Evans Fine Foods to close next month.
Evans Fine Foods, an intown icon for nearly 70 years, is slated to close next month. An employee at the restaurant confirmed today to Decaturish that the restaurant is closing. I subsequently confirmed the closure is (currently) slated to occur by mid-November. There are currently no plans to reopen the business elsewhere.
Evans occupies a freestanding 3,400 square foot building in Emory Commons, a Publix-anchored center at the corner of North Decatur and Clairmont Roads.
As sad as it is, I was literally driving by the restaurant this past weekend and thinking to myself how crazy it was that although I'd grown up nearby, I'd never dined at Evans. I've now committed to making it in before closing.
Evans serves a variety of fresh vegetables, homemade desserts, and assorted other classic southern and diner fare.
According to an obituary for Herbert Evans, one of the restaurant's original founders, the North Decatur location was once one of four locations in metro Atlanta.
"In 1946, the first Evans Fine Foods opened at 290 Ponce de Leon Ave. In the years to follow, three more restaurants were opened on Peachtree Street, North Decatur Road, and Candler Road. Herb was the bookkeeper and his brothers (John & Tom) ran the day-to-day activities within the restaurants. The Evans brothers loved their restaurants and truly cared about their business and serving their customers. In 1982 the remaining restaurant on North Decatur Road was sold to Steve Kontos and Pete Costarides."
What is your favorite dish at Evans Fine Foods? What would you like to see open in its place at Emory Commons? What is your favorite "classic Atlanta restaurant?"
Please share your thoughts below.