Dining: American

5 Seasons Brewing Company - Alpharetta

Local brewpub with three locations featuring farm-focused all-American brewery menus.

5 Seasons Brewing Company - Sandy Springs

With a beer selection wide enough to please anyone from a keg-standing frat boy to a true connoisseur, Five Seasons Brewing Company ser

5 Seasons Brewing Company - Westside

With a beer selection wide enough to please anyone from a keg-standing frat boy to a true connoisseur, 5 Seasons Brewing Company serves

Ann's Snack Bar

Named best burger in the country by the Wall Street Journal, it's sometimes hard to get a seat at Ann's. The favorite here remai

Apache Cafe

Eclectic venue for hip-hop, spoken-word poetry, and up-and-coming soul artists. Home to Wednesday night jam sessions featuring a live b

Après Diem

Cozy bistro with an eclectic menu. A nice stop before or after a film at Midtown Art Cinema.

Argosy

This multilevel gastropub in East Atlanta Village is the latest venture from the Bookhouse Pub/MJQ crew. Inside, nautical references an

Atkins Park - Smyrna

The Cobb County cousin of the Virginia-Highland watering hole and restaurant is located in the increasingly hip Market Village.

Atkins Park - Virginia-Highland

College hangout with adjacent restaurant and, supposedly, the oldest continuously licensed bar in the city.

Atlanta Food Truck Park

Built on an old hotel site, the Atlanta Food Truck Park is a daily gathering place for Atlanta's food trucks.

Babette's Cafe

Open since 1992, the restaurant has drawn a loyal following yet somehow manages to stay under the radar. The draw is rustic European fa

Bar Margot

A new dinner lounge separate from the hotel's Park 75 and conceived by Ford Fry and Four Seasons executive chef Robert Gerstenecker, Ba

Barkers Red Hots

Barkers has been bringing flavorful, charcoal-grilled love to Atlanta for nearly 30 years. Part of the secret to these red hots are the

BB's Bagels and Diner

Owners Eddie and Anna Siino run the small diner and bagel shop that has become a favorite amongst in-the-know bagel fiends. The Siino f

Better Half

Better Half is the brick-and-mortar restaurant from PushStart Kitchen's Cristina and Zach Meloy. The eatery offers imaginative, Latin A

Bev's Place

Neighborhood dive bar serves American pub and barbecue fare like nachos, wings, and pulled pork sandwiches.

Buckhead Diner

Chrome on the outside, wood-paneled booths on the inside, this clubby Buckhead Life diner has been packing them in for 20 years.

Burkhart's Pub

One of Atlanta's top gay bars, with late-night dancing and drag shows in its multistory four-bar space.

Buttermilk Kitchen

Casual sport serving Southern-inspired breakfast and lunch menu, plus desserts.

Café Intermezzo - Midtown

Cafe Intermezzo is an Atlanta mainstay, famous for its overwhelming dessert case, providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night far

Carroll Street Cafe

A one-of-a-kind bohemian bistro nestled in historic Cabbagetown. This winebar-cum-cafe embodies all the sister restaurant Apres Diem st

The Cheetah

The city's top high-end strip club stresses the "gentleman" part of "gentleman's club" more than most local clubs. It's handsomely appo

Chick-a-Biddy

Chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere's fast-casual concept utilizes farm-fresh ingredients and pastured poultry. The menu ranges from Ity

Chicken and the Egg

Chicken and the Egg's name represents the circle of life and the importance of sustainability. That's why its menu relies on seasonal a

The Cockentrice

Located in Krog Street Market, the Cockentrice is the first full-service restaurant from the Spotted Trotter owner chef Kevin Ouzts. Ex

Cook Out

Founded in Greensboro in the late 1980s, Cook Out is a fixture in college towns across the Tar Heel State. (Locations exist all over ne

Dakota Blue

Located in one of Grant Park's few commercial strips, this affordable restaurant offers a tasty, simple brunch menu. Also: sidewalk din

Darwin's Burgers and Blues

The legendary bar attracts patrons with live music coming from fresh talent in the blues community. Chef Akin heads the kitchen, which

Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

A restaurant serving all manner of chicken sausage, including biscuits, burritos, sliders, and more. Tasty sides and creative non-alcho

Delightful Eatz Bar and Grill

Catch the game at this eclectic eatery, which offers all three meals and a vast selection of vegetarian options. The restaurant also ho

Dish Dive

Expect gussied-up dishes with local ingredients from this intimate eatery. The menu is rotating, but mainstays include foods like duck

Dixie Tavern

The "Home of the Zac Brown Band" features great live music, happy hour specials, an outdoor patio, pool tables, video games, and a menu

Duck's Kitchen

Duck's is a small cafe tucked in back of East Decatur Station that serves killer sandwiches on freshly baked bread, a selection of pizz

Eat Me Speak Me at Gato

Chef Jarrett Stieber's practically permanent pop-up restaurant Eat Me Speak Me is one of the most fully integrated farm-to-table restau

Einstein's

Long-running casual restaurant with popular patio that serves American cuisine and packs them in for a weekend brunch.

Famous Pub

If you're a sports nut, head here to watch any game on one of the two giant projector screens or on the dozens of smaller TVs while you

Farm Burger - Buckhead

A burger joint with an emphasis on sustainability, depending on local farmers for 100 percent grass-fed beef.

Farm Burger - Decatur

A burger joint with an emphasis on sustainability, depending on local farmers for 100 percent grass-fed beef.

FLIP Burger Boutique - Buckhead

Flip Burger Boutique is Richard Blais' first project since leaving Tom Catherall's restaurant Home, where he stopped by for a while aft

FLIP Burger Boutique - Westside

Chef Richard Blais of "Top Chef" chef fame's restaurant's, whose mission is contained in its catch phrase: "fine dining between two bun

Folk Art

Inman Park's kitschy joint serves Southern brunch, lunch, and dinner dishes such as chicken and waffles with whiskey-peach compote and

Fred's Meat and Bread

Next door to sister stall Yalla, Todd Ginsberg of the General Muir brings his signature deli style to house-made deli items, sandwiches

The Glenwood

A friendly neighborhood gastropub in the heart of East Atlanta Village, the Glenwood offers a great hangout. Its handsomely appointed i

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Buckhead

The Buckhead, Atlanta outpost of the beer-centric chain with more than 30 restaurants in the United States and abroad.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Midtown

The Atlanta outpost of the beer-centric chain with more than 30 restaurants in the United States and abroad.

Graveyard Tavern

This East Atlanta hangout looks better than you’d expect (soaring ceilings, a handsome bar), and attracts a young crowd that parties in

Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Downtown

This burger stall in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market skips the pretense and gets straight to the beef. You choose your patty (certified An

Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Midtown

Big juicy burgers with some creative twists, plus Vidalia onion rings, and thick milkshakes. The original location is in Sweet Auburn C

Gunshow

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s dim sum-style restaurant in Glenwood Park serves rustic, New American cuisine from carts and trays making their

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

A rare sit-down establishment inside the Peachtree Center Mall, Gus's owes its fame to cooked-to-order hot and spicy fried chicken, del

Haven

Haven boasts quite the wine list and library. The dark wood walls create an intimate atmosphere, and make sure to check out the dessert

Highland Bakery - Emory

Milling its own flour from chemical-free grain is the cornerstone to this bakery's success. With signature whole-grain breads (white br

Highland Bakery - Old Fourth Ward

Milling its own flour from chemical-free grain is the cornerstone to this bakery's success. With signature whole-grain breads (white br

Highland Tap

Looking to drink yourself under the table under the city? Since the late 1980s, this subterranean restaurant billing itself as Virginia

Home Grown

Home grown is a picturesque illustration of its straightforward aspirations and its eclectic Reynoldstown neighborhood. Most of what is

Hop's Chicken

Chef Linton Hopkins is at it again with his American style, bringing classic home cooking to Ponce City Market. Beyond his burger explo

Illegal Food

The brick-and-mortar restaurant from Steven Lingenfelter opened in February 2014 and serves fan favorites such as the Hank burger in ad

JCT. Kitchen

Decent modern Southern fare. Your best bet is the upstairs bar with its outdoor patio overlooking train tracks that stretch straight to

Joe's on Juniper

Popular gay restaurant for drinks, basic bar food, and a lively patio in the heart of Midtown.

Johnny's Hideaway

This dark, wood-paneled lounge enjoys a reputation as a pick-up spot for cougars, but most patrons come to dance to music from an array

JR Crickets

One of eight locations in metro Atlanta since the original opened in 1982 on Spring St., Crickets was banking on chicken wings long bef

King and Duke

Ford Fry's 24-foot-open-hearth restaurant. Experience locally sourced dishes cooked in front of guests.

King of Pops Bar & Good Grub

King of Pops' PCM outpost expands from popsicles to include grilled cheese sandwiches, a King of Crops salad, chocolate-dipped pops, cr

Kozmo Gastro Pub

Tucked away in John's Creek, Kozmo is worth going the distance. Reminiscent of the Globe (a former Globe partner owns it and hired a fo

KR SteakBar

Chef Kevin Rathbun's fourth restaurant in the Atlanta, KR SteakBar's menu features small plates of steak and Italian flavors.

Landmark Diner - Buckhead

Landmark Diner is the type of place you and your friends go after clubbing for a huge platter of food to counteract all the drinks. Now

Landmark Diner - Hapeville

Located minutes away from I-85 and close to the Atlanta Airport, the 24 hour diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and all hours of

The Lawrence

Helmed by chef Mark Nanna, expect an accessible, Southern-influenced menu with dishes like pulled duck barbecue, whiskey-braised lamb b

Lips Atlanta

A new drag dinner theater on Buford Highway. The place, one of four in the country (New York, San Diego, and Fort Lauderdale), is ripe

Little's Food Store

Little's Food Store was once Little's Grocery, a Cabbagetown mainstay through thick and thin, opening up in 1929 and surviving on into

The Local No. 7

Restaurant and bar serving burgers and pub favorites such as wings and fish and chips.

The Local

This neighborhood bar and restaurant is popular with college students, hipsters, and, yes, locals. Above-average bar food, a cozy patio

Lottafrutta

Lottafrutta offers the Old Fourth Ward smoothies, fruit cups, popsicles, breakfast, sandwiches, and more. Build your own salad with its

Majestic Diner

For all the debauchery and bleary-eyed clubbing that ordering a plate of hash browns at 4 a.m. entails, this is the only place to go. D

Manuel's Tavern

Poncey-Highland institution is a home away from home to the politicians, artists, and madmen it's drawn as clientele for decades. Full

Martin's

Martin's is known for its biscuits, which come in small or large (opt for large) and are served every day until 3 p.m. A favorite break

Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery

Restaurant and brewery in downtown.

Murphy's

For more than 25 years, Murphy's has been serving classic American fare in a breezy space at the corner of Virginia and Highland avenue

Muss & Turner's

Part gourmet grocery, part sandwich shop, part cooking school, part neighborhood bistro. Weeknights, the restaurant feels cozy and int

My Parents' Basement

The Avondale Estates craft beer bar, restaurant, and comic book store serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The new eatery from own

Nikolai's Roof

Rooftop dinning on the top floor of the Hilton Atlanta. This is where your parents would take you to celebrate if you ever got that mas

North Highland Pub

If you're looking for a classic neighborhood bar, this is it. There's a modest selection of imported and domestic brews on tap and a wh

Old Tucker Fountain

The Old Tucker Fountain is a sidewalk cafe established in 2005 to protect and restore the circa 1960’s vintage soda fountain/drug store

One Flew South

It bills itself as the first upscale dining experience in the world's busiest airport -- and it delivers, offering a melt-in-your mouth

Pallookaville Fine Foods

Originally a mobile food truck, founder Jim Stacy has set Pallookaville in a brick and mortar location in Avondale Estates. Let's not m

Polaris

Polaris sits atop the Hyatt Regency and makes a 360 degree rotation every 45 minutes. Executive Chef Martin Pfefferkorn serves a menu i

Proof and Provision

Carefully constructed small menu and craft cocktails. The hideaway is tucked below the Georgian Terrace Hotel.

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Twenty-five years on, the South Buckhead restaurant remains delightfully weird. Raw foods, vegetarian dishes, burgers and breakfast are

Radial Cafe

Going out to breakfast should be relaxing, and this is one of the few places left in Atlanta where jockeying for a table isn't a profes

Revival

Kevin Gillespie channels his grandmother’s Sunday dinners using farm-fresh ingredients, technical precision, and a strict allegiance to

Ria's Bluebird

Wildly popular breakfast spot (that serves lunch, too), offering perfectly potent coffee, fluffy biscuits, and both creative dishes and

Rise 'N Dine

A friendly staff and fresh food makes Rise-N-Dine a local staple for Druid Hills residents.

Roy's Cheesesteaks

For those Smyrna-bound, the first thing you see when exiting I-285 at South Cobb Drive is a long impersonal stretch of gas stations, mo

The Rusty Nail Pub - Roswell

"The South's version of 'Cheers.'" The Rusty Nail Pub is a casual bar serving burgers, wings, and more. It has many loyal customers and

Seed Kitchen & Bar

Doug Turbush's menu focuses on modern American cuisine with international touches.

Seven Lamps

Chef Drew Van Leuvan and staff present "craft food and drink" at this bar/restaurant near Lenox Square mall.

Skip's Hot Dogs

Your local hot dog joint, founded in 1977. Staples include Philly Cheese Steak, Chicago's Pizza Puff and Spicy Chicken Cheese Steak.

Smith's Olde Bar

One could make a strong argument that Smith's is the best small-venue music room in the city. An intimate space that lets fans get righ

SOS Tiki Bar

Located in the former Paper Plane space in Decatur, SOS is the tiki bar from the the team behind Victory Sandwich Bar.

Souper Jenny - Buckhead

The quaint and tasteful ambiance of mom's kitchen is in full force at Buckhead's Souper Jenny. But it's the interaction of the familiar

Spice to Table

Through her newest venture, the Indian-inspired bakery/cafe Spice to Table, chef/owner Asha Gomez invites guests to expand their knowle

Sprig

In recent years, the Decatur Southern staple Watershed has incubated some of Atlanta's most exciting local, Southern, seasonal, simple

St. Cecilia

Ford Fry's fifth Atlanta restaurant, St. Cecilia, opened in the former Bluepointe space in Buckhead in January 2014. The menu is influe

Staplehouse

Opened nearly two years after co-founder Ryan Hidinger passed away from cancer, Staplehouse specializes in prix fixe and à la carte new

STATS

Concentrics Restaurants' answer to the sports bar, Stats has five bars, including one on the rooftop deck. The food runs the gamut from

Stone Soup Kitchen

Named after the folktale about community members coming together to help travelers make the tastiest soup imaginable out of simple rock

Sun In My Belly

The quintessential European neighborhood café located in historic Oakhurst. Breakfast and familiar sandwiches are served at this popula

Table & Main

Owner and operator Ryan Pernice runs this southern cuisine restaurant. He's has his fair share of restaurant experience, having helped

The Mercury

Travel back in time at this cocktail-focused concept from the team behind The Pinewood. Expect classic American cuisine prepared and se

The Rusty Nail Pub

"The South's version of 'Cheers.'" The Rusty Nail Pub is a casual bar serving burgers, wings, and more. It has many loyal customers and

Thinking Man Tavern

Decorated with posters of the periodic table, planet factoids, and musculoskeletal charts, Thinking Man Tavern feeds the mind as well a

Thumbs Up Diner - East Point

The second location for Thumbs Up Diner still has the exposed-brick-and-retro-stool, down-to-earth decor of the original. Expect to wai

Thumbs Up Diner - Old Fourth Ward

Thumbs Up is a breakfast joint whose weekend waits are worth braving. Nutty whole wheat biscuits and nicely composed egg scrambles are

Thumbs Up Diner - Westside

A diner that serves as a tribute to the diners of the past. Serves breakfast and lunch.

Ticonderoga Club

The Krog Street Market concept from Atlanta food scene veterans Paul Calvert, Greg Best, Regan Smith, David Bies, and Bart Sasso offers

T.MAC

Taco Mac Decatur reopened on October 15, 2013 following extensive renovations by ai3. Along with renovations, the sports bar was rebran

True Food Kitchen

Healthy – but tasty – cuisine in the heart of Buckhead at Lenox Square Mall. True Food offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and glute

The Varsity

Atlanta's iconic drive-in restaurant since 1928. The menu includes hot dogs, burgers, chili, fries, and the famous Frosted Orange. Cust

Victory Sandwich Bar - Decatur

Victory Sandwich is a hip bar known for its Jack and Coke slushies, ping-pong table, and a selection of cheap-but-tasty little sandwich

Victory Sandwich Bar - Inman Park

Victory Sandwich is a hip bar known for its Jack and Coke slushies and a selection of cheap-but-tasty little sandwiches. The menu chang

Vine & Tap

Vine & Tap features an extended wine selection carefully put together by wine expert Ian Mendelsohn, who has worked as the St. Regis Wi

Watershed on Peachtree

Watershed's menu features local, seasonal, soulful dishes inspired by Southern traditions and artful technique. The restaurant's famous

Weeyums Philly Style

At a small diner on Stone Mountain's Main Street patrons grab a classic taste of Philadelphia with messy cheesesteaks and hoagies piled

West Egg Cafe

This popular Westside cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This place can get packed out, so expect a wait on weekends.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

A comfortable restaurant in an uncooperative space with heavy stone walls in the basement of a Victorian-style home. There's a lot of w

Yeah! Burger

You have your choice of burgers here. You can have them made with chopped grass-fed beef, bison, or naturally raised turkey. There's al

Zesto - East Atlanta

A good alternative to greasy fast foods, Zesto offers healthier meals, such as a perfectly cooked tuna steak. Fresh salads also distanc

Zesto - Little Five Points

A good alternative to greasy fast foods, Zesto offers healthier meals, such as a perfectly cooked tuna steak. Fresh salads also distanc