2-Day Itinerary for Eating at MICHELIN Bib Gourmand Restaurants in Atlanta

Atlanta’s dining scene is on a different level with newly recognized MICHELIN restaurants. Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank to have a MICHELIN experience. The MICHELIN Bib Gourmand recognition highlights restaurants that provide an authentic and high-quality experience at an affordable price. Follow along as we dive into a 2-day itinerary at Atlanta’s MICHELIN Bib Gourmand restaurants.

Day 1

Bomb Biscuit Atlanta

You can’t pass up hot honey fried chicken at Bomb Biscuit Atlanta. (Photo by Aubree Dumas)

In the mood to try a Bomb Biscuit? The Inman Park gem Bomb Biscuit Atlanta is a must if you’re in the mood for a buttery flaky treat to add to your brunch. You can choose from a full breakfast and brunch menu, where the choices range from baked goods like cinnamon rolls to hearty breakfast sandwiches and brunch plates. Many rave about the hot honey fried chicken biscuit. Bite into crispy fried chicken tossed in a house-made hot honey sauce and perched atop a warm buttered biscuit. If you have a sweet tooth, try the signature B’onuts, bite-sized buttermilk biscuits deep fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar.

Fred’s Meat & Bread

Enjoy juicy burgers at Fred’s Meat & Bread. (Photo by Aubree Dumas)

A stroll around the newly developed Krog District is becoming a favorite pastime for locals and visitors. Work up an appetite and enjoy classic sandwiches and hand-cut fries that are hard to put down. Many call the burger “flawless.” Scarf it all down with an old-school soda pop.


Enjoy a seafood paradise at Fishmonger. (Photo by Aubree Dumas)

This trendy restaurant has become a magnet for seafood lovers. Walking into the West Midtown location you’ll notice chic decor and an open atmosphere with seating inside and out. Nothing beats enjoying a dozen fresh oysters on the side patio with an innovative cocktail from a menu that changes seasonally. Stay cool with the mai tai cocktail if you’re a fan of Jamaican rums, banana, cherry bark and vanilla.

Antico Pizza

Enjoy a delicious pie at Antico Pizza. (Photo courtesy of Antico Pizza)

In search of a good pizza spot to impress your pizza-snob friends? Antico Pizza has become a hub for diners looking for authentic Italian flavors. It is a perfect place to enjoy a casual family dinner or to satisfy a late-night craving with friends. Try the Diavola pie if you’re looking for something different, and enjoy spicy salami, Calabrian peppers, mozzarella and garlic. You can’t go wrong with the classic Margherita D.O.P. pie.

Day 2

Busy Bee Cafe

Fried chicken from Busy Bee Cafe always hits the spot. (Photo courtesy of Busy Bee Cafe)

Busy Bee Cafe has been part of Atlanta’s history since 1947. This famous eatery has fed notable icons including Martin Luther King Jr., OutKast and President Obama. Many dine here for delicious soul food platters with fried chicken and smothered pork chops you won’t soon forget. The fried chicken and waffles make this the perfect stop for breakfast. Although Busy Bee offers only takeout orders, the meals are perfect for enjoying in one of the nearby parks.

Arepa Mia

Spending your morning exploring can’t be done without treating yourself to a snack. Arepa Mia is the perfect stop to hold you over until lunch. Try a Venezuelan bite. The arepas are the perfect size if you’re looking for something to grab while on the go. Try the pollo la catira if you’re a fan of shredded chicken or the vegetariana for a meatless option.

Heirloom Market BBQ

Treat your taste buds to Asian flavors mixed with barbecue at Heirloom Market BBQ. The Korean marinades and spices combine perfectly with slow-cooked Southern barbecue. Take your pick from a menu that offers brisket, pork options, turkey breast and pulled chicken. Prepare to get messy with a rack of ribs or sweet and smoky wings.


Explore Atlanta’s hip East Atlanta Village before visiting this seasonally focused restaurant and bar. Banshee serves New American fare with a cocktail-driven bar that includes an eclectic wine list. Fry bread is the perfect way to start your dinner before getting lost in the menu of delicious options. Not only can you enjoy a great dinner experience, you also can carry the fun into the evening as the bar transitions to music after hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

Little Bear

Explore the out-of-the-ordinary menu at Little Bear. (Photo by Daniela Cintron)

Located in the playful neighborhood of Summerhill, this cozy restaurant is great if you’re looking to dine at a place that prioritizes local ingredients and creative flavors. The menu changes seasonally and offers selections for vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Try the sorbet of the season for dessert. You won’t be disappointed.

Looking to explore more of the MICHELIN Guide Atlanta? Check out this MICHELIN Guide to Restaurants in Atlanta.

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