The Local, Atlanta, GA Restaurant Review

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The Local is a laid back pub with decent food and service. I went here with a group a couple years back and had the crunchy Belgian fries. So yummy. Couldn’t wait to get back and have some more. I decided to forgo my usual La Fonda visit (after Martinis and Imax) and head to The Local instead for dinner.

Belgian Fries

Belgian Fries

We easily snagged a table on a Friday night around 8 pm. It seems like they get more crowded on the weekdays rather than weekends. Especially on Wednesday night when they have trivia night. Another plus is that they have a parking lot behind the pub. If the weather is nice the patio is great, but we opted to sit inside as it was getting a little chilly.

The crowd seems to be a young one – early 20s, college age. I’ve heard a lot of complaints about the level of smoke in there. There were some people smoking but not very many so it didn’t bother us too much. However, I could see that as the evening progresses it probably gets more and more smokey.

So, we saw that there was fried corn on the cob on their menu. Of course we had to give that a try. To me, it was good, but not great. It simply tasted like they had spread some sort of powdered butter on regular corn on the cob. I am glad I tried it once, but wouldn’t order it again.

Fried Corn on the Cobb

Fried Corn on the Cobb

We both got the bbq sandwich. It was decent. I really enjoyed the sauces. They have 3: one is a mustard based, one is a regular bbq sauce with a bit of kick to it and the other is a vinegar based sauce. It comes in a cute 6-pack-like box that they place on the table. I was going to take a picture, but our waitress seemed intent on clearing our table ASAP, so I didn’t have a chance – I’ll be quicker next time.

I put a mix of mustard bbq sauce and regular bbq sauce on my sandwich and it was pretty tasty. I then mixed some ketchup with the mustard sauce and dipped the belgian fries in that – pretty good flavor combo.

The Local Pork Sandwich

The Local Pork Sandwich

Beer selection is really good. Pints of Stella, Sweetwater 420, and Hoegarden for under $5. Food was very reasonably priced as our sandwiches and fries were under $7.

758 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
404 873 5002

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Malika is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta and the founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant.

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