Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
A healthy and light snack from Crawfish and Seafood Boi is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Crawfish and Seafood Boi and slurp your way to happiness.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Crawfish and Seafood Boi will be tasty no matter what.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Crawfish and Seafood Boi.
When you visit here, you'll be able to host a veritable barbecue with so many different meats for sale.
Whether you like to bake or cook, oil and vinegar are essential items every kitchen needs.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
For canned food, such as tasty soups and sides, check out the large selection of items at Crawfish and Seafood Boi.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Crawfish and Seafood Boi and get creative with your sandwiches.
Frozen food will fill you up, so you can eat some now and save the rest for later.
Dinner is on the table in one, two, three with a microwavable meal (you'll be surprised how great it tastes, too!).
Whether you prefer sweet or savory dishes, you can find all of the spices and seasonings you need to make your favorite dishes here.
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
Find parking easily in one of their many available spaces.
Go beyond just beans and rice at Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar, and fill up on Mexican food that delivers a star-studded performance (according to fans' out-of-this-world, lip-smacking reviews).
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Seating is readily available at Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar for those with large parties.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar.
Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar honors a business casual dress code, so formal wear can be left behind.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Catering from Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar will take your party to the next level.
We're nicer than our competitors. We have free parking in our own lot at no charge to you.
Commute by bike to Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar and find easy bike parking.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Experience the flavorful traditions of Mexican cooking at the highly-rated Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar.
Spice up your every day with delicious Mexican food at Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar.
When you're ready for a delicious meal, pay Zapata Taco and Tequila Bar a visit and taste the many flavors of Mexico.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Norcross Tavern is a local favorite.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Norcross Tavern's wifi.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Norcross Tavern's patio.
Norcross Tavern is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Dance the night away to Norcross Tavern's live music.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time.
Norcross Tavern is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Norcross Tavern can also cater your next party; call today for details.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
Norcross Tavern makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Head on over to Norcross Tavern first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Norcross Tavern is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Norcross Tavern.
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Norcross Tavern.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Norcross Tavern and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Stop by Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine for a satisfying Mediterranean meal.
At Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine, the cooks create additional gluten-free dishes that taste great.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine's gorgeous patio.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine's wifi.
Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine's style.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
Catering from Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine will take your party to the next level.
Free parking is always available just seconds away from Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine.
Prices at Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine.
Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
The Mediterranean meals at Messinas Mediterranean Cuisine may be delicate in flavor, but they will leave you satisfied at the table.
Whether you're in a hurry or want to linger with old friends, Agavero Cantina Mexican restaurant is quick and casual.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Agavero Cantina.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
At Agavero Cantina, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Agavero Cantina.
At Agavero Cantina, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Agavero Cantina is ultra casual.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Agavero Cantina also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Going out can be expensive. That's why we have our own free parking lot, so you spend your money on more fun things.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Agavero Cantina s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards.
Come enjoy a casual night out with your friends and some Mexican cuisine at Agavero Cantina.
So treat yourself to something new for lunch or dinner and taste the trends of Mexico at Agavero Cantina.
Paizanos does pasta right — this restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line Italian recipes.
Eat healthy and feel better with Paizanos' low-fat and gluten-free plates.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Paizanos for your next big event.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Paizanos' complimentary wifi.
Wear what you like when you dine at Paizanos — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Through their catering service, Paizanos can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
At Paizanos, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Paizanos is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Taste the greatness Paizanos is serving up with meals around $30.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the restaurant's dinner menu will blow you away.
Paizanos is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
With a trip to Paizanos, you'll get everything and more you expect out of a fantastic Italian place!
Rooftop views, salsa lessons, and enough leftovers to feed the in-laws—whatever your idea of romance, you don’t have to look far to find it in Atlanta. But “romance” is perhaps too general of a term. Every relationship plays out in chapters, from the nervous first date to the big question. But before getting down on one knee and asking “What’s your name?”, take a look at this list of Atlanta restaurants for every stage of your relationship:
JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Great for: Meeting for the first time
Romantic perk: Rooftop bar
Located in the hip West Midtown neighborhood, JCT. Kitchen & Bar is equal parts classy and casual, with all-white decor that serves as the perfect setting for an elegant evening. The menu of upscale Southern cuisine provides plenty of topics for conversation, from homestyle deviled eggs to JCT.’s famous fried chicken. After the meal, head upstairs to the rooftop bar for a handcrafted cocktail. If things go well, you can even stay late to catch live music in the bar area.
One Midtown Kitchen
Great for: Taking things to the next level
Romantic perk: Skyline views
No backdrop is more romantic than the Atlanta skyline at night. One Midtown Kitchen is located in the warehouse district that borders Piedmont Park, and the restaurant offers diners a glimpse of the city from their table. If you can peel your eyes away from the view, you’ll see that the interior is just as romantic, thanks to the cozy booths, exposed brick walls, and modern floating candle arrangements throughout the restaurant. Working in a circular open kitchen, the chefs here use seasonal ingredients to craft American classics such as fried calamari, crispy brussels sprouts, and pork tenderloin.
Great for: Dinner and a sleepover
Romantic perk: The hotel’s just upstairs
Located in the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Midtown, Briza is the perfect setting for a date night. Chef Janine Falvo, who competed on TV’s Top Chef, has created an excellent menu headlined by a short rib that slow-cooks for 48 hours. Vegetarians will fall hard for the roasted maitake mushrooms served over grits with a wild mushroom-thyme jus. Before heading upstairs for the night, impress your date by ordering a flight of wines selected to pair perfectly with whichever dish you decide on.
Great for: Couples who share everything
Romantic perk: Enough leftovers for breakfast the next morning
If you’re willing to wait in line, this might be your perfect date-night spot. Antico Pizza is known worldwide for its handcrafted Italian pizzas. Everything here is made from scratch, and the pizzas are large enough to serve a family of four (or one very hungry couple). Even better, it has a BYOB policy, so you can choose your own wine from the cupboard at home. To really make things hot, order the Diavola, a pie topped with pepperonata and a spicy sopressata.
Eclipse di Luna
Great for: Spicing up the relationship
Romantic perk: Salsa lessons on Thursday nights
Dance the night away on Thursdays at Eclipse di Luna, a Spanish tapas restaurant that offers free salsa lessons once a week. Either of the two locations (one in Buckhead, the other in Dunwoody) are perfect for a date night, as the eclectic food and interactive lessons invite stimulating conversation throughout the evening. The housemade sangria doesn’t hurt, of course.
Looking for more ways to spend a romantic night out? Check Groupon for things to do in Atlanta.
One of the most unique aspects of Atlanta is the big city/small town feel. We’re one of the largest and most metropolitan cities of the south, yet all throughout the city are close-knit neighborhoods and charming pockets of small town southern charm. One of those areas is Decatur, Georgia.
At just six miles east of downtown Atlanta, Decatur is quite close to the city center, yet undeniably possesses that lovely local appeal. While there is an endless list of noteworthy restaurants, shops and establishments, here are a few eateries that have a little extra something special.
1. Leon’s Full Service
If you tell someone you’re going to Decatur, they will immediately tell you that you must go to Leon’s. It has literally happened to me every single time I go. But with good reason. Leon’s Full Service has delicious food, a comfortable and clean atmosphere and top-notch cocktails to match. Whether you want to sit down for a quick lunch, or have more of a drawn out, in-the-moment experience in mind, Leon’s is the place for you.
2. No. 246
Right next door to Leon’s is No. 246. This tasty eatery is the epitome of modern charm. Its attractive, upscale design indoors is met with a simple, relaxed outdoor patio dining area in the back of the restaurant. The best part (besides the food, of course)? There’s a ping-pong table for guests to enjoy as they wait for their food, creating an entertaining, yet relaxed atmosphere. Check out No. 246 for brunch—you won’t regret it.
3. The Café at Cakes & Ale Bakery
Chances are you’ve heard of Cakes & Ale if you live in Atlanta. The restaurant is well known to most residents, but the owners also opened a bakery where they serve coffee, baked goods and light bites from breakfast to lunch hours. The pretty set up is enough to make you walk in, but guests stay for the perfectly customized coffee and fresh treats. Do yourself a favor and try the banana bread at The Café at Cakes & Ale.
4. Revolution Doughnuts
A doughnut craze has swept the nation, and I can’t say I’m upset about it. This doughnut (and cronut) obsession has brought tons of new businesses to fruition, including Revolution Doughnuts. What makes this place special is that all of their treats are made from scratch, in house, with organic and local ingredients. A farm to table concept doughnut has been created and it is available right here in Atlanta. What are you waiting for? Join the craze!
Photos by Johnny Cheng Photography.
Living in Atlanta, with year-round farmer’s markets and restaurants around the metro area highlighting the bountiful resources in the area, there’s no excuse not to eat healthy. Whether you’re fulfilling a New Year’s resolution or just making an effort to eat healthier, check out these restaurants to get a delicious meal that you can feel great about.
Chicken is a great way to get some extra protein in a healthy diet, and the city’s Bantam + Biddy restaurants in Midtown and Ansley Park go the extra mile by serving all-natural, pastured poultry products in their meals. Diners have a choice of house made sauces to pair with their rotisserie chicken, in addition to a constantly rotating selection of sides to complete the experience. The spicy red piri piri sauce is a personal favorite. Don’t miss the chopped pastured chicken liver and their selection of salads. Yes, even their salad dressings are made in-house. An Alpharetta location of Bantam + Biddy will join the pair of intown locations in the fall.
Atlantans may have become aware of chef Todd Ginsberg when his burgers hit the scene at Westside restaurant Bocado, but it’s the Jewish inspired fare at The General Muir near Emory that’s attracting rave reviews from national publications. Save the sinful poutine with chopped pastrami for a cheat day and dive into the vegetarian reuben, a sandwich made with coriander rubbed smoked beets, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and gruyere. Hungry eaters in search of the all-important Omega 3 properties of salmon can’t go wrong with a salmon platter at breakfast, choose from salt cured nova or lox. Dinner options change often and if a seafood special is on the menu, be prepared for a treat.
A brewpub isn’t typically on the list of go-to restaurants for healthy eats, but Wrecking Bar in Little 5 Points is anything but typical. Chef Terry Koval, known for restaurant gigs around town, most recently made a name for himself with meat-centric fare at Farm Burger in Decatur. Koval has embraced vegan and vegetarian fare that pair well with the brewery’s beers. A variety of flavorful dishes featuring tofu, seitan and produce direct from area farms are spotlighted every Tuesday at the brewpub’s vegetarian nights.
When it comes to eating late at night, healthy options dwindle considerably. Atlantans have come to appreciate the healthy cuisine available at R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Buckhead for decades and count on them for having the same hours as the ubiquitous Waffle Houses, open 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served at any time of the day and night with organic eggs. My personal favorite is Thai Express bowl made from quinoa and a variety of vegetables with their signature spicy peanut sauce and chicken. A vegetarian option is available as well. Southwestern dishes, salads, pasta and dessert round out an wide-ranging menu.