Atlanta is celebrated for its cultural mecca of music, lush greenery throughout the metropolitan and, of course, the fabulous food scene. Culinary experiences should feel inclusive and accessible, so that everyone can savor the international flavors and ambiance of Atlanta’s restaurants. To taste the best of the city’s offerings, check out the DiningOut Passbook, an exclusive guide to Atlanta’s food deals where you can explore a variety of styles of food while getting discounted deals on entrees, drinks and more. Order yours today to start your culinary adventure.
Here, we introduce 10 unique culinary experiences you must try in Atlanta, from authentic Mexican cuisine to fresh seafood fare. Don’t forget to bring your DiningOut. Passbook with you for your next date, happy hour, or business meeting and see the best spots in the city.
Top 10 Culinary Destinations in Atlanta:
Treat yourself to this eclectic Southwestern eatery and tequila bar serving up some seriously fresh chile rellenos, spicy fried lobster tail, red posole and a delicious queso fundito baked over New Mexico chorizo chile. At Agave, flavors greet fresh ingredients in an extensive menu that caters to seafood lovers and vegetarians alike. An evening out with a special someone just got a whole lot sweeter with DiningOut Passbook where you can enjoy a two-for-one deal on your meal.
Tip: For group dinners, fill out their online form to select your dining preference of buffet style, private luncheon or sit-down dinner.
2. Big Oak Tavern
If you are someone who is tantalized by the scent of a seasoned steak on the grill, you will swoon over Big Oak Tavern’s selection of steaks, including a 16oz New York strip seasoned with their signature flavors. It must be tasted to be believed. Their mouth-watering menu of comfort food classics also includes crispy chicken sandwiches, blackened salmon, hearty salads, and decadent desserts making this one of the best food deals in Atlanta.
Tip: Try their signature jumbo-sized cocktails designed to quench the thirst of four. Available in Strawberry Margarita, Owen’s Jumbo Mule and Owen’s Jumbo Margarita.
This intimate and chic Italian destination will satiate the hunger of anyone seeking a truly authentic menu inspired by the rustic towns of Italy and its Mediterranean neighbors. Inspired by the country’s most vibrant and fresh ingredients, the menu comprises Old World specialties and an impressive wine selection. Enjoy fresh oysters served in a white-wine and herb cream sauce before your entree of roasted duck breast or grilled salmon. Don’t miss the decadent pasta selections, from squid ink risotto to a pecorino and cracked black pepper spaghetti.
Tip: Try their Italian wines from refreshing whites to sparkling to full-bodied red wines.
4. Chido y Padre
Take a journey to Mexico’s most colorful culinary towns without ever leaving Atlanta — sourcing both locally and imported ingredients to deliver a truly authentic food experience. Does al pastor tacos or scratch made Oaxacan mole sound good? How about an octopus tostada and a serving of hand-smashed guacamole? The hardest part of the night will be selecting which delicacies to choose from.
Tip: Pop over to their colorful Frieda Bar inspired by famed Mexican artist Frieda Kahlo where you can sip on a fresh-squeezed margarita or lounge with a group at the open-air patio to savor the city’s warm weather.
5. Ocean and Acre
Stepping into Ocean and Acre offers an idyllic and sophisticated environment reminiscent of life by the sea. A place where sleek bar stools beneath glass windows let in the brightness of the sky while guests drink from a menu of their favorite seafood accompanied by creative cocktails. Chargrilled oysters, sweet corn hushpuppies and drunken mussels reflect the sea-style fare. This favorite Atlanta food deal is made even better with a discount from your DiningOut Passbook.
Tip: Try their specialty Diamante cocktail made with mezcal, choya, luxardo cherry simple, balsamic vinegar and fresh thai basil.
6. Pisano’s Pizzeria
Celebrated for its famous pizza, Pisano’s offers all of your favorite Italian-style indulgences like cheesy garlic bread, eggplant parmesan, bruschetta and penne carbonara. Pizza-lovers will fall head over heels for their specialty options, from stuffed pizza to Mediterranean Greek to The Big Shanty (chicken, bacon, fresh tomatoes and red onions on a ranch sauce base) all served on freshly made dough. Next date night, bring your DiningOut Passbook to enjoy a two-for-one deal on your unforgettable meal from Pisano’s.
Tip: Host your own private party on their alfresco patio to enjoy the one of the best pizza spots in Atlanta with friends, family, or co-workers by your side.
7. Señor Patron
Your home away from home in Atlanta where you can kick back, enjoy your favorite Mexican food and say hi to the other frequent Atlanta foodies. This isn’t your everyday Mexican joint though. Señor Patron’s brings an affordable experience to visitors while delivering them some of the best food in the city serving up their famous fat fajitas smothered in veggies and cheese, classic tacos, huevos rancheros and carne asada all chased down with a prickly pear margarita.
Tip: Their staff’s favorite dish is anything featuring their juicy, slow-cooked brisket.
8. Park Tavern
With a rich history that dates back to 1905, the Park Tavern has been a golf clubhouse and horse stable over the last century but has now secured itself as one of the most famed destinations for weddings and private events. If the views of the park weren’t enough, the menu is worth gushing over. This Atlanta food deal is sure to impress with their steakburgers made with freshly ground onsite choice Angus sirloin, short-rib steak and brisket with gruyere, havarti and smoked cheddar for a mouth-watering meal you won’t soon forget.
Tip: Voted best patio and dog-friendly restaurant in Atlanta with the best views of the glittering Atlanta skyline and sprawling green park beyond.
9. Semper Fi Bar and Grille
What better way to support US veterans than heading out to this iconic burger joint to have an indulgent and high-quality meal? Created by two marine veterans who wanted to give back to the veterans of Atlanta and North Georgia, their restaurant is a beautiful display of inclusion and flavor-forward wings and nachos and where veterans, families and first responders are always honored. Don’t forget to bring your DiningOut Passbook to get a great food deal on a delicious Atlanta meal.
Tip: Don’t forget to ask the owners, Ralph and Carrie, to share a story or two over some wings and beers and uncover what makes this place so special.
10. Vero Pizzeria
This is where the theatrics of pizza-making comes to life, right in front of you! An architectural restaurant with weathered wood finishes and modern design is where you can experience Vero’s signature pizzas tossed by hand and cooked in their Acunto pizza oven that was cast from clay from Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic rock (pizza takes a mere two minutes to cook). Their menu features 10 custom “pies” that are each topped with super fresh and seasonal ingredients like fennel sausage, shallots, parm crema, hot honey and farm eggs.
Tip: Try something new and order the white “Fungi” pizza crafted with cremini mushrooms, ricotta, mozzarella, garlic confit and parm crema.
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