Best Restaurants on the Atlanta BeltLine
One of Atlanta’s most unique green spaces, the Atlanta BeltLine, has plenty of places to eat when you need to take a break, no matter if you’re on the Eastside, Westside, Southside or Northside Trail. Not only will you find outdoor dining on the Atlanta BeltLine but also plenty of indoor eateries, perfect for ducking in during a rain shower or cooling off during the summer. From international cuisine to breweries, walk-up windows, food halls and chef-driven American bites, you will find the best places to eat on the Atlanta BeltLine with this dining guide.
All of that exercise on the Atlanta BeltLine really works up an appetite. Dining on Atlanta’s Eastside Trail is easy, thanks to this section of the trail being the most established with food halls, local chef-owned restaurants and breweries with expansive patios.
Après Diem has been an Atlanta tradition for years, whether you stop in for the expansive brunch or late night coffee drinks after a movie at nearby Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema, both in Midtown Promenade.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, pet friendly, the mussels
Barcelona Wine Bar
Barcelona Wine Bar offers a range of tapas to please all palates. Snag a patio seat or corner banquette at the Inman Park location to enjoy popular items like cheese and charcuterie boards, spicy beef empanadas and chicken pimentos. On the weekend, come in for brunch tapas like churro waffles and olive oil pancakes.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, pet friendly, Spanish wine
Bomb Biscuit Co.
Biscuits. Need we say more? Located at Irwin Street Market, Bomb Biscuit Co. offers fresh-out-of-the-oven breakfast biscuits until 2 p.m. on select days of the week and the weekends. Three kinds of crispy fried chicken biscuits tempt. Or go off the grid and build your own with staples like melty pimento cheese, bacon, vegan sausage and country ham. You’ll need a Bomb CinnaBun, ranging from the OG cinnamon roll to cookies and cream.
Why we love it: brunch, biscuits that ship to your doorstep
Brasserie at Bazati and Estrella Rooftop
Visit this double-treat dining spot and choose between French bistro cuisine or Latin American bites. On the lower level, you’ll find Brasserie at Bazati and on the upper level, Estrella Rooftop. Bazati serves bistro food and wine, beer and cocktails on the expansive patio. Estrella Rooftop offers a beautiful menu of modern Mexican cuisine.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, pet friendly, Latin cuisine at Bazati, Latin music at Estrella
Buena Vida Tapas & Sol
Inspired by Spain and especially the hippie-chic areas of Ibiza and Andalusian markets, Buena Vida Tapas & Sol serves tapas, seafood, large plates and an extensive vegetarian menu. Add a spicy margarita or Aperol spritz for maximum enjoyment in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, pet friendly, the cheeses
An exquisite kaiseki-style menu (multicourse Japanese dinner) is served at Bully Boy, encouraging guests to share and indulge. Coastal seafood and farm fresh produce all have starring roles on the menu along with vegetarian options and interesting cocktails.
Why we love it: bar, Shishito Peppers
Atlanta’s only urban winery hosts a sensational lineup of live acts, and City Winery offers wine made right on the premises. This upbeat Ponce City Market spot offers interesting shared plates, larger entrees and steamy pizzas.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly, the shows
Just off the Atlanta BeltLine, Delbar serves Middle Eastern cuisine in the Inman Park neighborhood. Tangy spreads served with fresh taftoon bread, a la carte meats and plenty of vegetable dishes can be best enjoyed on the sunny patio.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio. baklava
Guac Y Margys
At Guac y Margys, all margaritas are made with in-house syrups and freshly squeezed juices, a perfect complement to house-made guacamole and a changing menu of tacos. There are several locations, but if you’re on the Atlanta BeltLine, look for the Old Fourth Ward location.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly, different tacos every day
Kevin Rathbun Steak
Kevin Rathbun Steak has a cozy, outdoor dining area flanked by firepits and a terrific view of the Eastside Atlanta BeltLine Trail. The renowned local chef’s restaurant offers not only steaks but also chilled seafood and his famous Yaya’s eggplant fries.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly, “those” fries
Krog Street Market
Located in the former Atlanta Stove Works off the Eastside Atlanta BeltLine Trail, Krog Street Market’s food stalls are staffed by award-winning chefs serving cuisine from Indian street food to smoky barbecue, savory Szechuan dumplings and flaky, handmade pastries. Full-service restaurants include Superica, serving an intriguing Tex-Mex menu; Bar Mercado, with eclectic, Latin American bites; and Ticonderoga Club, a local’s place for solid cocktails and grateful dining.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, pet friendly in the communal dining area outside, all the choices
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Stop in at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall for elevated campfire cuisine, weekend brunch and the signature Patio Punch, great for sharing. The incredible outdoor dining space offers live music, comfortable seating and great views.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, it’s pet friendly, the atmosphere
Whether you’re in the mood for a breakfast taco wake-up before hitting the Atlanta BeltLine or need a refreshing frozen cocktail after a full day, Muchacho can help. Located in the Reynoldstown neighborhood, this 1970s-inspired hangout is located in a former train station.
Why we love it: brunch (breakfast each day until 11 a.m.), bar, patio, pet friendly, the tunes
New Realm Brewing Company
Discover this hop-filled brewing destination in the Old Fourth Ward. New Realm’s rooftop patio makes it a favorite among locals for the stunning rooftop views and cold brews.
Why we love it: bar, brewery, patio, pet friendly, the IPAs
Nina & Rafi
Stop in for Detroit-style pizzas with miles of gooey cheese spread out to the edges at Nina and Rafi. The patio is perfect for trying pours from one of the most extensive Amari lists in Atlanta. Try the Detroit-style French toast pizza on the weekends.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, pet friendly, patio, that gooey cheese
Located on the interim Eastside BeltLine Trail in Midtown near Piedmont Park, Orpheus Brewing offers sour beers, IPAs and barrel-aged stouts. This renowned artisanal brewery is open for tasting tours and offers pop-up food nights offering anything from tacos to hand pies.
Why we love it: bar, brewery, patio, pet friendly and those stouts
Park Tavern sits right where Piedmont Park meets the Atlanta BeltLine. Grab a table at the expansive patio, order a beer brewed on site and enjoy the rest of your day listening to live music in Midtown.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, brewery, patio, pet friendly and the winter skating rink
Ponce City Market
Stop in at this retail, dining and entertainment complex with the Central Food Hall, full of chef-driven stalls and sit-down restaurants including the South Beach-styled Atrium, Pancake Social, Jia, serving Szechuan food, and Minero with Mexican cuisine. The ROOF at Ponce City Market has Skyline Park with retro carnival games and food, plus 9 Mile Station, all with amazing views.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, pet-friendly on the courtyard plus, well, just everything
Serving craft beer by the ounce, Pour Taproom ensures that you’ll be able to taste many options until you find that perfect brew or glass of wine along with a menu of small bites. Unique, self-serve options allow guests to try local and regional libations at their own pace.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly, pay by the ounce
Discover the patio at Rina, channeling Tel Aviv beach vibes with a unique spin on Israeli street food. Located on the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine, Rina serves colorful mezze, house-made hummus, sizzling skewers and the intriguing Turkish coffee shake.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly plus, yum, that coffee shake
Slabtown Public House
This new neighborhood spot offers out-of-the-ordinary dishes, cold drinks and an all-day Sunday brunch. This restaurant from local chef Kevin Gillespie offers sheet tray nachos with beer-braised pork, satisfying burgers and the signature Closed-On-Sunday Chicken Sandwich.
Good for: brunch, bar, patio, pet friendly and, natch, Kevin Gillespie
TWO Urban Licks
The wood-fired cuisine, live rotating rotisseries, unique 26-foot wine-on-tap barrel wall and breathtaking Downtown skyline views make TWO Urban Licks a fan favorite. The edgy, urban look indoors complements the spacious patio outside along the Atlanta BeltLine.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, it’s pet friendly, wine on tap
Victory Sandwich Bar
The Inman Park location for this local sandwich spot is right along the Atlanta BeltLine, making a pit stop for the revered Whiskey Coke Slushie a must. Try the spicy Tea Bird sandwich with chicken, ghost pepper jack and sweet tea mayo. Vegetarians will want the Beeter with pastrami rubbed beets, white kimchi and spicy Thai mayo.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly, that slushie
You’ll find diverse options for dining on the Westside BeltLine, whether you want to hit a brewery or a fun, local lunch spot. Restaurants on the Westside BeltLine are not quite as prevalent as on the Eastside, but quality food, friendly service and craft brews are plentiful.
Best End Brewing Company
This West End brewery, in the Lee + White development, has a full menu for lunch and dinner with appetizers, salads, interesting sandwiches and weekly taco specials. Special brews range from the Lack of Fokus IPA to the Nitro Holy Shenanigans Raspberry Vanilla. Try the expansive patio with the Graffiki Tiki Bar overlooking the Westside Atlanta BeltLine Trail.
Why we love it: bar, brewery, patio, pet friendly, tiki bar
Bogg’s Social & Supply
Head to the end of the Westside Trail on White Street and find this neighborhood bar. Gather on the open patio for draft beers and Korean cocktails. Rotating food pop-ups are hosted frequently at Bogg’s Social & Supply and include anything from coveted birria tacos to New Zealand hand pies.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly, plenty of parking
Part of the Lee + White development in West End, Boxcar serves a menu of snacks and nibbles, signature sandwiches and main dishes, great for pairing with craft beer. The covered outdoor deck overlooks the Westside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly, house-made chips
Lean Draft House
If you’re looking for beer, tacos and bocce, head to Lean Draft House at Gordon White Park. The gastropub has plenty of outdoor seating and craft cocktails.
Why we love it: bar, patio, pet friendly, grilled street corn
Monday Night Garage
Stop in for a cold brew at Monday Night Garage, located in the Lee + White development. This barrel-aging and souring brewery from local favorite Monday Night Brewing also hosts food pop-ups inside. Follow @mondaynightgarage on Instagram to find out when the next one is scheduled.
Why we love it: bar, brewery, pet friendly, patio, Throwback Thursday
The Slutty Vegan
This local sensation has revolutionized the tired old veggie burger and turned it into a coveted item. There might be a line at The Slutty Vegan but it’s worth it to try the 100-percent plant-based burgers with incredible toppings, interesting sides and adult slushies. Find this shop a few blocks from the Westside Trail.
Why we love it: Grabbing on-the-go lunch, home-grown and famous
Westview Corner Grocery
Just a few blocks from the Westside Trai, Westview Corner Grocery specializes in quality local, natural and organic products. The Corner at Westview Corner Grocery serves fresh-brewed coffee drinks, pastries and acai bowls. Look for local pop-ups inside, offering prepared items like vegan specialties and tamales.
Why we love it: Grabbing on-the-go lunch, and, hey it’s a corner grocery
Wild Heaven West End Brewery and Gardens
Sample the signature ATL Style Easy Ale or Sunburst IPA inspired by the traditions of Europe out in Wild Heaven’s beer garden, along with a full menu of appetizers, wings, sammies and salads. Start your day with a chai latte and breakfast from Finca To Filter located inside Wild Heaven in the Lee + White development.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, brewery, patio, pet friendly, smoked brisket
The Southside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine starts where the Eastside Trail ends at Memorial Drive. Not all of the Southside Trail is paved quite yet, so we recommend good shoes or a mountain bike to explore the gravel parts. There are a few good southside BeltLine restaurants and more are due to pop up soon.
Buteco Coffee & Bar
The Beacon Atlanta is getting all the love on the Southside Trail, and Buteco Coffee & Bar is yet another fun eatery in this complex. Brazilian street food, weekend brunch and coffee drinks make this a memorable stop while you’re exploring the area.
Why we love it: brunch (breakfast), bar, pet friendly, patio, the samba house band
A shaded patio beckons guests to tap into one of Elsewhere Brewing’s offerings such as Idol cream style ale or Carouse European pilsner. Seasonal and limited-time beers, a unique menu, happy hours and drag brunch on some Sundays add to the fun.
Why we love it: brunch (some Sundays), bar, brewery, pet friendly, patio, events
Local chef Kevin Gillespie’s restaurant offers an experience unlike most where chefs present dishes to guests tableside and cocktails are prepared on a rolling bar cart. Gunshow is found at the end of the Southside Trail on Glenwood Avenue.
Why we love it: bar, patio and, again, Kevin Gillespie
Marguerite’s Jerk Bistro
The Jamaican fusion restaurant in The Beacon Atlanta fuses together great food and happy souls with jerk turkey meatballs, rasta pasta, tropical salads and passion lemonade.
Why we love it: friendly service and something for the whole family
Located in The Beacon Atlanta in Grant Park, the family-owned Patria Cocina has a lovely patio for enjoying bold, Mexican flavors that go beyond tacos and burritos. More than 30 mezcal selections from five different Mexican states and an expansive selection of tequilas are also offered.
Why we love it: bar, pet friendly, patio, Teacher Appreciation Wednesday
Vickery’s Bar & Grill
The Southern bar and grill is only a few blocks from the Southside Trail in Glenwood Park. Stop in for an order of Maytag blue cheese chips to accompany entrees, sandwiches and crisp salads.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, pet friendly, patio, the welcoming atmosphere
The Atlanta BeltLine Northside Trail is secluded and shaded, running through tall, established oaks and along Tanyard Creek through neighborhoods. There are a few dining options close by, though, and more are sure to pop up once the Northside Trail is complete and connected.
Take the Northwest BeltLine Connector Trail to Boone’s at Bobby Jones Golf Course. The neighborhood restaurant is open to all and serves new American cuisine along with a spectacular view overlooking the golf course.
Why we love it: brunch, bar, patio, the view
Located in Brookwood Square, Cafe Sunflower is one of the original vegan Atlanta restaurants and serves up lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch.
Why we love it: brunch, the Bacon Beyond Burger
Take the Northside Trail to Tanyard Creek Trail, then walk three blocks to Houston’s in Brookwood Square. Located on Peachtree Street, Houston’s is a tried-and-true favorite with sushi, grilled entrees and other American classics.
Why we love it: bar, patio, salads
If city streets are more to your liking, try one of these restaurants on Peachtree Street. Or consider one of these Cool Hangouts and Hot Spots in Atlanta.
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