The Crafty Hog is Smyrna’s resident barbecue and beer joint, serving the best low and slow cooked meats in town. The barbecue plates are the most popular dishes on the menu, with diners given a vast option of protein, sides and sauce to create their perfect bespoke barbecue dish. Specialty sandwiches, salads and entrees are also available for those who want to mix it up a bit. The building which houses the restaurant is of historical interest, having originally housed Howard’s Delicatessen.
The Crafty Hog, 652 Concord Road SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30082, USA, +1 770 801 8815.
Sushi may not be at the top of the cuisines that you would expect to find in Georgia, but Asian cuisine is undoubtedly growing in prominence across the state. The best food speaks for itself, and Maru Sushi‘s dishes very much let the flavors do the talking. The dishes are unpretentious, made simply with fresh ingredients and served traditionally. The menu is quite extensive and will please even the most discerning sushi aficionado, with a wide variety of sushi rolls, sashimi and nigiri alongside cooked tempura, rice, noodle dishes and changing dinner entrees.
Maru Sushi, 4454 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Georgia 30080, USA, +1 770 434 7799.
Muss & Turner serves generous portions of a variety of chicken, pork, beef and seafood dishes that will give you plenty to ponder over, plus several vegetarian dishes. For aspiring sommeliers, head down on Tuesday evening for their wine tasting evenings.
Siam Square serves traditional Thai dishes, evoking the urban, hip and relaxed atmosphere of Thailand‘s capital, making diners feel like they are in the original Siam Square. The food is cooked in the traditional home style, and the friendly staff will happily give recommendations for the uninitiated, though Siam Square’s own curry and, of course, the Pad Thai come highly recommended. For vegetarians, there is a good selection of meat-free dishes, and for meat eaters most of the dishes come with a choice of chicken, pork, beef or shrimp. Beware of the dishes marked ‘very spicy’ as the heat definitely grows.