Great eats just steps away from Atlanta's Convention Center. © Andrew Thomas Lee, 2019.

Cheat Sheet: Best Places to Eat Around Atlanta’s Convention Center

With all the nuances of planning an event, sometimes the basic things get overlooked – like eating. Fret not! Atlanta has created a cheat sheet not only for your attendees but for you as well! Here are a few choice selections (out of so many!) that can fulfill itineraries as well as tummies!


(Near Atlanta’s Major Convention Hotels)

Easily accessible to the major hotels of Atlanta’s walkable convention and entertainment district, these restaurants will be a guaranteed hit for your group.

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails


White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails features chef-inspired cuisine using ingredients fresh from the Southern region. The hospitality and ambiance are locally inspired and crafted, and the cocktails and wines are classic yet fresh.

Alma Cocina

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This modern Mexican restaurant is fresh and zesty! It offers a diverse menu ranging from vegan and gluten-free fare to meat options galore.

Amalfi Pizza

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Not only is it brick-fired food delicious, but it’s also fast and classy. The pizzas, paired with rustic decor, provide a fulfilling meal. The wine’s not bad either!

Near Georgia World Congress Center and Restaurant Row

Adjacent to Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), this collection of restaurants has many tasty options for attendees who cannot wait to return to their hotels.

Social Table

Located inside Building B of GWCC, this establishment has a rotating menu, a cocktail bar, a grazing salad station and a grab-and-go area.

Top Draft


Inside Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Top Draft offers a sophisticated sports bar and dining experience with views of Centennial Olympic Park from the expansive terrace. Guests can enjoy an extensive list of beers and wines on tap and top-shelf cocktails. The menu features elevated bar fare like house made pork rinds, steak chili and butter-poached lobster fries. 

Der Biergarten


Attendees can kick back after a long day of meetings at the outdoor beer garden. Paired with hearty German food, it’s a perfect way to unwind!

Castleberry Hill

Castleberry Hill is a hip neighborhood offering a touch of Atlanta’s rich culture and only a short, 10-minute walk from GWCC.

Old Lady Gang

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss-Tucker’s love of Southern cooking drives the menu and recipes featured at this Atlanta spot.

Match Bamboo Lounge

Polynesian treats and Mai Tai tiki drinks are abundant at this festive bar. It is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day of meetings.

Bottle Rocket

A cheeky sense of humor runs throughout this sushi spot. Craft cocktails and local beers help bolster the community feel.

These locations and many others will help you round out your meeting plans. Contact Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and get started!

This post was originally published October 29, 2018.

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