Fresh milk mozzarella, tomato, basil, balsamic reduction, and extra virgin olive oil.
Moist, lightly breaded, bite-size tenders served with Bobby’s horseradish sauce.
Sweet and spicy peppers, stuffed with cream cheese, lightly fried, with a side of raspberry vinaigrette.
Manuel’s Cheese Nachos
Tortilla chips topped with our homemade jalapeño cheese dip, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, green onions, and jalapeños. Sour Cream, Salsa - On Request.
Add Fresh Guacamole(extra)$2.75
Add BBQ Pork, Chicken, Chili, or Black Beans (Full Order)(extra)$1.00
Add BBQ Pork, Chicken, Chili, or Black Beans (Half Order)(extra)$1.50
Steak or Chicken, in a grilled flour tortilla with melted Jack and Cheddar. Lettuce, tomato, sour cream and fresh salsa on the side.
Our famous Buffalo wings, served with celery and bleu cheese dressing. Or Choose: Terry Style (special house sauce), Lemon Pepper, Teriyaki, Hickory BBQ, or Jerk - All $0.50 extra for 10 pcs./$1 extra for 20pcs.
Served with Bobby’s horseradish sauce and fries.
Homemade, served with grilled panini bread, kalamata olives, and cucumbers.
Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Served with homemade marinara sauce.
Soups & Salads
Salad Dressings: Italian, Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, 1000 Island, Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fat Free Ranch, Fat Free Raspberry.
Our Homemade Soups
Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Soup of the Day, Beef and Bean Chili.
Big Stan’s Brunswick Stew
Our famous homemade specialty, with chicken, pulled pork, BBQ sauce and more.
Bowl of Black Beans and Yellow Rice
Topped with melted Jack cheese.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, over fresh greens.
Turkey, Black Forest ham, Applewood bacon, chopped egg, Jack cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions over fresh greens.
Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, pepperoncinis, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions over fresh greens. Greek vinaigrette on the side.
Grilled or Fried Chicken Salad
With tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, mushrooms over fresh greens.
Grilled Salmon Salad
With tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, mushrooms over fresh greens.
Grilled chicken, avocado, Applewood bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, chopped egg, red onions, tomatoes over fresh greens.
Tuna or Chicken Salad Scoop
One large scoop of homemade tuna salad or chicken salad over fresh greens with tomatoes, and dressing of your choice.
Add your choice of toppings - chili, kraut, cheese, slaw $0.75 each. onion, relish on request.
Manuel’s Ballpark Dog
An all-beef grilled hot dog in a toasted bun.
Loaded Ballpark Dog
Our ballpark dog, topped with the works – chili, cheese, kraut, onion, relish and slaw, on a plate with a fork.
1/2 lb. all-beef monster hot dog with fries.
1/2 lb. all-beef monster hot dog with fries, topped with the works – chili, cheese, kraut, onion, relish and slaw.
All sandwiches served with steak fries. Sub a Side Salad, or a Cup of Homemade Chili or Soup as your side - $2.25 extra. Add To Any Sandwich: Bleu Crumbled, Cheddar, Jack, Swiss, American, Pepper Jack, or Provolone Cheese - $0.95 extra, Applewood Bacon $1.75 extra, Sautéed Mushrooms, Bell Peppers or Onions - each $0.50 extra Add Chili or Avocado $1.50 extra.
Christian’s Spicy Salmon Wrap
Grilled salmon, avocado, red onion, Parmesan, romaine lettuce, and Christian’s special blend of spices, wrapped in a flour tortilla.
Sliced lamb and beef, grilled, with fresh tomato, lettuce and tzatziki sauce on panini bread.
Add Feta cheese(extra)$0.95
Portobello Mushroom Sandwich
Marinated portobello mushroom cap, fresh goat cheese, roasted red bell pepper, marinated red onion, and tomato on a wheat bun.
Grilled steak or chicken, chopped and topped with white American cheese, sautéed onions and bell peppers on a hoagie roll.
Grandbobby’s Pork Chop Sandwich
Our marinated, grilled, boneless house chop served on a kaiser roll with lettuce, red onion, and tomato.
Turkey, Black Forest ham, roast beef and Applewood bacon with Swiss and American, lettuce and tomato on toasted sourdough; mayo on request.
Memphis BBQ Sandwich
Sliced pork, slow-cooked, then grilled with our house BBQ sauce, topped with slaw, on a kaiser roll.
Chicken or Tuna Melt
Homemade chicken or tuna salad on grilled multi-grain bread, with tomato, banana peppers and Provolone.
Crab Cake Sandwich
Homemade, with crab meat, a dash of shrimp and spices, lightly breaded and fried, on a kaiser roll with homemade jalapeño tartar sauce on the side.
Turkey or corned beef on grilled marble rye with sauerkraut and Swiss. 1000 island on the side.
Blackened Tuna Sandwich
Grilled tuna filet rubbed with special blackened spices, on a wheat bun with lettuce, tomato and onion; homemade chipotle mayo on the side.
USDA choice house-roasted prime rib, thinly sliced, dipped in hot au jus, served on a hoagie roll, with sides of au jus and sour cream horseradish sauce.
Portobello mushrooms, sautéed onions, fresh tomatoes, bell peppers and sun sprouts topped with melted Jack and Provolone on grilled multigrain bread.
Megan’s Favorite Nutella Sandwich
Crunchy peanut butter, Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, and sliced Granny Smith apples on sourdough.
American cheese on sourdough.
Add Applewood Bacon$1.75
Add Black Forest Ham or Turkey$1.95
Burgers & Un-Burgers
All Burgers served with steak fries. Sub a Side Salad, or a Cup of Homemade Chili or Soup as your side - $2.25 extra. Add To Any Burgers: Bleu Crumbled, Cheddar, Jack, Swiss, American, Pepper Jack, or Provolone Cheese - $0.95 extra, Applewood Bacon $1.75 extra, Sautéed Mushrooms, Bell Peppers or Onions - each $0.50 extra Add Chili or Avocado $1.50 extra.
Kobe Style Burger
Ten ounces of American Kobe style beef blended with our own spice mix, then grilled slowly to perfection, with lettuce, tomato, and onion on a challah roll.
Our 1/2 lb. patty with lettuce, tomato, onion on a kaiser roll.
Our 1/2 lb. burger on grilled wheat toast with onion, Swiss and American cheese, served with fries and onion rings.
Our 1/3 lb. burger with lettuce, tomato and white onion on a kaiser roll.
Southwestern Chicken Grill
Blackened chicken breast, with avocado, Pepper Jack cheese, Applewood bacon, and salsa on a kaiser bun, with lettuce, tomato and onion.
Grilled Chicken Breast
Marinated, grilled chicken breast with lettuce, tomato and onion on a kaiser roll.
Created with black beans, corn, oats and more, served with homemade tahini dressing, lettuce, tomato and onion on a wheat bun.
Veg of the Day
Black Beans & Yellow Rice
Macaroni and Cheese
Marinated Fresh Veggies
Fresh-Cooked Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Tots
Substitutions For Any Side Dish
Cup of Homemade Chili or Soup of the Day
Cup of Brunswick Stew
Loaded Baked Potato
Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Apple, Blueberry or Pecan Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Cheesecake Fresh From Sweet Auburn Bakery
ask your server for today’s selection.
12-oz. hand-cut USDA choice Angus, flame-grilled, with a baked potato, marinated fresh veggies, Texas toast and side salad. Recommended medium rare.
Sliced to order, 10-oz. USDA choice Angus, dipped in au jus and flat-grilled, with a baked potato, Texas toast, side of au jus and a side salad. Recommended medium rare.
Slow-cooked baby back pork ribs, coated with our homemade BBQ sauce, served with Texas toast, steak fries and slaw.
House Pork Chops
Two marinated, grilled boneless pork chops served with smashed potatoes, marinated fresh veggies and Texas toast on the side.
Spicy chicken breast, with Texas toast, black beans and yellow rice.
Chicken breast baked with homemade marinara, Mozzarella, and Parmesan, served with penne noodles, garlic toast and a side salad.
Grilled Blackened Tuna Steak
Topped with homemade southwestern mango salsa, with veg of the day and yellow rice and Texas toast on the side.
Grilled Salmon Filet
Topped with pineapple jalapeño salsa with veg of the day and yellow rice and Texas toast.
Our homemade 3-cheese lasagna, with Italian sausage, served with a side salad and a slice of garlic toast.
Old Fashioned Meatloaf Plate
A generous slice of our homemade meatloaf, topped with tomato-onion gravy, with Texas toast, smashed potatoes and collard greens.
In 1956 Manuel Maloof bought Harry's Delicatessen, a quiet sandwich and beer joint on the corner of North and North Highland Avenues in Atlanta. The store featured a front of Stone Mountain granite and an interior of makeshift counters and fluorescent lights.Manuel wanted to create from this a neighborhood watering hole, modeled on the old country taverns he had visited while stationed in England during World War II. To match that vision, he salvaged furnishings from grand old homes and stores scheduled for demolition -- light fixtures, wall paneling, mismatched chairs, tables and booths--and opened Manuel's Tavern.Manuel obtained the main bar itself from his father, Gibran Maloof, who owned the Tip Top Billiard Parlor on Pryor Street. It was barely saved from a fire at the Parlor and then moved to Manuel's. That bar, which is now the centerpiece of the Tavern, is over a century old. It is dotted with plaques bearing the names of Manuel's regulars who have passed on. Time and customers provided the Tavern's other physical characteristics, such as the burn scars on the bar and tabletops, the nicotine stained walls and pictures, the beer can collection, and even the nude painting of a customer's wife, which Manuel bought for $200 because the man was pressed for money.
Over time, Manuel and his brother Robert, who joined the business shortly after it opened, acquired the adjoining buildings next to their small business and expanded the Tavern. First they added one room, then another, all oddly shaped and accessible by short stairways and ramps. These spaces became meeting places for the ever-expanding crowds. As the Tavern grew, so did Manuel's career in politics. Robert took over the day-to-day operations. Manuel eventually became CEO of Dekalb County. His political career dovetailed with the Tavern, which he said gave him "an ideal vantage point from which to observe his widely diverse patrons" and the opportunity "to listen to the man on the street."
Over time, Manuel developed friends on the local, state, and national levels of politics. Eventually, Manuel retired from both the Tavern and politics, following three terms as CEO of DeKalb County. He is still fondly referred to as the "Godfather" of Georgia Democratic politics. Manuel Maloof passed away in August of 2004. But the Tavern still bears the mark of his political and historic legacy. It is known as the place where Jimmy Carter first announced his intentions to run for governor in 1970. It is where Emory theologian Tom Altizer first talked about his theory that God was "dead." It is where L.A. Dodgers manager Tommy LaSorda, writer James Dickey, Senator Sam Nunn, actor Brian Dennehy, singer David Crosby, and Atlanta mayors Andrew Young, Maynard Jackson, and Shirley Franklin, and many, many more have dropped in through the years to meet patrons and discuss current affairs. Reminders of these events and more line the walls of every room of the Tavern, now more than 4,000 square feet large and still gathering crowds from every walk of life. Though Manuel has passed and Robert has retired, the Tavern is still owned and operated by the Maloof family and run by several loyal employees--some of whom have been here for more than 30 years--all of whom play an integral part in moving the Tavern toward the next half-century.