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Many of Downtown's restaurants provide great views and even better food.

Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Downtown Atlanta

The vibrance of Downtown shines through its walkable streets, historic buildings and urban atmosphere. While the many murals and artwork make for picture-perfect backdrops, the booming restaurant scene has gems that will make you want to get your phone out and flaunt your experience. Snap a photo at these IG-worthy restaurants in downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta Breakfast Club

Try plates made for photos at Atlanta Breakfast Club. (Photo by Melissa McAlpine)

Although the atmosphere is casual, the food is far from it. Get your phone ready for stacked chicken and waffle sandwiches, drool-worthy gravy biscuits and beyond-appetizing peach cobbler French toast.

Where: 249 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Sweet Stack Creamery

Take a bite of something sweet at Sweet Stack Creamery. (Photo by Aubree Dumas)

Home of the ice cream doughnut sandwich, this creamery is an essential stop while visiting Downtown. Pick your favorite flavor to sit inside two glossy doughnut buns. With a range of tasty and colorful toppings, you’ll want to let your phone eat first.

Where: 25 Piedmont Ave. NE

Breakfast at Barneys

Uncover a plate of gold at this popular brunch spot. Breakfast at Barney’s serves delicious 24 Karat Gold Pancakes among other IG-worthy bites in a nicely decorated space. 

Where: 349 Decatur St. SE

By George

This quaint restaurant inside The Candler Hotel is perfect if you are looking for comfort food with a taste of history. Take a photo on the hotel stairs or sit pretty while posing inside the chic restaurant. Foodies love snapping photos of the colorful creamy shrimp & grits before scrapping the plate clean.

Where: 127 Peachtree St. NE

Cru Hookah Lounge

This stylish lounge is perfect for smoking cigars and hookah with a cocktail in hand. Snap a photo of your cocktail under the glowing green lights and greenery as you vibe out to hip-hop tunes.

Where: 301 Peters St. SW

Esco Restaurant & Tapas

Catch a vibe at this restaurant and tapas hot spot. Perfect for a night with friends if you’re looking for a trendy space to watch sports or popular events on the TV screens. The space exudes the essence of Atlanta with murals, unique chandeliers and furniture perfect for a photo op. 

Where: 327 Peters St. SW

Fellaship.ATL

Enjoy style and cigars at Fellaship. (Photo courtesy of Fellaship)

Enjoy a premium dining experience complimented with live music and Southern cuisine. Order picturesque cocktails to go with a wide variety of cigars. If you’re feeling hip, you may want to wear your favorite fedora and take a pic in front of the fedora display.

Where: 110 Centennial Olympic Park Drive

I Scream Ice Cream Rolls

Roll over to this hidden gem for rolls of ice cream in a cup stacked with delicious treats. Try the “Flights Not Feelings” if you’re a fan of Biscoff cookies, and pose in front of the selfie wall.

Where: 50 Upper Alabama St.

Little Tart Bakeshop

Scone with almonds from Little Tart Bakeshop
Little Tart Bakeshop offers treats that taste as good as they look. (Photo by Daniela Cintron)

Do not pass on pastries perfect for pictures. The Little Tart Bake Shop works with local farmers, jam makers, beekeepers and more to make the shop’s beautiful treats even more special. 

Where: 68 Georgia Ave. SE

RT60

rooftop view of downtown
Enjoy a view your camera can’t deny. (Photo courtesy of RT60)

It’s what many people say is one of the best views in the city, and, well, you just can’t pass up the opportunity to pose in front of an iconic view of the Downtown skyline and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Watch the sunset with a drink in hand after showing off your surroundings for the ‘gram.

Where: 348 Mitchell St. SW

The Red Phone Booth

It’s a speakeasy experience like no other. (Photo courtesy of Red Phone Booth)

The experience at Red Phone Booth makes it worth searching for the secret code to get in this 1920s-esque speakeasy. Take a photo before entering through the red phone booth and prepare your camera for a cocktail experience like no other. 

Where: 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View

Dinner with a view anyone? (Photo courtesy of The Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View)

Enjoy the ultimate Atlanta experience with a 360-degree panorama view of the Downtown skyline. Sitting above the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View features an upscale restaurant and cocktail lounge so you can enjoy a glass with a memorable view (while snapping photos, of course).

Where: 210 Peachtree St. NW

The Yard Milkshake Bar

Sip on something sweet at The Yard Milkshake Bar. (Photo by Aubree Dumas)

Nothing is more over-the-top than hearty milkshakes topped with cakes, candies and other sweet treats. Bite into a cupcake before slurping down the popular birthday cake milk shake, after you snapped a photo. 

Where: 341 Marietta St. NW

Top Draft

Try the perfect pre- or post-game setting at Top Draft. (Photo courtesy of Top Draft)

Just steps away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena, Top Draft offers an upscale sports bar experience with elevated bar fare and an extensive beer and wine menu. To top the experience off, you can step out onto the expansive terrace, which overlooks Centennial Olympic Park.

Where: 100 CNN Center

Trader Vic’s

Take on an underground tiki vibe at Trader Vics. (Photo courtesy of Trader Vics)

Enjoy an underground experience below the Hilton Atlanta with tropical cocktails, diverse cuisine and a scenic ambiance. Snap a picture of the hand-carved tikis and palm-decked ceilings to match your cocktail. 

Where: 255 Courtland St. NE

Wild Leap Atlanta

Wild Leap, drinks, downtown, brewery
Take a leap and enjoy a beer flight from Wild Leap Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Wild Leap)

Snap a photo of the colorful beer flight while hanging out around this multi-level brewery. In the heart of Downtown, Wild Leap Atlanta is the perfect stop before or after a game or concert, with plenty of IG-worthy backdrops for photos. Don’t miss the grass wall at the entrance decorated with a “‘Stay Wild” neon light. 

Where: 125 Ted Turner Drive SW

Nikolai’s Roof

The cozy environment helps you enjoy the picturesque view. (Photo courtesy of Nikolai’s Roof)

Sit atop the Hilton Atlanta at Nikolai’s Roof and enjoy unparalleled cuisine and compelling cocktails. The large windows make for the perfect space to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. Try dining during sunset to catch the perfect backdrop for a photo.

Where: 255 Courtland St. NE

Old Lady Gang

Grab a bite and pose with the Old Lady Gang mural. (Photo courtesy of OLG-Castleberry-Hill)

This hip spot for soul food and all-day brunch on Sundays is brought to you by Atlanta reality-TV royalty, Kani Burruss. Not only is the intimate space decorated perfectly for pictures, but small plates like the deep fried whipped deviled eggs and Todd’s crispy salmon bites will make your followers drool.

Where: 177 Peters St. SW

Polaris

Rotate while enjoying the view at Polaris.
Rotate while enjoying the view at Polaris. (Photo courtesy of Polaris)

Enjoy Southern fare while rotating above the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The iconic views of Downtown are perfect for capturing a photo of the skyline or catching a view of the rooftop beekeepers at work.

Where: 265 Peachtree St. NE

R3 Rosendale Concepts

Have a seat in the intimate space at R3 Rosendale. (Photo courtesy of R3 Rosendale Concepts)

Located inside the iconic 200 Peachtree building on Peachtree Street, R3 Rosendale Concepts is a new hot spot featuring innovative dishes and creative cocktails. Grab a photo or video of the peppercorn-smoked old fashioned or the wood-smoked Manhattan to mesmerize your followers. 

Where: 200 Peachtree St. NW

Saito – Sushi, Steak & Cocktails

Enjoy bites of sushi and steak with delicious cocktails in an elegant setting. Take a photo of the colorful sushi trays next to one of the popular cocktails. The blue ceiling and fancy lighting fixtures make the perfect atmosphere for a picture with friends. Don’t forget to say “cheers.”

Where: 19 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE

Looking for more things to do while visiting downtown Atlanta? Check out our Ultimate Downtown Itinerary: Where to Go and What to Do.

Aubree is a content creator with a passion for all things food and travel. You can find her around Atlanta tasting some of the most iconic bites or burning it all off on the dance floor.

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