Take the guess work out of where to eat with our epic Atlanta restaurants list

The best Atlanta restaurants list via @thedashanddine

Almost everyone working on The Gifted (the show Mike is currently producing) has asked us for “The List.” It’s our list of about 80 of the best Atlanta restaurants — places that we’ve either tried ourselves and recommend, or have been highly recommended to us (and we haven’t tried yet).

This list takes the guess work out of where to eat in Atlanta. Want a certain type of food? Driving through a certain neighborhood? Want to find the closest best Atlanta restaurant? Check out our handy-dandy map!

It’s so damn convenient that we decided to to share The List with everyone…

Choose Atlanta restaurants by location:

Now you can use that map to see where the closest amazing Atlanta restaurant is to you! Or you can consult the list of best Atlanta restaurants in its entirety:

Choose Atlanta restaurants by type:

  1. 8ARM — great hipster breakfast/brunch, try the biscuit. Amazing veggies for dinner.
  2. 9 Mile Station — Rooftop beer Garden in the Ponce City Marketplace
  3. Ah-Ma’s Taiwanese Kitchen — Share plates inspired by the street food of Taiwan.
  4. Atlanta Chinatown Mall — small food court with authentic Chinese food
  5. Apres Diem — Brunch and lunch. We liked everything we’ve gotten here.
  6. Babs — breakfast/brunch
  7. Bacchanalia — Seasonal New American plates in a white-tablecloth setting
  8. Bar Margot — the bar in the Four Seasons has great cocktails and amazing food. Megan loves the cheese plate.
  9. Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Park — fun cocktails and tapas
  10. bartaco — Mexican street tacos
  11. BeetleCat — Awesome seafood for dinner and fun Donut Brunch on the weekend!
  12. Better Half — Seasonal New American cuisine
  13. Bocado — Their burger is a bit overrated. Everything else is amazing.
  14. BoccaLupo — Good Italian. Try the yolk tagliatelle.
  15. Botiwalla — Indian street food in the Ponce City Marketplace.
  16. Bread & Butterfly — French food – great for brunch, try omelet and French dip
  17. Brush Sushi Izakaya — On the Eater 38 list
  18. Busy Bee Cafe — Always packed – Eater 38 list
  19. Buttermilk Kitchen — Contender for best brunch. There’s always a line.
  20. Canoe — American fare (with a great brunch!) along the Chatahoochi River.
  21. Chai Pani Decatur — Incredible Indian – on the Eater 38 list
  22. The Consulate — They change their menu to feature a new country’s food every 3 months They have a great burger. But their cocktails take forever!
  23. Cooks & Soldiers — Upscale restaurant serving Basque tapas
  24. El Super Pan Latino Sandwiches & Bar — Cuban sandwiches on the Eater 38 list
  25. Empire State South — Get the Farm Egg!
  26. endive Publik house — Great for groups, we ordered almost everything on the menu
  27. The Federal — Steakhouse that also serves breakfast – on the Eater 38 list.
  28. Folk Art — breakfast/brunch classics, get the chicken and waffle
  29. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q — wings, ribs
  30. Gato — Our favorite breakfast/brunch in Atlanta. Get them to add duck fat potatoes to anything you order.
  31. The General Muir — Jewish deli, also open for brunch – on the Eater 38 list
  32. Gunshow — Entertaining. Food is served to you via carts. Really meat heavy, but always try the vegetable plate
  33. Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken — just super great fried chicken and sides
  34. Highland Bakery — Breakfast/brunch – great pastries
  35. Holeman and Finch Public House — Gastropub, known for burgers
  36. Home Grown — chicken biscuit, fried chicken
  37. Iberian Pig — Spanish tapas
  38. Jai Ho — Indian food
  39. Joy Cafe — Sneaky fantastic place for brunch with our favorite avocado toast in Atlanta.
  40. JCT. Kitchen & Bar — Updated Southern
  41. Kimball House — On the Eater 38 list – get the oysters, Hawaiian Roll, pate, and tartar
  42. King + Duke — American fare with an awesome patio area
  43. Lady Bird Messhall — Cool scene, food’s just okay
  44. Le Fat — Vietnamese fusion that Mike liked more than Megan did.
  45. Leon’s Full Service — Great gastropub
  46. Marcel — French steakhouse
  47. Mary Mac’s Tea Room* — Southern food
  48. Masterpiece — Szechuan-style Chinese cuisine. Megan’s obsessed with their spinach dumplings. On the Eater 38 list
  49. MF Sushi — Best sushi in Atlanta
  50. Miller Union — Won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast and on the Eater 38
  51. Momonoki — Casual Japanese comfort fare, including noodle bowls AND a cafe that serves pastries and soft serve ice cream.
  52. Murphy’s Restaurant — Breakfast/brunch
  53. Noni’s — Great Little Italy food.
  54. O-Ku — Fun sushi with a great rooftop bar, get the sake cocktail
  55. One Eared Stag — Hipster farm to table, great off-menu burger try Nashville Hot Chicken. They also do brunch.
  56. The Optimist — Fancy seafood/oyster bar – everything is amazing!
  57. Original J.R. Crickets in Midtown — Get the lemon paper wet wings, made famous by the TV show Atlanta.
  58. Parish: The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe — breakfast/brunch
  59. Petit Chou — Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch
  60. Ponce City Marketplace — A giant foodcourt in an outdoor shopping mall (some of our favorites are on this list).
  61. Poor Calvin’s — Great Southern Food with an asian flair. Also open for brunch.
  62. The Porter Beer Bar — One of our favorites for comfort food. Get the pull apart pretzels.
  63. Revival — Traditional Southern food, family style. On the Eater 38. We liked it, but didn’t love it.
  64. Ria’s Bluebird — One of the best breakfasts/brunch in Atlanta. Get there early and get the pancakes
  65. Sotto Sotto — Great Italian food!
  66. South City Kitchen — Great Southern food and great cocktails
  67. Spring Restaurant — On Bon Appetit’s list of America’s best new restaurants for 2017. It’s it’s AMAZING. Order the whole menu and be blown away.
  68. St. Cecilia — Italian seafood & pasta plus cocktails
  69. Staplehouse — Best meal in Atlanta – on the Eater 38 list. Tough to get a reservation, but they have a new bar to accommodate walk-ins.
  70. Star Provisions Market & Cafe — Place for meats and cheeses
  71. Superica — Solid Texmex
  72. Sweet Hut Bakery – Upscale bakery offering East Asian sweet buns
  73. Ticonderoga Club — Get all their veggie options + cocktails
  74. Umi — considered best sushi in town
  75. Venkman’s — Modern comfort food and craft cocktails
  76. Vitality Bowls — Megan likes their acai bowls.
  77. The Vortex — Huge burgers
  78. West Egg Cafe — Always a line for brunch, so go during the week if you can. The pancakes are great.
  79. Whiskey Bird — American/Asian-fusion. Great for brunch or dinner.
  80. The White Bull — Great farm-to-table menu that changes all the time.
  81. Wrecking Bar Brewpub — Get their pate and make sure to order fries.

Choose Atlanta restaurants by photos:

Go to our Facebook page and scroll through our food photography from our time in Atlanta. See anything that looks particularly delicious? Click on the pic and head to that restaurant!

If you want to know some of our favorite dishes to eat at specific restaurants, check out this post: The best things to eat in Atlanta!

Your turn: Anything we should add to our list?

Author: Mike and Megan Horowitz

Megan and Mike are writers that live in LA. They love to travel and eat, and then share their experiences doing both.

7 thoughts on “Take the guess work out of where to eat with our epic Atlanta restaurants list”

  1. You gotta add the food court at Chinatown, its small and doesn’t look like much but it’s probably the closest to authentic Chinese food… and also sweet hut bakery!

      1. whenever we go anywhere, we try to find the more international part of town, especially the Chinese/Asian part since we have two adopted Chinese children. We were clued in to the Chinatown food court in Atlanta the last time we went (http://www.atlantachinatown.com/) – it is actually a small food court, but its where the local Asians go. There are 4 (I think) different places in the food court – one is the biggest and has the more traditional Chinese food (soup dumplings come to me!!!), one place makes noodles right in front of you, there is a hotpot place (you can get it wet or dry) and also a hong kong bbq place that is famous for its duck. Right out front is also a little garden with koi fish and old men playing mah jong… and there is an Asian grocery just down from it. Like I said, it doesn’t look like much (no fancy dining here) but the food is pretty authentic and it feels like community. Definitely try the next time you are in Atlanta!

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