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24 Decadent ATL Foods That Won't Break The Bank

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Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community for their favorite cheap eats in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Here are the best of their scrumptious responses.

1. The buttermilk pancakes at nationally recognized brunch spot Ria's Bluebird.

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"So, on behalf of those who actually live in downtown, I must recommend Ria's Bluebird's buttermilk pancakes. They're ranked best pancakes in the world by the New York Times and only $7. Bonus: The location is right in heart of downtown and across from the historical Oakland Cemetery."

—Allie Alexander, Facebook

2. A Thai tea or a strawberry rhubarb popsicle from King of Pops.

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"KoP thai tea pops in the summer are the best."

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3. Any of the sweet treats at Sublime Doughnuts.

"I’m from ATL and LEMME TELL YA, nothing compares to a few Sublime Doughnuts on a fall day."—sunbeamshow
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"I’m from ATL and LEMME TELL YA, nothing compares to a few Sublime Doughnuts on a fall day."

sunbeamshow

4. The glorious smorgasbord of options at Atlanta Food Truck Park.

"God’s gift to my hometown!"

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5. The decadent Double D sliders (with grilled Krispy Kreme buns!) from Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand.

Instagram: @isaachayes3

"SO GOOD."

—Salimah Mohamed

6. Crispy sesame fries and tong dak tacos from Hankook Taqueria.

"I live for Hankook Taqueria’s tong dak tacos. I promise it really doesn’t get better than cheap Mexican-Korean food."—ddean4
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"I live for Hankook Taqueria’s tong dak tacos. I promise it really doesn’t get better than cheap Mexican-Korean food."

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7. The utterly obscene Porn Dog at Porter Beer Bar.

Instagram: @alextumay

"It speaks for itself."

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8. The massive, overstuffed burritos at El Myr.

"The green burrito from El Myr! Really any of their burritos because they max out around eight bucks. Props if you can: a) eat the whole thing b) without a fork."—amandad12
Instagram: @dropsofshaylei

"The green burrito from El Myr! Really any of their burritos because they max out around eight bucks. Props if you can: a) eat the whole thing b) without a fork."

amandad12

9. A slice of cheesy goodness from Fellini's Pizza.

"Dude… Fellini’s Pizza. $2.75 the slice. They’re open until 2 a.m., and you can get cheap beer too. BEST PIZZA IN ATLANTA! Love this place."—anis415
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"Dude… Fellini’s Pizza. $2.75 the slice. They’re open until 2 a.m., and you can get cheap beer too. BEST PIZZA IN ATLANTA! Love this place."

anis415

10. The fries and alioli from Fred’s Meat and Bread.

Instagram: @fredsmeatbread

"The best thing in ATL are the fries and aioli from Fred's Meat and Bread at Krog Street Market!!! Yummy!"

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11. The classic ATL fish and grits from Thumbs Up Diner.

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“It doesn’t get any more southern than the fish and grits at Thumbs Up Diner.”

Essence Gant

12. The 10-for-10 delicious and tender smoked wings at The Local.

"Any of the smoked wings at The Local."—Jessie Landon Dixon, Facebook
Instagram: @le_chiffre_

"Any of the smoked wings at The Local."

—Jessie Landon Dixon, Facebook

13. The award-winning shrimp and grits from The Flying Biscuit.

Instagram: @katsnacks

"OH MY GAWD! Anything at Flying Biscuit!"

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14. The incredibly inexpensive pho and bánh mì lunch special at Lee's Bakery on Buford Highway.

Instagram: @chingyaow

"It is THE BEST. Buford Highway is the gem of the South. OMG I want it now."

—Salimah Mohamed

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15. The spicy pork or bulgogi bowl from Ssam Burger.

"The spicy pork bowl from Ssam Burger."—ohm
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"The spicy pork bowl from Ssam Burger."

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16. The insanely filling cheesesteak at The Mad Italian.

"My parents dated there over 40 years ago, and my family still goes back every now and again to eat. Best cheesesteaks EVER!!!"—collmar
Instagram: @derik_chavez

"My parents dated there over 40 years ago, and my family still goes back every now and again to eat. Best cheesesteaks EVER!!!"

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17. Hot dogs and onion rings from The Varsity.

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"Anything from The Varsity. It’s all horribly greasy, salty, and generally questionable but is UNDENIABLY the best cheap food in Atlanta. I mean, who doesn’t love a so-disgusting-that-it’s-delicious hot dog and heap of fries served on a paper plate?!"

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18. The fried chicken and sides at Busy Bee's.

"If you don't get Busy Bee's fried chicken when you're in the A, your trip doesn't count."—Essence Gant
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"If you don't get Busy Bee's fried chicken when you're in the A, your trip doesn't count."

Essence Gant

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19. The Papi's Sandwich from Papi's Cuban and Caribbean Grill.

Instagram: @mylifeasindia

"Hands down, my favorite sandwich anywhere, ever."

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20. A gargantuan slice of peperroni pizza from Edgewood Pizza.

"A king slice is $5.50 and it’s like four slices in one."—anisajanay
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"A king slice is $5.50 and it’s like four slices in one."

anisajanay

21. Yummy ramen from Haru Ichiban in Duluth.

Instagram: @chowdownatlanta

"Ramen from Haru Ichiban in Duluth."

melonyg

22. A classic sandwich & soup from Reuben's Deli.

"Reuben’s Deli, downtown. Hands down the best sandwiches in the city. They’re HUGE!! The soups, salads, and sides are just as worthy, and for around nine dollars you can be full for an entire day!"—anaiseq
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"Reuben’s Deli, downtown. Hands down the best sandwiches in the city. They’re HUGE!! The soups, salads, and sides are just as worthy, and for around nine dollars you can be full for an entire day!"

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23. The creamy, gooey lobster bisque at the Steamhouse Lounge.

"$6.25 for a bowl and you’ll love life forever."—spainish
Instagram: @hqwilliams

"$6.25 for a bowl and you’ll love life forever."

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24. And the thick, classic Village Burger at Village Burger.

"At Village Burger in Dunwoody Village, get a Village Burger, fries, and mouthwatering frozen custard. It’s the best burger and milkshake in the world. Everyone should go at least once in their lives."—cjsamsky
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"At Village Burger in Dunwoody Village, get a Village Burger, fries, and mouthwatering frozen custard. It’s the best burger and milkshake in the world. Everyone should go at least once in their lives."

cjsamsky

Responses have been edited and condensed for clarity.

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