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.

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In 1993, Delia Champion partnered with Cynthia Moor and Missy Speert to open the original Flying Biscuit Café, set amongst the 1920’s Craftsman bungalows of Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood.

Chef Matthew Roher dishes up Georgia white-shrimp risotto with fresh asparagus and tarragon at this 30-table spot.

Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins is a believer in the secret menu. When the clock strikes 10 each night at his classic public house, Holeman & Finch, 24 double-patty burgers hit the grill—and sell out in minutes.

Hidden in a strip mall in the Druid Hills area, Co’m manages to make its location feel slightly more upscale with a quiet atmosphere, black chandeliers, and colorful Asian prints hung on yellow walls. Still, patrons flock here not for the ambiance but for the fresh, authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

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.

Honestly, I didn't plan on doing it, says rap musician Chris "Ludacris" Bridges of his decision to create Straits with chef Chris Yeo, in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood.