Eating Out

Roasters

Roastersfresh.com
Three locations in metro Atlanta.
Lenox Square: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Alpharetta: Sat.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Sandy Springs: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Roasters is one of our favorite places to take our two children, ages 5 and 1. It’s family-friendly, convenient and with so many choices, the whole family is happy to eat there. It’s a great choice for busy families because the food is fresh and homemade and the service is quick. Roasters’ atmosphere is cozy and welcoming – it’s definitely a place where you can feel comfortable eating out with young kids. Another great thing: You can dine in or stop by to pick up dinner on your way home. You can choose side orders in family-size portions, whole roasted chickens and more to help you put dinner on the table on those nights when you really don’t feel like cooking.
What’s on the menu: Roasters is known for its chicken, ribs and veggies, and these items alter daily. Other choices include delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, tacos and my personal favorite, spicy spinach cheese dip. Roasters has meal options to suit all budgets, from the three-veggies plate for $5.75 to a half slab of ribs for $14.99. The kids’ menu includes hot dogs, quesadillas, barbecue plates and grilled cheese sandwiches, each under $5. I love how you can mix and match the veggies and side items to create the exact meal you want; this is especially great if your child is a fussy eater.
Why parents will like it: Any picky eater can find something at Roasters to enjoy. The many choices for your combo plate include baked beans, black beans and rice, macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato soufflé. I like the fresh food quality, the fast service and the fact that the restaurant welcomes young families. This is just an easy, relatively low-stress place for us to eat out with the kids. 
Why kids will like it: My 5-year-old son loves that he can make his meal just the way he wants by choosing from the huge assortment of sides. He especially loves the basket of corn bread and soft bread rolls that you get as soon as you arrive. Roasters also provides coloring sheets and crayons to help keep the little ones busy.
– Jennifer Fogel