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In 1965, the Swan Coach House opened next to the Swan House, an Atlanta mansion, serving up classic Southern dishes to benefit the local arts scene. The women who started the restaurant used their family dishware and recipes and it has since become a local institution for bridal showers and ladies who lunch. The Swan House is now owned by the Atlanta History Center, so the Coach House is an ideal stop after a morning of learning.
The chicken salad is the most popular item, a creamy delicious spread available on bread or in timbales, as pictured below. Try an order of the signature cheese straws as well as the frozen fruit salad. The French Silk Swan is a highlight of the dessert menu, which is merengue in the shape of a swan. The Coach House also has a menu of cocktails to sip on while you wait, like the champagne punch.
If You Go
The Swan Coach House is located at 3130 Slaton Drive Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Reservations are recommended for Saturdays. The best way to get there is driving and there is plenty of parking in the area.