s been in the same family since 1917. During renovations of the property, the original homestead fireplace was uncovered, along with Civil War cannonballs. That historic enough?