The Pimento Cheese We Can’t Get Enough Of In Atlanta


Photo Credit: Andrew Thomas Lee

It’s Southern Eats Week on Atlanta Eats!. And if anything screams the South, it’s pimento cheese. This lunchbox staple for many, has found a new home on many of the best menus on town. And what Atlanta chefs are doing with this Southern spread is mouthwatering. Here are our picks for the best in Atlanta.

Fox Bros BBQ

The way you really need to experience Fox Bros’ take on pimento cheese is with their ‘burger’.  Brisket is pilled high on a toasted bun with jalapeno mayo, pimento cheese and red onions. Click here to see them on Atlanta Eats.


Empire State South

Served as part of their In Jar appetizer, which features: Boiled Peanut Hummus, Deviled Ham with Pickled Mustard Seeds, Trout Mousse, Pimento Cheese with Bacon Marmalade, and Pickled Vegetables.


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Sweet Auburn BBQ

When you head to the new Poncey-Highlands location of Sweet Auburn BBQ, you’ll find their pimento cheese in wonton form. And to make it better, there’s some bacon jam marmalade and Thai sweet chili sauce on the side. Come at me.

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Photo Credit: Jessie Parks


Everyone knows Watershed for their fried chicken. But they’re doing right by other Southern faves. Their take is available in ‘log’ form as an appetizer and baked into the cornbread.

Pallookaville Find Foods

Two slices of white bread, lettuce, tomato and pimento cheese It doesn’t get more down home delicious than that. Add slices of thick cut bacon? Honey, please..

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Photo credit: Jim Stacey – Pallookaville Fine Foods



  1. soitgoes:Great choices. I've only had it once but the pimento cheese app at Sprig was delicious too
  2. BIll Lowe:You want the best then go to ..BUCKNER'S FAMILY RESTAURANT

    Been around on the south side since 1980 and serves approx 100 tons of chicken breast per year. That should tell you something !! Its "all you can eat" with fresh veggies, bread and ice tea.
  3. Sadlebred:You missed Freckled and Blue in Smyrna!