Anna's is an Atlanta gem. Imagine Daddy D'z ribs meets Wyatt's sides, and steps up the game all around
Let's be clear, this is Atlanta BBQ. It's not south Georgia, Carolina, or Alabama cue. Here you find a style that's all its own. The ribs are tender, but still have pull to them. The brisket is a little drier, though once you add sauce it's exactly where it should be. And the rib tips don't disappoint.
Let's talk sauce. They offer two, a regular and a spicy, and didn't skimp on the brown sugar. The spicy could have more kick, though my preferred level of heat is more than most care for. The meats will come out sauced unless you explicitly ask for it on the side.
The sides are on point. Fried okra is crispy and not oily. The collards are soft and rich, as are the Lima beans. Mac and cheese, easy to screw up, is rightfully cheesy and handles a dash of hot sauce with grace. And the yams.. I could eat a bucket of those alone. Just sweet enough.
It gets very busy here for dinner and on the weekends. Don't be surprised to wait for 20 or more minutes for your food. The wait is worth it. You can also order through various online delivery services.
If you find yourself in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, this is the place to stop.