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Watershed

406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA, 30030, United States
TEL: (404) 378-4900

Emily Saliers—otherwise known as one half of the Indigo Girls—and friends launched this terrific southern-comfort-food restaurant in what used to be a gas station in 2000. The building's original rolling glass-paned garage doors and pipe-covered ceiling now look over a cheery dining room painted in citrus colors and lined with capacious wine racks (the first-rate wine list is heavy on boutique and hard-to-find labels). Chef Scott Peacock (a 2007 James Beard award-winner) whips up a menu of down-home favorites using seasonal, local (and often organic) ingredients: whole-roasted chicken with wild mushrooms and stone-ground grits; salmon croquettes; juicy grilled pork chops with collard greens and—natch—mac-'n'-cheese. Under no circumstances should you skip dessert; the cream-cheese pound cake and shortbread-crust pecan tart might make you gain 10 pounds just by looking at them, but they're worth every extra hour you'll spend at the gym.

Insider Tip:

Peacock makes his classic southern fried chicken—salt brined and buttermilk soaked—only on Tuesdays, and if you don't reserve a table, you'll be out of luck.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Brunch
  • BYOB
  • Celeb-Owned
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Notable Chef
  • Parking Available
  • Take-Out Available
  • Tea Time

Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau

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