Alpharetta Dining

Miller's Atlanta Ale House, specializing in steaks, seafood and salads, goes by the motto, "A Reel Great Place to Catch a Good Time." And it does. It has a large collection of HDTVs for sports lovers who can watch a game while enjoying one of the 75 varieties of beer, or dine on a feast of steak, seafood and salad.

Abhiruchi Indian Cusine's buffet lunch is a destination point in itself in Alpharetta. Offering traditional and modern takes on regional Indian food, it features 15-20 dishes each day for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Be sure not to miss the mutton Biryani, a not-so-easy-to-find menu item that is succulent and sublime.

Be part of a blast from the past at Alpha Soda, which has been in operation for almost 90 years! Offering traditional Southern blue-plate specials, this family favorite has all of your classic down-home dishes as well as traditional treats from the soda fountain. Kids will love seeing the "soda jerk" in action and parents will love reminiscing and relishing the hearty fare.

Alpine Bakery and Trattoria is a European vacation spot right in the heart of Alpharetta. Offering Italian cuisine, it specializes in pastries, pies and cookies. However, it makes a great lunch spot with its outstanding New York pizzas, calzones and strombolis, as well. This is living la dolce vita!

It doesn't matter if you're in Alpharetta or in Alphabet City, Manhattan. Bagels are hot everywhere, and no where can you get a hotter bagel in Georgia than at Bagel Boys Café. This breakfast stalwart offers breakfast and deli sandwiches with Boar's Head deli meats but it's the bagels that bring 'em in. All are made from scratch, so you know you're getting the real deal.

Chin Chin, a franchise that got its start in 1983 in L.A., has taken the country by storm and that includes Alpharetta. This is the restaurant that made "dim sum" a phrase familiar to just about everyone. Chin Chin is a must-try culinary gem. All of the food is prepared daily and cooked to order and its famous Chinese Chicken Salad is the standard-bearer for Chinese chicken salads all over the world.