Ann’s Snack Bar – Atlanta, Georgia

Ann's Snack Bar - Atlanta, Georgia

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.

Ann at Work

Ann at Work

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).

Ghetto Burger Sign

Ghetto Burger Sign

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.

Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

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).

Chili Cheese Dog

Chili Cheese Dog

Cheese Burger

Cheese Burger

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


Comments (5):

  1. Ceasetodream

    March 2, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Damn, sounds like a lot of bullshit to go through for some food, did you have to raise your hand if you needed to g o to the bathroom? I dunno, I have a short fuse for shit like that, I wouldn’t respond well to someone yelling at me for using a cell phone or something.

  2. GhenghisJuan

    March 2, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    i want to go to there.

  3. Tangled

    February 6, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    We stood outside for 30 minutes in the cold and wet (the roof over the porch leaks), but it was well worth it. I got the Ghetto Burger, but had to take a third of it home with me. It is one of the best burgers I have had. She cuts up onions and cooks them in once the burger is partially done. Miss Ann was very nice, but then again no one used their phone or acted up. Ceasedream asked if you had to raise your hand to go to the restroom. No, there isn't one in the place. There are only seven seats at the counter, so get there early. It is not worth doing take out since you have to wait for your order to be cooked anyway. Plan on at least an hour and a half including waiting for the doors to open.

  4. lovemsanne

    March 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    YOU’RE BRAVE!! I’ved witnessed her wrath before and it ain’t pretty…I heard her once say the only thing she wants the city to know her for is ” She maybe mean as hell,but that old bitch can make a mean burger” God bless her!!! im going on Thursday its been about 2 years Mmm Mmm!!