:) = GREAT spot for kids of all ages (and kids at heart). Creative, fun throwback-carnival-meets-cartoon theme with fun décor to keep littles entertained. Extremely friendly, kid-conscious staff. Huge menu of tasty soda fountain-style beverages, including a booklet full of delicious boozy soda fountain beverages for stressed out mommies and daddies. Casual, no-fuss dishes, such as corn dogs and an array of deli sandwiches made from locally-sourced ingredients.
:( = Not the healthiest menu in town, although it's a contender for one of the "funnest" (yes, Mommy told us that's not a real word).
Note: Our friends at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently announced that a take-out only version of Pallookaville is opening in Little Five Points soon. Fun stuff!
|Carnival/deli-style feast (clockwise from top): Garbaged Fries, Pork Burger, side salad, Brunswick Stew, Fryinstein Monster|
|"Duuuude... look at this place. Pure magic."|
In general, we liked all the food we ordered. The hard-boiled peanuts were fresh (as in, stems were still attached to some of them) and had great flavor with just a little hint of spiciness.
|"These peanuts are so fresh, they still have stems in them!"|
|"My corndog is bigger than yours."|
|"Mommy said I have to eat five bites of salad for one sip of that Egg Cream. Oh, the injustice!"|
All in all, we liked Pallookaville. We will definitely stop by again or check out the new Pallookaville Jr. opening up in Little 5 Points. Even though some of the menu items disappointed us, the awesome service, super kid-friendly atmosphere, and incredible soda fountain menu justify an occasional visit. And we suspect Mommy and Daddy will be back without us one Date Night to try some of the other Shaketails.