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7 Comforting Dishes To Warm You Up This Fall

It’s time to put away our swimsuits, curl up inside with a great book (or Netflix!) and bring on the comfort food with these hearty dishes that will warm you right up this fall.

OSHA Thai Sushi Galleria - Seafood Hot Pot
OSHA Thai Sushi Galleria – Seafood Hot Pot

1. O-Sha Thai Sushi’s Hot Pot

O-sha Thai Sushi, a new spot on Peachtree Rd., has a seafood hot pot that comes out bubbling hot. It’s a house-made spicy & sour coconut lemongrass soup flavored with mushrooms, cilantro, shrimp, mussels, and calamari.

Gu's Kitchen - Mapo Tofu
Gu’s Kitchen – Mapo Tofu

2. Gu’s Kitchen’s Mapo Tofu

A little bit, but not too much, spice can be just perfect in the winter time when you’re looking for comfort food. Gu’s Kitchen has some of the best mapo tofu in Atlanta. This popular Sichuan dish has silky, melt-in-your-mouth tofu in a spicy and oily sauce topped with spicy ground beef. Eat it with jasmine rice for comfort in a bowl.


Olde Blinde Dog - Shepherd's Pie
Olde Blinde Dog – Shepherd’s Pie

3. Olde Blind Dog’s Shepherd’s Pie

Olde Bling Dog’s authentic shepherd’s pie will fulfill your carbiest dreams. It’s filled with minced lamb, carrots, onions, and green peas and perfect for the heartiest of appetites. And if shepherd’s pie doesn’t tickle your tastebuds, their whole menu is actually a lesson in comfort food. Pot roast, meatloaf, chili, and Irish breakfasts–this is the place to dine-in at or order takeout from for a warm, hefty, feel-good meal.

Big Oak Tavern - Lobster Mac and Cheese
Big Oak Tavern – Lobster Mac and Cheese

4. Big Oak Tavern’s Lobster Mac & Cheese

Is there anything more comforting than ooey, gooey, mac & cheese? We think not, and Big Oak Tavern’s lobster mac, served with a fried lobster tail, hits the spot every time. This Roswell restaurant’s cozy interiors and tavern fare–with goodies on the menu like BBQ chicken nachos, clam chowder, and chicken tenders–are the perfect place for you to dine-in or grab takeout from this fall.


Cheesecake from Hook Line and Schooner
Hook Line and Schooner – Cheesecake

5. Hook Line & Schooner’s Cakes & Cheesecakes

A big old slice of cheesecake is comfort in a bite every time. This Smyrna seafood spot has all the fresh seafood you ever want, and their baked stuffed salmon and she crab soup are especially delicious. But for maximum comfort food, you’ll have to try to your hardest to save room for one of their over-the-top cakes and cheesecakes. Grab takeout, dine-in, or take a seat on their dog-friendly patio for a great and value-friendly meal.

6. Magnolia Room Cafeteria’s Fried Chicken

The best way to describe Magnolia Room Cafeteria’s soul food is like a hug on a plate. You can taste the love that’s puts into each and every dish. And of course their fried chicken is one of the most comforting dishes there is. It’s perfectly crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and it pairs perfectly with a tall glass of sweet tea, a side of collard greens, and and their mac and cheese.

Mamak - Chow Kway Toy
Mamak – Chow Kway Toy

7. Mamak’s Chow Kway Toy

When you’re in the mood for some greasy in a good way noodles, the chow kway toy at Malaysian spot Mamak hits the spot every time. It’s a wok fried flat rice noodle served with shrimp, squid, egg, beansprouts,and just the right amount of soy sauce and chili paste, and particularly nourishing after a hangover. Their Chamblee location, at 2390 Chamblee Tucker Rd (in the old Chom Chom restaurant), is available for dine-in and takeout at this time.

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