One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia Woolf
If you don’t remember or you haven’t read my “about me” page, I’ll remind you. I’m one Georgia peach gracing the metropolitan Atlanta area. We have everything here in this fair city at our fingertips and most importantly we have great EATS. Another thing to know about me is that I absolutely hate to cook so the fact that Atlanta restaurants are wonderful is huge. The stove turns off on Thursday night and those knobs don’t get turned clockwise til sometime Sunday evening. In the meantime, we get to check out new breakfast nooks, old regulars and heck, you might find me at the Waffle House where you can get damn good food mighty fast.
My top 10 favorite Atlanta Restaurants
Looking for a great brunch spot with an outdoor patio in the heart of midtown? Go here. Best pancakes around and that Bourbon Banana French Toast is off the chain!
It’s my 2nd favorite steakhouse. Elegant dining but you don’t have to dress up. What I like about Fleming’s is that they seem to always have a nice special. In January/February they offer their 3-course prime rib dinner (normally everything here is à la Carte). I might add that we’re just in time for their special 3-course Easter brunch for $39.95.
Of course FOGO needs no introduction. It’s the best Brazilian restaurant ever. They’re serving up Easter dinner in case you didn’t know. I only go there on very special occasions and when I have a craving for all you can eat meat. Not exactly frugal but most definitely good eats.
If you want a little European flair, this is it. My sister-in-law introduced me to this place. I sort of like the little round chairs up to the little round tables. When I feel the need to sip on coffee in little white cup and saucers, we stroll in here. Great pastries and desserts you can purchase to go.
So, if you don’t like the idea of à la Carte, DON’T go here. The great news though is that the side dishes are enough to feed almost a party of four so it’s all good. We decide on a couple favorites and we share. The steaks here melt in your mouth. It’s my most favorite steak place. It’s a “special occasion” location.
Best fried chicken on this side of the Mason Dixon line. If you like good old school R&B, catch the Soul Cartel Band on Thursday night and oh the drinks – they serve up a mean Sweet Georgia Peach-tini.
Nice neighborhood breakfast locale. You can find Thumbs Up in Atlanta, Decatur and 2 locations near downtown Atlanta. Omelets, Pancakes, waffles, catfish and grits and more of your normal breakfast food.
This little hidden gem is located in the Inman Park community right at Little Five Points. Folk Art is a breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch spot specializing in all-day diner-style favorites such as chicken-and-waffles; eggs any style; jumbo biscuits with house made jellies or sausage gravy; signature roasted pork chili; fried chicken sandwiches; six types of brunch-style eggs Benedict; huge cobb salad; burgers; and desserts made daily. WHEW, that was a mouth full.
All I can say is the best doggone BBQ in Atlanta. That is all. I can’t even do it justice. GO!
Great breakfast! Go early. Like when they open. A few minutes later, you’ll be waiting bout an hour to be seated. The desserts are delish!
As you can tell, we are always looking for the next best breakfast place to eat around Atlanta. In terms of dinner, we’re like the average folks, we enjoy eating at chain restaurants. Of course, whatever kitchen is cooking besides mine is a good time.
A few honorable mentions we like are Tin Lizzys. Nice drinks for cheap and great Tex-Mex. J. Christopher’s is not my favorite but is well liked by a lot of Atlantans.
What are the good eats in your town? I may visit one day and I’ll need recommendations.