Atlanta: The Best of Buckhead
Collected by Caroline Eubanks , AFAR Local Expert
Buckhead is where everything hip about Atlanta collides: cutting edge boutiques, farm-to-table restaurants, underground speakeasies and family-friendly cafes. It's also where the city's nightlife hub, with more bars and restaurants per square foot than anywhere else in town.
3130 Slaton Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
As the stomping grounds for ladies who lunch, bridal luncheons, and baby showers, the Swan Coach House has been a Buckhead staple since 1965. A group of ladies opened the restaurant, gift shop, and art gallery to raise money for the arts while...
265 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
If you see the giant fish in front of the restaurant, you know you're in the right place. Atlanta Fish Market has the Southeast's largest selection of seafood, so don't be concerned that the restaurant is nowhere near the ocean. The menu covers...
1745 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft brings the country’s street food scene to Atlanta, offering tapas-style dining with unbeatable views of the skyline. Tucked into the top floor of a shopping center, guests are greeted with a real tuk tuk next to the elevator...
1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
When you fly in the ingredients straight from Italy, it's hard to go wrong: San Marzano tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella di Bufala, and extra virgin olive oil. Even the pizza ovens are shipped in from Naples. The restaurant is open until they run out of...
3850 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
DTox Organic Juice and Junk in Buckhead serves up organic drinks, soups, and salads for those looking for clean living. The juices combine your favorite fruits with all the necessary greens you might not be getting in your diet. DTox milks combine...
3110 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
This music venue may have changed names a handful of times, but what hasn’t changed is the caliber of talent it brings in. It was built under its current name in 1930 as a movie theater and home of the Buckhead Symphony Orchestra. Now it hosts...
3365 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Farm Burger is not just another trend in burger chains, but a restaurant with a conscience. Where your meat comes from matters, so you can be sure that what you order at Farm Burger will be grass fed, dry aged, and ground fresh. They work with...
3400 Around Lenox Rd #209, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
While the Shops Around Lenox are full of boutiques, Fab’rik is an Atlanta success story, currently with 20 locations and counting. They take current trends in fashion and make them affordable, even selling Fab’rik White Collection,...
3400 Around Lenox Road, #217, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
Calling themselves “craft food and drink,” Seven Lamps focuses on unique creations like artisan cheeses, cured meats, and locally inspired entrees. Vegetables are gathered from their outside garden and incorporated into dishes. They also make...
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Souper Jenny is a neighborhood cafe devoted to—you guessed it—soup. It offers six soups, two sandwiches, and a handful of salads daily, which change by the week. Local favorites include the chili and chicken tortilla soup. Vegetarian, vegan, and...
755 Hank Aaron Way, Atlanta, GA 30315, USA
Atlanta is a wonderful city with a lot to offer for tourists. Common attractions include the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, the new farris wheel built downtown, and many more. As a native to Atlanta, one of my favorite things to do is to visit a...
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....
360 Pharr Rd NE b, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Driving through Buckhead, it's hard to imagine that there's an Eden of vinyl only steps away from the bars and nightclubs. Fantasyland Records sells records from every artist of every genre imaginable, including those from modern artists like She...
1812 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
From the outside you might think you’ve happened upon some beachside grill, but R. Thomas is right in the middle of Buckhead on Peachtree Street. Diners are greeted by a gang of parrots before entering the restaurant. The family owned and operated...
56 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Henri’s is an Atlanta institution known for French pastries, cakes, and breads as well as deli sandwiches made fresh to order. It pays to go early as once the pastries are gone, you’re out of luck. If you go for lunch, be sure to indulge in a...
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...
2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Every Saturday, vendors and locals flock to Cathedral of St. Philip for cooking demos, live music, and, of course, fresh produce. It’s the largest producer-only market in the metro Atlanta area, bringing in farmers, artists, and craftsmen. You can...
4427 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
For an affordable night out, seek out La Fonda Latina, a local chain that offers Spanish, Cuban, and Mexican fare. The margaritas are strong and the Cuban sandwiches are authentic. Share the paella with a friend and top it all off with a bottled...
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
A high spot of a recent visit to Atlanta was a visit to the Atlanta History Center, an outstanding history museum. A 9200 square foot gallery is devoted to a permanent exhibit on the Civil War (Turning Point: The American Civil War) that takes the...
3125 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
For a unique dining experience, try Divan—a Mediterranean restaurant and hookah lounge. Guests are transported to Arabia, surrounded by pillows and curtains. Order small bites like the lamb kufta and hummus while you smoke the hookah. Divan also...
3655 Roswell Rd Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
Savi Provisions is a local chain of upscale markets selling everything a young urbanite would need. The new Buckhead location takes up the majority of the shopping center with an entire section devoted to every wine, beer, and liquor you could...
3500 Peachtree Rd NE G-1, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
Legoland has quickly become Atlanta's top attraction for kids. Located in Phipps Plaza, the city's shopping mecca, families can purchase all the Lego products next door at the store before exploring the discovery center. It includes Lego replicas...
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