Atlanta >Food & Dining > Wyatt's Diner
1674 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031733.747797 -84.332846
Neighborhoods: Eastside, Kirkwood, Eastside
This grungy little shack does surprisingly decent 'cue off Memorial Drive. – In Short
Cut out of the same mold as neighboring Miss Anne's Snack Bar, Wyatt's immediately comes acrss as a barbecue joint, not a restaurant. There is a tiny porch that feels like it's about to topple over, a skinny counter to take your order and no tables. But the 'cue exceeds the rickety confines. The sauce--sort of hybrid between the sweetness of Kansas City and the tang from North Carolina--perfectly enhances the chopped pork sandwich, though don't use it on the smoky-delicious ribs, which are best served dry. Amid a myriad of old-school Southern staples, (pig ear sandwich, anyone?) a side of mac 'n'cheese is a must-try, light and fluffy with chucks of cheddar. Expect a steady stream folks filing in for lunch, from blue collar workers to sharply-dressed businessmen, making small talk with the sweet-as-pie staff.
Never judge a book by its cover... – This is no "diner" - this is "Que".
Let me start of by stating that I'm a BBQ snob. I grew up in Kansas City, moved to Texas at 24, then to Atlanta at 27. I've worked at BBQ restaurants & I've had GREAT BBQ. And I don't use any sauce other than Gates (spicy combined with original), even though I have to order it online or have mom send it. My only issue is that I don't like bones, so I won't touch ribs... I know, it's so wrong....
Wyatt's looks shabby on the outside. And, yes, shabby on the inside. BUT the food is WONDERFUL!!!!! And I've found a sauce that is good outside of KC (sorry Mr. Gates). I had the chop pork sandwich with an order of mac & cheese. YUM!!! I almost didn't make it home before busting into the sandwich! (Wyatt's is take-out). Very nice helping of the meat, and enough sauce to coat it in saucy goodness :) I ordered the rib tips for my husband - so we'll see how he likes those when he gets home.
You should definately eat here!
Best in town!! – Recommended by a coworker and I'm forever thankful. Don't be put off by the exterior, or for that fact, the interior. These people know how to do it right. The ribs are super, pinto beans great and the blckeyed peas are some of the best. I think that that I could live on this food, granted I would end up to be 300lbs.
Don't plan to eat here, strickly a take-out joint.
Lesser-known BBQ the best in town – Wyatts serves up the best BBQ Ive found in Atlanta. The ribs are extra meaty, the portions gigantic, and the prices inexpensive. And the sauce is simply fantastic. The location isnt particularly convenient unless you live in the neighborhood, but this place is worth a drive from anywhere in town if youre looking for great BBQ.
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