Best of Gwinnett 2011: Getcha Some Grub

Cinco Mexican Cantina

Atlanta has long been known as the dine-worthy city of the South, but nowadays Gwinnett has been stepping up in the culinary scene. With residents craving top cuisine outside the perimeter, our county’s eateries have started filling their patron’s bellies with a smorgasbord of big flavor and good eats at quality prices. Gwinnett’s restaurants have tantalized customers’ tastebuds, taking them across the globe in one bite. Our readers highlighted their top picks on where to grab a bite in Gwinnett.

❯❯  Best Barbecue
You can’t beat down home southern barbecue! Sink your teeth into the meats at Dicky Doo’s Diner, Dillards Barbecue, Holy Smokes Barbecue, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and Spiced Right Smokehouse BBQ. They’re sure to have reached smoky perfection!

❯❯  Best Pizza
Oh Mama Mia! Did you know that 94 percent of Americans eat pizza regularly? That’s a whole lotta pies! Pick up a slice at these favorites: Fini’s Pizzeria, Johnny’s New York Style Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, Pepperoni’s and Steverino’s. Manga, manga!

❯❯  Best Seafood
Fish doesn’t just taste good, it’s good for you, too. Fish is an excellent source of protein, low in saturated fat and loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which keeps your ticker in top shape. No need to dive under the sea for a fresh catch. Get your Friday night fish fry from Bahama Breeze, Bonefish Grill, Oyster Bay and Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.

❯❯  Best Sushi
Chin Chin 7, Kani House, Mori House, Niko Niko, Orient Garden and Shogun serve top sushi rolls that are better than the rest! Fulfill your craving with our readers’ choices for best sushi.

❯❯  Best Chinese Food
Chinese food is the world’s most popular cuisine. says more than 1.3 billion people devour this delectable food. What’s you’re favorite dish? Mongolian beef? Chicken fried rice? Egg drop soup? Try any of these dishes and more at our voters’ top picks for eastern world cuisine: Chin Chin 7, Lavender Asian Bistro, Mah Jong Restaurant, Orient Garden and PF Chang’s China Bistro.

❯❯  Best Mexican Food
Kick up the spice in your life and grab a quick Mexican dish that’s a little caliente. Let’s have a fiesta at local restaurants like Cheeky Taqueria, Chonas Mexican Grill, Cinco Mexican Cantina, Frontera Mex-Mex Grill and Taqueria Los Hermanos. Arriba!

❯❯  Best Bakery
There’s nothing like fresh baked bread or a warm slice of apple pie à la mode to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bill Rhodes Bakery, Kneaded Perk Bakery Café, Parkside Bakery & Café, Sweets on the Square and Whimsical Sweets Bake Shop offer up the best culinary confections and pastry delights in Gwinnett.

❯❯  Best Cup of Coffee
Put down that coffee mug! In 1675, the King of England banned coffee shops because he claimed they were places where people gathered to conspire against him. Luckily, today we can enjoy our java without a royal beheading. Visit Chocolate Perks, Starbucks Coffee Company, The Flying Biscuit Café or The Singin’ Bean Coffeehouse to get your next caffeine fix.

❯❯  Best Supermarket
Even if you’re not looking to be on Extreme Couponing, grocery visits are necessary to buy the week’s home essentials. Fill your fridge with goodies from Fresh Market, Kroger, Publix, Trader Joes and Whole Foods.

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