Diamonds in the rough

Superior alternatives to mainstream meals at The Masters

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During Masters Week in Augusta, finding a place to eat can be almost as challenging as getting a ticket to the Tournament itself. The city is mobbed; and no matter how many famous pimento cheese sandwiches spectators gobble at the golf course (about 100,000 per day), they also crowd into area restaurants in search of a good meal.

What follows is a guide to some of the city’s iconic eateries, with contact information at the end. Chances are good the most celebrated of these places will be overwhelmed, so the hit list includes suggestions of alternate venues where a table might be easier to secure. Still, even some of the lesser-known places—especially the deluxe ones—demand reservations.

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