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 $6.25 and $7.75 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 casserole, green beans, and collards. Vegetable plates are priced at $6.00 for three or $8.00 for four. A meat and two sides run $8.75 and $9.75 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:
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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 along with online ordering. Go to for the location nearest 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.

Savage Pizza
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.

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.

Mediterranean Grill
N. Decatur Plaza 404.320.0101
Midtown 404.917.1100
East Cobb 678.996.0045
Athens 706.543.5000
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 $8.40. Mediterranean Grill has tasty sandwiches including: Gyro, Kufta Kabob, Chicken Kabob, Falafel and a Grilled Vegetable sandwich. Sandwiches are just $6.50 and entrees start at $9.50.

Chin Chin
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 $7.50 - $8.95. 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 $11.95. They also offer a variety of vegetarian dishes, ramen and sushi.

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.

The Earl
East Atlanta - 488 Flat Shoals Rd.
(404) 522-3950
Located in the heart of the East Atlanta Village, The Earl is the kind of place you can hang out at all day. It is a great combination of restaurant, bar and concert hall. Featuring an amazing bar menu, moderately priced drinks and a music venue in the back, this is a place that can satisfy just about anyone in your group. Their burgers and sandwiches are very popular and have received numerous awards. Bar regulars love to wash them down with their PBR tall boys. At night anything and everything can be heard on the back stage as national acts and the best of the emerging Atlanta music scene grace the Earl nightly to packed crowds. With a casual atmosphere and eclectic mix of patrons, you can't go wrong with a visit to The Earl.

Twin Peaks
3365 Piedmont Rd.
Twin Peaks is more than great views. The mountain lodge-style sports restaurant is known for their award winning burgers and wings along with great sandwiches and comfort foods. Start off with their Venison Chili or great selection of soups and salads. Choose from their Bites menu for popular chicken tenders, quesadillas and nachos. They offer signature dishes like Mom's Pot Roast and Chicken & Waffles that will help warm you up this winter. Wash it down with their extensive selection of draft beers served from 32 taps. Twin Peaks is a great place to meet up for a business lunch or to get together with friends with rooms available for private party bookings.

Landmark Diner
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 $17.99 including entree, soup & dessert. Buckhead location is also the new home for The Punchline.

520 Flat Shoals Ave. SE East Atlanta
(404) 688-8864
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. Flatiron is known for their award winning burgers and terrific bar menu. You'll find great starters including chicken eggrolls, chipotle queso & salsa and spinach artichoke dip. Also choose from plenty of salads, sandwiches and sides plus an assortment of quesadillas. Everything on the menu is very affordably priced and delicious! Their menu offers several vegetarian and vegan options. Flatiron is a 21 and up, non-smoking restaurant with dog friendly patio. They offer a limited late-night menu Monday – Saturday from midnight to 2am.