Food & Drink

The MARTA Burger Map

Published On 04/27/2015 Published On 04/27/2015
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1. The Capital Grille 94 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA 30346 (Dunwoody)

The Capital Grille's an upscale steakhouse featuring a dry-aged, hand-carved, bone-in, kona-crusted sirloin, and a porcini-rubbed Delmonico with 12yr-aged balsamic vinegar.

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2. Bone's 3130 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

The jackets, big red booths, and white tablecloths have been around since 1979, meaning the people here know what they're doing and that almost everything on the menu, like the dry-aged, bone-in, 20oz ribeye, is perfect. And because Bone's is Atlanta's oldest steakhouse, you can expect the impeccable service and old-school interior to be consistently excellent as well.

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3. There 305 Brookhaven Ave NE #1200, Brookhaven, GA 30319

Consistently topping the list of Atlanta’s best, Executive Chef Brian Traudt knows how to create killer dishes and cocktails. Try the Bloody Mary with bacon, pickled okra, and a savory house mix that goes great with a heaping pile of fried avocados. The space is dressed up with shark-fin blue walls (it's a real color), an original painting by Herbert Creecy (a Jackson Pollock student), and a J-shaped bar made from recycled hardwood floors.

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4. Seven Lamps 3400 Around Lenox Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Buckhead)

This rustic resto is serving craft food and drinks, which means artisan cheeses, handmade pastas, and, naturally, things like their Smoked Bramlett Trout Mousse. Drinks run the gamut from jerk sodas to beer-tails to speciality 'tails.

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5. US Cafe Buckhead 2591 Piedmont Rd NE, Ste 102, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Buckhead)

Home of the "Super Burger", US Cafe is known for dishing up delicious beef creations and siding them with thirst-quenching brews. But since they've been around for over 25 years, they've had plenty of time to perfect their wings and fries, so don't miss out on the killer sides to go with your monster meatwich.

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6. Cypress Street Pint & Plate 817 W Peachtree St NW, Ste E125, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

Midtown's beloved beer emporium, Cypress's got awesome daily features like trivia Wednesdays and 1/2 off apps Friday.

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7. The Spence 75 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

Richard Blais of Top Chef fame is dishing out fancified American eats at his Midtown resto.

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8. BLT Steak 45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

Branded under the initials of its famed French chef/partner, who ran a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in France, the Atlanta location of Bistro Laurent Tourondel is one of eight in the continental US. It offers American wagyu, certified Black Angus, and USDA Prime cuts, all naturally aged, herbed, buttered, and seared in cast-iron pans. This branch is run by chef de cuisine Matt Ratcliffe, an ATL native who started here as a sous chef and now crafts menus based on his international cooking techniques. On, and it's got the added bonus of being open early, for when you absolutely must have steak before 11am.

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9. Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint 180 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303-1704 (Downtown)

Juke's an expansive sonic shack celebrating the famous barrelhouses of old Mississippi with great food, drinks, and daily live music, decked with a brilliant 3-D mural by local artist Stacey Brown, and wetland-inspired details like a backlit bar wall with cattail silhouettes, a glass partition with tadpole-shaped patterns, and even reclaimed barnwood on the bathroom counter to give it "a bit of an outhouse feel", also what you get if you leave the door unlocked, and're really, really lucky.

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10. Smoke Ring 309 Nelson Street, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Castleberry Hill)

We are already seeing great things from Smoke Ring, currently in their soft opening, like Kobe beef hotdogs wrapped in bacon just wait till they really get the smokers fired up. Locals think that Smoke Ring serves up not only the best BBQ in Castleberry Hill, but in all of Atlanta.

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11. East Point Corner Tavern 2783 Main St, East Point, GA 30344 (East Atlanta)

This neighborhood boozer loooooves their happy hour specials, as evidenced by a slew of theme nights like "tapas and taps", all at a bargain. With outposts all across Atlanta, you'll be sure to get your fix, whether you're craving crab legs, pool, poker nights, or karaoke.

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12. GME Sports Lounge & Grill 899 Martin Luther King Dr, Atlanta, GA 30314 (Atlanta)

For honestly no good reason, Knicks dunkaholic JR Smith will be in town for a weekend of pre-opening NCAA Tournament action at this new Westside sports bar, which’s trotting out 30 TVs and brown leather booths w/ screens & wireless keyboards for Google TV and net usage. Track your fantasy team/watch videos of fainting goats while you pound Angus burgers, cheese-inside-beef dogs, and double shots of Patron, or go VIP to enjoy a private bar and backlit photos of Spud, 'Nique, Deion, Hank Aaron, and JR Smith... oh wait, that's really him!

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13. Park Bar 150 Walton St, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)

Park Bar's a pre- and post-concert/Hawks game spot from the Sidebar/Engine 11 guys, which's welcoming you with 12 drafts, 40 bourbons, 'tails on tap, and bar eats like a 14oz Buckhead Beef NY strip.

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14. Grindhouse Killer Burgers 209 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)

Opening today in the Auburn Market and started by a real estate attorney who went through chef training in Martha's Vineyard as a teen, Grind's an eclectic downtown burger bungalow designed in the mold of classic horror films, with a blood-red-painted cei

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15. Little's Food Store 198 Carroll St, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Cabbagetown)

Little’s Food Store is a Cabbagetown mainstay. The beloved family-owned grocery-turned-grocery-and-grill has been open since 1929, and has stood in its home on Carroll Street since 1941. The one-time spot for groceries only has been serving up some of Atlanta’s favorite burgers and hot dogs since 2010. Order at the register, peruse the market while the grill is firing your three-bite single slider, or take a seat on a red vinyl chair at the counter and enjoy the vintage, Georgia-centric memorabilia that surrounds you.

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16. One Eared Stag 1029 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Inman Park)

Housed in an open, quirky space in Inman Park with stag taxidermy adorning the walls, One Eared Stag offers a refined, elegant dining experience in a neighborhood space. Helmed by Chef Robert Phalen, the kitchen serves his innovative American fare seven days a week. Expect dishes like milk curd toast with fried capers and smoked roe, chicken schnitzel, and shishito peppers with benne seed. Weekday happy hours boast $1 oysters and $1 beers, and every month the cocktail menu changes in accordance with a new theme. Though the menus change often, there’s something off-menu worth mentioning, and worth the visit alone: The Meatstick. The two-patty burger is smothered with American cheese and topped with pickled onions, but the most important thing to know about the heart-stopping sandwich is that its patties are comprised of both beef… and bacon.

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17. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q 1238 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Dekalb)

An Atlanta institution serving up solid BBQ fare like pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches, Frito pie, and burnt ends. We think that Fox Bros Bar-B-Q serves up some of the best BBQ in town, but you'll have to stop by and see for yourself.



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