G. Garvin's Favorite Atlanta Restaurants

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

Best Burger

Ann's Snack Bar
1615 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

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

591 Edgewood Ave., SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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

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

490 East Paces Ferry Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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

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

3085 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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

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

969 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30318

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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