Tick off your bucket list of the best grub on this side of the Appalachian Mountains! Come to Atlanta, GA and savor the rich variety of cuisine offered by its incredible restaurants. From high-end fine dining establishments to classic historic Southern eateries, Atlanta has it all.
These restaurants are definite must-visits before you kick the proverbial bucket:
924 Garrett Street
The Gunshow isn’t your ordinary restaurant. It has a bold, “in-your-face” vibe with its bright fluorescent lights and piped-in hard-rock music.
The most unusual thing about this restaurant is that it doesn’t have a menu. Diners choose their dishes by picking out what they want from carts and trays being passed around usually by the chef who made it.
The dishes are based on the season and whatever strikes the chef’s fancy. The chefs, also known as hired guns, change regularly so every visit is a different and unique dining experience altogether.
Gunshow’s rotating seasonal menu also extends to its cocktail service. Some drinks are prepared on the table to give your experience a little extra flair.
61 North Avenue Northwest
A certified Atlanta institution, The Varsity has been a local favorite since 1928 and is such an integral part of the downtown area’s culture. This iconic drive-in is the largest of its kind in the world. Even presidents like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have, at one point, eaten in this legendary greasy spoon.
When they ask you their famous call to order, “What’ll Ya Have?” the answer should be a chili dog and/or a triple-stack bacon cheeseburger with a side of their thick-cut onion rings and their signature Frosted Orange drink. You definitely won’t regret it.
For dessert, get their fried pies, brownies or frosted shakes. They make all their dishes from scratch every day so you’re sure to get something delicious, fresh, and all-American.
Ann’s Snack Bar
1615 Memorial Drive
Ann’s Snack Bar serves mouthwatering meaty burgers served with a side of tender love and care. It’s an old-school establishment with deliciously hefty meals.
What really puts this place on the map and every best burger listicle in Atlanta is their famous Ghetto Burger. This burger is made up of two big hand-packed ground beef patties seasoned to perfection and served with the usual lettuce, onions, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard,and cheese. To complete the burger, it is loaded with chili and deep-fried bacon.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
244 Ponce de Leon Avenue
A certified Georgia institution, Mary Mac’s Tea Room has been named “Atlanta’s Dining Room” by the Georgia State Capitol in 2011. This Atlanta staple has been serving delicious Southern fare with good old-fashioned Southern hospitality for over 70 years. For first-time visitors, don’t forget to ask for the complimentary cup of Pot Likker.
To really get the most out of your visit, it’s best to order The Southern Special. It has all the Southern favorites with entrees chicken and dumpling, roast pork with cornbread dressing, and sides from the Mary Mac’s Fresh Vegetables and Sides List. Options for dessert are a classic Georgia peach cobbler or some delectable banana pudding with wine sauce.
The Iberian Pig
121 Sycamore Street, Decatur
A taste of Spain in the heart of Atlanta, The Iberian Pig should definitely be on your list of restaurants to visit within your lifetime. Their menu perfectly combines traditional Spanish flavors with modern and inventive culinary techniques.
Order their Bacon Wrapped Dates (BWD) – sweet dates wrapped with delicious, high-quality smoky bacon and stuffed with Spanish manchego cheese. Every bite of this delicious snack is a mix of flavors that will make your taste buds sing.
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