Mary's Historic Roswell Guidebook

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Mary's Historic Roswell Guidebook

Food scene

Historic in the sense that the building used to be a Sara Lee test kitchen. A long Time Roswell fine dining restaurant. New owners over the last several years, but they have kept the menu and much of the staff. Bill the manager is top notch. This is Jeff and Mary’s date night place to go. Great for bigger groups. They take reservations and the do fill up fast. Just great service great food and yummy drinks. This is our go to fancy place to go. Not within walking distance. About 3 miles away. Free parking.
Bistro VG
70 W Crossville Rd
Historic in the sense that the building used to be a Sara Lee test kitchen. A long Time Roswell fine dining restaurant. New owners over the last several years, but they have kept the menu and much of the staff. Bill the manager is top notch. This is Jeff and Mary’s date night place to go. Great for bigger groups. They take reservations and the do fill up fast. Just great service great food and yummy drinks. This is our go to fancy place to go. Not within walking distance. About 3 miles away. Free parking.
Great place that over looks the mill area and chattahoocee National Park. Literally across Hwy 9 from the cottage. Hidden on back side of the strip shopping center that has Chaplin’s in it. Big deck, often have live music. Family friendly. Burgers chicken , vegetarian choices. Full bar.
Moxie Burger
555 S Atlanta St
Great place that over looks the mill area and chattahoocee National Park. Literally across Hwy 9 from the cottage. Hidden on back side of the strip shopping center that has Chaplin’s in it. Big deck, often have live music. Family friendly. Burgers chicken , vegetarian choices. Full bar.
Best pizza in Roswell. And best authentic Italian. Small place. But take out is awesome. Pizza gets done quick. Not sure they take reservations, great wine selection. My brother lived in Naples Italy for years and he goes here two or three times a visit when he comes to Roswell. Limited parking. But I think they have valet parking across the street. We walk. It’s about half mile from cottage. Be sure to stroll through the historic grave yard on the way there or back!
ZuZZu
42 Oak St
Best pizza in Roswell. And best authentic Italian. Small place. But take out is awesome. Pizza gets done quick. Not sure they take reservations, great wine selection. My brother lived in Naples Italy for years and he goes here two or three times a visit when he comes to Roswell. Limited parking. But I think they have valet parking across the street. We walk. It’s about half mile from cottage. Be sure to stroll through the historic grave yard on the way there or back!
Great authentic Greek food. Beautiful bar area. We often sit at bar for dinner if just the two of us. Love their Rose grapefruit cocktail and gyros. They take reservations and are often quiet busy. Walkable. About 8/10th of a mile from cottage.
VAS Kouzina
942 Alpharetta St
Great authentic Greek food. Beautiful bar area. We often sit at bar for dinner if just the two of us. Love their Rose grapefruit cocktail and gyros. They take reservations and are often quiet busy. Walkable. About 8/10th of a mile from cottage.
Great place to sit outside and have a cocktail. They have live music often. Maybe an appetizer before you head further down to canton st for dinner or nightlife. They have brunch on weekends. Can almost throw a rock to this place from Mary’s cottage. About 2/10 of a mile of that. And interesting fact is this building used to be the funeral home and mortuary. I hear there is still a working coffin elevator in some part of the building
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The Mill Kitchen and Bar
590 Mimosa Blvd
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Great place to sit outside and have a cocktail. They have live music often. Maybe an appetizer before you head further down to canton st for dinner or nightlife. They have brunch on weekends. Can almost throw a rock to this place from Mary’s cottage. About 2/10 of a mile of that. And interesting fact is this building used to be the funeral home and mortuary. I hear there is still a working coffin elevator in some part of the building
Really good Italian food. Great bar area. And oysters. Fine dining. Awesome wine list. They take reservations. This too is about 1 mile walk. And super quick upper ride. They have valet parking.
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Osteria Mattone
1095 Canton St
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Really good Italian food. Great bar area. And oysters. Fine dining. Awesome wine list. They take reservations. This too is about 1 mile walk. And super quick upper ride. They have valet parking.
1920 Tavern
948 Canton St
Pizza salad. Beer and wine
Pizzeria Lucca
96 Bulloch Ave
Pizza salad. Beer and wine

Coffee/breakfast/lunch

Many dinner places also serve lunch. But this category is for coffee and breakfast and lunch places only.
Best burger in town. Sorta reminds me of SNL soup kitchen guy. A real hole in the wall kinda place but great food and you see lots of locals there. I see the x mayor there all the time. Don’t expect anything fancy and not vegan friendly. Lol
Rhea's Take Out Foods
1210 Canton St
Best burger in town. Sorta reminds me of SNL soup kitchen guy. A real hole in the wall kinda place but great food and you see lots of locals there. I see the x mayor there all the time. Don’t expect anything fancy and not vegan friendly. Lol
If you need healthy juices or smoothies and or lunch. This is our quick go to place. All freshly made juices and smoothies and vegan and vegetarian choices. Great avocado toast and check out their 3 and 7 day cleanse. Not walkable. Toward Marietta. But tons of shopping around it. The avenues, Trader Joe’s. Whole Foods. Etc
Kale Me Crazy East Cobb | Health Food Restaurant Marietta
4475 Roswell Road
If you need healthy juices or smoothies and or lunch. This is our quick go to place. All freshly made juices and smoothies and vegan and vegetarian choices. Great avocado toast and check out their 3 and 7 day cleanse. Not walkable. Toward Marietta. But tons of shopping around it. The avenues, Trader Joe’s. Whole Foods. Etc
Just recently opened. In a cute little cottage. We have not been here yet but on our list of places to try. Menu and coffees look awesome.
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Fellows Cafe
1088 Green Street
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Just recently opened. In a cute little cottage. We have not been here yet but on our list of places to try. Menu and coffees look awesome.
Just a great place for breakfast or brunch. Usually a line but it moves fast. Farm to table. Locally sourced. Really yummy big portions. Nice walk from cottage a little over a mile each way. But plenty of shops and sightseeing on the way and to burn off their homemade biscuits and pastries
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Gracious Plenty Bakery & Breakfast
1164 Canton St
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Just a great place for breakfast or brunch. Usually a line but it moves fast. Farm to table. Locally sourced. Really yummy big portions. Nice walk from cottage a little over a mile each way. But plenty of shops and sightseeing on the way and to burn off their homemade biscuits and pastries
Traditional French cafe. Full bakery. Great coffee and crepes. Full breakfast and lunch menu. Not open on Sunday.
Douceur De France
1173 Alpharetta St
Traditional French cafe. Full bakery. Great coffee and crepes. Full breakfast and lunch menu. Not open on Sunday.
Great Coffee. We live coffee and there’s is top of the line. Live music typically on Friday and Saturday night. It’s in a cute historic cottage. Similar age of Mary’s cottage. Sits up on the hill and has a spacious outdoor area. Great for letting the kids run around. Jeff and I had our first date here! You can easily walk right down Hwy 9 toward the river down the hill. Les than half mile. You can park at church at cross the street as long as church not in session. They have assorted pastries and maybe egg sandwiches sometimes. But mostly coffee shop.
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Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee House
352 South Atlanta Street
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Great Coffee. We live coffee and there’s is top of the line. Live music typically on Friday and Saturday night. It’s in a cute historic cottage. Similar age of Mary’s cottage. Sits up on the hill and has a spacious outdoor area. Great for letting the kids run around. Jeff and I had our first date here! You can easily walk right down Hwy 9 toward the river down the hill. Les than half mile. You can park at church at cross the street as long as church not in session. They have assorted pastries and maybe egg sandwiches sometimes. But mostly coffee shop.
Just the cutest place. An older cottage that was redone into this great coffee shop. They have breakfast and lunch. Good coffee and live music generally on Friday nights. Sit out front and people watch the folks strolling on Canton Street. Free parking in back and they have a little gift shop and book store. Named after the popular book “crazy love”. About a mile or so walk each way from Mary’s cottage but a nice stroll of you go down mimosa and look at the historic homes than left on magnolia. Shoots you out to canton st.
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Crazy Love Coffee House
1088 Canton St
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Just the cutest place. An older cottage that was redone into this great coffee shop. They have breakfast and lunch. Good coffee and live music generally on Friday nights. Sit out front and people watch the folks strolling on Canton Street. Free parking in back and they have a little gift shop and book store. Named after the popular book “crazy love”. About a mile or so walk each way from Mary’s cottage but a nice stroll of you go down mimosa and look at the historic homes than left on magnolia. Shoots you out to canton st.
Wonderful new lunch spot. Right across the street from Roswell square very close walk
Souper Jenny
589 Atlanta Street
Wonderful new lunch spot. Right across the street from Roswell square very close walk

Bar/ nightlife/evening entertainment

Live theater , improv,nightlife
Just discovered this place recently. You can get 1 to 5 oz pours of California wine. Nice to be able to try that $100 bottle of wine with out buying the whole bottle. They also sell wine by the bottle for you to take home. Reasonably priced and we like to shop local. They don’t serve food. But you can order from Plum Cafe or a couple other restaurants and they will bring to you at vin 25. They do have cheese and meats and crackers you can buy separately and they will make up a charcuterie tray for you. Check there hours. Not open super late. And they do have outdoor sweating in a courtyard too that is very nice. Off canton street and a gem of a place.
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Vin25
25 Plum Tree St
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Just discovered this place recently. You can get 1 to 5 oz pours of California wine. Nice to be able to try that $100 bottle of wine with out buying the whole bottle. They also sell wine by the bottle for you to take home. Reasonably priced and we like to shop local. They don’t serve food. But you can order from Plum Cafe or a couple other restaurants and they will bring to you at vin 25. They do have cheese and meats and crackers you can buy separately and they will make up a charcuterie tray for you. Check there hours. Not open super late. And they do have outdoor sweating in a courtyard too that is very nice. Off canton street and a gem of a place.
Yes Roswell has its own local brewery! Housed in a long time garage landmark. Often have live music and tastings. A must do for all the young folks that come to visit. Lots of activity in the backside on weekend nights. Walking distance from cottage about 8/10th of a mile.
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Gate City Brewing Company
43 Magnolia St
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Yes Roswell has its own local brewery! Housed in a long time garage landmark. Often have live music and tastings. A must do for all the young folks that come to visit. Lots of activity in the backside on weekend nights. Walking distance from cottage about 8/10th of a mile.
A very authentic Irish pub. Full menu and bar. Make sure to go upstairs. You will feel like you are in England or Ireland for sure. A landmark on Canton st. This red painted building has been here a very long time. About 8/10 mile walk from Mary’s Cottage.
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Mac McGee
936 Canton St
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A very authentic Irish pub. Full menu and bar. Make sure to go upstairs. You will feel like you are in England or Ireland for sure. A landmark on Canton st. This red painted building has been here a very long time. About 8/10 mile walk from Mary’s Cottage.
Check out what’s playing and buy tickets early. About 1 mile from Mary’s cottage. By the courthouse and smith plantation. Easily walk to dinner before or after the show.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
950 Forrest St
Check out what’s playing and buy tickets early. About 1 mile from Mary’s cottage. By the courthouse and smith plantation. Easily walk to dinner before or after the show.
Another local brewery. Near Smith plantation and the cultural arts center. Right off canton in the heart of it all.
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Variant Brewing
66 Norcross St
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Another local brewery. Near Smith plantation and the cultural arts center. Right off canton in the heart of it all.
Great wine tasing hangout! Always wanted to taste that 200 dollar bottle of wine. Well come have a taste and pay buy the ounce!! You can order food from vin 25 and plum cafe while you enjoy California wine tasing!!
Deep Roots Wine Market & Tasting Room
1055 Canton Street
Great wine tasing hangout! Always wanted to taste that 200 dollar bottle of wine. Well come have a taste and pay buy the ounce!! You can order food from vin 25 and plum cafe while you enjoy California wine tasing!!

Sightseeing

Walk from Mary’s Cottage down to the Mill covers bridge area. This open up many miles of hiking trails through the Chattahochee National Park area . The covered bridge is gorgeous and the old Mill ruin are a pretty amazing part of Roswell’s history. And a must see for a first time adventurer.
Covered Bridge
Walk from Mary’s Cottage down to the Mill covers bridge area. This open up many miles of hiking trails through the Chattahochee National Park area . The covered bridge is gorgeous and the old Mill ruin are a pretty amazing part of Roswell’s history. And a must see for a first time adventurer.
Great little nature center. Just added a zip line. They have concerts and other events going on All year round. Check out their website. Great for kids. Active nature center with many hands on exhibits and nature trail. Our grandson loves it.
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Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
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Great little nature center. Just added a zip line. They have concerts and other events going on All year round. Check out their website. Great for kids. Active nature center with many hands on exhibits and nature trail. Our grandson loves it.
Take a walk/bike on the river. You will see all the locals walking , running, pushing strollers. Cute dogs. Bike riding. Miles of trails and boardwalks along the River. You can walk here from cottage. Recommend route to go out of neighborhood down Marietta Hwy to the left. Then left on Willeo. This will take you to the edge of the trail. Can go left on azalea and will see the entrance to the board walk. Probably about 1 mile from Mary’s cottage to entrance of boardwalk. There is also parking on azalea dr. Walking fishing people watching.
Roswell Riverwalk Boardwalk
9100 Willeo Rd
Take a walk/bike on the river. You will see all the locals walking , running, pushing strollers. Cute dogs. Bike riding. Miles of trails and boardwalks along the River. You can walk here from cottage. Recommend route to go out of neighborhood down Marietta Hwy to the left. Then left on Willeo. This will take you to the edge of the trail. Can go left on azalea and will see the entrance to the board walk. Probably about 1 mile from Mary’s cottage to entrance of boardwalk. There is also parking on azalea dr. Walking fishing people watching.
Literally across the street from Mary’s cottage. Historic 1863 home owned by Barrington King . The son of Roswell king. Beautiful home with beautiful gardens. It’s a public parks so fee free to stroll the grounds. You pay to enter and your the house. Barrington host many festivals throughout the year. Check out the website. And also visit the sisters home in the trilogy. Smith plantation and Bulloch hall. Bulloch hall is also about 2/10 th of a mile walk and Smith Plantation is about 9/10th of a mile.
Barrington Hall
535 Barrington Dr
Literally across the street from Mary’s cottage. Historic 1863 home owned by Barrington King . The son of Roswell king. Beautiful home with beautiful gardens. It’s a public parks so fee free to stroll the grounds. You pay to enter and your the house. Barrington host many festivals throughout the year. Check out the website. And also visit the sisters home in the trilogy. Smith plantation and Bulloch hall. Bulloch hall is also about 2/10 th of a mile walk and Smith Plantation is about 9/10th of a mile.
What can I say a special place. the covered bridge and old mill ruins. Walk from cottage. Breath taking scenes and wonderful history. Take a hike and have lunch and a beer at moxie burger at top of hill.
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Roswell Mill Waterfall
1 Mill St
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What can I say a special place. the covered bridge and old mill ruins. Walk from cottage. Breath taking scenes and wonderful history. Take a hike and have lunch and a beer at moxie burger at top of hill.
Take a relaxing ride down the river. Rent canoes knacks and rafts right down the street at shoot the hooch!! Make reservations!
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Shoot the Hooch
203 Azalea Drive
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Take a relaxing ride down the river. Rent canoes knacks and rafts right down the street at shoot the hooch!! Make reservations!
Particularly fun and spooky. Walk from Maryland cottage to Roswell square and that’s were they meet up. Make reservations early or last minute if not busy. October seems to be a busy month for them. We went at Thanksgiving with a large group of friends and family. It was enjoyed by all ages.
Roswell Ghost Tour
617 Atlanta St
Particularly fun and spooky. Walk from Maryland cottage to Roswell square and that’s were they meet up. Make reservations early or last minute if not busy. October seems to be a busy month for them. We went at Thanksgiving with a large group of friends and family. It was enjoyed by all ages.

Shopping/movies

About 8 miles away. An outdoor Mecca of shopping movies bars restaurants , Whole Foods. LIVE PLAY WORK.
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Avalon
2200 Avalon Boulevard
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About 8 miles away. An outdoor Mecca of shopping movies bars restaurants , Whole Foods. LIVE PLAY WORK.
Nice shopping area. If you go a bit further past the avenues there is movie theaters and a GREAT TJMax and Target.
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The Avenue East Cobb
4475 Roswell Rd
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Nice shopping area. If you go a bit further past the avenues there is movie theaters and a GREAT TJMax and Target.
Close buy about 4- miles
GTC Merchants Walk 12 Cinema
1301 Johnson Ferry Rd
Close buy about 4- miles
Movie theater about 2.8 miles from cottage
Aurora Cineplex
5100 Commerce Pkwy
Movie theater about 2.8 miles from cottage

Grocery

Trader Joe’s in Roswell on Crossville and also one in Marietta Hwy. each about the same distance from cottage about 5 miles
Trader Joe's
635 W Crossville Rd
Trader Joe’s in Roswell on Crossville and also one in Marietta Hwy. each about the same distance from cottage about 5 miles
One in Marietta and one at Avalon. One in Marietta is closer.
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Whole Foods Market
1311 Johnson Ferry Road Northeast
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One in Marietta and one at Avalon. One in Marietta is closer.
One in Roswell on east Crossville road. But also one right down Marietta Hwy from cottage. About 1.5 miles. This is closest Kroger to us.
Kroger
570 E Crossville Rd
One in Roswell on east Crossville road. But also one right down Marietta Hwy from cottage. About 1.5 miles. This is closest Kroger to us.
This is the closest Publix to the cottage about 2 miles.
Publix Super Market at Dunwoody Place Shopping Center
8725 Roswell Rd
This is the closest Publix to the cottage about 2 miles.
Publix Super Market at King's Market
1425 Market Blvd
This one is 3-5 miles
This one is on Hwy 9 and Mansel behind Starbucks. .
Sprouts Farmers Market
10800 Alpharetta Highway
This one is on Hwy 9 and Mansel behind Starbucks. .
May to oct. Check out website. Behind courthouse. About 8/10th mike walk.
Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market
38 Hill Street
May to oct. Check out website. Behind courthouse. About 8/10th mike walk.

Garden center / lunch spot

If your a gardener. You will love Scottsdale farms. It is a large local garden center that has animals and a lovely lunch cafe. It’s fun to bring the children. They have a small playground and lots of farm animals to observe. To say the least of the huge barn they have full of wonderful designs for your home and gardens. We love to drive out there look around and “garden dream” and have a healthy lunch. It’s a nice drive through Alpharetta and Milton. Pass some beautiful homes and horse farms. I guess it’s about 10 miles from cottage.
Scottsdale Farms Garden Center
15639 Birmingham Hwy
If your a gardener. You will love Scottsdale farms. It is a large local garden center that has animals and a lovely lunch cafe. It’s fun to bring the children. They have a small playground and lots of farm animals to observe. To say the least of the huge barn they have full of wonderful designs for your home and gardens. We love to drive out there look around and “garden dream” and have a healthy lunch. It’s a nice drive through Alpharetta and Milton. Pass some beautiful homes and horse farms. I guess it’s about 10 miles from cottage.
Again for garden lovers. Gibbs gardens is the manifestation of a Mr Gibbs dreams that he has worked a lifetime for. It’s a world class garden that spans 500 acres. Check out the website and see what’s in bloom. It’s about 40 minutes north of Roswell. Spend a day there and have lunch too at the cafe. Come home with many ideas!!
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Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
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Again for garden lovers. Gibbs gardens is the manifestation of a Mr Gibbs dreams that he has worked a lifetime for. It’s a world class garden that spans 500 acres. Check out the website and see what’s in bloom. It’s about 40 minutes north of Roswell. Spend a day there and have lunch too at the cafe. Come home with many ideas!!
Midtown Atlanta. A treck into the city. Lovely cafe, check out activities and events. Wonderful display of lights at the holidays.
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
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Midtown Atlanta. A treck into the city. Lovely cafe, check out activities and events. Wonderful display of lights at the holidays.