Atlanta has restaurants for all tastes and budgets. From street food to fine dining, from tacos to filet mignon, whatever you have a craving for you can find it in Atlanta.
Atlanta is home to some amazingly inexpensive fine dining restaurants but, if you’re willing to shell out some cash, you can splurge on a steak at Rathbun’s. Pricey, but so worth it. In the mood for sushi? Atlanta has that, too. Umi’s, in Buckhead, won’t disappoint. Ranging from $50 a plate to well over $100 a plate, if you are feeling fancy and want your dinner to match, downtown Atlanta is the place to be.
For those foodies among us who are more concerned with incredible taste combinations than impressing their dates, head to Decatur and check out Cakes & Ale, a locally sourced restaurant that is sure to inspire. Still pricey, but a completely new experience from the tried and true steakhouse vibe.
Sometimes, it’s all about the experience. Gunshow, in Glenwood Park, has put an incredibly unique spin on fine dining. There is no menu and all the waiters double as chefs. Upon presenting their unique creations to you, you can either accept or decline and wait to see what the other chefs will offer. Not for the person who orders the same thing every time, if you are open to exploring new tastes and textures, don’t miss this modern twist on dining.
Prefer ethnic food to classic burgers? Atlanta, not surprisingly, has a surplus. Head outside of the perimeter to Buford Highway and discover the hole in the wall delights that have been made TV famous. Mexican, Indian, Thai, and even Cajun joints that are delicious and easy on the wallet can be found on this long stretch of foodie paradise. El Taco Veloz, in Norcross, is a must if you love traditional Mexican food.
Like any other city in the U.S., Atlanta has more fast food restaurants than we know what to do with. Honestly though, if you’re looking for a cheap meal, why not head to the food truck park for some delicious cuisine? Or hit up Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand for some good Southern eating.
One thing’s for sure. No matter what kind of food you are in the mood for, or how much you are wanting to spend, Atlanta has what you are looking for. From Buckhead to Buford Highway, perfectly seared steak to pad thai, Atlanta has you covered.