Emerald City Bagels
Glenwood Ave. East Atlanta
Mother & daughter duo Deanna & Jackie Halcrow, made a big splash when they started Emerald City Bagels only a few years ago. They started working out of a shared commercial kitchen and along with their bagel-making team, worked tirelessly creating and delivering the best bagels in the city. In January of 2018 they opened their first store in East Atlanta Village. It is modeled after their favorite bagel shops in lower Manhattan.
Sandy Springs 404.255.6368
Emory Area 404.474.9444
Pig-N-Chik ribs are St. Louis cut and cooked until they show a pink smoke ring. This makes them nice and tender with just the right smoky flavor. The barbecue here is served naked to appreciate but there are homemade Pig-N-Chik sauces on the tables. You will also find great barbecue pork, turkey, beef brisket, chicken wings, smoked salmon along with a variety of sides, and salads.
The Flying Biscuit
Candler Park 404.687.8888
The Flying Biscuit serves great breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner seven days a week starting at 7 am. They are known for their mouthwatering biscuits and affordable menu items. Their signature dish is The Flying Biscuit Breakfast. It is served with two large farm-fresh eggs, free-range chicken and sage breakfast sausage. The Flying Biscuit offers an organic-friendly menu and bakery. You can't go wrong with a famous Flying Biscuit Breakfast.
Dunwoody (770) 454-2201
Decatur (404) 378-5077
Buckhead (404) 816-0603
Peachtree Corners 678.691.6222
Grant Park (404) 748-1310
Farm Burger is about more than just a great burger. It is a labor of love that satisfies its founders' personal commitment to animal welfare, ecological agriculture and sustainability practices. All Farm Burger burgers are grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free, locally raised, ground fresh, made in-house and griddled to perfection!
Willy's Mexicana Grill
31 Area Locations
Atlanta's original burrito chain is still the best. Willy's award winning California-style burritos keep the concept of freshness true. Their rice and beans are cooked daily using no lard or animal products. Willy's restaurants are vegetarian friendly offering grilled tofu and veggie burritos. Willy's is a great choice to cater your holiday party, call (404)422-7107 to speak to a catering expert. Now get your Willy's delivered with DoorDash.
3887 Peachtree Rd.
and other area locations
Atlanta's favorite Chinese restaurant since 1998! Chin Chin serves up Atlanta's finest authentic Chinese cuisine. Watch their world-class chefs prepare your dish from their glass encased kitchen. Multiple locations, each with the same great flavor, healthy portions and elegant dÃ©cor. Brookhaven location now offers a Sunday Brunch from 11am - 3pm. Entree served with choice of rice, choice of soup, house salad and veggie roll for $11.95 dine in only.
Winner 5 years Best Dessert. Macaron Queen will entice even a non macaron lover. Their proprietary recipe has been featured on the hit CNBC show The Profit. Every macaron is hand crafted to not only be visually pleasing but delicious. Gluten free, lower calorie than its competitors. Available online and in store at Perimeter Mall ground level next to Sephora and other certified retailers.
3652 Roswell Rd.
Â A landmark of great meals 24 hours a day! Whether you crave a 2 a.m. breakfast or an 8 a.m. steak, you can get it here. Find great sandwiches, salads, seafood along with Italian and Greek dishes. Visit their Buckhead restaurant (pictured) or downtown.
3344 Peachtree Rd.
Bistro Niko is a nod to Paris, right in the heart of Buckhead. Grand ceiling decor and art directly from Paris gives this bustling restaurant a perfect, romantic ambiance. The classic French fare is authentic and simple. They offer a terrific wine list, exciting cocktails and extensive craft beers. Enjoy live jazz brunch on Sundays. Dine al fresco on the patio
1341 Clairmont Rd.
Since 1966, Papadopoulos family at Athens Pizza has been serving the same delicious Greek cuisine to the Emory / Decatur area that their customers have come to expect. Much more than pizza, authentic dishes including Veal, Roasted Lamb or the Oven Baked Chicken.Â Athens Pizza offers lunch and dinner and is popular for catering.Â Call to book your holiday party in one of their private rooms.
BEST MEAL DEAL
600 Ponce de Leon Ave.
For over 25 years people have been heading down to Ponce to experience their great jerk chicken and pasta dishes.Â Over all this time Eats has maintained the high quality of their food and kept their prices low.Â Their $7.75 Jerk Chicken special can't be beat!
500 Pharr Road
Pricci is a contemporary Italian restaurant with a creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service. Serving only the best, freshest ingredients with everything made from scratch. Their unique open-concept kitchen provides for an intimate experience. Pricci's innovative menu combines classical cuisine with a modern flair. The result is a wide array of salads, pasta, pizza, meats and desserts that will dazzle with every bite.
N. Decatur Plaza 404.320.0101
East Cobb 678.996.0045
Mediterranean Grill is a perennial Best Of Winner. For 20 years, Atlantans have visited this beloved family / chef-owned and operated restaurant. They serve authentic regional dishes like gyros, falafel and kabob sandwiches made to perfection. Plus try their spanakopita, dolmas, amazing humus and fall off the bone lamb shank!
BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN
1551 Piedmont Ave. Midtown,404-968-2288
804 Town Blvd. Brookhaven, 404-464-8971
1221 Ashford Crossing Perimeter Place in Dunwoody, 470-395-7904
HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is a spirited scene for socializing, but the menu of classic, Southern-inspired comfort food, cozy environs and undeniably affable service are truly what account for the tavern's popularity across Atlanta. Owner Sean Yeremyan opened HOBNOB's first location in Midtown in 2010 and has since expanded with two more locations and their fourth, Atlantic Station coming in early 2020.
BEST NOODLE BOWL
Jinya Ramen Bar
Sandy Springs 5975
Roswell Rd. 404.600.6974
Buckhead 3714 Roswell Rd. 404.549.2583
Alpharetta 401 S. Broad St. 770.609.8238
JINYA Ramen Bar was founded by Tomonori Takahashi in 2010. The son of a successful restaurateur in Japan, Tomonori came to the states looking for a place where one could enjoy the traditional taste and flavor of ramen. Jinya is based on three values: Delicious food at reasonable prices that's accessible to all. Buckhead and Sandy Springs locations have been a instant hit and Alpharetta soon to open this month.
Multiple Area Locations
Johnny's Pizza has been synonymous with great pizza in Atlanta since 1977. They specialize in NY style, which is thin in the middle and thick around the edges. You can also choose from their hot oven-toasted subs, salads, calzones, starters and Italian dinners. All Johnny's restaurants offer dine-in, take-out and delivery. With 25 locations around Atlanta there is bound to be one near you.
1811 Piedmont Ave.
Since 1990, award winning Fat Matt's Rib Shack has been one of Atlanta's favorite hot spots. These ribs are smoked to perfection and literally falling off the bone. Order by the slab, half-slab, as a combo or chopped pork sandwich. Great barbecue chicken and sides as well. They offer nine beers on tap plus more in the bottle. Seating available inside and out. Live blues is played nightly starting at 8pm featuring many of the local favorites.
Atlanta Fish Market
265 Pharr Road, Buckhead
An Atlanta Icon, the Atlanta Fish Market's signature "Big Fish" stands 65 feet tall and is over 74 tons of steel. The seafood is caught and brought into the restaurant all within 18-24 hours of being out of water, guaranteeing the freshest catch in the city and a remarkable dining experience. Atlanta Fish Market is a comfortable and relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of Buckhead.
242 Boulevard SE
Agave's unique blend of eclectic southwestern cuisine, extensive tequila bar and wine list coupled with exceptional service makes this one of Atlanta's top restaurants. Over the years they've won numerous awards for their inspired dining experience. Agave offers over 100 tequilas and 12 specialty margaritas on the menu. Their margaritas are made with blue agave tequilas and fresh squeezed lime juice.
Chop's Lobster Bar
70 West Paces Ferry Rd. Buckhead
An Atlanta icon known for its exceptional food and impeccable service, Chops consistently ranks as one of the top ten steakhouses in the country. Exquisite seafood flown in fresh daily and the very best USDA prime-aged beef is masterfully prepared. Dine with style in the warm ambiance of the dark wood dining room. Whether you're dining for business or pleasure, a meal at Chops is sure to make a lasting impression.
BEST SUB SANDWICH
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs
Baldinos is celebrating their 14th straight year being voted as the Best Sub Sandwich in the Atlanta. Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs has been recognized as the only true New Jersey Style submarine in the South. They bake their bread fresh daily and every sub is made custom to order. When you eat a Baldinos sub you know the difference.
Eclipse di Luna
Eclipse di Luna has set the trend for tapas restaurants in Atlanta. With over two dozen tapas to choose from, there is something to please any taste. Their tapas are priced affordably to encourage multiple sampling. The menu offers a variety of glutton-free and vegetarian tapas. Popular with catering and for private parties.
26 Thai Kitchen & Bar
541 Main St. at Lindbergh City Center
As a young girl in Thailand, Niki Pattharakositkul would spend hours in the kitchen alongside my mother, honing and perfecting her craft. She learned delicious traditional Thai recipes using authentic, seasonal, fresh ingredients â€“ and always preparing everything from scratch. At the age of 26 she finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening a first class Thai restaurant. Customers are treated to the same fresh, delicious, and authentic Thai food made from scratch, and utilizing only the finest, locally-sourced ingredients. New location opening soon 824 Juniper St. in Midtown.
If you are serious about wings, you seriously need to get to Wing Factory. The undisputed king of the wing year in year out, Wing Factory is a local favorite â€“ a neighborhood spot to grab a beer, catch the game and of course, chow down on some chicken. Visit them at Chastain, Chamblee or Smyrna to dig into Atlanta's best wings (and some killer burgers, salads and more) online at wingfactory.com.
349 Decatur Street
Since 2008, Village Theatre has been entertaining Atlantans with long and short form improv comedy multiple nights a week. It all started by 13 local improvisers who met while performing at Whole World Theatre. The cast of friends went on to perform a show titled Sunday Improv Sunday at 10 High in the VA Highland. The group gained a loyal following and became Village Theatre, now a favorite place for locals to see improv and comedy.
BEST LATE NIGHT DINING
520 Flat Shoals East Atlanta
The Flatiron is located in the historic flatiron building on the corner of Flat Shoals and Glenwood, in the heart of East Atlanta Village. It is a favorite hangout among residents and those visiting the area. They have an extensive menu with kitchen serving until 2:00 AM. Atlanta loves their award winning burgers!
BEST LATIN MUSIC
550 Amsterdam Ave.
Samba. Salsa. Merengue! They have it all at Loca Luna, where you'll find savory dishes from Spain and Latin America. Their location on Amsterdam Ave, directly on the East side of Piedmont Park, offers a tropical outdoor patio with Midtown skyline view. The happening bar is open till 2:30am on weekends. Loca Luna features live Latin music every night on their large dance floor and the hottest DJ's spin late night on Fridays and Saturdays. Plenty of free parking and free valet available.
BEST LOOKING WAITSTAFF
3365 Piedmont Road 404.961.8946
2475 G. Busby Pkwy. 678.348.1605
Twin Peaks, the mountain lodge-style sports restaurant and its Twin Peaks girls offer great views! Let their outgoing wait staff bring delicious food to your table.
At the bar choose from an extensive selection of 29-degree draft beers on 32 taps while the girls pour and serve into huge ice-cold, frosted mugs.
BEST LOCAL MUSIC
BEST Bar Food
488 Flat Shoals Ave.
An Atlanta institution for great music, drinks and grub. Patrons love their burgers, sandwiches and salads. National acts and the best of the emerging Atlanta music scene grace the stage nightly to packed crowds. Check out upcoming shows: Stonefield (Sun. Nov.10); Mikal Cronin (Mon. Nov. 25); and Kadaver (Thu. Dec. 5).
BEST MUSIC VENUE
1374 West Peachtree Street
Center Stage Theater is an icon in the Atlanta music and performing arts community. An intimate venue where every seat is a winner with premier sound and lighting systems, a cozy lounge area and prime location in the heart of Midtown, Center Stage Theater stands apart from the rest. Part of an entertainment complex containing Vinyl and The Loft.
BEST MUSIC VENUE OUTDOOR
Frederick Brown Amphitheatre
201 McIntosh Trail,
The Fred Amphitheater of Peachtree City is only a 45 minute drive from Atlanta. It opened in 1991 and is named after former mayor Frederick Brown, Jr. Each year has seen increased crowds and bigger name national acts. 2019 was a banner season with great shows including: Air Supply, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Kool & The Gang and Chris Botti! Join their mailing list for 2020 season announcements.
BEST SPORTS BAR
322 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta's hometown sports bar, Irby's Tavern is a celebration of our city's history, sports and culture. It is a sanctuary for all those who are proud to call this place home, and it's a true expression of Atlanta for those who visit our fair city. Their menu offers great burgers, wings, sandwiches and salads. They have plenty of popular drafts on tap, wine and house cocktails. Follow them on Instagram for events plus weekly and daily specials @irbystavern.
BEST CONCERT HALL
Atlanta Symphony Hall
1280 Peachtree St., NE Midtown
Atlanta Symphony Hall houses the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, now celebrating their 75th year, as well as concerts from popular artists, Family concerts, holiday concerts and a film series. Incredible acoustics and innovative programing make this among the top concert halls in the country.
Retail / Lifestyle
BEST ART SUPPLY STORE
1495 Northside Drive; Suites B & C
Sam Flax Art & Design has been serving the creative community of Atlanta for almost 50 years. From professional artists to beginners and everyone in-between, we are your source for fine art and graphic products, studio furniture, stationery and decorative papers, unique gifts, custom framing and fine art printing. Our knowledgeable and creative staff represent over 150 years of experience with art materials.
BEST CD STORE
Town Center 770.425.3472
CD Warehouse has 10,000 used CD'S for buy, sell or trade plus all the new releases. If you can't find it they will special order it for you. They will pay cash for your CD, movie and vinyl collections. This is the best place in Atlanta to find vintage albums.
BEST MUSIC STORE
Sam Ash Music
2999 Cobb Parkway
Sam Ash Music has been serving musicians since 1924. Their legendary service, selection and guaranteed low prices is unmatched in the industry. Jaw-dropping inventory of the latest instruments, gear, and accessories will have you hooked.
BEST JEWELRY STORE
Alexander's of Atlanta
193 East Pike St.
Fans of Alexander's Fine Diamonds have followed their move to Lawrenceville! As one of the most established and respected jewelers in Atlanta, Alexander's maintains a strong commitment to the high standard of quality and service that one expects from a fine jewelry store.
BEST DERMATOLOGY SERVICES
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Suite 412
Perimeter Dermatology, PC is committed to offering quality professional dermatological services and skincare. Their highly skilled and educated providers take the time to understand patient concerns and goals before customizing a comprehensive treatment plan. Perimeter Dermatology is a full-service practice that encompasses the full array of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services, including advanced laser technology, the latest skin peels, cosmetic injectables and fillers. Come visit with their knowledgeable staff including Hillary Grady Seymore voted Best Aesthetician 2019.
BEST Hip Clothing
1111 Euclid Ave 404.658.1988
6500 Roswell Rd. 404.497.0701
Both Rag-O-Rama stores are filled with spectacular men's and women's fashions and accessories. They carry an ever changing inventory that includes brand names, designer labels and vintage styles. Find the best prices in town.
BEST SHOE STORE
Becoming Atlanta's premier source for innovative comfort footwear doesn't happen overnight. It takes years of building relationships with the top suppliers, attention to customer service and a passion for footwear. Abbadabba's has that in spades!
BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING
428 Moreland Ave 404.523.0100
Psycho Sisters is famous for reinventing vintage, accessories, costumes & festival wear and has been doing it for over three decades. Their store offers the best selection of every era in fashion and the best personal sales team to help you dress up for any occasion. Nestled in Little 5 Points, Atlanta, Psycho Sisters is never ever boring.
BEST SMOKE SHOP
This That and the Other
Smyrna I Woodstock I Calhoun
The place to go for all your smoking needs: cigars, pipes, vapes, E-cigs, juices, scales, tobacco, incense and more! Three metro Atlanta locations.
BEST ADULT STORE
BEST ADULT TOYS
22 Metro Area Locations
An Atlanta favorite for those into the erotic. Thousands of videos, dvd's, adult toys, condoms, candles and novelties to meet whatever your desire. Their 22 locations make Starship a convenient one stop shop!
BEST ADULT MOVIES
2205 Cheshire Bridge Rd.
With over 10,000 DVD's for sale or rent, Southern Nights has Atlanta's widest selection and at great prices! View films on-site in their 62 channel hi-def video arcade. They sell a variety of products and are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.