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After praising J.R. Crickets' chicken wings, karaoke shindigs, and live music, Metromix went on to declare the late-night-dining destination a place where "[m]odern chic and good times meet." J.R. Crickets' culinary crew lightly fries or grills seafood, slathers baby back ribs in sauce, and carefully calibrates wings to three levels of spiciness. Diners can opt to take feasts to-go or kick back in the eatery, where TVs and live DJs forge an atmosphere as high-spirited as a haunted mountaintop.

6608 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro,
GA
US

It began with a burger. In 2001, entrepreneur Quentin Love wanted to improve his Chicago community by opening a business that would not only create much-needed jobs, but also help his neighbors lead healthier lives. To this aim, he opened his first restaurant, which centered on his newest, healthiest recipe: the jive turkey burger, a bunned treat smothered in grilled onions that contained a fraction of the fat of its beef-laden brethren. The burger proved so popular he began experimenting with a whole range of comfort fare reimagined with turkey. By serving dishes such as turkey tacos, turkey stir-fry, and turkey chops smothered in gravy and onions, Turkey Chop lends diners a healthier way to enjoy classic American eats. But unlike an oven caught in a November time warp, the kitchen has more than turkey—chicken, fish, shrimp, and vegetarian versions of many dishes still help guests avoid fat while savoring guilt-inducing flavors.

624 Southside Commercial Pkwy
Jonesboro,
GA
US

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