Atlanta is FULL of delicious restaurants! We’re so lucky to live somewhere with tons of options for every food mood you’re in–from amazing takeout, to incredible dine-in options, Atlanta’s got it all. And we’re also
1. Atlanta Breakfast Club
Of course we’ve gotta start with breakfast! For an authentic Southern-style start to your day, make sure you check out Atlanta Breakfast Club! Try their Peach Cobbler French Toast for a delicious twist on a Georgia classic. If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, the Shrimp n’grits is to dieeee for! Make sure you get their famous biscuits on the side. Or go classic with the breakfast bowl stuffed with scrambled eggs, creamy grits, sausage and much more.
📍249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
2. Toast on Lenox
Now that breakfast is sorted, y’all got room for brunch? Toast on Lenox has taken brunch to the next level. Known for their irresistible waffles and fruity mimosas, it’s the perfect spot for a late Sunday brunch. With modern, Instagram-worthy décor, a killer menu, and an outdoor patio, Toast on Lenox is the real deal.
📍2770 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
3. Slutty Vegan
Of COURSE Slutty Vegan makes our list! It might seem like an impossibility to eat delicious, Southern-style food and stay vegan, but have no fear, because Slutty Vegan is here!
This 100% plant-based burger joint will hit the spot for both vegans and meat eaters alike. They’re continuously expanding into an ATL empire, and even have a new spot in the Atlanta airport coming soon! Their Dancehall Queen burger with sweet jerk plantains, vegan cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato is a definite must-try.
📍476 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
4. Old Lady Gang
The Old Lady Gang’s story is just as heartwarming as the delicious food available, curated by three sisters born and raised in Atlanta. Aunt Bertha’s Fried Chicken alone proves that they are patrons for authentic Southern cuisine, made entirely with love. BBQ rib tips, grilled lamb chops, fish and grits, and more traditional dishes are served here. If you’re a fan of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, you may know this as Kandi Burruss’ business, that’s rightfully an Atlanta staple.
📍177 Peters St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
📍3650 Marketplace Blvd, East Point, GA 30344
5. Blaxican Food
Did somebody say tacos? Blaxican Food is the perfect place to get tasty tacos in Atlanta. Founded in 2010, it quickly became one of the best food trucks in the city. It’s also home to the Collard Green Quesadilla, a perfect representation of the Southern/Mexican fusion that the owner so perfectly creates! They’re also a very charitable truck so by supporting Blaxican, you’re supporting Atlanta! The taco truck is passionate about providing food to those who need it!
📍7044 Jimmy Carter Blvd Suite 1, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
6. Fin & Feathers
Another delicious spot to grab tacos (and so much more) is Fin & Feathers. More than just a restaurant, this place is a clubby experience, boasting an impressive menu of seafood & chicken, signature cocktails combined with some truly genius Southern hospitality. If you’re planning a trip to this food joint, the catfish nuggets and jerk chicken egg rolls are must-try meals!
📍360 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
7. Tom, Dick and Hank
For incredible seafood and BBQ, make sure you check out Tom, Dick and Hank in the ATL. They offer charming Southern hospitality and the soul food served up will be some of the best in town. Known for their show-stopping crab boils, check out TDH with an empty stomach! From Monday to Friday between 5pm and 7pm, many of their heavenly cocktails are just $5. Whether you want a whiskey sour or a salty marg, this place has you covered.
📍191 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA, 30312
📍3807, Main Street Atlanta, GA, 30337
8. Roc South Cuisine & Cocktails
An undisputed rockstar of Southern food, Roc South Cuisine & Cocktails is an icon in its own right. One bite of their Seafood Eggrolls and you’ll be hooked for life. Their refreshing and unique cocktail selection alone will make any visit worthwhile too. For brunch, try their spectacular seafood gumbo or the delectable lobster mac and cheese. Next time you’re craving a typical Southern dish, this place should be on the top of your list.
📍3009 Buford Hwy NE, Brookhaven, GA 30329
9. Irie Mon Café
We have another food truck to add to your growing list! Irie Mon Café serves up mouth-watering Caribbean food. Labeled the most authentic in Atlanta, you won’t find any other Jamaican food like this outside of Jamaica! From their jerk chicken, to their chicken, rice and peas. This place is legit, with the reputation to prove it. This is one of our favorite Black-owned restaurants in Atlanta, and many locals would agree.
📍1800 Peachtree Rd NW #103, Atlanta, GA 30309
10. Busy Bee Cafe
The Busy Bee Cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite and brighten up your day! The first-rate dishes include fried green tomatoes and fried chicken. Established in 1947, it’s clear that Busy Bee has been keeping Atlanta happy for a long time! Eat as much shrimp, meatloaf, cornbread and fried chicken as you desire, and support a black-owned business that has been running for over 70 years!
📍810 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
11. The Corner Grille
With a modern and relaxed atmosphere, The Corner Grille serves up traditional American Cuisine with a Cajun twist. With chicken, seafood and steak on the menu, make sure you don’t leave without trying their magnificent hand-cut fries. We also highly recommend trying out their fried calamari tossed in ponzu sauce as well as their firey cajun seafood pasta.
📍3823 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337
12. Just Add Honey
Just Add Honey is the perfect spot to grab a nice tea, of course, with a snack to go with it! The peaceful and quiet atmosphere is bound to help you flee the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. Bring your laptop, bing your favorite book and your best friends to this peaceful haven that’s sure to be your cup of tea. Looking for a shot of energy in the morning? Their ‘Awake Tea’ is a sweet fruity blend of green and yerba mate that will help you wake up on the right side of the bed.
📍684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE Unit E, Atlanta, GA 30312
13. Not As Famous Cookie
Atlanta’s first cookie truck is a massive hit! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you definitely want to try these hand-crafted cookies! Not As Famous Cookie Company sells cookies straight from their artisan bakery, and these doughy discs of joy have a range of tasty flavors. Lemon cheesecake, pecan butter and peach cobbler are some of the many flavors you can get at this one-of-a-kind cookie truck.
📍1080 Windy Hill Rd SE #300, Smyrna, GA 30080
14. Bomb Biscuit
If you want a delicious southern-style biscuit, you’ve gotta try Bomb Biscuit! They ranked in the top 50 restaurants in the entire U.S. for the New York Times’ ‘Best Restaurants of 2023’ list, AND where recently announced as a James Beard semi-finalist for 2024! Try their Glori-Fried Chicken Biscuit and Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit for something classic, or something brand new, like the Lemon Pepper Chicken Biscuit!
📍668 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
15. Rosie’s Coffee Cafe
You’ve got a new favorite coffee shop! Rosie’s Coffee Café is serving up the best brews and bites around! Perfect for a great little breakfast place or a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning, Rosie’s will have you stopping to smell the Rosie’s! Grab a mouth-watering breakfast burrito or breakfast bowl – two delightful dishes packed with home style potatoes, scrambled eggs, succulent meat and more.
📍48 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
16. Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours serves up beautifully made soul food. The atmosphere is funky, unique, and incredibly welcoming. Make sure you head here during their brunch hours specifically, because they’ll know how you like your eggs in the morning! But no matter what time you come to eat, you’ll have a delicious meal here. Their shrimp and grits pair cajun-spiced prawns with a cilantro grit cake, merging both fabulous meals into one wonderful combo.
📍1133 Huff Rd NW #D, Atlanta, GA 30318
17. Gocha’s Breakfast Bar
Gocha’s has a glorious selection of breakfast burritos, and a hot sauce worth taking home. From healthy meals to filling treats, you can never go wrong at Gocha’s Breakfast Bar! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important to get a hearty meal every morning! And thankfully, they have new tempting specials on offer every day, from sweet potato nachos to $5 mimosas.
📍3695 Cascade Rd Suite 440, Atlanta, GA 30331,
18. The BQE Restaurant
Serving up some of the best mac n’ cheese in Atlanta, The BQE Restaurant is the perfect place if you’re looking for some cheesy goodness. It’s also a great option for burgers, cocktails and brunch! Their Edgewood Red or Belgian Velvet Chicken N Waffle is next level. And level up even further with their addictive sides including gouda grits, catfish tenders, and turkey bacon.
📍262 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
19. Cutting Edge Pizza & Wings
Craving a slice, y’all? You’re in luck, because Cutting Edge Pizza & Wings has a superb selection of tasty pizzas along with so much more. Topped with pepperoni, bacon, cheese and every veg you can think of, these pizzas are the real deal. Make sure to get the stuffed crust if you like it cheesy. And when it comes to their sides, the lemon pepper wings are the brightest star on a truly star-studded menu.
📍556 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
📍4108 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA 30032
20. Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar
With drinks flowing throughout the night, hookah and a stand-out menu known for its world-famous chicken, it’s pretty clear why Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar now has three locations across the ATL. We recommend jumping on the fried chicken bandwagon, and going family style! In more of a seafood mood? Their fried shrimp, catfish and perch are all great options, too.
📍349 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
21. Nouveau Bar & Grill
With live DJ’s and karaoke, it’s always a good time atNouveau Bar & Grill. Their homestyle cooking is beloved by many. We suggest trying out their chicken wings, with fries on the side, of course. If you love a cocktail as much as we do, then you’ll also love this place. Their ‘Watermelon Savage’ (a watermelon long island) and the ‘Holy Water’ (tequila, rum, pineapple and passion fruit) are our favorites here!
📍 3775 Main St, College Park, GA 30337
Support Black-owned businesses in Atlanta during Black History Month and beyond! Check out these delicious Black-owned restaurants all year round for some of the best food you’ve ever tried!