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Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant in Duluth serves steak, lobster tail, crab legs and a baked potato. The restaurant also serves crab cakes and red velvet cake.
Gwinnett Restaurant Guide
Address: 1039 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., suite A 122, Suwanee , Georgia
Last Updated: January 25, 2008
Profile: Housed in a quaint, cottage-styled restaurant, Mimi's Cafe is both elegant and family-friendly. Dishes draw from homestyle, French and New Orleans influences, including fare such as three berry-stuffed French toast, pasta jambalaya and creamy chicken pot pie. Mimi's also offers a lighter lifestyles menu.
Location: 1880 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford.
Web site: http: // www.mimiscafe.com.
Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant
Profile: Decorated with a nautical theme, this eatery serves up a variety of fare from the ocean. Customers often order the restaurant's stuffed seafood entrees, which feature crab stuffing. Grouper, trout, shrimp, catfish, flounder and tilapia are offered both with stuffing or without.
Location: 2750 Buford Highway, Duluth.
Phone : 770-497-3317.
Profile: This restaurant offers custom-made stir-fry dishes from an all-you-can-eat buffet. Customers take a bowl and fill it with ingredients ranging from baby corn and bamboo to spinach and zucchini. Each bowl is topped with one of 16 sauces, such as Korean spicy barbecue, black bean garlic, kung pao and orange ginger sesame. Chefs then take the bowl, add the meat selected by the customer and cook the stir-fry dish in a wok.
Location: 860 Duluth Highway, suite 700, Lawrenceville.
Web site: http: // www.wokinwokoutrestaurant.com.
Profile: At any given moment, diners might expect to see Tony Soprano lounging in one of the restaurant's corner booths. The Italian restaurant dishes out a wide selection of homemade pizzas and entrees such as spaghetti and meatballs, mussels and linguine and cheesesteak subs. With a flat-screen TV mounted next to a wall of video games, the restaurant is ideal for sports fans and families alike.
Location: 1480 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville.
Sushi Rock and Thai Cuisine
Profile: At this restaurant, which offers Japanese and Thai food, the menu includes sushi, as well as curry, stir-fried and noodle dishes. Customers like the Pad Thai, as well as the cooked sushi rolls. The Candy Roll, made with shrimp tempura, avocado and scallions and topped with fried crab meat and cheese, is popular.
Location: 2133 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suwanee.
Phone : 770-237-9955.
Profile: The menu at this high-end restaurant offers a range of American, Asian, Italian and continental fare, such as fresh ahi tuna tartare, Cajun-style pork tenderloin and seafood ravioli. Customers should be sure to finish the meal with a signature dessert, notably, the fried ice cream.
Location: 2445 Moon Road, Grayson.
Web site: http://www.cornerstonegrill.net.
Profile: Don't let the exterior fool you: Crossroads Grill isn't just another restaurant along the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard stretch. This bar and grill serves upscale dishes, such as Black Angus filet mignon and spinach and artichoke-stuffed tilapia, but retains a cool, family atmosphere.
Location: 360 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee.
Web site: http://www.crossroadsbarandgrille.com.
Profile: The menu at this barbecue restaurant is simple, centering on sweet and spicy barbecue and standard Southern sides. Hungry families flock to the diner for the huge racks of smothered ribs, piles of shredded pork and smoked chicken salad.
Location: 1944 Braselton Highway, Buford.
Web site: http://www.holysmokes-bbq.com.
Profile: Steaks are the best sellers at this Chicago-style steakhouse, located inside the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place hotel. The 10-ounce Matambre Filet, the house specialty, is topped with crab meat and roasted red peppers, then covered in a spicy pepper jack cheese. The menu goes beyond red meat to offer a large variety of seafood, chicken, pasta and salad dishes as well.
Location: 1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth.
Web site: http://www.marriott.com.
Gimza Polish Restaurant
Profile: The only Polish restaurant in the state specializes in ethnic favorites, including kielbasa, pierogi and croquettes, which are filled with minced pork, onions, mushrooms and sauerkraut. A large selection of vodkas, a plethora of Polish beers by the bottle and a multinational wine list round out the offerings.
Location: 3435 Medlock Bridge Road, suite 209, Norcross.
Chin Chin 7
Profile: Located directly across from the Arena at Gwinnett Center and minutes from the affluent Sugarloaf Country Club, Chin Chin 7 attracts area sports stars, celebrities and performers. The restaurant offers traditional Chinese dishes with an upscale twist, as well as sushi, soups and the stew-like Hot Pots.
Location: 6575 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.
Nadia's West African Restaurant
Profile: African dishes with a soul-food influence are served at Nadia's, where the best-sellers include deep-fried tilapia and barbecue beef ribs. For those nervous to try more authentic fare, the restaurant offers an on-the-house sampler plate so first-timers can try before they buy.
Location: 5245 Langford Road, suite A, Norcross.
Web site: http://www.nadiarestaurant.com.
Profile: In this modern-day, family-oriented take on "Cheers," each table has its own flat-screen plasma TV. The menu includes something for every taste, from a monstrous chef's salad to racks of baby-back ribs smothered in hickory sauce. The K Sampler features a few bites of each appetizer, including fried mozzarella sticks, Buffalo wings and potato skins.
Location: 4955 Sugarloaf Parkway. Lawrenceville.
Web site: http://www.kaysonsgrille.com.
The Blue Rooster Cafe
Profile: Like something that leapt right off the pages of Southern Living magazine, this restaurant is known for its sweet, signature chicken salad. It offers a traditional menu, but that doesn't stop the owners from adding new dishes to their repertoire, like a Reuben big enough to belong in a Manhattan deli and a Cuban loaded up with layers of pork and ham and topped with a tangy mustard. Make sure you leave room for dessert. There's plenty.
Location: 107 Main St., Lilburn.
Boudreaux's Cajun Restaurant
Location: 860 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville.
Web site: http://www.boudreauxscajun.com.
Location: AquaKnox is located on the second floor of the Terminus building at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Piedmont Road, directly above BrickTop's restaurant . 3280 Peachtree Road, Atlanta
Phone : 404-477-5600
Web site: http://www.aquaknox.net.
Palomilla's Cuban Grill House
Location: The restaurant is located in the Spalding Drive shopping center, just past the intersection of Spalding Drive and Holcomb Bridge Road in Norcross. 6470 Spalding Drive, suite B, Norcross.
Phone: 770- 242-0510.
Web site: http://www.palomillasatlanta.com.
Provino's Italian Restaurant
Location: 2050 East Main St., Snellville
Web site: http://www.provinos.com
Dagwood's Sandwich Shoppe
Location: Dagwood's is located in the new Suwanee Depot Shopping Center on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, near the I-85 overpass.
Last Updated: January 11, 2008
McCray's Tavern on the Square
Location: The tavern is located in the heart of Lawrenceville's downtown square, in the historic Monfort Drugs building.
Last Updated: January 18, 2008
Profile: Located in a Lawrenceville strip shopping center, the restaurant serves up traditional north Indian homestyle cooking, such as mild curries, vegetables seasoned with yogurt or pomegranate powder and lots of greens. Try a sample of everything from the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Location: 1848 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville.
Web site: http://www.thearomadelight.com.
Indigo Joe's Sports Pub
Profile: From football to baseball, salads to burgers, Indigo Joe's offers something for every taste. Customer favorites include the Mexican chicken salad, the Regular Joe burger and the sauce-smothered baby back ribs. The sports pub features 42 flat screen TVs, all turned to sports channels, as well as a game room for children.
Location: 3890 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suwanee.
Web site: http:// www.indigojoes.com.