You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out.
Here is this week's choice:.
The Rock House offers southern fare with a sophisticated twist in an elegant and tasteful, but cozy setting in the oldest building in downtown Stone Mountain -- formerly the Sycamore Grill -- and at affordable prices.
Chef Stephanie Falk serves up the ordinary extraordinarily: There's the Stone Mountain Climber Burger with mushrooms, tomato, sweet onion reduction, Swiss cheese and homemade mayonnaise; and blackberry chicken salad sandwiches. There's the club sandwich with smoked ham, roasted turkey, applewood smoked bacon, and well, you get the idea.
The more ambitious entrees include coconut-encrusted grouper with jalapeno jelly and a slow-roasted half-chicken that's been soaked in wine and herbs.
Oh, and appetizers? Don't miss the Canadian steamed black mussels, in a rich tomato and white wine sauce. Or try the sweet potato wedge fries with a blue cheese sauce for dipping.
The Rock House is at 5329 Mimosa Drive, Stone Mountain. Open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays. Pricing: The two most expensive dishes are $22 and $18. Sandwiches are $8-$11. There are daily specials.