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Where to eat in Atlanta – a food and dining guide

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A blend of Southern charm and sleek modernity, the fast paced cosmopolitan city of Atlanta is home to a creative and varied dining scene. There's grub-to-go as well as high-end gourmet dishes, with sizzling smokehouses alongside slick sushi bars. Eating out is about treating more than just your taste buds however. Overlooked by the shiny skyscrapers you’ll find unique restaurant experiences to feed every sense.

Typical Dishes


The soulful barbecue is a staple of Georgia cuisine, and pork is the meat of choice. To sweeten the deal, try a slice of Georgia peach pie – made with juicy homegrown peaches.

Downtown Atlanta

With its statuesque skyline of steel and glass, Downtown Atlanta is the exhilarating hub of the city and home to an eclectic bounty of restaurants. Perched 723-feet atop the cylindrical Westin Peachtree Plaza, The Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View is a tri-level fine dining experience, serving contemporary American cuisine and twinkling panoramic views. With a revolving cocktail lounge above, evenings don’t come much more decadent. For something a little more grounded, grab a burger at Grindhouse Killer Burgers. With American classics and creative alternatives filling out the menu, the cool and casual diner will please hipsters and families alike.


The Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
TEL: +1 404 589 7506
Grindhouse Killer Burgers, 209 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303
TEL: +1 404 522 3444


Midtown - Piedmont


If Downtown is the heart of the city, then midtown is its pulse. The popular business and nightlife district is home to the city’s leafy oasis, Piedmont Park. Food wise you’ll find cheap grub to trendy gourmet here, with a variety of multicultural cuisines. For a fragrant plate of Southeast Asia, head to the Spice Market restaurant for an array of exotic dishes, including curried duck pineapple sambal, in an enchanting setting. For something closer to home, Bone Lick BBQ cooks up hickory and pecan wood smoked meats, done the Southern way, from its kicked back bar.


Spice Market, 188 14th Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30361
TEL: +1 404 724 2550
Bone Lick BBQ, 1133 Huff Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
TEL: +1 404 343 6574


Buckhead – North Atlanta


Trendy Buckhead is home to a wealth of in vogue eateries, covering a range of international cuisine. The Divan Restaurant and Hookah Bar is just one of these. Featuring Mediterranean cuisine spiced with Persian flare, menu favorites include the crab risotto croquettes with saffron beurre blanc. A post-dinner hookah here is a must-do, and will bring your evening to a flavorful conclusion. For cool points, make sure you’re seen in the Czar Ice Bar. The chic sushi restaurant serves over 300 unique vodkas from its ice-topped bar, in a sleek and glamorous, chandeliered setting.


Divan Restaurant & Hookah Bar, 3125 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
TEL: +1 404 467 4297
Czar Ice Bar, 700 56 East Andrews Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305
TEL: +1 678 244 3610


Decatur – Stone Mountain


Just a few short miles from Downtown, but with a distinct small town vibe, the city of Decatur is a treasure trove of independent culinary gems. With both French and German influences, authentic Alsace cuisine can be found in the non-pretentious Café Alsace. The restaurant’s family recipes also pay homage to distinctly French favorites, such as boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, and puffy profiteroles for dessert. For something a little spicier, seek out Los Bravos. With tongue tingling fajitas, quesadillas, and poblanos, the Mexican styled cantina brings you all the best tastes of Mexico.


Café Alsace, 121 East Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
TEL: +1 404 373 5622
Los Bravos, 2895 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033
TEL: +1 404 508 0404