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DATE: 08-17-2000
PUBLICATION: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
SECTION: Fayette Extra

Best barbecue restaurant

Du-Roc Cafe Pit Bar-B-Q

Fayetteville: 115 Marquis Drive

Traditional barbecued favorites from chicken to pork are cooked over an open pit for lunch and dinner.

Best breakfast restaurant

International House of Pancakes

Fayetteville: 705 N. Jeff Davis Drive

Newnan: 630 Bullsboro Drive

Fill up on a "Rooty-Tooty Fresh 'n Fruity" (double eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes) any time they're open.

Best Chinese restaurant

Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

Newnan: 34 Bullsboro Drive

Flavors from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and other Asian nations appeal to a wide range of tastes.

Best coffeehouse

Starbucks Coffee Co.

Fayetteville: 98 Pavilion Parkway

Fresh flavors in various strengths satisfy all your java cravings. And there's a selection of sweets and reading materials, too.

Best desserts

City Cafe and Bakery

Fayetteville: 215 S. Glynn St.

Key lime pie, fruit tarts with Bavarian cream and triple chocolate cake served with cappuccinos and specialty coffees make this a sweet place for lunch, dinner or a treat.

Best fast-food chain


Multiple locations

Those spelling-impaired cows know how to whip up chicken breast sandwiches, waffle fries, soup and salads to please.

Best hamburger


Peachtree City: 200 Peachtree East Shopping Center

Customize these sizzling, meaty patties with an assortment of tasty items from the huge toppings bar.

Best Hispanic restaurant

El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

Multiple locations

Classic Mexican dishes at great prices make this chain a popular place for lunch and dinner.

Best ice cream/yogurt shop


Fayetteville: 770 N. Glynn St.

Peachtree City: 452 Crosstown Drive

It's not just ice cream anymore: Check out the sherbets, frozen yogurts, fruit smoothies and sugar-free, fat-free treats.

Best Italian restaurant

Milano's Italian Restaurant

Fayetteville: 660 N. Glynn St.

Sharpsburg: 3500 E. Ga. 34

From classic spaghetti and Italian steak to salmon Cleopatra (in a pineapple cream sauce with almond slivers), these homemade favorites are crowd pleasers.

Best local restaurant

The Village Cafe

Fayetteville: 175 Banks Station

Comfortable booths and live music add to the fun of this American cafe with a French twist.

Best neighborhood pub

Y-Knot Sports Bar

Peachtree City: 216 Northlake Drive

Mingle at the two bars and hang out with friends in the three- tiered arena lined with TVs.

Best pizza place

Partners II Pizza

Peachtree City: 215 Northlake Drive

For 23 years, Partners has been turning out gourmet pizzas (red potato and sour cream) along with traditional favorites.

Best place for bagels

Manhattan Bagel Co.

Peachtree City: 584 Crosstown Drive

More than 15 sorts of circles are made daily and served with a variety of cream cheese spreads and sandwich toppings.

Best place to eat, drink and watch sports

Y-Knot Sports Bar

Peachtree City: 216 Northlake Drive

This multilevel gathering place has a nonsmoking section, two bars, 40 TVs and a full menu.

Best restaurant for families with children


Multiple locations

Plenty of choices and a place for the kids to play while Mom and Dad relax make this a family favorite.

Best restaurant for Sunday brunch

International House of Pancakes

Fayetteville: 705 N. Jeff Davis Drive

Breakfast fans can order eggs to pancakes, with all the side dishes, while lunchers can skip right to the sandwiches and salads.

Best sandwiches/subs

Schlotzsky's Deli

Newnan: 1015 Bullsboro Drive

Peachtree City: 147 S. Ga. 74

Fresh rolls and premium meats come in almost any combination to satisfy your appetite.

Best seafood restaurant

Red Lobster

Newnan: 990 Bullsboro Drive

From catfish to crab legs, Maine lobster to mahi-mahi, it's broiled, baked and fried to perfection.

Best Southern cooking

Du-Roc Cafe Pit Bar-B-Q

Fayetteville: 115 Marquis Drive

Good ol' Southern barbecue cooked over an open pit is a local favorite.

Best special occasion restaurant

Village Cafe

Fayetteville: 175 Banks Station

Lunch and dinner are always events with a fine-dining menu that ranges from pecan-grilled chicken and filet mignon to seared baby veal chops and Tuscan meatloaf.

Photo The chicken sandwiches,waffle fries, soups and salads served up by spelling-impaired cows --- plus plenty of play equipment --- make Chick-fil-A the best fast-food chain and best restaurant for families with children. / IAN O. IRVING / Staff Photo Readers chose Dynasty, on Bullsboro Drive in Newnan, as the area's best Chinese restaurant. / IAN O. IRVING / Staff Photo City Cafe & Bakery in Fayetteville was named best place for desserts. Here, owner Jorg Schatte arranges the day's creations in the display case. Key lime pie, fruit tarts and triple chocolate cake are specialties. / IAN O. IRVING / Staff Photo Readers in Fayette and Coweta picked the Du-Roc Cafe Pit Bar-B-Q in Fayetteville as their favorite place for barbecue and Southern cooking. / IAN O. IRVING / Staff Photo The Village Cafe in Fayetteville, owned by Susi and Patrick Boutier, was named best local restaurant and best special-occasion restaurant. / IAN O. IRVING / Staff

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