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:

The ones with the stars are places we haven’t tried yet

  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. Ann’s Snack Bar* — Miss Ann’s is known for the GhettoBurger
  6. Antico Pizza* — Try the San Genero pizza or Margherita pizza
  7. Apres Diem — Brunch and lunch. We liked everything we’ve gotten here.
  8. Aria* — Fine dining – on the Eater 38 list
  9. Babs — breakfast/brunch
  10. Bacchanalia — Seasonal New American plates in a white-tablecloth setting
  11. Bar Margot — the bar in the Four Seasons has great cocktails and amazing food. Megan loves the cheese plate.
  12. Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Park — fun cocktails and tapas
  13. bartaco — Mexican street tacos
  14. BeetleCat — Awesome seafood for dinner and fun Donut Brunch on the weekend!
  15. Better Half* — Seasonal New American cuisine
  16. Bocado — Their burger is a bit overrated. Everything else is amazing.
  17. BoccaLupo — Good Italian. Try the yolk tagliatelle.
  18. Bon Ton* — New Orleans food – on the Eater 38 list
  19. Bread & Butterfly — French food – great for brunch, try omelet and French dip
  20. Brush Sushi Izakaya* — On the Eater 38 list
  21. Busy Bee Cafe* — Always packed – Eater 38 list
  22. Buttermilk Kitchen — Contender for best brunch. There’s always a line.
  23. Cakes & Ale* — Southern food – on the Eater 38 list
  24. Cast Iron — Supposedly a great burger. Even if it’s not on the menu, ask for it!
  25. Chai Pani Decatur — Indian – Eater 38 list
  26. 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!
  27. Cooks & Soldiers — Upscale restaurant serving Basque tapas
  28. El Super Pan Latino Sandwiches & Bar — Cuban sandwiches on the Eater 38 list
  29. Empire State South — Get the Farm Egg!
  30. endive Publik house — Great for groups, we ordered almost everything on the menu
  31. Folk Art — breakfast/brunch classics, get the chicken and waffle
  32. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q* — wings, ribs
  33. Fred’s Meat & Bread* — We heard it’s a good burger
  34. Gato — Our favorite breakfast/brunch in Atlanta. Get them to add duck fat potatoes to anything you order.
  35. The General Muir — Jewish deli, also open for brunch – on the Eater 38 list
  36. Gunshow — Entertaining. Food is served to you via carts. Really meat heavy, but always try the vegetable plate
  37. Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken — just super great fried chicken and sides
  38. Highland Bakery — Breakfast/brunch – great pastries
  39. Holeman and Finch Public House — Gastropub, known for burgers
  40. Home Grown* — chicken biscuit, fried chicken
  41. Iberian Pig* — tapas
  42. Jai Ho — Indian food
  43. JCT. Kitchen & Bar — Updated Southern
  44. Kimball House — On the Eater 38 list – get the oysters, Hawaiian Roll, pate, and tartar
  45. King + Duke — American fare with an awesome patio area
  46. La Mei Zi 辣妹子*– Asian fare, try beef and hoison rolls
  47. Lady Bird Messhall — Cool scene, food’s just okay
  48. Le Fat — Vietnamese fusion, it was just okay, but a lot of people like it
  49. Leon’s Full Service — Great gastropub
  50. Marcel — French steakhouse
  51. Mary Mac’s Tea Room* — Southern food
  52. Masterpiece — Szechuan-style Chinese cuisine. Megan’s obsessed with their spinach dumplings. On the Eater 38 list
  53. MF Sushi — Best sushi in Atlanta
  54. Miller Union — Won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast and on the Eater 38
  55. Murphy’s Restaurant — Breakfast/brunch
  56. Noni’s* — Great Italian food
  57. O-Ku — Fun sushi with a great rooftop bar, get the sake cocktail
  58. One Eared Stag — Hipster farm to table, great off-menu burger try Nashville Hot Chicken. They also do brunch.
  59. The Optimist — Fancy seafood/oyster bar – everything is amazing!
  60. Original J.R. Crickets in Midtown — Get the lemon paper wet wings, made famous by the TV show Atlanta.
  61. Petit Chou — Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch
  62. Poor Calvin’s — Great Southern Food with an asian flair. Also open for brunch.
  63. The Porter Beer Bar — One of our favorites for comfort food. Get the pull apart pretzels.
  64. Revival — Traditional Southern food, family style. On the Eater 38. We liked it, but didn’t love it.
  65. Ria’s Bluebird — One of the best breakfasts/brunch in Atlanta. Get their early and get the pancakes
  66. Sotto Sotto — Great Italian food!
  67. South City Kitchen — Great Southern food and great cocktails
  68. Spring Restaurant — No. 7 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.
  69. St. Cecilia — Italian seafood & pasta plus cocktails
  70. Staplehouse — Best meal in Atlanta – on the Eater 38 list. Tough to reservation, but they have a new bar to accommodate walk-ins while they wait.
  71. Star Provisions Market & Cafe — Place for meats and cheeses
  72. Superica — Solid Texmex
  73. Sweet Hut Bakery – Upscale bakery offering East Asian sweet buns
  74. Table & Main* — We’re told it’s worth the drive
  75. Parish: The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe — breakfast/brunch
  76. The Federal — Mostly just steaks – on the Eater 38 list
  77. Ticonderoga Club — loved the cocktails
  78. Umi — considered best sushi in town
  79. Venkman’s — Modern comfort food and craft cocktails
  80. Victory Sandwich Bar* — American food, get the Jack and Coke slushie
  81. Vitality Bowls — Megan likes their acai bowls.
  82. The Vortex — Huge burgers
  83. Watershed* — fried chicken
  84. We Suki Suki* — Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches & pho, with vegetarian options
  85. West Egg Cafe — Always a line for brunch, so go during the week if you can. The pancakes are great.
  86. Wrecking Bar Brewpub* — try beef heart tartare
  87. Yet Tuh* — Korean food on the Eater 38 list

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?

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.


  • Addie

    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!

      • soundtek

        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 ( – 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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