10 restaurants you have to try in downtown Atlanta

The Georgia Aquarium in Downtown Atlanta on May 30, 2022
Katrina Merto

It could take days to walk your way through all the attractions in downtown Atlanta. Where else can you find remnants of the Olympic Games beside an entire building devoted to Coca-Cola? Downtown Atlanta has a little bit of everything, and exploring such a dense area is going to make you hungry.

Don’t let stomach pains slow you down. Stay on foot, and in the area with these delicious restaurants.

Atlanta Breakfast Club

Perfect for breakfast and lunch, this soul food restaurant serves up local staples like fried chicken and waffles, peach cobbler French toast and biscuits and gravy.

Location: 249 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd; Website: atlantabreakfastclub.com; Contact: 470-428-3825

Dos Bocas

Combining the flavors of Louisiana and Texas, you’ll find a menu full of Cajun and Tex-Mex inspiration at this unique concept restaurant. Go from gumbo to tacos in one meal.

Location: 275 Baker Street; Website: dosbocasatl.com; Contact: 404-704-8078

Frost Bistro & Bar

American fare served in a causal setting, this cozy spot is perfect to grab a bite. Open for dinner and late night dining, sample custom drinks and a seafood-heavy menu.

Location: 281 Peters St. SW; Website: frostbistro.com; Contact: 404-963-5495

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

When pizza is calling your name, get it piping hot from a coal oven. Here you’ll find NY style pizza, salads, pasta and Italian sandwiches to really fill you up.

Location: 300 Marietta Street NW; Website: maxsatl.com; Contact: 404-974-2941

No Mas! Cantina

Savor the best of Mexican cuisine with menu items like sopa de tortilla and carnitas. You can also get your fill of tacos, queso and guacamole. Reservations are recommended.

Location: 180 Walker Street SW Ste B; Website: nomascantina.com; Contact: 404-574-5678

Park Bar

This elevated pub is a popular stop for Atlanta United Soccer fans. There’s an extensive bourbon list aside pub fare with a twist like the Hotzarella Sticks and the Chattahoochee Chicken.

Location: 150 Walton Street; Website: parkbaratlanta.com; Contact: 404-524-0444

Restaurant 10

Homestyle, Southern BBQ at its best, this family-friendly restaurant features fried green tomatoes, wings, burgers, ribs and more. There’s even a kid’s menu for picky eaters.

Location: 10 Northside Drive; Website: restaurant10atl.com; Contact: 404-331-9977

The Food Shoppe

Known for its Creole “walk & eat bowls,” this is the perfect place for a quick stop over to fill up your stomach.

Location: 123 Luckie ST. NW Unit 108; Website: thefoodshoppeatl.com; Contact: 404-600-8443

The Yard Milkshake Bar

When dessert is the only thing you want to see on the menu, this is the perfect stop. Decadent concoctions include rich ice cream and insane toppings. Truly over the top.

Location: 341 Marietta St. NW; Website: theyardmilkshakebar.com; Contact: 404-565-2462

Thrive

Upscale dining and a casual atmosphere combine for the perfect environment to enjoy delectable sushi and high-end Southern cuisine. It’s an interesting mix worth checking out.

Location: 101 Marietta Street NW; Website: thriveatl.com; Contact: 404-389-1000

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