Atlanta Dining on a Budget
Great places in town to get a good meal without breaking the bank
600 Ponce de Leon
Eats keeps their menu simple and their prices low. First choose from a variety of pastas. You pay by the sauce which range from $6.00 and $7.00 and includes: marinara, olive and garlic, pesto, Alfredo, creamy marinara, turkey meat sauce and chicken chili. All pasta plates come with garlic bread and you can add on extras from meatballs to chicken breast for just $2 more. They offer meat and vegetable plate dinners too. Choose from their prized jerk chicken, lemon pepper chicken and turkey meatloaf. Some of the vegetables include: broccoli, green beans, and collards. Vegetable plates are priced at $5.75 for three or $7.00 for four. A meat and two sides run $8.25 and $9.00 for three sides. Eats is open seven days a week from 11am until 10pm.
The Flying Biscuit Cafe
1655 McLendon Ave 404.687.8888
1001 Piedmont Ave. 404.874.8887
The Flying Biscuit Café serves great breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. One of Atlanta’s home grown gems, they are best known for their mouth-watering biscuits and original affordable menu items. The Candler Park and Midtown locations offer a wide assortment of bakery items as well as new beer and wine selections. The Flying Biscuit’s menu is organic-friendly. Enjoy weekend Sweet Specials on a variety of pancakes including chocolate chip, blueberry and more. And don’t forget, Kids Eat Free Monday through Thursday from 4 – 8 PM.
Johnny’s NY Style Pizza
Over 50 Atlanta area locations:
Order online at JohnnysPizza.com
Johnny’s Pizza is synonymous with great pizza and subs in Atlanta. The secret to their success is in the preparation. They always use the finest ingredients. Johnny’s specializes in NY style pizza, They have several house specialties including the Johnny’s Deluxe, Italian Special, Veggie, Steak & Cheese, Pesto and Buffalo Chicken. Johnny’s also offers plenty of individual toppings to create your own masterpiece. In addition Johnny’s offers subs, salads, sandwiches and other popular Italian dishes including calzones, strombolis, and lasagna. Johnny’s restaurants offer dine-in, take-out and delivery and now online ordering. Go to JohnnysPizza.com for the nearest location to you.
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs
80 Powers Ferry Rd. 770.321.1177
5697 Buford Hwy. 770.455.8570
12890 Highway 9 678.580.0434
Baldinos has been recognized for serving the best sub sandwich in the South since 1975. Their true New Jersey style subs are as fresh as any sandwich anywhere. The rolls are baked in-store everyday - all day; each sub is sliced fresh as ordered; hot subs are grilled, not nuked or pressed, and only the freshest produce garnishes every sub as ordered. Salads, soups and delicious baked goodies compliment a true value menu. Check out Baldinos $3.99 Daily Special - a different sub every day that will keep you coming back. Stop by Baldinos newest store located at 12890 Hwy 9 in Milton.
484 Moreland Ave. 404.523.0500 115
Laredo Dr. 404.299.5799
This eclectic neighborhood restaurant is a favorite hangout among residents of Little 5 and Avondale Estates. They offer a wide variety of salads, subs, calzones and of course pizzas to choose from at affordable prices. Savage Pizza uses only the freshest vegetables, top quality meats, cheeses, breads and pastas. On their menu you’ll find innovative homemade sauces and thoughtfully prepared dishes made from scratch every day. Savage offers lunch and dinner with delivery to the area. Both locations offer ample seating.
The Downwind Restaurant
Dekalb Peachtree Airport #201 770.452.0973
The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge located off Clairmont Rd. at the Dekalb Peachtree Airport offers amazing views of the runway. While watching the planes take off and land enjoy the great food here. Their menu has many outstanding offerings for lunch and dinner including their award winning burgers and sandwiches including the blackened chicken, roasted turkey or homemade tuna. Downwind Restaurant is known as having some of the freshest seafood in Atlanta. Pilots fly in from Florida bringing Flounder, Sea Bass and fresh Fish of the Day. Also find Greek specialties like the Spanakopita and Greek Spaghetti. They offer a full bar and live music every Friday night from 7pm - close. Downwind Restaurant is family friendly with an aviation themed playground for kids. Downwind Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm and closed on Sunday.
Athens Pizza House
1341 Clairmont Rd. Decatur
Since 1966, the Papadopoulos family has been serving up great Greek and Italian cuisine to the Emory / Decatur area. Athens Pizza is Zagat rated and winner of several awards including Best Greek Cuisine. So don’t let the name fool you, there is much more here than great pizza. Some of the favorite recipes on their Greek dishes go back over 50 years! Athens Pizza offers daily specials for lunch and dinner. They have an extensive catering menu while the restaurant can also accommodate parties large and small with their private room.
N. Decatur Plaza 404.320.0101
East Cobb 678.996.0045
Mediterranean Grill is the place to go for authentic Mediterranean food. Their loyal customers keep this family/chef-owned and operated restaurant busy. Here you will find regional dishes like gyros, falafel and kabob sandwiches. They have a great Business Lunch Special offering Shish kabob, Kufta kabab & Gyro slices w/rice pilaf, salad, pita and drink for $8.00. Mediterranean Grill has tasty sandwiches including: Gyro, Kufta Kabob, Chicken Kabob, Falafel and a Grilled Vegetable sandwich. Sandwiches are just $6.75 and entrees start at $10.00.
NANCY’S CHICAGO PIZZA
265 Ponce De Leon 404.254.5103
Chicago has arguably the best pizza in America and that great pizza can be found in midtown Atlanta at Nancy’s Chicago Pizza. Nancy’s serves up thin, deep dish and new Rustic Crust Italiano Pizza as well as a full menu including great appetizers, sandwiches and signature salads. Nancy’s in Midtown displays multiple TV screens in their two dining rooms. They recently completed a major renovation doubling in size; now able to accommodate 200 seats. The new room is perfect for private functions and events while take-out, delivery and catering are available. Nancy’s is the perfect place to call when looking for a great meal at a great price. Join Nancy’s in rooting for the Falcons.
3652 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta’s favorite diner offers great meals at affordable prices 24 hours a day. Start the day with an omelet, french toast or golden pancakes. For lunch try one of their many sandwiches like sliced turkey, egg salad or the BLT. You can also find several great burgers and chicken fingers for the kids. For dinner they have all the finest dishes like blackened grouper, jumbo shrimp scampi and rack of lamb at very affordable prices. The Buckhead location is now offering three-course dinners for just $16.99 including entree, soup & dessert. Buckhead location is also the new home for The Punchline.
3887 Peachtree Rd. 404.816.2229
Chin Chin is consistently voted Atlanta’s Best Chinese restaurant. Their menu offers standard favorites and many exotic dishes in Chinese cuisine at affordable prices. The Brookhaven location featured offers over 30 lunch specials from $7.25 - $8.25. Choose an entree along with Vegetable Roll, Soup and Fried Rice. For dinner choose from over 20 chicken dishes and a dozen beef and pork dishes starting at just $11.50. Vegetarian dishes offered at $10.50.
242 Boulevard 404.588.0006
Agave blends eclectic southwestern cuisine, extensive tequila bar and wine list coupled with exceptional service, to make this one of Atlanta’s top restaurants. Get free chips and salsa upon arrival and two for one appetizers at the bar nightly from 5 pm – 7 pm. Sign up for email alerts through their website for great dining deals & event info. Agave has two beautiful dining rooms as well as an enclosed heated patio.
1242 Glenwood Ave. East Atlanta
Tomatillos is relatively new to East Atlanta but has already earned a large following. The owners are from the area and their roots go back to the former and one of Atlanta’s favorite establishments, Tortillas. Their credo “In Beans We Trust” harkens back to the Tortillas days. Here you will find great Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos and Salads. They use inspiring ingredients including potato green chili, slow-cooked brisket and tofu. Their customers also rave about their catfish and fried chicken tacos. Come to Tomatillos this month as they roll out their new fresh menu.
HARRY’S PIZZA AND SUBS
2150 Powers Ferry Rd.
Since 1989, Harry’s has been serving exceptional pizza to north Atlanta. This family owned and run restaurant specializes in New York style pizza but they are also known for their chicken wings, oversized salads, and mouthwatering sandwiches. Harry’s offers daily specials on menu items and always has a special on draft beers.