The Best of South Fulton 5

From food and drink to home repair, you voted for all of your favorites.

BOSF Winners 2015

Thank you, South Fulton. When we put out the call for a few of your favorite businesses on our South Fulton Lifestyle Facebook page, you did not hesitate to nominate and vote. Though there were some close calls and even a few ties, most of the results were clear. You’ve definitely got your standout businesses, from the best restaurants to your favorite home repair. You voted! And it is our pleasure to share with you the results.

Best Breakfast/ Brunch

Winner – Thumb’s Up Diner

An Atlanta favorite, the location in East Point has the charm of an old-fashioned diner but the food is what keeps you coming back. Order the fried fish and grits, colossal pancakes, or a yummy concoction called the Heap, a breakfast skillet of eggs, roasted potatoes, and the meat of your choice. Lots of healthier options. To avoid the weekend lines, go during the Falcons game!

Honorable Mention: The Hill at Serenbe

Best Bakery

Winner – Tie – CamiCakes/ CEO Custom Cakes

If you are in need of a specialty cake, you’ve got to call Courtney Olivari of CEO Custom Cakes. Baker to the stars and creator cakes in any shape, she makes works of art with flour, sugar and fondant. If you are in the Camp Creek Marketplace and need a treat, stop into CamiCakes! They are undeniably cute and each flavor is delicious. Get a scoop of CamiCream while you’re there!

Honorable Mention: Piece of Cake

Best Burger

Winner – Five Guys

This burger joint boasts cheeseburgers like they used to taste and fresh-cut fries. They’ve got the bags of potatoes to prove it. If you like you burger well done, you are in for a treat with lots of toppings to choose from.

Honorable Mention: The Hill at Serenbe

Best Pizza

Winner – Oz Pizza

With locations in East Point and Fairburn, this truly local pizza joint touts great salads, lasagna, and calzones along with their famous build-your-own pizzas that feature dough that is made fresh daily and premium mozzarella.

Honorable Mention: Johnny’s New York Style Pizza

Best Mexican

Winner – La Fiesta

Get all your Mexican and Tex-Mex fare at the Union City location. Go for the nachos, tacos, and burritos. Stay for the margarita pitchers!

Honorable Mention: Mexico Lindo

Best Seafood

Winner – Baltimore Crab and Seafood

Don’t miss the crab cakes or the mac and cheese bites at this Cascade area favorite. And the kale, yes the kale is simply delicious.

Honorable Mention: Spondivits

Best Italian

Winner – Frank’s

The Palmetto location offers lasagne, salads and specialties such as crab stuffed tilapia and Manicotti Florentine. Reservations are recommended. Don’t miss the Express Lunch, 15 minutes guaranteed.

Honorable Mention: Brisco’s

Best Barbecue

Winner – Pit Boss BBQ

This barbecue shack in Hapeville does not disappoint! Enjoy old school atmosphere, pit-smoked meats and sides that are made in house.

Honorable Mention: Tony Morrow’s Real Pit BBQ

Best Chinese

Winner – Mulan Asian Cuisine

Mulan Asian Cascade comes highly recommended whether it’s take-out or an in restaurant experience that you are in search of. The egg drop soup and of course egg rolls are favorites from the extensive menu.

Honorable Mention: Papa Chow

Best Dessert

Winner – Piece of Cake

Baking gourmet cakes in Atlanta since 1985, Piece of Cake offers seasonal and standard flavors, cupcakes and cheesestraws, all made from scratch and available to be shipped all over the country. Visit the South Fulton location on Camp Creek Parkway.

Honorable Mention: CamiCakes

Best Sports Bar

Winner – 3 Way Tie Corner Tavern – Brake Pad – Pizza Bar

Our readers just couldn’t choose in this three-way tie. Why not check out the Hawks with a beer at the Corner Tavern, watch the Braves with a burger at the Brake Pad AND catch a Falcons away game while enjoying Curly’s Fried Wings at the Pizza Bar!

Honorable Mention: The Ultimate Bar and Grill

Best Sushi

Winner – Kiku Japanese Restaurant

Honorable Mention: Mulan’s

Best Steak

Winner – Atlanta Chophouse

Located pre-security in the Atlanta Airport Atrium, the ChopHouse features a menu that blends classic steak house with the local Atlanta atmosphere. Atlanta ChopHouse is an ideal atmosphere for a quick lunch, cocktail receptions, business dinners and celebrations. Stop-by for legendary steaks, chops or seafood.

Honorable Mention: Bentley’s Steakhouse

Best Private School

Winner – Woodward Academy

High on the list of the best private schools in the entire metro area. See our Private School Feature for more on this gem nestled right in College Park.

Honorable Mention: Imhotep Academy

Best Pet Grooming/ Boarding

Pet  owners rave about the many services offered by Dr. Regina Hyde-Nance and her staff, including grooming, boarding, emergency care, and a full service animal hospital to boot.   Located in Fairburn in the Parkway Village shopping center.

Honorable Mention: Pet Port

Best Children’s Activity

Winner – South Fulton Arts Center

The Arts Center on Butner Rd offers classes from pottery to theatre to Zumba to youth ballet. Register for the next session at

Best Electrician

Winner – Mister Sparky

Honorable Mention: J.R. Electrical


Best Family Entertainment

Winner – Cascade Family Skating

Roller skating has a long history in Atlanta and this rink offers a kid-friendly fun with skate rentals, featuring inflatables, food, arcade games and tunes.

Honorable Mention: Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Best Golf Course

Winner – Wolf Creek Golf Course

Wolf Creek has earned a reputation as one of the toughest golf tracks in the Atlanta Metro area. In addition to unparalleled beauty, surprising wildlife, and excellent course conditions in an extremely convenient location, customers rave about the friendly staff and reasonable fees.

Honorable Mention: College Park Historical Golf Course

Best Gym/ Personal Trainer

Winner – LA Fitness

Honorable Mention: CrossFit College Park

Best Hair Salon

Winner – Salon Atara

Yvette Wright and her staff are friendly and professional and provide a relaxing atmosphere in Salon Atara. Located on Butner near St. James Live.

Honorable Mention: D’Lor Salon and Spa

Best Nail Salon

Winner – Cleopatra Nails

Honorable Mention: Unique Nails

Best Spa

Winner – D’Lor Salon and Spa

D’Lor Salon and Spa is dedicated to providing customers with a satisfying and relaxing spa and salon experience in a haven of serenity.  The friendly, dedicated professionals are committed to enhancing the customer’s natural beauty by offering hair care, nail services, and body treatments for men and women.  D’Lor is now offering Laser hair restoration, laser facials, laser hair removal and inch loss services. They are also proud to offer their exclusive Beauty & Wellness Membership for only a $59 monthly fee which offers members a choice of a 1hr Massage or Facial 15 percent off Spa services, 10 percent off Salon services and rollover.

Honorable Mention: Celestial Spa

Best Dentist

Winner – Great Expressions

Honorable Mention: Camp Creek Dentistry

Best Orthodontist

Winner – Beautiful Smiles Dental Centers

Honorable Mention: Tie – Great Expressions – Family Orthodontics

Best Chiropractor

Winner – A Touch of Life

A Touch of Life Family Chiropractic stands out from the crowd of chiropractic offices because of our commitment to improving lives and the way families view and manage their health.  Touch of Life Family Chiropractic has become a place where the entire family can come to begin their lifelong wellness journey together.

Tie: Pain 2 Wellness and Sparlin Healthcare

Best Auto Repair

Winner – City Automotive

Honorable Mention: Wellons Auto Repair

Best Barber Shop

Winner – Goodfella’s

Our readers raved about this barber shop! It’s definitely a cut above the rest!

Honorable Mention: Tie: Phase 3 Barber Shop – Rick’s Barber Shop

Best Roofer

Winner – Legend Roofing

Legend Roofing is owned and operated by David Smith. Legend Roofing Corporation is highly invested in the South Fulton community. Since 2009, David and the Legend Roofing have serviced over 1000 homes and businesses in and around the South Fulton area.  Some of their customers include Woodward Academy, Cascade Gardens Apartments, Starbucks, Legend Roofing, and countless neighbors.

At Legend Roofing Corporation it is their mission is to be recognized as an industry leader and preferred provider for all of their valued customers. Legend Roofing aims to deliver unparalleled roofing services with total commitment to integrity and excellence.

Honorable Mention: Dekaliter Roofers

Best Lawn Care

Winner – Weaver Lawn Care

Weaver offers a professional lawn care service with great customer service and easy pay options.

Honorable Mention: Culpepper Lawn Care

Best Home Repair

Winner – All Care Home Improvement

Honorable Mention: Home Improvement Plus

Best Painter

Winner – Five Star Painting

Honorable Mention: Nu Look Painting and Remodeling

Best Plumber

Winner – Pink Plumber

Honorable Mention: Tie: Head’s Plumbing – Mr. Ed’s Plumbing Company

Best Heating & Air

Winner – Reliable Heating & Air

Honorable Mention: Essential Heating & Air

Best Car Dealer

Winner – Infiniti of South Atlanta

Infiniti of South Atlanta is the highest rated Infiniti dealer in Georgia and the fastest growing dealership in Atlanta. They achieved these standings by committing ourselves to customer satisfaction and automotive excellence. They also attribute their success to being one of the only Infiniti dealers in the area that offer value-added benefits on all their new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Infiniti models. Some of these benefits include our Airport Park and Shuttle Program, Oil Changes for Life Program, VIP Referral Program and so much more. Go online to read some of the Infiniti of South Atlanta reviews and see how their style of doing business has clients raving with satisfaction! According to Kisha Johnson at Infiniti of South Atlanta, “We are incredibly humbled and excited to be nominated for The Best of South Fulton and we look forward to serving South Fulton and the surrounding areas for years to come!”

Honorable Mention: Mercedes Benz