Explore East Point: Dining and shopping in this Atlanta suburb

Oz Pizza is across the street from a MARTA station in East Point
John Spink

East Point is a small ITP (inside the Perimeter) suburb of Atlanta that is part of Atlanta’s “Airport Tri-City,” also consisting of College Park and Hapeville. While East Point is located southwest of Atlanta, the name “East Point” is derived from the fact that the town served as the eastern terminus of the Atlanta & West Point Railroad back in the 1800s. East Point offers close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and serves as the location of south Atlanta’s premier shopping destination (Camp Creek Marketplace). Curious about what to do in East Point? Check out our recommendations for food, drinks and activities.

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Where is East Point located?

East Point is located about eight miles southwest of downtown Atlanta in Fulton County, near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. At 14.7 square miles, East Point is the largest of the Airport Tri-City (which includes College Park and Hapeville).

How do you get to East Point?

East Point is easily accessible by car and MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) rail and bus lines.

By car: Exit 76 on I-85 is the fastest way to get to East Point. You can also take GA-166 W and GA-154 N.

By MARTA Rail: The Gold and Red Lines will get you to the East Point MARTA Station. The East Point MARTA Station is two stations away from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

By MARTA Bus: Routes 192, 78, 81 and 93 serve East Point.

Where can I get breakfast or brunch in East Point?

Thumbs Up Diner: We give the East Point location of this friendly neighborhood diner a thumbs up. Get waffles, omelets or biscuits, and for those who are looking for something more savory, this Atlanta institution serves burgers, sandwiches, tacos and more.

Arize Breakfast Cafe: This breakfast joint is located in Camp Creek Marketplace. Try their Bangin’ Pancakes, french toast (made with Caribbean coco bread), and omelet varieties, as well as taco options.

Rosie’s Coffee Cafe: Named in honor of Rosie Gail, whose secret ingredient in her recipes was love, Rosie’s Coffee Cafe offers a sense of cozy comfort. House specialties include Rosie’s Breakfast Platter, Corned Beef Hash and Mama’s Shrimp and Grits. Pair with a coffee or house cocktail.

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Where can I get lunch in East Point?

Taco Pete: This small taco joint on Main Street serves cooked-to-order California-style Mexican food. Order one of their burritos, tacos, nachos or quesadillas—the long line wait will be worth it.

Oz Pizza: If you’re in the mood for delicious pizza, calzones or lasagna, head to Oz Pizza on Main Street for dough, sauces and ingredients that are created from scratch and freshly prepared.

What are some fun things to do in East Point?

Dick Lane Velodrome: Get involved in competitive track cycling at the Dick Lane Velodrome, one of 22 active velodromes in the country. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro (or just want to be a spectator), there is a program or event for all levels.

Camp Creek Marketplace: Shop ‘til you drop at Camp Creek Marketplace, the local outdoor shopping destination in East Point that has a Target, Ross, GameStop, PetSmart, Shoe Carnival and BJ’s Wholesale Club, amongst other retailers, shops and restaurants.

East Point Farmers Market: Fresh food, produce and other goods can be found at the East Point Farmers Market. Support the local community by checking out the various food and product vendors. Benefits are doubled for SNAP participants to stretch grocery bills and promote healthy living.

Where can I get dinner and drinks in East Point?

Chairs Upstairs Bar and Restaurant: You’ll be greeted with “Welcome to Fabulous East Point” at this local “waterin’ hole” in East Point where “everyone knows your shame.” Order brisket and smoked wings while sipping on craft beers and playing vintage arcade games, foosball, pool and more.

Louisiana Bistreaux: Transport to Bourbon Street at this large restaurant and event space that offers authentic Cajun fare, from crawfish etouffee to jambalaya and more, paired with drinks such as Hurricanes and Hand Grenades. Don’t forget dessert—options include beignets, pecan praline cheesecakes and more.

Old Lady Gang: For fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (or just great Southern cuisine), head over to the East Point location of this popular restaurant owned by Kandi Burruss.

The Juicy Crab: Oysters, mussels, crawfish, clams, crabs and lobsters, oh my! Get your seafood cravings on at the East Point location of this popular local chain.

Where can I get dessert in East Point?

Kupcakerie: Bite into a delicious gourmet cupcake at this cute dessert shop in East Point. Unique flavors include everything from Tall, Dark and Handsome to Don’t Be Salty.

Sammy Cheezecake: If you’re a fan of cheesecakes, you’ve come to the right place with a large selection of options ranging from the classic New York-style cheesecake to flavors such as key lime, Reese’s and Oreo.

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