Georgia

Restaurants in Georgia

Most people equate Georgia with soul food and down home cooking, but the state is also home to a growing number of cutting-edge Georgia restaurants and brilliant chefs completely changing the way we see Southern food. At the epicenter of this movement is Decatur, a small city just outside Atlanta featuring a handful of wonderful eateries. Of special note are Cakes & Ale, a farm-to-table restaurant focusing on seasonal ingredients, and The Iberian Pig, which specializes in tapas and charcuterie. In Atlanta proper, there’s Bacchanalia, which is responsible for introducing Georgians to the art of fine dining, and Tomo, one of the city’s finest sushi restaurants. What’s more, restaurants in Georgia also have their share of celebrity chefs at the helm. Hugh Acheson is working overtime in Athens with Five & Ten and The National, Asha Gomez introduced Atlantans to haute Indian cuisine at Cardamom Hill, and James Beard Award winner Linton Hopkins and his Restaurant Eugene have become legendary among Atlanta’s culinary elite. And if after all that, you still need a soul food fix, don’t hesitate to grab an authentic Southern breakfast at Georgia restaurant Silver Skillet or dig into a BBQ platter at Heirloom Market.

Emily Saliers—otherwise known as one half of the Indigo Girls—and friends launched this terrific southern-comfort-food restaurant in what used to be a gas station in 2000.

Atlanta-based chef Kevin Rathbun had over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry before opening this namesake eatery in 2005.

A departure from typical terminal food, One Flew South has travelers eager for long layovers inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Iron Chef contestant Linton Hopkins teams up with master mixologist Greg Best to produce a winning combination of cuisine and liquid refreshments at this Buckhead gastro-pub.

Established in Midtown in 1997, this high-end Thai restaurant offers authentic dishes from chef Nan, who learned the art of Thai cooking from her mother, a former food vendor on the busy streets of Thailand.

Peruvian tapas lounge

Certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana (the organization that governs whether or not a pizza is authentically Neapolitan), Fritti’s dough is handmade with 00 Caputo flour, natural yeast, and sea salt before being smothered in traditional tomato sauce and baked inside a 1000-degree wood-burning

Located in the Serenbe community, a 1,000-acre development about 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Blue Eyed Daisy is a small, neighborhood bakery and café.