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10 Must-Try Atlanta Restaurants

It’s no secret that the south knows its way around the kitchen, and Atlanta is arguably the heart of southern cuisine. From fried chicken to Neapolitan pizza to peach cobbler to vegan burgers, Atlanta has it all! That’s why we want to share ten must-try Atlanta restaurants!

*Check out our "Atlanta Food Tour" vlog for a closer look at our time in Atlanta!*

1. Sublime Doughnuts (535 10th St NW)

  • Sublime Doughnuts is an unassuming, gourmet bakeshop serving classic doughnuts as well as creative takes on America’s favorite pastry. From their “Fresh Strawberry N Cream” to their “White Chocolate Peach Fritter” and “Dulce De Leche”, I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on their menu! We had their Fruity Pebbles Doughnut and Mother's Circus Animal Cookie Doughnut and loved both! The doughnut was light and airy and the icing/toppings were perfectly sweet without overpowering the doughnut itself.

2. Antico (1093 Hemphill Ave NW)

  • Antico is a Neapolitan, brick-oven pizzeria that started in 2009 on the Westside of Atlanta and quickly became an Atlanta staple! And once you taste Antico Pizza, you understand why!

3. The Varsity (61 North Avenue NW)

  • The Varsity is an Atlanta staple that everyone has to go to at least once! While the food isn’t anything special, visiting the “world's largest drive-in” is! And if you’re at The Varsity, you may as well get a Hotdog and their famous Frosted Orange, which is a creamy orange milkshake made from vanilla ice cream and homemade Varsity orange drink.

4. LT’s Wings (1160 Fairburn Rd SW)

  • LT’s Wings is a tiny, no-frills restaurant that has become somewhat of a religion for wing lovers in the Atlanta area. They also serve other fried dishes like seafood platters, french fries, and onion rings, but the wings are the star of the show! Some fan-favorites to note are the cajun lemon pepper, buffalo, spicy ranch, and garlic parmesan

5. Busy Bee Cafe (810 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW)

  • Busy Bee Cafe opened in 1947 and 70+ years later, Atlanta locals are still lining up outside this cozy storefront to get a taste of some of the best soul food money can buy! If you ask anyone where to get the best fried chicken in Atlanta, chances are, Busy Bee Cafe will be recommended, and for good reason! The chicken is so juicy with crispy breaded skin, and the sides are just as delicious. We had the mac and cheese and cornbread dressing, and we weren’t disappointed! The mac and cheese is made with a cheddar cheese, so you get that sharpness that bites through the creamy, buttery noodles, and the cornbread dressing was like thanksgiving in a bite! So good!