Atlanta’s best restaurants for foodies

Atlanta is home to a wonderful selection of restaurants that are sure to tickle the taste buds and satisfy the cravings of any foodie. You’ll discover an enticing mix of fine dining restaurants, trendy hot spots, and affordable eateries guaranteed to provide a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Here’s a list of some of Atlanta’s must-visit restaurants:

Madre + Mason

560 Dutch Valley Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
404-748-1498
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Madre + Mason’s menu features traditional Latin cuisine with a Southern twist. The restaurant’s concoctions are sure to dazzle any diner, with combinations that include duck and waffles, tacos with roasted brisket and sweet potato shiitake, and many more.

Brezza Cucina

675 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA
404-724-9700
BrezzaCucina.com

If it’s pizza you’re craving for, you should definitely head to Brezza Cucina. Their pizzas are made with the finest and freshest ingredients, and are available in classic Italian varieties reinvented with different cheese, vegetable, and seafood combinations. Their flavorful creations are topped with out-of-the-box ingredients such as buttermilk cheddar, spicy shrimp, scallions, short rib, balsamic, onion jam, and more.

Home Grown

968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA
404-222-0455
HomeGrownGA.com

A local Reynoldstown favorite for years, Home Grown serves delicious diner-style comfort food perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Their Comfy Chicken Biscuit has been voted one of the best dishes to enjoy in the entire state of Georgia, and for very good reason – the mouthwatering dish features crispy, juicy fried chicken sluiced with creamy sausage gravy and placed on top of a buttery biscuit.

Makan

130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA
404-996-6504
Makanatl.com

This is Asian fusion at its finest. Located in downtown Decatur, Makan is a Chinese and Korean-inspired restaurant offering a fine chef-driven menu in a comfortable, well-designed setting.

Their menu items are made from traditional Chinese and Korean recipes with a modern twist. Their ramen is absolutely to die for, and is best enjoyed with their pork buns infused with a Southern charm.

The Mercantile

1660 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
404-378-0096
TheMercantileATL.com

Located in Candler Park, this wonderful deli offers gourmet cuisine, prepared meals, and build-your-own sandwiches, along with an impressive wine selection. The deli also features a delicious selection of homemade salads, daily soup specials, roasted chicken, and family-style casseroles.

Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
404-607-1622
FatMattsRibShack.com

Open since 1990, the award-winning Fat Matt’s Rib Shack offers delicious, mouthwatering BBQ and live blues performances in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Their expertly prepared, slow cooked fall-off-the-bone ribs is perfectly complemented by their homemade BBQ sauce, and is best enjoyed with their must-have side dishes like their mac and cheese and rum baked beans.

Staplehouse

541 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA
404-524-5005
Staplehouse.com

Staplehouse is a subsidiary of The Giving Kitchen, a non-profit organization assisting Atlanta’s restaurant community. Located in Atlanta’s Old 4th Ward, the restaurant features a regularly updated menu consisting of dishes made with quality local and regional ingredients. The place is very popular for their selection of delicious meat dishes, fresh produce, and irresistible desserts.

Staplehouse offers several dining options: a la carte service, a reservations-only five-course tasting, and bar seating for walk-in customers.