If you live in Atlanta, you would be surprised at the quality of food some hole-in-the-wall restaurants serve. They may not have the glitz and glamour or stunning ambiance of a five-star restaurant, but one thing you definitely won’t be leave as, is hungry. However, some Atlanta restaurants do have an amazing atmosphere and amazing food – the full package. Yet, they are still slept on and overlooked.
So we’ve decided to shed some light on a few Atlanta restaurants that fit the description! Check these out:
This is one of the Atlanta restaurants that is a tad bit more known than the others to be mentioned on the list, but it’s so good it’s worth the inclusion. Based off the name alone, you should know what type of cuisines to expect: tacos and tequila. Inspired by Southern California beach culture, bartaco offers coastal vibes with the help of upscale street foods in a cool, laid-back atmosphere. You also have your choice of indoor or outdoor dining if you need a breath of fresh air!
Bartaco has three Atlanta restaurants across the city. One located located at 299 N. Highland Ave NE, another in the Inman Park area, another at 3802 Roswell Road around the Chastain Park neighborhood and lastly, a West Midtown restaurant located at 969 Marietta St NW.
2. Marietta Diner
24 hours of deliciousness. From pancakes and omelettes, to burgers and sandwiches, down to seafood and dessert, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love with such an extensive menu at this spot. And don’t worry, breakfast is served all-day. Their portion sizes are huge so make sure you bring your appetite!
Located at 306 Cobb Pkwy S in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, this retro-inspired diner has become a staple in the community. It’s exterior is draped in neon lighting, too, so you can’t miss it!
This is one of the Atlanta restaurants for the tech lovers. With a more modern and digital vibe, Bytes offers an eclectic menu by way of a somewhat personal and intimate ambiance. Provided with the option of indoor or outdoor seating, you may either be coupled with LED-lit lounge chairs outside or seating near projectors and flat-screen TVs inside. The menu and table service is completely iPad-driven and full of dishes suited for lunch and dinner.
You can find bytes in Downtown Atlanta, located at 848 Spring St. NW, Suite A. Without many signs and exterior advertising, this restaurant is kind of hidden, so make sure you keep an eye out for it when you’re nearby!
4. Thumbs Up Diner
Located all across the city of Atlanta and its suburbs, this diner honestly lives up to its name. Although they offer a mix of original breakfast meals, Thumbs Up Diner is most known for their ability to create whatever breakfast combination you’re craving. They serve a variety of lunch options, too. Remaining within their traditional brunch theme, all of their locations close at 3 p.m. during the week and 4 p.m. on weekends, so make sure you get there early!
Here’s a list of all their locations:
Edgewood – 573 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Marietta Street / West Midtown – 826 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30318
Douglasville – 5935 Stewart Parkway, Douglasville, Georgia 30135
East Point – 1617 White Way, East Point, GA 30344