Restaurants in Georgia

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.

Succulent brisket that is melt-in-your-mouth good, moist chicken that nearly falls off the bone and pulled pork that is both juicy and flavorful is what makes Rolling Bones Barbecue a staple in the Edgewood Corridor. Dreaming about good, old-fashioned Texas-style barbecue, chefs Reginald D.

The tablecloths are made from newspapers and the steamed oysters and Low Country basket—shrimp, potatoes, corn—are ideal for two.

A local landmark for more than three decades, this 1950's-style diner is just up the block from the main entrance to the University of Georgia campus.

After modernizing a warehouse space using warm woods, pastel blues and greens, and plenty of natural lighting, Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison (also the owners of Atlanta's Bacchanalia) opened this Mediterranean-Italian fusion restaurant in 1998.

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.

Reviving the regional menu at this North Atlanta landmark is chef de cuisine Todd Richards, previously of the AAA Five-Diamond Oakroom in Kentucky as well as the famed One Flew South at the ATL Airport.