Best Places to Eat During the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta

Looking for restaurants near East Lake Golf Club where you can dine while in Atlanta for the PGA Tour Championship? These local restaurants are some of the best places to grab a bite, enjoy a drink and catch some cool shade. Not to mention, they’re close to East Lake Golf Club so you can enjoy your meal then get back to the links, cheering on your favorite professional golfer. 

Near East Lake Golf Club

Elmyriachi six minutes 

Go south of the border right here in Atlanta. (Photo by Scott Chester/Magnum)

Get a taste of bold south of the border flavor with Elmyriachi’s Tex-Mex dishes like fried chicken tacos and green burritos. Or split some starters with friends – perhaps the crab queso and pork skins. Soak in the warm summer weather on the big outside patio while sipping a margarita. Dine-in, takeout. East Lake.

Where: 1950 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE

Kimball House — seven minutes

Kimball House is perfect for raw bar fans. (Photo courtesy Kimball House)

Known to Atliens as one of the best raw bars in the city, Kimball House is a seafood and cocktail lover’s dream. This former railroad station (now sleek eatery) serves farm-to-table entrees with a French flair. Creative cocktails feature everything from cola bitters and spiced honey to yuzu and fresh herbs. Dine-in, takeout. Decatur. 

Where: 303 East Howard Ave.

Mix’D Up Burgers — four minutes

It’s hard to beat a great burger. (Photo courtesy of Mix’D Up Burgers)

Looking for something quick that still gives your taste buds signature Southern comfort flavors? Mix’D Up Burgers is a hip, counter-service joint known for serving patties and fries that taste too good to believe. Try the new farmhouse burger or quinoa and black bean burger. Rest assured that burgers aren’t the only item on their menu that’s to die for. The chocolate milk shake is a chocolate lover’s dream. Dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery. East Lake. 

Where: 2371 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE

Steinbeck’s Restaurant — five minutes

Head to Steinbecks Restaurant for a classic good time with great food. This cozy, old-school neighborhood bar serves creative pub fare and cold beer. Order the shells & cheese for a comfort classic mac ’n’ cheese dish or try something new with crispy eggplant fries with scallions and cilantro. Dine-in, takeout, delivery.

Where: 659 East Lake Drive

Wahoo! Grill — seven minutes

Yahhoo for Wahoo! Grill. (Photo courtesy Wahoo! Grill)

This casual European-influenced bistro is the perfect restaurant you didn’t know you were looking for. Wahoo! Grill serves seafood and American-style fare in a glass-walled dining room and outdoor garden patio surrounded by greenery. You can’t go wrong with the BBQ Georgia coast shrimp. Dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery. Decatur.

Where: 1042 West College Ave

A Ride or Walk Away

El Tesoro — eight minutes

Did somebody mention tacos? (Photo courtesy El Tesoro)

Translated as “the treasure,” El Tesoro is the perfect hidden gem nestled in Atlanta’s Eastside neighborhood. Not only does it feature a newly renovated 7,000-square-foot patio but El Tesoro also offers regional Mexican cuisine and cocktails. Dine-in, takeout, delivery. Eastside.

Where: 1374 Arkwright Place SE

Lazy Betty — 10 minutes

You’ll be happy to have dined at Lazy Betty. (Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee)

Looking for a place where world-class fare and cozy vibes meet? Lazy Betty is a high-concept restaurant serving innovative dishes paired with wine. The menu reflects the chef’s Chinese roots, Southern upbringing and classical French training. Dine-in, curbside pickup. Eastside.

Where: 1530 DeKalb Ave. NE

No. 246 — 10 minutes

Part of chef Ford Fry’s empire, No. 246 is a signature restaurant that specializes in locally sourced Italian cuisine. Pastas and pizzas are Instagram worthy. Even simple spaghetti is stunning. Sip on house-made limoncello while you enjoy outdoor scenery on the patio or relax in the sun-filled dining room. Dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery. Decatur. 

Where: 129 East Ponce de Leon Ave.

Sun in My Belly — eight minutes

Breakfast for dinner? Count us in. (Photo courtesy of Sun in My Belly)

Have you ever had breakfast for dinner? Sun In My Belly serves breakfast all day long so whether you choose the brioche French toast served with honey ricotta and fresh berries or the pimento cheese omelet, it’ll be a dinner – or should we say breakfast – unlike any other. Dine-In, curbside pickup, delivery. Eastside.

Where: 2161 College Ave. NE

The Iberian Pig — nine minutes

Make mine sangria. (Photo courtesy The Iberian Pig)

This Spanish-inspired tapas restaurant has your name written all over it. The Iberian Pig serves up classics like queso and pork tacos but also unique dishes like seared octopus and langosta. Don’t forget to pair your meal with the house sangria, specialty cocktail or craft beer. Dine-in, takeout, delivery. Buckhead.

Where: 121 Sycamore St.

A Drive Away

BeetleCat — 14 minutes

Oysters? Look no further than BeetleCat. (Photo courtesy of BeetleCat)

Do you have a taste for the finer things in life? Just steps away from the Atlanta Beltline, is a unique upscale oyster bar and cocktail lounge,  BeetleCat. The menu features globally inspired seafood, classic cocktails with a twist and a wide variety of oysters. Try out “You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat,” which includes 24 oysters. Dine-in, curbside pickup, delivery. Eastside.

Where: 299 North Highland Ave. NE

Bread & Butterfly — 13 minutes

Are we in Paris? You’ll think so when you dine at Bread & Butterfly. (Photo courtesy of Bread & Butterfly)

Travel to Paris without ever leaving Atlanta. Bread & Butterfly is a French-inspired whimsical bistro that serves seasonal, local ingredients in perfectly crafted dishes and desserts. Choose from a wide variety of sandwiches and salads or opt for lighter fare like charcuteries and baked goods. Dine-in, takeout, dog-friendly. Eastside. 

Where: 290 Elizabeth St. NE

Sotto Sotto Restaurant — 13 minutes

Everything’s yummy yummy at Sotto Sotto. (Photo courtesy of Sotto Sotto)

A local dining tradition for more than 15 years, Sotto Sotto Restaurant can’t be beat. This unique, chef-owned restaurant is located in Old Fourth Ward where the views are perfect for snagging a patio table. Sotto Sotto offers a wide variety of comfort classics like pasta, risotto and other Italian-inspired dishes. Did we mention that it also features an all-Italian wine list? Dine-in, takeout, delivery. Eastside. 

Where: 313 North Highland Ave. NE

TWO Urban Licks — 15 minutes

You can’t beat patio dining at TWO Urban Licks. (Photo courtesy of TWO Urban Licks)

With views of the Midtown skyline, TWO Urban Licks features an expansive patio with comfortable lounging space and an outdoor bar. Enjoy American rotisserie style dishes while you soak up the sun and sip on one of the selected spirits. Dine-in, curbside pickup, dog-friendly. Midtown. 

Where: 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Wisteria — 13 minutes

Nestled in Atlanta’s historic Inman Park neighborhood, Wisteria is where bistro charm and fine dining meet. Known for serving modern Southern cuisine – such as Gulf oysters cornmeal fried or pimento cheese deviled eggs – it’s no wonder that Wisteria is a local favorite. Dessert lovers should save room for the infamous bread pudding with bourbon sauce. Dine-in, takeout, delivery. Eastside. 

Where: 471 North Highland Ave. NE

Hopefully you were able to find an Atlanta restaurant – or two – that serves the “‘course” you’re looking for. And we’re not just talking golf courses. Check our restaurant guide for a complete list of places to discover. 

A recent Atlanta resident, Cassidy is a self proclaimed goofball who loves collecting bumper stickers, hiking with her dogs, and playing rugby. When she’s not out-and-about exploring or making new friends in the city, she’s at a sporting event cheering on one of Atlanta’s many teams.

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