G. Garvin's Favorite Atlanta Restaurants

Taking a road trip to Atlanta? G. Garvin shares the best places to eat in his hometown.

Photo By: Mary Bradley

Best Burger

Ann's Snack Bar
1615 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
404-687-9207

The combination of cheese/meat and the original ingredients makes this burger. It is really, really well-seasoned. I love the hole-in-the-wall effect that the space brings.

Image via: Marynificent on Flickr

Best Pizza

Ammazza
591 Edgewood Ave., SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-228-1036

Ammazza serves outstanding dough, cooked perfectly, with the freshest possible ingredients. There's family-style seating and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Image via: Ammazza on Facebook

Best Late-Night Spot

Cafe Intermezzo
1065 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA
404-355-0411

This is a really great dessert spot with a cool bar and nice late-night scene. It's great to unwind here before heading home.

Image via: travelhyper on Flickr

Best for Fine Dining

Aria
490 East Paces Ferry Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-233-7673

I like this restaurant because the food is outstanding with the attention to taste and detail. There's a great dining room that's quiet but not stuffy.

Image via: Aria Restaurant on Facebook

Best Family-friendly Spot

The One Sushi+
2523 Caldwell Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
404-869-6988

If you love sushi the way my family does, then this spot is it — great neighborhood fun and inviting too. The whole family will enjoy the focus on food and service.

Image via: The One Sushi + on Facebook

Best Date Spot

Canoe Restaurant
4199 Paces Ferry Road, SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
770-432-2663

I love Canoe because it sits right off the Chattahoochee River; rainy or sunny, it’s peaceful and relaxing. I also grew up in the area and love the memories it brings.

Image via: Joy W. on Yelp

Best Tasting Menu

Kyma
3085 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-262-0702

When it comes to the way I like to order small bites with big flavors, Kyma is it. The style of food here offers unique flavors and a definitive style and taste.

Image via: Kyma

Best New Restaurant

True Food Kitchen
Lenox Square Mall
3393 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-481-2980

I love this neat new concept. True Food Kitchen offers really great-tasting food without losing any of the flavors typical in healthy food, and there's a really large patio with a great view for people-watching.

Image via: True Food Kitchen on Pinterest

Best Brunch

Watershed on Peachtree
1820 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-809-3561

This restaurant is bringing a new Southern that’s way kicked up. The dishes are unique and traditional with a modern spin. They have great pancakes and different flavor combinations that are pretty amazing.

Image via: Watershed on Facebook

Best Cocktails/Bar Scene

bartaco
969 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-607-8226

Bar Taco offers a super-hot concept, focusing on great drinks, different flavors and a fun adult scene for enjoying the finest cocktails.

Image via: bartaco

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