As an Atlanta business and property management company, it’s important to know what your region has to offer. One of the most common questions we receive is something in regards to best places to eat. This post is dedicated to answering that question in some form.
“Where should we eat right now?” It’s a question that is easy, yet hard to answer at the same time. Easy in a way that you can always go to your usual restaurant, but it can be hard if you want to have something unique. If you’re in Atlanta, then you should be thrilled if you’re a certified foodie! There are a lot of restaurants and eateries here that are original and one of a kind. Here are some of those.
1. Heirloom Market BBQ
If you’re a meat lover, then this barbecue spot would send you to cloud 9. Although the place is a little small, it has the biggest of hearts. It’s a chef driven restaurant that was inspired by the iconic BBQ food ways, but with a touch of a distinct flavor. Even if you’re not a fan of BBQs, once you have a bite of Heirloom, you’ll be converted! Their brisket is very tender, and melt-in-your-mouth, minus the greasy and fatty feeling.
Indeed, this place could easily replace your existing barbecue snobbery with more intense barbecue elitism. Everything you’re going to eat here would satisfy your palate, and might even make you think that it’s the best dish you have ever eaten.
2. Restaurant Eugene
Although the owner and head chef of Restaurant Eugene, Linton Hopkins has expanded his empire with a number of new ventures in recent years, Restaurant Eugene, continues to be the most popular one. As a matter of fact, this restaurant defines what good food really is, and that has been made possible because everything is sourced locally. Don’t believe us? Order one meal, and you’ll see what we mean.
The atmosphere in Restaurant Eugene is amazing, and lovely! Thus, it can be a perfect venue for special occasions. It stands out due to its excellence, and just like what has been mentioned earlier, exquisite cuisine.
3. Java Cats Cafe
If you’re a cat lover, then the Java Cats Cafe is worth visiting. It is the first cat cafe in Atlanta. The restaurant is divided into 2 areas– there’s a cat play room, and of course, the Cafe side. Since it’s a cafe full of cats, you’ll have the enjoyment of playing with these felines as you wait for your meal. Each cat in this cafe has its owner’s personality, making them unique and interesting. Basically, the concept of this place is to encourage the customers to get to know the cats and have the thought of adopting them. Likewise, they also serve the best tea and coffee in Atlanta!
4. The Vortex Bar and Grill
If you’re a fan of stunt-food TV shows or have seen the Man vs. Food, you have probably heard of the Vortex Bar & Grill. However, this isn’t a restaurant for minors; you have to be 21 and above before you can dine here. So better bring your ID if you’re thinking of visiting this place. “Hell’s Fury” burger is one of their most famous meals, and believe us, you won’t be disappointed in this one. Though, if you’re sensitive to spice, we suggest that you don’t try this burger because you might have a very unpleasant experience. As for the service, most customers would say that it’s subpar.
5. The Hungry Ghost
The Hungry Ghost is a restaurant owned by chef Poor Calvins and it’s located in Downtown Atlanta. It’s a takeout restaurant with very limited seating. If you bring a car with you then you’ll have to pay for parking across the street. As for the food items, the Hungry Ghost specializes in Asian/Korean cuisine. It’s simple, but you can say that it has a very unique ambiance.
6. Antico-Pizza Napoletana
After a long day working as a property manager, there’s nothing better than an authentic Italian pizza. In Antico-Pizza Napoletana, you’ll have the feeling that you’re just sitting on the counter of your Italian aunt’s kitchen, waiting for the homemade pizza to be served straight from the oven. It’s a very wonderful place for pizza lovers because everything including their brick stone ovens came from Italy. That means, as you dine in, you’ll have the feel that you’re indeed in Italy.
7. R. Thomas Deluxe Grill
The visit to this restaurant will give you an idea of what you can expect in Atlanta at night. For the interior, it’s nothing more than just a patio in a semi permanent plastic structure embellished with colorful lights. However, what makes this place worth visiting is its expansive menu that’s perfect for both meat lovers and vegetarians alike.
8. Folk Art
Folk Art restaurant is owned by the man behind Wisteria, who has decided to serve amazing AM eats, such as campfire inspired chocolates, waffles, s’mores, and many more! It’s definitely the bar for those with a sweet tooth.
9. Restaurant 356
Are you interested in eating in a fine-dining restaurant, but would also love to watch jumbo jets land at the airport? Then the restaurant 356 would let you enjoy both of these. Not just that, you can also watch luxury sports cars run around the racetrack. Indeed, it’s perfect for every guy (and girl) out there who’s into this kind of thing.
These are the top 9 original restaurants in Atlanta. The reason these restaurants have been included in our list is because they have a “must-go” element in them. The space is beautiful, it has a fun atmosphere, and best of all, they serve good food. So better visit some of these restaurant next time you head out to eat in Atlanta.