For the best meat and 2 resturant I have found in Atlanta, you need not go to Mary Mac's, OK Cafe, Thelma's, etc. Instead, go to Sharon's.
Sharons is located in a seedy neighborhood, near the jail at W. Marrietta and Atlanta Rd. Long a favorite of utility and phone company workers, Sharons serves only lunch. Sharon herself comes in at 4am every morning to cook up from scratch southern cooking favorites like greens, catfish and butter beans. The desserts, like Coca Cola Chocolate Cake, and Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, are incredible.
You can find out the daily menu by calling Carvers Grocery (its in the phone book) and listening to the message. She is only open M-Th, and only for lunch. The register is cash only, but lunch (meat, 2 veg, dessert, and a big glass of tea or lemonade) will set you back less than $10.
The only dissapointments are the cornbread and the fried chicken, which are only so-so. The catfish is delicious, and Sharon's is the only place I will eat rutabegas!
Try it.. you will like it.