Jonesboro Food Fans Greeted with Huge Farmers Market and Interesting Restaurants
Jonesboro is a stone's throw from a dizzying list of restaurant choices in Atlanta, but good food with a local flair without even driving to the city can be found in Clayton County, too, from barbecue and Thai food to one of the largest farmers markets in the world for stocking the kitchen with fresh from the farm food.
Barbecue at Dean's Barbeque
For more than half a century, barbecue lovers have know that Dean's Barbeque on South Main Street is the best spot to pick up open-pit smoked, tender, chopped pork served with a vinegar-based sauce. There is an outdoor seating area for customers, but most just drive up and take the food to go. Their "hot deal" consists of two sandwiches, chips and a drink.
The Dwarf House Jonesboro
For an interesting spin on a typical trip to Chick-fil-A, head to the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House of Jonesboro on Tara Boulevard. The Dwarf House is the family dining concept of Chick-fil-A- Inc., and there are only a handful of locations. At The Dwarf House, diners will find a menu greatly expanded from Chick-fil-A's usual offerings.
Atlanta State Farmers Market
Perhaps the biggest thing on the food scene near Jonesboro is the Atlanta State Farmers Market in Forest Park. The market is one of the largest in the world and consists of 150 acres of fresh produce, flowers and many other goods, such as speciality food items.
Flavors of Thailand
A Jonesboro restaurant that consistently gets rave online reviews from diners is Flavors of Thailand on Spur 138. Diners have dubbed it "one of the best secrets of the southside" for its friendly service, casual atmosphere and authentic Thai food.