This could be quite a long list. What are some great places to eat around Atlanta, including foods of all types, price ranges, and atmospheres? If you're having guests in town, where do you take them to let them get a "taste of Atlanta"? List places you like (or places to avoid!) below, including addresses, phone numbers, or websites where applicable.
This is a pretty good source of info for restaurants: Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2005
- Flying Biscuit - located at 10th street and Piedmont, and another over in Candler Park. The biscuits are awesome.
- Silver Skillet - classic diner/breakfast joint near campus on 14th street. apparently featured in several movies
- Java Jive - cute, classic breakfast place with cool antiques and good breakfast
- Crescent Moon
- Caroll St. Cafe
- Cafe 458 Brunch that also a charitable deduction!
- Radial - Usually the line isn't quite as bad as Flying Biscuit, also in Candler Park
- Highland Bakery - Good breakfast, lunch, and bakery in the Highlands
- Osteria del Figo - located on Howell Mill near 14th street. Excellent pasta and a great atmosphere for cheap!
- Little Azio - Nice place on Peachtree St. close to campus. Great paninis, decent price. Also located in Decatur and on Northside Ave. near I-75.
- Bambinelli's - Family run, NY style Italian. Very nice people, good food, huge portions
- Alfredo's - Good food, kinda reminds me of a mafia movie though!
- Old Spaghetti Factory - You've probably had this before. Not that expensive.
- Maggiano's Little Italy - Chain restaurant. One located at Perimeter Mall and Cumberland Mall.
- Fellini's - Good, cheap pizza, several locations around Atlanta. Closest are ones on Howell Mill and on Ponce.
- Nancy's- Chicago style pizza - takes forever to bake though, so plan ahead
- Mellow Mushroom- pretty good pizza all over the Atlanta area. Website is by the guys who do homestarrunner.com
- Savage Pizza- really good place in Little Five Points with a fun atmosphere. Try their spicy red pepper sauce.
- Ray's- on 5th street near TSRB. mediocre pizza, but not bad if you don't feel like going further
- Rocky Mountain- very close to campus on 10th street near Home Park. has live trivia almost nightly. Cheap beer.
- Cameli's- located near City hall/Kroger on Ponce. great calzones!
- Firehouse Subs
- St. Charles Deli
- Burger Joe's
- Vortex - burgers on Peachtree in Midtown and also in Little Five Points
- Jimmy John's
- New Yorker Market Place & Deli - feels like it's run by the Italian mafia - huge, superb sandwiches
- Kool Korners - corner of 14th and State, easy walk from campus - Cuban sandwiches
- Tin Drum - on 5th street near TSRB - used to be pretty decent, cheap asian food, but it's gone down hill in the past year
- Mama Fu's - upscale fast-food noodle house
- Doc Chey's - another noodle house, popular by Emory where they have two in close proximity. Has a frequent customer card with good benefits (a free meal added twice a year)
- Ru San's - (American) sushi that (probably) won't break your wallet... several locations. Quality is so-so. Their lunch buffet can be a good deal, also a lot of good vegetarian sushi options.
- Sushi Avenue - in Decatur Square - good sushi plus other non-sushi Japanese cuisine like tempura and soba
- Umezono - in Smyrna, off Cobb Pkwy and Windy Hill Rd - authentic Japanese cuisine, no Americanized stuff. Prices vary from cheap ($6) to 'not cheap' ($14+). Sushi is good quality, but pricey. Try some of the cheaper stuff you've never heard of, and enjoy the cheap Japanese beer.
- Raging Burrito- in Decatur.
- El Myr - in Little Five Points,Creative Loafing
- Taqueria del Sol - The Taco Nazi of Atlanta. Great tacos and enchiladas for cheap on Howell Mill (also in Decatur and . Usually a long line though , and open weird hours, so check ahead of time before going.
- El Taco Veloz - off of Buford Highway - feels like Mexico, excellent and cheap burritos with habanero salsa
- Nuevo Laredo - on Chattahoochee about 1 mile off Howell Mill. Awesome, authentic Mexican food. Great salsa. Don't go on a Friday or Saturday night unless you want to wait hours for a table.
- El Amigo - next to Kroger on Howell Mill - standby of Tech students who live in the area
- Cafe Sunflower - Tasty but somewhat pricey vegetarian place. Has a lot of mock meat dishes that are pretty convincing. Lunch prices are more reasonable.
- Soul Vegetarian
- R Thomas Deluxe Grill - On Peachtree. Not entirely vegetarian, but lots of options. Mostly all organic and huge selection. Open 24 hours!
- Harmony Vegetarian - Good mock-meat Chinese food on Buford.
Indian / Bengladeshi
- Udipi Cafe - South Indian food, off Lawrenceville Highway
- Bombay Cafe - In Little 5 Points
- Chat Pati - on N. Druid Hills, just near the Target
- Panahar - Bengladeshi place on Buford. Good food, friendly service
- Bhojanic By far the BEST indian food in atlanta. Not very greasy and authentic Indian food.
- Chopati's - Just off Lawrenceville Highway near Patel Brothers. Great vegetarian food for cheap
- Rose of India - on Peachtree Industrial south of I-285. Good set meals.
- India Palace - on Peachtree Industrial north of I-285. Good lunch buffet.
- Madras Saravana Bhavan- vegetarian, south indian, in Decatur. Used to be great, but seriously went down hill. Service and food are not so great.
- Nicola's - great food + belly dancers on saturday and sunday nights
- Olive Bistro - run by a British guy, mediocre Greek food, all sodas are by the can - on Ponce de Leon
- Marco's Pita
- Avra Greek Tavern
- Cafe Istanbul- Turkish food, belly dancing, and a hookah bar - off Lawrenceville Highway
- see Pizza section
Southern Food / BBQ
- Mary Mac's Tea Room
- South City Kitchen
- Fat Matt's
- Ribs N' Blues
- Agnes and Muriel's
- Busy Bee Cafe
- OK Cafe
- The Majestic
- City Cafe
- JR Crickets - Spring St just north of North Ave - it looks like a shady little bar, and frankly it is, but it's a block off campus, open late, and their wings are delicious.
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