Mert's is a good old fashioned southern restaurant with great food. Located on 5th and College (right next door to Buckhead Saloon) it's a nice spot for lunch, especially on the weekends when it tends to be a little less busy.
As soon as you sit down, you are greeted by a smiling face and nice pile of homemade hot and fresh Cornbread which is my favorite in the city. As far as meals are concerend, almost every time I go to Mert's I get the fried chicken breast meal. The chicken is flavorful and juicy cooked perfectly. The side dishes, traditionally southern, range from greens to mac and cheese, the latter being my choice. The mac and cheese at Mert's is as good as any other southern restaurant and town.
There is a small patio outside for dining, but it fills up fast, especially during the week. Parking like I said can be a pain due to all the construction going on across the street, but if you can't find a spot right on College, it's worth walking a couple blocks to sit down and chow down.
Pros: Amazing Cornbread, Decent Menu, Nice Hospitality
Cons: Parking Can Be a Cluster