Atlanta Classics

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Midtown, Atlanta | Experience true Southern hospitality & good Southern cooking at Mary Mac's, an Atlanta classic since 1945. The menu includes all things fried with sweet tea and cobbler for dessert. (website)

Sun Dial Restaurant

Downtown, Atlanta | Located at the top of The Westin Hotel, Sun Dial offers a 360-degree view of the city on a rotating observatory level. Watch the sunset over drinks and an upscale dining experience. (website)

The Varsity

Midtown, Atlanta | An Atlanta icon, The Varsity is the world's largest drive-in restaurant. Grab a quick chili dog, bacon cheese burger, & Varsity Orange before a game to get the authentic local experience. (website)

Breakfast & Brunch

Flying Biscuit Cafe

10 ATL Locations | Born in Candler Park on east side Atlanta, Flying Biscuit is a go-to brunch spot for locals and tourists alike. Don't miss out on their creamy dreamy grits and fluffy flying biscuits. (website

Sublime Donuts

Midtown & Druid Hills | Sublime offers custom donuts in a unique assortment of shapes and flavors. They stay open 24 hours if you prefer late night sweets. Add ice cream to make a "burger" for a real treat. (website)

Sun In My Belly

Kirkwood, Atlanta | Fresh, local food in a rustic, homey atmosphere. Sun In My Belly is definitely a place you will want to re-visit. This popular spot attracts a crowd, but it will be worth the wait. (website)

Lunch

Bantam + Biddy

Ansley, Avalon, & Lenox | A casual Southern spot with farm-to-table poultry and a wide selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options, Bantam + Biddy is a definite crowd pleaser. Get the mac & cheese. (website)

Cafe at Pharr

Multiple ATL Locations | Gourmet salads and sandwiches are Cafe at Pharr's specialty with freshly baked bread and famous chicken salad. The family owned restaurant is always fast and friendly. (website)

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Candler Park, Atlanta | Identical twins Jonathan and Justin Fox and their Texas cooking are behind the southeastern staple, Fox Bros BBQ. Wings, ribs, plates, sandwiches, & sides - they have it all. (website)

Dinner

Atlas

Buckhead, Atlanta | Located in the St. Regis Hotel, Atlas serves upscale dishes with locally sourced ingredients. The seasonally focused menu changes weekly to ensure constant variety and freshness. (website)

Murphy's

Virginia Highland, Atlanta | With the feeling of a neighborhood camaraderie and award winning cuisine, Murphy's is the perfect combination for a hospitable upscale environment. (website)

Umi

Buckhead, Atlanta | Umi Modern Japanese restaurant is a sophisticated, contemporary setting with top notch service and upscale dining. The extensive sushi menu and stylish environment. (website)

Drinks

Barcelona Wine Bar

Inman Park & Westside | Date night or ladies night, Barcelona Wine Bar is a unique, trendy spot for cocktails or a bottle of wine. Bonus: order Spanish & Mediterranean inspired tapas for the table. (website)

Ladybird

Old Fourth Ward | Located right on the BeltLine, Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall's huge patio is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and "elevated campfire cuisine" outdoors on a beautiful day or night. (website)

Little Trouble

West Midtown | Little Trouble's modern lounge attracts a fresh crowd seeking its iconic neon lights, late hours, and variety of drinks and snacks. There's sure to be something you haven't tried before. (website)

My Picks

Taqueria Del Sol

Westside, Decatur, & Cheshire | If you know me, you know my addiction to Taqueria del Sol. The long line is always worth the wait for the best tacos, cheese dip, and margaritas you will ever experience. (website)

Haven

Brookhaven | Haven Restaurant and Bar is an instant favorite with its fresh, seasonal menu and a modern, cozy environment. Enjoy outdoor dining on the patio with live music or a few drinks at the bar. (website)

Joy Cafe

Midtown | Joy Cafe's preservative-free home cooking is an authentic mix of southern comfort food and modern cuisine. They are a must-try for lunch or brunch, these family recipes are made with love. (website)