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Best Restaurants on the Atlanta BeltLine

Find patio perfection at TWO Urban Licks (📷: Henri Hollis)

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.

Eastside Trail 

You can’t miss the Atlanta BeltLine entrance to Ponce City Market. (📷: AtlantaPhotos.com)

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

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.

Grab a breakfast biscuit at Bomb Biscuit Co. (📷: @bombbiscuitatl)

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

Ease into the weekend at Estrella Rooftop. (📷: 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

Bully Boy

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

City Winery

Drop in for wine and music at City Winery. (📷: City Winery)

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

Delbar

Stop at Delbar’s patio during your stroll on the Atlanta BeltLine. (📷: Delbar)

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

You’ll discover tasty tacos at Guac y Margys. (📷: @guacymargys)

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

Drop by Krog Street Market for chef-driven food. (📷: Chris Watkins)

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 for a bite at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall. (📷: Ash Wilson)

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

Muchacho

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

Check out that view at New Realm Brewery. (📷: New Realm Brewery)

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

Detroit-style pizza awaits at Nina & Rafi. (📷: 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 

Orpheus Brewing

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

Kick back with brews at Park Tavern. (📷: Park Tavern)

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

Ponce City Market’s food hall offers cuisine for every taste. (📷: Jamestown)

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 

Pour Taproom

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

Rina

Everyone gets in on the action at Rina. (📷 :Oliva Restaurant Group)

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 

Come for all-day Sunday brunch at Slabtown Public House. (📷: Slabtown)

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

TWO Urban Licks is warm and inviting at any time of year. (📷: Henri Hollis)

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

Westside Trail 

Best End Brewing Company is at the Lee + White development. (📷: Liesl Merkel)

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

Stop in at Best End Brewing for special brews and American eats. (📷: 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

Boxcar

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

Head to the Monday Night Garage taproom for one of these dino-mite IPAs. (📷: @mondaynightgarage)

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

You can’t go wrong with the One Night Stand from The Slutty Vegan. (📷: Maya Hockaday)

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

Stop in at Wild Heaven for unique brews. (📷: @beerwildheaven)

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  

Southside Trail  

Gunshow is only a few blocks from the Southside BeltLine. (📷: Gunshow)

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

Brazilian bites and coffee drinks are served at Buteco. (📷: Buteco)

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

Elsewhere Brewing

Tap into Elsewhere Brewing. (📷: Elsewhere Brewing)

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 

Gunshow

There’s always something new at Gunshow. (📷: @gunshowatl)

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 

Patria Cocina

Flavors of Mexico stand out at Patria Cocina. (📷: Patria Cocina)

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

Northside Trail 

The patio at Boone’s awaits. (📷: Brandon Amato)

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. 

Boone’s

Cool off with a cocktail at Boone’s. (📷: Brandon Amato)

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

Cafe Sunflower

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

Houston’s 

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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