Atlanta's Celebrity-Owned Restaurants

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Atlanta's mix of big city sophistication and Southern charm has attracted many famous friends. With specialties that cover every craving, from Italian to fried chicken, and locations all around town, some of the city's best restaurants are owned by superstars. Stop by these spots for a taste of the fabulous life and even the occasional star sighting.

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    529 Peachtree Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30308

    7301 Stonecrest Concourse
    Suite 123
    Lithonia, GA 30038

    Southern cooking runs in the family at Gladys Knight and Ron Winan's Chicken and Waffles. Now headed by Gladys' son, this down-home joint serves soulful comfort classics including, of course, the famous fried chicken and waffles. Get your chicken fix at two locations - Downtown or in Lithonia.

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    261 19th St.
    Atlanta, GA 30363

    Located in Atlantic Station—a mixed-use live, work and play community—Dolce is an intimate Italian eatery that’s owned by That 70's Show costars Ashton Kutcher and Wilmer Valderrama. Serving up rich risottos and homemade pastas, this is a place to see and be seen. Dine by candlelight in the plush dining room or on the romantic newly opened patio.

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    2200 Peachtree Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Sean 'Diddy' Combs opened this Atlanta hot spot in the heart of Buckhead. Featuring southern favorites and Caribbean dishes that pack a punch, Justin’s focuses on fresh ingredients and exotic spices. Local favorites include blackened catfish and curry chicken.

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    793 Juniper Street
    Atlanta, GA 30308

    Hometown hip-hop hero Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges shakes up the dining scene with Straits, a chic Asian-Fusion restaurant inspired by the flavors of Singapore. Embracing the true spirit of the South, Straits encourages family-style dining and offers creative cocktails like the Lemongrass Mojito.

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    1587 Howell Mill Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA

    FLIP is owned by a culinary celebrity, but a celebrity no less. Richard Blais was a finalist on Bravo's Top Chef and will return to TV in December 2010 for Top Chef All-Stars. FLIP is home to creative burgers and unconventional shakes like the foie gras favorite.