Spring Patio Guide
Places to Go when Dining Outdoors!
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. As the weather accommodates in spring, diners head out to their patio. Their patio can also be booked for private parties. Athens Pizza offers an extensive catering menu for events.
931 Monroe Dr.
Located in the heart of Midtown and beside Landmark Arts Cinema, Après Diem is a relaxed yet sophisticated take on the European style of dining. Whether you are here to see a movie, listen to the music or taking a break from the festivals, their patio is the place to be in spring. Après Diem has been an Atlanta staple for 17 years. Visit them on Mondays as they serve $7 mussels all day and Tuesdays 5:30–11pm for $5 tapas. Wednesdays offer live Jazz from 8:30– 11:30 pm with DJs other nights of the week.
The Downwind Restaurant
Dekalb Peachtree Airport
2000 Airport Rd. #201
Located inside the Dekalb Peachtree Airport off of Clairmont Road in Chamblee, this family owned restaurant is celebrating its 28th year. Come dine on their deck which is perched right above the runways. The menu offers everything from award winning burgers, house baked turkey sandwiches and clubs, wild caught salmon, grouper, snapper, shrimp and more. They offer something for everyone: Trivia on Wednesday nights 7-9, “Date Night” Friday nights where it’s Adults only after 7 with Live music, aviation-themed playground right next to the restaurant where the kids can play before or after your meal. Full bar available too.
Nancy’s Chicago Pizza
265 Ponce De Leon #A
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 offers a covered patio with plenty of outdoor seating. They recently completed a major renovation doubling in size and now offer seating for over 200 patrons. The new room is perfect for large parties and private events while take-out, delivery and catering are available. Bring your family and friends to Nancy’s Pizza on Ponce this spring!
3109 Briarcliff Rd. at corner of Briarcliff & Clairmont Rd.
Mo’s has been serving up great pizza in Atlanta for over 30 years! But the menu isn’t limited to pizza: sandwiches, subs, wings, nachos and salads ensure that anyone who comes here can find something they like. Check for daily lunch and dinner specials. Everything is made using the freshest ingredients including the dough built from scratch every day. In springtime, their front deck is the place to be. Families and friends flock here to catch some rays, enjoy the food and watch the Braves on one of their many screens.
500 10th Street NE 404.249.0001
The Patio at Park Tavern has one of the best views in the city overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline. This amazing backdrop provides for a great atmosphere and is dog-friendly. The large climate controlled patio includes table seating, private cabanas, an oyster bar, fire pits, and TV’s to catch your favorite teams in action. The patio can be transformed for weddings, private events, and concerts. April means concert season is back at Park Tavern with Summer Sunsets and Sunday’s FREE Concert Series Sunset Sessions.
7 Area locations
As popular as they are for their pizza, salads and calzones, Fellini’s is also known around Atlanta for their great patios. Most include a huge fountain in the middle that is lit up at night. The patios here are always bustling with people. Visit them and see why.
242 Boulevard SE
Consistently voted the Best Southwestern restaurant in Atlanta, Agave’s menu is a unique blend of eclectic southwestern cuisine and chef inspired dishes with an authentic southwestern flare. Before being seated, head to their expansive tequila bar where one can get two for one appetizers 5pm - 7pm seven days a week. Then head to your table on their heated southwestern designed patio. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Agave all weekend long with events May 5 through May 7. With creative daily specials, award winning margaritas and great ambiance one can see why this is a Cabbagetown favorite.
Johnny’s NY Style Pizza
Multiple Metro Area Locations
Johnny’s Pizza is synonymous with great pizza and subs in Atlanta. They specialize in NY Style pizza, which is thin in the middle and thick around the edges. Johnny’s is also known for their delicious calzones, subs, sandwiches and salads. All Johnny’s locations offer patio seating including dine-in, take-out and delivery as well as online ordering. Visit JohnnysPizza.com for the nearest location.
The Flying Biscuit Cafe’
1655 McLendon Ave. 404.687.8888
1001 Piedmont Ave. 404.874.8887
The Flying Biscuit serves great breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Their Candler Park location (shown) is the original Flying Biscuit cafe and boasts a newly renovated patio. While the Midtown location off Piedmont Park allows for dining inside or on their corner patio which is surrounded by windows that come off when the weather cools, offering great views of the bustling Midtown scene. The Midtown and Candler Park locations are offering a new beer & wine menu this spring in addition to nightly dinner specials.
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.
800 Peachtree St.
Escorpion is a regionally inspired Mexican tequila bar and cantina from chef-owner Riccardo Ullio. Escorpion’s food and drink menus are rooted in Mexican flavors and culture. The restaurant captures the authentic tastes and ingredients indigenous of the country. The atmosphere is fun and electric, making Escorpion one of the hottest restaurants in the bustling Midtown scene.
City Winery Atlanta
650 North Avenue.
Since opening last year, City Winery has taken Atlanta by storm. The concept of combining great wines and culinary innovations in an intimate setting of live music is unlike anything this city has seen. City Winery’s patio is a favorite destination for those heading to Ponce City Market. It’s a great setting to meet for a cocktail after work, dinner or for brunch on the weekends.
309 N. Highland Ave.
Fritti’s patio is among the hottest places to be in Inman Park as their entire dining room opens up to the lively street scene. Nationally recognized for its pizza, Fritti pies are authentic Neapolitan and prepared according to traditional artisan methods in a 1,000 degree wood-burning oven. Make sure to arrive early for a table during the Inman Park festival.