Collected by James Garletts
224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
If you ask anyone who’s visited Atlanta for restaurant recommendations, they’ll almost certainly suggest Mary Mac’s Tea Room. While the spot is a favorite of tourists—and celebrities, for that matter—it’s also a...
100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
Housed in the Centennial Olympic Park tourism corridor, the Center for Civil and Human Rights is much more than a museum. While the emphasis is certainly on the civil rights movement, there are also several exhibits about the modern age. Set aside...
265 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Polaris’s blue, spaceshiplike dome was once a fixture of the Atlanta skyline. Opened in 1967, the rotating restaurant and bar played host to such legendary celebrities as Jim Morrison before closing its doors in 2004. In an...
190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
A tour of CNN Center offers a fascinating look at what it takes to run the 24-hour news cycle. At the world headquarters, founded by media icon Ted Turner in 1980, guests can tour the actual news desks and see a replica of the famed...
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
A hub of preservation in the city, the Atlanta History Center is not your typical museum. The 33-acre experience features historic houses, enchanting gardens, and award-winning exhibitions, showcasing everything from Civil War artifacts to Olympic...
380 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
The MLK Birth Home and Historical Center is an Atlanta must-see. Highlights include sitting in his church with his sermons playing in the background, walking the impressive grounds of the center and learning about MLK 's childhood and family life...
225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
The world’s largest aquarium by volume, this downtown spot is easily one of the city’s top attractions. Opened in 2005 through partnerships with Atlanta-based Home Depot, the $300 million facility boasts more than 100,000 animals and...
250 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
Located in the Centennial Olympic Park tourism corridor, the College Football Hall of Fame combines the South’s one true love with an interactive fan experience. Here, visitors find a hall of fame recognizing some of the sport’s...
101 Jackson St NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
To better understand the civil rights movement and its impact on Atlanta, stop by Ebenezer Baptist Church, where both Martin Luther King Jr. and his father served as pastors. The living, breathing landmark, located in Sweet Auburn, is now a part...
1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
A true gastropub should excel in both the beers and food it serves and Tap succeeds in all of the above. With 35 beers and 2 wines on tap, there’s a reason for the name. The food is just as good, bringing in diverse flavors that pair well with the...
887 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
The double stack burger is a must-try. They offer it at lunch and dinner, and it's hands-down one of the best burgers in the city. Two thin patties, sesame seed bun, melty cheese, and pickles. Simple and so delicious. The fries are also great—...
1615 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA
It's easy to drive past the restaurant without giving it a second look, especially in an area surrounded by run down strip malls and liquor stores. But it's here that you'll find what the Wall Street Journal named the "Best Burger in America." But...
1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Praised by everyone from the James Beard Foundation to Anthony Bourdain to Esquire to RateBeer.com for its massive selection and delicious eats, the Porter Beer Bar is one place well worth a stop. The Porter opened in 2008 in a narrow space in...
602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Tucked in an area known as Poncey Highlands, Manuel's Tavern has made a name for itself as the everyman's bar, a watering hole for politicians, college students, old timers and everyone in between. It's one of a few bars downtown that has its own...
195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
In Atlanta, Sweetwater Brewing Company is king. Its success story is not unlike that of Samuel Adams, although less commercial. They started as a hometown craft brewery with humble operations and now are distributed throughout the country. Their...
670 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Monday Night Brewing Company is the newest kid on the Atlanta craft beer scene, but it already had a strong following before moving into its Trabert Avenue space. The brewery started out as a Monday night men's Bible study, which is how they...
5600 Roswell Rd Ste M-003, Sandy Springs, GA 30342, USA
Guests of sports bar Taco Mac in Sandy Springs might not know that there's a secret beer heaven at their feet. Formerly known as The Fred Bar, named for beverage manager Fred Crudder, it is only available to members of Taco Mac's Brewniversity and...
1170 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Hidden underneath a Westside shopping plaza, Ormsby’s is a twenty-something playground, complete with craft beer and games. For a quieter experience, sit at the upstairs bar and restaurant rather than the downstairs playground. I can't recommend...
292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
The gorgeous 1900 columned building on Moreland Avenue was a Victorian home, a Methodist church and a dance school before being renovated and becoming Wrecking Bar Brewpub. Today the upstairs is an event facility while the basement and patio are...
817 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
Off of busy West Peachtree is Cypress Street Pint and Plate, a neighborhood bar surrounded by apartment buildings. The welcoming patio and weekly specials make it a favorite of locals. On Mondays you can get their tasty Philly cheesesteaks for...
3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Named for characters from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, King + Duke is the next “it” restaurant in Atlanta. Inspired by hearty meals, King + Duke keeps it simple with entrees like hearth roasted fish, pasture leg chicken, and ratatouille....
914 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
This place has a very cool atmosphere from the moment you walk up to the restaurant. Tall ceilings, big pendant lights, wood fire ovens, oyster bar, putt putt golf outside, and a striking bar in the dining room. Cocktails were great, yummy rolls...
475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
A critic’s favorite offering specials most evenings, such as Tasting Plate Tuesdays and Comfort Food Sundays, this farm-fresh bistro is a great introduction to Southern-inspired cooking at a reasonable price. Check out the huge global wine...
303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
Kimball House is one of Atlanta's top rated restaurants and it doesn't take long to learn why. Every detail is impeccable, from the excellent service to the carefully crafted cocktails to the meals themselves. Set in an old train depot in Decatur,...
999 Peachtree St NE #140, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Hugh Acheson's Atlanta flagship is far from a stuffy restaurant you might expect from the many accolades. At its core, it's a community restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They saw a need for a coffee shop and so they opened a coffee...
1029 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
This small yet classy bar on Edgewood Avenue is so much more than a neighborhood watering hole, even though it excels in that regard with $1 oysters and $1 pony Miller High Lifes. But it’s the chef’s breakfast that makes them so...
421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Atlanta’s Grant Park area is known for three things: Oakland Cemetery, Zoo Atlanta and good food. Ria’s Bluebird is a staple of the neighborhood, serving up breakfast food from 8am to 3pm. The tattooed waitresses can recommend standard...
968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
Home Grown Restaurant in Atlanta is committed to being just that, using locally-grown produce and fresh ingredients in a funky, down-to-earth yet hip diner setting. They offer friendly and engaging service, along with a number of vegetarian...
1544 Piedmont Ave NE #301, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
Calling itself a "chicken rotisserie," this is far from Kentucky Fried. Bantam + Biddy truly showcases poultry in all of their menus. Brunch is certainly one of the most popular times to visit, as you can get bites like chicken and waffles,...
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