It’s a pretty safe bet that if you act up at Ann’s Snack Bar, you will either be told to settle down or be told to leave. For the uninformed, Ann has some strict rules which if you don’t follow will get you tossed out of her place. No cursing is a big one and no cell phone usage is another. Due to my fear of possibly offending her and getting kicked out without eating, all pictures were taken on the sly.
The guy sitting a few seats down from me was told to stop using his phone twice before he thought better of it and used it outside, which still pissed Ann off. The lady who was in line right in front of us told us how she had seen Ann once shout at a disruptive customer and told them “if you don’t like my rules you can go to Checkers ” (which happens to be a few shops down).
We arrived 15 minutes before 11AM, hoping to be the first in line to eat at Ann’s. There were already 3 people in line. Ann did not open up until 11:20 AM, totally oblivious to the fact that we had been waiting outside (I found this rather amusing). Eating here is an experience in itself. I’ve seen it mentioned elsewhere before but it really is as if you are in someone’s kitchen while your lunch is being prepared. She does it all.
My friends John and Isaac ordered fries while I ordered the chili cheese fries. Some of the best chili cheese fries I’ve had and most definitely one of the best chili (Top 3 of all time).
They both had the regular Cheeseburger while I went with the Chili Cheese Dog. John and I end up splitting each other’s meals which worked out well for both of us. Both were glorious. The signature burger here is the Ghetto Burger.
On this visit, I didn’t try the Ghetto Burger but I did 5 years later, Back at Ann’s.
If you’re in Atlanta, make the time to visit Ann’s Snack Bar, at times there may be a wait, but it’s still worth every minute.
If You Can, Eat At:
Ann’s Snack Bar
1615 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA