You won't leave Der Biergarten hungry.

Get a pie at Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria.

Where Can You Eat Near the Georgia World Congress Center?

If you are in town for a convention at Georgia World Congress Center and you need to find lunch or dinner within walking distance, we’re here to help. Here are some delicious dining options located nearby.

Der Biergarten

Recharge with German fare at Der Biergarten. (Photo courtesy Der Biergarten)

This German beer garden, Der Biergarten, will quench your thirst with brews as you dine on German fare such as a wurstplatte, which includes bratwurst and knackwurst; reibekuchen mit apfelmus, which translates to potato pancakes and applesauce; or wiener schnitzel, which you know better as lightly breaded veal, lemon and parsley, served with potato salad.

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW

Dos Bocas

Try something spicy at Dos Bocas. (Photo courtesy Dos Bocas)

The Dos Bocas chili con queso might be a good start to a meal following a morning of meetings. Chase that with chicken zydeco or shrimp creole and you’ll be good for an afternoon of meetings. For a little extra fuel, add a beignet.

Where: 275 Baker St. NW

Hudson Grille

If you need sports with your meal, choose Hudson Grille. (Photo courtesy Hudson Grille)

If it is sports bars that soothe your soul, then Hudson Grille is for you. “You want it, we’ve got it: burgers, steaks, fresh seafood, wings, huge draft selection, our legendary $3 shorties, full bars, party rooms, UFC, boxing, way too many TVs and EVERY game,” so say the proprietors of Hudson Grille. It could be just what you need to rest your mind after all those meetings.

Where: 120 Marietta St. NW

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

Before your pie (and there are plenty choices), you might try the Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria’s skillet roasted shrimp or garlic flatbread. And you may need a salad to accompany your pie. When it comes to the pizza, choices include margherita, pepperoni, salumi and arugula, to name but a few. You may also build your own.

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks

Seafood choices abound at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks. We’re talking fish tacos, oysters, beer-battered fish and chips, and on it goes. It’s a nice atmosphere, and you will not leave hungry.

Where: 190 Marietta St. NW

Park Bar

At Park Bar, start with Savannah Spuds or Southwest egg rolls before moving on to a New York strip steak, Chattahoochee chicken or grilled mahi mahi. There are salads or you may build your own burger. The ice cream sandwich cake will have you feeling content and ready to get back to work.

Where: 150 Walton St.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Start with the Ruth’s Chris Steak House crab cakes or calamari then dive into steaks, lamb chops or pork chops complemented with shrimp or a lobster tail. Perhaps add blue cheese crust to your steak. There are fish entrees and even a vegetarian plate plus all kinds of potato dishes and veggie choices. Don’t leave without French press coffee.

Where: 267 Marietta St. NW inside Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park

Wyndham-Margaritaville Atlanta Centennial Park

No surprise, appetizers at Wyndham-Margaritaville Atlanta Centennial Park include a Key West chicken quesadilla. Chicken also is included in two of the salad choices — Southwest chicken salad and chicken Caesar. Among entrees are fish and chips, fish tacos and crab cakes. Meat lovers might choose the New York strip steak or the ribs. Of course, it IS Margaritaville, so the menu offers Burgers in Paradise. For dessert — what else — key lime pie.

Where: 155 Centennial Olympic Park Drive

For even more places to eat Downtown, check our guide.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications. 

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