Best of Gwinnett 2012: Eat It

Jim 'N Nicks Bar-B-Q

The enthusiasm for great dining options in the South is undeniable, and Gwinnett is no exception. From Asian dishes like Vietnamese pho and Thai curry to finger lickin’ good barbecue and Southern cooking, Gwinnett has stepped up in the culinary scene. The county houses great restaurants that not only satisfy everyone’s palate, but are also budget friendly. Take a look at our readers’ picks!

❯❯Best Barbecue
The best thing about barbecue is the perfectly cooked meat seasoned with rubs and sauces that offer big flavors. Barbecue is a true American original with its roots in the South. Stop by Gwinnett joints Dreamland Bar-B-Que, Dillard’s Barbecue, Holy Smokes Barbecue, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and Shane’s Rib Shack to order some good eats.

❯❯Best Pizza
From baseball games to sport arenas, the city to the suburbs, skating rinks to movie cinemas – basically anywhere you go, pizza is a meal option. Get your hot slice at Buck’s Pizza, Johnny’s New York Style Pizza, Mellow Mushroom and Steverino’s. This is where our readers like to get their pizza pies!

❯❯Best Seafood
Isn’t it great that you don’t have to be on the coast to get exceptional seafood? Our readers tell us that Bonefish Grill, Boudreaux’s Cafe Acadiana, Fisherman’s Catch, Oyster Bay and Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen are the best seafood eateries.

❯❯Best Sushi
Healthy foods like sushi are becoming more and more popular. If you’re looking for a great sushi bar, check out The Kani House, Mori House, Niko Niko at the Mall of Georgia, Orient Garden and Shogun.

❯❯Best Chinese Food
Chinese food offers dishes that combine simple recipes with a range of tasty ingredients. Sesame chicken, Mongolian beef, fried rice and egg rolls are amazing simple dishes for first-timers. Chin Chin 7, Golden Buddha, Orient Garden, Mah Jong Restaurant and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro are our readers’ top recommendations for Asian cuisine.

❯❯Best Mexican Food
Hola amigos! Are you looking for a meal that’s a bit caliente? Travel south of the border to these local favorites: El Torero, Frontera Mex-Mex Grill, La Cazuela, Pure Taqueria and Taqueria Los Hermanos.

❯❯Best Bakery
When you’re craving something sweet, only the best will do. Bill Rhodes Bakery, Parkside Bakery & Café, Sweets on the Square and Whimsical Sweets Bake Shop are our readers’ top choices for an after-dinner or anytime dessert.

❯❯Best Cup of Coffee
Most people’s mornings aren’t complete without a piping hot cup of joe. These coffee shops are guaranteed to start your morning off right: Boulder Creek Coffee, Chocolate Perks, Parkside Bakery & Café and Starbucks. Order a latte or cappuccino next time you’re in!

❯❯Best Supermarket
Fresh produce, an extensive grocery selection and great weekly specials are what we all look for in a supermarket. Our readers have voted The Fresh Market, Kroger, Publix, Trader Joes and Whole Foods Market as the top grocery stores around.

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