Attendee Guide to the Best Places to Eat near AmericasMart Atlanta
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If you find yourself in Downtown Atlanta — whether it’s for business or pleasure — then you’re in luck when lunch time rolls around. (And dinner… and don’t you dare skip breakfast in ATL!) Here is our guide to recommended restaurants near AmericasMart Atlanta (and throughout the city).
Walking Distance from AmericasMart
The Hub at Peachtree Center
The Hub at Peachtree Center, located directly across Peachtree Street from the AmericasMart building, is home to a convenient food court with a slew of dining options ranging from from Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken to Aviva by Kameel, Chick-fil-A, Willy’s Mexicana Grill and many others.
Aviva by Kameel
One of the highlights of Peachtree Center, Kameel serves up delicious shawarma, falafel, hummus and more. Chances are you’ll be greeted by Kameel himself while you order.
Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
Yes, it’s a restaurant with classic Southern dishes, and, yes, it really is a juke joint where you can dance if the spirit moves you. Sweet Georgia describes it as unmatched entertainment sure to feed the soul. So, what’s to eat? You can’t go wrong with Juke Joint fried chicken or Juke Joint pulled pork. Add collard greens or Parmesan cheese grits and you may just feel like hitting the dance floor.
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
Lauded as a great business lunch option, you may want to visit White Oak for dinner so you don’t miss out on the wine and cocktails.
Hard Rock Cafe
Offering fresh, house-made salads, burgers and desserts with “Southern flair,” Hard Rock Cafe is a great option for lunch or dinner.
Ray’s in the City
In case you didn’t think Atlanta was a good city for excellent curry, chicken vindaloo, pineapple chutney and more, head to Haveli Indian Cuisine’s Downtown location.
Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
The oldest brewpub in Georgia, Max Lager’s fresh and natural wood-fired menu and cozy atmosphere makes it a great lunch and dinner option.
Ted’s Montana Grill
Get delicious burgers, salads and steaks at a restaurant with a sustainability mission at its core.
Meehan’s Public House
Meehan’s Public House is a strong choice for fish and chips, buffalo wings and wraps. Don’t forget to have some fried pickles and ranch with your drinks.
A taste of Naples right here in ATL? It’s true. Plus, you can’t go wrong with lobster ravioli or a great big margherita pizza.
Wahlburgers serves up the classics with a twist and is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
Hsu’s Gourmet Asian Cuisine
Since 1989, Hsu’s has been a staple for Szechuan and Cantonese style cuisine, so don’t miss your chance to visit while you’re in the city.
AG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse
Southern hospitality is the name of the game at AG, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and bringing creativity to its cocktail offerings. It’s located on the second level of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown).
Expect the unexpected at this unique taqueria. If you’re in the mood for creative taco options like grilled mahi-mahi, Korean barbecue or buttermilk fried chicken, then be sure to stop by Tin Lizzy’s.
McCormick & Schmick’s
If you didn’t associate Atlanta with great seafood, oysters, steaks and drinks, you will after an evening at McCormick & Schmick’s, located at CNN Center.
A Few Blocks Away from AmericasMart
Thrive brings an upscale casual drink and lounge experience with the freshest sushi, seafood, steaks and sandwiches. (And sake!)
A sophisticated sports bar located inside Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center with expansive views of Centennial Olympic Park with an extensive beer list and top-shelf cocktails, not to mention a menu that includes house-made pork rinds, steak chili and butter-poached lobster fries.
Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
At Max’s, you’ll find authentic New York-style pizza and signature coal oven wings in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Restaurants with Patios and Outdoor Seating
Atop the historic boutique Glenn Hotel, SkyLounge affords some of the best views of downtown Atlanta. (Note: SkyLounge does not take reservations.)
Besides boasting an extensive outdoor patio, Der Biergarten pairs traditional German fare with an extensive list of beers.
Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
This restaurant located on the uppermost floors of the Westin Peachtree Plaza is a must for your Instagram feed for its stellar view of the city. Reservations required.
Twenty-Two Storys Lobby Bar
Located in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Twenty-Two Storys boasts a beer-infused menu and lots of great beers on tap.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Located in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel, Ruth’s Chris offers top notch steak-house fare. The setting is perfect for business events or private parties.
Located in the historic Candler Building (now The Candler Hotel, By George offers simple but elevated cuisine spearheaded by two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson.
For all downtown restaurants, see our downtown dining guide.
Discover Atlanta’s Authentic Neighborhood Dining Scene
If you’re game for venturing further out to experience the rest of Atlanta’s vibrant neighborhoods, start with our neighborhood dining guide and you’ll come away with a memorable only-in-ATL dining experience.
- Downtown Atlanta: Restaurants in Downtown Atlanta range from fast-casual spots to a more formal affair, with options at every price point.
- Midtown: After you catch a show, swing over for dinner or weekend brunch in Atlanta’s heart of the arts.
- Buckhead: Home of upscale eateries and new chef-driven concepts. Pairs well with a day of shopping.
- Buford Highway: Sample tastes from around the world in a unique multicultural stretch of restaurants and shops. You’ll find Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Bangladeshi dining and more.
- Inman Park: Mingle with locals for lively nightlife or brunch at a sidewalk cafe.
- Westside: History and heritage meet design district shopping and dining in chic, industrial spaces.
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