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Manuel’s Tavern

The story of Manuel’s Tavern goes back decades, to a Lebanese immigrant who opened a bar across the street from the Georgia State Capitol.  Politicians would go to the bar to drink and socialize, and when the family moved to Poncey Highland in 1956, the politicians followed.  Now, Manuel’s Tavern an iconic Atlanta restaurant, as both a required stop for campaigning Democratic politicians, and a place to treat like your best friend’s living room, where you can just plop down and relax.  They faced hardships during COVID 19, but the community supported them in ways that blew them away.  It’s no surprise that the whole staff is a family there – Chef Stanley Barnes has been working in the kitchen since he was 15 years old.  Now he makes Manuel’s incredible French Dip sandwich, wings, burgers and more.  See the story of Manuel’s to learn how they make the political into something delicious.


The McClusky Burger at Manuel's Tavern.

McClusky Burger

Named after one of old bartenders at Manuel’s, this burger is fantastic.

The French Dip sandwich from Manuel's Tavern.

French Dip Sandwich

Chef Stanley Barnes makes Au just – veal bones with veggies, simmered for 8 hours all day – served with French dip sandwich.


602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
Tue - Fri: 11a - 1a
Sat: 9:30a - 1a
Sun: 9:30a - 12a
Mon: 11a - 12a
Price Range $$
Credit? Yes
Outdoor Seating? No
Parking? Lot
Family-Friendly? Yes
Delivery? Yes
Alcohol? Yes
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